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'I Really Like You': Amy Schumer Makes A Fine 'Trainwreck'

The comedy Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, takes a few risks with the romantic comedy formula on which it ultimately relies. Plus: LeBron James!
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In Portrait Of A Boxer, Fuqua Takes The Action Outside The Ring

For the better part of a decade, Antoine Fuqua has been Hollywood's go-to guy for action-laden drama. But, even with a familiar setting, his latest film, Southpaw, isn't a typical action film.
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In 'Trainwreck', A Screwball Comedy Fades To Family-Values Formulaic

Amy Schumer plays a writer who dodges lovers' pleas for commitment in Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow. Critic David Edelstein says the film loses its "delightful momentum" when it gets serious.
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Little Hero, Big Screen: The Entomology Of 'Ant-Man'

In Ant-Man, the latest Marvel Studios superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the tiny insects as realistic, yet relatable. Two ant scientists weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
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20 Years Ago, 'Clueless' Like Totally Changed '90s Fashion And Vernacular

Jen Chaney, author of As If!, says the film challenged stereotypes about young women and the way they speak. (And Cher's yellow miniskirts were a change of pace from baggy '90s flannel.)
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Amy Schumer And Judd Apatow Talk Storytelling, Commitment And Spooning

In 2011, Apatow heard Schumer on the radio and was struck by her candor. The two went on to collaborate on the film Trainwreck, about a woman who doesn't want a relationship.
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George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Eagles Win Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center bucked tradition today, announces six honorees for the Kennedy Center Honors this year, instead of the usual five.

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Returning To Indonesia's Brutal Past With "The Look of Silence"

Kojo chats with documentary film maker Joshua Oppenheimer about his follow-up to an Academy Award-nominated project on atrocities that took place in Indonesia half a century ago.

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Egypt Mourns Omar Sharif, Its Homegrown Cinema Star

The international film star, best known for Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, represented a bygone era for many Egyptians — though not many could get to his funeral on Sunday.
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Opening Indonesia's Eyes In 'The Look Of Silence'

Joshua Oppenheimer's sequel to the award-winning documentary The Act of Killing follows an optician seeking to confront the men who killed his brother during the Indonesian genocide.

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