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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.
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An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at the new documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage. The film premieres on HBO Monday.
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Message From Documentary 'Citizenfour': Be Afraid (Of Surveillance)

Ken Turan reviews the documentary Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and his decision to leak information about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
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Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.
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Study Says Parents' Media Exposure Trickles Down To Children

A new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the more movie sex and violence they watch, the more parents change their feelings about how much their children should be exposed to it.
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Starring In 'Fury': The Horrors That People Are Capable Of In War

The WWII drama Fury is about a U.S. sergeant and his five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Kenneth Turan reviews the film, directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf.
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From Mannequin To Actor: Geena Davis' 'Ridiculous, Ridiculous' Break

Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.
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Here's What Happens When Gandalf Talks To Schoolchildren

Sir Ian McKellen made a special appearance at an English school. What special magical message did he impart? Do your homework!
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The Making Of R2D2, Galaxy's Most Beloved Robot

A star is born! We learn how R2D2, the robot in Star Wars, got his name and why he's such a beloved character. This story originally aired May 25 on Weekend Edition Sunday.
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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.

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