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DETROIT — Sam Richardson has been climbing Hollywood's ladder for 10 years, but he knew he'd reached a new career plateau when people started dressing up as his characters for Halloween. "I've had people dress up as Richard Splett before," says Richardson, on a Zoom call from Los Angeles earlier this week, referring to his character from HBO's "Veep." More recently, he's had people sending him ...

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Disney regularly wrings inordinate mileage out of nostalgia, which can easily obscure when the source wasn't quite as worthy of praise as we like to remember. "Hocus Pocus 2" should benefit from that dynamic, delivering a breezy sequel -- 29 years later -- that should provide go-down-easy Halloween viewing for families in the less-demanding confines of Disney+.

Almost 30 years after the Sanderson sisters found their way into the hearts of millennial kids looking for some PG-rated Halloween content, they're back in “Hocus Pocus 2," which reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. The film, streaming on Disney+ Friday, pits them against three teenager girls in modern day Salem. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr writes the film is exactly what it needs to be for an entertaining night in with the family and actually improves on the original, which was pretty mediocre, thanks to a strong supporting cast.

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