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In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

"Being a woman over 50 in Hollywood I could commit any crime with impunity, because I'm completely invisible," says actress Annabelle Gurwitch. Her new book is called I See You Made an Effort.
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Timothy Spall's New Role As Leading Man

Spall just won best actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but he is still relatively unknown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with reviewer Rajinder Dudrah about Spall's surprising career.
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In Confronting Poverty, 'Harvest Of Shame' Reaped Praise And Criticism

The 1960 documentary examined the plight of America's migrant farmworkers. It was praised as groundbreaking, but others called it an "exaggerated portrait" and even some migrants took issue with it.
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James McAvoy As A Creep? In 'Filth,' The Anti-Typecasting Works

The indie drama Filth, McAvoy makes a departure from his usual good-guy roles and plays Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson — a bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop.
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With Possible Theme Park, 'Hunger Games' May Live Beyond Final Film

The movie studio Lionsgate is exploring the possibility of a theme park based on The Hunger Games films and books.
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'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.
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Multiplexes Heat Up For Summer Blockbuster Season

From apocalyptic sci-fi adventures to musical biopics and road-trip comedies, Hollywood has more than 80 would-be box-office behemoths on tap for moviegoers between now and Labor Day.
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Singing Star Of All-Black Cowboy Movies, Herb Jeffries, Dies

Herb Jeffries was the first singing star of all-black cowboy movies in the late 1930s, which garnered him the nickname the "Bronze Buckeroo." He died Sunday in California, at age 100.
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Jeff Goldblum Plays A Jazz Show Almost Every Week. No, Really.

Known for his roles in The Big Chill and The Fly, the actor hosts a weekly show in Los Angeles with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Among the songs: the lyrics to Jurassic Park's theme music.
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What Makes R2-D2 The 'Most Beloved Robot In The Galaxy'

R2-D2, the robot in Star Wars, is the subject of an article in Smithsonian Magazine. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the author, Clive Thompson, about how R2-D2 became such a beloved robot.

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