'The Last Exorcism'

Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material.

What it's about: A charlatan exorcist struggles to help a girl who turns out to have real satanic issues.

The kid attractor factor: A horror movie without an R-rating is a rare thing for the 16-and-under horror fan.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Ignorance" and "poverty" breed superstition.

Violence: A minimum of gore, some blood, bones breaking.

Language: Almost profanity-free.

Sex: Teen pregnancy and incest are bandied about.

Drugs: Alcohol abuse is discussed.

Parents' advisory: Seriously adult themes and situations rule this out for 12-and-unders.

'Lottery Ticket'

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, violence, brief underage drinking and language, including a drug reference.

What it's about: A teen wins a Lotto ticket, only to have assorted thugs and hangers-on try to cash in on it.

The kid attractor factor: The artist formerly known as Lil Bow Wow, Naturi Naughton, kids spending too much money.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Many a false step is made by standing still," and lotteries serve "to keep poor people poor."

Violence: Guns, some pretty severe beatings, and blood.

Language: Less than a dozen profanities, including one whopper.

Sex: Frankly discussed, flirted with.

Drugs: Alcohol.

Parents' advisory: Whatever its other adult themes, the graphic (not comic) violence makes this suitable only for 13-and-up.