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Hollywood Dreams Of Wealth, Youth And Beauty

American movies have been telling stories that idealize hard work, strong character and the rise of the little man for decades. But there's always a catch. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood means when it talks about the American dream.
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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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The Movie Whoopi Goldberg's 'Seen A Million Times'

Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg could watch Robert Mulligan's classic drama To Kill a Mockingbird over and over again. "The performances are spectacular," she says.
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Of Best Friends, Siblings And Too Much Tequila

Lynn Shelton returns with Your Sister's Sister, an improvised comedy about the complications that arise from alcohol-fueled sex, starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt. Critic Bob Mondello says the film seduces through its spontaneous wit and understated charm.
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For 'Wiseguy' Henry Hill, Mobster 'Days Were Over'

Henry Hill, the mobster-turned-informant portrayed by Ray Liotta in the film Goodfellas, died on Tuesday. He was 69. Hill's colorful life was documented in Nicholas Pileggi's 1986 book Wiseguy, which later became the basis for the movie Goodfellas.
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Don't Think, Just Enjoy Bawdy 'Rock Of Ages'

The new movie based on the Broadway show built on hit songs from the 1980s is a guilty pleasure.

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