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Wayward Lily (Juno Temple) falls for Jesse (Kyle Gallner), the head of a nihilistic skater gang from Los Angeles, in Little Birds, a story suffused with deprivation and despair. Millennium Entertainment hide caption

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Trekking through a post-apocalyptic world in The Day, haggard survivors Adam (Shawn Ashmore), Mary (Ashley Bell), Shannon (Shannyn Sossamon), Rick (Dominic Monaghan) and Henson (Cory Hardrict) come upon a farmhouse that may provide much needed shelter and supplies — as well as hidden dangers. Anchor Bay hide caption

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Lauren (co-writer Lauren Anne Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) are reluctant roommates turned business partners in For a Good Time, Call .... Ryder Sloane/Focus Features hide caption

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Yu Hua Tian (Chen Kun) and Chow Wai On (Jet Li) battle it out in Flying Swords, which translate's wuxia films' physics-defying action into 3-D. CAO Kai Ping, Jupiter Wong, YIN Nan/Indomina Releasing hide caption

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David Strathairn played Edward R. Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. AP Photo/Warner Independent Pictures hide caption

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Jack Bondurant (Shia LeBeouf) finds escape from the brutality of his family's bootlegging business in the company of the radiant Bertha (Mia Wasikowska). Richard Foreman Jr., SMPSP/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Mads Brugger, in character as diplomat Mads Cortzen, conferences with various members of the Central African Republic's government. Drafthouse Films hide caption

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A promotional poster is seen at the Rave Fairfax Corner movie theater in Fairfax, Virginia, announcing the new movie "2016: Obama's America" that opened in theaters across the US, August 24, 2012. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Alan Ball arrives at the premiere of the fifth season of HBO's True Blood in May. Ball is leaving the series at the end of this season. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Joao (Gustavo Jahn) and Sofia (Irma Brown) are among the inhabitants of the Recife, Brazil, street where Neighboring Sounds takes place. Victor Juca/Cinema Guild hide caption

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