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Guangxi gangster Brother Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng, left) agrees to back a film for producer To Wai-Cheung (Chapman To) — with a few conditions. China Lion Entertainment hide caption

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William Crowthorn (Pete Postlethwaite) and his Puritan family earn the respect of master warrior Solomon Kane (James Purefoy), the brooding antihero of a bleak comic-book adaptation. RADiUS-TWC hide caption

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Murray the Mummy (Cee-Lo Green), The Invisible Man (David Spade), Frankenstein (Kevin James), Eunice (Fran Drescher), Dracula (Adam Sandler), Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Wanda (Molly Shannon) are only a few of the ghoulish guests in Hotel Transylvania. Sony Pictures hide caption

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis star as present and future versions of the same man in Looper. Alan Markfield/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Old Joe (Bruce Willis) and his younger self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), two iterations of the same assassin, play a particularly personal game of cat and mouse in the time-travel thriller Looper. Alan Markfield/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Looper': Time-Travel Nonsense, Winningly Played

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Nona (Viola Davis), a well-meaning teacher, teams up with warrior mom Jamie (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to fix the education system that failed their children. Kerry Hayes/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Charlie (Logan Lerman), Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) navigate the joys and pains of high school in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. John Bramley/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Officers Mike Zavala (Michael Peña) and Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) tangle with a vicious drug cartel in End of Watch. Scott Garfield/Open Road Films hide caption

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Officers Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Peña) become the targets of a drug cartel in End of Watch. Scott Garfield/Open Road Films hide caption

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Bullets And Buddies On The Streets Of South Central

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Judge Dredd and his protege, Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), fight a drug lord in a post-apocalyptic slum. Joe Alblas/Lionsgate hide caption

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Sam (Emma Watson), Charlie (Logan Lerman) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) help each other through the lowest parts of high school in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. John Bramley/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Inspired by events in Gloucester, Mass., 17 Girls focuses on a gaggle of French high schoolers who make a pregnancy pact — in large part to exercise control over their lives. Strand Releasing hide caption

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Mickey (Amy Adams), a successful lawyer, reluctantly hits the road to assist her father (Clint Eastwood), an Atlanta Braves baseball scout whose eyesight has begun to fail. Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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