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'Southpaw' Throws Some Familiar Punches

The Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Southpaw," a new movie about a boxing champion starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua.
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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.
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Jake Gyllenhaal On Throwing (And Taking) Punches: 'It's Very Primal'

In Southpaw, Gyllenhaal plays a boxer who grew up in foster care and is struggling to become a father to his daughter. "I don't like getting hit, but it was important for the movie," he says.
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Actor Theodore Bikel Dies At Age 91

Some of Bikel's most notable work took place on stage — from A Streetcar Named Desire to Fiddler on the Roof.
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A Downtrodden LA Corner Inspires Comedy And Friendship In 'Tangerine'

Director Sean Baker wanted to make a film about LA's transgender sex workers, but first he needed to find someone who knew that world well. Then he met Mya Taylor, and together they made Tangerine.
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Sleuthing With Offbeat Variations In 'Irrational Man' And 'Mr. Holmes'

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two crime movies — Irrational Man and Mr. Holmes — that have different philosophies on logic.
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At 76, Actor Ian McKellen Embodies An Older Sherlock In 'Mr. Holmes'

The acclaimed British actor talks about playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes, serving as grand marshal to New York City's gay pride march and his Lord of the Rings tattoo.
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Examining Hollywood's Pay Disparities

Hollywood's female stars have increasingly been speaking out about being paid less than their male costars. Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni discusses the film industry's pay disparities with NPR's Arun Rath.
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Amid Devastation, Tig Notaro Searched For A Sense Of Humor

Days after the comedian was diagnosed with breast cancer, she performed at the Largo nightclub in Los Angeles. Her stand-up routine, which became an album titled Live, was an instant hit.
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In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

A new documentary looks at the lives of some who took part in Northern Ireland's sectarian conflict, which lasted 30 years. Many are in their 60s now, grappling with their roles in a violent past.

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