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In "Amour," Emmanuelle Riva plays Anne, a retired music teacher who with husband Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) lives a life of comfortable refinement. However, they are dangerously insulated from the rest of the world.

August 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Amour" (PG-13, 127 minutes, in French with English subtitles, Sony): Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva play Georges and Anne, retired music teachers who lead a life of understated refinement in Paris. As "Amour" opens, Georges and Anne attend a piano recital, ending the evening in …

August 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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James McAvoy plays Simon in "Trance,"a thriller where you're never quite sure what's real. The film's about an amnesiac man (that's Simon) who gets hypnotized in order to remember where he has hidden a stolen painting.

July 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Trance" (R, 104 minutes, Fox) : Danny Boyle plays fast and loose with reality in "Trance,"a trippy thriller about an amnesiac man who gets hypnotized in order to remember where he has hidden a stolen, multimillion-dollar painting. You're never quite sure whether what you're seeing is actual…

July 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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This week's top DVD releases deal with strange new worlds.

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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Tina Fey portrays Portia Nathan, a college admissions officer, and Nat Wolff stars as high school student Jeremiah Balakian in Paul Weitz's "Admission."

July 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Admission" (PG-13, 110 minutes, Universal): In this off-kilter charmer, Jeremiah Balakian (played by Nat Wolff) is a high-school underachiever with a good head on his shoulders but an inconsistent report card. Jeremiah's earnest principal, John Pressman (Paul Rudd), is so determined to get …

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The character China Girl, voiced by Joey King, left, and James Franco, as Oz, in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful," which is now available on DVD.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Oz the Great and Powerful" (PG, 130 minutes, Disney): Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a sideshow conjurer with a traveling circus in 1905 Kansas, captured in the black-and-white, square-framed format of old-timey cinema. He's forced to make a quick escape from the midway via hot-air balloon, …

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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Halle Berry, left, as Meronym, and Tom Hanks as Zachry in the epic drama 2/3"Cloud Atlas". The movie weaves plot lines of several characters over the course of 500 years. The disparate characters are all played by the same actors.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Cloud Atlas" (R, 172 minutes, Warner): At its simplest, "Cloud Atlas" tells the interlocking stories of several characters over a 500-year span. How these disparate players intersect becomes the labyrinthine game, in which each story line gets its own distinctive look and tone. Those visual…

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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Tom Cruise takes on the iconic role of surly vigilante in "Jack Reacher," but the movie seems an effort to put Cruise into as many Cool Guy scenes as possible. "I'm just a guy who wants to be left alone," he intones.

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Jack Reacher" (PG-13, 131 minutes, Paramount): Presumably taking a long, self-indulgent glance at his What Would Clint Do? bracelet, Tom Cruise takes on the iconic role of surly vigilante in "Jack Reacher," resulting in a mismatch of wincingly epic proportions. This movie is designed primar…

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"The Master" (R, 138 minutes, The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay): It's the end of World War II and sailor Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) hits the road, finally stowing away, drunk, on a party boat under the command of Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Seeing that Freddie has been on a bende…

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills in "Taken 2." Mills, a former CIA operative, is in Istanbul, where a tangle of kidnapping, torture and revenge unfolds, driven by the bad guys he earlier vanquished.

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"To Rome With Love" (R, 112 minutes, in English and a fair amount of subtitled Italian, Sony Home Entertainment): The comic roundelay opens with narration by an anonymous Roman traffic cop talking directly to the camera as cars whiz by. Filmmaker Woody Allen's Rome-set story unfolds as a bum…

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Frankenweenie" is designed to appeal to discriminating adults and older kids, but it's definitely not for little children. In this scene, Victor Frankenstein, voiced by Charlie Tahan, chats with Sparky, his resurrected pet dog.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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"Frankenweenie" (PG, 87 minutes, Disney): The story of a young science nerd who brings his dead dog back to life with a blast from a lightning bolt is an expansive adaptation by Tim Burton of his 1984 live-action short of the same name.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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Colin Farrell brings realism to a hyper-real situation in "Total Recall." The futuristic gadgets in the film get fresh, fun updates, such as cell phones that can be implanted in human hands.

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
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"Total Recall" (PG-13, 118 minutes, Sony): Try to erase from your mind the first "Total Recall," that campy, 1990 Paul Verhoeven blockbuster in which Arnold Schwarzenegger pays a company to implant Mars vacation memories in his brain. While it may not be a fully realized take on Philip K. Di…

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