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Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 2017 (less beast, more explanation)

While interesting to see many plot holes filled in, a few choices contribute far too little: the pitfalls of remaking a classic. In a poor provincial French hamlet — a quiet village, some say — Belle (Emma Watson) and her … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ (Welcome back, Middle Earth)

If you love Peter Jackson’s previous Lord of the Rings films, there’s nothing to hate or fear here (unless you buy the super-chubby size soda). “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Of course, we all know … Continue reading

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