A Plan Problematic: Scoot McNairy stars as Andrew Kaulder, a photographer who must find his way through a quarantined zone inhabited by squidlike extraterrestrials to get out of Mexico and home to the U.S. Magnet Releasing/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Reluctant Reader: Matt Damon stars as George Lonegan, a psychic who wants to stop doing readings but finds himself intrigued by Hereafter, a book written by Marie Lelay (Cecile de France) after a near-death experience. Ken Regan/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Henry Paulson (former U.S. secretary of the Treasury; from left), Ben Bernanke (chairman of the Federal Reserve) and Timothy Geithner (current Treasury secretary and former president of the Federal Bank of New York) are among the financial-industry veterans featured in Inside Job. Representational Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Geeky Genius: Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Mapel play computer nerds who create an incredibly successful social networking site. Merrick Morton/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Veteran director Arthur Penn (pictured at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007) died Sept. 28. He was the guiding hand on classic movies including The Miracle Worker and Bonnie and Clyde. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) mentors young Wall Street trader Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, another in Hollywood's long line of unfriendly films about high finance. Barry Wetcher /Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Dark And Deadly: In a taut new thriller, Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) gets buried alive by kidnappers. Bob Mondello notes that director Rodrigo Cortes is just the latest to explore a subgenre that includes several cinematic classics. Lionsgate hide caption

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Marital Madness: Gemma Jones and Naomi Watts star as a mother-daughter duo struggling through collapsing marriages, persuasive fortune telling, and lost ambitions. Keith Hamshere/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Work It: When smart-aleck Olive (Emma Stone) becomes suddenly notorious for something she only sort-of did, she decides to roll with it — and share a little lesson from The Scarlet Letter. Adam Taylor/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Reality bites: Catfish is what happens when a guy like Nev -- who lives his life more or less on camera -- falls for a Facebook friend who may not be ready for her close-up. Rogue Pictures hide caption

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Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake in The Social Network, one of the many films that will compete for your attention this fall. Merrick Morton/Columbia Tristar Marketing Group hide caption

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A Dress To Impress: Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) and Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana) must endure a host of obstacles -- car troubles, ex-boyfriends, an errant goat -- before they can celebrate their White Wedding. The Little Film Co. hide caption

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A Gallic Bonnie And Clyde: The vicious gangster Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassell) flees to Quebec with his mistress (Cecile de France) in the riveting Mesrine: Killer Instinct. Music Box Films hide caption

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