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Cleveland Celebrates 30 Years Of 'A Christmas Story'

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the movie A Christmas Story. The holiday film has grown a cult following over the years, but it has taken on a special importance in Cleveland, where some of the scenes were shot.
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In Malcolm Lee's Movies, 'African Americans Are Just People'

Filmmaker Malcolm Lee most recently directed Best Man Holiday. His production company Blackmaled Productions focuses on the image of black men on screen.
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Refashioning A Gospel Story In 'Black Nativity'

The new movie is based on a play by the same name by Langston Hughes. Host Rachel Martin talks with director Kasi Lemmons about her new musical drama, Black Nativity, released last week.
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'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
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Finding 'Great Beauty' Amid Rome's Corruptions

The Great Beauty is the latest portrait of the city onscreen, in all its wonder, decadence, sinfulness and ugliness. The film, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, is also Italy's official entry for this year's Academy Awards.
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A Korean Cult Thriller Gets A Spike Lee Makeover

Oldboy, the director's remake of a 2003 film of the same name, follows a man who's held captive for 20 years — and out for revenge after his release. Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson star.
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What Is The Best Holiday Movie Of All Time?

Now that the holiday season is officially here, Morning Edition is looking to stoke an age-old debate: What is the best holiday movie ever? Tweet your favorite holiday movie to us @MorningEdition and @NPRGreene.
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Dench Makes Resolution In 'Philomena' Worth Waiting For

We're heading into Oscar season, and one name that seems to be on everyone's lips this year is Judy Dench. The actress stars in Philomena. It starts out like a comedy, but the more serious it gets, the more involving it becomes.
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Idris Elba Portrays Mandela In 'Long Walk To Freedom'

A new movie captures the story of one of the world's great leaders. It's a classic biopic of a towering figure: Nelson Mandela. And it takes audiences through the many chapters of his sweeping life. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to Idris Elba about playing the legendary South African leader.
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Theater Chains Upgrade To Attract Homebodies

Movie theater seats are getting more deluxe. A couple chains are installing recliners in the latest effort to give movie goers more of the comforts of home.

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