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Flicks, Picked: Best And Worst Films Of 2010
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After hiring a U.S. Marshal to find her father's killer, Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld, left) joins forces with Texas Ranger LaBeouf (Matt Damon), who's tracking the same man. Wilson Webb/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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From The Coens, A Grittier Sort Of Truth Out West
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Natalie Portman stars as Nina, a New York ballerina seeking ultimate perfection under the direction of Thomas Leroy, played by Vincent Cassel. Niko Tavernise/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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'Black Swan': A Largely Empty Sensation
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Anne Hathaway plays Maggie, a patient with early-onset Parkinson's disease, who falls for Jaime, a Viagra drug rep played by Jake Gyllenhaal, in Love and Other Drugs. David James/20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises hide caption

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'Love And Other Drugs': A Worthy Prescription
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Hermione Granger (Emma Watson, left), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) face their hardest task yet - finding the Horcruxes that give Lord Voldemort his immortality, while staying hidden from the dark wizard. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Paranoia, Psychodrama Dominate 'Deathly Hallows'
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Dude, Where's My Arm? James Franco plays Aron Ralston, a hiker who must escape from a trapped position in an isolated canyon. Chuck Zlotnick/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'Due Date' and '127 Hours' Aim Low, Hit High
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Together at last: In the last installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist, left) and cyber-avenger Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) barely share any screen time. Music Box Films hide caption

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'Hornet's Nest': The Girl With The Dragging Plot
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Cecile de France plays Marie Lelay, a woman who publishes a book after nearly dying. She makes an unexpected connection with Matt Damon's George Lonegan, a psychic trying to stop communicating with the dead. Ken Regan/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hereafter' Where Matt Damon Sees Dead People
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Luke Evans and Gemma Arterton star in Tamara Drewe Peter Mountain/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Tamara' And 'Funny Story': Uneasy, But Amusing
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Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield,  and Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) were college buddies when they started Facebook, but the friendship collapsed under the pressures of business. Merrick Morton/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Building A Winning 'Network,' But At What Cost?
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Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko, whose iconic "greed is good" mantra and daring corporate raids made him a rock star of financial titans. Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox hide caption

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'Wall Street' Sequel: A Bull Market, A Bear Of A Film
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Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman help Nev Schulman create a true-to-life film about an online relationship. Rogue Pictures hide caption

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'Catfish': A Great Story Of Isolation And Connection
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From The Ashes: Acting, says Joaquin Phoenix, is like being a puppet. And even when he's not in front of the camera, he tells documentarian Casey Affleck, he's still (and always) playing a character named "Joaquin Phoenix." Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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In 'Still Here,' A Fully Committed Joaquin Phoenix
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In The American, George Clooney is an amoral hero who moves from country to country, sheds past lives, kills for money and crafts weapons. David Edelstein says Clooney is the "last guy I'd cast as an anonymous assassin." Giles Keyte/Focus Features hide caption

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'The American': An Abstract, Angst-Filled Art Thriller
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Arresting Developments: Michael Cera plays Scott Pilgrim, a down-and-out bass player who falls hard for the mysterious, magnetic Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) -- and then has to fight for her. Double Negative/Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Scott Pilgrim': Taking On The World, An Ex At A Time
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