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ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD

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Fading star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double/friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) struggle to make their way in 1969 Hollywood. Having starred in the popular television western series "Bounty Law", Rick is now relegated to bad guy roles in episodic TV shows and pilots. Meanwhile, Cliff spends his time as Dalton's chauffeur/handyman and trying to hook up with Pussycat (Margaret Qualley), who is a member of the infamous Manson Family. Rick's next door neighbors are Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha) and his wife Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). Lives are about to change. Director/writer Quentin Tarantino's love of film, especially westerns, shines from

THE LION KING (2019)

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Ruler of the Pride Rock animal kingdom, King Mufasa (the voice of James Earl Jones) needs to train his young son Simba (voiced by JD McCrary) to someday rule. But the young heir is more interested in exploring and having fun with his female friend Nala ( the voice of Shahadi Wright Joseph). But tragedy strikes thanks to Mufasa's treacherous brother Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Simba is forced into exile. Gaining new friends warthog Pumbaa (the voice of Seth Rogen) and meerkat Timon (voiced by Billy Eichner), the young prince grows up with no worries. When the adult Nala (the voice of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) escapes the harsh rule of Scar and his vicious band of hyenas, she finds the grown and carefree Simba (voiced by Donald Glover). Now he must face his responsibilities, defeat his uncle and become the rightful king. The 1994 animated masterpiece gets an imposing makeover. The story and characters are the same, yet the look is different. Replacing the enchanting

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

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Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) needs a break after the Avengers battle against Thanos. A school trip to Europe provides the perfect vacation getaway and a chance to hook up with classmate MJ (Zendaya). But his plan gets interrupted by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), a visitor from an alternate Earth that has been destroyed by Elementals - powerful creatures in the form of elements like fire and water. Before Peter can woo the girl of his dreams, he must save the planet once again. Twisty surprises, humorous teen angst and a dose of sci-fi action spin a

YESTERDAY

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Struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is about to give up on this fading career, even with the encouragement of school teacher Ellie Appleton (Lily James) - his devoted manager and childhood best friend who's in love with him. But an accident during a mysterious global blackout changes his life. He wakes up in a world that never knew The Beatles ever existed. With a little help from their songs, Jack becomes a successful singer/songwriter. Will he find happiness? Will he lose Ellie? It won't be long before everything works out. Any movie that can transport me back to the 60s for a couple of hours gets

TOY STORY 4

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Relegated to the closet of his kid Bonnie (voiced by Madeleine McGraw), Woody (the voice of Tom Hanks) is feeling left out. Hiding in her backpack at school orientation, he sneakily gets her a spork and other materials from the trash to make a craft toy. The result is Forky (the voice of Tony Hale), Bonnie's beloved homemade toy who thinks he's trash and is drawn to garbage cans. Woody suddenly has a purpose in life: convince Forky he's a toy and protect him. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family's road trip, Woody and Forky get separated from the group and must find their way back to the family camper. On this adventurous journey, Woody unexpectedly reunites with his long-lost, and now independent, friend Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts) and also makes some new friends. The ideal series' ending of "Toy Story 3" gets upstaged by

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

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After encountering an alien during her youth, Molly (Tessa Thompson) is determined to join the secret Men In Black organization that monitors and polices extraterrestrials on Earth. Worming her way in as a recruit, she allies herself with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth)  - the MIB hero who saved the planet years ago. They are sent by U.S. branch head Agent O (Emma Thompson) to the London headquarters, run by H's ex-partner Agent High T (Liam Neeson), to check on problems that may include an inside mole. Securing a destructive weapon and keeping it out of the hands of enemy aliens is imperative - or the world could cease to exist. This by-the-book sci-fi adventure fails to capture

DARK PHOENIX

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While a team of X-Men attempts to rescue astronauts on a space mission gone wrong, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) gets possessed by a mysterious cosmic force - turning her into the Dark Phoenix with heightened powers. As her anger goes out of control, Charles Xavier/Professor X (James McAvoy) and the X-Men must find a way to save her and the world. The X-Men's latest fast-moving adventure is indeed dark-edged and at times

ECHO IN THE CANYON

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After the Beatles and the British music invasion in the early 1960s, musicians flocked to the recording studios of Southern California to not only emulate the sound, but to create their own. The fusion of folk and rock led the new wave of musical creativity with The Byrds - centering in Laurel Canyon. From 1965 through 1967, the California Sound exploded with the songs of groups like The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys and Buffalo Springfield. This fascinating documentary explores an influential span of time in American pop music like no other film before it. Executive Producer Jakob Dylan, front man for The Wallflowers and son of Bob Dylan, expertly and entertainingly

ROCKETMAN (2019)

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The early life and career of superstar Elton John (Taron Egerton), born Reginald Dwight, unfolds as a musical fantasy. During a group therapy session, Elton reflects on his difficult childhood with cold mother Sheila (Bryce Dallas Howard), sympathetic grandmother Ivy (Gemma Jones) and distant disapproving father Stanley (Steven Mackintosh). Learning to play piano at an early age leads him to a life in music. A lasting friendship and songwriting partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) results in many chart hits. But not all goes smoothly. A relationship with manager John Reid (Richard Madden) ends badly. Drugs and alcohol enter the picture. Ups and downs follow - and life goes on. Dazzling musical numbers, sets and costumes sparkle on the big screen in a biopic that truly captivates. This is the type of film that rises or falls on

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019)

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Secret experiments have revived the ancient monster Godzilla and other gigantic creatures. The three-headed King Ghidorah seeks domination over mankind with help from Rodan and other Titans. But Godzilla, along with Mothra and human members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch, attempt to stop this threat to the world. This monster-sized, expensive-looking "B" popcorn movie delivers exactly what the trailers promise. For this reason alone it