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Why yes, that is Bill Murray playing FDR in Hyde Park On Hudson, one of many films that will be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival, beginning Thursday. Nicola Dove/Toronto International Film Festival hide caption

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A T-shirt with many of the most infamous spoilers from movies, books and TV. A new study suggests that spoilers actually increase our enjoyment rather than ruin it. Yaili/Flickr hide caption

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Emotional Armor: Superheroes like Batman (Christian Bale) function as talismans when our fears are darkest — symbols of good, and of justice, when we wonder whether either exists. Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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