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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The film tells the story of how an Italian-owned pizzeria becomes a flashpoint for racial unrest in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the heavily Black and Puerto Rican Bedford-Stuyvesant.
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Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice

Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.
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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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