Bob Mondello Bob 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.

Summer Movie Preview: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Rough Night,' 'Transformers'

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Dwayne Johnson, Ilfenesh Hadera and Kelly Rohrbach in the new guilty pleasure (until the story starts), Baywatch. Frank Masi/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Beaches, Bathing Suits, And Finally On The Big Screen, 'Baywatch'

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The Saint Before The Spy: Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89

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Danish Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg Gets Deeply Personal In 'The Commune'

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An Iraqi Sniper Traps Two U.S. Soldiers In 'The Wall'

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Grooving To That 70s Beat, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Return In Volume 2

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'Obit' Documentary Follows Journalists Who Tell Lively Stories Of Death

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Jane Jacobs commandeering a city planning meeting. Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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City Planning As A Contact Sport In 'Citizen Jane: Battle For The City'

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Movie Review: Richard Gere Plays A Scheming New York Fixer In 'Norman'

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Your Name. starts like a teen rom-com but turns into a harrowing survival tale. Courtesy of Funimation Films hide caption

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A Body-Switching Teen Romance Anime Disaster Flick With 'Your Name.' On It

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Friends Ginger and Lena in All This Panic. Tom Betterton/Courtesy of Dogwoof hide caption

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Two Ways Of Documenting Uncertainty: 'All This Panic' And 'God Knows Where I Am'

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Live-Action 'Beauty And The Beast ' Revisits A Tale As Old As Time

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Life and Alien: Covenant (both 2017 films) are about astronauts who have disastrous encounters with extraterrestrials. Pictured: Katherine Waterston (left) in Alien: Covenant and Jake Gyllenhaal in Life. Mark Rogers via Twentieth Century Fox; Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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Movie Twins? Weirdly Similar Films That Came Out Within Months Of Each Other

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Hollywood's Favorite Giant Ape Returns In 'Kong: Skull Island'

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