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'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy

Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
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'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
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Vehicle Blamed For 'Star Trek' Actor's Death Was Subject Of Recall

Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Pavel Chekov, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He might have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
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Actor Kevin Hart On Comedy, 'Central Intelligence' And Lessons From His Mom

Hart has drawn enormous crowds to his stand-up shows and comedy films. The actor/comic says he owes a lot to his mom. "She never let me start something without finishing it."
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'Finding Dory' Makes A Big Splash, With Slapstick Humor And Witty Dialog

Ellen DeGeneres gives voice to a memory-challenged fish in search of her parents in Pixar's follow-up to its 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Critic David Edelstein says Finding Dory is full of laughs.
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'Just Keep Swimming': A Lesson In Fortitude From Dory And DeGeneres

Thirteen years after her sidekick role in the animated undersea adventure Finding Nemo, Ellen DeGeneres returns to put her forgetful fish into the lead role in Finding Dory.
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'The Witness' Exposes The Myths, Misconceptions Of Kitty Genovese's Murder

A new documentary revisits Genovese's 1964 murder and the 38 bystanders who allegedly did nothing to stop it. Critic John Powers says the film is "a useful moral corrective" to the popular narrative.
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Movie Review: 'Finding Dory' Is No Game-Changer

Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo opens 13 years later and it's called Finding Dory. In it, Nemo's friend Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, goes on a quest to find her parents.
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Regina King Reigns In Hollywood

The actress has successfully navigated working both in front of and behind the camera. She's won an Emmy for her television work, and she's in demand as a director on shows like Animal Kingdom.
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The Editor's Epic: Maxwell Perkins Makes For An Unlikely Big-Screen Hero

The legendary editor nurtured the likes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. But it was taming Thomas Wolfe's massive tomes that was perhaps his greatest feat. Now, that struggle has inspired a film.

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