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Navajo Teens Make Tough Choices In 'Heartbreak'

Thomas Martinez and Tamara Hardy dreamed of leaving home and going to college. But they grew up on a Navajo reservation and were torn, between those aspirations and their ties to their poverty-stricken community. Up Heartbreak Hill follows the high school seniors as they struggle with the decision.

'Dark Knight Rises' Tops Weekend Box Office

The Dark Knight Rises was No. 1 at the box office over the weekend. The debut of the latest Batman film was in doubt after the deadly shooting at a midnight showing in Aurora, Colo.

Watch This: William Friedkin's Unlikely Inspirations

The director of The Exorcist and The French Connection recommends three of his favorite Hollywood classics, all of which differ dramatically from the films Friedkin is known for.

The Movie Donald Faison Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Donald Faison could watch Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back a million times. "We spent a lot of money at the movie theaters," he says, "I want to say I saw it at the movie theaters 30 times."

In Movie Theaters, How Much Security Is Enough?

The tragedy at the showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., has theaters around the country beefing up security this weekend. Movie theaters make their own decisions about what level of security they need. As NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, security experts say it's usually not enough.

In Troubled Times, A 'Dark Knight' Returns

The Dark Knight Rises places Batman in contemporary New York amid familiar economic and social unrest. NPR's Bob Mondello says the film is as big and loud as expected. The biggest surprise is how satisfying an end it provides to Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

As Class Warfare Brews, A 'Dark Knight Rises'

The finale to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has the caped crusader battling a brute villain posing as the leader of a modern-day French revolution. Critic David Edelstein says the film has great moments and a fine turn by Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, but it never quite takes off.