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David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."
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A Critic Takes On Cannes: Highlights (And Lowlights) Of The 2015 Festival

Critic John Powers returns from the French film festival to talk about this year's new international films. Top among his picks is The Assassin, a martial arts film by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
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Hollywood Promises Summer Of Blockbusters, And Could Deliver

NPR's Bob Mondello offers a preview of some of the summer's potential blockbusters, including Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and several show business documentaries.
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Anne Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Anne Meara died Saturday in New York. She had a long varied career in show business and was one half of the 1960s comedy duo Stiller and Meara. She was marred to Jerry Stiller. Her son is Ben Stiller.
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'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and '80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says "this felt like a love story to me."
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Just Like Its Theme Park Namesake, 'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Optimism

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tomorrowland starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird.
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The Future Is Bright In The Time-And-Space Twisting 'Tomorrowland'

Brad Bird's new sci-fi adventure film features George Clooney, Britt Robertson and an endless sense of possibilities. David Edelstein says the film makes a "near-hysterical case" against pessimism.
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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."
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An Indian Master Returns To Cinemas, Restored

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray earned a lifetime achivement Oscar for his beloved Apu Trilogy, released between 1955 and 1959. Badly damaged by fire, the original negatives have now been restored.
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Elizabeth Banks On Success: 'You Don't Get What You Don't Ask For'

The Hunger Games actress and Pitch Perfect 2 director also runs her own production company. Her secret to success? "I raise my hand a lot," Banks tells Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado.

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