‘THE GREAT GATSBY’
Rating: PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language.
What it’s about: A young man meets a mysterious millionaire and discovers his obsession with “the love who got away,” just across the bay.
The kid attractor factor: Leo and Carey and Tobey, and the chance to skip reading a book that they’ll need to know and understand before graduating.
Good lessons / bad lessons: “Rich girls don’t marry poor boys.”
Violence: Punches are thrown, a car accident and a shooting.
Language: Pretty clean.
Sex: Infidelity, provocative dancing and flirting.
Drugs: Booze and pills.
Parents’ advisory: The out-of-control partying is more cautionary than enticing. OK for 12 and older, but kids, don’t think it’ll help you with that “Gatsby” book report.
‘IRON MAN 3’
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.
What it’s about: A new villain, The Mandarin, and his minions are hurling super soldiers at America, and at Iron Man.
The kid attractor factor: Metal-suited warriors clash, stuff blows up, a kid becomes Iron Man’s sidekick.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: “We create our own demons,” meaning, be careful who you cross.
Violence: Yes, lots and lots.
Language: A smattering of profanity.
Sex: Suggested, with lots of underwear-clad skin.
Drugs: Suggested, and alcohol is abused.
Parents’ advisory: The most violent of the Iron Man movies, think twice before bringing younger kids — OK for 12 and older.