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Stacker compiled a list of 25 songs inspired by movies, drawing from lyrics, magazine and newspaper articles, fan sites, album liner notes, historical accounts, social media, and film archives.

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ATLANTA — “Pros and Con Artists: The True Cost of COVID-19,” a new documentary about the shutdown policies and their effect on the local and national population, was released June 27 on iTunes, Apple TV and Google Play.

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If you're familiar with the 2009 film "Watchmen," you already know that its director, Zack Snyder, gets a lot up on the screen before the opening credits. With his new one, "Army of the Dead," Snyder's approach to immediately grabbing an audience's attention hasn't changed.

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he original TV series lasted only 79 episodes, but "Star Trek" has influenced our culture for decades. Since its debut in 1966, "Star Trek" has inspired millions of people around the world, from scientists to "Trekkies." Now its own subculture, fans of the science-fiction series have produce…

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This year is a special one for 1960s glamour gal Diane McBain who turns 80 on May 18. It's also 60 years ago this year that her favorite film, "Claudelle Inglish," was released in which she portrayed a "good girl" who turns very bad.

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What sort of outer space movies are you a fan of? The action-packed, big-budgeters that have the word "Star" in the title, as well as either "Trek" or "Wars?" The message-heavy ones such as "2001: A Space Odyssey?" (yes, some of those messages were perplexing), or the cerebral ones like Andr…

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During the two-and-a-half decades that Justin Theroux has been acting on stage, on TV, and in film, he's also kept his hands in areas of producing and writing (He co-wrote "Tropic Thunder!"). But acting has always been his mainstay. Filmgoers will know him for his parts in "Mulholland Dr." a…

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A long black and white credits sequence presents the highlights of a police officer's celebrated career, from his rookie days to his tenure as an undercover cop to when he was gunned down and relegated to life in a wheelchair ... and promoted to police commissioner for his troubles.

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For those viewers who are on a steady diet of superhero movies, Sebastian Stan is Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes, or Bucky Barnes, or the Winter Soldier. They're all the same character. For viewers who watch all different sorts of movies and who manage to fit in a few TV series, Stan is some…

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Of all the superhero movies that have flooded our screens in recent years, the one that still stands out as the most fun is 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," a film that was serious about not taking itself seriously. Even though "Thunder Force" is not up at the same budget - or star power-level as a …

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Spring is a time for reflection and renewal, and Lifetime Television's April movies tap into feelings of faith with a trio of new releases that include one inspirational biography and two cautionary tales.In "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia," which debuts on April 3, viewers are treated to t…

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Sometimes, filmmakers just pack too much stuff into their movies, hoping to attract viewers by offering a little something for everyone. If it's good stuff, that pushes the plot(s) along, all power to it. Think of "Pulp Fiction," "Boogie Nights," "Nashville," "Snatch." They worked well, with…

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Today's lesson in historical fiction looks at a tale of the scoundrel Sir Francis Drake, the 16th-century British pirate who made a career of stealing treasure from Spain. Actually, Drake is only mentioned once in the heist film "The Vault." It's the finding of one of his bigger, long-missin…

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There's always room for another cracking story of espionage pitting the British against the Nazis. This one, set in rural England, is the idea of comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, who stars - in a dramatic role - and cowrote the screenplay. Although some early publicity suggests the film is b…

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The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, have been co-directing feature films and TV shows for a couple of decades. There have been multiple episodes of "Arrested Development" and "Community," along with an underappreciated good movie - "Welcome to Collinwood" - and a forgotten mediocre one - "Y…

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The 1980s and 1990s were Eddie Murphy's time to shine. His three-year run on "SNL" was the jumping-off point that morphed into a movie career that kicked off with "48 Hrs.," "Trading Places," and "Beverly Hills Cop." There followed a mix of sequels, some hits, some misses, the unexpected nut…

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Somewhere between Wakanda and Nexdoria among the fictional nations of Africa lay Zamunda. People old enough to have grandchildren will remember it as the opulent but silly place from which the personable Prince Akeem Joffer hailed in the dubiously dubbed cult classic "Coming to America." Sin…

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It's taken a little longer than usual for a box office smash to beget a sequel. In "Coming to America," Eddie Murphy played Prince Akeem, from the African kingdom of Zamunda - a man hoping to find a wife in Queens. That film was released in 1988. Now, 33 years later, Akeem, and quite a few o…

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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the Oscar-nominated writers of the 2011 hit comedy "Bridesmaids," finally reunite to stir up more funny business in "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." The duo, BFFs in real life, wrote the script and co-star as a pair of fluffy-haired best friends who leave t…

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For the fourth filmed version of Noel Coward's hit stage play "Blithe Spirit," director Edward Hall and his battery of script writers have managed to keep much of the ditzy original flavor of the Coward piece - it's still set in 1930s England - but also make it accessible to and funny for mo…

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I can't recall the last film that has been so praised, so nominated by so many film and critics groups as "Nomadland." Categories include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and others. It's also been collecting heaps of …

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I started watching this movie - reluctantly, because someone told me it was about people caught in a time loop, a genre that has worn out its welcome for me. And right there, in the first few minutes, it was as if I was caught in my own time loop, of seeing exactly this sort of film again an…

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Fans of "The Matrix" trilogy will recognize, early on, that there are some similarities between those films and "Bliss." Both are about certain people having choices of living in two different existences. Both involve ingesting special drugs to go from one "place" to the other. Both feature …

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If the kind of movie that you enjoy watching is one that presents a few characters, tosses them together to tell a story, and gets you emotionally involved, then "Palmer" could be for you. But if those characters aren't developed enough to understand their motivations, if the gears that turn…

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Here's what "The Little Things" is, and what it isn't. It's a serial killer drama about a couple of cops on the trail of who they think is committing the crimes. It's not an exploitative story that shows the horrific murders happening. It spells out how the two cops, each of them with very d…

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