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    Review: Unashamed Old-School Biopic '42' Brings Jackie Robinson to Life

    "42," the story of Jackie Robinson’s rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers, looks like a Norman Rockwell illustration come to life, as I say in my first review for WHYY about this unashamedly old-school biopic.

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    42: A Conversation Between Odie Henderson and Steven Boone

    Steven Boone: Odie, among other great things, you invented the term "lookeehere moment." You never gave me a precise definition, just plenty of illustrative anecdotes, but I'll take a crack at it: The lookeehere moment is that instance in which a stressed-out African-American male succumbs to press...

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    Jackie Robinson made history as the first black man to play on a major league baseball team, but he titled his autobiography (which has just been reissued) "I Never Had It Made."

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    Review: '42' Admirably & Carefully Weaves Together The History Of Baseball & Civil Rights

    Destiny swings a big stick in Brian Helgeland's "42." It underlines every pivotal moment of Jackie Robinson's career captured in the two hour film, often working as baggage keeping the film earthbound, at times making it unnecessarily weighty. It's also probably the major reason why a number of main...

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    Harrison Ford Says His Role In 'Anchorman 2' Would Be Easy To Cut, Paul Rudd Unveils Clip On 'Conan'

    Given the secrecy around "Anchorman 2" aka "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," you might think that Christopher Nolan was producing the movie. However, it's a bit surprising that The World's Hardest Interview, Harrison Ford, managed to open up about his role in the movie, in which he reportedly plays...

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    First Lady Michelle Obama, Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman Talk Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' in Student Workshop

    First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday welcomed the cast and crew of upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic "42," starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, along with 80 high school and college students from across the country, to take part in an interactive workshop in Washington DC. Rachel Robinson, Jackie...

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    'Ender's Game' Teaser Poster Strikes Wrong Note

    I've been excited about new sci-fi epic "Ender's Game" (November 1) not because I'm a fan of the original Nebula and Hugo-winning 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, but because Roberto Orci, who wrote the two recent "Star Trek" movies with partner Alex Kurtzman, is producing.

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    CinemaCon Assembles Theater Owners for Annual Vegas Confab, Gives Harrison Ford Lifetime Achievement Award

    CinemaCon, The National Association of Theatre Owners annual confab in Las Vegas, will be host some 5000 exhibitors from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace. NATO represents more than 30,000 American movie screens and more cinemas in 57 countries worldwide, from the giant theater chains to mom and p...

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    George Lucas Says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford Essentially Signed For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    So, let's just recap where we're at. In February, we saw a lot of chatter start surfacing about the original "Star Wars" cast returning for "Star Wars: Episode 7" with Harrison Ford reportedly confirmed, Carrie Fisher seemingly saying she was back too (though her rep now says she was joking) while M...

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    I've Just Been Handed An Urgent And Horrifying News Story: Harrison Ford Joins 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

    So yeah, just like Frank Vitchard didn't see it coming when his arm got cut off during the news anchor rumble in "Anchorman," nor did we see this. But now that we do, we will dance until the sun rises. 

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