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Actor Chadwick Boseman Plays Jackie Robinson

A Howard University graduate and relative unknown stars in a new film about Jackie Robinson, the man who integrated major league baseball. Actor Chadwick Boseman chats with Kojo about playing the sports and civil rights icon in the movie "42."

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Paul Thomas Anderson, The Man Behind 'The Master'

The director of Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood talks to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about The Master, a tense drama with indelible performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.
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Rita Moreno Reflects On Anita, Awards And Accents

Moreno made her mark in musicals like Singin' in the Rain and The King and I before winning an Oscar for her unforgettable turn as Anita in West Side Story. Her new memoir tells the story of how a girl born in Puerto Rico and raised in Harlem made it all the way to Hollywood.
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The Movie Emily Spivey Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Comedy writer Emily Spivey could watch the comedy 9 to 5 a million times. "It really showed me that women are just as hysterical and funny as men," she says.
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From 'Oz,' A Less Than Magical Prequel

Director Sam Raimi and star James Franco can't provide enough pizzazz to carry Oz the Great and Powerful aloft. Their effects-heavy prequel to 1939's Wizard of Oz serves up a long-winded answer to a question most probably weren't asking.
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'Bless Me, Ultima' Role A 'Gift From Heaven'

The new film adaptation, Bless Me, Ultima, tells a story of witchcraft and religion during 1940s New Mexico. The film is based on a popular, but controversial novel that was a staple of Chicano lit. Puerto Rican actress Miriam Colon talks with host Michel Martin about playing the role of Ultima.
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The Movie Alex Karpovsky Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor-writer-director Alex Karpovsky could watch Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love a million times. "I saw it with a friend of mine, and we both absolutely loved it and immediately started quoting it," he says.
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Film Hoists 'Hava Nagila' Up Onto A Chair, In Celebration Of Song And Dance

Director Roberta Grossman talks about her new film, which traces the evolution of the song that everybody knows — but nobody knows much about — from Jewish folk melody to unmistakable party favorite.

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