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Colin Firth stars as the shy, stammer-prone Albert, Duke of York — the future King George VI — with Helena Bonham Carter as his determinedly optimistic duchess, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and future Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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For A 'King's Speech,' Commoner Helps Find A Voice

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Manolo Cardona (left) and Cristian Mercado in Undertow, Peru's nominee for a foreign-language Oscar. Courtesy Dynamo Producciones hide caption

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'Undertow:' The Pull Of A Lover, Even After Death

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Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, and Flynn, a wanted man voiced by Zachary Levi, encounter many an adventure as they journey through the kingdom. Rapunzel wants to reach a festival, but doesn't realize she might also find true love. Disney Enterprises Inc. hide caption

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Jana, played by Daniela Kolarova, and her husband, Pavel (Martin Huba), are interviewed for a documentary when Pavel receives the "Memory of the Nation" award, but the documentary threatens to reveal personal secrets and divide a family. Menemsha Films hide caption

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Anne Hathaway plays Maggie, a patient with early-onset Parkinson's disease, who falls for Jaime, a Viagra drug rep played by Jake Gyllenhaal, in Love and Other Drugs. David James/20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises hide caption

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'Love And Other Drugs': A Worthy Prescription

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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. IFC Films hide caption

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Striking Back: With the support of union representative Albert (Bob Hoskins, left), auto-factory workers Rita (Sally Hawkins) and Connie (Geraldine James) lead an equal-pay push that eventually becomes a national movement. Susie Allnut/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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God As Her Witness: Isabelle Huppert plays Maria Vial, a French expatriate who refuses to leave her coffee plantation despite a spiraling civil war. Stubbornly focused on her own interests, she turns a blind eye to the escalating chaos -- and the very real dangers approaching. IFC Films hide caption

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Hermione Granger (Emma Watson, left), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) face their hardest task yet - finding the Horcruxes that give Lord Voldemort his immortality, while staying hidden from the dark wizard. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Paranoia, Psychodrama Dominate 'Deathly Hallows'

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Extracurricular Activities: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) skip school to find and destroy a string of magical objects that hold the key to the villainous Lord Voldemort's immortality. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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In Which We Don't Quite Get To The Horcrux Of It

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Post-Grad Slump: Director Lena Dunham stars as Aura, a newly single college grad who returns home and finds work at a local restaurant, where the chef (David Call) becomes the object of her affections. Joe Anderson/IFC Films hide caption

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'Tiny Furniture,' Awfully Big Questions

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Planetary Problems: Bjorn Lomborg admits that climate change, including the substantial loss of global ice reserves, is fueled by human activity. But he rejects extreme world-ending scenarios and focuses instead on finding working solutions. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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A hard-charging TV producer (Rachel McAdams) hires a journalism legend (Harrison Ford) to help revive a failing morning show. Macall Polay/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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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. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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