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Laughs Leaven Tears In 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl'

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a surprise smash at this year's Sundance Film Festival; it's a tale of three teens facing mortality that manages to capture teen angst without wallowing in drama.
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In 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl,' Director Pays Homage To His Mentors

In the film, two teenagers — who make parodies of classic films — are tasked with making a film for a severely ill classmate. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with the director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
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Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

Moody was defined by the role of Fagin in Oliver!. He played it on stage in London and New York and in the Oscar-winning film version of the Dickens story. Moody died Thursday at 91.
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Listen Back To A 1990 Interview With Actor Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee died Sunday in London at the age of 93. He had more than 250 TV and film appearances, and was best known for his roles in Dracula and Star Wars. In 1990 he was working on Gremlins 2.
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Dinosaur Franchise Reboots; It's Time For 'Jurassic World'

Two decades ago, a massive dinosaur movie stomped into theaters, crushing the summer blockbuster competition.The fourth film in the franchise is Jurassic World.
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Christopher Lee, 'The Last Great Gothic Horror Star,' Dies At 93

Lee is best known for his villainous roles such as Dracula, Saruman and Count Dooku. He died on Sunday at 93. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Lee biographer Jonathan Rigby.
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Christopher Lee, Star In 'Dracula,' 'Star Wars,' Dies

Lee's career was varied and vast: He made his name as Dracula for decades, but then went on to play roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Lord of the Rings. Lee was 93 years old.
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Michael Giacchino On Coming Home To Write Music For 'Jurassic World'

If you see blockbuster films this summer, chances are you'll hear Oscar winner Michael Giacchino's music. Soon, he'll help audiences return to the island of resurrected dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
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'Charlie's Country': A Worn Landscape That's Both Sad And Majestic

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews a dramatic film about an aboriginal hunter who yearns for a life in Australia, like the one his parents had.
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It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

The new film illustrates the inner workings of an 11-year-old's mind. Her emotions — Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Joy — are the stars, voiced by the likes of Amy Poehler and Louis Black.

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