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15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?
  • By TOH!
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  • August 29, 2014 5:17 PM
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Casting Watch: Netflix Nabs Waterston for 'Grace and Frankie' Comedy

Sam Waterston is joining "Grace and Frankie," the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as nemeses whose husbands, in turns out, are in love with each other.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 10:46 AM
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A New Documentary on 'The Hal Ashby Story' Is in the Works (VIDEO)

Director Amy E. Scott is turning her longtime love of director Hal Ashby, who brought us "Harold and Maude" and "Coming Home" and a dozen other films between the 70s and 80s, into a feature-length documentary tribute.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 9, 2014 5:25 PM
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Things I Learned at the Dazzling AFI Tribute to Jane Fonda: "stay curious"

Jane Fonda drew a wide and starry crowd to the Dolby Theater Thursday night, where the American Film Institute honored her with the 42nd Life Achievement Award, in an evening that appropriately feted the visionary actress' myriad accomplishments from the past, present, and yet-to-come.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 6, 2014 1:06 PM
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WATCH: Siblings Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Jason Bateman in Trailer for 'This is Where I Leave You'

The trailer has landed for the latest literary adaptation, the Shawn Levy dramedy "This is Where I Leave You" (September 12), adapted by Jonathan Tropper from his own 2009 novel. A funeral brings together a raucous dysfunctional family to repair lost relationships and their surrounding lives.
  • By Katelyn Trott
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  • May 30, 2014 2:15 PM
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Outfest Toasts Lee Daniels with Legacy Award While Fab Jane Fonda Channels Barbarella (CLIPS)

In Downtown LA's Orpheum Theater November 21, Outfest honored "Precious" and "The Butler" director Lee Daniels with the Legacy Award, the LGBT film nonprofit's equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. And Jane Fonda showed up in a bedazzled jumpsuit.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 22, 2013 2:25 PM
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Jane Fonda to Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (CLIPS)

The American Film Institute's 42nd Lifetime Achievement will be given to two-time Oscar-winner Jane Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014. While Fonda needs no introduction, check out clips from her legendary and illustrious career, from "Klute" and "Coming Home" to her recent stint on HBO's "The Newsroom."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 3, 2013 11:59 PM
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WATCH: Jane Fonda Portrays Nancy Reagan in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' (TRAILER)

A new clip from "Lee Daniels' The Butler," as it is now known, shows Jane Fonda stealing a scene as Nancy Reagan alongside Forest Whitaker, who plays a White House butler.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 28, 2013 4:09 PM
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Casting Watch: Connie Britton Is Adam Driver's Older Girlfriend in 'This Is Where I Leave You,' Also Starring Fey and Fonda

Connie Britton of hit ABC series "Nashville" has been added to the sprawling cast of Shawn Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You," a dark family comedy starring Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant ("Justified"), Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation") and Adam Driver ("Girls"). Britton will play a therapist and the much older girlfriend of Driver's troubled character.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 2:17 PM
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'The Newsroom' Episode 3 Review and Recap: The Morning After 'The 112th Congress,' a Silent Waiting Game Erupts

In a canny bit of Sorkin script engineering, the "News Night" team tackles Tea Party politics for six straight months with nary a peep from the 44th floor. But as with Jane Fonda's silent lioness Leona Lansing, a period of quiet comes before the roar.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 8, 2012 8:00 PM
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