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in cinemas UK and Ireland

Beauty and the Beast yellow light

MaryAnn’s quick take: Like a theme-park mounting of the 1991 cartoon, or the blandified pop version of an enchanting signature character tune. This new Beauty and the Beast is watered-down pastiche of itself. Read the review…

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opening this week

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Another Mother’s Son
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The Eyes of My Mother
I’m planning to see…
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The Lost City of Z
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Power Rangers

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worth paying multiplex prices for
yellow for maybe
worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
red for no
give it a miss
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my reaction under consideration
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my reaction under gag order for now
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not yet seen by me

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