Downey Picks Up Sherlock Holmes' Magnifying Glass
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Behind Enemy Lines: With Earth in trouble, humans are off to Pandora — and the native Na'vi are ready to fight for their home. Genetically hybridized and assigned to infiltrate them, combat veteran Jake Sully (Sam Worthington, left) goes native himself when he meets Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). WETA/20th Century Fox hide caption

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'Avatar': Big-Picture Visions, Stirringly Realized
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'Lovely,' isn't she? Saoirse Ronan brings an appealing naturalness to the part of a murdered girl looking down on the world that survived her, but Peter Jackson's film of The Lovely Bones misses the delicate balance that made the novel work. DreamWorks Studios hide caption

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'The Lovely Bones,' Ever So Slightly Disarranged
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Last Call: George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a corporate hit man hired to fly around the country and fire downsized employees. A frequent flier and a professional drifter, Ryan leads a life devoid of attachment. Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Up In The Air': Life, No Strings Attached
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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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