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Parsing Fact From Fiction In 'Won't Back Down'

With a star-studded cast and a catchy title, Won't Back Down tells a powerful story that champions charter schools, vilifies teachers unions and lionizes parents who organize to take over a bad school. But how much of the movie is accurate and how much is fiction?
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'Looper' Is 'Wild' And 'Wears Its Crazy Lightly'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis star as the present and future versions of a skilled assassin in Rian Johnson's mind-bending thriller Looper. Not to be missed is Jeff Daniels, who gives an electric performance as Abe, a man from the future fed up with living in the past
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From Sweet To Steely: Amy Adams In 'The Master'

The Oscar-nominated actress plays the forbidding wife of a cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. She tells Fresh Air it was an opportunity to play a character type she'd never played before.
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Actor Herbert Lom, Exasperated 'Pink Panther' Police Chief, Dies

Driven mad by the comic incompetence of Inspector Clouseau, Lom's police chief Charles Dreyfus grew increasingly unstable (and increasingly funny, many would say) in seven Pink Panther movies.
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Health Care Meets Humanity In 'The Waiting Room'

The new documentary The Waiting Room chronicles a day in the emergency room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. The film has no narration or expert interviews, but instead the camera shows interactions between hospital staff and patients, many of whom lack health insurance. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with filmmaker Peter Nicks.
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The Movie Michael Peña Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Michael Peña could watch Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose a million times. "You know, you get into the world of what it means to be a comic," he says.

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