Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
Summary Judgment: Beyoncé, Nobel Son, or Nixon?
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of three new films: Cadillac Records, a movie about the rise of R&B label Chess Records starring Beyoncé; Nobel Son, a film about a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and his relationship with his dysfunctional family; and Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard's adaptation of a successful stage play. Listen to the segment.
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