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At 76, Actor Ian McKellen Embodies An Older Sherlock In 'Mr. Holmes'

The acclaimed British actor talks about playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes, serving as grand marshal to New York City's gay pride march and his Lord of the Rings tattoo.
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Examining Hollywood's Pay Disparities

Hollywood's female stars have increasingly been speaking out about being paid less than their male costars. Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni discusses the film industry's pay disparities with NPR's Arun Rath.
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Amid Devastation, Tig Notaro Searched For A Sense Of Humor

Days after the comedian was diagnosed with breast cancer, she performed at the Largo nightclub in Los Angeles. Her stand-up routine, which became an album titled Live, was an instant hit.
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In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

A new documentary looks at the lives of some who took part in Northern Ireland's sectarian conflict, which lasted 30 years. Many are in their 60s now, grappling with their roles in a violent past.
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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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