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Review: 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen'

The new film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. It's a pleasant fantasy whose few attempts at seriousness are best forgotten.
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'Friends,' Kids And Beating The System

Renee Montagne talks to Jennifer Westfeldt, known for writing and starring in the indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein, about her new comedy Friends with Kids, which she wrote, directed and stars in.
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In 'Mosquita Y Mari,' A Tale Of Self And Community

The story of budding love between two Chicana teens, it's the first narrative feature by a Chicana director to screen at the Sundance Film Festival. Nishat Kurwa of Turnstyle News reports on the movie's personal and community origins.
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Spurred By Success, Publishers Look For The Next 'Hunger Games'

The Hunger Games has been a huge success, and the film adaptation is only weeks away. Now, publishers are looking for the next big dystopian hit.
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'Being Flynn' Takes On Father-Son Relationships

Filmmaker Paul Weitz's new film, Being Flynn, is about a struggling writer who meets his estranged father while working at a homeless shelter. The movie stars Robert De Niro and Paul Dano, and it's based on a 2004 memoir by Nick Flynn. Host Rachel Martin talks with Weitz.
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'Being Flynn': Taking In A Prodigal Father

A fractious, self-deluding writer (Robert De Niro) reaches out to his adult son (Paul Dano) after almost two decades of estrangement. Critic Bob Mondello says the movie could have been precious in the wrong hands, but director Paul Weitz and his cast tell an emotionally real story.

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