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Halle Berry has trouble on the line in “The Call,” Steve Carell pulls obnoxiousness out of his hat in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” Gael Garcia Bernal advertises revolution in “No” and Ed Harris dives deep in “The Phantom.”

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Ashley Bell bends over backwards for scares in “The Last Exorcism Part II,” major stars get rude and crude in “Movie 43” and Dustin Hoffman has a senior moment in “Quartet.”

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Sci-fi adventure gets silly in the animated “Escape from Planet Earth,” Bruce Willis yet again flirts with mortality in “A Good Day to Die Hard,” Jason Bateman credits Melissa McCarthy for his fiscal woes in “Identity Thief” and young love gets zombified in “Warm Bodies.”

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Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton are tormented by other-worldly creatures in “Dark Skies” and Mike Leigh’s “Life is Sweet” makes its Blu-ray debut.

Despite triteness, ‘Warrior’ shines

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“Warrior” is one of those movies that, if you were to describe it to friends in an attempt to tell them how much you enjoyed it, would sound ridiculous.

Do it anyway. Implausible and far too reliant on coincidence, with a mixed martial arts …

Review: Batman series ends as epic letdown

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Christopher Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy in typically spectacular, ambitious fashion with “The Dark Knight Rises,” but the feeling of frustration and disappointment is unshakable.

2012 movie preview: Can anyone beat a pair of queens?

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Hollywood has some jokers (“The Three Stooges”) and a deuce (“The Expendables 2”) to deal, and you can always bet on “Men in Black.”

5 fantastic films

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Associated Press reviewers Christy Lemire and David Germain saw the same films in 2011, but they clearly weren’t seeing the same pictures.

Kermit glad to be back with pals on the big screen

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It’s not easy being green — or staging a comeback. That’s exactly what Kermit the Frog and his pals are attempting with “The Muppets,” their first big-screen foray since “Muppets in Space” orbited theaters in 1999.

Jaguar rescued from poachers stars in Brazil movie

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SAO PAULO(AP) — An endangered spotted jaguar rescued from poachers is one of the stars of a soon-to-released feature film shot in the Brazilian Amazon, officials said Thursday. The 15-month-old jungle cat named Catarina plays the mother of a lost cub found by two children …

Finite incantatem: ‘So many tears’ as Harry Potter casts his last spell

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CINDY PEARLMAN: From the first moment, he was pure magic. Except, he was the only one who didn’t know it. Now “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” opens Friday. “There were so many tears,” Daniel Radcliffe says of shooting the final scene. “I was very sad.”

Dennis Quaid making waves in ‘Soul Surfer’

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He’s not the youngest dude catching a wave. At age 57, Dennis Quaid is still in fine form playing the father of a brave young athlete in “Soul Surfer.” Quaid is quick to give his anti-workout tips. “First, there is only one reason I look like this these days: total vanity,” he says.

‘Rango’ and cash: Reptile gets the green

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“Rango” has lassoed the top spot at the box office.

Photos: Oscars red carpet arrivals

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Tonight’s the night for the stars to shine -- or not. It’s Oscar night in Hollywood. How did the stars do with their dresses, hair and accessories?

Banksy welcome at Oscars, but will he show?

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The question that’s kept Oscar observers guessing since nominations were announced last month — Will Banksy show up? — remains unanswered.

Quick Flicks

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Wondering whether to see a movie? Then check out what film critics have to say about some of the box office’s top flicks including “Sanctum.”