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A scene from "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

A scene from "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." (Sony Pictures/TNS)


Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some suggestive references.

What it’s about: A fourth sequel to the slacker comedy about busting ghosts, this time with the next generation tackling the spectral presence (and intergenerational legacies) in rural Oklahoma.

The kid attractor factor: This is aimed squarely at the kiddos, as a next generation Amblin Entertainment style adventure.

Good lessons/bad lessons: What lies in the family history just might surprise you. Follow your intuition and remember that family is stronger together.

Violence: Some action sequences, careening car chases, scary ghost attacks, etc.

Language: None

Sex: Some oblique references

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: Too action-oriented and violent for little kids but okay for older kids and teens.


Will Smith in " King Richard."

Will Smith (center) in "King Richard." (HBO Max/TNS)


Rated PG-13 for some violence, strong language, a sexual reference and brief drug references.

What it’s about: The incredible story of Venus and Serena Williams' childhood, coached in tennis by their determined father Richard.

The kid attractor factor: Kids might be drawn to this inspirational true story about young people fighting for success.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Positive reinforcement does more to create champions.

Violence: Some beatings, gang violence, a drive-by shooting, threats of violence.

Language: Some strong language

Sex: A threatening reference to sexual activity.

Drugs: A reference to drug use.

Parents’ advisory: This is an inspiring tale that may spark interest in a younger audience, appropriate for kids and teens.



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