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Family Movie Night



"Snow White and the Huntsman," now on DVD



Rated: PG-13



Length: 2 hours, 7 minutes



Synopsis: In a twist to the classic fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the evil queen.



Violence/scary rating: 4



Sexual-content rating: 2



Profanity rating: 2



Drugs/alcohol rating: 2



Family Time rating: 3. If your teen can handle intense scenes, this is OK. But it's not your Disney Snow White. 



(Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being "bad for kids" and 1 being "fine for kids.")



Book Report



"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," by Roald Dahl



Ages: 8-11



Pages: 176



Synopsis: Willy Wonka's Famous Chocolate Factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside ... and what Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Charlie Bucket find is even wilder than any of the wild rumors they've heard! - Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated



 

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