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.
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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Extracurricular Activities: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) skip school to find and destroy a string of magical objects that hold the key to the villainous Lord Voldemort's immortality.
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Post-Grad Slump: Director Lena Dunham stars as Aura, a newly single college grad who returns home and finds work at a local restaurant, where the chef (David Call) becomes the object of her affections.
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Evil Deed: Roxanne Ritchi (left), given voice and sarcasm by Tina Fey, is frequently kidnapped by the self-declared genius villain Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) in his efforts to take over Metro City and antagonize its resident hero.