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Fire And Rain: Raizo (played by the Korean pop star Rain) is adopted by the Clan of the Black Sand and trained as a ninja, only to turn against them to avenge his girlfriend's death. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Warner Bros. Pictures

Hard Target: Zhang Fengyi plays the martially inclined prime minister Cao Cao in a battle epic that makes Zack Snyder's 300 look unambitious — and that lets some character-building get lost amid the sweep of history. Magnet Releasing hide caption

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Magnet Releasing

Political theater: William Kunstler, pictured at a rally for the so-called Chicago Seven, was famous for defending some of America's most polarizing people in the courts. David Fenton/Arthouse Films hide caption

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He Believes It, Even If You Don't: Michael Ruppert seems deeply convinced of the "conspiracy facts" he airs in Collapse, but his tears aren't proof of his prophecies. Collapse Movie, LLC hide caption

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Zentropa Entertainments

In The Clutch: Stage veteran Michael Stuhlbarg gets his first leading movie role — as a panicky physics professor — in Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film. A Serious Man is "a sort of innocence-to-experience story," he says, though its outcome is uncertain. Wilson Webb hide caption

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Wilson Webb

A New Kind Of Lesson Plan: Polly (Lily Cole) and her female fellows set out to save St. Trinian's, widely known as the most unruly school in England, from bankruptcy — with a scheme to rob London's National Gallery. NeoClassics Films Ltd. hide caption

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NeoClassics Films Ltd.

Boys' Life: Teenage Harry (George MacKay) joins younger half-brother Artie (Nicholas McAnulty) and their dad (Clive Owen) after a death throws the family into turmoil. Matt Nettheim/Miramax Films hide caption

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Can I Help You With Your Baggage? Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) is a florist with a history of bad relationships, and Burke (Aaron Eckhart) is a self-help grief guru still mourning the loss of his wife. And yet: Love Happens. Kimberley French/Universal Studios hide caption

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Colin Beavan and his daughter Isabella shop at an organic market in New York City. No Impact Man chronicles the year Beavan's family spent trying to live with no net impact on the planet — without moving from Manhattan to some rural place. Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Oscilloscope Laboratories

Unhappy in their own way: Three generations of a Yokoyama family convene for a rocky reunion in Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking. From left, patriarch Kyohei (Yoshio Harada), his step-grandson Atsushi (Shohei Tanaka) and matriarch Toshiko (Kirin Kiki). IFC Films hide caption

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