Kickstarting a return for ‘Veronica Mars’

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VERONICA MARS

They’re calling “Veronica Mars” a movie, but no matter which way you squint at it, it’s a TV show. This is very good news for fans of the original 2004 - 2007 suspense-comedy series about a girl detective, but, in practical terms, it’s irrelevant to anyone else. Veronica (Kristen Bell) has fled the sleepy, corrupt town of Neptune, CA, to go to law school but events in Neptune yank her back: Ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is accused of murdering his rock-star girlfriend. Creator-director Rob Thomas treats the occasion as a Very Special Reunion rather than a chance to expand the show visually or thematically. If you’re among the converted, the movie’s proof that you can go home again -- if you’re willing to pony up on Kickstarter.

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