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Cousin Ben (Jason Schwartzman), Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) show that nothing can stand in the way of young love in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Niko Tavernise/Focus Features hide caption

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Bob Mondello's Best Movies Of 2012

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Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a slave owner, holds Django's wife captive. Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Tarantino On 'Django,' Violence And Catharsis

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Is 'Django Unchained' The 'Blackest Film Ever'?

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Santa (Isabel Cardoso) cares for an elderly woman as she slips into delusions, seeing her as a hunter, among other things. Adopt Films hide caption

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Salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) faces a challenge from environmentalist Dustin Noble (John Krasinski) while trying to buy drilling rights in a small town. Scott Green/Focus Features hide caption

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Will Hollywood Catch Up To A Changing Audience?

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt looks decidedly less jolly than Bill Murray makes him out to be in Hyde Park on Hudson. AP hide caption

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'Hyde Park': An FDR Portrait That's More Fiction Than Fact

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Vic Flick's Riff Captures The Sound Of James Bond

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The Film 'Les Miserable' Does The Musical Proud

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Academy Award Competition Is Expected To Be Tough

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Jean Valjean and young Cosette (Isabelle Allen), two of the most iconic characters in contemporary musical theater, come to the big screen. Laurie Sparham/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Django confronts Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the man who owns his wife. Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Steve (Matt Damon), a salesman for a large oil company, visits a small town in which he hopes to buy drilling rights. Scott Green/Focus Features hide caption

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Matt Damon On His Promising New Film

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