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Ad Astra
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Ad Astra

Pitt flies high to reach emotional depths in sci-fi drama. Full expert review
Hustlers
Movie

Hustlers

J. Lo crime comedy glamorizes stripping; language, drugs. Full expert review
The Goldfinch
Movie

The Goldfinch

Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use. Full expert review
It Chapter Two
Movie

It Chapter Two

Fewer scares, plenty of blood in long but fun sequel. Full expert review
Bluey
TV

Bluey

Positive family, social themes in Aussie pup's adventures. Full expert review

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