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After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
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Bostonians: Success Of Whitey Bulger Movie Hangs On The Accent

Boston has become the set for a new film about mobster Whitey Bulger. Locals believe getting the Boston accent right will make or break the movie.
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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
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Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
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'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

The late author wrote close to 50 novels, and several of them, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight, were made into films. His 1978 book The Switch has been turned into a film called Life of Crime.
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What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?
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Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right

A new film about mobster Whitey Bulger is in the works, and its success may ride on one crucial detail: whether or not the actors can deliver a convincing "hihowahya?"
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Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange'

The film about a 40-year relationship is "prosaic and quotidian," says John Lithgow, "and that's what's so amazing about it." Alfred Molina agrees: "It is the epic quality of the ordinary."
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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Intimacy To Big Ideas

Attenborough engaged audiences in the struggle for apartheid in Cry Freedom, and spent 20 years and his own fortune to bring Gandhi's story to the screen. NPR's Bob Mondello has this remembrance.
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Legendary Actor Lord Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Lord Richard Attenborough, the acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director died Sunday. He forged a lengthy acting career. As a director, he was known for Gandhi, for which he won two Academy Awards.

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