'Contagion'; 'Warrior'

Jennifer Ehle in a scene from the film “Contagion”


Rating: PG-13 for disturbing content and some language.

What it's about: A new virus spreads far and wide and kills millions, and scientists try to stop it.

The kid attractor factor: It's like a horror movie, with a virus instead of chain saws.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Hand sanitizers are your friends.

Violence: Death by convulsion, riots.

Language: A smattering of profanity.

Sex: Adultery is discussed.

Drugs: Alcohol, herbal remedies and vaccines.

Parents' advisory: Chilling and a little clinical, the images of a child dying make this too disturbing for the PG crowd. Suitable for 10 and older.


Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material.

What it's about: Two estranged brothers, veterans of the fight game, get back into mixed martial arts and brawl their way toward a confrontation in the ring.

The kid attractor factor: Mixed martial arts is the new hacky sack, right?

Good lessons/bad lessons: All any of us really want out of life is forgiveness.

Violence: Bloody, personal, brutal.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: Not really.

Drugs: Cigarettes, booze.

Parents' advisory: It's a "finish with the big fight" boxing movie reset for the newer sport of mixed martial arts. Too violent for the very young, but OK for 12 and older.