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'Victoria & Abdul' driven by acting strength of Judi Dench

Stephen Frears has trouble putting into words just how easy it is for him to work with Dame Judi Dench in a movie. The pair have teamed for a third time for "Victoria & Abdul," the story of the final years in the life of Queen Victoria (played by Dench) when she formed a relationship with a lower class clerk from India that was so deep that he became more of a confidant than anyone in her own family.

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Movie review: 'The Lego Ninjago Movie,' positive messages, role models, great family comedy

Parents need to know that "The Lego Ninjago Movie" – based on the popular "Lego Ninjago TV" show and toy line – is appropriate for most kids, packing plenty of laughs along with clear (if not particularly deep) messages of empowerment, acceptance, and courage. While there's a fair bit of fighting/action (along the lines of earlier "Lego" movies), it's not constant – and since it's meant to evoke how kids play with toys, it doesn't resemble anything realistic, whether it's kung fu-like scenes or blasters being fired. There's talk of parents breaking up, but no emotionally challenging moments related to the topic. While it's not the lightning in a bottle that "The Lego Movie" was, it will entertain adults nearly as much as it will younger audiences. As with all "Lego" movies, shows, and games, it also serves as a feature-length toy ad – but you may not care because it's good fun.

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