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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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Bravely venturing into the garden, tiny Arrietty (voice by Bridgit Mender) is excited to explore the big world just beyond her family’s place of hiding, in Studio Ghibli’s feature animated adventure, “The Secret World of Arrietty,” distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The Cricket's Daily 3: Think of the children!!!

Here (a little bit late) is what people are talking about today in pop culture:

• Oh, for crying out loud: Lou Dobbs and his Fox Business Channel guests went off on Hollywood "indoctrinating a liberal agenda" on our youth - citing "The Lorax" (based on a 40-year-old Dr. Seuss book) and "The Secret World of Arrietty" (based on an even older book, and animated in Japan) as examples. [New York Daily News]

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• If MTV fans voted on the Oscars, they'd pick "The Help" for Best Picture, and giving acting honors to Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, Melissa McCarthy and Nick Nolte. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• J.K. Rowling has signed a deal to publish her first novel for adults. You mean the "Harry Potter" books are for kids? (I'm midway through "Order of the Phoenix" right now.) [Book Trade]

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