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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.
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How George Lucas Transformed The Modern Fairy Tale

Star Wars superfan and IMDb critic Melanie McFarland tells NPR's Don Gonyea why George Lucas's career is worthy of a $1 billion museum on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive.
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New York Streets Become A Recording Studio In 'Begin Again'

A scorned lover and a hapless music producer record an album on the streets of New York in Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Director John Carney speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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In The Mood For Apocalypse? Skip 'Transformers,' See 'Snowpiercer'

Film critic David Edelstein says Snowpiercer — a dystopian film based on a French graphic novel — is far more invigorating and potent than Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.
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Carney's 'Begin Again' Doesn't Match His Hit 'Once'

Begin Again is the latest effort by John Carney. This film and his previous Once have so much in common that you can't help asking yourself, "Can lightning strike twice?"
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After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen

Stations of the Elevated was the first film to point a camera at the graffiti movement in New York, years before graffiti was recognized by the art world. Now, it's getting an official re-release.
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To Get Their Cars In Films, Automakers Turn To A Movie Motor Wrangler

Transformers Age of Extinction offers a big screen sample of how automakers aggressively market their cars to movie studios. Once, in an earlier age when Mustang convertibles ruled the road, they didn't have to.
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The Women Behind 'Obvious Child' Talk Farts, Abortion And Stage Fright

For her first feature film, director Gillian Robespierre says she wanted to cast Jenny Slate in the role as an empowered, funny woman. They tell Fresh Air what shaped them as women in comedy.
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North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen Comedy

The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.

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