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What's Lost When a Language Dies

Friday, January 23, 2015

Half of the world's 6,000 languages will be extinct in the next 50 years. We explore what's lost when a language dies.

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Guns, War & Hollywood: Why 'American Sniper' is a Box Office Hit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations. How does its success speak to the state of America today?

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Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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'Paddington,' 'Black Hat,' 'Still Alice,' 'The Wedding Ringer'

Friday, January 16, 2015

It's the kind of week that will make you laugh and cry, and maybe think you have early onset Alzheimer's. 
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'Taken 3,' 'Inherent Vice,' 'Mozart in the Jungle,' and Listener Mail

Friday, January 09, 2015

It's the early days of January, and you know what that means when it comes it movies...
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The Best Movies of 2014

Saturday, January 03, 2015

As we move forward into 2015, Rafer and Kristen take a look back at the very best movies of 2014. 
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Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music: "Mozart in the Jungle"

Monday, December 29, 2014

The new Amazon Prime series "Mozart in the Jungle" is attracting attention for its A-list cast and racy look at the modern day classical music world. But how much of it is true?

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The Christmas Movie Extravaganza!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

There are eight movies you can see in the theatres this Christmas, but which one is the most suitable for the season?
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How Mariah Carey Won Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Of the thousands of jingles composed since 1940, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" has become an instant holiday pop classic.

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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,' 'Annie,' 'The Interview'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two sequels, one remake, and a film you may never see. It's a bizarre and exciting Movie Date podcast!
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You Can't See 'The Interview.' But We Did.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Now that Sony has pulled "The Interview" from theatres, you can't see it. But The Takeaway's own culture producer and Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer has.

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Sony Hackers Threaten '9/11-Like' Attack Over Franco-Rogen Flick

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week, hackers promised "a bitter fate" to those who attend screenings of "The Interview," which North Korea has called "an act of war." Will Sony pull the film from distribution?

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' 'Top Five,' Netflix's 'Marco Polo,' and The Golden Globe Nods

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apologies. This week's Movie Date podcast is coming to you late, from an abandoned room in Rafer's office building. 
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AFI Cranks it Up to 11 with Their List of Best Pictures of the Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instead of offering a top 10 list of best pictures, as they've done every year, the American Film Institute compiled a top 11 list for 2014. Here's why.

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The Takeaway

Making Money Off Music in the Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The provocative musician and songwriter explains how she's tried to remain malleable and employed in the age of digital music sharing. 

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'Wild,' 'Life Partners,' 'She's Beautiful When She's Angry,' Movie Therapy, and Listener Mail

Friday, December 05, 2014

In a Movie Date first, Rafer and Kristen review three films starring and co-starring women. 
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The Movie Date Gift Guide for Film Buffs 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

We love movies. You love movies. But there's a lot more than movies that you can give yourself and the other film buffs in your life. 
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WNYC News

How to Hate Watch 'Peter Pan Live'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After the ratings success of "Sound of Music Live," NBC is back with Peter Pan. Featuring flying actors and new songs, there's the potential for a little more disaster this year. 

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'Penguins of Madagascar,' 'Horrible Bosses 2,' 'The Imitation Game,' and More!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's Black Friday! What better time to watch good movies, bad movies, and maybe sit around in your sweatpants?
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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' 'Pulp,' Thanksgiving Sweatpants & Movie Therapy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and Rafer and Kristen are rubbing their stomachs. Fortunately, there's both hunger and supermarkets on the big screens, vying for some attention. 
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