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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.
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For A Female Banker At The Top Of Her Game, What Does It Take To Stay There?

In the film Equity, investment banker Naomi Bishop navigates the male-dominated world of Wall Street. Screenwriter Amy Fox discusses the film and her research, which included many interviews with women who worked on Wall Street.
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'Jason Bourne' Returns, In A Dizzying And Frenetic Thriller

Actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass pair up again for another chapter in the series about a rogue CIA assassin. Critic David Edelstein says Jason Bourne is very flashy — but not much fun.
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Remembering Hollywood 'Ghost Singer' Marni Nixon

Nixon, who died on Sunday, was a classically trained actress who mostly worked behind the scenes. She dubbed vocals for many films, including My Fair Lady. Originally broadcast in 2001.
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'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

In Charcoal Joe, Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late '60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.
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Movie Review: 'Jason Bourne,' A Thriller For Our Times

In Jason Bourne, the latest in the secret agent series starring Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass presents a thriller relevant to today's world, says Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.
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From HAL 9000 To Harley Quinn, Screen Villains Sow Chaos Because They Can

Movie heroes are fine. But let's be real — it's usually the bad guys we find most compelling.
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Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.
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'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86

You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
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In Which We Learn Michael Caine's Other Name

Airport security personnel often recognize Sir Michael Caine, just not the name on his passport — Maurice Micklewhite, his birth name. Tired of the confusion, he has legally adopted his stage name.

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