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Interview With Jonah Hill And Todd Phillips On New Film 'War Dogs'

Jonah Hill and Todd Phillips talk with Rachel Martin about their "War Dogs," which tells the mostly-true story of two pot-smoking 20-year-olds who win a $300 million U.S. government weapons contract.
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A Samurai's Son Makes Stop-Motion Magic With Music And Origami

Kubo and the Two Strings is a sprawling new fantasy film from Laika animation studios. Filmmaker Travis Knight says it's all about merging brand new technology with age-old art and craft.
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'War Dogs' Puts A Satirical Spin On The Business Of War

Todd Phillips' new comedy, which is loosely based on a true story, follows two 20-somethings from Miami who become international arms dealers. Critic John Powers calls War Dogs "jauntily enjoyable."
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Movie Review: Paramount Remakes The MGM Classic 'Ben-Hur'

In 1959, Charlton Heston starred in Oscar-winning movie Ben-Hur. The question is: Why take another turn at making a film that defined epic when it was released, and was itself a remake?
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It Took A Decade, But Portman 'Just Had To Make' Her Latest Film

In the years it took Natalie Portman to adapt Amos Oz's autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, she grew into the role of the lead character, Fania — the immigrant mother of young Amos.
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Rape Allegations Against Actor-Director Nate Parker Resurface

The Birth of a Nation director is facing controversy after details about his acquittal of sexual assault resurfaced recently. NPR's Audie Cornish talks about the case with Variety reporter Brent Lang.
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YouTube Videos Lead 'Morris From America' Director To Markees Christmas

Morris From America debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The buzzed-about movie stars actor Markees Christmas as a 13-year-old hip-hop loving American who moves to Germany with his father.
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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter And Author Graham Moore

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Imitation Game" is out with a new historical thriller, also headed for Hollywood. His novel reimagines the dramatic legal battle over the invention of the lightbulb. Graham Moore on bringing history to life on the big screen.

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Kids' Movies Stand Out This Summer

In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post's Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.
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Kenny Baker, Actor Who Played R2-D2, Dies At 81

Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, has died after a long illness at the age of 81. We look back at the 3' 8" actor and the role that made him famous.

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