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NPR Movies podcast, movie reviews, and commentary on new and classic films. Interviews with filmmakers, actors, and actresses.

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The Saint Before The Spy: Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.

He Called Himself 'One Lucky Bastard': Sir Roger Moore Dies At 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:36:00 -0400

British actor Sir Roger Moore began his career as a model and small-time MGM studio player but was best known for stepping into the role of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s.

Dina Merrill, Actress, Heiress And Philanthropist, Dies At 93

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:09:00 -0400

Merrill, the daughter of Wall Street broker E.F. Hutton and cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, went on to become a leading lady in movies. She died Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y.

Acting Since She Was A Child, Amber Tamblyn Is Now A Director

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut, Paint It Black, is adapted from Janet Fitch's novel of the same name. Tamblyn tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she convinced Fitch to let her adapt it.

Danish Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg Gets Deeply Personal In 'The Commune'

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:36:05 -0400

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews The Commune, a Danish drama about a living arrangement that doesn't turn out the way its organizers expected.

'Alien: Covenant' Mixes Blood And Guts With Existential Questions

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:06:20 -0400

Ridley Scott's new installment of the Aliens franchise is a face-grabbing prequel featuring two androids. Critic David Edelstein says that though plodding at times, Alien: Covenant does deliver.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Master Of None' And 'Snatched'

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

On this week's show, Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans join us for a conversation about the second season of Master Of None and the very silly film Snatched.

In 'The Commune,' Where We Live Is Who We Are

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:00:30 -0400

Director Thomas Vinterberg's The Commune isn't really about the entire group that grows up around a 1970s Copenhagen family. It's about the family itself, and how the way we live defines us.

'Alien: Covenant' Continues To Mine Old Ground

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:00:30 -0400

While Alien: Covenant is better than Prometheus, the last franchise entry, it still lacks the basic elements that made Alien and Aliens so widely admired.

Bryan Cranston Hides And Watches In 'Wakefield'

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:00:29 -0400

Bryan Cranston plays a man who settles in to spy on his own family in Wakefield, a story with roots going all the way back to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Device Of Illness Disappoints In 'Everything, Everything'

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:00:29 -0400

Based on Nicola Yoon's YA novel, Everything, Everything has some of the ingredients it needs to be satisfying, but the way it uses illness only as a plot device makes that satisfaction elusive.

'Abacus': The Small Chinatown Bank That Paid A High Price

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400

In Abacus: Too Small To Jail, Steve James, who made Hoop Dreams, tells the story of a very small bank that really was prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Asian-Americans In Hollywood Still Waiting For The Spotlight

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:45:00 -0400

In the meantime, some are producing their own shows or creating material for alternative platforms like YouTube.

Don't Text In The Movie, Or Risk A Lawsuit

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:02:03 -0400

A Texas man went on a bad first date. He says his date was texting during a movie. He was so ticked off he filed a lawsuit demanding she pay the cost of the movie ticket.

Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur: Legends Of The Sword' Flops At The Box Office

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:34:00 -0400

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword had a dismal opening weekend at the box office. Even director Guy Ritchie couldn't save this story.