October 6, 2012 Ben Affleck transitioned from a celebrated career as an actor to an equally acclaimed role as the director of films such as The Town. His latest film, Argo, which he directed and stars in, takes on the Iran hostage crisis with a mix of comedy and thrills.
October 4, 2012 More than 30 years ago, a couple answered a scientist's newspaper ad — and spent two years searching for a monarch butterfly sanctuary in Mexico. The new IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies chronicles how they helped solve the mystery of the monarch's migration.
October 2, 2012 Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, children of original James Bond producer Albert Broccoli, have kept the business of Bond in the family. With the latest film in the 50-year-old franchise due in November, they spoke with NPR's David Greene about the Bond legacy.
October 1, 2012 Bill Pullman enjoyed a star turn as the president of the United States in Independence Day. And in an upcoming NBC show, 1600 Penn, he's back in the White House. Pullman talks about his reputation as Hollywood's "everyman," his return to the presidency and his new film, Bringing Up Bobby.
September 30, 2012 Director Rian Johnson is known for his 2005 high school noir flick Brick. His new movie, Looper, jumps 30 years into a grim future for a twisty thriller involving time traveling assassins. Johnson says time travel stories are intensely relatable, because everyone wonders about their past.
September 26, 2012 Writer-director Daniel Barnz aims to convey the idealism of a community fighting for its children's education. Critic Ella Taylor believes that the film is better described as a propaganda piece focused more on pointing fingers than offering believable solutions.