August 9, 2012 The stand-up comedian says it's hard to pull off jokes about being rich, but "just because you're doing well in life doesn't mean you can't complain, too." Rock's latest project is a film called 2 Days in New York, in which he plays half of an interracial, multinational couple hosting relatives from France.
August 9, 2012 Lynn Shelton is the director of Humpday and Your Sister's Sister, both of which featured significant amounts of improvised dialogue. For Morning Edition's occasional series, Watch This, Shelton recommends films from a 1928 silent to a 1971 unconventional comedy.
August 3, 2012 Don't be fooled by the title Celeste and Jesse Forever — Celeste and Jesse are getting a divorce. But the weird thing is, they're acting like they're best friends. Rashida Jones co-wrote the film and stars as Celeste. She says in many ways, it's a story about what happens to your first love.
July 30, 2012 Supermodels open up about aging in a youth-obsessed industry in the HBO documentary About Face: The Supermodels Then and Now. "I really insisted that I not be retouched in Playboy," says Carol Alt. "... I'm 49 years old, and that was the point ... I let every bump and flaw show."
July 29, 2012 At the very least, fans will remember 2012 as the year the rom-com star revolutionized his career. McConaughey stars in five different independent films, tackling smaller, character-actor roles instead of the suave leading man roles we've come to associate him with.
July 25, 2012 Thomas Martinez and Tamara Hardy dreamed of leaving home and going to college. But they grew up on a Navajo reservation and were torn, between those aspirations and their ties to their poverty-stricken community. Up Heartbreak Hill follows the high school seniors as they struggle with the decision.