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Bad Boys for Life
Movie

Bad Boys for Life

Violent, crude buddy-cop "threequel" is chaotic, tired. Full expert review
Dolittle
Movie

Dolittle

Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns. Full expert review
Like a Boss
Movie

Like a Boss

Raunchy jokes, sex, and language in female buddy comedy. Full expert review
Underwater
Movie

Underwater

Kristen Stewart sci-fi survival thriller has scares, swears. Full expert review
The Owl House
TV

The Owl House

Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal. Full expert review

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