Veteran Hollywood stuntman Hal Needham — who turned director for the 1977 hit Smokey and the Bandit — lines up a shot with Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed and Happy the dog. Universal Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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Director John Madden works on the set of his espionage thriller The Debt, a remake of a 2007 Israeli film of the same name. Madden says he was initially attracted to the story's complexity. Laurie Sparham/Focus Features hide caption

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Sam Riley (left) as Pinkie Brown, and Andrea Riseborough as Rose, in Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock. Alex Bailey/IFC Films hide caption

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Vera Farmiga as Corinne Walker in the film Higher Ground, which Farmiga also directed. Molly Hawkey/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Comic book nerd Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) encounters an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) after traveling to America for Comic-Con. Double Negative/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess explore two decades' worth of friendship in One Day. Giles Keyte/ hide caption

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Boyz II Men in 1995. Dan Grohong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Director John Sayles shot his latest film, Amigo, in the Philippines with a primarily Filipino cast. Mary Cybulski/Variance Films/Anarchists' Convention hide caption

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In The Devil's Double, Dominic Cooper plays two characters: Saddam Hussein's oldest son, Uday, and Iraqi military man Latif Yahia, who was made to undergo plastic surgery so he could become Uday's body double. Lionsgate hide caption

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Aziz Ansari, who stars in the new film 30 Minutes or Less, says his comedy is about life and personal anecdotes. Colin Patrick Smith hide caption

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If the audience is uncomfortable watching The Help, that's appropriate, says actress Octavia Spencer: "People lived this discomfort." Spencer plays Minny Jackson — an African-American maid in 1960s Mississippi — in the film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's controversial novel. Dale Robinette/Dreamworks Pictures hide caption

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A Meeting Of Great Minds: During his 1966 visit to South Africa, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy met with anti-apartheid activist Chief Luthuli and later spoke publicly about their meeting. Because of a government ban on media coverage of Luthuli, it was the first news many had of their leader in more than five years. Shoreline Productions hide caption

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In Jackson, Mississippi in 1963, (left to right) Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone), Minnie Jackson (Octavia Spencer) and Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) together take a risk that could have profound consequences for them all in DreamWork's drama, "The Help," based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Dale Robinette/DreamWorks hide caption

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Wil Wheaton (left), River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connell and Corey Feldman search for the body of a local teenager in Stand by Me. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. AP/Universal Pictures hide caption

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