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At the New York City High School of Performing Arts, artistically gifted students spend four years perfecting their games, performing every chance they get — including at the school's Halloween carnival — in their pursuit of stardom. Saeed Adyani/MGM hide caption

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Twenty years after his groundbreaking film Roger and Me, Michael Moore pays a visit to a much-humbled General Motors. Overture Films hide caption

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In The Center Ring: Michael Moore Vs. 'Capitalism'

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Subject 14: Ben Shenkman plays one of many nameless men who confess dirty deeds to Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson). IFC Films hide caption

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Boys' Life: Teenage Harry (George MacKay) joins younger half-brother Artie (Nicholas McAnulty) and their dad (Clive Owen) after a death throws the family into turmoil. Matt Nettheim/Miramax Films hide caption

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A Delectable 3-D Downpour: After countless failed experiments, a scientist seeking to solve world hunger gets a little more success than he bargained for when he figures out how to turn water into food. Sony Pictures Animation hide caption

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'Chance Of Meatballs' Puts Fun In The Forecast

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Dangerously Dim: Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) is a quirky corporate executive turned whistle-blower who can't seem to do anything right. Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'The Informant!' Lies. What A Surprise!

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"Now a soft kiss ..." A dying John Keats (Ben Whishaw) locks lips with his "stedfast" muse and secret lover, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Apparition hide caption

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Love At First Longing For 'Star'-Crossed Lovers

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Campion's 'Bright', Poetic Romance

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Can I Help You With Your Baggage? Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) is a florist with a history of bad relationships, and Burke (Aaron Eckhart) is a self-help grief guru still mourning the loss of his wife. And yet: Love Happens. Kimberley French/Universal Studios hide caption

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Would You Like Fries With That? After many failed experiments, scientist Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) finally tastes victory when he figures out how to turn water into food. Sony Pictures Animation hide caption

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For the love of the game: Paul (Patton Oswalt) and his buddy Sal (Kevin Corrigan) are die-hard Giants fans who watch games on TV in the stadium parking lot. First Independent Pictures hide caption

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'Big Fan': The Defeat Of A Football Fantasy

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You Can Probably Handle the Truth: District Attorney Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) wants to use his reputation as a "Good Old Boy" to run for governor. Will he stop at nothing to win? BAR Doubt, LLC hide caption

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