Brad Pitt is back in the spotlight in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood." (Photo: Andrew Cooper/SONY-COLUMBIA PICTURES VIA AP)

Brad Pitt, back in the spotlight for ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’

Will this be the summer Pitt gets back into his groove? The still-not-divorced dad of six has stayed mostly off-the-radar since splitting from Angelina Jolie in September 2016. But his retro Quentin Tarantino film begs must-see status this summer. The black comedy, in which Pitt plays the stunt double of a fading TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), is set in 1969, in the days of Charles Manson and actress Sharon Tate’s (Margot Robbie) murder. “Once Upon A Time” is launching with full pageantry on May 21 at Cannes Film Festival in France, and hits theaters July 26.

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Woody and a not-so-demure Bo Peep cross paths again in "Toy Story 4." (Photo: DISNEY/PIXAR)

Tom Hanks, bringing comfort with ‘Toy Story 4’

Here to distract us from real-world anxiety is Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep, zooming back in theaters almost a decade after “Toy Story 3.” Hanks continues to lead the toy chest, along with new friends like Forky (a spork with arms voiced by Tony Hale) and Canadian stunt toy Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves). Bring a tissue. “When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history,’ ” Hanks said on BBC’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show. “The emotional range of the movies has become more and more deep and profound and affecting.” “Toy Story 4” arrives in theaters June 21.

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Beyonce, seen here in her Netflix film "Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce," will next play Nala in "The Lion King." (Photo: PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT/NETFLIX VIA AP)

Beyonce, coming back to us for ‘The Lion King’

Frankly, Beyonce is already winning 2019. In April, the pop superstar released her Netflix concert film “Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce,” which documents her historic 2018 Coachella performance – and on the same day dropped a surprise live album of the same name. In “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, she’ll play the fully grown, powerful lioness Nala, who is betrothed to Simba (Donald Glover). Just the idea of a Beyonce and Glover duet of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” is enough to keep our eyes trained on July 19. 

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Olivia Wilde, center, directs Kaitlyn Dever, left, and Beanie Feldstein, right, in "Booksmart." (Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Olivia Wilde, delivering the teenage goods with ‘Booksmart’

Wilde steps behind the camera for her directorial debut “Booksmart,” a gut-busting comedy about the waning days of high school. Focused on two bookish best friends (Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever) who realize they forgot to have any fun before heading to college, this trippy, perfectly cast comedy – which has earned comparisons to “Superbad” and “Lady Bird” – is destined to become a cult favorite and carve a new path for Wilde. “Booksmart” hits theaters May 24. 

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Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) is an overly earnest, overachieving comedy writer in "Late Night," who's brought on as a diversity hire for a fading talk-show host. (Photo: SUNDANCE INSTITUTE)

Mindy Kaling, breaking up the boys’ club with her comedy ‘Late Night’

While Kaling has been busy building her own TV empire, she’s also racked up several notable film roles, including last year’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Ocean’s 8.” But what makes “Late Night” (in theaters June 7) so delectable is that Kaling wrote and stars in the comedy, which imagines an irrelevant late-night host (Emma Thompson) who begrudgingly decides to add a sole, excessively earnest female writer (Kaling) to her staff to keep critics off her back. Kaling, who began in showbiz as an intern for Conan O’Brien and got her first big writing job at “The Office,” pulls the curtain back on comedy life, making “Late Night” a crowd-pleasing winner.

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The summer movie season is upon us again and blockbusters en route include the sci-fi comedy "Men in Black: International" (in theaters June 14), where Agent M (Tessa Thompson, left) and Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) travel the globe to deal with a series of alien attacks. GILES KEYTEFullscreenCosmic warriors Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper, left) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) weigh their losses in the Marvel superhero showdown "Avengers: Endgame" (April 26). MARVEL STUDIOSFullscreenActress/filmmaker Eva (Diane Kruger, left) becomes enamored of the enigmatic and androgynous literary persona JT Leroy (Kristen Stewart) in the drama “JT Leroy.” (April 26) ALLEN FRASERFullscreenCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right) is one of the political figures featured in “Knock Down the House,” a Netflix documentary about the 2018 midterm elections. (May 1) NETFLIXFullscreen

Dolph Lundgren (left, with Isaiah Washington) stars as the leader of an elite military team tasked with saving the world from zombies in the action film “Dead Trigger.” (May 3) SABAN FILMSFullscreenTed Bundy (Zac Efron, left) gets moral support in court from girlfriend Liz (Lily Collins) in the Netflix drama "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile." (May 3).
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Maia Mitchell and K.J. Apa star as friends figuring out if there’s something more between them before they go off to college in the Netflix teen drama “The Last Summer.” (May 3) NETFLIXFullscreen

Journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), his childhood crush and babysitter who's now running for president, in the romantic comedy "Long Shot." (May 3)
  MURRAY CLOSEFullscreenMoxy (voiced by Kelly Clarkson) and her friends hit the big screen in the animated movie “Uglydolls.” (May 3) STX FILMSFullscreenRachel Dratch (far left), Emily Spivey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Paula Pell star as girlfriends who travel to Napa to celebrate a birthday in the Netflix comedy “Wine Country,” directed by Poehler. (May 8 in theaters, May 10 on Netflix) COLLEEN HAYESFullscreen

Hannah Murray stars as Leslie Van Houten, one of three women imprisoned for carrying out the murderous machinations of Charles Manson in the drama "Charlie Says." (May 10) IFC FILMSFullscreenRebel Wilson (left) and Anne Hathaway star as a couple of scam artists seeking revenge on men who’ve wronged them in the comedy “The Hustle.” (May 10) CHRISTIAN BLACKFullscreenTim (Justice Smith) teams with cute sleuth Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to find his missing dad in the comedy "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu." (May 10) WARNER BROS.Fullscreen

Jacki Weaver (center left), Diane Keaton and Pam Grier head up a cheerleading squad in their retirement community in the comedy “Poms.” (May 10) KYLE BONO KAPLANFullscreenEthan (Dennis Quaid), Hannah (Marg Helgenberger) and their beloved dog Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad) deal with family drama in the sequel "A Dog's Journey." (May 17)
  JOE LEDERERFullscreenJohn Wick (Keanu Reeves) is excommunicated from the global community of assassins and has a bounty on his head in the action film “John Wick: Chaper 3 – Parabellum.” (May 17) NIKO TAVERNISEFullscreen

Natasha (Yara Shahadi) and Daniel (Charles Melton) are strangers who fall for each other during one magical day, as she also fights to keep her Jamaican family from being deported, in the love story “The Sun Is Also a Star.” (May 17) ATSUSHI NISHIJIMAFullscreenJohn Lithgow and Blythe Danner star as two eccentric small-town hoarders who fall in love in the romantic drama “The Tomorrow Man.” (May 22) BLEECKER STREETFullscreenA criminal (Scott Adkins) gets a furlough from prison and takes revenge on the folks who put him there in the action thriller “Avengement.” (May 24) SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMSFullscreenThe Genie (Will Smith, center) makes the kingdom of Agrabah a magical, musical place in Guy Ritchie’s new live-action “Aladdin.” (May 24) DISNEYFullscreenBrandon Breyer (Jackson A. Dunn) is an alien boy raised on Earth with superpowers and a sinister side in the superhero horror film “Brightburn.” (May 24) BORIS MARTINFullscreenThe documentary “Halston” focuses on 1970s superstar fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick and features interviews with Liza Minnelli and Joel Schumacher. (May 24) BERRY BERENSENFullscreenA former cello prodigy (Allison Williams, left) befriends her teacher’s star pupil (Logan Browning) in the Netflix horror thriller “The Perfection.” (May 24) NETFLIXFullscreenNikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as a Copenhagen cop hunting the ISIS killer who murdered his partner in director Brian DePalma’s thriller “Domino.” (May 31) ROLF KONOWFullscreen

The three-headed golden dragon Ghidorah is one of the gigantic creatures battling for supremacy in the epic “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” (May 31) WARNER BROS.Fullscreen

Octavia Spencer plays a loner who takes a strangely obsessive interest in the local teens who party at her house in the thriller "Ma." (May 31)
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Taron Egerton (left) stars as Elton John, Bryce Dallas Howard is his mother Sheila, and Richard Madden plays manager John Reid in the musical fantasy “Rocketman.” (May 31) DAVID APPLEBYFullscreen

Benjamin Flores Jr. (far left), Miya Cech, Alessio Scalzotto and Jack Gore star as misfit teens at a summer camp who contend with an alien invasion in the action-adventure "Rim of the World." (May) AARON EPSTEINFullscreen

A pair of Brooklyn teens (Dante Crichlow, far left, and Eden Duncan-Smith, far right) show a friend (Jonathan Nieves) the makeshift time machine they built to save a loved one from being wrongfully killed by a cop in the sci-fi adventure "See You Yesterday," produced by Spike Lee. (May) NETFLIXFullscreen

Possessed by the cosmic Phoenix force, X-Men team member Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is both hero and villain in the superhero film “Dark Phoenix.” (June 7) 20TH CENTURY FOXFullscreenAlec Baldwin stars as controversial automaker John DeLorean in the biopic “Framing DeLorean.” (June 7) NICOLE RIVELLIFullscreenHilary Swank stars as an injured stranger who gets on the bad side of Mother (Rose Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate Earth after mankind’s extinction, in the sci-fi thriller “I Am Mother.” (June 7) NETFLIXFullscreenEmma Thompson stars as a late-night talk-show legend whose life is turned upside down when she hires her first female staff writer in the comedy “Late Night.” (June 7) EMILY ARAGONESFullscreenDaisy (voiced by Tiffany Haddish, far left) needs help from Chloe (Lake Bell) and Snowball (Kevin Hart) for a dangerous mission in the animated sequel “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” (June 7) ILLUMINATION AND UNIVERSAL PICTURESFullscreenJesse Eisenberg stars as a sky bookkeeper who joins a karate dojo after getting attacked by a motorcycle gang in the dark comedy "The Art of Self-Defense." (July 12) BLEECKER STREETFullscreen

Cooper Rowe (left) and Isaac Jay star as youngsters whose group visits Joshua Tree and accidentally summons a shape-shifting creature in the horror film “Head Count.” (June 14) SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMSFullscreenJessie Buckley (center) stars as a Scottish musician who dreams of becoming a Nashville country star in the drama “Wild Rose.” (June 14) NEONFullscreenJack Quaid and Maya Erskine play longtime friends who act as each other’s dates for a series of insufferable weddings in the romantic comedy “Plus One.” (June 14) RLJE FILMSFullscreenThree generations come together in “Shaft,” including cybersecurity expert John “J.J.” Shaft (Jessie T. Usher), famed New York detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) and venerable private eye John Shaft Sr. (Richard Roundtree). (June 14) KYLE KAPLANFullscreenBo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts) and her sheep take on a mission with Buzz (Tim Allen), Woody (Tom Hanks) and new friends Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele) in "Toy Story 4." (June 21) PIXARFullscreenStruggling musician Jack (Himesh Patel) impresses childhood best friend Ellie (Lily James) by being the only person on Earth who remembers Beatles songs in the romantic comedy “Yesterday.” (June 28) UNIVERSAL PICTURESFullscreenA Chicago high-school security guard (Anthony Anderson, left) and a musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) bond over a shared love of hip-hop in the Netflix coming-of-age drama "Beats." (June) ELIZABETH MORRISFullscreenInfluential music pioneer and businessman Clarence Avant (right, with Quincy Jones) is the subject of director Reginald Hudlin's Netflix documentary "The Black Godfather." (June) NETFLIXFullscreenA New York cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) become the prime suspects in a murder during a trip to Europe in the ensemble comedy "Murder Mystery." (June) SCOTT YAMANO/NETFLIXFullscreenBob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg visit the grave of Jack Kerouac in the Netflix documentary "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese." (June)
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Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, left) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) recruit Spider-Man (Tom Holland) for a new mission in "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (July 2) JAY MAIDMENTFullscreenFlorence Pugh (far left), Vilhelm Blomgren and Jack Reynor are tourists who discover the terrifying secrets of the Swedish village they visit in the horror film “Midsommar.” (July 3) GABOR KOTSCHY/A24Fullscreen

An Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani, left) gets mixed up with a detective (Dave Bautista) hunting a terrorist in the action comedy “Stuber.” (July 12) HOPPER STONEFullscreenThe career highs and lows of singer-songrwriter David Crosby (left, with wife Jan Dance) are chronicled in the documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name.” (July 19) SONY PICTURES CLASSICSFullscreenYoung Simba (voiced by JD McCrary) chats with his dad's loyal majordomo Zazu (John Oliver) in "The Lion King." (July 19) DISNEYFullscreenWhen his family moves into an old mansion, young Jude (Christopher Convery) makes friends with a life-like doll in “Brahms: The Boy II.” (July 26) DAVID BUKACH/STX FILMSFullscreenRick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio, right) is a TV star struggling to break into the movies and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) is his stunt double in Quentin Tarantino's 1969-set "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." (July 26) ANDREW COOPERFullscreen

Aisling Franciosi stars as a 21-year-old Irish ex-convict seeking vengenance during the 1825 British colonization of Australia in the drama "The Nightingale." (Aug. 2)
  MATT NETTHEIMFullscreenFrenemies Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson, left) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Staham) team up to take on a supervillain in the action film "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." (Aug. 2)
  DANIEL SMITHFullscreenAldis Hodge (with Sherri Shepherd) stars as a high-school football star whose NFL dreams are waylaid when he's wrongfully convicted of a crime in the inspirational drama "Brian Banks." (Aug. 9) BLEECKER STREETFullscreen

Isabela Moner (with Eugenio Derbez) stars as teenage explorer Dora in the kid-friendly adventure "Dora and the Lost City of Gold." (Aug. 9) VINCE VALITUTTIFullscreen

Boyd Holbrook (left, with Michael C. Hall) plays a Philadelphia cop doggedly investigating a serial killer who surfaces every nine years in the Netflix psychological thriller “In the Shadow of the Moon.” (Aug. 9) SABRINA LANTOSFullscreenRed the bird (voiced by Jason Sudeikis, left) and Leonard the pig (Bill Hader) are frenemies who team up against a common threat in the animated sequel "The Angry Birds Movie 2." (Aug. 14) SONY PICTURES ANIMATIONFullscreen

Best friends (played by Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams) make a series of really bad decisions after using a drone to spy on teen girls in the comedy "Good Boys." (Aug. 16) Photo credit: Universal PicturesFullscreenCate Blanchett (right) stars as the enigmatic Bernadette and Emma Nelson is her loving daughter Bee in Richard Linklater’s mystery comedy “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” (Aug. 16) WILSON WEBB/ANNAPURNA PICTURESFullscreenEmperor Maximus (voiced by Adam Lambert) sings about his mischievous scheme in the animated “Playmobil: The Movie.” (Aug. 30) STX FILMSFullscreen

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