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Review: Beastly

The best part of this benighted version of Beauty and the Beast is the filigreed network of slashes, tattoos, and metalwork that class witch Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen as Gary Oldman in Dracula) inflicts on high-school pretty boy Kyle (Alex Pettyfer).
Soppy farce is neither beautiful nor bestial
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: Bandslam

This Todd Graff film suggests a year's worth of Degrassi plots squished into one overcomplicated bouillon cube.
Where the Disney Channel and MTV2 intersect
By SHAULA CLARK  |  August 14, 2009
Where do Zac and Vanessa shop for the Holidays?

Where do Zac and Vanessa shop for the Holidays?


 Photo Shop?   ...
By Fletcher  |  December 15, 2008
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Although Senior Year makes the most of its big-screen debut by increasing the body counts in its group-choreography numbers, it’s a smaller movie than its chart-topping, direct-to-cable predecessors.  
Little more than an infomercial for the soundtracks
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  October 28, 2008
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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007


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Marketing magic

When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 15, 2007
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Send in the clowns

They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007
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America’s next musical genius

Can  Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006
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Tuned out

Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 02, 2006