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Disney’s new live-action Beauty And The Beast is just like its classic animated version of Beauty And The Beast, only longer: All the songs, characters, and major plot points have been preserved, but with an extra 45 minutes of new material—including, for some reason, lots of backstory for everyone on screen. On Film Club this week, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sat down to talk about how more is less in the Mouse House’s latest blockbuster ink-to-flesh reboot.

Watch the full episode of Film Club below.

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