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    A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop

    "A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" re-imagines the film "Blood Simple" and transposes the Coen brothers' debut thriller to a whole new world: an isolated outpost in the desolate desert beyond the Great Wall of China.

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    The Freebie

    If you had a "freebie" to do whatever you wanted and be with whomever you could, would you appreciate your partner more or could it cause a fracture that might careen out of control?

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    The Art of Getting By

    "The Art of Getting By" is one of those quirky character-driven movies so slight you won't remember the title or even seeing it a week later.

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    Terri

    "Terri" is the coming-of-age story of a plus-size high school outcast. The plot may sound familiar, but, unlike other films, the main character appears unaffected by name-calling or criticism.

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    The Trip

    Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon may be the funniest impressionists in all of Britain, but they turn their characters' hilarious hop through England's north country into surprisingly tender voyages of self-discovery.

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    Hancock

    With a cast this good, it's a shame the script wasn't better or at least a little more plausible

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    Max Payne

    There are several adages actors should follow when considering a film role: Never work with children, cute barnyard animals, or do movie adaptations of video games.

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    I Am Love

    It's always fun to watch the super wealthy and fabulously tasteful: their homes, wardrobes, and overstaffed parties. And if these patricians live in Milan, like Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love," that's yet another layer of elegance.

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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.