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July 28, 2023

At the Movies: Disney's ‘Haunted Mansion' conjures up a story about grief

By LINDSEY BAHR
AP Film Writer

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Disney’s second attempt in 20 years to make a fun movie out of one of its beloved theme park rides is worlds better than the Eddie Murphy disaster, but it’s not really fun, spooky or engaging enough to make much of an impression beyond the moment.

LaKeith Stanfield is disarmingly good as a grief-stricken astrophysicist barely scraping by in New Orleans, and increasingly jaded about the spirit-crazed tourists and mythologies of the city he calls home.


 
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