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Theater Cancels New York Premiere of 'The Interview'

Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming promotional appearances for The Interview and will let theaters cancel showings of the film, following threats of attacks.
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Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV Of 2014

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says any Top Ten list says as much about the critic as the shows they are picking.
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Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.
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Timothy Spall Takes On Painter J.M.W. Turner, A 'Master Of The Sublime'

The 19th century painter wasn't always "very pleasant" and he was a "man of massive contradictions," Spall says. So Spall says he had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner.
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'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

In Shikeith Cathey's short film, faceless strangers answer questions like "What makes you happy?" and "Do you cry?" The artist says, "These questions, as simple as they are ... they aren't discussed."
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A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' Turns 25

With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
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'Pippin' Performs The Final Ballad Of 'The Hobbit'

Billy Boyd was the hobbit Pippin in The Lord of the Rings films, and he's a musician, too. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about writing the last song for the new movie, The Battle of the Five Armies.
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Adapting 'Inherent Vice' Made Director Feel Like A Student Again

Paul Thomas Anderson is the first to make a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon into a film. He says he studied the book, about a stoner detective, intensely and treated it as his Bible.
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Finland's HIM Releases Early Work In 'Lashes to Ashes'

It's cold and dark in Finland, but the Finnish band HIM has been heating things up. HIM is currently touring the U.S.; two band members join NPR's Scott Simon to talk about their music.
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No Surprise, 'Inherent Vice' Adaptation Is Dense And Complicated

Bob Mondello reviews Paul Thomas Anderson's private-eye caper, Inherent Vice, based on the bestseller by Thomas Pynchon.

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