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Spot The Schmuck: Paul Rudd (right) stars as Tim, an ambitious executive tasked with finding a weirdo to bring to his boss's dinner -- for the high-flying hedge-fund types to mock. Steve Carell plays the oddball in question, a bizarre IRS agent who moonlights as a taxidermist. Merie Weismiller Wallace/Paramount hide caption

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Going Under: Bill Murray continues his streak of tragicomic roles in Get Low, playing an undertaker who gets involved in the life -- and approaching death -- of a mysterious hermit played by Robert Duvall. Sam Emerson/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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War Buddy: James reconnects with Raymond (Wilmer Valderrama), an old Army pal, after coming back from Iraq. Maya Entertainment hide caption

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Come Sail Away: Regatta champion Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron, right) loves boating and his little brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan) more than anything. But when tragedy strikes, Charlie's world is turned topsy-turvy. Diyah Pera/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Revolutionary In A Robe: According to Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, the publisher is as much social reformer as he is porn mogul, having championed everything from civil rights to gay rights over the course of a long career. Metaphor Films hide caption

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Sister Act: Joey King (right) and Selena Gomez play the titular siblings in Ramona And Beezus, who -- because fanciful Ramona is always exasperating her more level-headed big sis -- don't always see quite so eye to eye. Alan Markfield/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Mikhail Gorbachev: The former leader of the Soviet Union is one of many political figures -- including Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair and Pervez Musharraf -- to appear in the film. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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A White African: Mike Campbell bought his farm after Zimbabwe achieved majority rule in 1980 -- and after obtaining a "certificate of no interest" confirming that the government didn't want to acquire it for redistribution. Robert Mugabe's government has since declared that Zimbabwe's land is "for Zimbabweans." Robin Hammond hide caption

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From Russia With Love: Salt's Soviet-era spy paranoia would have seemed desperately outdated just a few months ago; now, luckily for the filmmakers, it's the hot-button issue. Andrew Schwartz hide caption

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Who Is 'Salt'? Tastily Enough, It's Angelina Jolie

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Roses Are Red: Allison Janney of West Wing fame plays a woman caught up in a whirlwind of dysfunction and deceit in director Todd Solondz's latest film. Francisco Roman hide caption

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Dream Weaver: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Inception as Cobb, a thief who specializes in extracting secrets from others' minds. Melissa Moseley/Warner Bros. hide caption

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While You Were Sleeping: Leonardo DiCaprio plunges into people's minds while they sleep in order to extract corporate secrets in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi flick Inception. Warner Bros hide caption

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