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

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The Aeronauts
Movie

The Aeronauts

Perilous science adventure lifts but doesn't soar. Full expert review
Knives Out
 
Movie

Knives Out

Expert, effortlessly entertaining all-star mystery-comedy. Full expert review
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
 
Movie

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Biopic captures Rogers' generous spirit, empathy, kindness. Full expert review
Frozen 2
 
Movie

Frozen 2

Slightly darker sequel charms with catchy songs, messages. Full expert review
Encore!
TV

Encore!

Sweet nostalgia in warm, lovable musical reality show. Full expert review

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Hugs, a shoulder to cry on, and important life lessons.
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