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Jul18th2012

Family guide to new movie releases

“THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”

Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

What it’s about: The Dark Knight has to come out of retirement to save Gotham anarchist-terrorists.

The kid attractor factor: It’s The Batman, right?

Good lessons/bad lessons: “Never steal anything from someone you can’t outrun.”

Violence: Lots and lots, with a high body count, but almost no blood.

Language: A few very mild profanities.

Sex: Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard keep Bruce Wayne up at nights.

Drugs: An aperitif, here and there.

Parents’ advisory: Gloomier and more apocalyptic than, say, “The Avengers,” and too long for tykes – OK for 12-and-up.

“KATY PERRY: PART OF ME”

Rating: PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking.

What it’s about: Pop princess Katy Perry sings her hits and lets us see the trials and tribulations of her off-stage life in this concert

documentary.

The kid attractor factor: Katy Perry, despite the adult tinge to her songs, is very big with tweens and teens.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Showbiz marriages are “teen age dreams,” nothing more.

Violence: None.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: Hinted at, vamped up with provocative costumes.

Drugs: Cigarettes.

Parents’ advisory: There are more bad messages in her songs than in the film built around them – OK for 10-and-up.

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2012 McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By ROGER MOORE

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