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Nick (Chris Evans) is a so-called Mover born with the ability to manipulate objects with his mind, a trait he inherited from his late father. Thirteen-year-old Cassie (Dakota Fanning), on the other hand, is a Watcher, which means she can see far into the future.  The source of their superhuman powers is a Nazi scientific experiment gone haywire during the Holocaust in which kids were fed milk with radioactive iodine. Consequently, there's a whole race of mutants roaming the Earth . . .

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Portrait of a Young Artist as Apprentice

Eighteen-year-old John Talia, Jr.,(Trevor Morgan)is an aspiring artist who is mostly misunderstood by his blue-collar father (Ray Liotta). John, Sr. thinks his son must be a homosexual because he enjoys drawing male nudes. After all, this is 1974, during decidedly less-enlightened times, especially in upstate New York. . . .

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Fed-Up 11 Year-Old Sues Parents for Independence in Gut-Wrenching Saga

When their daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) at the age of 2, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) are willing to do whatever it takes to save her life. And once her doctor explains that her best chance at beating the disease lies in finding a stem cell donor who's an exact genetic match, they decide to have another child, knowing that they can achieve their goal via in vitro fertilization. . . .

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Bullock and Reynolds Feign Romance in Delightful Screwball Comedy

Ambitious, NYC publishing executive Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) has been too busy clawing her way to the top of the corporate ladder to pay attention to anything but her career. In fact, the pampered narcissist tends to delegate what she considers trivial matters such as making "midnight Tampax runs" to her long-suffering secretary, Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). This is why the Canadian national has also been ignoring repeated requests from the U.S. government to renew her work visa. . . .

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Documentary Examines Toll Taken by Vietnam War on Widows of Soldiers

America has long romanticized war in movies as a patriotic exhibition of bravery and as an unquestioned rite of passage for boys of many a generation. Have you ever stopped to wonder why we glamorize war? "Saving Private Ryan" received won five Oscars and grossed over $200,000,000 at the box office. . . .

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When the recession threatens to sink Fairfax Furniture, owner Helen Fairfax (Leanor Reizen) realizes she has to cut costs in order to save the family business. After all, it's located in Detroit, one of the places hardest hit by the sagging economy because of its failing auto industry. . . .

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In 2000, the Wayans Brothers made a big splash with "Scary Movie," a hilarious spoof of horror flicks ... Now the Wayans have returned to the genre with "Dance Flick," a spoof of dance films featuring plenty of their relatives both in front of and behind the camera. .... Recently, Shawn and Damien shared their thoughts with me not only about making the movie but about being members of a family which has become as associated with acting as families with pedigreed thespian lineages like the Barrymores, the Phoenixes, the Fondas, the Bridges, the Baldwins, the Arquettes and the Redgraves. . . .

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"X-Men Origins" is an over-plotted prequel devoted to developing the back story of Wolverine, aka James Logan, the short-fused superhero capable of morphing in an instant into a steel-clawed assassin. Hugh Jackman reprises the role he's played in the popular franchise's prior installments, and the versatile thespian rises to the demanding challenge of carrying a star vehicle. . . .

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... this 6-DVD set revisits the Yankees at their very best, as it focuses on a half-dozen no-hitters from the storied franchise's salad days. The first disc contains Don Larsen's perfect game thrown during the 1956 World Series against the. . . .

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