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Filming For Marathon Bombing Movie Stirs Emotions In Boston

Patriots Day begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. The movie has already stirred emotions, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards.
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Nina Simone Biopic Criticized Over Casting And Skin Color

Afro-Latino actor Zoe Saldana plays Nina Simone in upcoming film Nina. That casting choice has caused an uproar from fans and family members.
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Before It Was Cool, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding's' Lainie Kazan Probably Did It

The 75-year-old actress and singer may be best known these days for her roles as the overbearing ethnic mother in a number of comedies, but she's built a career while living life on her own terms.
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In 'Carol,' 2 Women Leap Into An Unlikely Love Affair

Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their Oscar-nominated film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2016.
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Why Sen. Patrick Leahy Takes Batman's Side

The senator from Vermont has a cameo in Batman v. Superman playing a lawmaker in a congressional hearing on whether Superman is a tyrant or a hero. The Batman fan frequently trades D.C. for DC Comics.
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'Batman V Superman' Female Producer Working To Get More Women Behind Camera

Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.
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Fun And Entertainment Are Collateral Damage In 'Batman V Superman'

Batman V Superman positions DC Comics' best-known heroes as tragic Greek figures. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it tries to go big on the psychological nuances but skimps on fun.
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'Fastball' Documentary Explores Classic Showdown Between Pitcher And Batter

The new documentary Fastball explores the classic showdown between pitcher and batter. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with director Jonathan Hock about his film, and with David Price, a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
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In 'Navel Gazing,' Michael Ian Black Lays It All Out, Insecurities And All

"When I'm acting, I always imagine myself as looking totally different than the person that appears onscreen," Black says. The comedian writes about family, masculinity and vanity in his new memoir.
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Batman Takes On Superman In A Dour, Bombastic 'Dawn Of Justice'

Director Zack Snyder layers subplot on top of subplot in his film of battling superheroes. Critic David Edelstein says Batman v. Superman is full of fragments and teases, and overall, "just awful."

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