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.
Combustible: Thomas Dekker (right) plays Smith, a sexually ambiguous freshman who lusts after London (Juno Temple) — as well as his surfer roommate, a hot-tub designer and two mysterious women in his dreams.
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The Long Route Home: Colin Farrell (left) and Ed Harris star in director Peter Weir's survival epic, about a group of prisoners banished to a Siberian gulag — and their astonishing march across thousands of miles to India.
Tommy Lee Jones (left) and Ben Affleck play executives who lose their high-paying berths at a shipbuilding firm and must find new jobs and rethink identities defined by paychecks and perks.
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Match Made In Prison: Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor, left) joyfully greets con man Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) during one of Russell's outlandish escape plans -- all of which are aimed at winning them a happily-ever-after outside the barbed wire.
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Colin Firth stars as the shy, stammer-prone Albert, Duke of York — the future King George VI — with Helena Bonham Carter as his determinedly optimistic duchess, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and future Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
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