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Fiennes Brings Dickens To 'Perfect' Life In 'Invisible Woman'

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Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson are three of the warring Weston women in a blistering film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. Claire Folger/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Leonardo DiCaprio plays a profoundly corrupt stock-market manipulator in The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the real-life story of convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort. Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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In the sci-fi romance Her, a lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) finds love in a rather unexpected place — with a computer operating system named Samantha. Warner Bros. hide caption

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In A 'Miraculous Year' For Movies, Edelstein Picks His Favorites

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A new MDV Entertainment boxed set called Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection features the widow of Ernie Kovacs, in shows from her 1962-64 ABC variety series, which was televised just after her husband's death. AP hide caption

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Great New DVD Box Sets: Blasts From The Past And 'Breaking Bad'

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'Her,' Another Quirky Film For Director Spike Jonze

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In the sci-fi romance Her, a lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) finds love in a rather unexpected place — with a computer operating system named Samantha. Warner Bros. hide caption

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A Man And His Machine, Finding Out What Love Is

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Asghar Farhadi's The Past focuses on the complex family dynamics between Marie (Berenice Bejo), her soon-to-be ex-husband, her new love (Tahar Rahim, above) and her children. Carole Bethuel/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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From An Oscar Winner, A 'Past' Still Hauntingly Present

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Living in poverty and expelled from school, Arbor (Conner Chapman) turns to collecting scrap metal with a cart and horse in The Selfish Giant. Agatha A. Nitecka/Sundance Selects hide caption

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Great Odin's Raven! Will Ferrell's cheerfully idiotic Ron Burgundy and Christina Applegate's whip-smart Veronica Corningstone are back for a comedy sequel that critic Ian Buckwalter says is essentially an avalanche of one-liners. Gemma LaMana/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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When Fred (Stanley Tucci) shows up on the doorstep of his former lover (Alice Eve) ready to resume their relationship, it doesn't necessarily go smoothly. Rogier Stoffers/Tribeca Film hide caption

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'Hobbit 2,' 'Mr. Banks' Are Not Your Parents' Family Films

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