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The Movie Peter Hedges Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Writer-director Peter Hedges could watch Hal Ashby's 1971 film Harold and Maude a million times. He says the totality of the film is "much greater" than other, more perfect films.

Jeremy Renner Is 'Bourne's' New Lead Character

The Bourne Legacy is the fourth film in a franchise with the name Bourne in the title, but it's the first one without Matt Damon in the starring role. It seems like a radical change, but fans shouldn't be worried.

In Times Of Drought, Movies Show Tenacity Of Life

The current nationwide drought won't let up — it's being compared to other drawn-out dry spells in the '30s and '50s. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at how droughts have inspired Hollywood over the decades. The results vary in tone but always highlight people's resilience — the simple stubbornness of life.

Scandalous Bollywood Film Bores Indian Audiences

Audie Cornish speaks with Aseem Chhabra about the controversial new Bollywood movie, Jism 2, which features a female porn star in a lead role. They discuss the film, and what it does and does not mean for the culture of Indian movies. Chhabra is a freelance writer and popular culture critic.