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One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

A new docudrama tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan — a pacifist Indian-American woman who worked as a radio operator during World War II and became essential to operations in Nazi-occupied Paris.
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Comedians Take A Dark Turn In 'Skeleton Twins'

The Skeleton Twins is a new movie starring comedian Bill Hader as the estranged twin of Kristen Wiig. Hader talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his serious movie.
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'Starred Up' Not Your Typical Father-Son Tale

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director and writer of the new hard-hitting British film set in a prison for violent offenders.
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Movie Review: 'God Help The Girl'

God Help the Girl is a classic movie musical. The film is about the Glasgow music scene written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, frontman for the Scottish group Belle and Sebastian.
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Summer Box Office Receipts Are The Worst In 8 Years

Steve Inskeep talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the business of the box office. She's also the host of member station KCRW's The Business.
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After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
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Bostonians: Success Of Whitey Bulger Movie Hangs On The Accent

Boston has become the set for a new film about mobster Whitey Bulger. Locals believe getting the Boston accent right will make or break the movie.
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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
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Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
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'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

The late author wrote close to 50 novels, and several of them, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight, were made into films. His 1978 book The Switch has been turned into a film called Life of Crime.

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