Woo's 'Red Cliff' Is Traditional Movie Blockbuster

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Turan's Book Spotlights Theater Producer Joe Papp

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Such Sweet Sorrow: Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristin Stewart) take a break in the second Twilight film. hide caption

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Under A 'New Moon,' A Surprising Lack Of Passion

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In 'Fantastic Mr. Fox,' The Dazzle Is In The Details

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Free All That You Can Be: George Clooney and Kevin Spacey play members of a New Age Army unit whose special skills include cloudbursting and spirit channeling. When the unit's leader goes missing, all signs point to a renegade member. Laura Macgruder hide caption

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'Men Who Stare At Goats': GIs Use Their Third Eyes

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Thai Treasure? Born to a rural family, Tony Jaa herded elephants as a kid and apprenticed with stuntman and action-film director Panna Rittikrai when he was 15. Magnet Releasing hide caption

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'Ong Bak 2': In Ancient Thailand, A Bang-Up Fight

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He's King Of His World: Max (Max Records) brandishes his scepter before his loyal — well, loyal as wild things can be — subjects. From left: The Bull (Michael Berry), Douglas (Chris Cooper), Alexander (Paul Dano), Judith (Catherine O'Hara), KW (Lauren Ambrose), Ira (Forest Whitaker) and Carol (James Gandolfini). Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Where The Wild Things Are,' Dismay Also Lurks

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Life studies: A 16-year-old schoolgirl (Carey Mulligan, center) learns hard lessons — but also discovers a thing or two about the value of experience — as she navigates an affair with an older man. Kerry Brown/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'An Education,' Courtesy Of A Stellar Performance

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The Sky Is Falling: With his world crashing down around him, physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) looks for a new perspective. Wilson Webb/Focus Features hide caption

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'A Serious Man': Cold Comfort, Coen Bros.-Style

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Michael Moore's New Target: 'Capitalism' Itself

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"Now a soft kiss ..." A dying John Keats (Ben Whishaw) locks lips with his "stedfast" muse and secret lover, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Apparition hide caption

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Love At First Longing For 'Star'-Crossed Lovers

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For the love of the game: Paul (Patton Oswalt) and his buddy Sal (Kevin Corrigan) are die-hard Giants fans who watch games on TV in the stadium parking lot. First Independent Pictures hide caption

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'Big Fan': The Defeat Of A Football Fantasy

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A West Bank Family, Making A Home In 'Amreeka'

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Up Where They Walk, Up Where They Run: Ponyo, a goldfish turned little girl, gets her chance to live where the people are in a sweet-natured film by Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki. Nibariki-GNDHDDT hide caption

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'Ponyo,' Swimming Magically Against The Tide

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'Half-Blood Prince': A Franchise Flick, But With Mojo

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