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Emma.
 
Movie

Emma.

Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes. Full expert review
The Call of the Wild
 
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The Call of the Wild

Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience. Full expert review
Blumhouse's Fantasy Island
Movie

Blumhouse's Fantasy Island

Horror reboot of '70s TV series is violent, cheesy fun. Full expert review
Sonic the Hedgehog
Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog

Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking. Full expert review
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TV

Zombies 2

Sweet sequel promotes inclusion, challenges stereotypes. Full expert review

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