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Theater patrons cheering at the climax of an Avengers Endgame screening — a moment of shared excitement experienced by many millions of movie patrons worldwide — is part of the sell Marvel is offering as it welcomes audiences back to cinemas, as seen in this screenshot. YouTube hide caption

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'Nobody Does A Comeback Like The Movies': Beating Drums For The Blockbuster's Return

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted last week to approve an overhaul proposal but the group's pledges of transformation have done little to reassure entertainment companies. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Hollywood Forei hide caption

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Jim Henson, the puppeteer behind Ernie, and Frank Oz, the longtime voice of Bert, on the set of Sesame Street. Robert Fuhring/Courtesy Sesame Workshop hide caption

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The Mitchells - Katie, Rick, Linda and Aaron - hide from the robot apocalypse behind a dumpster in Netflix's The Mitchells Vs. The Machines. Netflix hide caption

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Aditya Modak plays an aspiring Hindustani classical musician in The Disciple. Netflix hide caption

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'The Disciple' Is Triumphant, Even As It Tells A Story Of Failure

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Rita Moreno in the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story. Turner Acquired/MGM hide caption

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Star Wars action figures are seen for sale at a Target store on September 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The Shout at Cancer choir, pictured above in 2018, is featured in Bill Brummel's new documentary, Can You Hear My Voice? Bill Brummel Productions hide caption

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In The 'Shout At Cancer Choir,' No Voice Boxes Needed To Sing Out

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A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

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Liu Haocun as Zhang Lan in Cliff Walkers, a spy thriller from Chinese director Zhang Yimou. CMC Pictures hide caption

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Double Feature: Refugees In 'Limbo,' And Spies And Subterfuge In 'Cliff Walkers'

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About Endlessness opens with the visual of a couple (Jan-Eje Ferling and Tatiana Delaunay) floating through gray, cloudy skies. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Bittersweet Film 'About Endlessness' Highlights Life's Humor And Despair

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Jodie Turner-Smith and Michael B. Jordan star in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse. Nadja Klier/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Shamier Anderson, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim and Toni Collette stars in Netflix's Stowaway. Netflix hide caption

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Patti Harrison stars in Together Together as Anna, a young single woman who agrees to be a gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s. Tiffany Roohani/Bleecker Street hide caption

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Patti Harrison Takes The Lead In 'Together Together'

Patti Harrison is known for bringing her absurd, caustic, yet charming comedy to supporting roles on shows like Search Party, Broad City and Shrill. But now she's in a starring role in the romantic comedy Together Together. In it, Harrison plays a young single woman who agrees to be a gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, played by Ed Helms. Sam talks to Patti about what it was like to play a role different from everything she's done before, why Together Together is even billed as a rom-com, and the quandary of representation as a trans woman.

Patti Harrison Takes The Lead In 'Together Together'

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In Mortal Kombat, Lewis Tan plays struggling MMA fighter Cole Young. Mark Rogers/Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Nomadland's Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win an Oscar for best director. Chris Pizzello/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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