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Watch This: Lynn Shelton's Eclectic Mix Of Favorites

Lynn Shelton is the director of Humpday and Your Sister's Sister, both of which featured significant amounts of improvised dialogue. For Morning Edition's occasional series, Watch This, Shelton recommends films spanning from a 1928 silent to a 1971 unconventional comedy.
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60 And Sexless, But 'Hope Springs' Eternal

In Hope Springs, Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) seek out a couples therapist (Steve Carell) to try to rekindle the spark in their marriage. Critic David Edelstein says it's a post-reproductive chick flick for audiences who are no longer spring chickens.
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Remembering Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch

He wrote music for The Sting, A Chorus Line and The Way We Were, and won a Tony, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys.
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The Movie Jay Chandrasekhar's 'Seen A Million Times'

Writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar could watch Rob Reiner's This Is Spinal Tap a million times. "The accents are flawless, the music is really good," he says.
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Franchises Age, But Their Stars Stay Forever Young

The Bourne Legacy is the latest movie to recast a main character in order to continue the franchise. But from Bond to Bewitched, Batman to Dumbledore, Hollywood has never been afraid to dump old stars and seek fresh blood for the sake of a character's longevity.
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Monroe's Legacy Is Making Fortune, But For Whom?

Fifty years after Marilyn Monroe's death, the starlet is making more money than ever. She's become a multimillion-dollar brand thanks, in part, to the will she left behind. But most of those profits are going to companies that didn't even exist until after she died.
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Friends With Your Ex? Rashida Jones Understands

Don't be fooled by the title Celeste and Jesse Forever — Celeste and Jesse are getting a divorce. But the weird thing is, they're acting like they're best friends. Rashida Jones co-wrote the film and stars as Celeste. She says in many ways, it's a story about what happens to your first love.

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