When Jason Sudeikis (left) and Owen Wilson get a free pass to cheat, they start by going to Applebee's — not exactly known as a watering hole for singles. Peter Iovino/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hall Pass' To Cheat Keeps Marital Despair At Bay

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After Martin takes a cab driven by Gina (Diane Kruger), things go awry. Martin wakes up four days later — in a hospital — and finds no one has been looking for him. Jay Maidment/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Unknown': A Suspenseful, Action-Filled Mind-Bender

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He Wants You And You And You: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber can make teenage girls — and his marketing team — scream, moan and weep with delight. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Never Say' Justin Bieber's Not An Awesome Package

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Thomas Dekker plays Smith, a sexually "undeclared" college freshman who is equally smitten with his shaggy-blond roommate Thor, a British femme named London, a hot-tub designer and women who appear only in his dreams, in Gregg Araki's Kaboom. Marianne Williams/IFC Films hide caption

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'Kaboom': Innuendo, With A Graphic-Novel Punch

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Emma (Natalie Portman) just wants to sleep with Adam (Ashton Kutcher) — she doesn't expect him to fall in love with her. Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'No Strings Attached': Corny, Contrived, Conservative

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A Superheroic Friendship: After his media-mogul father dies, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) uses the family's fortune -- and chauffeur, Kato (Jay Chou), -- to become The Green Hornet, a masked crime fighter. Jaimie Trueblood/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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'Green Hornet', 'Dilemma' Prove Bromance Is Dead

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Dean (Ryan Gosling) is content centering his life around his family; he must reconcile his desires with his wife's ambitious career plans in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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'Blue Valentine': A Romance Raw And Unhinged

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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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