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Review: 'Last Vegas' Is Hellish Vision

Jon Turteltaub’s “Last Vegas,” which won’t be the last of anything, is a visionary movie -- the vision being hellish. We’ve already been seeing the likes of it -- aging stars, packaged together for amalgamated throw-weight. And we’re going to see more of its comedic ilk as the Boomers slouch toward the box office/grave, with humor that rests -- as if against an aluminum walker -- on cheap geriatric sex gags, prostate jokes, bad eyesight.
  • By John Anderson
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  • October 31, 2013 2:16 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for Old Men's Hangover 'Last Vegas,' Starring Douglas, De Niro, Freeman and Kline

A new trailer for "Last Vegas," starring Morgan Freeman, recent Emmy winner Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline, has landed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 2, 2013 1:18 PM
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Casting Watch: Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline Head to Paris for 'My Old Lady'

Protagonist Pictures announced today that Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith will star in the Paris-set dramedy "My Old Lady," the feature directorial debut of Israel Horovitz, who adapted the film from his play. Protagonist will take the film to international buyers at Cannes next week.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 12:30 PM
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Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan Talk Old-Fashioned 'Darling Companion' (Video)

It is no surprise that Lawrence Kasdan's return to movie directing after years of studio purgatory is not faring well with critics. Given the chance to make the kind of literate, charming relationship comedy Kasdan loves to make ("The Big Chill," "Grand Canyon"), he went ahead and did it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2012 4:27 PM
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In the Works: Charlie Kaufman adds Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener to Impressive Cast of 'Frank or Francis'

Charlie Kaufman's latest mind-bender, the meta-musical Hollywood comedy "Frank or Francis," has already attracted a bevy of comedic pros: Steve Carell, Jack Black, Nicolas Cage, and Kevin Kline.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 27, 2012 2:44 PM
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