History has been made. Wiping away my tears. I'm proud of Hillary. Terrific, effective speech. So above Cleveland
Jane Fonda - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of 'The First Monday In May' at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
The actress and activist says it took her 30 years to ‘get’ feminism.
Jane Fonda has peened a lengthly essay on her journey to feminism in the latest edition of Lena Dunham’s ‘Lenny Letter’. The 78-year-old actress also spoke about her struggles with eating disorders, revealing that her father and stepmother used to encourage her to loose weight.
Jane Fonda has penned an essay on feminism for the Lenny Letter.
“The culture that incubated in me since childhood insists that to be loved, a female has to be perfect: thin, pretty, having good hair, being nice rather than honest, ready to sacrifice, never smarter than a man, never angry,” Fonda wrote.
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Netflix are behind an upcoming adaptation of ‘Our Souls at Night’. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are in negotiations to star.
Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are in talks with Netflix to star in an adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel Our Souls at Night. A source close to the film’s producers confirmed the news at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (13th September).
Jane Fonda at the premiere of Sea of Trees at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 2015.
Mick and Fred have been friends lifelong friends, now both reaching their more senior years they find themselves wanting very different things in their immediate life. Fred's daughter Lena feels her dad is in need of a health check and some R&R so she books them into a luxury spa in the beautiful Swiss mountains.
Whilst Mick feels the pressure to finish his latest screenplay, Fred on the other hand, much to his daughters dismay, has no desire to return to his career scoring and conducting music. Whilst visiting the retreat, both men meet many interesting characters and find themselves in a retrospective mood only to be rejuvenated by the experience in more than one way.
The film score features contributions by many celebrated artists but perhaps the most poignant from Mark Kozelek AKA Sun Kil Moon, Kozelek also makes a cameo appearance in the film. Paloma Faith also has a song on the film and makes a cameo. Youth will open in US cinemas December 4, 2015
A sparky ensemble helps make this film entertaining even if the plot is simplistic and the themes very tame for a movie that is trying so hard to be anarchic. August: Osage County this isn't! Instead, it blends warm comedy, silly slapstick and a heavy dose of sentiment to tell a story that's engaging but never remotely surprising. But the terrific cast makes it well worth a look.
It opens as Judd (Jason Bateman) sees his life go from bad to worse: he catches his wife (Abigail Spencer) in bed with his boss (Dax Shepard), then learns that his father has died. Back home for the funeral, his mother (Jane Fonda) announces that she wants Judd to sit shiva, seven days of mourning, with his three estranged siblings: frazzled housewife Wendy (Tina Fey), frustrated Paul (Corey Stoll) and party boy Phillip (Adam Driver). Everyone in this family is dealing with relationship issues, so they all get involved in each others' lives again, even though none of them likes to talk about these things (except their hilariously over-sharing mother). So as Judd and Wendy reconnect with old flames (Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant, respectively), Paul and Phillip have to clarify things with their partners (Kathryn Hahn and Connie Britton).
Each of the various subplots touches on a big issue, although Jonathan Tropper's script never digs too deeply, relying on superficial comedy and simplistic emotion rather than anything too provocative. This is an odd approach for a film that is essentially trying to say that life is messy. Even the funeral and grieving are used more for laughs than emotion, as are old rivalries and perceived betrayals. Much of the brawling, insulting and teasing is genuinely funny, but only because the cast members have so much fun with it all. Bateman offers his usual likeable everyman, generating terrific chemistry with Fey, Stoll and Driver, as well as some jagged wit in his scenes with the always superb Byrne. And Fonda steals the show as an unapologetic woman who says the wrong thing at just the right time.
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Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez were also honoured during the luncheon which was sponsored by Lifetime.
Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis has spoken of growing up in “abject poverty”, during an emotional speech delivered during the annual Power of Women luncheon on Friday (October 10th).
Viola Davis at the Power of Women luncheon
The actress, who stars in ABC’s 'How to Get Away with Murder', was speaking about her own personal experiences growing up which led her to get involved in the 'Hunger Is' campaign.
Steve Martin has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award which he will receive in a special ceremony in June 2015.
Steve Martin will receive the "highest honour in film", the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The AFI announced the news on their website on Friday (3rd October).
Steve Martin has been awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment and a beautiful wife. However, he soon loses it all after bursting in on his boss in bed with his wife after an apparently lengthy affair. Unfortunately, things only seem to get worse when his sister phones him to tell him that their father passed away. He has to return home to his mother for the funeral where he meets the rest of his siblings and several old faces, but while most of them are hoping to make a quick exit, their mother has other ideas insisting that they spend a week at home in mourning. As awkward as it seems at first, Judd soon finds his pain to be easing with the support of his family and he soon starts to wonder if he wants a simple home life at all.
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The online streaming service loads its arsenal with a brand new comedy series.
Netflix has placed a straight to series, 13-episode order of new comedy show Grace and Frankie, which will star Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The half hour-long, single camera episodes will help flesh out the online streaming subscription service's originals line-up, joining the likes of Arrested Development, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
Jane Fonda Will Star In New Netflix Comedy, 'Grace And Frankie.'
Set to premiere in summer 2015, the show will reunite the stars of the 1980 feature hit 9 to 5 who will play two longtime rivals who are brought together when their husbands decide to run off together to get married. "The women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other," states Netflix, via LA Times.
Continue reading: Netflix Orders Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Sitcom, 'Grace And Frankie'
A woman has kept hold of her copy of 'Monster in Law' for 8 years.
A South Carolina woman has been jailed for one night for failing to return a VHS tape she rented in 2005. Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, will probably look towards streaming services like Neflix and LoveFilm from now on after being hit with a misdemeanour charge of failure to return the video.
Jennifer Lopez Starred in 'Monster-In-Law'
Finley was arrested in Pickens County on Thursday, according to CNN affiliate WYFF-TV. The movie in question - Mother-in-Law starring Jennifer Lopez an Jane Fonda - was rented from video store Dalton Videos, which has since gone out of business.
This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights struggle from the 1950s to the present day. But it's been so fictionalised that it feels kind of like a variation on Forrest Gump.
Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) grew up on a Georgia cotton plantation, where the cruel master's kindly mother (Redgrave) taught him to be a house servant. Years later, he marries Gloria (Winfrey) and moves to Washington DC, where he gets a job in the White House as a butler to presidents from Eisenhower (Williams) to Reagan (Rickman). His job description is simple: "You hear nothing, you see nothing, you only serve." And yet as the nation grapples with its racist culture, he has a quiet influence on each leader who moves through the house.
Whitaker narrates the film in drawling flashbacks, while the story flickers between Cecil and his eldest son Louis (Oyelowo), an activist who is involved in every key moment in the Civil Rights movement. And their younger son (Kelley) is sent to Vietnam. So it's like a condensed version of late 20th century American history, made notable by the lively cast of cameo players including Marsden (as JFK), Schreiber (LBJ), Ellis (MLK) and Cusack (Nixon), plus Fonda as a lively Nancy Reagan.
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History has been made. Wiping away my tears. I'm proud of Hillary. Terrific, effective speech. So above Cleveland
Obama's speech is powerful. "Democracy is not a spectator sport!" "Don't boo--vote!" This is just the convention we needed.
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Shame on @SpeakerRyan for shutting down @CSpan Must be afraid of @HouseDemocrats brave actions #holdthefloor
Beyond thrilled and proud of our House Dem's sit in for gun control. Go John Lewis et al!
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and she'll make a real difference on so many levels. Now everyone just has to get out, vote for her, and hold her feet to the fire!”
the 90s when she wanted to talk to me about the challenges of raising a child as a famous woman. She's as intimate and personable as can be
"I just got word that Hillary has clinched it and I am way more emotional and thrilled than I ever expected to be. I've known Hillary since
Yesterday after the AP named Hillary Clinton the Presumptive Democratic Nominee for President I gave this statement to CNN:
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On the Season 3 set of @GraceAndFrankie with @WomensMediaCntr CEO @JulieBurtonWMC https://t.co/FZDK7VCt4p
@chelseahandler crashing my photo shoot at the Netflix “Rebels & Rule Breakers” luncheon this afternoon. https://t.co/tBB05S8ycM
A fun #MothersDay with @TroyGarity and of course some @GraceandFrankie Xo https://t.co/7xYdLMEDBZ
GIANT BEER PONG with @jimmyfallon last night! https://t.co/xVchsbn0JW what fun!
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This Friday at 12AM! @GraceAndFrankie Season 2, I’ll drink to that! https://t.co/jYm9LkFW6G
At the premiere of @GraceAndFrankie Season 2 which starts streaming at midnight on this Thursday-- in 2 days! https://t.co/lsBX4JX2S0
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