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One Big Lothario: Sergio Peris-Mencheta plays Armando Bruza, a boxer who sparks an awakening in Mirren's Grace. Richard Foreman/E1 Entertainment hide caption

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Unchained Melody: In his documentary The Agony And Ecstasy Of Phil Spector, director Vikram Jayanti casts the eccentric music producer in a decidedly kindly light. Vixpix Films hide caption

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Vixpix Films

Want Your Bad Romance: Tortured lovers Bella (Kristen Stewart), still human for the moment, and Edward (Robert Pattinson), still a vampire, are at it again in the latest installment of the Twilight mega-franchise. Kimberley French/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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'Eclipse': Love In The Time Of Lycanthropy

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Kyle Steiner, a member of Battle Company, stands in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company's actions were the basis of the documentary Restrepo by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Outpost Films hide caption

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The Odd Couple: Filmmaker Oliver Stone (left) caused quite a stir at the Venice Film Festival when he invited Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — and an attendant posse of security guards — to the premiere of his documentary South Of The Border. Jose Ibanez hide caption

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Lost In The Tall Grass: Sabine Azema, who plays the role of the beleaguered Marguerite, has appeared in almost all of Alain Resnais' recent films. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Boys Will Be Boys: Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Adam Sandler play childhood friends who were once on a championship basketball team back in 1978. Tracy Bennett/Sony Pictures hide caption

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He Shoots, He Scores: Tom Cruise stars as a gentlemanly secret agent who's equally adept at delivering compliments and riding motorcycles backward. Cameron Diaz plays his hapless-bystander foil. Frank Masi/20th Century Fox hide caption

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To Infinity And Day Care: Jessie and Buzz Lightyear are back — this time, trying to escape from hyperactive toddlers. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Bear Necessities: In Toy Story 3, new character Lots-o-Huggin' Bear (voiced by Ned Beatty) explains the ropes of Sunnyside Daycare Center to series regulars Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Woody (Tom Hanks). Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Buzz, Woody Et Al., Learning Life's Harder Lessons

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Amateur Auteur: Michel (Jean-Pierre Bacri, left) is a reporter who asks Agathe (Agnes Jaoui) to be a subject in his documentary about "successful women" in Let It Rain. IFC Films hide caption

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Mommy In The Middle: Sparks fly between Molly (Marisa Tomei) and John (John C. Reilly, right) in Cyrus. But before John can win Molly's heart, he'll have to win over her jealous son (Jonah Hill). Chuck Zlotnick/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'Cyrus': A Loose, Low-Key Kind Of Crazy

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Model Matriarch: Actress Tilda Swinton puts her multilingual prowess to work as Emma, a Russian woman married into an upper-crust Italian family. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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When A Man Loves A Woman: Casey Affleck (right) and Kate Hudson star in The Killer Inside Me, which has come under fire at film festivals for its graphic depiction of violence against women. IFC Films hide caption

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