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The Takeaway

Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Strange Magic," "The Boy Next Door," and "Cake" hit the box office on this chilly weekend. Our Movie Date team lets us in on what's good.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Vaccine Debate, An American Summer Icon, and Losing Language

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Takeaway explores a measles outbreak in California, we celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Frisbee, and we look at what's lost when a language dies.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Al Pacino is a Depressed Shakespearean Stage Actor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Or at least he plays one in his latest film, an adaption of a Philip Roth novel. Guest host Joy Behar talks to the man behind Michael Corleone and numerous iconic movie roles.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Stage To Film and Back Again with Al Pacino and Martin Short

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Joy Behar guest hosts. Al Pacino on a life of huge roles. Martin Short on his new Broadway role. Faiza Patel on the future of free speech. And a year in the life of Andy Cohen.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ancient Secrets, A Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Hollywood's Glorification of War

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new scientific technique to read ancient scrolls, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi joins us, and we discuss the success of "American Sniper."

The Takeaway

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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FT Big Read

Amazon goes to Hollywood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Amazon goes to Hollywood

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Kumaré to Vice

Monday, January 19, 2015

Vikram Ghandi, best known for impersonating a religious leader and creating a following of real people in his film Kumaré, discusses the third season of HBO's Vice.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Myopia - Mark Mothersbaugh [Slideshow]

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his new visual art exhibition, "Myopia."

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 16, 2015

Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review the new films hitting the box office this weekend.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Doctor Sets Sails To Countries Where Abortion Is Illegal

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new film about the work of abortion activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who sails a mobile abortion clinic to countries where abortion is illegal.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Uncovering The Truth After A Deadly Mining Accident

Friday, January 16, 2015

In the new film Little Accidents, a small town devastated by a fatal mining accident, and a mining company executive becomes the prime target for the town’s anger.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Sailing, Activist Medical Clinic; The Ins and Outs of Acting

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martha Plimpton guest hosts. Bringing access to abortion by sea. Stories from the AIDS epidemic. The film "Little Accidents." Please Explain Acting!

The Takeaway

Oscar Noms Highlight Hollywood's Race Problem

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It looks like The Academy snubbed people of color this year. We talked to producer Will Packer, Actress Taraji Henson, and Actor Michael Ealy about the issues of race in Hollywood. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Forgotten Documentary Capturing The Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In 1945 Britain’s army film unit created a documentary about the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, but 6 months after it was green-lit, funding was pulled, and it was shelved.

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The Takeaway

2015 Oscars: The Nods, Surprises & Snubs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars today. Kirsten Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, walks us through the nods, the surprises, and the snubs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Mitt in 2016, Oscar Nominations, and The Dictionary

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores a possible presidential run for Mitt Romeny, we have the details on the 2015 Oscar nominations, and we explain why the dictionary is going online-only.

The Leonard Lopate Show

An Orson Welles Retrospective

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Joseph McBride discusses Orson Welles 100, a five-week retrospective going on at Film Forum through February 3. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Uncovering An Unknown WWII Film, And A Film Retrospective of Orson Welles

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Angelo Volandes on preparing for end of life care. The unknown film about Nazi concentration camps. Joseph McBride discusses Orson Welles. Why adoptees are returning to S. Korea. 

Death, Sex & Money

Desiree Akhavan's Breakthrough Breakup

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Akhavan’s debut feature film, Appropriate Behavior, mines the details of her own life—particularly the most uncomfortable moments. It also earned her a spot on this season of Girls.

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