Parents’ guide to new movie releases

Tim Allen (left) and Tom Hanks arrive at the world premiere of “Toy Story 3” recently at The El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.

'Toy Story 3'

Rating: G.

What it's about: Buzz, Woody and the toys face abandonment as their little boy outgrows them.

The kid attractor factor: The "Toy Story" toys are back for more adventures in 3-D.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Don't toss that toy you've outgrown, donate it.

Violence: Toddler toy abuse.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: Ken and Barbie flirt even though Ken is a little overly fond of his wardrobe.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: A prison escape movie, with toys escaping day care, this has a dark stretch near the end that could disturb younger children.


Rating: PG-13 for violent action, sexual material and language.

What it's about: A wife realizes her husband used to be a CIA hit man only when a contract is put out on him.

The kid attractor factor: Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, car chases and serio-comic violence.

Good lessons/bad lessons: There are certain things you should tell your intended spouse before you get married.

Violence: Quite a bit, actually.

Language: Some profanity, not a lot.

Sex: "Sexual material" entailing near nudity and heavy breathing.

Drugs: Cigars and wine.

Parents' advisory: The movie tends to trivialize and laugh at violence, but in a way that video-game-age teens will get.