The Forbidden Kingdom

Directed by: Rob Minkoff Starring: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Yifei Liu Rated: PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence. Parental Notes: Parents of impressionable children should note that this film is packed with martial arts stunts. Children who are likely to attempt to imitate these stunts without the safety precautions used by the actors (harnesses, wires, etc) should probably be left at home.


Directed By: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language. Parental Notes: There’s some kissing, some swearing, and that’s about it. Unless you don’t want your kids hearing some salty language and seeing some fistfights played largely for laughs, this is probably a safe bet.


Directed by: Robert Luketic Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Laurence Fishbourne Rated: PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity. Parental Notes: This is a solid PG-13 film. There’s some beating of card sharks by Vegas security goons and a sex scene, but neither is as graphic as you’d find in an R-rated film.