The King Rules: Rehearsals for a London concert series found Michael Jackson and his dancers working on a huge set. Spliced together in a concert movie, scenes from those rehearsals are a reminder of just how good Jackson was performing live. Kevin Mazur/Sony Pictures hide caption

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For A Fallen Star, One Final Chance To Shine

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Famous Faces, Look-Alike Stars: The Biopic Dilemma

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Lovely, But Earthbound: The story of Amelia Earhart — the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, for starters — has wings. But Mira Nair's affectionate biographical drama doesn't take nearly as many risks as its heroine did. Ken Woroner/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Children Of The (Organic) Corn: The children of the French town of Barjac become the ultimate judges of the local organic movement after their school starts serving 100 percent locally grown, organic food. (The kids love it.) First Run Features hide caption

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Setting Things Straight: Comedian Chris Rock explores the world of black hair care, talking to men and women about the lengths they go to as they manage their locks. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Good Hair': Untangling A Knotty (But Big) Business

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Going Down: Mark, played by Ricky Gervais, lives in a world where everyone tells the truth — and the truth is, no one likes him. Sam Urdank/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Ricky Gervais Discovers The Truth About 'Lying'

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Coco Before Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou, explores the early life of the iconic French designer who changed fashion history with her classic tweed suit. Sony Pictures Classic hide caption

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Fashion, A La Mode Again At The Multiplex

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A Delectable 3-D Downpour: After countless failed experiments, a scientist seeking to solve world hunger gets a little more success than he bargained for when he figures out how to turn water into food. Sony Pictures Animation hide caption

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'Chance Of Meatballs' Puts Fun In The Forecast

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Dangerously Dim: Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) is a quirky corporate executive turned whistle-blower who can't seem to do anything right. Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'The Informant!' Lies. What A Surprise!

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In Character: Cartoonists in Argentina hosted a barbecue during Disney's visit. He showed up in full gaucho dress, and many joked that he looked more authentic than his hosts. courtesy of Brian Lansburgh hide caption

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'Walt & El Grupo' Documents Disney Diplomacy

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Don't blink: James Gandolfini as Carol and Max Records as Max in Where The Wild Things Are. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Wild Things, Sweet Nothings And A Pair Of Nines

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Strange interlude: Daniel Breaker plays Youth, the adolescent version of narrator Stew (in background) in Spike Lee's sizzling film version of Stew's semiautobiographical Broadway musical Passing Strange. David Lee/Sundance hide caption

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Wondrous 'Strange': Spike Lee Makes A Musical

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At The Movies, The '60s Beat Goes On

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