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Hamilton
 
Movie

Hamilton

Filmed Broadway smash has mature content, positive messages. Full expert review
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Movie

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Uneven spoof has swearing, comic violence, sexual humor. Full expert review
Irresistible
Movie

Irresistible

Jon Stewart's profane political comedy lands a bit softly. Full expert review
My Spy
Movie

My Spy

Funny but formulaic action comedy has violence, language. Full expert review
The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)
TV

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)

Tween-friendly books-based reboot celebrates friendship. Full expert review

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