Hatching A Star: The tenacious Hushpuppy, of Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, is played by the equally fearless Quvenzhane Wallis, who was plucked for the role from a Louisiana elementary school. "It was an absolute miracle that we found her," Zeitlin says. Jess Pinkham/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Author and screenwriter Nora Ephron died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Club owner Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin, left) and his assistant Lonny Barnett (Russell Brand) try to figure out a way to keep their nightclub open in the movie adaptation of Rock of Ages. David James/David James hide caption

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The Movie Anthony Mackie's 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Anthony Mackie could watch Tony Scott's action film Top Gun a million times. "I was completely just enthralled by it," he says.

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Gesundheit: Kichaa is the name of one of the animated characters causing consternation among the animators at Digital Domain. He's featured in the upcoming film The Legend of Tembo. Digital Domain hide caption

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Brave's Princess Merida, like any teenager, clashes with her mother, Queen Elinor. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Film critic Andrew Sarris was married to fellow critic Molly Haskell. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Don McLeroy has served on the Texas State Board of Education for more than a decade. Silver Lining Film Group hide caption

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Ice-T Gives A Hip-Hop History Lesson In 'The Art Of Rap'

The rapper and actor says he is paying a debt with his film about hip-hop. "Rap music saved my life," he says.

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Iris (Emily Blunt, left) invites her best friend Jack to her family's vacation home after a death in his family. Unbeknownst to him, Iris' sister Hannah (Rosemary DeWitt) is already there, in the hopes of getting over a breakup. IFC Films hide caption

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Steve Guttenberg (left), Michael Winslow (center) and G.W. Bailey star in 1987's Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol, part of the film franchise launched by 1984's Police Academy. Warner Bros./Getty Images hide caption

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Damon Lindelof moderated a conversation with Charlize Theron, who stars in the new Ridley Scott thriller Prometheus, at the 2011 Comic-Con. Lindelof co-wrote the film. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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When Anh "Joseph" Cao beat Democratic incumbent Rep. William Jefferson in 2008, he became the first Vietnamese-American ever to serve in Congress. Two years later, he failed to win a second term. Bao Nguyen/Walking Iris Films hide caption

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Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.

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