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Michelle Obama Says '42' is a Home Run

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Secret studio test screenings are baller, midnight screenings sell out way in advance, but perhaps the most exclusive venue to catch a flick is a modest 40-seat theater built in what used to be a cloak room in some guy's house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.

The Family Theater in the East Wing of the White House plays host to a lot of movies, the Obamas being huge film buffs, but according to Variety the new Jackie Robinson biopic "42" has received special commendation from First Lady Michelle Obama.

"We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie," Obama told high school kids and media gathered for a special screening event with Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, director Brian Helgeland and Legendary Pictures big kahuna Thomas Tull.

That's a pretty ringing endorsement for the picture, which depicts Robinson's breaking of the color line to become the first African American to play major league baseball, the historical significance clearly not lost on the Obamas.

Though the Oval Office is reluctant to divulge the full list of films screened during the Obama administration, some titles include "Star Trek," "Julie & Julia," "Slumdog Millionaire," and "He’s Just Not That Into You," which Obama discovered was NOT about Kim Jong Un.

Now we just need to get our hands on the President's Netflix Instant queue to find out if he streams "Downton Abbey" during office hours.

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