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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': Best Opening Weekend of the Year?

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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': Best Opening Weekend of the Year?







'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2' to Pass $350M

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Emma Stone, The Help Rise of the Planet of the Apes may top the North American box office for the second weekend in a row, though newcomer The Help could turn out to be the upset winner. Directed by Tate Taylor (who also adapted Kathryn Stockett's novel), and featuring an extensive female cast that includes Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, and veterans Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, and Mary Steenburgen, The Help – with the help of excellent reviews and lots of Oscar buzz – topped the U.S. and Canada box office on Wednesday, August 10, grossing $5.51 million at 2,511 locations according to Box Office Mojo. At no. 2, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, and John Lithgow, brought in $4.91m. Since its current total (up to Wed.) is $73.04 million, it's pretty certain […]


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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2' to Pass $350M










FILM ARCHIVES

BANGKOK DANGEROUS at the Top of Dismal Box Office
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS Tops Box Office
Jackie Chan 'The Karate Kid,' 'Toy Story 3' Pass $100M Box Office Milestone
'The Last Airbender' Immune to Bashing
Box Office Milestone: 'Eclipse' $250M, 'Toy Story 3' $350M Today
Julia Roberts 'Eat Pray Love' Trails Sylvester Stallone 'The Expendables': Hits or Flops?
'Piranha 3D,' Jennifer Aniston 'The Switch': Weak Box Office
Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler Comedy JUST GO WITH IT: Last Day on Top?
GNOMEO & JULIET, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER - Monday's Box-Office Success Stories
Alex Pettyfer-Vanessa Hudgens 'Beastly' Better Than Expected
THE HELP Tops Box Office; CONAN THE BARBARIAN, FRIGHT NIGHT, ONE DAY Plummet
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart/Taylor Lautner Combo More Alluring than Kermit the Frog?: Box O...
'Breaking Dawn' Unlikely to Reach $300M Domestic
THE HUNGER GAMES Passes $300m?
JOHN CARTER Box Office: $263m Worldwide
THE AVENGERS Box Office: Ninth Biggest International Opening Weekend
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2012 Box Office Weekend
Henry Cavill / Bradley Cooper Box Office Weekend: One of Worst in Two Decades
THE INTOUCHABLES: Biggest French-Language Blockbuster International
'Star Trek Into Darkness' Box Office: Highly Disappointing Debut?