'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'; 'Larry Crowne'

Optimus Prime is shown in a scene from 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon.'

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

Rating: PG-13 for intense, prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo.

What it's about: The Autobots and Decepticons go at it again, rewriting the history of the Space Race as they do.

The kid attractor factor: It's a toy. It's a movie. It's both. And lots of stuff blows up.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "When it's not your war, join the side that's going to win." "Relationships have conse- quences."

Violence: Humans are vaporized, but only robots bleed.

Language: Quite a bit of profanity for PG-13.

Sex: A model-actress wears low-cut, high-hemline dresses and a come-hither look.

Drugs: Not really, a little wine.

Parents' advisory: The violence, death, sexy clothing and profanity run this one right up to the edge of an "R" rating. Suitable for 13 and older.

'Larry Crowne'

Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content.

What it's about: A man of late middle age finds himself alone and out of work. So he goes back to college.

The kid attractor factor: It's the guy who voices Sheriff Woody! And Julia Roberts!

Good lessons/bad lessons: College enriches your life in ways you can never imagine.

Violence: None.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: That Julia Roberts and her flirting.

Drugs: Alcohol is consumed in excess, abused even.

Parents' advisory: Mild-mannered and cute, this still doesn't hold a lot that would appeal to anybody under 13.