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Ramona and Beezus Sweet, Harmless

Selena Gomez stars in adaptation of Beverly Cleary classics

(Newser) - Ramona and Beezus plays fast and loose with its source material, the classic children's books by Beverly Cleary, but the family movie—Disney tween favorite Selena Gomez's film debut—generally has the critics on its side.
  • Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer : "The overall tone of the film is sunny, with
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Modern Family Is 'Startlingly Good'

(Newser) - ABC's Modern Family is a critics' darling, who generally think it's a clever update of the family sitcom, and one that doesn't sacrifice the tenderness we've come to expect from the classics of the genre. A sampling:
  • The series, "with its multifamily approach and semi-documentary form, redefines, updates and
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