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Family guide to new movie releases

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Published in Parenting News


Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, pervasive language and brief drug use.

What it’s about: A team of kidnappers tasked with guarding a young hostage in an isolated mansion discover that they're locked in with a vampire.

The kid attractor factor: This is a horror film for adults, not kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Heed warnings, even if they're from innocent children.

Violence: Exceptionally gory, bloody violence — bitings, stabbing, shooting, brawling, bodies exploding. This movie is blood-drenched.

Language: Swearing throughout

Sex: None

Drugs: Some marijuana use.

Parents’ advisory: This is incredibly violent and bloody. Not OK for kids, but fine for mature teens.




Rated R for strong violence throughout and some language.

What it’s about: Based on a true story of an early British special ops team in World War II who undertake a mission to prevent German U-boats from cutting off England.

The kid attractor factor: Older kids and teens may be drawn to the lighthearted historical fare.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes it's smarter to defy orders.

Violence: Shooting, stabbing, arrows, explosions, fighting — this film is very violent.

Language: Some strong and cheeky language.

Sex: None

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: This is too violent for kids. OK for teens.


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