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Bonus Track: More from Gervais

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gervais declares his love for Karl Pilkington, the "secret" behind both the podcast and the new HBO show. Plus Gervais does a pitch-perfect impression of Anthony Hopkins from "The Elephant Man."

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Iranian Indie Rock

Friday, April 16, 2010

The new film, "No One Knows About Persian Cats," explores the underground music scene in Iran. It's based on the lives of Negar and Ashkan, their imprisonment for playing music, and their efforts to flee Iran. Now in London, the two talk with Kurt about the ...

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Kermit Ruffins

Friday, April 16, 2010

One "Treme" character, New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, plays himself in the series. Ruffins is one the founders of the Rebirth Brass Band, a leading act in the city’s traditional music scene. But Ruffins seems just as proud of his barbecue skills as he ...

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Treme

Friday, April 16, 2010

Following his acclaimed series, "The Wire," TV writer David Simon returns to HBO with "Treme," a show about New Orleanians rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina. Simon and his co-creator Eric Overmyer tell Kurt that even with their close attention to ...

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Jimmy Cliff

Friday, April 02, 2010

Jimmy Cliff helped bring reggae to America in the 1970s with his film and soundtrack, "The Harder They Come," and last month he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cliff tells Kurt about growing up listening to radio broadcasts from ...

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Christopher Walken

Friday, April 02, 2010

From the pathos of "The Deer Hunter" to the silliness of "more cow bell" on "Saturday Night Live," Christopher Walken has covered about as much ground as one actor can. He's currently on Broadway starring in "A Behanding in Spokane." He tells Kurt about ...

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Laura Linney

Friday, March 26, 2010

Laura Linney starred in the indie film gems, "You Can Count on Me," and "The Savages," but her first love is the theater. This weekend she wraps up her Broadway appearance as an injured war photographer in Donald Margulies's "Time Stands Still." ...

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Windows to the Soul

Friday, March 19, 2010

Science is looking for ways to better understand an autistic person's perception of the world. Using laser technology, Ami Klin and Warren Jones of the Yale School of Medicine screened "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and tracked the gazes of autistic viewers precisely, to study how ...

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Up in the Air

Friday, March 05, 2010

Oscar-nominated film, "Up in the Air," tells a story made for the recession. George Clooney plays a corporate grim reaper, flying all over the country to lay off his clients' employees. Director Jason Reitman ("Juno") based it on the 2001 novel by

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Precious

Friday, March 05, 2010

In the film, "Precious," the heroine fantasizes about escaping the horrors of her life as an abused teenager and walking down a red carpet. Now the actress who plays her, newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, gets to walk down that red carpet for real — she's up ...

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The Hurt Locker

Friday, March 05, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow is only the fourth woman ever to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar. "The Hurt Locker," follows a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team around Baghdad in 2004, as the insurgency was cresting – and the tension doesn't let up for a minute. Bigelow ...

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Everything's Better in 3-D

Friday, March 05, 2010

We proudly present "sneak previews" of 3-D movies in development - we wish! Studio 360's Eric Molinsky produced this satire.

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Avatar

Friday, March 05, 2010

"Avatar" cost nearly $400 million to make and broke box-office records. It's up for nine Oscars. Kurt asked director James Cameron how he tackled this insanely ambitious project and how he took 3-D technology to a new level.

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Alec Baldwin Gets the Keys

Friday, March 05, 2010

Alec Baldwin will be co-hosting the Oscars this weekend. What gig could top that? Guest-hosting Studio 360, of course. Kurt calls Alec to ask him to host it the weekend of March 27-28, 2010.

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Bonus Track: More From Tarantino

Friday, February 26, 2010

Kurt talks with Tarantino about his favorite moment in "Pulp Fiction" and the influence of comedy legend Stan Freberg.

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Glourious Tarantino

Friday, February 26, 2010

Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is up for eight Oscars. Though far-fetched (it features Jewish-American GIs taking Nazi scalps), some would say it's his least gory picture yet. Kurt talks to Tarantino about his influences, from Leni Riefenstahl to Stan Lee's "Sergeant Fury."

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Aziz Ansari

Friday, February 12, 2010

He's the obnoxious comedian Randy in the Adam Sandler movie, "Funny People," and the weaselly civil servant Tom Haverford on the sitcom, "Parks and Recreation." Comic Aziz Ansari tells Kurt about the perils of stand-up comedy and his new DVD, "Intimate Moments ...

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Bollywood Romance

Friday, February 12, 2010

For years, Bollywood's sappy, over-the-top, romantic musicals drew audiences with colorful hand-painted murals on the old movie theaters. But digital printing presses have put many of the painters who created these murals out of work. In Delhi, one craftsman found new patrons for his movie-mural artistry: American ex-pats ...

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Iranian Director in Exile

Friday, January 15, 2010

One of Iran's most celebrated filmmakers, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, represents Mir-Hossein Mousavi and his opposition Green Movement. Makhmalbaf tells Kurt from Paris about the situation in Iran as protests continue in the face of a seemingly intractable regime.

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The Mechanics of Time Travel

Friday, January 01, 2010

Simon Wells (the great-grandson of H.G. Wells) directed the 2002 film adaptation of his ancestor’s classic novel, The Time Machine - he explains his design for the time machine. David Goldberg thinks it will actually look more like a spaceship; he and

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