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‘Home Alone 6’ Is Definitive Proof That Hollywood Has Run Out of Ideas

In a year that has flown by, we’re not far from the holidays once again. Christmas services and door-to-door caroling are back. Among the holiday movies that run on repeat, “Home Alone,” from writer-producer John Hughes and director Chris Columbus, stands apart for its comedic charm and ultimately bighearted message. Not long ago, this blockbuster 1990 family film received a…

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Critics Love National Geographic’s ‘Fauci’ Documentary. Viewers Say It Stinks

The ratings are in for National Geographic’s documentary “Fauci” on Rotten Tomatoes, and it couldn’t reflect more the divide over the protagonist, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci. The documentary, which began streaming on Disney Plus on Oct. 6 after its initial release in select theaters last month, scored with all the right people including…

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Action And Charisma Can’t Make Up For Hollow Storytelling In Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

$362 million—that’s how much Walt Disney Studios reportedly spent on summer blockbuster hopeful “Jungle Cruise,” a supernatural-tinged adventure about a scientist and riverboat captain sailing down the Amazon in pursuit of a mystical item that will bring healing and restore zombie-like humans to life. If it sounds like a highlight reel for Disney’s “Pirates” franchise, you’re spot on (more than…

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‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Is A Whimsical, Kid-Friendly Critique Of Media Panic

“There is a place where truth matters, even if most people don’t pay attention to it.” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” a streaming TV series on Disney Plus faithfully adapted from the original novel by Trenton Lee Stewart, slowly unravels a surprising and even sophisticated mystery with a talented ensemble cast and charming Technicolor style. Set in a vaguely British seaside…

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Take A Family Trip To Italy With ‘Luca,’ Another Pixar Winner Celebrating Friendship

On a hot summer day, two middle-school boys meet while scavenging for “treasures” like bike gears and handlebars. They chat about (what else?) how cool scooters are, combine their found spare parts, and get to work on their own makeshift motorless Vespa. Naturally, they test out their rough-and-ready vehicle by taking turns crashing it down a steep hill. Released this…

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