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.
rong>Peek<em>-A-Boo: <em>Behind the Burly Q tells the stories of burlesque dancers like Betty Rowland, who says she joined the trade to help support her family. At one point her act was so popular that she received 20 letters a day from fans.
First Run Features
Dark Matters: A retired investigator (Ricardo Darin, right) decides to revisit a murder case that stumped him years ago — sparking flashbacks that recount both the shortcomings of the police (including Javier Godino) and the hero's unrequited love for a former colleague (Soledad Villamil).
Sony Pictures Classics
The Gods Must Be Crazy: Liam Neeson is Zeus — an intriguingly Irish-accented deity, given his place in the Greek pantheon — in the new 3-D remake of Clash of the Titans.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Does This Thing Go Any Higher? Viking kid Hiccup's (Jay Baruchel) world gets turned upside down when he accidentally befriends a fire-breathing dragon — one of the many his fellow villagers are trying to kill off.
An Odd Couple: Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth Salander, a professional hacker and researcher who teams up with sullied investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) to solve the 40-year-old murder of a 16-year-old girl.
Yellow Bird Productions
Life Is A Highway: Wayward teen Martine (Kristen Stewart, left) takes a road trip through Louisiana with her friend Gordy (Eddie Redmayne, right) and an ex-con (William Hurt) in search of the girl he left behind.
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Enchanted Journey: Orphaned in a Viking raid, Brendan (left) now lives in the fortified Abbey of Kells. But his talents and his natural curiosity drive him outdoors, to an enchanted forest where he meets the changeling girl Aisling.