Rebecca Hall, Ann Guilbert and Amanda Peet stand in the Manhattan apartment that Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt's characters plan to take over — once Guilbert's character passes away. Piotr Redlinski/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Jamey Sheridan shines in the title role as a divorced contractor who exists merely as a "pale shadow" of his former self. Worldview Entertainment hide caption

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The incognito British street artist Banksy offers few clues on whether the movie about his street art is real or a hoax. Courtesy Paranoid Pictures hide caption

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Tina Fey and Steve Carell star as a married New Jersey couple who attempt to rekindle their romance with a night on the town in New York. Mark Wahlberg co-stars as a security expert who flirts with Fey. Suzanne Tenner/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Avatar's Sam Worthington plays Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus and nemesis of Hades. He's a strapping fellow — but he looks just a bit too confident (wonder why?) battling those CGI monsters. Jay Maidment/SMPSP hide caption

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Fanning's Currie is the central character in The Runaways, based on the singer's memoir. Stewart's Jett turns out to be more of a bystander — though the two do have one desultory love scene. River Road Entertainment hide caption

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Fire When Ready: Matt Damon plays Roy Miller, a warrant officer who helps a CIA operative search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Paul Greengrass' movie is an action flick with a sharply political bent. Courtesy of Universal Pictures hide caption

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Helena Bonham Carter plays the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll once described the character as "a Fury ... her passion must be cold and calm — she must be formal and strict, yet not unkindly; pedantic to the 10th degree, the concentrated essence of all governesses!" Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Dangerous Duo: Tahar Rahim (left) plays an illiterate Arab who is coaxed into killing a fellow inmate by a Corsican gang leader. Niels Arestrup (right) plays his dangerous and violent "mentor." Roger Arpajou/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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In The Ghost Writer, Pierce Brosnan plays a former British prime minister under siege from his wife, the press, and the courts. Summit Entertainment hide caption

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In From Paris With Love, John Travolta plays a CIA agent sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (right) plays his diplomat partner. Rico Torres hide caption

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The Fury Of Revelation: Mel Gibson plays a police detective out to solve the murder of his only daughter — and unearthing corporate cover-ups and government conspiracies in the process. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Heart Of The Matter: Actor Brendan Fraser (with Diego Velazquez) plays John Crowley, whose American dream shatters when his children are diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. CBS Films hide caption

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First-time actress Katie Jarvis plays 15-year-old Mia, a confused and troubled teen. Critic David Edelstein says casting a nonactor can sometimes be just a stunt — but director Andrea Arnold hit the jackpot with Jarvis. IFC/IFC hide caption

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