Brandon McInerney is serving 21 years for killing King. HBO hide caption

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With Don Jon, the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who stars as the titular porn-addicted Jersey boy, adds writer and director to his resume. Relativity Media hide caption

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In one of the four intertwining storylines of the brutal Chinese drama A Touch of Sin, a young receptionist (Zhao Tao) must resort to violence to defend herself. Kino Lorber hide caption

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Alfre Woodard as Mistress Harriet Shaw and Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Women aren't permitted to travel unattended in the streets of Saudi Arabia, so Wadjda director Haifaa Al Mansour worked from inside a van, communicating with her crew via walkie-talkie. Tobias Kownatzki /Razor Film/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Isaiah Washington (left) plays a sort of fatal father figure to Tequan Richmond's Lee in Blue Caprice. The characters are inspired by the so-called Beltway snipers, who killed 10 people in and around Washington, D.C., in 2002. IFC Films hide caption

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Stuart Blumberg has written several films, but Thanks for Sharing is his first directorial effort. Anne Joyce /Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Don Cheadle is known his roles in Hotel Rwanda, Crash and Ocean's Eleven. Eric Charbonneau/AP hide caption

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Chaos, panic and disorder: Rebecca Hall stars as a barrister whose assignment leads to all kinds of bad things in the security-state thriller Closed Circuit. Jay Maidment/Focus Features hide caption

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Martin Freeman (from left), Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan star as five old high school friends who reunite to finish an epic pub crawl in The World's End, directed by Edgar Wright. Laurie Sparham/Focus Features hide caption

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Ziyi Zhang plays martial artist Gong Er in the new film The Grandmaster. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Reggie Shaw killed two men while he was texting on a Utah highway. He now speaks to groups about the dangers of texting and driving. ShareATT/YouTube hide caption

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