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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Summary:

Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house, and soon learns that his uncle is a magician. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret world of witches and warlocks.

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From Alan Scherstuhl at L.A. Weekly:

Since the movie is in such a hurry, we’re not given much chance to soak in this strangeness. Making up for it: Black is paired with Blanchett, who plays a neighboring witch in smashing violet skirt ensembles; the two rat-a-tat insults at each other like a vaudevillian comedy duo. Full Review

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