Free All That You Can Be: George Clooney and Kevin Spacey starred in The Men Who Stare at Goats. The film's tone, as Ronson told NPR's Guy Raz in November, is much more humanistic and warm-hearted than his book — "like Little Miss Sunshine Goes to War." Laura Macgruder hide caption

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Summer Hours: With the spotlight on holiday blockbusters, you may have forgotten this late-spring gem. Last May, David Edelstein called Olivier Assayas' film "the most elegant movie imaginable about the changes wrought by globalization." Now he's calling it No 1. Jeannick Gravelines/IFC Films hide caption

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Fierce Creatures: A Na'vi warrior races into battle on a thanator — one of dozens of plants and animals created, and painstakingly cataloged, by the creators of the new sci-fi epic Avatar. WETA hide caption

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Day-Lewis has won two leading-actor Oscars, for 1989's My Left Foot and for 2007's There Will Be Blood. Munawar Hosain/Getty hide caption

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In Crazy Heart, Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is a washed-up, alcoholic country singer who has been reduced to playing in bowling alleys and dive bars — but he can still put on a great show. When he's on stage, "that's his throne," Bridges says. Lorey Sebastian/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Na'vi native Neytiri (voiced by Zoe Saldana) and the Na'vi avatar for the human Jake (Sam Worthington) are among those who speak a language that currently has roughly 1,000 words — though linguist Paul Frommer has said he hopes it will continue to grow as the Avatar universe does. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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