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Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook play an unlikely couple who fall in love in Ali & Ava. via Cineuropa hide caption

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The ordinariness of 'Ali & Ava' is what makes it extraordinary

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Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Chase Sui Wonders, and Rachel Sennott in a scene from Bodies Bodies Bodies, directed by Halina Reijn. A24 hide caption

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Amber Midthunder as Naru in Prey. David Bukach/20th Century Studios hide caption

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Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, Mike Colter as David Acosta, and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard in Evil Elizabeth Fisher/Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+ hide caption

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brad Pitt in a scene from the film Bullet Train. Sony Pictures hide caption

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Sony Pictures

A girl sits in front of a bakery in the crowd with Afghan women waiting to receive bread in Kabul on Jan. 31, 2022. Ali Khara/Reuters hide caption

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Undercover journalist in Afghanistan finds Taliban are abducting, imprisoning women

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Super Fly, lobbycard, from left: Sheila Frazier, Ron O'Neal, 1972. LMPC/LMPC via Getty Images hide caption

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Super Fly at 50: A blaxploitation classic that remains a powerful pop culture force

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Actress Leslie Grace at the MTV Video Music Awards in Sept. 2021. Grace filmed the title role in Batgirl — which the studio has permanently shelved. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Warner Bros. kills off 'Batgirl' movie, $90 million in

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John Boyega stars in the 2011 film Attack The Block. Screen Gems hide caption

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Three great movies under 90 minutes

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Shut the front door, we're revisiting an episode about profanity. Robin Olimb/Getty Images hide caption

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$#@*! we're talking profanity in pop culture

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Nichelle Nichols made history for her role as communications officer Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on 'Star Trek,' dies at 89

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Boyd Holbrook (left) as Ty Shaw and B.J. Novak as Ben Manalowitz are pictured in a still from the movie Vengeance, which marks Novak's directorial debut. Patti Perret/Focus Features hide caption

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B.J. Novak learned a lot about himself — and Texas — while working on 'Vengeance'

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James Caan was so persuasive as "Sonny" Corleone in The Godfather, that he got turned down when he tried to join a country club because its members thought that he, like his character, was a "made man." CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Like a mob hit – the passing of a generation of movie gangsters

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