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Fearless
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Fearless

Animated adventure has diverse cast, action, humor. Full expert review
The Secret Garden (2020)
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The Secret Garden (2020)

Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic. Full expert review
An American Pickle
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An American Pickle

Rogen's double performance saves low-key comedy. Full expert review
The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding
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The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding

Chinese-inspired tale has positive messages, mild scares. Full expert review
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space

Fun space adventure brings laughs and learning. Full expert review
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