Corporate headhunter Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) has a lucrative if less-than-legal sideline in fine art — until he crosses the wrong man. Magnet Releasing hide caption

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Mohamed Fellag, an Algerian comedian and humor writer, plays the title character in the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, who steps in to teach a class of middle school students at exactly the right time. Music Box Films hide caption

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Encore! Encore! Applauding The Literal Showstopper

NPR's Bob Mondello looks back at classic examples of the showstopping theatrical phenomenon that's fallen out of fashion — the encore.

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Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, adapted from Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel trilogy. Lionsgate hide caption

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Are You Not Entertained? TV host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) takes the celebrity interview to new lows when chatting up the young combatants in the to-the-death Hunger Games — including Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). Lionsgate hide caption

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Two pairs of filmmaking brothers are both releasing movies this weekend. In Jeff, Who Lives at Home, by the Duplass brothers Jay and Mark, Pat (Ed Helms) and Jeff (Jason Segel) encounter each other in a day fraught with fateful events. Also opening is The Kid with a Bike, a Belgian slice-of-life drama from the Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc.. Paramount Vantage hide caption

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows

Critic Bob Mondello remembers when there were great, eccentric, revealing, funny and just plain effective theatrical curtain calls.

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After almost two decades of estrangement, fractious writer Jonathan Flynn (Robert De Niro, right) gets in contact with his adult son Nick (Paul Dano) when he's forced to leave his apartment. Focus Features hide caption

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Design Within Reach? The cool sterility of 2001: A Space Odyssey is just one example of how pop culture expresses an anxiety that's seemingly about technology, but may be as old as time. MGM hide caption

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Small Wonder: Arrietty (voiced by Bridgit Mendler) is an inches-tall Borrower whose family lives within the walls of a human household. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Havana Heat: The title characters meet cute and swing hard in Chico and Rita, an animated love story with an infectious Latin groove. GKIDS hide caption

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Oscars 2012: The 84th Academy Awards

'Chico And Rita' And All That Jazz

An animated Oscar contender follows one on-and-off romance — and traces the development of some of the world's most infectious musical styles.

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