Honor among 'Assassins': A one-time student (Tsuyoshi Ihara, left) and a young warrior-in-training (Masataka Kubota) join the former's teacher, Shinzaemon, in a quest to rid 19th-century Japan of a sadistic warlord. Magnet Releasing hide caption

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To fill out the full-length documentary, Herzog interviewed a variety of oddball characters, including a pelt-wearing, bone-flute-playing enthusiast named Wulf Hein (left). Marc Valesella/IFC Films hide caption

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Small fish, big pond: Stan Herd (John Hawkes) arrives in Manhattan ready to win over Donald Trump's company, literally mortgaging his future to build an "earthwork" on a plot of Trump-owned land. Shadow Distribution hide caption

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To Russia With Kvetching: Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal faced a bevy of cultural obstacles — including a live audience barred from laughing — when he tried to adapt his show's brand of middle-class humor for Russian television. Nicholas Weissman/Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Forever Young: Although he wears a smirk borrowed from notable screen punks, Jesse (Thomas McDonell) shows his romantic colors after warming up to resident perfectionist Nova (Aimee Teegarden). Richard Foreman Jr./Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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The cast of Fast Five, the latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Jaimie Trueblood/Universal hide caption

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Biutiful follows hustler Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a middleman between two Chinese merchants and the illegal immigrants who sell their counterfeit goods on the streets of Barcelona. Jose Haro/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin plays Jeanne Marwan, a math instructor who goes on a grim scavenger hunt to piece together her mother's life, in director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the play Incendies by Quebec writer Wajdi Mouawad. Sabrik Hakeem/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Trainer Wreck: A bereaved circus veterinarian (Robert Pattinson) and a performer (Reese Witherspoon) with an abusive husband are brought closer by their shared affection for an animal colleague in Water for Elephants. David James/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Twilight, It's Not: Martin (Connor Paolo) struggles to survive after his family is massacred by vampires, but he soon learns that other predators — including a religious fundamentalist cult — may be more dangerous in the wild. IFC Films hide caption

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The Secret Lives Of Mothers: After the death of the widowed Nawal Marwan (Lubna Azabal), her adult children slowly discover the bitterness of her childhood in a country plagued by endless cycles of violence. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Director Tyler Perry speaks onstage in New York City. Perry's work has come under criticism by veteran filmmaker Spike Lee. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Steve Harvey Foundation hide caption

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