Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)

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The Prom
Movie

The Prom

Star-studded, slightly edgy musical is all about acceptance. Full expert review
Angela's Christmas Wish
 
Movie

Angela's Christmas Wish

Some emotional intensity in uplifting Ireland-set sequel. Full expert review
Superintelligence
Movie

Superintelligence

McCarthy fans will like AI comedy with pratfalls, kissing. Full expert review
The Christmas Chronicles 2
Movie

The Christmas Chronicles 2

Lengthy Christmas adventure has some peril and scares. Full expert review
Saved by the Bell
TV

Saved by the Bell

Self-mocking reboot has a diverse and charming cast. Full expert review
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