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The High Note
 
Movie

The High Note

Female-centric music dramedy strikes an entertaining chord. Full expert review
The Lovebirds
Movie

The Lovebirds

Crime romcom has laughs, diversity, swearing, and sex. Full expert review
Onward
 
Movie

Onward

Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss. Full expert review
Sonic the Hedgehog
Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog

Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking. Full expert review
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel
Book

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel

Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen. Full expert review

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The High Note

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Emma.

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Onward

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Zombies 2

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