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Lovers' Relationship Is Online Only In 'Hank And Asha'

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with husband and wife film-making duo James Duff and Julia Morrison about their new film, Hank and Asha.

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With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes

Saturday, April 12, 2014

After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'Rio 2,' 'Draft Day,' 'Oculus'

Friday, April 11, 2014

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three very different films: "Rio 2," which brings the message of eco-terrorism to children; "Draft Day," which attempts to do for football what "Moneyball" did for baseball; and "Oculus," a movie about a haunted mirror that brings far more than seven years bad luck. Helping them to dissect "Oculus" is scholar Mark Pendergrast, author of "Mirror Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection."

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All Things Considered

Big Names, High Production Values ... And These Are Indie Flicks?

Friday, April 11, 2014

In very different ways, the indie films Joe (starring Nicolas Cage) and Only Lovers Left Alive (with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) bring a low-budget sensibility to Hollywood.

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Morning Edition

Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hateship Loveship was inspired by a short story about a caretaker who falls victim to a cruel joke. Wiig and director Liza Johnson explain how the film's restraint says more than fireworks ever could.

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The Takeaway

Colin Firth on Torture & 'The Railway Man'

Friday, April 11, 2014

Actor Colin Firth discusses his new film “The Railway Man,” which tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II.

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WNYC News

Movie Date: Women and the Movies

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Compared to men, women got fewer than a third of speaking roles in the most successful films two years ago.

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After The Horror Of War, What About Forgiveness?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The drama The Railway Man follows a former prisoner of war as he struggles with past pain, new love and an unexpected opportunity for confrontation.

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On 'Draft Day,' A Coach Faces His Own Big Game

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Like the glitz of the day itself, Draft Day tries to win over audiences with big names, the power of the NFL and tons of money. But as football fans know, these elements don't always mean a win.

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Fresh Air

Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez tell Terry Gross about the inspiration for "Let It Go" and a "very strong strike across the bow at all princess-myth things" song that didn't make the film.

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Does 'Cesar Chavez' Ignore Filipino Workers?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The film Cesar Chavez focuses on the Mexican-American activist who helped organize farm workers. But some say the movie ignores the Filipino laborers in that movement. Filmmaker Marisa Aroy explains.

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Morning Edition

Nicolas Cage Trades Theatrics For Authenticity In 'Joe'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.

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Silence And 'Godzilla'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Perhaps aware that trailers have become wall-to-wall explosions and noise, the people behind the latest look at Godzilla rely heavily on sudden, creepy quiet.

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The Takeaway

To Infinity & Beyond with Pixar Chief Ed Catmull

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ed Catmull, now the president of Pixar and Disney Animation, discusses how both managers and employees can contribute to a more creative, and ultimately productive and profitable workplace.

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All Things Considered

Mickey Rooney, All-American Boy For More Than 90 Years, Dies

Monday, April 07, 2014

Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of the career of Mickey Rooney, who died at 93.

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Morning Edition

The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Monday, April 07, 2014

The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood's biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday.

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All Things Considered

Ken Jeong: Doctor By Day, Comedian By Night

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Before Ken Jeong played Señor Chang in Community and the infamous Mr. Chow in The Hangover, he was known by his patients as Dr. Jeong.

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Cesar Chavez Film Faces Criticism For Not Being Chicano Enough

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Hollywood has long imported many of its Latino actors and directors from Spain and Mexico. Now some of those immigrant artists are bringing in investment capital to make films about U.S.-born Latinos.

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All Things Considered

Stay Classy, Norwich: 'Alan Partridge' Aims For American Success

Friday, April 04, 2014

British comic Steve Coogan's blowhard broadcaster character conquered movie screens at home — and now he's crossing the Atlantic. Critic Bob Mondello says he's got a good chance at breaking America.

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Anthony Mackie Soars As Captain America's Falcon

Friday, April 04, 2014

Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He talks about the cultural significance of the Falcon, and how it's "monumental" for his eclectic career.

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