'Tonight' Show: Playing an alcoholic, unpopular superhero, Will Smith rouses himself from a park bench pass-out to stare down a curious kid in 2008's Hancock — a movie almost titled Tonight, He Comes. Relativity Media/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Movie Titles That Might Have Been

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Carol Channing — who turns 91 on Jan. 31 — appears in the 2010 Gypsy of the Year celebration, an annual salute to Broadway's hardest-working chorus performers. Peter James Zielinski/Entertainment One hide caption

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Carol Channing, Still Delightfully 'Larger Than Life'

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'Pina': German filmmaker Wim Wenders' 3-D dance documentary is a homage to influential German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. Donata Wenders/Neue Road Movies hide caption

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Bob Mondello Picks The Year's Top 10 (Plus 10)

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The Great Divides: Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) are at odds first about whether to leave Iran for life abroad — and then about more urgent issues yet. Habib Madjidi /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'A Separation': In Tehran, Houses And Hearts Divided

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The young journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell, left) and the permanently drunk Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) go on a global treasure chase in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. WETA Digital Ltd. hide caption

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Stirring Adventures, At Home (In A Zoo) And Abroad

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DVD Picks: 'Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale'

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War, What Is It Good For? Movies, It Seems.

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Winslet and Walsh are the parents of the aggressor, and Type A sorts themselves — though as events proceed, their allegiance to each other will waver. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Carnage' In The Smart Set, And Self-Inflicted, Too

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The angsty Mavis (Charlize Theron), a teen-fiction writer, plots to save her high-school beau from what she believes is a too-mundane married life in Young Adult. Phillip V. Caruso/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Two Takes, Light And Dark, On The Unexpected Life

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A Yankee At Court: In My Week with Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) is on location in England with her then-husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to film The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier. Laurence Cendrowicz/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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A silent-era superstar when we meet him, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) struggles to keep up after Hollywood falls in love with sound. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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In Glorious Black And White, An 'Artist' Falls Silent

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'Tonight' Music: Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood played Tony and Maria in the 1961 film of West Side Story. Fox Home Entertainment hide caption

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DVD Picks: 'West Side Story'

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It's Oddly Easy Being Blue: Depressive newlywed Justine (Kirsten Dunst) finds herself oddly well equipped to face the end of humankind in Lars von Trier's Melancholia. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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It's The End Of The World, And She Feels Fine

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Beard of Avon? Rhys Ifans plays the 17th Earl of Oxford, who in the preposterous calculus of Anonymous is the "real" author of Shakespeare's plays.

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'Anonymous': Stylish Claptrap, By Any Other Name

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