Brave

(PG) ★★★☆☆

Pixar’s latest is an eyeful, a gorgeous if awkwardly plotted Scottish adventure. Young Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is preparing for an arranged marriage to one of three suitors representing clans of the kingdom ruled by her father, King Fergus (Billy Connolly). But she runs off on her own, coming into contact with a witch (Julie Walters) who turns Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) into a bear. Pixar still reigns supreme, and the film is gorgeous, but this isn’t one of their masterpieces.

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Before Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff became reggae’s first international star with his standout performance in the 1972 Jamaican crime film The Harder They Come. Now 40 years later, Cliff appeared as youthful and energetic as ever during his poolside performance. The 64-year-old opened with the uplifting “You Can Get It If You Really Want” from the Harder soundtrack, dancing, twirling and leaping around onstage like a man half his age, before dipping deep into his catalog, spanning from his ’60s ska days to his upcoming album, Rebirth.

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