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This week, Beacon Journal pop culture writer Rich Heldenfels has been wondering lately if movies should come with an entrance exam. Just how much do you need to know about a movie before seeing it?





(Rich here. After I did this video, I thought about a related point: How much historical background should you have on a topic before seeing a movie about it? For example, what should you have known about "42" or "The Monuments Men"? Or are those cases requiring post-moviegoing homework -- you see the movie, take its story in and then see what the facts are?