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

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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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