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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News


Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images and some language.

What it’s about: A young female FBI agent tracks down a mysterious serial killer.

The kid attractor factor: This is a creepy and terrifying horror thriller — not much appeal for kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes the answers we seek are within.

Violence: Some extreme bloody violence: shooting, stabbing, beating, etc., and perilous situations.

Language: Some swearing.

Sex: None

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: Far too scary for kids — this is for adults only.




Rated R for language throughout.

What it’s about: Follows a group of men incarcerated at Sing Sing Correctional Facility who participate in a theater arts program and find salvation within their work with the arts.

The kid attractor factor: this is more of an adult drama but there are some good lessons for kids and young people if they are open to it.

Good lessons/bad lessons: There is still beauty and grace in life if you are able to open yourself up to it and receive those gifts. Humanity is so important and can be found in unexpected ways.

Violence: References to crime and violence.

Language: Swearing throughout.

Sex: None

Drugs: References to drugs and drug trafficking.

Parents’ advisory: This is a film about mature themes, but it's so beautiful and empathetic that kids and young people can find worth lessons in this film too.


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