Ramona and Beezus (G)


Expertly adapted from Beverly Cleary’s children’s novels, this is the best family movie of the year so far. Joey King gives a great performance as Ramona, the accident-prone middle daughter to a family led by John Corbett and Bridget Moynahan. Didactic without being preachy with equal doses of goofy playtime shenanigans.

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Son of an Ad Man

By M. Scott Krause

On Sunday, July 25, several million people will crowd around their televisions and watch the fourth season premiere of Mad Men on AMC. Fans will sip Old Fashioneds and vodka gimlets and comment on the excellent performances and thought-provoking storylines. They’ll admire the detailed set design, coo over the ’60s-era costumes and talk about how crazy things were back then, before we confronted racism, sexism and homophobia.