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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Interrogation experts have tried to get shows like 24 to tone down the torture. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that may not be as easy as it sounds.
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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."
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Depicting An Unstable Era, 'Inherent Vice' Never Jells, But It's Addictive

The film, based on Thomas Pynchon's novel, is set in 1970 in a beach town south of Los Angeles. With wonderful actors, it's like a gorgeous stoner art object: groovy, campy, dreamlike and funny.
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Lost Disney Film, Featuring Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Found In Norway

Archivists at Norway's National Library, at its vault in the Arctic Circle, found an almost complete version of Empty Socks, featuring the character who preceded Mickey Mouse.
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Hacked Sony Emails Pull The Curtain Back On Hollywood

Audie Cornish speaks with Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal about the fallout from the leaked emails of Hollywood executives at Sony Pictures and what it reveals about the modern studio system.
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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.
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'Pelo Malo' Is A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations

A new Venezuelan film explores racism and homophobia through the experiences of 9-year-old Junior, who drives his mother up a wall in a quest to straighten his thick, curly "pelo malo," or "bad hair."
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The Annie Of Tomorrow Has The Same Hard Knocks, But Different Hair

The famously redheaded orphan is played this time by African American actress Quvenzhané Wallis. "The original Annie had a red Afro," points out Indiana University scholar Terri Francis.
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FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."
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Chris Rock On Finding The Line Between Funny And 'Too Far'

"No comedian wants to have to analyze and defend" jokes, says Rock, who wrote, directed and stars in the new film Top Five. He adds: "I'm not a politician; I'm not a thinker. I'm a comedian."

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