" Oh no you don’t. I don’t want to be a politician. "
— Raymond Massey as Abe Lincoln, Abe Lincoln in Illinois

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The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Another case of overkill and double-dipping, but at least the new bonus features are interesting —Andrea Birgers (DVD review...)

The Pevensie children meet the Lion and the Witch behind the Wardrobe

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Beautiful Thing is a nice story of awakening sexuality and the thrill of first love between two neighbors in a London high rise. The twist in this story is that the main characters are boys. Although the movie does not take place in a perfect world, it has been criticized for not addressing too deeply the problems that homosexuals face. Instead director McDonald lets the story speak for itself while avoiding preachiness. The supporting characters are interesting and fill out the story well, although at times they overshadow the main story. My main problem: my brain wasn’t accustomed to the heavy British accents and I probably missed about one-fourth of the dialogue. The nudity and sexual content of this movie was so tame, I was surprised to see that it was rated R. If the characters had been heterosexual, it probably would have gotten a PG-13.