August 21, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Snake Eyes

[WHAT IT’S ABOUT]
Sleazy cop Rick (Nicolas Cage) accompanies his Navy-commander pal (Gary Sinise) to an Atlantic City prizefight that becomes the scene of an assassination.
[WILL KIDS WANT TO WATCH IT?]
Only Brian De Palma fans will like this thriller, which is more interested in camera work than coherence.
[MPAA RATING]
R
[SEX/NUDITY]
A couple fool around in their underwear.
[DRUGS/ALCOHOL]
Some snorting and guzzling; Rick has a drink.
[VIOLENCE/SCARINESS]
Fatal shootings; a boxing bout
[OBJECTIONABLE WORDS/PHRASES]
About 65
[WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT]
Corrupt Rick finally learns that there are more important things than money.
[WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD]
Even the closest friends betray each other.
APPROPRIATE AGES
15 and up

Ever After

[WHAT IT’S ABOUT]
Rags-to-riches Danielle (Drew Barrymore) meets her prince (Dougray Scott) in this charming version of Cinderella.
[WILL KIDS WANT TO WATCH IT?]
Yes, girls will laugh, cry, sigh, and simply adore it.
[MPAA RATING]
PG-13
[SEX/NUDITY]
None
[DRUGS/ALCOHOL]
Goblets are raised at the infamous ball.
[VIOLENCE/SCARINESS]
Danielle’s father dies of a heart attack.
[OBJECTIONABLE WORDS/PHRASES]
Four
[WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT]
Danielle is a smart, tenacious heroine.
[WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD]
Danielle’s stepmother (Anjelica Huston) gives second wives a bad name.
[APPROPRIATE AGES]
9 and up

Halloween: H20

[WHAT IT’S ABOUT]
Two decades after her brother began a killing spree, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), a headmistress at a private school, is still haunted by the knife-wielding maniac.
[WILL KIDS WANT TO WATCH IT?]
Yes, especially with a cast chockful of teen-TV starlets and heartthrobs
[MPAA RATING]
R
[SEX/NUDITY]
Some suggestive talk
[DRUGS/ALCOHOL]
Alcoholic Laurie downs wine and vodka; a teen steals beers.
[VIOLENCE/SCARINESS]
Bodies are carved as nonchalantly as pumpkins; a decapitation
[OBJECTIONABLE WORDS/PHRASES]
About 40
[WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT]
Laurie’s shrink boyfriend (Adam Arkin) believes that recovery is always possible.
[WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD]
He appears to be wrong.
[APPROPRIATE AGES]
15 and up

Return to Paradise

[WHAT IT’S ABOUT]
Will Sheriff (Vince Vaughn) and Tony (David Conrad) return to Malaysia, where pal Lewis (Joaquin Phoenix) is going to hang unless they own up to their part in the crime he’s charged with?
[WILL KIDS WANT TO WATCH IT?]
The attractive cast may hook older teens, and the guys’ moral dilemma will keep them riveted.
[MPAA RATING]
R
[SEX/NUDITY]
A glimpse of a bare breast; a couple has sex in the back of a limo.
[DRUGS/ALCOHOL]
Cocaine, booze, and the hashish that got the guys in trouble
[VIOLENCE/SCARINESS]
A prisoner is hanged; Lewis rots in jail; Sheriff holds a knife to a man’s throat.
[OBJECTIONABLE WORDS/PHRASES]
About 80
[WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT]
It raises important issues about friendship and responsibility.
[WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD]
The message that following your conscience may not always be the healthiest course of action
[APPROPRIATE AGES]
15 and up

Air Bud: Golden Receiver

[WHAT IT’S ABOUT]
Canine hoopster Buddy takes a shot at a new sport when his owner, eighth grader Josh (Kevin Zegers), receives a football as a gift.
[WILL KIDS WANT TO WATCH IT?]
Yes, this pooch is irresistible and fans of Air Bud will want to watch him unleash his newest athletic ability.
[MPAA RATING]
G
[SEX/NUDITY]
None
[DRUGS/ALCOHOL]
None
[VIOLENCE/SCARINESS]
Buddy is stolen by a circus owner (Nora Dunn).
[OBJECTIONABLE WORDS/PHRASES]
None
[WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT]
Buddy’s presence gives Josh much-needed self-confidence.
[WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD]
Josh drives away his mom’s well-intentioned boyfriend (Gregory Harrison).
[APPROPRIATE AGES]
5 and up

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