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Does This Thing Go Any Higher? Viking kid Hiccup's (Jay Baruchel) world gets turned upside down when he accidentally befriends a fire-breathing dragon — one of the many his fellow villagers are trying to kill off. Paramount hide caption

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An Odd Couple: Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth Salander, a professional hacker and researcher who teams up with sullied investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) to solve the 40-year-old murder of a 16-year-old girl. Yellow Bird Productions hide caption

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The Pacific: The 10-hour HBO miniseries profiles troops fighting in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Joe Mazzello plays U.S. Marine Eugene Sledge. HBO Films hide caption

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Life Is A Highway: Wayward teen Martine (Kristen Stewart, left) takes a road trip through Louisiana with her friend Gordy (Eddie Redmayne, right) and an ex-con (William Hurt) in search of the girl he left behind. Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Enchanted Journey: Orphaned in a Viking raid, Brendan (left) now lives in the fortified Abbey of Kells. But his talents and his natural curiosity drive him outdoors, to an enchanted forest where he meets the changeling girl Aisling. GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon hide caption

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The Not So Dynamic Duo: Phyllis and Harold draws on 12 years of interviews between director Cindy Kleine and her parents. Cindy Kleine hide caption

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Oscar Nominations Announced

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Who's Your Daddy? Emma Craven (Bojana Novakovic) redefines paternal protection as her father (Mel Gibson) seeks justice for her murder in Edge of Darkness. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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When Daddy's Little Girl Just Won't Let Go

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Descent Of A Man: After the loss of his daughter Annie (Martha West), the naturalist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) found the strength to order his ideas about nature into the landmark treatise On the Origin of Species. Liam Daniel/Newmarket Films hide caption

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In the Lord of the Rings films, director Peter Jackson fused computer-generated images with motion-capture footage of actor Andy Serkis to create the decidedly nonhuman Gollum. New Line Cinema hide caption

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Serious impact: Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, with Jeremy Renner, was one of three 2009 films in which moviemakers finally came convincingly to grips with the Iraq War. Jonathan Olley/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Parallels In 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'Imaginarium' Diverge

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