Lost In The Stream: Children play in a New York fountain on July 24, 2010. Beyond being filmed on the same date on the same planet, the film's amateur footage lacks unifying vision. National Geographic Films hide caption

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Broken Family Tree: Dawn (Charlotte Gainsbourg) witnesses her husband suffer a fatal heart attack on the front lawn of their Outback home and becomes paralyzed with grief, unable to provide proper care for her children. Her feelings, and everyone else's, are visualized by the omnipresent tree. Baruch Rafic/Zeitgeist Films hide caption

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Warding Off Spirits: Kristen (Amber Heard) is committed to a women's asylum after setting fire to an abandoned farmhouse. The true nature of her past and of the demons that follow her through the ward are eventually revealed through shockingly silly twists. Arc Entertainment hide caption

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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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