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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Apocalypse Then: Arnold Schwarzenneger first played The Terminator in 1984. The date proposed then for worldwide nuclear devastation: 1997. Carolco/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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A Martyr For The Cause: On an Army form, Tillman had specifically declined the option of a military funeral, aware that his celebrity might make it easy for the Army to turn his death into a propaganda tool. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Donna Corleone: Jacki Weaver (right, with Sullivan Stapleton) plays the matriarch of a Melbourne-based crime family in a performance that critic Bob Mondello hails as hard to top for its sheer cold-bloodedness. John Tsiavis/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Getting To Know You: In real life, we usually don't learn about the people who live through (and die in) natural disasters until after the disaster has unfolded. In movies like 2012, that chronology runs in reverse: Filmmakers introduce their characters (divorced dad John Cusack and daughter Morgan Lily, above), then put them through airborne escapes (below) and many other kinds of CGI hell. Columbia Pictures hide caption

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