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Online Success For 'The Interview' May Not Change Movie Distribution

Sony's online distribution of the movie, The Interview, brought in $15 million over the holiday weekend. What might that success mean for movie theater owners?

'The Interview,' Now Sony's Top Online Film Ever, Earns Nearly $18M

The film earned nearly $3 million through theater screenings and $15 million from online sales. The comedy that was originally pulled from theaters was rented or bought more than 2 million times.

Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the manager of the "Holocron" database at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.

Breaking Down This Year's Oscar Nominations

Oscar race voting begins Monday. An interesting possibility: Will an African American woman win for best director? David Greene talks to Kim Masters, editor at large for The Hollywood Reporter.

He Turned Classic Books Into Oscar Winners — And Hit-Singer Into Nemesis

Saul Zaentz only made a dozen films, but three of them won Best Picture Academy Awards. As a record label owner, his biggest success — and worst relationship — was with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

'Selma' Tells The Civil Rights Story Through Black Eyes

Director Ava DuVernay's film stands out for its focus on black characters. This story originally aired Dec. 27 on All Things Considered. Warning: This audio contains language some may find offensive.

Director: 'The Interview' Is A Case Of Accidental Irony

Sony's movie, The Interview, was meant to be just a silly comedy, but now it's a symbol of free speech. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to its screenwriter, Dan Sterling.

For Hollywood, 'Selma' Is A New Kind Of Civil Rights Story

The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement's lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.

Citing 'Historical Inaccuracies,' Egypt Bans 'Exodus' From Theaters

The movie Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt on the grounds of "inaccuracies" and a "Zionist view of history."

A Week With Musical Storytellers Of The Silver Screen

Music can give movies special power. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel speak with the composers behind Life of Pi, Whiplash, Chocolat, Halloween and Finding Nemo.