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Movie Chains Balk At Netflix's Plan For Simultaneous Release

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.
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Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.
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'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Stays True To Its Name

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench reunite in Jaipur, India, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which came to theaters Friday.
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Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker, Dies

Albert Maysles, a documentary filmmaker behind the films "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens" died Thursday at the age of 88. He was one of the fathers of what was called "direct cinema."
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'Merchants Of Doubt' Explores Work Of Climate Change Deniers

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to director Robert Kenner about his documentary, "Merchants of Doubt," which examines the work of climate change skeptics and their campaign to sway public opinion.
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Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

He is perhaps best known for the films Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. The Oscar-nominated director died Thursday in New York.
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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.
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Being Unoriginal Is Not The Biggest Problem For 'Chappie'

Chappie is the new film from director Neil Blomkamp about a robot that becomes humanity's last hope. It echoes everything from Dr. Frankenstein's creation to the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.
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Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
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A Most Vibrant Year For Cinematographer Bradford Young

The man behind the look of Selma and A Most Violent Year talks about depicting violence, participating in history and being a black cinematographer in Hollywood.

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