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When the (literally) emasculated ex-womanizer Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson) hears that Ginger (Judy Greer) is expecting his impossible child, he sees fatherhood as a shot at recovering his manhood. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Together, Two: Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Owen, a lonely 12-year-old who forms a partnership with isolated vampire Abby, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, in the hopes of finding friendship and protection from bullies. Saeed Adyani/Overture Films hide caption

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On a quest to find Tom's fifth-grade crush, the two brothers take several wrong turns — and the chance to work their own problems out. Paladin hide caption

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Paladin

The directors of Freakonomics mix things up by incorporating cartoons (above, of the book's co-author Steven Levitt, who argued that incentives are the key to understanding economics) and illustrative tableaux. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Geeky Genius: Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Mapel play computer nerds who create an incredibly successful social networking site. Merrick Morton/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko, whose iconic "greed is good" mantra and daring corporate raids made him a rock star of financial titans. Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox hide caption

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'Wall Street' Sequel: A Bull Market, A Bear Of A Film

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Poetic Power: James Franco shines in a challenging role, playing the taciturn but courageously honest poet Allen Ginsberg. JoJo Whilden/Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Lonely Girl: Orphaned as a child, Linda (Paz de la Huerta) reunites with her long-lost brother in the neon-lit party districts of Tokyo. But the dangers of his job soon catch up with him, and they're separated again. IFC Films hide caption

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A Parent's Patience: Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir and her son, Keli, try to solve some of the biggest challenges that come with autism — communication and social awareness. First Run Features hide caption

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Panic Room: Paul (Ryan Reynolds) is going nowhere fast in the taut new thriller Buried, set entirely in the coffin where his kidnappers have stashed him. Lionsgate hide caption

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Marital Madness: Gemma Jones and Naomi Watts star as a mother-daughter duo struggling through collapsing marriages, persuasive fortune telling, and lost ambitions. Keith Hamshere/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Work It: When smart-aleck Olive (Emma Stone) becomes suddenly notorious for something she only sort-of did, she decides to roll with it — and share a little lesson from The Scarlet Letter. Adam Taylor/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Easy A': Reputation Management, With Hiccups

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Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman help Nev Schulman create a true-to-life film about an online relationship. Rogue Pictures hide caption

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'Catfish': A Great Story Of Isolation And Connection

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Tough Decisions: A team of bank robbers, played by Jeremy Renner (from left), the rapper Slaine, Owen Burke and Ben Affleck, must deal with a potential witness of their heist. Claire Folger/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Game On: Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer of the French Pastry School in Chicago seeks to earn a place among des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France to be celebrated, in short, as one of the best of the best at his chosen craft. Paul Strabbing/First Run Features hide caption

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