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Jane Fonda Bravely Opens Up To Brie Larson About Sexual Abuse


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Jane Fonda is the latest star to open up about her struggles with sexual abuse as a woman growing up in the 50s and 60s, confessing that she has suffered more than once at the hands of the 'patriarchy'. She revealed her experiences as part of her stance on International Women's Day.

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The 79-year-old actress revealed that not only has she been a victim of rape, but also of child abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace; the later being when she was dismissed from her job because she refused to have sexual relations with her boss. 

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Jane Fonda - Netflix's Rebels and Rule Breakers Luncheon and panel celebrating the women of Netflix at Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 14th May 2016

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Jane Fonda , Lily Tomlin - 3rd Biennial Rebels With A Cause Fundraiser at Barker Hangar - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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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

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Jane Fonda - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival - "The First Monday In May" World Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals at Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016

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Jane Fonda - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival - "The First Monday In May" World Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals at Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Jane Fonda Pens Essay On Her 'Convoluted Journey' To Feminism


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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.

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“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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Jane Fonda - UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Celebrates the Champions of Our Planet's Future at Private Residence - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 24th March 2016

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Richard Perry , Jane Fonda - 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 15th February 2016

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How Did Miley Cyrus Ensure Netflix Gave 'Grace And Frankie' A Second Season?


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Netflix has just given the green light to a second season of comedy 'Grace and Frankie', starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The series premiered earlier this month on the streaming service and earned positive reviews from the critics. But earlier this week something much more important than a few star ratings happened, as mega-famous singer Miley Cyrus came out as a fan of the show.

Cyrus became a big fan of ‘Grace and Frankie’ over Memorial Day weekend.

“I found my show! #GraceandFrankie on a bender! Jane & Lily are so bad a$$!” the singer told her Twitter followers on Monday, in tweet which has so far been shared over 2,500 times and favourited by 5,000 users.

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Jane Fonda And Willem Dafoe Amongst The New Faces (Voices) For Simpsons Season 26


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As The Simpsons enters a remarkable 26th season, Jane Fonda and Willem Dafoe are set to lend their voices to two characters in storylines pivotal to the main characters in the show.

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Fonda will play grumpy millionaire, Mr. Burn's, girlfriend, while Dafoe will have the daunting task of being Bart's new teacher, Mr Lassen, although he has a few surprises in store for Bart that are sure to make his school life even more of a living hell. We know we’d rather be in charge of terrorising Bart than fraternising with ol' Burnsy. 

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Jane Fonda And Kim Kardashian To Go 2D For Simpsons And American Dad


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Kim Kardashian will turn voice-over artist in the season finale of 'American Dad' in September, whilst the new season of 'The Simpsons' will include appearences from the iconic Jane Fonda as well as comedians Nick Offerman and Sarah Silverman. 

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According to ABC Kim will be voicing an alien who has a fling with Roger, the extra-terrestrial who lives in the Smith family's attic. Meanwhile in Springfield, America's native yellow family will lock horns with Peter Griffin and co when the long-awaited 'Simpsons'/'Family Guy' crossover episode airs this autumn. Hollywood A-Lister Liam Neeson is also set to star, his latest animated appearence since he turned up in the hugely popular Lego Movie earlier this year. Julie Bowey ('Modern Family') and Allison Janney (American Beauty) are also slated to pop up in the episode.

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Jason Bateman, Tina Fey And The Cast Of "This Is Where I Leave You" Take The Drama To BookCon


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Apparently the first ever BookCon, held in NYC over the weekend isn’t just limited to what its name would suggest. Case in point: Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and author Jonathan Topper dropping in to promote their upcoming film, This Is Where I Leave You. There is a tie-in, in that the film is based on the eponymous book by Topper. Both the novel and the film adaptation tell reunion tale of the Altman family.

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Tina Fey and co. are currently promoting their latest flick, due out in September.

The members of the family are all dealing with their individual issues, when they are forced to reconnect after the death of their father and the family patriarch.

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'The Butler' Gives Competitors The Brush-Off In First Weekend Success


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The Butler has outperformed all of its rivals upon its first weekend, having been released on 16th August to much nodding from critics and $25 million (£15.9m) earned. The film showcases an all-star cast, who portray a period of dramatic social upheaval in America, set around the life of the not-entirely-fictional butler, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker).

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A Shot From The Movie Showing The Kennedys Meeting The Whitehouse's Staff.

Gaines serves as a butler in the White House for 34 years and eight presidents and uses his unique position to witness important presidential discussions of national civil rights issues as the historical events play out. The movie charts such landmark events as Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the Vietnam war, the Nixon resignation, Obama's presidential campaign and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Gaines' character is based upon the life of Eugene Allen who worked in the White House from 1952 to 1986.

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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-Ass 2' And 'Jobs' In US Weekend Box Office


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Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th and 7th place.

Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey who star in Lee Daniels' The Butler as Cecil and Gloria Gaines at the L.A. premiere.

The Butler has made $25 million in its opening weekend and has gained critical praise. The historical epic is inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a black butler who whilst serving at the White House, saw the offices of eight presidents. His life and family form a touchstone for the audience when addressing such historical events as the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power in the US. 

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Lee Daniels' The Butler Is "Deeply Affecting And Oscar Bait"


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Lee Daniels' The Butler is released today in US cinemas. Early reviews of the historical drama have been mixed although most suggest the film is definitely worth a watch.

Forest Whitaker and Oprah WinfreyForest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey at the L.A. premiere of The Butler.

The film has been praised by critics for being "both deeply affecting and blatant Oscar bait", according to Claudia Puig of USA Today. Whilst Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal wrote in his review "fiction merges with fact, and finally soars."

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A Week In Movies: Ford Joins The Expendables, Thor Strikes Back, And Get Ready For The Biopics


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The big news this week was that Harrison Ford will join the Expendables for their third film adventure. Sylvester Stallone tweeted the announcement, then went on to mention that Bruce Willis won't be around this time, apparently because he asked for too much money. Stallone was also caught on camera poking fun at Arnold Schwarzenegger's "big ego". Before they re-team for the next Expendables movie, they're costarring in the prison-break thriller Escape Plan. Watch Sly talking about Arnie at Comic Con here.

The next big superhero blockbuster will be Thor: The Dark World, and we got a more detailed look at the film in a new trailer this week. Pretty much everyone is back, including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgard. The movie looks like a huge-scale action adventure with a sense of humour about it. It opens in October. Watch the trailer for Thor: The Dark World here.

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Jane Fonda 2013 HBO's Golden Globes Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Jane Fonda Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 13 Jan 2013

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Jodie Foster's Cecil B DeMille Award And Why She's The Perfect Woman For It


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The question as to why Jodie Foster was honoured with the esteemed Golden Globe 'Cecil B DeMille Award' is a far easier one to answer than why it has taken so long for her to be recognised for her talents and "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment". With starring roles in some of the late 20th century's most iconic movies, she has been at the cornerstone of the American film industry for almost 40 years. Her acceptance speech at the ceremony (13th Jan), while slightly enigmatic, shed further light and further reason as to why she is more than deserving of the award.

Born in 1962, Foster's rise to fame came early. She appeared in TV's Paper Moon during the 70s and by 1976, aged just 14, she had landed the role that would catapult her into the attention of the masses- co-starring as Iris Steensma in Taxi Driver alongside Robert DeNiro. She won two BAFTAs for the role as well as landing her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her role in the 1988 thriller The Accused saw her win both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress, and did the same just two years later for her starring appearance in Silence of the Lambs. Her career has never slowed and she has also turned her hand at producing and directing. 

In her speech she left everyone reeling though when she came out as gay. "I already did my coming out a thousand years ago, in the Stone Age," she said, quoted by CBS. "Those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually to everyone that knew her, everyone she actually met. But now apparently I'm told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a primetime reality show... my reality show would so boring."

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Video - Jane Fonda Says She Works Out Three Days A Week


'Coming Home' star Jane Fonda is spotted leaving a nail salon in Beverly Hills. She says little to the photographers following her up the street but nonetheless smiles and appears friendly, thanking them as they compliment her. She has one hand held aloft as though trying to avoid her freshly painted nails being smudged.

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Jane Fonda and Richard Perry - Jane Fonda and Richard Perry Saturday 27th October 2012 LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci at LACMA - Arrivals

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Video - Jane Fonda Slams Photographers


Actress Jane Fonda (Monster-In-Law; Georgia Rule; Barbarella) leaves a nail salon in Beverly Hills. As she is making her way to her car; Jane hides her face with her arm and tells the photographers to stop taking photos of her. She mutters something indistinct.

Jane is also well known for her range of exercise videos, her most recent released in 2010. Jane has also written two memoirs: the first, My Life So Far, was released in 2005 and was well received by critics; the second, Prime Time: Love, health, sex, fitness, friendship, spirit--making the most of all of your life, was released in 2011

Atmosphere and Jane Fonda Monday 15th August 2011 Jane Fonda signs copies of her book 'Prime Time: Making The Most Of All Of Your Life' at Barnes & Noble in The Grove Los Angeles, California

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Video - Jane Fonda Reveals Bad Eye-Sight At New York Book Reading


Jane Fonda, the American actress and star of 'Barbarella', arriving at a signing for her book 'Prime Time' at Barnes and Noble in Union Square, New York City. After receiving a warm round of applause from the crowd, Fonda spoke briefly about the writing process, and her bad eye-sight.

The actress joked, "When I started writing the book four years ago, I used font 14 on my laptop.when I finished I'd moved up to font 18. I lost eye-sight and gained insight". Jane recently claimed shopping channel QVC cancelled a segment about her new book because of pressure from right-wing groups unhappy with her opposition to the Vietnam War.

Jane Fonda Wednesday 10th August 2011 Jane Fonda attends a meet and greet and signing of her book Prime Time at Barnes and Noble in Union Square New York City, USA

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Video - Jane Fonda Leaving A Doctors Office


Actress/fitness guru and "Monster-In-Law" star Jane Fonda leaves a doctor's office and gets picked up outside

Jane Fonda and Troy Garity - Jane Fonda, son Troy Garity and wife Simone Bent Los Angeles, California - Elle's Women in Hollywood event at the Four Seasons Hotel Monday 6th October 2008

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Jane Fonda Monday 22nd September 2008 The Metropolitan Opera Season Opening Night Gala Performance at Lincoln Center. New York City, USA

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Georgia Rule Review


Bad
We have reached the point where Lindsay Lohan's reputation eclipses her resume. The still-young actress, once recognized for her impressive acting ability, must now contend with an audiences' pre-conceived assumption that she is the party-hungry wild child tabloid pushers make her out to be. Sadly, Lohan's latter identity is now winning the battle.

It doesn't help that Lohan's latest film, Georgia Rule, endured documented production delays due in part to her childish on-set antics. And now that we're able to see the finished product, we realize the star plays... well, a coarse version of the pseudo-diva we've grown accustomed to. Without judging whether her scandalous exploits are accurate, it's difficult to hear Lohan utter lines like, "You can't stop what is done to you. You can only survive it," without applying such words of wisdom to her well-publicized, off-camera existence.

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Tell Them Who You Are Review


Excellent
Unlike most independent film directors, I have a pretty great relationship with my father. We meet once a week for dinner, we are very open about our work and our relationships, and, maybe most important, we understand each other on a very equal plane. I doubt this would have been very different if he had been famous in any right, but who am I to make such projections. What I know is that we're both very impressed and happy with how each other have turned out. Whether Mark Wexler and his appropriately named father, Haskell, see each other in these terms is a question that becomes the focus of the documentary Tell Them Who You Are.

The title comes from an insistence of Mark's mother when he is too shy to say hello to a celebrity; she says "Tell them who you are! Tell them you're Haskell Wexler's son!" For those who don't know, Haskell Wexler has been widely recognized as a great cinematographer. He worked on films like American Graffiti, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and last year's Silver City, and was fired from both Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation and Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Why was he fired? More than likely, it was because he's a pain in the ass the likes of which have never been seen. He's judgmental, quick to call names, impatient, quick tempered, and a mighty big liberal, although he'd probably lose it if you called him that. Mark documented the relationship between he and his father from 2002 till the beginning of 2004, using interviews with Haskell and several high-end celebrities.

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Monster-in-Law Review


Good
Somebody help me - I'm turning into Roger Ebert. The household film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times typically grades on a curve when it comes to Jennifer Lopez and her on-screen endeavors, bestowing favorable grades on films that colleagues (and crowds) have panned. Granted, every critic is entitled to their opinion, but Ebert's grades for Jersey Girl (three stars), The Cell (a perfect four stars) and Anaconda (three-and-a-half stars) seem generous to a fault.

I'm nowhere near ready to join Mr. Ebert on the J-Lo bandwagon (with her entourage, there might not be room), but I will defend the starlet's turn in Monster-In-Law. The film embraces the traditional romantic comedy formula Lopez routinely gravitates toward, but it's skillfully guided to a predetermined finish by director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde), who kneads the doughy concoction like a prize-winning baker preparing a four-layer cake.

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On Golden Pond Review


Excellent
The early 1980s were the best of times and the worst of times for movies. Hollywood produced a lot of entertaining blockbusters (the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Terminator movies, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, WarGames, Airplane!, Risky Business, and so on) which kept the movies fun and exciting. But Hollywood also produced a string of mainstream dramas like Sophie's Choice and Ordinary People which were punishingly grim, superficial, and shallow. Of course, most film critics at the time viewed the former with contempt, and praised the latter as the greatest works of art since Mozart.

On Golden Pond was definitely one of the latter category -- a manipulative, Oscar-ready mainstream drama. But surprisingly, it's not a bad movie.

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Review


Excellent
I didn't get what all the fuss was over. Dance marathons? A couple of hours of the charleston and eventually everyone quits, right?

Wrong. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is set in the real dance marathon world of the Great Depression, when people were willing to do anything for a buck. Even if that means staying on your feet for 1,200 hours or more, with a few rest periods along the way. That's nearly two months. Dancing.

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The Morning After Review


Weak
Lifetime-achievement Oscar winner Sidney Lumet made a lot of great movies. He also made a whole lot of utter crap, and one of the cellar dwellers is this, The Morning After, a Jane Fonda vehicle that alternately insults you and makes no sense at all.

Lumet earns points for starting off with a bang. The movie opens with a haggard Fonda, her feathered hair coming across like a fright wig, rousing out of bed next to a man. She's a little disoriented... who is he? She turns to wake him up, only to find a steak knife jabbed in his chest. But she can't remember the night before! Did she kill the guy? Or is this the most retarded frame-up in the history of cinema?

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Klute Review


Good
If you want proof at how a great cinematographer can make an average movie better, rent Klute, the 1971 mystery starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Nobody utilizes the dark better than Gordon Willis. He used it in Manhattan to establish a romantic mood, and in Klute (as he later did in 1993's Malice) it adds an element of terror that a weak storyline never provides.

In her Academy Award winning performance, Fonda plays troubled New York City call girl Bree Daniel, who finds herself in the middle of an investigation by small-town private eye John Klute (Sutherland). Klute's businessman friend has been missing for months, and he thinks Bree is at the center of it. As the lanky detective investigates, he gets involved in a sordid web of murder and with Bree, who uses sex as a way to assert herself over her array of insecurities.

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Spirits Of The Dead Review


Very Good
A rare '60s oddity, Spirits of the Dead takes a weird premise and makes it even weirder. How weird? Try classic Edgar Allen Poe stories given a 1960s spin -- one that lambasts the whole free love/no morals movement the way that only the Frenchies could do. And stars some of the biggest stars of the era -- Fonda! Bardot! Delon! -- and is told in three short pieces, courtesy of three big-time directors -- Fellini! Malle! Vadim!

Roger Vadim takes his Barbarella star Jane Fonda through a very loose interpretation of "Metzengerstein," with Fonda as an aristocrat bored of the constant orgies and swift executions of her enemies. She ends up falling for her cousin, but when he rejects her, she burns down his stable, taking him along with it. Strangely, the cousin ends up possessing the spirit of a horse, which the countess ends up fascinated with anew. It's the weakest of the three shorts, but it's worth seeing if for no other reason than to see Barbarella trot out her French. (To be honest, that might be the only reason -- the story just doesn't make much of an impact.)

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Nine To Five Review


Very Good
Strangely enough, I just realized after seeing this film again today (1999) that Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a crude rip-off of this movie (three women take boss hostage at his own home to teach him a lesson). Who'd a thunk!?

Tell Them Who You Are Review


Excellent
Unlike most independent film directors, I have a pretty great relationship with my father. We meet once a week for dinner, we are very open about our work and our relationships, and, maybe most important, we understand each other on a very equal plane. I doubt this would have been very different if he had been famous in any right, but who am I to make such projections. What I know is that we're both very impressed and happy with how each other have turned out. Whether Mark Wexler and his appropriately named father, Haskell, see each other in these terms is a question that becomes the focus of the documentary Tell Them Who You Are.

The title comes from an insistence of Mark's mother when he is too shy to say hello to a celebrity; she says "Tell them who you are! Tell them you're Haskell Wexler's son!" For those who don't know, Haskell Wexler has been widely recognized as a great cinematographer. He worked on films like American Graffiti, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and last year's Silver City, and was fired from both Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation and Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Why was he fired? More than likely, it was because he's a pain in the ass the likes of which have never been seen. He's judgmental, quick to call names, impatient, quick tempered, and a mighty big liberal, although he'd probably lose it if you called him that. Mark documented the relationship between he and his father from 2002 till the beginning of 2004, using interviews with Haskell and several high-end celebrities.

Continue reading: Tell Them Who You Are Review

California Suite Review


Very Good
This Neil Simon tragicomedy features four groups of people who converge on a L.A. hotel on the eve of the Oscars. Three stories are pretty funny -- especially Walter Matthau's unfaithful husband to Elaine May, but it's the Fonda-Alda weep-fest that opens the movie that almost ruins the show completely. Still, it's salvagable, something of a Four Rooms... still not done quite right.

Fun With Dick And Jane (1977) Review


Excellent
Never mind the silly title, Fun with Dick and Jane is fun indeed but it's not for kids. George Segal loses his job, and his domineering wife (Jane Fonda) pushes him to get a new job immediately, seeing as they're crushed by debt. Jane tries to land something too, but fails miserably, and in one of the most dryly pointed moments in the film, Dick notes that the only job she's qualified for is as a prostitute. After giving welfare a try, Dick and Jane's fun really begins: they turn to armed robbery. Very lighthearted and surprisingly witty, it's not just a caper comedy, it's also an indictment of the 1970s class struggle. Poor director Ted Kotcheff would end up directing mostly TV and Red Shoe Diaries installments later in his career. Watch for the remake with Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in 2005.

Searching For Debra Winger Review


Good
It's either sad or interesting or -- something -- when the only man in a movie is Roger Ebert. Rosanna Arquette, tired of hearing that old aphorism that there are no good parts for women in Hollywood, takes up a video camera and records interviews with some three dozen actresses at various ages. (The title invokes Debra Winger's recent retirement and reclusiveness -- though since this film she returned to the cinema.)

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The Game Is Over Review


OK
Decades before "GAME OVER," there was The Game Is Over,

Jane Fonda strikes what often seems to be Barbarella redux, though that film was still two years away for her. This collaboration with then-husband Roger Vadim (in French) is very bad any way you look at it, although it does offer copious shots of Jane in various stages of undress (for about the first hour of the film, that's all there is, really) and a Graduate-esque ending that sort of makes the exercise worthwhile.

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The Electric Horseman Review


Good
Modern viewers will notice that the beginning of The Last Samurai is identical to that of The Electric Horseman. Though Cruise is a war hero stumping for a rifle company, Redford is a rodeo star now reduced to that of pitchman for a cowboy breakfast cereal, not to mention a dysfunctional drunk. Redford's Sonny finally grows a conscience and a soul, though, when he's asked to perform with a retired race horse on a Las Vegas stage. He promptly horse-naps the stallion, and escapes into the Vegas desert, with reporter girl Jane Fonda hot on his tail (though the cops can't find the guy).The middle is heavy on romance between the two stars -- both megawatt powers in 1979 -- but the central plot, about a stolen horse for God's sake! -- doesn't carry the weight director Sydney Pollack might like us to believe.
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Youth Trailer

Youth Trailer

Mick and Fred have been friends lifelong friends, now both reaching their more senior years...

This Is Where I Leave You Movie Review

This Is Where I Leave You Movie Review

A sparky ensemble helps make this film entertaining even if the plot is simplistic and...

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This Is Where I Leave You Trailer

Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment...

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and...

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The Butler Trailer

Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to...

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Cecil Gains is a devoted White House butler who grew up on a simple cotton...

Georgia Rule Movie Review

Georgia Rule Movie Review

We have reached the point where Lindsay Lohan's reputation eclipses her resume. The still-young actress,...

Monster-in-Law Movie Review

Monster-in-Law Movie Review

Somebody help me - I'm turning into Roger Ebert. The household film critic for the...

On Golden Pond Movie Review

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The early 1980s were the best of times and the worst of times for movies....

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