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Marvel's Next Films To Have More Diverse Leads

In addition to two more films in the Avengers series, Marvel has announced its next round of movies until 2019, featuring characters like The Black Panther, Dr. Strange and Captain Marvel.
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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
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Watch This: Crime Writer James Ellroy Recommends — What Else? — Noir Films

The author of L.A. Confidential discusses his favorite flicks, including a 1963 Akira Kurosawa film he says may be the greatest crime movie he's ever seen.
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Rare Silent Film Discovered With An All-Black Cast

A 1913 silent film starring a black ensemble cast will debut more than a century after it was made. The Museum of Modern Art has built an exhibit around the film called 100 Years in Post-Production.
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New Shakespeare Movie Puts Hamlet In Kashmir

Shakespeare's Hamlet has been turned into a Bollywood film, but this time, the story is set in Indian-controlled Kashmir. NPR's Scott Simon talks to screenwriter Basharat Peer.
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The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.
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Music To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Conductor John Mauceri's latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock's films. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Alienating Leading Men: The Force Behind 'Listen Up Philip' And 'Majeure'

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure — two movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.
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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.
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An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at the new documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage. The film premieres on HBO Monday.

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