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FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."
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Chris Rock On Finding The Line Between Funny And 'Too Far'

"No comedian wants to have to analyze and defend" jokes, says Rock, who wrote, directed and stars in the new film Top Five. He adds: "I'm not a politician; I'm not a thinker. I'm a comedian."
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From Chic Manhattanite To 'Monk With A Camera'

A new film tells the story of how Nicky Vreeland — a trained photographer and grandson of a fashion icon — used his camera to help rebuild the Tibetan Buddhist monastery he now leads.
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Chris Rock On Standup, Sellouts And Defining Success

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.
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Prayers And Holy Water Can't Exorcise The Terrifying 'Babadook'

In the Australian chiller, a bogeyman announces himself in a rhyming, pop-up book on a 7-year-old's shelf. But the real horror is that the boy's mom, a grieving widow, is battling psychic demons.
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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.
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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?
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Philae Comet Landing Reminscent Of 'Armageddon,' 'Deep Imapct'

Bob Mondello listened to reports about spacecraft Philae landing on comet 67P and it reminded him of certain movies.
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After Decades Acting, Josh Brolin Still Wonders If He's 'Good Enough'

Brolin co-stars in an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. He says as an actor he's always wondering: "Can I live up to what this person has written? There's always a fear around that."
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James Bond Will Be Back Next Year — And He's Battling An Old Enemy

Director Sam Mendes announced today that the 24th film in the franchise will be called Spectre, named for the organization 007 has battled since his first screen outing in Dr. No in 1962.

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