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Chris Colfer Goes From 'Glee' Singer To 'Struck' Screenwriter

Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the hit TV show Glee, wrote and stars in a new film Struck by Lightning, a darkly comic take on the high school experience. Colfer talks with Weekend All Things Considered's Guy Raz about the film and his role on Glee.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jack Black, Hugh Laurie

Actor Jack Black plays a kindly, small-town funeral director who murders a wealthy millionaire in the new film Bernie. Black is also one-half of the comedy folk-rock group Tenacious D. Also, actor Hugh Laurie talks about playing Dr. House and critic John Powers reviews a surrealistic Russian novel.
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'Headhunters': The Caper Flick, Raised To A Fine Art

A smooth corporate headhunter who moonlights as a high-end art thief runs afoul of the wrong mark. NPR's Bob Mondello says the grisly, humorous and altogether fascinating Norwegian thriller boasts thorough storytelling worthy of Hitchcock. (Recommended)
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Stop Motion Animation Brings 'Band Of Misfits' Alive

Stop motion animation, where physical objects are manipulated literally frame by frame to give the illusion of movement, is one of the oldest movie techniques, but it's being used in a brand new film called The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
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A 'Five-Year Engagement' Leaves A Bitter Taste

The romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement reunites writer-director Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, who made Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets together. This time, Segel and Emily Blunt play a couple whose relationship is tested by a major relocation.
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Jack Black: On Music, Mayhem And Murder

Actor Jack Black plays a kindly, small-town funeral director who murders a wealthy millionaire in the new film Bernie. Black is also one-half of the comedy folk-rock group Tenacious D. They've just released a new album in the style of heavy metal bands from the 1980s.

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