"Moana" | Walt Disney Studios Grade: A-

Disney’s ‘Moana’ is classic princess story for new century

Coming off the heels of mega-hits “Frozen” and “Zootopia,” Disney’s 2010s Renaissance shows no signs of stopping. Its latest effort, “Moana,” easily holds its own beside recent successes and also finds a comfortable place among the Disney classics of the ‘90s, introducing a likable, confident, kickass Polynesian princess to its
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"Bad Santa 2" | Broad Green Pictures Grade: F

‘Bad Santa 2’ is very, very bad

The original “Bad Santa” is a cult classic in the black comedy genre, shamelessly and artfully going too far. The one word that separates it from its sequel is “artfully.” It might seem like a comedy doesn’t have to be artful, but “Bad Santa 2” is so egregiously unfunny and
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"Allied" | Paramount PicturesGrade: B-

‘Allied’ lacks power couple potential

When it comes to husband-and-wife spy movies, this isn’t Brad Pitt’s first time at the rodeo. The 2005 action comedy “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” famously launched his relationship with Angelina Jolie (which, sadly, has since deteriorated into a filing for a divorce). But while on-screen romance in “Mr. and Mrs.
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‘Fantastic Beasts’ is (almost) fantastic

The great joy of revisiting the wizarding world of Harry Potter is spending time with its characters. Any chance to thumb through well-worn pages of the novels or tune into a Freeform (formerly ABC Family) marathon of the films feels less like experiencing a story and more like catching up
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"The Edge of Seventeen" | STX Entertainment Grade: B

‘The Edge of Seventeen’: It gets teenagers

Few high school films in the last decade understand what it’s like to be a teenager in this day and age; either they invest too much time in a ridiculously clichéd love story that fails to see the reality of teenage awkwardness (think “A Walk to Remember”). Or they try
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