'Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore'

Rating: PG for animal action and humor.

What it's about: Dogs spying on cats, cats trying to rule the world. The usual.

The kid attractor factor: Cats and dogs talking, using spy gadgets.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Dogs heroic, cats evil. Well, not ALL cats.

Violence: Slapstick.

Language: Doggone clean.

Sex: Butt sniffing.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: Harmless enough, this talking-critters comedy aims for the very youngest demographic.

'Charlie St. Cloud'

Rating: PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality.

What it's about: A young man loses his kid brother, but stays in touch with the kid's ghost as he tries to meet a girl and move on in life.

The kid attractor factor: Zac Efron, not singing or dancing this time.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "You can't put life on hold. It doesn't wait for you."

Violence: An accident, a fist fight.

Language: About a dozen swear words.

Sex: Implied, with a goofy 'tween sex act joke.

Drugs: Wine, liquor.

Parents' advisory: This young-adult romance hits that PG-13 in the bull's-eye suitable for 13 and up.