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Family guide to new movie releases

February 27th, 2013 1:22 pm by By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)

THE GIANT SLAYER


Rating: PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language


What it’s about: A farm boy finds himself battling giants to rescue a princess thanks to his mishandling of some magic beans.


The kid attractor factor: Fee. Fie. Foe. And Fum. In this case, giants eating Englishmen.


Good lessons/ bad lessons: Truth can become legend. And “a princess is useless.”


Violence: A very high body count — knife fights, giants chomping down people, very little blood however.


Language: A couple of very mild oaths.


Sex: A fairytale smooch.


Drugs: None.


Parents’ advisory: Entirely too loud and violent for the very young, suitable for 8-and-up.


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DARK SKIES


Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language — all involving teens.


What it’s about: A suburban family under financial stress finds itself under assault by aliens.


The kid attractor factor: Creepy aliens chasing children.


Good lessons/ bad lessons: There are things even your parents cannot protect you from.


Violence: Birds die by the thousands, suicide, aliens grab kids.


Language: Some profanity


Sex: Teenage smooching and petting.


Drugs: Pot is shared by teens, wine is consumed by adults.


Parents’ advisory: Too intense for anyone under 10.


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