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7 Female-Centric Coming-of-Age Movies to Watch If You Loved ‘Lady Bird’

7 Female-Centric Coming-of-Age Movies to Watch If You Loved ‘Lady Bird’
It’s the honesty of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” that really makes the Saoirse Ronan-starring coming-of-age movie sing. Yes, it’s very funny and filled with enough genuinely great performances that it’s actually debatable which supporting star turns in the best work (it’s Laurie Metcalf, or maybe Beanie Feldstein, or possibly Tracy Letts), but what makes Gerwig’s movie such a gem is the honesty that infuses every part and every scene. Ronan’s ChristineLady Bird” McPherson is a work-in-progress, but she’s also kind of a jerk, and Gerwig never shies away from showing the angstier, angrier side of growing up.

So often, high school-set features tend to lean into the more fun side of those four years, building up to the big dance or the big test or the big graduation, and while Lady Bird is consumed with getting to the next step,
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Greta Gerwig Reveals Inspirations for ‘Lady Bird,’ From ‘American Graffiti’ to ‘Carrie’ and More

Greta Gerwig Reveals Inspirations for ‘Lady Bird,’ From ‘American Graffiti’ to ‘Carrie’ and More
Later this week, fans of Greta Gerwig’s wholly charming brand of cinema are in for a very big treat when her solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” arrives in limited release. Already lauded on the festival circuit and considered something of an Oscar contender in a slew of categories, the film draws much of its inspiration from Gerwig’s own coming-of-age in suburban Sacramento. Featuring Saoirse Ronan as the eponymous Lady Bird (sure, her birth certificate says “Christine,” but the whipsmart high school senior doesn’t have much time for such restrictions), the film follows the restless teen as she comes to grips with the push-pull of home, family, friends, and boys, all as she’s about to go enter full-scale adulthood.

While Gerwig has been a bit cagey on the exact parallels between Lady Bird and herself (at a recent New York Film Festival press conference, the filmmaker said,
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Quad Cinema to screen Harry Dean Stanton retrospective by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-09-17 18:35:34

Wim Wenders with his Paris, Texas stars Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski Photo: Wim Wenders Foundation

The Quad Cinema in New York this Friday will kick off their retrospective, Also Starring Harry Dean Stanton, which has an impressive list of 21 films. Some of the highlights include Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch; John Huston's Wise Blood; Ridley Scott's Alien; John Carpenter's Escape From New York and Christine; Alex Cox's Repo Man; Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas; Robert Altman's adaptation of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love; Howard Deutch's Pretty In Pink; Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ; David Lynch's The Straight Story, and Twister, directed by Michael Almereyda.

Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch stars Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Max von Sydow, and Harry Dean Stanton Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bill Norton's Cisco Pike, starring Kris Kristofferson in the title role with Gene Hackman,
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Harry Dean Stanton: An Enigmatic Icon Whose Final Starring Role Might Be His Best

Harry Dean Stanton: An Enigmatic Icon Whose Final Starring Role Might Be His Best
As Ry Cooder’s slide guitar sounds melancholy echoes, the man suddenly appears in the desert, walking purposely toward some vague destination off in the distance. His sunbaked face covered with several days of beard, his pinstripe suit dusty and ill-matched with a red baseball cap, he is plainly driven by some inner demons. Just as plainly, he isn’t going to last much longer.

That’s how Harry Dean Stanton first appears in “Paris, Texas,” the classic 1984 drama directed by Wim Wenders from a screenplay credited to Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. And while taking stock of the much-respected actor on the occasion of his passing — Stanton died Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 91 — I cannot help viewing that unforgettable image as metaphoric: After a long trudge through a wilderness of secondary roles, he finally broke through in this film to get the attention he so richly deserved.

Of course,
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Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More
Harry Dean Stanton stole more scenes than most other actors even appeared in. Over his six-decade career, the late, great actor managed the improbable feat of being as recognizable from his highbrow fare (like “Paris, Texas”) as he was from his high-school movie (“Pretty in Pink”) — and that was just in the mid-‘80s.

Stanton also worked with David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, and Monte Hellman, among many others; he left his indelible mark on all their movies, as he did on those who watched them. Here are some of our favorites.

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“Right.” Harry Dean Stanton doesn’t say much else in “Alien,” but he doesn’t need to. Along with Yaphet Kotto’s Parker, his Brett provides some much-needed levity aboard the Uscss Nostromo — it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream,
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Exclusive: Carrie Preston Previews 'Ballsy' 'Claws' Finale and 'Big Cliffhanger' -- Watch a Sneak Peek!

Exclusive: Carrie Preston Previews 'Ballsy' 'Claws' Finale and 'Big Cliffhanger' -- Watch a Sneak Peek!
Claws is ending its first season with a bang.

On Sunday's finale of the addictive TNT drama, nail salon owner Desna (Niecy Nash) is on the run from Roller (Jack Kesy), the once-presumed dead drug dealer, and her Nail Artisans gang is fearing for the worst. In Et's exclusive sneak peek of the action-packed finale, Desna's motley crew -- Polly (Carrie Preston), Virginia (Karrueche Tran), Ann (Judy Reyes) and Dean (Harold Perrineau) -- race around town to find and rescue Desna.

"There's such a fierce loyalty between all of Desna's divas and the crew will go to the mat for her and for each other, and the thought that she's in peril kicks them all into high gear. Each of them drops everything they're doing and throws all their muscle behind trying to find her and rescue her," Preston tells Et of the finale sneak peek.

With 10 episodes under her belt as everyone's favorite con artist, Preston
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Exclusive: A Convo About Pickles and Sex With Lea Thompson and Madelyn Deutch

Exclusive: A Convo About Pickles and Sex With Lea Thompson and Madelyn Deutch
It’s a cliché to start an interview by describing what the subject is eating, but for this story, it feels necessary.

Writer-actor Madelyn Deutch has been coming to Art’s Delicatessen in Studio City for all 26 years of her life. She ate her first pickle here and made a face that her mother, actor Lea Thompson, who’s been in Hollywood classics like Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful and All the Right Moves, describes by squishing her whole face inward. Thompson started frequenting Art’s 35 years ago, when she first arrived in Los Angeles from suburban Minnesota.

“Can I have some old pickles?” Deutch asks a server she seems to know from her many visits to the restaurant. “They’re saltier,” she says to explain the request. “I'm a real weirdo because I come here to get the old pickles and a chocolate egg cream, which is chocolate milk and seltzer mixed together
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Lea Thompson Talks Directing Her Daughters in 'Year of Spectacular Men' (Exclusive Video)

Lea Thompson Talks Directing Her Daughters in 'Year of Spectacular Men' (Exclusive Video)
The Year of Spectacular Men is quite the family affair. Lea Thompson makes her feature directorial debut with the romantic comedy, produced by husband Howard Deutch. Their daughter Madelyn Deutch wrote, scored and stars in the film as Izzy, a recent college grad who attempts to find her way through her quarter-life crisis by dating five complicated men. She does so with practical guidance from her movie star sibling Sabrina (real-life sister Zoey Deutch, who also produced), as seen in The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive clip.

“I am so ecstatic that The Year of Spectacular Men is finally going to be...
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Crystal + Lucy Diversifies to Add Men

Crystal + Lucy Diversifies to Add Men
A trio of men are among Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards honorees this year. Sony Classics toppers Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive the inaugural Beacon Award, while Dan Rather is to receive the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.

“I am reminded about empowered women the whole day, everyday,” Barker says, pointing to his two adult daughters, one of whom is a director.

“We were thrilled,” to hear about the award, Bernard says. “We are big proponents of equal rights, using that gender button. We want to further the cause, it was something that is important to us.”

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Barker and Bernard have worked with a bevy of women directors from Susanne Bier to Meera Menon and Agnes Varda.

“We were not aware that we had that many women’s films until someone brought it up to us,” Bernard says.
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Claws Star Dean Norris on Playing a Bisexual Crime Boss, Wild Funerals — and a Better Call Saul Cameo?

Claws Star Dean Norris on Playing a Bisexual Crime Boss, Wild Funerals — and a Better Call Saul Cameo?
There are all kinds of TV shows out there these days… but there’s nothing quite like Dean Norris’ new TNT series Claws.

“It’s odd that, in a world of 450 shows, you can find something that actually kind of feels different,” the actor tells TVLine — and “different” is the right word for it. A colorful blend of drug-trade drama and girl-power comedy set in the swampy Florida suburbs, Claws (premiering this Sunday at 9/8c) stars Niecy Nash as an ambitious nail-salon owner who stumbles into a side job laundering money for the Dixie Mafia, thanks to her gangster boyfriend.
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Kevin Hart signs up for the remake of John Hughes’ The Great Outdoors

Author: Zehra Phelan

John Hughes is pretty much a legend to those who grew up through the 80s. He was the man responsible for coming-of-age classics such as Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day off and many more including one of which is getting a remake, The Great Outdoors which originally starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.

Almost twenty years after the Howard Deutch directed original was released, it has now been confirmed that a remake is in the works with the pint-sized force of silly comedy nature, Kevin Hart well and truly attached to star. In what capacity of character, we don’t know as yet, but we dread to think which character he could possible ruin.

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Hughes penned the original but Randall Green has been brought on board to give the script a 21st century make-over, the synopsis for
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Kevin Hart to headline The Great Outdoors remake

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has tapped Kevin Hart to lead the cast of a reboot of the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors, which has been scripted by Randall Green (Billions).

The original film was directed by Howie Deutch from a script by John Hughes, and starred John Candy as a Chicago family man whose hope for a peaceful lakeside vacation is imperiled when his annoying in-laws, led by Dan Aykroyd, decide to crash the holiday.

In addition to starring, Hart will also serve as a producer alongside Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey).
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Universal Pictures to remake The Great Outdoors with Kevin Hart

Universal Pictures are reportedly looking to remake the Dan Ackroyd and John Candy film The Great Outdoors with Kevin Hart in the lead role. The original 1998 comedy was written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch. If you’re unfamiliar with the plot, here’s a recap.

It’s vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley (John Candy), along with his wife, Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two kids, Buck (Chris Young) and Ben (Ian Giatti). But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie’s obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd), his wife, Kate (Annette Bening), and the couple’s two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

Randall Green, the man responsible for the Scooby Doo live-action reboot is writing the new feature for the studio, while Hart will produce alongside Michael De Luca.
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The Great Outdoors Is Getting a Remake with Kevin Hart

The Great Outdoors Is Getting a Remake with Kevin Hart
Universal has brought on superstar Kevin Hart to star in their comedy reboot of the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors, which starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. This comes just days after news broke that Disney had actually approached Kevin Hart to play the genie in their Aladdin reboot before Will Smith. Kevin Hart will also produce through his Hartbeat Productions alongside Michael De Luca and his production company.

Deadline reports that Randall Green (Billions) has come aboard to write the script, although no details were given about this new version of the story. The original comedy centered on a Chicago family man (John Candy) who takes his wife (Stephanie Faracy) and sons (Chris Young, Ian Giatti) on a lakeshore vacation. Their trip is upended with the surprise arrival of their snobby in-laws (Dan Aykryod and Annette Benning) and their kids (Hilary Gordon and Rebecca Gordon).

The original movie was directed
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The Great Outdoors is getting a remake next

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

The 1988 John Candy and Dan Aykroyd comedy The Great Outdoors is getting a remake, starring Kevin Hart.

We’ve not had news of a newly-announced remake for a little while, and we’d assumed that the contents of the 1980s and 1990s had been thoroughly mined. That’s not the case, however, as Universal has settled on a new version of the 1988 comedy, The Great Outdoors.

The original film starred the late John Candy alongside Dan Aykroyd, and was directed by Howard Deutch. In terms of personnel on the new version, Kevin Hart has already been lined up to star, although it’s not yet clear who’ll be appearing alongside him.

Randall Green, who’s been working on a script for a Scooby Doo reboot, has been tasked with penning the screenplay for the new The Great Outdoors. No news of a director yet. We’ll keep you posted…
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Kevin Hart Joins Universal’s ‘Great Outdoors’ Remake

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Kevin Hart Joins Universal’s ‘Great Outdoors’ Remake
Universal has brought on Kevin Hart to star in the upcoming remake of John Hughes’ 1988 comedy, “The Great Outdoors,” TheWrap has learned. Hart will also co-produce the film via Hartbeat Productions with Michael De Luca, who is producing via Michael De Luca Productions. Randall Green is attached to write the script. The original film, which was written by Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch, starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy as the patriarchs of two families who engage in a feud while on vacation in Wisconsin. Also Read: Kevin Hart to Star, Produce, Co-Write Universal Comedy 'Night School' Green’s other work.
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Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Great Outdoors’ Reboot for Universal

Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Great Outdoors’ Reboot for Universal
Kevin Hart will star in a reboot of the 1988 John Candy comedy “The Great Outdoors” for Universal.

Michael De Luca will produce through his Michael De Luca Productions with Hart through his Hartbeat Productions banner. Randall Green is penning the script.

The original film, which was written by John Hughes and directed by Howie Deutch, starred Candy and Dan Aykroyd. It revolved around Candy and his family, whose relaxing camping trip in Wisconsin is ruined by his annoying brother-in-law, played by Akroyd, and his family.

The studio is now looking for a director and a co-star for Hart.

Hart was most recently seen opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line’s “Central Intelligence” and also voiced Snowball the rabbit in Illumination’s animated hit “The Secret Life of Pets.” He can next be seen as the title character in DreamWorks Animation
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Kevin Hart In Reboot Of ‘The Great Outdoors’ For Universal, De Luca Productions

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has attached Kevin Hart to star in The Great Outdoors, a reboot the studio is developing based on the 1988 John Hughes-scripted comedy. Randall Green is writing the new version. Michael De Luca is producing for Michael De Luca Productions with Hart through his Hartbeat Productions banner. The original Howie Deutch-directed film starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and focused on a Chicago man whose plans for a relaxing outdoor camping trip is…
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Zoey Deutch’s Childhood Holidays Included Spitting Llamas and Vintage Wrapping Paper

Zoey Deutch’s Childhood Holidays Included Spitting Llamas and Vintage Wrapping Paper
No “glamorous Hollywood” holidays for Zoey Deutch – she’s busy embracing her wild(life) side.

The Why Him? actress, whose parents are Back to the Future star Lea Thompson and Pretty in Pink director Howard Deutch, tells People Now that she spent her childhood holidays in Montana – with farm animals.

“We had a lot of really cool llamas ,” she says. “They spit on you, it’s a really great experience … I know you were expecting like a Hollywood answer but llamas on Montana is my answer to that.”

The family’s love of livestock hasn’t subsided as Deutch, 22, got older,
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Photos & Preview Videos from Outcast Episode 109, Directed by Howard Deutch

For Kyle, Allison, Megan, and Rev. Anderson, things are starting to hit “Close to Home.” Check out the photos and preview videos for the latest episode of Outcast before it airs tonight on Cinemax.

Episode 109 – Close to Home: “Kyle (Patrick Fugit) searches for Allison (Kate Lyn Sheil). Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) is rocked by surprising news. Anderson (Philip Glenister) makes a bad situation worse.”

“Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and has sequestered himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Now, with the help of Reverand Anderson (Philip Glenister), a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth, the young man embarks on a journey to find answers and
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