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A Film Producer On The Rise, Hollywood Gets Biblical

Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson talks about a rising film producer getting his big break this year, and the swath of films on the horizon dealing with biblical or Greco-Roman times.
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'Lunch' Gets Boxed Out: India's Oscar Pick Controversy

India's Film Federation chose a movie called The Good Road as the country's best foreign language film submission to this year's Oscars — but it didn't make the Academy's short list, and many say another film, festival favorite The Lunchbox, should have been chosen. Film critic Aseem Chhabra tells Lynn Neary that the federation is quite secretive, and no one really understands its process.
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'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Is Capable Of 'Mild Diversion'

If the name of the title character in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit sounds familiar, it should. Ryan has been the focus of numerous Tom Clancy novels and also been the protagonist of five previous films.
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Snubs And Surprises Abound In Oscar Nominations

Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and some notable names went missing. But, as NPR film critic Bob Mondello observes, in such a strong year for movies and performances, there were bound to be a few deserving ones that got snubbed.
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Oscar Nods Go To 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave'

Nominations for the 86th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday. American Hustle and Gravity got 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture, best director and best actress.
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Oscar Nods Show 'Black & White' Year In Hollywood

The Oscar nominations are in! "American Hustle," "Gravity," and "12 Years a Slave" scored big. But did anything really surprise critics? Host Michel Martin speaks with actor and producer Rick Najera about the nods.
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Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

The latest nominees for the movie industry's highest awards are out. Nine films have also been nominated for the "best picture" award. The others: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.
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'12 Years A Slave' Inspires 'True Conversations' About Slavery

The film depicts the brutality of slavery through the story of a man who endured it. Screenwriter John Ridley hopes the movie will prompt honest exchanges about the nation's history that focus on discovery and introspection, rather than guilt, shame or anger.
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Hollywood Anticipates: Oscar Nominations Are Out Thursday

The Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, of The Hollywood Reporter, about the likely nominees. Masters also hosts The Business on member station KCRW.
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Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy Over SeaWorld Grows

An anti-SeaWorld movement has unfolded online and on social media in the wake of the documentary about the death of an orca trainer at the park. Musical acts and schoolchildren have boycotted the theme park — but it's still drawing big crowds.

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