‘THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE’
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language.
What it’s about: Famous magicians find themselves instantly outdated by the new, edgy hip guy who takes over the Vegas Strip.
The kid attractor factor: Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: “Bad things don’t happen to us, they happen FOR us."
Violence: Yes, self-inflicted injuries come along with the stunts of New Magic.
Language: A scattering of profanity.
Sex: Nothing graphic, but yes, people go into Big-Time Magic for the hook-ups.
Drugs: Alcohol, drunkenness.
Parents’ advisory: A little more adult than some Steve Carell fare, this one won’t shock anybody over the age of 12.
‘DEAD MAN DOWN’
Rating: R for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality.
What it’s about: A professional killer is discovered and blackmailed by a woman who wants revenge on the man who mangled her face.
The kid attractor factor: An action picture starring Colin Farrell and that “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Noomi Rapace.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: Even hitmen should remember to return borrowed Tupperware.
Violence: Stranglings, shootings, blood and guts.
Language: Lots of profanity.
Drugs: A criminal underworld, with the usual vices, is portrayed.
Parents’ advisory: Closer to a PG-13 than the most violent R movies you see these days; OK for 14 and older.