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His 'Potential Was In Maturity': Helen Mirren, Chris Columbus On Alan Rickman

The actor Alan Rickman has died. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actress Helen Mirren and Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, about the actor and his career.
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The Fog Of War Collides With The Fog Of Michael Bay In '13 Hours'

Bay's new film presents the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya from the perspective of military contractors. Critic David Edelstein says 13 Hours is a "ham-handed but ... generally effective portrait."
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The Oscars Show Some Love To Global Topics

And the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards include plenty of globally-minded films, covering everything from Ebola to honor killings.
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Alan Rickman, Much More Than Hollywood's Go-To Villain

The British actor who starred in the Harry Potter movie series as Severus Snape and in such hits as Die Hard and Love Actually died Thursday. He was 69.
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2016 Oscar Nominations Are Announced: 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Get Most Nods

The Revenant has a dozen nominations, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10, and The Martian with seven. The winners will be announced on Feb. 28.
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Actor Alan Rickman Has Died; Portrayed Snape In Harry Potter Films

Rickman appeared in many blockbuster films during his prolific career, from 1988's Die Hard with Bruce Willis to 2003's Love Actually and the Harry Potter films.
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'Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Snag A Combined 22 Oscar Nominations

The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color.
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'60s 'Dish' Maggie Smith Says, 'That Was Never Me'

"It must be lovely to be beautiful, but that's a really difficult thing to lose," says Smith, now 81. Best known in the U.S. for her role in Downton Abbey, she's now starring in The Lady in the Van.
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Ziggy Stardust Was A Star On-Screen, Too

David Bowie may have been best-known for his music, but NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello points out that he was also a gifted actor, both onstage and in movies like The Man Who Fell To Earth.
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'Revenant,' 'Martian' Take Top Honors At Golden Globe Awards

At the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, The Revenant won for best drama film and The Martian won for best comedy. Those were just two of the awards handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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