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For Fans Of 'Super Troopers,' Meow They're Getting A Sequel

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Super Troopers is one of the silliest movies in the pantheon of cult comedies and the film's creators have raised more than $3.5 million for a sequel through crowdfunding.

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The Takeaway

Do You Ever Wish You Were Younger?

Friday, April 10, 2015

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three movies that explore youth versus age. And bonus: the conversation includes special guest Kristen Stewart!
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Fresh Air

In 'Clouds Of Sils Maria,' An Actress Faces Past, Present And Future In An Instant

Friday, April 10, 2015

Juliette Binoche plays an aging movie star who's about to appear in a play opposite an infamous young Hollywood actress. It's a hall of mirrors that sounds convoluted in the telling, but plays easily.

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WNYC Digital

Aasif Mandvi Premieres "Halal in the Family" at WNYC

Friday, April 10, 2015

If Archie Bunker could win the hearts of Americans, Aasif Mandvi thinks "Halal in the Family" could do the same. 

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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

'The Sisterhood Of Night' Wonders What These Girls Are Up To

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ella Taylor says this heartfelt first feature appears at the beginning to be trafficking in cliches about teenage girls, but it ultimately asks questions about secrecy and the growth of public fear.

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Bloody Yet Unsatisfying, 'Kill Me Three Times' Disappoints But Once

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Andrew Lapin says the bloody Australian black comedy wants to be a genre caper, but can't quite hit the right notes.

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Listening To The Ho-Hum Of The Machine

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Mark Jenkins says the new artificial intelligence film Ex Machina is diverting, but ultimately comes to a predictable and unsatisfying conclusion.

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Women Ascend With Uncertainty In 'Clouds Of Sils Maria'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The drama from director Olivier Assayas is the rare work that can hold opposite ideas in tension, refuse to fully resolve them, and be entirely satisfying nonetheless, says Tomas Hachard.

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Fresh Air

Former Marine Adam Driver On What Acting And The Military Have In Common

Thursday, April 09, 2015

"You have a group of people trying to accomplish a mission that's greater than themselves," the actor says. "It's not about one person." Driver stars in the new film comedy While We're Young.

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Ask Me Another

Pixar's Brad Bird Talks French Food, Animated Rats And New Film 'Tomorrowland'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Tomorrowland's writer/director describes the culinary process of planning for the film, and his early days as a writer for The Simpsons.

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All Things Considered

Ties That Bind Meet Lies That Blind In 'About Elly'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews a film from Iran, about Iran — which hasn't been shown in Iran. It's called About Elly, and it's by director Asghar Farhadi, who won an Oscar for A Separation.

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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Amassed An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The archivist made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that might otherwise have disappeared.

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In Movie Piracy Case, Australian ISPs Are Ordered To Share Customers' Info

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

It's being called a landmark ruling in Australia, where delayed film release dates are blamed for helping create one of the highest rates of Web piracy in the world.

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The Takeaway

Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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All Things Considered

Yes, Real Cars Fell From Real Planes For That 'Furious 7' Stunt

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The movie avoided CGI for the bulk of its action sequences. That meant stunt coordinator and longtime stunt driver Jack Gill had to figure out how to toss cars out of a flying airplane.

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The Overstuffed, Overdone, Overlong, Cheerfully Absurd 'Furious 7'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The seventh installment in one of the action genre's sturdiest franchises doesn't make any more sense than usual, but you can't say it's not "amiably preposterous."

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'So That Happened:' Confessions Of A Duck-Man

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Actor Jon Cryer's new memoir details his life in show business, including, of course, co-star Charlie Sheen's meltdown. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Cryer's a smart guy who's often been overlooked.

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The Takeaway

Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
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