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The Princess Diaries taught me about growing up – and Marxism. Bring on the third film | Rebecca Liu
Princess Mia showed me more about life than my textbooks ever did, says Guardian commissioning editor Rebecca Liu

Rebecca Liu

21, Nov, 2022 @2:13 PM

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Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia review – kids TV show upscaled for big screen
The garish German TV spinoff combines live action and animation, but its babyish tone sets the bar too low for its preteen audience

Phil Hoad

23, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Brett Gelman: ‘I saw myself as a villain – but after Stranger Things, I’d like to be an action star’
The comic actor was obnoxious in Fleabag but says his karate-chopping conspiracy theorist in Stranger Things has given him a new sense of direction. So why is he playing the bad guy in a kids’ movie about a singing crocodile?

Stuart Heritage

13, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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All Steven Spielberg’s films – ranked!
Ahead of the director’s Oscar-tipped semi-autobiographical drama The Fabelmans, we take a spin through his oeuvre – from Harrison Ford locked in a fridge to ET escaping from Earth

Ryan Gilbey

13, Oct, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile review – lip-smackingly good fun with the CGI singing croc
Shawn Mendes voices the much-loved character of the reptile discovered in a pet shop, but it’s Javier Bardem’s flamboyant showman who steals the film

Cath Clarke

12, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy review – agreeably jolly animated caper
Only middling writing lets down the impressive-looking third instalment from an upstart Spanish studio, which follows a Chicago bricklayer’s quest to lift an ancient curse

Mike McCahill

07, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Can a ‘dark’ Pinocchio reignite Disney’s live-action remake strand?
Despite the surprisingly gruesome source material, the new remake looks to be playing it safe with genteel morality. Will it work for the House of Mouse?

Ben Child

26, Aug, 2022 @10:59 AM

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‘We’ll still be watching in 50 years’: how Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman changed Christmas
When the film version of Briggs’s melancholy masterpiece was first screened in 1982, Britons clutched it to their hearts – where it has stayed ever since

Stuart Heritage

10, Aug, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Luck review – pound-shop Pixar is a short straw for young audiences
This robotically made animated tale leads a young woman to a secret world that will surprise no one

Peter Bradshaw

03, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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DC League of Super-Pets review – a dog’s dinner
Dwayne Johnson voices Superman’s best friend in a mirthless mess of an animated superhero spin-off

Wendy Ide

31, Jul, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Streaming: the pick of the best children’s films for the summer holidays
Our critic surveys the streaming services’s current offerings to find the best family films – from Monsters, Inc to The Muppet Movie, Wolfwalkers to Wadjda

Guy Lodge

30, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Railway Children Return review – amiable but predictable sequel
Jenny Agutter is back, but this plodding reprise, set at the end of the second world war, never gets up a full head of steam

Wendy Ide

17, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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