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Minions: The Rise of Gru is the latest movie in the Despicable Me film franchise. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Universal Pictures

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù plays Mr. Malcolm, the most desirable bachelor in 1818 London. Ross Ferguson/Bleecker Street hide caption

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Ticking down a checklist of qualifications in 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

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Ethan Hawke stars in The Black Phone the latest film from Scott Derrickson. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Jenny Slate voices Marcel in the new film Marcel The Shell With Shoes On. A24 hide caption

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Baz Luhrmann's gaudy 'Elvis' is a shapeless blur of a musical biopic

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Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Austin Butler brings the King's moves, mannerisms and voice in 'Elvis'

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Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson star in Cha Cha Real Smooth. Apple TV+ hide caption

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The universal themes of 'E.T.' has kept it relatable and magical the last 40 years

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'Cha Cha Real Smooth' is a great calling card for actor-writer-director Cooper Raiff

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Daryl McCormack plays a sex worker, and Emma Thompson is a retired schoolteacher in the Hulu film, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Age is just a number in Sundance hits 'Leo Grande' and 'Cha Cha Real Smooth'

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Sox (voiced by Pete Sohn) and Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) star in the film Lightyear. Pixar hide caption

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