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Hal Review

During her research Scott rightly guessed that directors such as Alexander Payne, David O. Russell and Judd Apatow took inspiration from Ashby's ...
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Need Some Election Day Inspiration? Remember Tracy Flick

If you haven't revisited Alexander Payne's madcap 1999 dramedy ELECTION in a while, now's as good a time as any. By Amanda Bell Sep. 19, 2018 ...
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Hal: A documentary about American filmmaker Hal Ashby (The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home

... Bridges, along with contemporary directors, who were influenced by Ashby, such as Alexander Payne and David O. Russell) and clips from his films.
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Is Sandra Oh Dating Anyone? The Emmys Favorite Keeps Her Personal Life Ultra Private

In 2007, People magazine reported that Oh had officially divorced filmmaker Alexander Payne, with whom she worked on the movie Sideways.
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12th Annual “Evening Before” Benefitting MPTF

... Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Alyson Hannigan, David Harbour, Marcia Gay Harden, Justin Hartley, Charlie Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, ...
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Review: Book tackles giant online scam

Like the irascible and bewildered senior played by Bruce Dern in Alexander Payne's acclaimed 2013 film, “Nebraska,” Madame Duval's victims were ...
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Go Big Pred!: Why the new ‘Predator’ movie screams ‘Nebraska!’ a record number of times

“The Predator” is undeniably some real hot trash — as proudly and outrageously stupid as any blockbuster in recent memory. It looks and feels and ...
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Review: ’70s director Hal Ashby and his wonderful films are captured in the fascinating …

As filmmaker Alexander Payne points out in the simply named "Hal," the lively and evocative documentary on the man, Ashby "directed seven great ...
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Bruce Dern on ‘White Boy Rick,’ the Secret of Acting and Trying Always to Be Fair

What's the secret of acting? Acting is having the ability to be publicly private. On the first day of shooting “Nebraska,” Alexander Payne stood next to DP ...
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Week 3 best bets: Troy can give Nebraska a scare

Troy gets the benefit of watching Colorado-Nebraska film to determine how the Cornhuskers will look under Frost and the new coaching staff.
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