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'The Fall Of The American Empire' Is An Intimate Crime Comedy With An Intellectual Twist

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Quebec TV personality Maripier Marin makes her big screen debut in Canadian crime thriller The Fall of the American Empire. Van Royko/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever play Molly and Amy in Olivia Wilde's directorial feature debute Booksmart. Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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Operatic excesses are balanced by a powerful sense of melancholy in the biographical musical Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as Elton John. David Appleby/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Elton John Biopic 'Rocketman' Is A Surprising Song-And-Dance Spectacular

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Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Aims To Correct 1st Film's Problems, Replicate Success

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'Booksmart' Tweaks Convention By Offering A Gentler View Of High School

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Quentin Tarantino's Film Generates Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

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Aladdin (Mena Massoud) and Genie (Will Smith) in Disney's live-action Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie. Daniel Smith/Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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