Family Film Guide: 'Million Dollar Arm' and 'Godzilla'

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‘Million Dollar Arm’

Rated: PG.

Suitable for: School-age children but be advised that a smattering of dialogue is in Hindi with English subtitles so if you’re taking children, make sure they can read them or won’t fuss when they don’t understand the language.

What you should know: Jon Hamm plays real-life sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who goes to India to find pitching prospects and brings two young men to California.

Language: A couple of stronger versions of “heck.”

Sexual situations and nudity: Some kisses.

Violence/scary situations: Not much beyond errantly thrown baseballs.

Drug or alcohol use: Adults consume some wine, beer or scotch.


Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Children roughly 8 to 10 and up.

What you should know: This movie not only has Godzilla but creatures known as M.U.T.O.s or Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms. Movie is available in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX.

Language: A couple of uses of profanity and a half-dozen mild four-letter words.

Sexual situations and nudity: A husband and wife kiss.

Violence/scary situations: Almost from beginning to end, starting with a deadly accident at a nuclear power plant, a man crying as he realizes a group of people are about to die, the death of key characters and separation of families, creatures battling humans and each other, people in peril or facing certain death, and widespread destruction in several cities around the world.

Drug or alcohol use: Evidence of some wine consumption.

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