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The Secret Garden (2020)
Movie

The Secret Garden (2020)

Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic. Full expert review
An American Pickle
Movie

An American Pickle

Rogen's double performance saves low-key comedy. Full expert review
The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding
Movie

The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding

Chinese-inspired tale has positive messages, mild scares. Full expert review
The Kissing Booth 2
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The Kissing Booth 2

So-so teen romcom sequel has cursing, alcohol, sex. Full expert review
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Get Even

Edgy British teen mystery series deals with murder. Full expert review

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