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Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line For 'Star Wars' To Producing It Herself

The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She's aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.
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Fans Anticipate Opening Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks NPR' pop culture blogger Linda Holmes to put the much-anticipated new Star Wars film into perspective.
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'Star Wars': The Force Of Nostalgia Is Strong With This One

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings the old gang back together while also introducing a handful of new, young characters. Critic Bob Mondello says watching it made him feel like a kid again.
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A Long-Buried Secret, Once Revealed, Rattles '45 Years' Of Marriage

Director Andrew Haigh's new film profiles a couple suddenly forced to reassess their decades-long union. "It's always interesting to me how we keep secrets from the ones we love the most," he says.
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'Legend' Chronicles Lives Of London's Identical Twin Gangsters

The new movie Legend stars Tom Hardy as both Ron and Reggie Kray, the legendary gangster twins who controlled East London in the 1960s.
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John Powers' List Of Books, CDs And DVDs He Wishes He Had Reviewed In 2015

Every year, critic John Powers finds himself compiling a list of praiseworthy work he's read, watched or heard that he neglected to mention on the radio. This year, he's sharing his "Ghost List."
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When Children Go To War: A Heartbreaking Portrait In 'Beasts Of No Nation'

The film tells the story of a child soldier in an unnamed West African country. Director Cary Fukunaga says that he tried to protect the young actors from some of the movie's most violent scenes.
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A Big-Screen Star Who's More Of A Sphere: Meet BB-8

In preparation for the new Star Wars film, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with franchise fan and podcaster Mike Pilot about a new name you might hear next week — BB-8, a droid in the new film.
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Oh Holy Fright: Christmas Horror Movies That Slay

Holiday horror is a peculiar — and rich — genre of film. From evil elves to Satanic snowmen, NPR;s Neda Ulaby looks back at the history of ho, ho, ho in horror.
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For 15 Years, The Real 'Lady In The Van' Lived In This Playwright's Driveway

When Alan Bennett invited Mary Shepherd to move into his driveway, he thought she'd only be there for three months. After she died, he turned Shepherd's story into a memoir, a play and now a film.

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