Movies

5:00am

Tue June 10, 2014
Health

'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic To Sugar, Industry And Government

The movie 'Fed Up' argues the main cause of the childhood obesity epidemic is sugar.
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7:00am

Fri June 6, 2014
Movies

Confronting Childhood, 'Dance Of Reality' Touches Yet Somehow Misses The Mark

Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky Abkco films

While he’s been absent from the screen for a long time, 85-year-old filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is making a comeback. Now the subject of Jodorowsky’s Dune, a new documentary about a film he never made, he also has a new film of his own.

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6:41am

Fri May 30, 2014
Movies

Story Isn't On The Menu In 'Chef,' But A Feast For The Senses Sure Is

From left to right, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau in 'Chef.'
Merrick Morton Open Road Films

Back in 1997, writer, director and actor Jon Favreau played an overly enthusiastic chef in some episodes of the sitcom Friends. It turns out he was typecast. Favreau loves food and cooking, his new movie Chef proves it.

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4:30am

Fri May 23, 2014
Movies

'Belle,' A Period Drama Both Noble And Safe

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido and Sarah Gadon as Elizabeth in Amma Asante's 'Belle.'
David Appleby Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Amma Asante’s Belle looks like it came out of the manual for how to make utterly respectable and perfectly uninspired movies. It’s a paint-by-numbers film.

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4:03am

Fri May 23, 2014
Code Switch

'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 9:00 am

Zain Lodhia plays an original song at a Mawlid, a birthday celebration for the Prophet Muhammad. The event was sponsored by the Webb Foundation, a so-called "Third Space" Muslim faith community outside the traditional mosque.
Monique Parsons NPR

There's a new film screening on American college campuses this spring that's sparking lively debate among Muslim students. Unmosqued depicts a younger generation of American Muslims drifting away from Islam, and it argues that mosques bear the blame.

Recently several hundred people gathered at the Webb Foundation to celebrate Mawlid, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The foundation is named after an early American convert to Islam. There's no dome, minaret or even a building. It's known for service projects, good Sunday schools and father-daughter camping trips.

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