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Jane Fonda: From 'Vietnam Traitor' to AFI Award and Best Actress Oscars

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Jane Fonda: From 'Vietnam Traitor' to AFI Award and Screen Legend status (image: Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda in 'This Is Where I Leave You') (See previous post: "Jane Fonda Movies: Anti-Establishment Heroine.") Turner Classic Movies will also be showing the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Jane Fonda, the former "Vietnam Traitor" and Barbarella-style sex kitten who has become a living American screen legend (and healthy-living guru). Believe it or not, Fonda, who still looks disarmingly great, will be turning 77 years old next December 21; she's actually older than her father Henry Fonda was while playing Katharine Hepburn's ailing husband in Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond. (Henry Fonda died at age 77 in August 1982.) Jane Fonda movies in 2014 and 2015 Following a 15-year absence (mostly during the time she was married to media mogul Ted Turner), Jane Fonda resumed her film acting career in 2005, […]


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Jane Fonda: From 'Vietnam Traitor' to AFI Award and Best Actress Oscars







Melissa McCarthy IDENTITY THIEF Box Office: Best Opening Weekend in 2013?

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Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief overperforms; Steven Soderbergh Side Effects disappoints: Box office Starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, the Seth Gordon-directed comedy Identity Thief grossed an estimated $11.2 million at 3,141 theaters on Friday, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. That's considerably above expectations. As a result, instead of earning around $25 million over the weekend as some pundits had predicted, Identity Thief is on its way to something closer to $33m-$35 million, depending on the after-effects of winter storm Nemo, which just hit the U.S. northeast. (Image: Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief.) For comparison's sake: Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses, featuring an ensemble cast that included Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell, opened with $9.9 million on its first day out in July 2011. Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, another ensemble comedy featuring eventual Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph, debuted with $7.8 […]


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Melissa McCarthy IDENTITY THIEF Box Office: Best Opening Weekend in 2013?







NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS, VAMPIRES SUCK, PIRANHA 3D Down, LOTTERY TICKET Plummets: Box Office

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Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, The Switch Wednesday, Aug. 25, wasn't a great day at the North American box office. Attendance was down 21.5 percent in relation to Tuesday and a huge 45.3 percent in relation to the previous Wednesday, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Additionally, three movies fell below the $1m-per-day mark for the first time: Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee Returns on Day 6, the Twilight Saga spoof Vampires Suck on Day 8, and Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D on Day 6. Leading the pack of box office wimps was Sylvester Stallone's increasingly tired The Expendables with $1.64 million – down 21 percent from Tuesday and a whopping 54.1 percent from the week before. The Expendables will in all probability fall below the $1m-per-day mark next week after one last weekend surge. At no. 2, the Julia Roberts-Javier Bardem-James Franco vehicle Eat Pray Love, which crossed the $50m […]


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NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS, VAMPIRES SUCK, PIRANHA 3D Down, LOTTERY TICKET Plummets: Box Office










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