Bob MondelloBob Mondello reviews movies and covers the arts for NPR News, seeing at least 250 films and 100 plays annually, and shares critiques and commentaries on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine All Things Considered.
Want Your Bad Romance: Tortured lovers Bella (Kristen Stewart), still human for the moment, and Edward (Robert Pattinson), still a vampire, are at it again in the latest installment of the Twilight mega-franchise.
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The Odd Couple: Filmmaker Oliver Stone (left) caused quite a stir at the Venice Film Festival when he invited Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — and an attendant posse of security guards — to the premiere of his documentary South Of The Border.
Mommy In The Middle: Sparks fly between Molly (Marisa Tomei) and John (John C. Reilly, right) in Cyrus. But before John can win Molly's heart, he'll have to win over her jealous son (Jonah Hill).
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Here Comes The Boogeyman? The documentary Cropsey looks into the mysterious case of five missing Staten Island children — and asks whether Andre Rand, the man convicted of one girl's murder, was really behind them.
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Love On The Run: Natasha (Barbara Mori) and J. (Hrithik Roshan) spend much of Kites on the run from her gangster fiance — and fall for each other in the process.
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No Good Deed: Thinking he is performing a mitzvah, or good deed, aspiring rabbi Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg) takes a gig smuggling "medicine" into the U.S. from Amsterdam.
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Part-Time Parenting: Frey and Sage Ranaldo play two New York kids who only get to see their divorced dad, Lenny (Ronald Bronstein), for a couple of weeks out of the year. Lenny's mission during that time? Make every minute count.
Live Strong: That whatchamacallit in Iron Man's chest? It's causing him heartaches -- and that's just one of the ways in which Hollywood is inviting aging boomer audiences to identify with the characters in its biggest franchises.
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