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Ansel Elgort plays Theo Decker in The Goldfinch. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Garnet (Estelle) and Steven Universe (Zach Callison) return for Steven Universe: The Movie. Cartoon Network hide caption

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Bill Skarsgård reprises the role of Pennywise in It: Chapter Two. Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros hide caption

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L to R: Detective Blanc (Daniel Craig), Lieutenant Elliott (LaKieth Stanfield) and Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan) are on the case in Rian Johnson's Knives Out. Claire Folger/TIFF hide caption

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Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, And Kirsten Dunst in the 1999 film Drop Dead Gorgeous. Getty Images hide caption

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The three sister-princesses of the Vapra clan await the apology they feel they are owed in the Netflix prequel series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Kevin Baker/Netflix hide caption

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(Clockwise from upper left) Kennedy McMann in Nancy Drew, Forest Whitaker in Godfather of Harlem, Ruby Rose in Batwoman, TJ Atoms in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: 1984, Ben Platt in The Politician. Robert Falconer/The CW, David Lee/Epix, Kimberley French/The CW, Courtesy of Hulu, Courtesy of FX, Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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In her first starring role on the big screen, comedic actress Jillian Bell of 22 Jump Street and Rough Night plays Brittany, an unhappy and directionless ticket-taker who decides to make a change — by running a marathon. Amazon hide caption

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Come out, come out, wherever you are! In Ready or Not, a bride takes on her new husband's wealthy, murderous family in a twisted game of hide and seek. Eric Zachanowich/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Brian Cox plays Logan Roy, the patriarch of the powerful Roy family. Peter Kramer/HBO hide caption

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Kendall (Jeremy Strong, right) is back in season 2, still dealing with members of his father's staff, like Karolina (Dagmara Dominczyk). Craig Blankenhorn/HBO hide caption

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Kristen Bell returns to the titular role in the new season of Veronica Mars. Michael Desmond/Hulu hide caption

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