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Patton Oswalt On Comedy, Change, And What Happens If You Never Leave Home

Patton Oswalt says that both in the film Young Adult and in a long history in stand-up, growing up is better than staying in the same place forever.
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An 'Impossible' Mission Full Of Fun And Wonder

Director Brad Bird makes his live-action debut with Ghost Protocol, the latest film in the Mission: Impossible franchise starring Tom Cruise. Critic David Edelstein says the movie is "wonderful fun" and "in a different league than its predecessors."
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'Mission Impossible' 4 Doesn't Disappoint

The title doesn't have the number, but anyone who cares knows that Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol is really Mission Impossible 4. It's opening this weekend only on huge IMAX screens. It will be in regular theaters next week.
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Diablo Cody Explores The Ugly Side Of Pretty In 'Young Adult'

Writer Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for Juno, is back with Young Adult, a dark comedy about a woman who can't let go of her high school self.
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'Carnage' In The Smart Set, And Self-Inflicted, Too

Two Manhattan couples discover the limits of civility after their sons come to blows in a city park. Roman Polanski's black comedy, based on Yasmina Reza's play, serves up a series of curve balls as the four discover their inner animals.
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Kevin Clash: The Man Behind Elmo

For more than 20 years, puppeteer Kevin Clash has been the voice behind the lovable red monster on Sesame Street. Both Clash "and" Elmo talk with Terry Gross about performing with Jim Henson, and creating a fun, educational experience for preschool-aged children.
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Up For Sale: Orson Welles' Oscar

Melissa Block tells us about the impending sale of the Oscar statuette won by Orson Welles for writing Citizen Kane.

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