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The High Note
 
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The High Note

Female-centric music dramedy strikes an entertaining chord. Full expert review
The Lovebirds
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The Lovebirds

Crime romcom has laughs, diversity, swearing, and sex. Full expert review
Onward
 
Movie

Onward

Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss. Full expert review
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic the Hedgehog

Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking. Full expert review
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel

Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen. Full expert review

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