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KEN WATANABE IN Bel Canto
STARRING Ken Watanabe, Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ryo Kase DIRECTED BY Paul Weitz RELEASE DATE 9.14 IN 1996, KEN WATANABE was traveling across Peru for work and left the country just a week before hundreds of powerful figures were tak
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Flights
BY Olga Tokarczuk PAGES 403 | GENRE Fiction IN ITS ORIGINAL POLISH, OLGA TOKARCZUK’S Booker Prize-winning opus had another title: Bieguni, named for a fictional sect of Slavic nomads who wander the planet, pursuing freedom and godliness in constant
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HAILEE STEINFELD IN Bumblebee
STARRING Hailee Steinfeld, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux DIRECTED BY Travis Knight RELEASE DATE 12.21 IN THE ORIGINAL ’80S Transformers cartoon, shape-shifting alien robots were easy to find, despite their disguises as cars, trucks, jets, and
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RAMI MALEK IN Bohemian Rhapsody
STARRING Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy DIRECTED BY Bryan Singer RELEASE DATE 11.2 HOW DO YOU PREPARE to play one of the most famous (and famously enigmatic) performers in history? For Rami Malek, and his upcoming role as Freddie Mercury, yo
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Kiki Lane
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK STARRING KiKi Layne, Stephan James DIRECTED BY Barry Jenkins RELEASE DATE 11.30 WHY YOU KNOW HER You probably don’t! She’s a DePaul grad with a theater background. WHY YOU WILL KNOW HER She headlines Barry Jenkins
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Mary Poppins Returns
STARRING Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda DIRECTED BY Rob Marshall RELEASE DATE 12.19 BETTER CATCH UP ON YOUR chores before Mary Poppins commands you this Christmas. Eighty-four years after writer P.L. Travers debuted the enigmatic nanny on the
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John David Washington
WHY YOU KNOW HIM He is Ricky on Ballers and played a student in Spike Lee’s 1992 film Malcolm X—in which his dad, Denzel, starred. WHY YOU WILL KNOW HIM He leads Lee’s BlaKkKlansman and supports in Monsters and Men and The Old Man & the Gun. ACTO
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Ben Gibbard
Thank You for Today, Death Cab for Cutie’s ninth studio album, marks a poignant return to form for the indie-rock legends. Frontman Ben Gibbard chats with EW about the political, the personal, and two pivotal anniversaries.
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Can You Ever Forgive Me?
STARRING Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant DIRECTED BY Marielle Heller RELEASE DATE 10.19 “THEY’RE TWO PEOPLE THE REST OF THE WORLD CAN’T handle,” director Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) says of the odd couple at the center of h
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Widows
STARRING Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez DIRECTED BY Steve McQueen RELEASE DATE 11.16 DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE TITULAR widows in Steve McQueen’s heist thriller, Viola Davis warns. Yes, they’re vulnerable and gri
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The Old Man & The Gun
STARRING Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Tom Waits, Danny Glover DIRECTED BY David Lowery RELEASE DATE 9.28 ONE LAST JOB. IT’S A THEME that’s powered many Hollywood crime stories, including a few for Robert Redford. But “one last j
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Who Said It Best: The Stars of Fall TV Speak
The Television Critics Association hosted talent from this season’s most anticipated new and returning series
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Juliet, Naked
STARRING Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne DIRECTED BY Jesse Peretz RATING R LENGTH 1 hr., 38 mins. A NO. 1 FAN, AS ANYONE WHO’S ever seen Misery knows, is a dangerous thing. But the love Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) has for Tucker Crowe, “one of the most sem
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Lizzie
STARRING Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart DIRECTED BY Craig William Macneill RELEASE DATE 9.14 “LEGENDS GROW AND TAKE on their own life,” Chloë Sevigny says of alleged murderess Lizzie Borden, whose legacy has become a pop cultural punchline over
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Peppermint
STARRING Jennifer Garner DIRECTED BY Pierre Morel RELEASE DATE 9.7 AFTER SPENDING THE PAST DECADE starring largely in sentimental flicks, Jennifer Garner was ready for action again—the film genre, that is. But finding the right butts to kick to
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Night School
STARRING Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam DIRECTED BY Malcolm D. Lee RELEASE DATE 9.28 IT WAS VERY WARM ON THE set of Night School the day Kevin Hart accomplished two professional firsts: wearing a chicken suit and getting beaten—excus
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Travis Scott
TITLE Astroworld LABEL Epic GENRE Rap AT SOME POINT, BETWEEN allegedly ghostwriting Kanye West’s Yeezus and dropping 2016’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Travis Scott managed to mold his sonic collage of hand-me-downs into a singular aesthet
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Heart Of The Matter
Dopesick and Cherry illuminate the ongoing opioid crisis with vital intensity—and, in the process, tell urgent American stories.
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Mitski
The singer-songwriter’s new album, Be the Cowboy, strays from her distorted-indie roots toward brighter sounds. She tells EW about the films and music that inspired it all.
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The Meg
STARRING Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson DIRECTED BY Jon Turteltaub RATING PG-13 LENGTH 1 hr., 53 mins. WHAT WOULD SUMMER BE WITHOUT A KILLER-SHARK movie? Ever since Jaws attacked the box office and the beaches of Amity in 1975, Hollywood has bee
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Ben Is Back
STARRING Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance DIRECTED BY Peter Hedges RELEASE DATE 12.7 IN THE BRUTALLY COLD NEW York winter last year, Julia Roberts stood in a cemetery as Holly, a mother asking her son Ben—a recovering heroin addic
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Mayans MC
DATE Debuts Sept. 4 TIME 10 p.m. NETWORK FX SONS OF ANARCHY MADE REGULAR ALLUSIONS TO THE BROADER biker world beyond its setting of Charming, California. The club had frequent run-ins with rivals the Mayans, and there were hints of SOA charters
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A Star Is Born
STARRING Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga DIRECTED BY Bradley Cooper RELEASE DATE 10.5 Bradley Cooper was warned. Friends discouraged the American Sniper star from choosing A Star Is Born as his directorial debut. Aside from it being one of a handful
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Suspiria
STARRING Dakota Johnson Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth DIRECTED BY Luca Guadagnino RELEASE DATE 11.2 IN THIS ’70s-SET RETELLING of Dario Argento’s beloved horror film Suspiria, Dakota Johnson plays Susie Bannion, a young woman who travels from Ohio to
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Bad Times At The El Royale
STARRING Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm DIRECTED BY Drew Goddard RELEASE DATE 10.12 USUALLY, WHEN YOU CHECK into a hotel, the front desk will ask if you’d prefer a king-size bed or two queens—or maybe if you’d like to upgrade to a room with a view? At
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On The Basis Of Sex
STARRING Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux DIRECTED BY Mimi Leder RELEASE DATE 12.25 “I BEGGED HER FOR ADVICE,” FELICITY JONES admits about meeting Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The actress plays her in Mimi Leder’s biopic On the Basis of Sex
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Remembering Charlotte Rae
The character actress’ TV career spanned six decades, but to millions of The Facts of Life fans, she’ll always be Mrs. Garrett.
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35 Million Books Sold, 17 Years to the Screen
Karin Slaughter has been writing hit thrillers about complex women—like her new book, Pieces of Her—for nearly two decades. Why is her work getting adapted only now?
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Crazy Rich Asians
IN KEVIN KWAN’S BEST-SELLER, RACHEL (CONSTANCE WU) meets Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), the imposing mother of her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding), while surrounded by Eleanor’s friends, but screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim wanted to make the piv
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BlacKkKlansman
STARRING John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace DIRECTED BY Spike Lee RATING R LENGTH 2 hrs., 15 mins. SPIKE LEE HAS NEVER BEEN what you’d call a subtle filmmaker. His implement of choice is the cudgel rather than the scalpel. But i
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