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Magic on ice

Movie | Funny Frozen II flirts with vague animism but offers some positive messages
by Megan Basham
Posted 11/21/19, 11:13 am

If you’re a parent of children under 10, you might be dreading it or looking forward to it, but there’ll be no avoiding it. Six years after it blew the doors off the box office, Frozen is back.

The good: The sequel is gorgeous and funnier than its predecessor and has enough positive messages to outweigh the negative. The bad: It’s 20 minutes longer than it needs to be, the plot is a magical muddle, and there’s not a song in it that can hold a candle to “Let It Go.”

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Neighborly graces

Movie | A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood shows the power of unselfish love
by Megan Basham
Posted 11/21/19, 10:23 am

Feel-good movies come in two kinds. One kind simply offers fun escapism. It features car chases, characters with superpowers, and declarations of love in the rain. The purpose is to let you forget your problems for a couple of hours. 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is the other kind of feel-good movie. 

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Mickey makes his move

Entertainment | Disney is taking over streaming, and here’s what families should know
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/19, 06:01 pm

The question “Are you going to get it?” dominated social conversations this week, with “it” referring to the new Disney Plus streaming service. The $6.99-a-month alternative to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others puts Disney’s massive video library—which includes offerings from Fox, Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, Star Wars, and more—at users’ fingertips. The entertainment giant claims 10 million people signed up for the service on Tuesday, the first day it was available.

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