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DVD Picks: 'Pillow Talk'

Bob Mondello recommends the Blu-ray release of Rock Hudson and Doris Day's first onscreen pairing, 1959's Pillow Talk.
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Preview Screeners Balk At 'Hobbit' Frame Rate

Last week at a trade show, film director Peter Jackson previewed 10 minutes from his upcoming fantasy epic, The Hobbit. The response wasn't exactly glowing. Jackson filmed the movie at 48 frames per second, instead of the standard 24 frames per second and viewers said the film looked too glossy. Audie Cornish speaks with Carolyn Giardina about why Jackson shot the film at a different speed.
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Sissy Spacek's 'Extraordinary Ordinary Life'

The actress's film career has spanned more than four decades. She recounts some of her favorite memories from the sets of movies such as Coal Miner's Daughter, Badlands and Carrie in a new memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life.
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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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