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At College, A 'Pitch Perfect' Musical Comedy

Critic David Edelstein reviews a film that may sound a lot like a campus-bound version of Glee, but has more to it than that label might suggest.
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Picking The Best Bond: Connery And Craig Rise To The Top

It's official: Sean Connery IS James Bond, according to NPR readers who weighed the question this week. Connery set the gold standard as 007, the spy known for his playfulness, his ruthlessness — and his ability to look good in a suit. The Bond film franchise turns 50 today.
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Bond Movies And Their Memorable Theme Songs

Britain's Adele is the latest to sing a Bond movie theme song. She's part of a "who's who" list of singers who have recorded Bond themes.
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Liam Neeson Is The Most Valuable Asset For 'Taken 2'

At a beefy 6'4", Liam Neeson, the star of Taken 2, certainly looks physically imposing, but he can also act. The counter-intuitive notion of casting someone who can be human and vulnerable as an action hero is what made the first Taken so watchable.
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From Tim Burton, Another Signature Lovable Loner

The filmmaker is known for his distinctive style, both in his live action and his animated features. As Mandalit del Barco explains, Burton's latest film, Frankenweenie, is a prime example of this style, and also illustrates the reasons he has inspired a generation of fans.
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'Precious' Director Daniels Flocks To Controversy

Director Lee Daniels is best known for his provocative 2009 movie, Precious. On Friday, he's out with The Paperboy, starring Matthew McConaughey. It's about a reporter investigating a murder in the Florida bayous. Daniels tells host Michel Martin why he's attracted to extreme story lines. Advisory: This conversation may not be comfortable for some listeners.

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