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Review: The enjoyable fantasy adventure 'Onward' finds Pixar not at its best, but possibly at its weirdest

The digital wizards at Pixar Animation Studios pride themselves, with good reason, on their originality and ingenuity, but this particular once-upon-a-time scene setter feels curiously, even knowingly derivative. It means to remind us of an era when magic ruled the earth, and to assure us that it will rule again.

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'Friends' reunion special a go — but you'll need HBO Max

The full-out reunion that "Friends" fans have clamored for appears to finally becoming a reality. Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the six core stars and the creators of the mega-hit …

Books
Book review: ‘Iced in Paradise’ launches new Hawaiian mystery series In "Iced in Paradise," award winning Naomi Hirahara focuses on the multicultural Santiago family, who love each other, sometimes irritate each other, but always unconditionally support each other. …
‘Olive, Again’: Olive Kittredge is older and as wonderfully irascible as ever "Oh Christ," says a man named Tom Coombs, looking out the window to see a car pulling into his driveway. "It's that old bag, Olive Kitteredge. What in hell is she doing here?" Tom's got it all …
Review: ‘The Way Through the Woods,’ by Long Litt Woon When Malaysian-born anthropologist Long Litt Woon's lodestar, her beloved husband Eiolf Olsen, fell over dead in 2010, she was left shellshocked by sorrow, and largely isolated in her adopted …
‘Year of the Monkey’ review: Patti Smith reflects on a pivotal year in her life "The things that transport us can be so random," muses singer-songwriter Patti Smith in her autobiographical book "Year of the Monkey." She is referring to a moment when the simple observation of a …