As usual, this year's summer blockbusters will be stuffed with computer-created aliens, zombies or vampires. Not all filmmakers want virtual creatures, however; at Monsterpalooza, they make their monsters by hand.
Weekend Edition's Rachel Martin talks with actor and writer Jason Segel about his new film The Five-Year Engagement. They discuss Segel's take on the romantic comedy genre, his love of puppets, and the evolution of his affable onscreen persona.
Bob Marley has been used to brand everything from a clothing line and coffee company to his own museum and a resort in the Bahamas. A new documentary seeks to reconstruct what the reggae singer was like in real life.
Kelly Ward, senior software engineer for Walt Disney Animation Studios, was tasked with bringing Rapunzel's locks to life in Disney's Tangled. The hair had to look realistic, but not too real — otherwise Rapunzel would be towing 80 pounds of hair behind her.
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.
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