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'Thirteen Lives' is Ron Howard's take on a dramatic cave rescue in Thailand

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Ashton Kutcher and B.J. Novak in a scene from the film Vengeance. Focus Features hide caption

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Ryan Gosling in The Gray Man. Netflix hide caption

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Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea in Jordan Peele's latest film, NOPE. Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Dr. Zhivago,' 'Fargo' and more movies to help you chill in the summer heat

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Jordan Peele's 'Nope' blends blockbuster thrills with grand ideas

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Daniel Kaluuya in NOPE, written and directed by Jordan Peele. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Dakota Johnson stars as Anne Elliot in the Netflix adaptation of Persuasion. Nick Wall/Netflix hide caption

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Ryan Gosling deserves better than the snarky action thriller 'The Gray Man'

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Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya Clark in Where the Crawdads Sing. Sony Pictures hide caption

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"You have the proportions of a model," the fitter tells cleaning lady Ada Harris (Lesley Manville). Her reply: "Model railway, more like." Dávid Lukács / Focus Features hide caption

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Dreaming of Dior, a charwoman follows her bliss in 'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris'

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