Movies: Olsens in Bid to Buy Disney

Actually, no. But at 17, the TV twins are powerful, rich and the stars of their very own, very bad movie

This story should really be in the business section. New York Minute is superficially a movie and thus subject to critical scrutiny. (So we'll get that part out of the way: it's pretty awful.) But its real function is to expand the financial empire built by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. At 17, the twins have 34 years of show-biz experience between them, from their debut on the sitcom Full House at the age of 9 months. Since then they have starred in and helped supervise dozens of direct-to-video films and fronted the mary-kateandashley brand of fashions, cosmetics and cell phones. Their...

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