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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Clued In: Will Ferrell (left) and Mark Wahlberg play a pair of cops who are thrust into action and must hit the streets in order to solve a case. Macall Polay/Columbia TriStar hide caption

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Will Ferrell Shines In Laugh-Filled 'Other Guys'

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'Life During Wartime': Squirm-Worthy Storytelling

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While You Were Sleeping: Leonardo DiCaprio plunges into people's minds while they sleep in order to extract corporate secrets in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi flick Inception. Warner Bros hide caption

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'Inception' A Masterpiece? Only In Someone's Dream

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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Annette Bening (left) and Julianne Moore star as a couple dealing with their two teenagers -- as well as their anonymous sperm donor, played by Mark Ruffalo. Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features hide caption

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Cholodenko's 'Kids' Flick: More Than Just All Right

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Twihard With A Vengeance: Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) don't consummate their romance -- though they do allow the audience to gaze long and often at their flawless faces. Kimberley French/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Slow 'Eclipse' Knows Just How To Stalk Its Target

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Kyle Steiner, a member of Battle Company, stands in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company's actions were the basis of the documentary Restrepo by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Outpost Films hide caption

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'Restrepo' And 'The Lottery': Two Places, Two Battles

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To Infinity And Day Care: Jessie and Buzz Lightyear are back — this time, trying to escape from hyperactive toddlers. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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'Toy Story 3': To Growing Up, And Beyond

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Lost In The Woods: From the very start of Winter's Bone, director Debra Granik creatures a lyrical tension between death and life, despair and determination. Sebastian Mlynarski hide caption

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'Winter's Bone:' A Miraculous Film From The Ozarks

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Mom? Dren may be a modern-day Frankenstein's monster, but Delphine Chaneac plays her with a mythical beauty and ballerina's grace. Sarah Polley stars as Elsa, one of the creature's two creators. Warner Bros. hide caption

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'Splice': Your Results May Vary (And Be Scary)

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Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristen Davis all return for the sequel. The four leave New York and head to Abu Dhabi. Craig Blankenhorn/New Line Productions hide caption

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'Sex And The City 2': Sheiks, Shrieks And Eeks

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