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'Viva La Libertà' Offers Harmless Electoral Fun

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Viva la Libertà, a lightweight Italian election comedy that might provide even Democrats with a smile this week.
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The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot

Baymax, the lovable robot in the new Disney movie, was inspired by inflatable robots being developed at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
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'Interstellar' Is Christopher Nolan's Space-Time Epic

Earlier generations of science fiction fretted about nuclear radiation or alien invasion. What powers Interstellar is an up-to-date concern about the viability of Earth as home for the human race.
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New Star Wars Movie Is Called 'The Force Awakens,' Disney Says

Before today, it was known only as Episode VII. Set decades after Return of the Jedi, the new installment will feature some of the same cast as the 1983 film.
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'Our Secret Life': Watching The Quirky Criterion Classics

J.M. Tyree and Michael McGriff spent a year watching the entire Criterion Collection of classic films. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to them about their new book, Our Secret Life in the Movies.
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Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.
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Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the "nocturnal underbelly" of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.
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Remembering All-Night Fright Fests And Halloween Horrorthons

For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.
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'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.
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At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language. He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."

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