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'The Aviator'
A look at the early life of aviation mogul Howard Hughes.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda.
'Finding Neverland'
This biopic focuses on the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and a young widow's family, a connection that inspires him to write "Peter Pan."
Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet and Julie Christie.
'Million Dollar Baby'
A cantankerous trainer reluctantly takes on a female boxer who is eager to become a champion.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman.
Film Fact: Singer Rufus Wainwright sings in one of the film's early scenes; later in the movie, his father -- Loudon Wainwright III -- also performs.
Film Fact: "Neverland" was originally slated for release in the fall of 2003, but was delayed because of Columbia Pictures' "Peter Pan."
Film Fact: Eastwood shot the film in just 38 days.
'Ray'
A look at the life of the late, legendary musician.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Regina King.
'Sideways'
Two old friends take a vino-soaked vacation through California's Santa Barbara wine country.
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh.
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Film Fact: Ray Charles was involved in the making of this movie; he died last June after production had ended.
Film Fact: Many of the wineries and restaurants featured in the film have seen an increase in business since its release.

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