SPA brings in outside help in selling Port Royal site

Weeds grow in the train tracks that run through the Port of Port Royal as the land sits in limbo while town officials hold plans to redevelop the property.


Rating: PG for some peril and action.

What it's about: Cranky old man and chatty little boy float into great adventures in a house suspended from balloons.

kid attractor factor: Two words: "Disney" and "Pixar."

Good lessons/bad lessons: The real adventure is the life you live while waiting for your "big" adventure.

Violence: Dog attacks, dogfights, shots are fired.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: None.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: A winning blend of sentiment and whimsy that parents won't mind taking the 10-and-unders to.

'Drag Me To Hell'

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language.

What it's about: A banker is cursed and spends three days avoiding being dragged to you-know-where.

kid attractor factor: Alison Lohman and PG-13 horror, catnip to kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Foreclosing on a gypsy could get you cursed (and, no, that's not a good lesson).

Violence: Horrific, but with little blood or gore.

Language: Some mild.

Sex: None.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: Teen-friendly, not too violent, though the gypsy stereotyping might be offensive to some.