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2018 fall movie preview: 'A Star Is Born,' 'Venom,' 'First Man' and more

After they pulled surprisingly strong numbers at the box office -- thanks, "Avengers," "Incredibles" and "Crazy Rich Asians"-- the sun is about to set on summer movies. And while there are tons of awards hopefuls and indie darlings waiting in the wings, this fall movie season also promises a fair share of horror (including a new take on "Halloween" headlined by original star Jamie Lee Curtis), big-budget movie star fare (Bradley Cooper romances -- and directs -- Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born") and, yes, even a big comic book tentpole in the form of the "Spider-Man" spin-off "Venom" (starring Tom Hardy in his latest mushmouthed role). Get an in-depth look at all of the most-anticipated titles in The Times' 2018 Fall Movie Preview.

Lady Gaga on letting go for 'A Star Is Born' and what Bradley Cooper insisted she do before filming

Lady Gaga has her first starring role in a movie in "A Star is Born," the fourth version of the iconic story, this time directed by her costar, Bradley Cooper.

Five female directors, many stories: A conversation on filmmaking, Netflix and more

Five female filmmakers — Haifaa al-Mansour, Susanne Bier, Sara Colangelo, Nicole Holofcener and Tamara Jenkins — who all have their new movies coming out via Netflix sat down to talk.

Comedy, horror and an unmasked Tom Hardy: How ‘Venom’s’ director built a fresh ‘Spider-Man’ spinoff

With the new film 'Venom,' director Ruben Fleischer and Sony Pictures are setting out to expand the Spider-Man universe

From Broadway to the big screen, 'Widows' star Cynthia Erivo is making moves

The Tony winner takes the fall by storm with film roles in "Widows" and "Bad Times at the El Royale."

They're back: Past Oscar favorites are out in force this fall

Oscar voters have plenty of chances to reward past favorites this year. We offer six perfect pairings, including Barry Jenkins and Damien Chazelle in the director category.

How the deaths of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin inspired 'The Hate U Give'

Director George Tillman Jr. and author Angie Thomas discuss the film adaptation of the Black Lives Matter-inspired novel 'The Hate U Give.'

Tiffany Haddish times three in 'Night School,' 'The Oath' and 'Nobody's Fool'

Tiffany Haddish has three movies opening over three months this fall: "Night School," "The Oath" and "Nobody's Fool"

How the makers of new 'Halloween' and 'Suspiria' films took different approaches reimagining hallowed horror classics

No pressure: The makers of the new "Halloween" sequel and "Suspiria" remake on the two most anticipated horror films of the season.

A world of fantastical costumes fills Disney's new take on 'The Nutcracker'

Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan takes on a new challenge imagining the varied looks in the worlds of Disney's holiday fantasy "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."

Far from home: European filmmakers set their sights on American stories

Three acclaimed European filmmaker — Jacques Audiard, Yann Demange and Felix Van Groeningin — have made films in English set in America.

Virtually every film coming out this fall

Films that will premiere in the fall of 2018 include "Peppermint," "Lizzie," "The Predator," "Love, Gilda," "Night School," "A Star Is Born," "Venom," "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween," "Suspiria," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."