Movie News & Reviews

Family reviews: 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' 'Priest'

A parents guide to select new movies:

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo

What it's about: Capt. Jack Sparrow joins Blackbeard's crew and Penélope Cruz as they search for the Fountain of Youth.

The Kid Attractor Factor: More Caribbean piracy, fighting and flirting

Good lessons/bad lessons: A good parent sacrifices for his or her child, not the other way around.

Violence: Quite a bit; nothing horribly bloody though

Language: Disney clean

Sex: Flirting, innuendo, near-nude mermaids

Drugs and alcohol: Yo ho ho, there's a lot of rum

Parents' advisory: Less frightening, more action-packed and kid-friendly than most of the Pirates films, OK for 10 and older.


Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language

What it's about: A warrior priest goes to battle against vampires in this comic-book adaptation.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Fights with vampires that involve Cam Gigandet and Lily Collins

Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes, you have to go against the church to find your religion.

Violence: Lots and lots

Language: Some profanity

Sex: Avoided, carefully

Drugs and alcohol: None

Parents' advisory: One of many recent B-movies about battles with vampires, the violence rules out younger viewers. OK for 12 and older.

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