Bob Mondello

Bob Mondello appears in the following:

Summer Movie Preview: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Rough Night,' 'Transformers'

Monday, May 29, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a selective preview of the would-be blockbusters and awards-contenders Hollywood is sending our way before Labor Day.

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Beaches, Bathing Suits, And Finally On The Big Screen, 'Baywatch'

Friday, May 26, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

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The Saint Before The Spy: Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.

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Danish Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg Gets Deeply Personal In 'The Commune'

Friday, May 19, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews The Commune, a Danish drama about a living arrangement that doesn't turn out the way its organizers expected.

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An Iraqi Sniper Traps Two U.S. Soldiers In 'The Wall'

Friday, May 12, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews The Wall, a film about two American snipers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, behind a rapidly crumbling wall.

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Grooving To That 70s Beat, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Return In Volume 2

Friday, May 05, 2017

It was a surprise last time, but now comes volume two of the Marvel superhero team, Guardians of the Galaxy.

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'Obit' Documentary Follows Journalists Who Tell Lively Stories Of Death

Friday, April 28, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Obit, a documentary about obituary writing at The New York Times.

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City Planning As A Contact Sport In 'Citizen Jane: Battle For The City'

Friday, April 21, 2017

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a documentary about Jane Jacobs, whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed urban planning.

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Movie Review: Richard Gere Plays A Scheming New York Fixer In 'Norman'

Friday, April 14, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a new Richard Gere film for which the title seems to say it all. It's called Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.

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A Body-Switching Teen Romance Anime Disaster Flick With 'Your Name.' On It

Friday, April 07, 2017

Your Name. was the most popular film in the world for the first two months of 2017. Now, the deeply resonant body-switching anime comes to the U.S.

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Two Ways Of Documenting Uncertainty: 'All This Panic' And 'God Knows Where I Am'

Friday, March 31, 2017

Two documentaries out now flex a bit of moviemaking technique: All This Panic, about young women exploring what life has to offer, and God Knows Where I Am, about a woman who's sure she's seen it all.

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IMDb Adopts F-Rating Of Women's Contributions To Movies

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.

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Live-Action 'Beauty And The Beast ' Revisits A Tale As Old As Time

Thursday, March 16, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Disney's live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Is it still a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme?

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Movie Twins? Weirdly Similar Films That Came Out Within Months Of Each Other

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hollywood isn't a big town; everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Still, rival studios often face off, refusing to blink, in movie showdowns that didn't need to happen.

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Hollywood's Favorite Giant Ape Returns In 'Kong: Skull Island'

Thursday, March 09, 2017

In Kong: Skull Island, Hollywood's favorite giant ape returns to theaters, this time befriending Brie Larson and annoying John Goodman.

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How Do Americans Feel About The Courts? Let Hollywood Be The Judge

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

With all the recent talk about politics and the judiciary, NPR's Bob Mondello has been thinking about how judges are depicted on screen. He takes us on a tour from Duck Soup to Judgment at Nuremberg.

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In 'Logan,' Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Shines His Badge One Last Time

Friday, March 03, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews the latest and darkest Marvel movie, Logan, which follows an aging X-Men Wolverine and Charles Xavier.

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'Get Out' Offers Sharp Satire Along With The Scares

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Get Out is an impressively accomplished directorial debut says NPR film critic Bob Mondello.

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'John Wick, Chapter 2': A 'Violent Ballet' Of Action

Friday, February 10, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews John Wick: Chapter 2, an action — repeat "action" — thriller starring Keanu Reeves.

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'Wheeler' Follows Life And Career Of Little-Known Country Music Singer

Friday, February 03, 2017

The new documentary-style film, Wheeler, explores the life of a country music singer you may not have heard of — for a reason.

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