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Watch out, Michael Myers, Laurie Strode [Jamie Lee Curtis] is ready for you. Andre Eccles/Universal Pictures hide caption

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This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis Reckons With 40 Years Of Trauma

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Father And Son Behind 'Beautiful Boy' Share Their Story Of Addiction And Recovery

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Nick Kroll appears on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

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'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' Is A Rare Gem: A Sweet Film About A Mean Person

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Mark Bradford says he wanted his Spoiled Foot installation to make the viewer feel "as if the center of the room was no longer available." Joshua White/Courtesy Mark Bradford, Hauser & Wirth hide caption

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Memory Fuels Art And Activism In Mark Bradford's 'Tomorrow Is Another Day'

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Academy Award-winner Kobe Bryant was removed as a juror from the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after protests stemming from past sexual assault allegations against him. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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"I ... am! Your singing tel-a-gram!": Michael Myers (Nick Castle) pays a visit to Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in David Gordon Green's Halloween. Ryan Green/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Ruth (Blythe Danner) and Bridget (Hilary Swank) share a moment in writer/director Elizabeth Chomko's intimate family drama, What They Had. Bleeker Street hide caption

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during the Cinema Cafe at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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