Scott TobiasScott Tobias is the film editor of The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section of The Onion, where he's worked as a staff writer for over a decade.
Snack Time: Adam (Ashton Kutcher) and his longtime friend Emma (Natalie Portman) look to each other for their recommended daily allowance of physical affection — but only one of them consciously hopes for more.
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The Struggling Chanteuse: Gwyneth Paltrow plays Kelly Canter, a fallen country star who embarks on a career-reviving tour with James, her romantically aloof manager husband, and Beau, the musically talented lover she met in rehab.
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The aging magician Tatischeff prepares to take the stage with his tricks -- and a cranky rabbit. But it's almost 1960, and he finds that audiences would rather watch rock 'n' roll acts than his old-school card tricks.
Decisions, Decisions: When Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) gets cut from her Olympic softball team, she starts seeing Matty, a pitcher played by Owen Wilson, but finds herself torn between too many options.
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Soul For Sale? Jim Sturgess stars as Jamie, a young man who makes a deal with the demonic Papa B (Joseph Mawle): Papa B will remove the heart-shaped birthmark that covers half of Jamie's face, in exchange for just a few favors.
Surprising Combo: Robert Downey, Jr., left, and Zach Galifianakis star as two men with vastly different personalities who are thrown together for an unpredictable, bickering-filled journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
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Devotedly Determined: Hilary Swank stars as Betty Anne Waters, a single mother of two who spends 18 years becoming a lawyer in order to free her brother Kenny, played by Sam Rockwell, from prison.
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When the (literally) emasculated ex-womanizer Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson) hears that Ginger (Judy Greer) is expecting his impossible child, he sees fatherhood as a shot at recovering his manhood.
A Seminal Moment: Jason Bateman stars as Wally, a hapless specimen who accidentally tips over a very important sample cup -- then impulsively decides to replace the spillage with something locally sourced.
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