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10:01pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Monkey See

The Fourth Stooge: Memories Of 'Uncle Shemp'

Originally published on Mon April 16, 2012 8:02 am

This weekend, the Farrelly Brothers' version of The Three Stooges arrives in theaters. You'll see plenty of Larry, Moe and Curly. But who won't you see? Shemp. Or, as NPR's Sue Goodwin calls him, "Uncle Shemp."

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10:30am

Fri April 13, 2012
The Record

15 Years After 'Titanic,' Does The Power Ballad Go On?

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Celine Dion sings "My Heart Will Go On" at the 1998 Academy Awards.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

An uncanny thing happens when we remember blockbuster cultural events — for example, massively popular movies of the last century. Images, sounds and storylines slide toward each other in a cataclysm of memory, like the cargo on a massive ship that's split in half and tilted on its side (you know where I'm going with this).

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9:16pm

Thu April 12, 2012
Movie Reviews

An Inspiring Teacher, Exactly When He's Needed

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Mohamed Fellag, an Algerian comedian and humor writer, plays the title character in the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, who steps in to teach a class of middle school students at exactly the right time.
Music Box Films

At the start of a bright, sunny day that seems otherwise like any other day, a popular teacher is found dead in her classroom. It was suicide.

The school is traumatized, especially that teacher's students. By the next day, the principal is at her wits' end trying to find someone willing to take the class. So when Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag) offers to teach, it comes at just the right moment.

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2:00am

Thu April 12, 2012
Movies

'Harold And Kumar' Creators Recommend DVDs

Filmmakers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg talk to Steve Inskeep for the latest in our occasional series "Watch This." The creators of the Harold and Kumar franchise have directed the reboot of the American Pie franchise and give their picks for home entertainment.

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2:42pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Movie Reviews

To Be Or Not To Be (The Pope) Is The Question

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 5:01 pm

IFC Films

When the College of Cardinals gathers in the Vatican to choose a new church leader — formally the Bishop of Rome — it announces its selection with the Latin phrase "Habemus papam" ("We have a pope").

But suppose that, when a cardinal steps out onto a balcony in St. Peter's Square to utter those fateful words, the gentle soul in white sitting behind him, out of sight of the crowd, develops stage fright.

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