Parental Guidance: Snitch, Dark Skies, and Fun Size

We give you what you need to know about the family-friendliness of this week's new releases.

As the eyes of the movie world turn to the Oscars, we'd like to remind you that there are a couple new viewing options out there this week. We've got a pair of new wide releases (Snitch, Dark Skies), as well as a teen-friendly rental (Fun Size). Read on to find out what's appropriate for the whole family.

In Theaters This Week:

Snitch

56%

What's it about? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as a father who infiltrates a drug ring after his son is wrongly accused of drug trafficking.

Who's it for? It's rated PG-13 for "drug content and sequences of violence." It's probably safe for teens, and families can certainly have a discussion about the film's theme of parental responsibility.

Is it any good? The critics say Snitch is a smart, thoughtful crime thriller with a strong performance from Johnson.

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Dark Skies

39%

What's it about? A family moves into a suburban house and is increasingly subjected to terrifying and inexplicable events that seem to be supernatural in origin.

Who's it for? It's rated PG-13 for "for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language -- all involving teens." So yeah -- leave the kids at home.

Is it any good? The film isn't being screened in advance for critics, which is never a good sign.

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Fun Size

25%

What's it about? Victoria Justice stars as Wren, a high school senior tasked with watching her little brother Albert on Halloween. However, the little guy gets lost while trick-or-treating, and Wren must round up a posse to track him down; hilarity ensues.

Who's it for? It's rated PG-13 for "crude and suggestive material, partying and language." Despite coming from Nickelodeon Studios, this is definitely a movie for teens, as it's a bit too raunchy for younger viewers.

Is it any good? Critics say Fun Size is pleasant but innocuous, decent teen fare with a few laughs and a lot of predictability.

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Comments

Typhon

Typhon Q

Nothing particularly good this week.

Feb 20 - 06:13 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

I'm waiting for Oz in 2 weeks because the trailers make it look awesome so far. So far nothing good has came out last week (Good Day to Die Hard was a failure), this week (although Snitch has The Rock, the plot doesn't look that interesting, and next week (though Jack The Giant Slayer looks kinda of interesting but will probably get bad or mixed reviews.)

Feb 20 - 07:18 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

"although Snitch has The Rock"
You say this like it's a plus or something...

Feb 20 - 10:02 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Yes it is a plus because I've seen a lot of action movies with Johnson starring and they actually turned out good so I was saying Snitch could turn out the same as the others movies he's been in lately.

Feb 21 - 06:15 AM

Alberto Zeeky

Alberto Zeeky

Johnson is actually a pretty appealing actor. Only reason why I'd give GI Joe 2 a go is because of him, but it'll probably suck. Hopefully Fast Six will have his use not go to waste.

Feb 21 - 04:45 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I was interested in Oz too until I saw a clip from Michelle Williams' appearance on Letterman and James Franco just looked terrible in it.

Feb 21 - 03:34 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

"although Snitch has The Rock"
You say this like it's a plus or something...

Feb 20 - 10:02 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Yes it is a plus because I've seen a lot of action movies with Johnson starring and they actually turned out good so I was saying Snitch could turn out the same as the others movies he's been in lately.

Feb 21 - 06:15 AM

Alberto Zeeky

Alberto Zeeky

Johnson is actually a pretty appealing actor. Only reason why I'd give GI Joe 2 a go is because of him, but it'll probably suck. Hopefully Fast Six will have his use not go to waste.

Feb 21 - 04:45 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Yes it is a plus because I've seen a lot of action movies with Johnson starring and they actually turned out good so I was saying Snitch could turn out the same as the others movies he's been in lately.

Feb 21 - 06:15 AM

Alberto Zeeky

Alberto Zeeky

Johnson is actually a pretty appealing actor. Only reason why I'd give GI Joe 2 a go is because of him, but it'll probably suck. Hopefully Fast Six will have his use not go to waste.

Feb 21 - 04:45 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I was interested in Oz too until I saw a clip from Michelle Williams' appearance on Letterman and James Franco just looked terrible in it.

Feb 21 - 03:34 PM

Alberto Zeeky

Alberto Zeeky

Johnson is actually a pretty appealing actor. Only reason why I'd give GI Joe 2 a go is because of him, but it'll probably suck. Hopefully Fast Six will have his use not go to waste.

Feb 21 - 04:45 PM

Saetre

Saetre Saetre

Dark Skies looks terrible.

Feb 21 - 10:23 PM

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