From the muscle-bound dad in The Incredibles, to the dinosaurs running wild in Jurassic Park, to Brad Pitt aging backward as Benjamin Button, Ira Flatow and guests look at the evolving technology used to create characters and visual effects on the silver screen.
Bob Marley, who was only 36 when he died in 1981, could be a dusty musical footnote by now. Instead, the enormous popularity of this transcendent reggae superstar shows no sign of going away, and Marley, a moving and authoritative new documentary, explains why.
A battle-of-the-sexes comedy adapts Steve Harvey's self-help book Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man, illustrating the comedian's words of wisdom with familiar dating situations and stereotypes. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's part rom-com, part infomercial, but with a pleasantly broad sitcom vibe.
After shooting in London, Barcelona and Paris, Woody Allen set his latest film, To Rome With Love, in, yes, Rome. The just-released Italian-language version fell flat with Italian critics, who call it superficial, banal and full of stereotypes. The American version comes out in June.
The Farrelly brothers' new film reimagines Moe, Curly and Larryin the present day, but retains the Stooges' trademark slapstick humor and sound effects. "We tried to keep it looking exactly like the Stooges did it," says Peter Farrelly.
Filmmaker Alastair Fothergill spent three years in Western Africa, following a group of wild chimps. His Disney nature film Chimpanzee showcases a baby chimp named Oscar and the relationships he develops within his clan.
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