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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood says The Old Guard shows "the opposite side of what we all envision immortality to be." Mohammed Kamal/Netflix hide caption

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'Everybody Deserves To Be Seen As A Hero,' Says 'Old Guard' Director

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Regina King attends the Premiere Of HBO's Watchmen at The Cinerama Dome. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyoncé puts a conversation about Africa on the front line with her visual album Black Is King, which premiered on Disney+. Parkwood Entertainment/Disney + via AP hide caption

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Since Aug. 6, 1945, artists of every stripe have had to reckon with a world forever altered by nuclear weapons — Hollywood included. Above, Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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'And The World Went Crazy': How Hollywood Changed After Hiroshima

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Ensigns Tendi (voiced by Noel Wells), Mariner (voiced by Tawny Newsome) and Boimler (voiced by Jack Quaid) do Starfleet's grunt work on Star Trek: Lower Decks. CBS All Access hide caption

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Maria Ressa, CEO of the Rappler news site, leaves a Philippine regional trial court after being convicted for cyber libel on June 15. Ressa, a veteran journalist and outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the focus of A Thousand Cuts, a documentary to be released virtually in the U.S. on Aug. 7. Ezra Acayan/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'

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A young Howard Ashman, photographed on the set of his musical Little Shop of Horrors. Disney hide caption

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A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance

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A quarantine seance performed over Zoom goes awry in the new horror movie 'Host,' streaming now on Shudder. Shudder hide caption

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New 'Quar-Horror' Films Show Staying At Home Is Scary Too

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Olivia de Havilland in 1949, the same year she starred as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress, a role for which she won an Oscar. AP hide caption

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Olivia De Havilland, One Of Hollywood's Longest Living Legends, Dies At 104

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Rosamund Pike plays Marie Curie in the new Amazon Studios biopic Radioactive. Laurie Sparham/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Like Her 'Radioactive' Elements, Marie Curie Didn't 'Behave' As Expected

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A mischievous nun (Imelda Staunton) welcomes a stranger into a decrepit house in the supernatural thriller Amulet. Rob Baker Ashton/Magnet Releasing hide caption

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Terrific New Thrillers 'Amulet' And 'Relic' Explore Terrors Lurking Within The Home

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Orion Lee as "King-Lu" and John Magaro as "Cookie" star in director Kelly Reichardt's film First Cow. Allyson Riggs/A24 Films hide caption

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(L-r) John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Warner Bros. Pictures' action epic "TENET," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Tenet' Delayed Indefinitely

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme perform at the Greenwich House Theater. Bryant Fisher/Hulu hide caption

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'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is An Accidental 'Hamilton' Cast Origin Story

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