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Irrepressibly warmhearted Snow White (Lily Collins), usually kept under lock and key by her wicked-queen stepmother, makes an appearance at a ball with the dreamy, easily befuddled Prince Charming (Armie Hammer). Jan Thijs/Relativity Media hide caption

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Mia (Ella Purnell, center) has nightmares that may or may not have something to do with the sins of her parents, Sue (Carice van Houten) and John (Clive Owen). Millennium Entertainment hide caption

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Smooth Move: Sean William Scott plays dimwitted but affable Doug Glatt, a small-town bouncer who happens upon an opportunity as a minor league hockey enforcer when managers discover his talent for delivering a beating. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Fifteen-year-old Alma (Helene Bersholm) finds herself consumed by her sexual fantasies — until the line between reality and daydream blurs when her crush makes an inappropriate move. New Yorker Films hide caption

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Never Let Me Go: After Rebecca (Eva Green) reconnects with Tommy (Matt Smith), a crush from her childhood — only to lose him soon after in an accident — she decides to give birth to his clone and raise him as her son. Olive Films hide caption

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Olive Films

Alex, one of the kids who struggles with bullies in Lee Hirsch's documentary Bully. Weinstein Co. hide caption

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After she leaves her husband and a respectable life for the charismatic but immature Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) finds her new situation more filled with more passion — and more instability. Music Box Films hide caption

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Music Box Films

Cisco (Willem Dafoe) awaits the end of the world with his girlfriend, Skye (Shanyn Leigh), in an Upper East Side loft, passing the time bickering, making love and Skyping. IFC Films hide caption

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Are You Not Entertained? TV host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) takes the celebrity interview to new lows when chatting up the young combatants in the to-the-death Hunger Games — including Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). Lionsgate hide caption

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Jobless and wayward, 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) initiates a relationship with whimsical and controlling Stephanie (Brie Larson), an 18-year-old who Morris learns is the daughter of an old classmate. 7A Productions hide caption

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Gang enforcer Mad Dog (Yayan Ruhian, right) fights off Indonesian SWAT agent Jaka (Joe Taslim) as Jaka's team invades a Jakarta tenement controlled by a brutal gangster. Akhirwan Nurhaidir/Sony Classics hide caption

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No Room To Panic: Stephen Dorff (Somewhere) plays a Secret Service agent who wakes up in a dark, confined space — which he soon realizes is the trunk of a moving car. IFC Films hide caption

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George Gershwin's most famous works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera Porgy and Bess. Warner Archives hide caption

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A Gershwin Biopic That Ain't Necessarily So True

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In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her little sister's place in a killing ritual televised to the masses. Lionsgate hide caption

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Acting Trumps Action In A 'Games' Without Horror

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Two pairs of filmmaking brothers are both releasing movies this weekend. In Jeff, Who Lives at Home, by the Duplass brothers Jay and Mark, Pat (Ed Helms) and Jeff (Jason Segel) encounter each other in a day fraught with fateful events. Also opening is The Kid with a Bike, a Belgian slice-of-life drama from the Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc.. Paramount Vantage hide caption

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