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'Le Week-End': A Story Of Feuding Couples On Screen And Off

The fourth film from writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell follows a married couple who vacillate between love and war. Kureishi says that tension resembles his relationship with Michell.
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A Fond Farewell For The Voice That Welcomed Viewers To Theaters

Voiceover artist Hal Douglas died recently at age 89. Filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski discusses the life and work of the prolific speaker, who narrated thousands of movie trailers in a gravelly baritone.
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Rapper, Mother, Superstar: Ana Tijoux Finds Her Words

In her latest album, French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux finds inspiration in the birth of her child and the complexities of womanhood. She shares her thoughts on making music that's universal.
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Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

The show aired its last episode in 2007, but this week, after a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, its sharp-elbowed detective protagonist makes her big-screen debut.
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With A Spelling-Bee Subversion, Jason Bateman Breaks Bad

The Arrested Development actor stars in his own directorial debut as a 40-year-old middle-school dropout who decides — for a hidden motive — to compete in a national spelling bee.
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Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street

For years, the relationship only went one way: from stage to screen. But this spring, four big musicals are based on films, including favorites like Rocky, Aladdin and The Bridges of Madison County.
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Juggling Work And Motherhood On A Shoestring Budget

Millions of families under the poverty line are headed by single mothers. One of those women, Katrina Gilbert, is featured in the upcoming HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck.
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Wes Anderson: 'We Made A Pastiche' Of Eastern Europe's Greatest Hits

The Grand Budapest Hotel takes place in the fictional European country of Zobrowka on the eve of war. Anderson shot much of the film in Germany, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape.
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'Prep School Negro' Shows Struggle Between Poverty And Plenty

When Andre Robert Lee was 14, he got a scholarship to an elite school in Philadelphia. He tells Renee Montagne his documentary chronicles the challenges he faced as a poor kid thrust into privilege.
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Hi Ho Spaniard! An Iberian Desert With Spaghetti Western Roots

Some of Hollywood's most popular Westerns were filmed in Spain's Tabernas Desert. Today those sets are used in Western-style theme parks for bank heists, shoot-outs and saloon shows.

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