Otelo (Jafta Mamabolo, right) and his best friend, New Year (Thomas Gumede), grow up in South Africa during the violent years toward the end of apartheid. Indigenous Film Distribution hide caption

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Donnie Yen stars as Liu Jinxi, a quiet mountain-village family man who turns out to have a complicated past, in Dragon. Radius/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Abby (Erin Way) becomes another player in the Collector's (Randall Archer) deadly game. LD Entertainment hide caption

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Flying 'Solo': Robert Carlyle plays a burnout Britpop veteran drinking his way through a second career among the farmers markets of Southern California — until a DUI bust sends him into a tailspin. Matthew Barnes/Strand Releasing hide caption

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Brad Pitt's Jackie Cogan is a midlevel mob enforcer in Killing Them Softly, adapted by Andrew Dominik from the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade. Melinda Sue Gordon/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) begins a journey of personal growth and spiritual discovery after being lost at sea. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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A Boy, A Boat, A Tiger: Reflecting On 'Life Of Pi'

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Yusef Salaam, wrongly accused of rape, is escorted by police. He and four other teens were eventually found guilty of a crime they didn't commit. Getty Images hide caption

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Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman), Sandman, North (Alec Baldwin) and Tooth (Isla Fisher) welcome Jack Frost (Chris Pine) to a group of mythical characters sworn to protect the world's children. DreamWorks hide caption

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Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), work together to produce Psycho. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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From left: Matt Eckert (Josh Peck) and his friend Robert (Josh Hutcherson) join Matt's Marine brother Jed (Chris Hemsworth) on a mission to stop North Korean invaders. Ron Phillips/Open Road Films hide caption

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Pi takes in the bioluminescent wonders of the sea. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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For Pi, A Wonderful 'Life' Finds Its Way To Film

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Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker also help round out a team of actors who score a touchdown with the critics. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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In 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Lawrence Is Golden

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Leo Tolstoy's Countess Vronsky (Olivia Williams) and Anna (Keira Knightley) come to life in Joe Wright's adaptation of the classic Russian novel Anna Karenina. Laurie Sparham/Focus Features hide caption

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'Tis The Season For Oscar-Bait Adaptations

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