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The Challenges Female Vets Face When Coming Home

As more troops return home, the transition can be difficult, especially for women who served. Services designed to help veterans are not always equipped to deal with the needs of the nearly 2 million female vets. Guest host Viviana Hurtado discusses their unique challenges with women involved in the film, SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home.

'I Function Off Fear,' Said Director Tony Scott, Who Died Sunday

Best known for Top Gun and other action movies, Scott was 68. Witnesses say he jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles County. Law enforcement sources tell news outlets that a suicide note has been found.

The Adrenalized Action And Cult Films Of Tony Scott

Stylish, exuberant and kinetic are words often associated with the late Tony Scott's movies. The director found success with energetic films that sometimes didn't gain a following until well after their commercial release.
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Blind Teen Directs Inspirational Documentary

A 15-year old filmmaker is releasing an inspirational documentary that she helped to direct, but has never seen.


The Movie Simon West Has 'Seen A Million Times'

The Expendables 2 director Simon West says he never gets tired of watching the cult British film Withnail and I. "It's just very funny and very well-written," he says.

Frank Langella: A Career 'Like A Chekhov Play'

In the new movie Robot & Frank, the actor plays an aging ex-burglar who learns to take advantage of his robot caretaker. Langella, 74, tells Fresh Air why he was drawn to the role, and discusses the ups and downs of his long career.

'Odd Life Of Timothy Green' Pushes Too Hard

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a "when you wish upon a star" fable in the old school Disney style. Though the film's heart is pure, it's execution is so cloying and contrived it brings on tears of frustration.