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'Savages': A Violent, Drug-Induced High

Oliver Stone's new film Savages is a violent thriller starring Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson as pot growers caught up in a Mexican drug war. Critic David Edelstein says the movie is deeper and more complicated than Stone's famously bloody Natural Born Killers.
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Mike Nichols Warns 'Death' May Be His Final Curtain

Mike Nichols has won every major entertainment award over a long career in theater, comedy, TV and film. He returned to Broadway directing a revival of Death of a Salesman, which picked up seven Tony nominations. Nichols warns the production may be his last. Originally broadcast May 23, 2012.
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A Lanky Teenager On The Path To (Super) Power

Peter Parker's transformation from nerdy teenager to nerdy teenager with superstrength is retold in The Amazing Spider-Man. NPR's Bob Mondello says that star Andrew Garfield is great as the awkward high-schooler with newfound powers, and keeps the movie from feeling superfluous.
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'Amazing Spider-Man' Successfully Reboots The Series

The unmistakable air of Hollywood calculation hangs over The Amazing Spider-Man but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The world was ready for new stars in a retelling of the comic book saga, thanks to strong performances from actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
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Luke Skywalker's Boyhood Home, Fans Do Fix

When Star Wars fans saw Luke Skywalker's boyhood home was rapidly decaying in the Tunisian desert, they jumped into hyperspace — OK, the Internet — to save it.
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The Movie Elizabeth Banks Has 'Seen A Million Times'

The actress, whose credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Hunger Games and People Like Us, says she could watch Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction a million times. "Every character jumps off the screen," she says.
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Lost In 'The City Dark': Documenting Missing Stars

Peabody-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney tackles a rather intangible subject in his latest film: light pollution. Host David Greene speaks with Cheney about The City Dark and what people lose when they can no longer see the stars.

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