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Bullets And Buddies On The Streets Of South Central

Action thrillers about the LAPD have become a staple in Hollywood, but NPR's Bob Mondello says End of Watch approaches the genre with an emotional authenticity that's often missing in lesser films.
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'No Place Like Home' Shoes Use GPS To Get You There

British artist Dominic Wilcox has designed a pair of shoes called "No Place Like Home," inspired by Dorothy's red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. The shoes are equipped with GPS and tell the wearer how to get to his or her destination with a click of the heel. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
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Jake Gyllenhaal On The Rewards Of Role Research

David Ayer's film End of Watch strives to communicate the relationship between two patrol partners in the LAPD while they face off with a violent drug cartel. Jake Gyllenhaal plays one of the officers, and says the experience of preparing for his role was life-changing.
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Eastwood Returns To Acting With A Baseball Drama

In Trouble with the Curve, Clint Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, a venerable scout for the Atlanta Braves who finds it increasingly difficult to mask the creeping ravages of old age. Gus is a cantankerous coot who trips over furniture because he is on the way to going blind, a condition he understandably tries to hide from his boss Pete, played by John Goodman.
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Watch This: Filmmaker Kevin Smith's Varied Tastes

Writer-director Kevin Smith discusses his favorite movies and TV shows with NPR's Steve Inskeep. His picks include the classic baseball movie The Bad News Bears and the popular AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead.
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Mets' Pitcher Makes 'Knuckleball!' His Own

It's an exclusive club: Pitchers who win with the knuckleball in Major League Baseball. The New York Mets' R.A. Dickey is one of the only active starting pitchers in professional baseball who uses this slower, methodical pitch, and he is one of the subjects of a new documentary, Knuckleball!
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Toronto Looks East With Asian Film Summit

Toronto is a spectacularly international city, which makes it an especially rich market for Asian cinema. Asian films brought a new brand of raw and gritty realism to this year's Toronto International Film Festival, as NPR's Bilal Qureshi reports.

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