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'Valley Girl' Remake On The Way From The Guy Who Directed 'Fred: The Movie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 7:29 PM
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Was there something in the air? Maybe. While the 1983 flick "Valley Girl" was (until now) a relic -- a particular kind of movie, from a particular era -- the film is not without its legion of fans, and is known for its breakout performance by a young Nicolas Cage. Last summer, Kevin Smith hit the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York to screen the film and host a talk afterward with the film's director Martha Coolidge. It was a surprisingly fascinating talk, full of many revelations (read our recap here) and so it seems that in the power corridors of Hollywood there are some fans as well, as the movie is headed for a remake.

Jonathan Demme's 'Honeymoon For Harry' Falls Apart After Robert De Niro Gets Cold Feet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2011 1:02 AM
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The lament of the last fifteen years or so of Robert De Niro's career is a common one; the actor for the most part having traded in the challenging performances he made his name on in the 1970s and 1980s for a series of lukewarm comedies and pot-boiler thrillers. His last truly great performance was in "Jackie Brown" in 1997 and, while he does occasionally do good work -- last year's "Stone" was his best for ages -- audiences don't seem to care when he does. But the actor doesn't exactly help his own cause.

Jenny Lumet Rewriting Jonathan Demme's 'Honeymoon With Harry'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 2, 2011 4:15 AM
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After the critical darling that was "Rachel Getting Married," Jenny Lumet and Jonathan Demme are set to reunite on "Honeymoon With Harry," a project that first came to light last fall.

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