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    Choke

    The overall tapestry ofChokedevolves into a lackluster game played by a character held at arm's length from the audience.

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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Robin Wright (she's dropped the Penn due to her divorce from Sean) has finally found the role of a lifetime in Pippa Lee, an aging woman who on the surface would seem to have it all.

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    Invictus

    If ever there was an actor who seems born to play a part, it's Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. Freeman had the rights to do a film version of Mandela's autobiography for years.

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    The Last Station

    At its core this film is a sexually charged love story between two forces of nature. It is also a political movie, pitting warring ideologies against one another.

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    Love N' Dancing

    It's hard to believe this film got all the way to theatres with the title 'Love N' Dancing', but—as when a waltz or samba is announced—at least one knows what to expect.

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    On TV: 'Glee'

    'Nip/Tuck' was a groundbreaking FX drama that's become lost in its tired desire to shock, but Fox's 'Glee' is a tightly done hybrid of musical and dramedy that's unabashedly heartfelt.

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    Cheri

    The enormously talented triad of actor Michelle Pfeiffer, director Stephen Frears, and writer Christopher Hampton, who teamed so memorably two decades ago in "Dangerous Liaisons," are back in period mode with the modestly engaging but deliciously acted "Cheri."

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    I Love You, Beth Cooper

    We should have had a clue from the first two words that appear onscreen: Fox Atomic. The recently disbanded production entity responsible for such gems as "Miss March" and "The Hills Have Eyes 2" is also behind "I Love You, Beth Cooper."

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    Funny People

    The prerelease narrative behind "Funny People" is that funnyman Judd Apatow has gone serious in his third outing as a writer-director and made a drama, albeit one set in the world of stand-up comics.

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    The Burning Plain

    "The Burning Plain," starring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger, is a disturbing psychological mystery weaving four seemingly disparate stories.