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Angel Has Fallen
Movie

Angel Has Fallen

Endless, numbing violence in overly long action threequel. Full expert review
Blinded by the Light
Movie

Blinded by the Light

Charming comedy celebrates family ties and The Boss. Full expert review
Good Boys
Movie

Good Boys

Exceedingly raunchy comedy has heart, but it's not for kids. Full expert review
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Movie

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Book-based tale of eccentric genius; mature themes, cursing. Full expert review
Twelve Forever
TV

Twelve Forever

Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting. Full expert review

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