‘TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE’
Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking.
What it’s about: An aged baseball scout’s reluctant daughter comes to help him through one last draft.
The kid attractor factor: Clint Eastwood, plus Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake as the love interest.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: “Don’t be afraid to walk away" and “It’s just a game."
Violence: Punches are thrown.
Language: Curses are thrown.
Sex: Justin is thrown — at Amy.
Drugs: Alcohol and cigars.
Parents’ advisory: A genial baseball comedy that meanders, rather like the game itself. Suitable for 10 and older.
Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content.
What it’s about: In a crowded, crime-riddled radioactive future, “judges" are armed and dangerous.
The kid attractor factor: A comic-book movie starring Karl Urban (“Dr. McCoy" from the “Star Trek" reboot) and Olivia Thirlby.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: Investigate, file charges, prosecute, convict and shoot — all in one easy package.
Violence: Almost nonstop.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: Barely time for it, what with all the violence and all.
Parents’ advisory: Incredibly violent, graphically so, and in slow motion to boot. Unsuitable for 15 and younger.
‘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.