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Through The Looking Glass: Greta Gerwig plays Florence, an aspiring singer who forges a connection with the depressed and aimless title character of Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. Wilson Webb/Focus Features hide caption

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'Greenberg:' A One-Note Sonata That Doesn't Connect

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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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A Marriage Of Unequals? Young Marie-Catherine (Lola Creton) proves surprisingly sturdy when it comes to managing her forbidding new husband, Lord Bluebeard (Dominique Thomas) — at least until her curiosity gets the better of her. Strand Releasing hide caption

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Blast To The Past: Three best friends and a sidekick — played by Craig Robinson (left), Rob Corddry, John Cusack and Clark Duke — get sent back to their party-hearty days, the better to right past wrongs and re-create their futures. Rob McEwan/MGM hide caption

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The Danger Zone: Amanda Seyfried plays the title character in Chloe — an escort who's drawn into a family drama involving a straying husband and a jealous wife. Sony Classics hide caption

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The End Of The Affair: Giovanna Mezzogiorno plays Ida Dalser, Benito Mussolini's discarded lover and mother of his illegitimate child. The operatic Vincere shows Ida taking on the Mussolini machine — and losing. Daniele Musso/IFC Films 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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Fanning's Currie is the central character in The Runaways, based on the singer's memoir. Stewart's Jett turns out to be more of a bystander — though the two do have one desultory love scene. River Road Entertainment hide caption

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Show And Tell: Greg (Zachary Gordon, left) and Rowley (Robert Capron, right) are shocked by a classmate's navel oddity. Rob McEwan/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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When The Tables Turn: Jude Law plays Remy, an organ repossessor who is heavily in debt after receiving his own heart transplant. Alice Braga plays Beth, a fellow debtor who teaches him how to disappear from the system. Kerry Hayes hide caption

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Fire When Ready: Matt Damon plays Roy Miller, a warrant officer who helps a CIA operative search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Paul Greengrass' movie is an action flick with a sharply political bent. Courtesy of Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Green Zone': Bourne In Baghdad, Looking For WMDs

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Chasing Ghosts: Matt Damon plays Roy Miller, a disillusioned Army warrant officer charged with tracking down weapons of mass destruction in U.S.-occupied Iraq. Universal hide caption

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Mother Knows Best: Kim Hye-ja plays the unnamed protagonist in this murder mystery about a devoted mother whose simple-minded son is charged with murdering a teenage girl. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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