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Robin Williams, Comedic Master And Oscar Winner, Dies At 63

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams is remembered for his roles in TV and film, including an inspiring teacher in Dead Poet's Society and an Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting.
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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.
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The Shaggy Story Of A Real-Life 'Dog'

Critic Bob Mondello says The Dog, a quirky, eye-opening documentary about the bank robber who inspired Dog Day Afternoon, will leave you "alternately amused and slack-jawed in astonishment."
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As Film Stocks Dwindle, Movie-Makers Weigh What May Soon Be Lost

Film isn't dead — not yet, at least. Kodak recently announced that it will keep making film stock for motion pictures despite a dramatic drop in sales, after a handful of high-profile directors advocated for it. But, since the medium's days may yet be numbered, it's worth asking what film can offer that digital media can't.
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In The Irish Film 'Cavalry,' A Priest's Crisis Of Faith Is Weirdly Jokey

John Michael McDonagh's new movie stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest who must eventually face off against a killer. It's excruciatingly obvious and inept, but Gleeson brings it alive.
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Movie Review: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Films that mix food and romance have become a staple of recent movie-making. The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, is the latest example.
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Helen Mirren: 'Like Night Follows Day,' Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

Mirren stars as a French restaurant owner in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a film about food, family and the clash of cultures. She says during her first 20 years in film, sets were "very locker roomy."
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Break Out The Hanky: Tom's Got It Out For Your Tearducts

For our Men in America series, we asked men about the movies that make them cry. Reading through 5,000+ responses, we noticed a recurring theme — or should we say, a recurring man: Tom Hanks.
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What's The Big Screen Recipe For A Good Guy-Cry? You Tell Us

In an exploration of men's roles and masculinity in America, All Things Considered asked listeners to 'fess up about the movies that make men cry. Here's what they had to say.
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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

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