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Family reviews: 'Winnie the Pooh,' 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'Winnie the Pooh'

Rating: G

What it's about: Pooh has this "very important thing" to do, which he will, if he can ever stop thinking about honey.

The Kid Attractor Factor: The beloved book, film and TV character is in a brand-new movie.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Put a friend's needs ahead of your own.

Violence: None

Language: Bother

Sex: Nary a whit.

Drugs and alcohol: You can't get drunk off of honey.

Parents' advisory: The perfect first movie for your tyke, it holds a few charms for parents, too. Suitable for all ages, best suited for 8 and younger.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and frightening images

What it's about: Our epic story of a wizard facing his destiny — and an evil foe — draws to a close.

The Kid Attractor Factor: This is the most popular film series of all time. They know what they like about it.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Do not pity the dead. Pity the living. And above all, those who live without love."

Violence: Blood and death and mayhem

Language: Rhymes with "witch"

Sex: Some serious smooching

Drugs and alcohol: Butterbeer, sipped with gusto

Parents' advisory: PG-13 seems a trifle heavy for a movie in which the violence is plainly fantasy. OK for 8 and older.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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