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Box office preview: Moana makes waves ahead of top weekend debut

As a crowded slate of wide releases dropped into theaters on Wednesday, the holiday weekend box office is shaping up to be a bountiful one. Disney’s Moana, Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply, Jessica Chastain’s Miss Sloane, Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa 2, and the Brad Pitt/Marion Cotillard vehicle Allied join strong holdovers Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Trolls, and Doctor Strange, all gunning for audience affection as the traditionally lucrative post-Thanksgiving frame approaches.

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Critical Mass: Moana soars, Rules Don't Apply a so-so return for Warren Beatty

Thanksgiving is a time for stuffing your plate, but it’s also a time to indulge the hungry moviegoer in you. With healthy servings of awards-bound fare like Rules Don’t ApplyLion, and Miss Sloane to big-budget studio offerings like Moana and Allied, there’s more than enough to feast your eyes on at the multiplex this week.

Check out what the critics are saying about this week’s hottest new releases in the review excerpts below.

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Martin Sheen on PBS' Anne of Green Gables, the 1985 version, and farm animals

Anne of Green Gables lovers, rejoice. There’s a TV movie adaptation of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel starring Martin Sheen coming your way. For the uninitiated, Anne of Green Gables, first published in 1908 and one of nine books Montgomery wrote in a series, is the heartwarming story of Anne Shirley, a spirited orphan who moves in with Marilla (Sara Botsford) and Matthew (Sheen), two kindly siblings living on Prince Edward Island.

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Martin Sheen urges voters to go 'Where the mind is without fear' in election PSA

Having plenty of fictional experience in the White House, Martin Sheen is continuing to urge voters to make their voice heard on Election Day.

In the latest #VoteYourFuture video from Anonymous Content, Sheen, who played President Josiah Bartlet for seven seasons on The West Wing, powerfully recites noted Bengali poet Rabindrananth Tagore’s “Chitto jetha bhoyshunyo,” translated into English as “Where the mind is without fear.”

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J.K. Simmons, Martin Sheen board animated film The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen are setting sail for Surprise Island.

The veteran actors have joined the voice cast for The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory’s in-production adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s popular children’s book series, which next year is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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Warren Beatty plays Howard Hughes in final Rules Don't Apply trailer

Since the release of 2001’s Town & Country, it took Hollywood legend Warren Beatty nearly 15 years to return to the screen for a role in his upcoming directorial comeback Rules Don’t Apply and, judging by the film’s new trailer, the finished product is shaping up to be worth the wait.

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The West Wing cast comes together in PSA supporting Justice for Vets

More and more we’ve come to expect less and less of each other, and The West Wing cast thinks that should change when it comes to supporting America’s veterans.

Many of the stars of The West Wing appear in a new PSA for the organization Justice for Vets, a national organization that aims to improve and expand treatment for veterans and helping them to restore their lives in the United States after having returned from service.

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