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Movie review: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ musical sequel is frothy, escapist fun

Parents need to know that "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" is the sequel to 2008's hugely popular romantic musical Mamma Mia!, featuring more earworm-worthy ABBA songs. This time, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), who's mourning the unexpected death of her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), re-opens a Greek hotel in her mom's honor. The movie also flashes back to a young Donna (Lily James) meeting the three men who become Sophie's potential fathers. Like the original, the sequel is frothy fun, with some innuendo and sexual activity (fans already know Donna had three sexual encounters in the same month). But it's mostly limited to kissing, dancing, and flirting. Characters drink in pubs, restaurants, and at parties, sometimes acting drunk. Language is infrequent but includes "son of a bitch," "crap," and "Jesus Christ" (as an exclamation). The movie values strong friendships, open communication, and following your dreams; themes also include empathy and gratitude.

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Maia Mitchell found ‘Hot Summer Nights’ after big move

It was never Maia Mitchell's intention to move from Australia to Los Angeles. For something she never planned on doing, the move has paid off for the 24-year-old, as she not only is starring in "Good Trouble" (a spinoff of the Freeform series "The Fosters"), but she's one of the main characters in the new feature film "Hot Summer Nights."

The Predator trailer

The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species.