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Ted (voiced by writer-director Seth MacFarlane) and Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) share a laugh in Ted. The talking teddy bear got his powers when 8-year-old Johnny wished upon a falling star for Ted to speak. Universal Pictures/Tippett Studio hide caption

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A Boy And His Bear, At Large In A Man's World

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In Unforgivable, Francis (Andre Dussollier) awakens to the tensions in his marriage to Judith (Carole Bouquet, far left) when his daughter, Alice (Melanie Thierry, far right), and granddaughter come for a summer visit. Strand Releasing hide caption

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Hushpuppy, the 6-year-old at the center of Beasts of the Southern Wild, is played by Quvenzhane Wallis, who was found by director Benh Zeitlin in a Louisiana elementary school. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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'Beasts': Taking Southern Folklore To The Next Level

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In Take This Waltz, Margot (Michelle Williams) and Lou (Seth Rogen) find their seemingly cozy marriage in need of some excitement. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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In People Like Us, Sam (Chris Pine) connects with Frankie (Elizabeth Banks) and her son, Josh (Michael D'Addario), without telling them that he is their long-lost brother and uncle, respectively. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Mike (Channing Tatum, center) strips down in Steven Soderbergh's latest, Magic Mike -- and reveals some previously unseen acting chops. Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Adam (Jan Mizigar, left) sits with his glue-sniffing brother, Marian (Martin Hangurbadzo). Adam tries to avoid a path of crime in Gypsy, but family regularly draws him into one. In Film hide caption

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In Film

Quvenzhane Wallis, who was 6 at the time of production, plays Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild, a fantastical tale about self-reliance and community after a storm in Louisiana. Jess Pinkham/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Antonio the newlywed (Alessandro Tiberi, left), Uncle Paolo (Roberto Della Casa) and Anna the prostitute (Penelope Cruz) in one of To Rome With Love's four independent stories. This one features Anna attempting to teach Antonio something about love. Philippe Antonello /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'To Rome With Love': Eternal City, Scrambled Time

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Kori Cioca is the linking thread among many stories in The Invisible War. Kirby Dick's documentary reveals a shocking culture of sexual assault in the U.S. military. Cinedigm/Docurama Films hide caption

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In Woody Allen's latest, John (Alec Baldwin, left) begins to live vicariously through complications in Jack's (Jesse Eisenberg) love life. Philippe Antonello /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Penny (Keira Knightley) and Dodge (Steve Carell) help each other reconnect with distant family and an old love before an asteroid destroys life on Earth. Darren Michaels/Focus Features hide caption

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Merida, the heroine in Pixar's Brave, causes much family drama by refusing to get married — and acting more like her father, King Fergus, than a "proper princess." Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) and Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie) in one of the slick action sequences from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Lincoln's weapon of choice in the film is a silver-plated ax. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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in Philippe Garrel's A Burning Hot Summer, Angele (Monica Bellucci) and Frederic (Louis Garrel) make up the more tempestuous of two couples living together in Rome. IFC Films hide caption

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