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In a blistering breakthrough performance, Sam Riley stars as Ian Curtis, the troubled Joy Division singer whose personal, professional and romantic battles ended in suicide at age 23. Rock photographer Anton Corbijn’s directorial debut chronicles Curtis’s life in stylish black-and-white, faithfully re-creating the mood of the British post-punk scene circa 1980. Samantha Morton co-stars as Curtis’s wife, Debbie.

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Happy-Go-Lucky

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London teacher Poppy Cross (Sally Hawkins, in a Golden Globe-winning role) is eternally cheerful, but when someone steals her beloved bike, she takes up driving and gets paired with Scott (Eddie Marsan), an instructor who’s her polar opposite. The relationship is strained till Poppy’s bright personality attracts a co-worker, making Scott unexpectedly jealous. Director Mike Leigh’s effervescent tale also copped a Golden Globe nod for Best Picture.

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Buried

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While on a job in Iraq, civilian contractor Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is attacked and kidnapped, then awakens to find himself buried alive in the middle of the desert with nothing but a lighter, a candle, a cell phone and a knife. Does Paul have the instincts he’ll need to save himself? Director Rodrigo Cortes crafts a tense psychological thriller with sociopolitical undertones that doubles as an exercise in claustrophobic terror.

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Flight of the Conchords: Season 2: Disc 1

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This disc includes the following episodes: “A Good Opportunity,” “The New Cup,” “The Tough Brets,” “Murray Takes It to the Next Level,” “Unnatural Love” and “Love is the Weapon of Choice.”

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Band of Brothers: Disc 5

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This disc includes the episodes “Why We Fight” and “Points.”

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Flight of the Conchords: Season 2: Disc 2

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Prime Minister,” “NewZealandTown,” “Wingmen” and “Evicted.”

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Despicable Me

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Villainous Gru (Steve Carell) lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care. Julie Andrews voices the role of Gru’s malevolent mom, and Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig and Will Arnett round out the ensemble cast in this comic tale that earned a Golden Globe nod for Best Animated Feature.

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The Town

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Career bank robber Doug (Ben Affleck) and his volatile partner, Jim (Jeremy Renner), hit a roadblock when Doug falls for bank manager Claire (Rebecca Hall), whom he kidnapped during their last heist. Worse, an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) is now trailing the thieves around their Charlestown, Mass., territory. Affleck directs and co-writes this smart, intricate actioner that co-stars Blake Lively as Krista, Jim’s sister and Doug’s troubled former flame.

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Band of Brothers: Disc 4

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This disc includes the episodes “The Breaking Point” and “The Patrol.”

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Band of Brothers: Disc 2

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This disc includes the episodes “Carentan” and “Replacements.”

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Band of Brothers: Disc 1

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This disc includes the episodes “Currahee” and “Day of Days.”

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Band of Brothers: Disc 3

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This disc includes the episodes “Crossroads” and “Bastogne.”

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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In the third installment of the swashbuckler series, Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with brave Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and feisty Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). And what of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)? Nothing is as it seems. Just when he appears to be down, he proves he can’t be counted out. Bill Nighy and Yun-Fat Chow also star.

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Inception

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Nominated for two Golden Globes, this unnerving sci-fi thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb, who earns a tidy sum infiltrating the dreams of corporate titans to steal their most closely held secrets. Tapped by a rich industrialist (Ken Watanabe) for a job involving a rival’s heir, Cobb marshals a team of specialists that includes his right-hand man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), an architecture student (Ellen Page) and a chemist (Dileep Rao).

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Warm Springs

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Kenneth Branagh) faces personal and political crises in this biopic that begins not long after the future U.S. president is paralyzed by polio. Roosevelt endures the stigma of the disease and is moved by the plight of America’s disabled. As he searches for a miracle cure, he regains his confidence as a leader with help from wife Eleanor (Cynthia Nixon) and therapist Helena (Kathy Bates).

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon

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David Leaf’s provocative documentary — produced in collaboration with Yoko Ono — examines John Lennon’s growing involvement in antiwar efforts from 1966 to 1976 and the U.S. government’s attempts to silence him. The film, which picks up Lennon’s story as he begins to shed his Beatles identity and adopt the role of a peace activist, features interviews with Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Mario Cuomo and Angela Davis, among others.

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Breach

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Soon after landing a plum job working for FBI operative Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper), young agency employee Eric O’Neill (Ryan Phillippe) learns he’s been brought in to spy on his boss, who’s suspected of selling secrets to the Soviets. But can O’Neill handle such an important assignment with so little field experience, or will Hanssen get to him first? Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert co-star in this high-stakes thriller based on a true story.

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The Life and Times of Tim: Season 1: Disc 2

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Bashko’s Hairy Daughter / Tim’s Not Singing,” “Hottest Babes on the Planet / Suck It Philly,” “Insurmountable High Score / Tim vs. the Baby,” “Mugger / Cin City” and “Theo Strikes Back / Amy Gest Wasted.”

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51 Birch Street

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Married 54 years, Mike and Mina Block were the picture of if not wedded bliss then at least rock-solid stability — or so thought their son, documentary filmmaker Doug Block. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former secretary, Doug suddenly realizes there was more to his parents’ union than met his eye. Turning his lens on his own family, he discovers much he never knew about the people who raised him.

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Miller's Crossing

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Trusted adviser to 1920s Irish crime boss Lee O’Bannon, Tom Reagan’s loyalty is tested when he takes up with O’Bannon’s gal pal, Verna Bernbaum. Meanwhile, rivals Johnny Caspar and Eddie Dane threaten O’Bannon’s racket. Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman and Marcia Gay Harden star in this marvelously crafted, unnerving crime-era epic helmed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

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