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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays Anthony McCoy in Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta. Universal Pictures and MGM Pictures hide caption

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'CODA' Is An Unabashedly Formulaic And Lovely Coming-Of-Age Story

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John David Washington in the new movie Beckett on Netflix. Yannis Drakoulidis/Netflix hide caption

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'Beckett' Is A Perfectly Average Chase Thriller

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Jennifer Hudson doesn't try to mimic Aretha Franklin so much as channel her spirit. Franklin was heavily involved in the development of Respect up until her death in 2018, and she reportedly handpicked Hudson to star in it. United Artists hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Pays Proper 'Respect' To The Queen Of Soul

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Squad LOLz (L to R): Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), Peacemaker (John Cena), Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) in The Suicide Squad. Jessica Miglio/DC Comics hide caption

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Movie Musical 'Annette' Is A Straightforward Story Yet A Directorial Fever Dream

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Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard play an anguished celebrity couple in Annette. UGC hide caption

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Strange, Singular, Audacious 'Annette' Works As An Odd, Original Rock Opera

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Souls Audition For Their Bodies In Sundance Hit 'Nine Days'

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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in Disney's Jungle Cruise. Frank Masi/Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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Dev Patel stars as Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, in The Green Knight. A24 hide caption

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'The Green Knight' Fulfills A Quest To Find New Magic In An Old Legend

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Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy) and Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) 2001 film Shrek. Courtesy of Dreamworks Animation hide caption

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Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal and Luca Faustino Rodriguez in M. Night Shyamalan's new film Old. Phobymo/Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Ailey' Doc Shows How Alvin Ailey Changed The Landscape Of Dance For Dancers Of Color

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