Pajama Party: Terri (Jacob Wysocki) drifts through empty school days in his sleepwear until Mr. Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly) decides to take him under his wing. The film adeptly mines humor from a protagonist who wanders around the fringes of a dissatisfying life. ATO Pictures hide caption

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Another Run: Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) flees from evil killer space robots yet again in the "stupendous piece of blockbusting" that is the latest installment of the Transformers franchise. Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Missed A Spot: Cameron Diaz plays Elizabeth Halsey, an acid-tongued middle school teacher trying to raise $10,000 for rich-male-baiting breast implants. Without any redeeming qualities beneath her sneering exterior, Elizabeth remains a surface-level offender. Gemma LaMana/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Class Of '62: Michael Fassbender proves his blockbuster mettle as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, a swift and stylish relaunch that lays out the Cold War-era origins for Marvel's superheroes. Murray Close/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Paul and Raluca's affair tears apart his seemingly happy marriage with Adriana, but director Radu Muntean designates no villains — opting instead to paint his characters in an unflinchingly objective light. Lorber Films hide caption

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The hobo code: A nameless vagabond (Rutger Hauer) rides the rails into Hope Town, where he introduces criminals to the business end of his boom stick. Don't expect any themes or allegories — just a whole lot of bloody gore. Karim Hussain/Magnet Releasing hide caption

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To Russia With Kvetching: Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal faced a bevy of cultural obstacles — including a live audience barred from laughing — when he tried to adapt his show's brand of middle-class humor for Russian television. Nicholas Weissman/Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Twilight, It's Not: Martin (Connor Paolo) struggles to survive after his family is massacred by vampires, but he soon learns that other predators — including a religious fundamentalist cult — may be more dangerous in the wild. IFC Films hide caption

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Birds In Paradise: A plan to mate Blu (Jesse Eisenberg, center) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) runs aground after the endangered macaws are snatched by smugglers. On the run in Rio, they team up with a local toucan (George Lopez). Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Brand Recognition: Real-life recovering addict Russell Brand tackles one of the most recognizable big-screen substance abusers of the '80s in a remake of Arthur. Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Fool Me Once: Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), a military helicopter pilot, finds himself plugged into another man's consciousness and sent back in time — to eight minutes before his host is killed in a terrorist attack. Jonathan Wenk/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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The Other Side: Like most of his films, director Tony Gatlif's Korkoro thrums with the music of the Roma people. Set in Nazi-occupied France, the movie follows 15 Gypsies, including Taloche (James Thierree), as old prejudices metastasize into systematic persecution. Lorber Films hide caption

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Grappling for advantage: A flailing lawyer (Paul Giamatti) and a high-school wrestler both look for answers in Win Win, a drama that's full of both interestingly knotty problems and too-easy answers. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Ultimately big-hearted, Hall Pass nonetheless shortchanges its female leads — Jenna Fischer (left) and Christina Applegate — by giving them little room to flex their comedic muscles. Peter Iovino/Warner Bros. hide caption

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