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Hollywood Legend Garry Marshall Dies At 81

Hollywood legend Garry Marshall died Tuesday at the age of 81. He was responsible for some of the biggest TV hits of the 1970s including The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. He also made Julia Roberts a superstar with Pretty Woman.
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Fresh Air Remembers Garry Marshall, Creator Of 'Happy Days' And 'Laverne & Shirley'

Marshall, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was a noted writer and director of both television and film. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1991, shortly after the release of his movie, Frankie and Johnny.
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Garry Marshall, Director Of Big- And Small-Screen Projects, Dies At 81

Writer-director Garry Marshall, who had a string of TV hits that included Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley and the box-office smashes Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, has died. He was 81.
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Despite Controversy, 'Ghostbusters' Opens With $46 Million

After considerable online hubbub about its all-female leading cast, the reboot of Ghostbusters brought in $46 million in its opening weekend.
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Comic Mike Birbiglia On His Best Failure And The 3 Rules Of Improv

Birbiglia says the failure of his sitcom pilot is the best thing that could have happened to him, artistically. His new film, Don't Think Twice, tells the story of an improv comedy group.
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'Aliens' Turns 30: Celebrating The Iconic Sci-Fi Sequel

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews NPR contributor and critic Chris Klimek about the Aliens sequel and the 30th anniversary of the film.
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'Zero Days' Documentary Exposes A Looming Threat Of The Digital Age

Filmmaker Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the large-scale implications of computer malware. Critic John Powers calls Zero Days an important — and chilling — film.
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In 'The Fixers,' A Glimpse Of Cleveland That Goes Deeper Than The Guidebook

Kate Spoko created a documentary series called The Fixers. In it, she asks Clevelanders what tour of the city they would give to Republican National Convention delegates.
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What Makes A Comedy Funnier? Music With A Straight Face

When tapped to write the score for the Ghostbusters reboot, composer Theodore Shapiro knew the trick to getting laughs: a soundtrack of serious music.
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Despite Its Charm, 'Ghostbusters' Remake Comes Up Short On Laughs

Paul Feig's remake of the 1984 hit stars four actresses as the ghostbusters. Critic David Edelstein says while the concept for the movie is solid, the film itself "has no satirical ideas of its own."

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