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Rebecca Hall, Finding New Thrills In The Family Business

The British-American actress co-stars opposite Eric Bana in the surveillance-state thriller Closed Circuit. She joins NPR's Robert Siegel to talk about playing a barrister, working with her celebrated Shakespearean father and being inspired by her opera-singer mom.
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Reaching Across What's Broken, 'Short Term' Fix Or No

After college, director Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers. His time there became the basis for Short Term 12, a film that took two awards at this year's South by Southwest Festival. (Recommended)
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Teenage Graceland: A Temporary Home For Troubled Kids

At a California facility, troubled teens are counseled by young adults who haven't entirely overcome their own adolescent traumas. Writer-director Destin Cretton drew on his experiences working with residents ordered to stay just a year. Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. star in Short Term 12.
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'World's End' Finishes Comic Trilogy On A High Note

Bob Mondello reviews the new British comedy The World's End, about a nostalgic pub crawl that turns unexpectedly lethal.
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Batman Fans Howling After Ben Affleck Casting

Melissa Block talks with NPR pop culture podcaster and blogger Glen Weldon about the news that Ben Affleck has been cast as the next Batman.
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Boozy Bromance 'World's End' Rises Above Its Lowbrow Tactics

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's latest collaboration follows five friends who reunite for an epic tour of 12 suburban English pubs. Critic David Edelstein calls the sci-fi comedy "the year's most uproarious movie."
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Blindness Didn't Keep Voice Over Artist From Success

Voice over artist Pete Gustin can't read scripts - he's legally blind. But, as he tells Tell Me More, he didn't let his disability deter his talent.
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Broadway Star 'Comfortable' With Album Of Intensely Personal Songs

Tituss Burgess gained fame as the outrageous character D'Fwan on 30 Rock. But he's also a Broadway singer who's recorded two albums. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Burgess about his latest album Comfortable.
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'Short Term 12' Reflects Difficulties Of Group Home Life

Short Term 12, starring Brie Larsen, is about a young woman who works in a group home for teens in the foster care system. Writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton worked in a group home just out of college. His gift for character makes us like his people immediately.
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Why Are There So Many Ip Man Films?

The life story of Bruce Lee's late martial arts teacher has been a popular subject in Chinese-language films and television. The kung fu master has been the focus of five films in the past five years, including The Grandmaster, which opens in select U.S. theaters on Friday.

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