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High wired: Inches away from free-fall, ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) calls the shots in a jewel heist in Man On A Ledge. Myles Aronowitz/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Cold Blood: John Ottoway (Liam Neeson) and his fellow air-crash survivors take on the arctic elements — and a hungry wolf pack — in The Grey. Kimberley French/Open Road Films hide caption

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British architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners designed the curved glass skyscraper 30 St Mary Axe, known informally as the Gherkin, that overlooks east London. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) and Helen (Mia Wasikowska) go on a series of awkward dates in Albert Nobbs, a film based on a 1918 George Moore story. Patrick Redmond/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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In 'Albert Nobbs,' Glenn Close Does More Than Pass

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Crumbling at the 'Rampart': Veteran L.A. cop Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson, whose last collaboration with director Oren Moverman earned him his second Oscar nomination) is under pressure and not handling it well. Millennium Entertainment hide caption

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Carol Channing — who turns 91 on Jan. 31 — appears in the 2010 Gypsy of the Year celebration, an annual salute to Broadway's hardest-working chorus performers. Peter James Zielinski/Entertainment One hide caption

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Carol Channing, Still Delightfully 'Larger Than Life'

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After their last residents had left, the 33 buildings at Pruitt-Igoe were demolished in the mid-1970s. State Historical Society of Missouri/First Run Features hide caption

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Bare-Knuckle Politics: The battle-hardened Roman general Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes) runs for office at the urging of his mother (Vanessa Redgrave) — but it turns out he's no booster of majority rule. Larry D. Horricks/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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'Coriolanus': A People's Hero Turns On His Own

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The productions of Le Crazy Horse de Paris blend technical and choreographic artistry, using bodies, lights and costumes to create an erotically charged experience. Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman set out to document how it all comes together. Antoine Poupel/Zipporah Films hide caption

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Mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano stars as Mallory Kane, a highly trained covert operative, in a twisty, tautly wrought thriller. Claudette Barius/Relativity Media hide caption

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Stephanie Sigman plays Laura, a beauty queen drawn into the world of Mexican drug cartels, in the film Miss Bala. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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In 'Miss Bala,' Bullets And Beauty Pageants Collide

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Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) are at odds first about whether to leave Iran for life abroad — and then about more pressing issues. Sony Picture Classics. hide caption

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'A Separation' Of Hearts, Minds And Ideas In Iran

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Family Tradition: Richard Garriott, the first second-generation American astronaut, funded his $30 million trip to the International Space Station from the fortune he built designing computer games. First Run Features hide caption

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Two Collaborators: Free-spirited teen Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay, left) becomes fast friends with timid, strait-laced Beth (Felicity Jones, right) in Albatross. IFC Films hide caption

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