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‘Our Souls At Night’ Trailer: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford Still Have Soulful Movie Chemistry

13 September 2017 8:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford first teamed up on the big screen 50 years ago in in Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” and now Netflix has brought them back together for the tender and soulful drama “Our Souls at Night.” The movie marks their fourth movie together and it recently earned favorable reviews at its world premiere in Venice.

Read More:‘Our Souls at Night’ First Look: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Canoodle in Netflix Romance

Adapted from the novel of same name by Kent Haruf, “Our Souls at Night” begins with Fonda’s Addie Moore knocking on the door of Redford’s Louis Waters. Both of them have lost their significant other and Addie proposes the two begin spending their nights together in bed. Her offer doesn’t involve sex, just the hope for connection late in life. Louis agrees despite some reservations and the two spark a »

- Zack Sharf

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Book Review: "Starring The Plaza" By Patty Farmer; Foreword By Mitzi Gaynor

9 September 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

“Starring the Plaza” by Patty Farmer (Beaufort Books, Hardback, Illustrated, 130 pages Isbn#: 0825308461)

One of New York’s biggest film stars isn’t even a person…it’s The Plaza, the legendary hotel on Central Park where numerous classic movies have been shot. Author Patty Farmer reverently captures the allure of the fabled place in her new book “Starring the Plaza”, which pays tribute to one of Gotham’s truly grand dames (she dates back to 1907). Cinematically, some celluloid gems stand out in our minds: Cary Grant being kidnapped there in North By Northwest, Streisand and Redford as briefly reunited former lovers outside the hotel in The Way We Were and Walter Matthau starring in numerous Neil Simon comedy skits in Plaza Suite. The wonderful anecdotes are accompanied by 180 photos, making this an irresistible addition to any movie lover’s book collection.

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‘Angels in America’ Announces Broadway Transfer + More New York Theater News

7 September 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights!  Angels will fly across the pond.After a highly lauded run in the West End, the recent “Angels in America” revival will play Broadway with much of the original cast intact. The Tony Kushner drama will arrive at the Neil Simon Theater in spring 2018, and will star Nathan Lane, »

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Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane to Bring ‘Angels in America’ Revival to Broadway

7 September 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Those who missed the acclaimed and sold-out revival of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane at the U.K.’s National Theatre will have another shot. Two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott’s new staging will play a limited 18-week run at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre beginning on February 23, 2018, with an official opening on March 21. The two-part play, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” opened earlier this year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization’s history. Also Read: Tony Kushner to Depict 'Borderline Psychotic' Donald Trump in New Play Garfield. »

- Thom Geier

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‘Our Souls At Night’ Review: Robert Redford & Jane Fonda Together Again After 38 Years – It’s Worth The Wait

1 September 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda made a great screen team for about a 12-year period in the 1960s and ’70s, but they haven’t worked together in nearly four decades. Although both were in 1966’s The Chase, it wasn’t until the next year when we saw their chemistry connect in the film version of Neil Simon’s Barefoot In The Park. In the intervening half century since, they worked beautifully together again in Sydney Pollack’s 1979 underrated The Electric Horseman. Finally now… »

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The Greatest Heist Comedies of All-Time

23 August 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There’s nothing revelatory or new about adding a dose of the comedic to a crime picture, but the heist comedy is just a small corner of a vast and beloved cinematic landscape, as of recently, dominated by one filmmaker: Steven Soderbergh.

Responsible for four acclaimed entries in the genre, including Out of Sight and the Ocean’s 11 trilogy, Soderbergh has thankfully ended his so-called retirement and returned to film and the world of heist comedies with his newest, Logan Lucky, now playing in theaters. The film’s plot follows Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) a family man who plans to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, only to find he and his crew (Adam Driver, Daniel Craig and Riley Keough) must do the job while a Nascar race is underway.

To celebrate Soderbergh’s return with Logan Lucky, we’ve decided to look back at the greatest heist comedies of all-time. »

- Tony Hinds

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‘Our Souls At Night’ Tease: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford Have A Sunday Kind Of Love

9 August 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Fifty years since they played newlyweds in the film adaptation of Neil Simon’s Barefoot In The Park, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are reunited in Netflix feature, Our Souls At Night. The duo plays a couple unexpectedly finding love later in life. A bucolic teaser for the film, which will have its world premiere in Venice next month, has just dropped. There’s not much action in the clip, but it’s a sweet first glimpse as Fonda cozies up to Redford, in a pick-up truck, to… »

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‘Our Souls at Night’ Teaser: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Reunite for the First Time in 38 Years

9 August 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s amazing to think it’s been fifty years since these two legends first graced the screen together, in Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” (1967), directed by Gene Saks. Now, they’re revisiting that crackling chemistry for a literary adaptation about finding love in one’s autumnal years.

Read More:‘Our Souls at Night’ First Look: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Canoodle in Netflix Romance

Per the official synopsis: “Based on the best-selling novel written by Kent Haruf and adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Our Souls at Night is set in Colorado and begins when Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters (Robert Redford). Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’d been neighbors for decades, but had little contact. Their children »

- Jude Dry

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Camille Cosby Accompanies Husband Bill to Court in Sex Assault Trial

12 June 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille arrived at court with her husband for his sexual assault trial, People confirms.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt confirmed that the two arrived at the courthouse in Norristown, where Cosby faces charges for allegedly drugging Andrea Constand in his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in 2004.

The appearance is Camille’s first at the highly-publicized trial. Wyatt previously told People that Camille had planned to attend “one day,” and has remained supportive of her husband of more than 50 years before and after he was charged.

The Cosbys smiled as they walked arm-in-arm into the courthouse and appeared to »

- Char Adams and Nicole Weisensee Egan

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‘I’m Coming Out — Wait, No!’: Kevin Spacey Pokes Fun at Those Rumors During Tonys Opening Number

11 June 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

What better way to kick of the Tony Awards than with a song.

Kevin Spacey opened the 71st annual Tony Awards with an original song that playfully pokes fun about the difficult search for this year’s host — and a nod at those rumors about his sexuality.

The song begins with Spacey trapped in a Groundhog Day cycle of waking up over and over again as the quest for a host continues. 

“I know they loved James Corden, but I’ll show I came to play,” he sang, giving a shoutout to last year’s host.

Stephen Colbert and former »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Where’s Camille? Bill Cosby’s Family a No-Show at His Trial So Far

8 June 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Bill Cosby is in the middle of a trial for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He has been surrounded by supporters in court, but he has not been seen publicly with wife Camille since April and she has not been in the courtroom.

Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt has told People she plans to attend the trial, and she has remained supportive of her husband of more than 50 years before and after he was charged with sexual assault in 2014.

“She is going to come one day — I haven’t figured out which day yet,” Wyatt tells People.

“Camille is »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan and KC Baker

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Exclusive: How ‘Taxi’ Informed Danny DeVito’s Tony-Nominated Broadway Debut

31 May 2017 12:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It may seem odd that an actor as firmly associated with New Yawk as Danny DeVito would wait till his early 70s to make his Broadway debut, in this year’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price. Mind you, DeVito -- who’s actually a Jersey boy, born in Neptune Township and raised in Asbury Park -- initially prepared for a stage career, graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and performing at major regionals and off-Broadway before landing the TV role, as dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi, that made him a star.

“I’d come close to doing Broadway a couple of times a while ago, but it didn’t work out,” says DeVito. “As an actor, you go where the work is” -- and DeVito’s had no shortage, between his seemingly endless film credits (as a producer and director as well) and his numerous television projects, among them the »

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'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)': Film Review | Cannes 2017

21 May 2017 5:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Neuroses flow thicker than blood through the veins of the clan under analysis in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Noah Baumbach’s rambling, often stingingly amusing look at messy accounts being settled within a disorderly family. Working firmly within the tradition of New York Jewish humor distinctively mined by the likes of Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Herb Gardner, Elaine May and so many others, Baumbach’s film for Netflix is more conventionally conceived than some of his best work but benefits from sterling turns from a wonderful cast, most notably Dustin Hoffman and, no kidding, Adam Sandler.

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- Todd McCarthy

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The Odd Couple (2015)

15 May 2017 4:53 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS. Episodes: 38 (half-hour). Seasons:Three.TV show dates: February 19, 2015 -- January 20, 2017.  Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown. TV show description:      Based on the Neil Simon stage comedy (which later spawned movie and a couple TV show incarnations), this sitcom revolves around two single friends who are trying to figure out how to live together without killing each other. Endearing slob Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) is a sports-writer and uptight neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) is a photographer. They're two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. Felix has been kicked out by his wife Ashley while Oscar's ex Gaby (Lauren Graham) divorced him because of he's such a »


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‘The Odd Couple’ Canceled by CBS After 3 Seasons

15 May 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has canceled “The Odd Couple.”

Starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, the multi-camera comedy appeared ripe for cancellation in November, when CBS decided not to extend its 13-episode order. In its third season, the series averaged a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day data. Those numbers would be considered solid but unspectacular by the standards of some networks, but were low for CBS, whose comedies tend to rate higher than those of several competitors.

The latest adaptation of the 1965 play by Neil Simon, “The Odd Couple” starred Perry and Lennon as Oscar Madison and Felix Unger — the mismatched bachelor roommates portrayed by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the 1968 film and by Jack Klugman and Tony Randall in the series that aired from 1970 to 1975 on ABC.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, “The Odd Couple” was executive produced by Perry, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum »

- Daniel Holloway

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The Odd Couple Officially Cancelled After 3 Seasons at CBS

15 May 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Oscar and Felix, consider this your official eviction notice.

CBS has formally cancelled The Odd Couple after three seasons, TVLine has learned.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The writing had been on the wall for the Matthew Perry/Thomas Lennon-led sitcom for months. Back in November, the network opted not to order an additional back-nine episodes for the series’ third season, capping it at just 13. What’s more, co-star Yvette Nicole Brown has already moved on; the Community vet is a series regular on ABC’s new comedy The Mayor. »

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7 Industry Stories You May Have Missed This Week

21 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

The Tony’s have a host!Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has been announced as the host of the 71st annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11 on CBS. Spacey was last seen on the Tonys stage as a winner in 1991 for best supporting actor in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” (Backstage) Beyoncé is now a Peabody Award winner.Her visual album, “Lemonade,” is the recipient of one of seven Peabody Entertainment Awards this year, along with "Atlanta" (FX), "Better Things" (FX), "Happy Valley" (BBC), "Horace and Pete" (Hulu), "National Treasure" (Hulu), and "Veep" (HBO). (The Peabody Awards) An Anna and Elsa have been found.Broadway vets Caissie Levy (“Les Miserables”) and Patti Murin (“Lysistrata Jones”) have just been cast as the leads in Broadway’s “Frozen.” But you’ll have to wait until spring »

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Kevin Spacey to Host 2017 Tony Awards

18 April 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

And the 2017 Tonys host is … Kevin Spacey!

The House of Cards star has been tapped to emcee the 71st annual Broadway awards ceremony.

“I was their 2nd choice for Usual Suspects, 4th choice for America Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction,” joked Spacey in a statement. “Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”

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Along with his award-winning work in film and television, Spacey also has a strong theater background: »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Kevin Spacey Is Set To Host The Tony Awards

18 April 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kevin Spacey will host the 71st annual Tony Awards, to be telecast live by CBS on June 11 from Radio City Music Hall. This will be the first time hosting for Spacey, who won a Tony in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers (along with two Oscars, in 1996 for The Usual Suspects and 2000 for American Beauty). "I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this… »

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Kevin Spacey Named Host of 71st Annual Tony Awards

18 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has been announced as the host of the 71st annual Tony Awards. The ceremony, which will be broadcast from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11 on CBS, will benefit from the leading man’s talent on both stage and screen. Spacey was last seen on the Tonys stage as a winner in 1991 for best supporting actor in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” “I was their [second] choice for ‘Usual Suspects,’ [fourth] choice for ‘American Beauty’ and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards,” said Spacey in a statement, referring to his two Oscar-winning roles. “I think my career is definitely going in the right direction.” “We are thrilled to have Kevin, who has mastered the Broadway stage, the big and small screens, and the West End, host this year’s Tony Awards!” said Charlotte St. Martin and Heather Hitchens, »

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