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'Obvious Child' Tells An Abortion Story With Rom-Com Heart

The film follows a comic as she gets dumped, fired and pregnant from a one-night stand. Director Gillian Robespierre says despite the film's dark opening, she always knew it'd have a happy ending.
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Disney Translates 'Frozen' Into A More Formal Arabic

Disney movies are typically dubbed into Egyptian Arabic, but the movie Frozen has been dubbed into Modern Standard Arabic. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Elias Muhanna of Brown University about why.
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Shot In Ocean City, 'Ping Pong Summer' Opens In Theaters

In Maryland, Ocean City is abuzz as Ping Pong Summer, the full-length comedy shot in the resort town almost two years ago, debuts in theaters across the country.
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Beautiful Acting Aside, It Isn't Hard To Find Fault In 'Our Stars'

The adaptation of John Green's bestselling young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars — about two teens with cancer — is among the year's most anticipated films, but David Edelstein wasn't impressed.
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Mike Myers Steps Behind The Camera With 'Supermensch'

After playing Shrek, Austin Powers, and basement-dwelling Wayne Campbell, Myers follows up with a documentary about his agent, Shep Gordon — who also managed Wayne's beloved rock ghoul Alice Cooper.
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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

The man behind Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco and chronicles the experience in a new book, Carsick. He says as a hitchhiker, "Your job is to talk. Or have sex."
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1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

With an unforgettable story and score, the 1927 musical tackled complex racial issues. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the 1936 film version of Show Boat is the best — and it's now out on DVD.
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John Green's 'Stars' Shines Bright On The Silver Screen

The Fault in Our Stars hits cinemas this week, causing mass outbursts of tears. Author John Green based the character on a real-life girl with cancer — and his own feelings of growing up an outsider.
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Film Critic Kenneth Turan Picks 54 Films That Are 'Not To Be Missed'

Turan says movies are like friends — they speak to you, and can even change your life. In his new book, he shares some personal favorites, and explains why the magic of the movies endures.
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'Nerdfighters' Mobilize For Film Premiere, Armed With Favorite Lines

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is a cult classic for young readers. The film adaptation comes out Friday, and excitement has reached a fever pitch among middle-schoolers obsessed with the book.

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