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Matt Ross Of 'Silicon Valley' Goes Off The Grid With 'Captain Fantastic'

Ross' new film, which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. "The movie is about choices we make, especially as parents," he says.
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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

The new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.
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A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
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Telling The Story Of A Confederate Deserter In 'Free State Of Jones'

During the Civil War, a Confederate deserter led a band of poor farmers and escaped slaves to defy the Confederacy in Mississippi. Writer and director Gary Ross talks about Free State of Jones.
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'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy

Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
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'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
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Vehicle Blamed For 'Star Trek' Actor's Death Was Subject Of Recall

Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Pavel Chekov, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He might have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
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Actor Kevin Hart On Comedy, 'Central Intelligence' And Lessons From His Mom

Hart has drawn enormous crowds to his stand-up shows and comedy films. The actor/comic says he owes a lot to his mom. "She never let me start something without finishing it."
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'Finding Dory' Makes A Big Splash, With Slapstick Humor And Witty Dialog

Ellen DeGeneres gives voice to a memory-challenged fish in search of her parents in Pixar's follow-up to its 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Critic David Edelstein says Finding Dory is full of laughs.
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'Just Keep Swimming': A Lesson In Fortitude From Dory And DeGeneres

Thirteen years after her sidekick role in the animated undersea adventure Finding Nemo, Ellen DeGeneres returns to put her forgetful fish into the lead role in Finding Dory.

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