‘FINDING NEMO 3D’
What it’s about: A clownfish swims far from the comfort of his coral reef in an effort to rescue his fish-napped only son.
The kid attractor factor: Funny-talking fish, action, frights, glorious animation.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: “Just keep swimming" and “You can’t hold onto them forever" and many others.
Violence: Fish-on-fish violence, scary sharks, menacing fishermen.
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Nary a hint.
Parents’ advisory: One of the best 10-and-younger movies ever made, and adult fans of Ellen DeGeneres will laugh and laugh and laugh at her antics. Suitable for all ages.
‘THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY’
Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content
What it’s about: A young man’s family is kidnapped on vacation in Spain, and he learns his father never told him he was a spy.
The kid attractor factor: Lots of action, and it co-stars Bruce Willis and the guy who will be Superman next summer, Henry Cavill.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: Your ability to endure torture by terrorists may be genetic, if Dad is a spy.
Violence: Lots of bloodshed, many beatings, a stabbing and some shootings.
Language: Some profanity
Sex: Sexy dancers in a Spanish disco.
Parents’ advisory: Entirely too violent for the very young, tame enough for 12 and older.
Rating: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
What it’s about: A boy who hears and sees dead people is a town’s only hope when witch trial victims return to life to terrorize the place.
The kid attractor factor: Stop motion animation, a “Coraline"/ “Corpse Bride" scary sensibility.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: Fear makes “stupid people do stupid things," like accuse others of witchcraft.
Violence: Some scary stuff involving witch trials and the dead returning to life.
Language: A couple of mildly off-color double entendres.
Drugs: A few drunks show up.
Parents’ advisory: Too scary for the very young, but an edgy animated treat to anybody older than 8.