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

Last Build Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Look At Literary Adaptations

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

TV and movie producers are looking to the shelves for inspiration: a number of popular shows and films this year started as books.

Novelist Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia And Growing Up With Hollywood Parents

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:29:08 -0400

Brooks' stable childhood with parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft stands in contrast to the wild stories he tells in novels like World War Z and Minecraft: The Island.

'Hail To The Chin': B-List Actor Bruce Campbell Returns With A Memoir Of Middle Age

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:18 -0400

Campbell's second collection of rants and ruminations is just as enjoyably smarmy as his first, though the actor's ruthlessly sardonic outlook has mellowed.

Woody Harrelson On 'Glass Castle' Dad Whose Rages And Redemptions Loomed Large

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

The film tells the story of writer Jeannette Walls' tortured upbringing. Harrelson plays Walls' father, Rex, an alcoholic who is determined to defy convention.

Movies You Missed: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0400

We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. Rachael Copeland has never seen one of the greatest coming-of-age films. She reviews Ferris Bueller's Day Off for NPR's Scott Simon.

Big Bird, Bowie And Muppets: Museum Of Moving Image Honors Jim Henson

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:25:00 -0400

The New York museum opened a permanent exhibition on the work of the late Jim Henson, including a Big Bird puppet, David Bowie's costume from Labyrinth and Muppets, all gifts of Henson's estate.

Stylishly Gritty, This Chase Thriller Really Is A 'Good Time'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:07:00 -0400

Robert Pattinson plays an amateur crook who maneuvers from one hair-raising situation to another. It's a relentless chase thriller, a funny problem-solving exercise and an exhilarating mood piece.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Recommending The Best Of Stephen King

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:16 -0400

We didn't like the new Dark Tower movie, so we opted instead to discuss King's vast and rewarding career. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

A Couple Breaks Up, But Stays Together, In 'After Love'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:00:16 -0400

In this loose, partly improvised French drama, a couple separates after 15 years of marriage — but continues to live in the same apartment.

Haunting, Dreamlike 'In This Corner Of The World' Depicts Hiroshima, Before And After

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:00:16 -0400

In this beautifully rendered, meticulously researched anime, we view the bustling Japanese city through the eyes of a young daydreamer whose life is shattered by the inconceivable.

'The Only Living Boy In New York': A Callow, Shallow Writer Makes Good

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:00:16 -0400

In director Marc Webb's indulgent coming-of-age tale, a young Manhattan writer believes the world revolves around him. Unfortunately, the film believes the same thing.

'The Glass Castle' Nearly Shatters Under The Weight Of Its Metaphors

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0400

The film, based on Jeannette Walls' memoir of her nomadic, impoverished childhood, clings to the book's lyrical imagery in ways too overdetermined to work on the big screen.

Chinese Blockbuster 'Wolf Warrior II' Mixes Jingoism With Hollywood Heroism

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:27:00 -0400

China's summer blockbuster is Wolf Warrior II, a movie high on jingoism with a poster that reads, "Anyone who offends China, no matter how remote, must be exterminated."

'Life Is Short': Aubrey Plaza Keeps Busy With 2 New Films And A TV Series

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:55:00 -0400

Plaza may be best known for Parks and Recreation, but she has several new projects in the works. She costarred in FX's Legion, and has two new films this summer, The Little Hours and Ingrid Goes West.

1A Movie Club Sees "Detroit"

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:18:30 -0400

How many stars do you give this historical drama?