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Elizabeth Banks On Success: 'You Don't Get What You Don't Ask For'

The Hunger Games actress and Pitch Perfect 2 director also runs her own production company. Her secret to success? "I raise my hand a lot," Banks tells Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado.
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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets A Lot Of Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

One of the films that is premiering at Cannes and that is getting a lot of attention is the latest animated feature from Pixar: Inside Out. Son of Saul and Carol are also getting a lot of buzz.
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Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

In 2008, Michigan passed the most generous film tax rebate program in the country. The goal was to create a booming film industry, but some studies showed the program costed the taxpayers too much.
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Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over 'Innocence Of Muslims' Video

A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.
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How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over big U.S. movies.
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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.
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Heavy-Handed And Preachy, 'Good Kill' Misses Its Mark

Andrew Niccol's film follows an Air Force commander engaged in state-of-the-art drone warfare. Justin Chang says the movie feels more like "a series of talking points than a fully developed drama."
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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.
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'Mad Max' Reboot Is A 'Gorgeous, Scrap-Metal Demolition Derby'

NPR's Bob Mondello peers into the future and sees the apocalypse, which is to say, he reviews Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Souped-Up Vehicles And Road Warriors Reign In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

It has been 36 years since the first Mad Max film crash landed into theaters. David Edelsein says the forth installment of the series is "basically one long chase with ever more insane variables."

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