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Melvin And Howard June 16th at Webster University ‘A Tribute to Jonathan Demme’

12 June 2017 2:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“No one seems to love or understand me. Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me”

Melvin And Howard screens Friday, June 16th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). This is the third film in their ‘Tribute to Jonathan Demme’ The movie starts at 8:00pm.

Paul Le Mat is an average Joe named Melvin E. Dummar in Melvin And Howard (1980) an effective combination of drama and comedy from director Jonathan Demme. Melvin often finds it difficult to make ends meet, no matter what line of work he’s in. Then, one day, it seems as if his luck might change. A stranger leaves on his desk a will proclaiming Melvin to be one of 16 heirs to the fortune of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. Once upon a time, Melvin had given a lift to an aged, decrepit looking individual (Jason Robards) who claimed to be Hughes. The »

- Tom Stockman

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Matthew McConaughey, Chris Pine, Michael Shannon Audition For Dolly Parton’s ‘9 To 5’ Role

21 January 2017 8:55 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

One of the most famous scenes in iconic 1980 comedy “9 to 5” involves Dolly Parton’s character, secretary Doralee Rhodes, discovering her sleazy boss (Dabney Coleman) has been bragging to other men in the office that he’s been sleeping with her — a lie — and angrily confronting him. “Look, I got a gun out there […] »

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Newswire: Lily Tomlin’s lifetime achievement award celebration will be a 9 To 5 reunion

17 January 2017 10:40 AM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

It makes sense that Jane Fonda would be on hand for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Lily Tomlin is set to receive a lifetime achievement award. After all, both are nominated for their work in Grace And Frankie. But the SAGs aren’t going to pass up on the potential for a full-scale 9 To 5 reunion. The show’s executive producer announced today that Fonda will present Tomlin with her big honor alongside Dolly Parton, who hopefully will just do her tribute as a musical number. Even if we don’t get a performance of the theme song from the 1980 film, Violet, Judy, and Doralee will be together once again right when we could use some badass ladies taking on sexist jerks.

The SAG Awards are set to take place January 29. No word on whether Dabney Coleman is also expected to attend, but if ...


- Esther Zuckerman

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