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Late in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbor” — the film starring Tom Hanks as beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers — a journalist writing an article about Fred Rogers is told, “It isn’t really about Mister Rogers, I mean it is, but there’s a lot of you in here.”

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“Charlie’s Angels,” a brand that started as a 1970s TV series about a group of women who fight crime thanks to a mysterious benefactor, is from a bygone era in which female heroes had to be titillating. Sure, the angels could best the bad guys, but it was important that they looked fab-u-lou…

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FRYEBURG, Maine — Asbury Shorts, New York's longest running short film exhibition and touring show, returns to Fryeburg, Maine for a 10th consecutive year on Friday night, Nov. 8, presenting its nationally recognized 38th Short Film Concert.

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“Hustlers,” based on a true story of a group of former strippers who conned men out of thousands of dollars, is more significant than it seems at first blush. It is a film starring and made by women with the backdrop of a subject matter that typically exploits women.

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Several weeks ago, I wrote a piece about films that could benefit from being transitioned to the stage as plays as opposed to the current trend of taking popular films and turning them into musicals. But now I want to offer some left-field choices for movies to be adapted as musicals.

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With “The Lion King,” Disney has unleashed its third “live-action” remake in less than six months, following “Dumbo” and “Aladdin.” I put live-action in quotation marks because this new “Lion King” is still animated, albeit with photo-realistic computer animation.