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Pamela Anderson Swims in Glittering Gown During Spain Visit

7 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Pamela Anderson is on a roll!

Fresh off of her showstopping Cannes Film Festival appearance (and an equally dazzling trip to Monaco), the Baywatch beauty took her headline-making style to Marbella, Spain, where she had some beach fun on Saturday as she attended the opening of the new exclusive club Playa Padre.

The 49-year-old wasn’t afraid to let her hair down at the event, and frolicked in the sea while wearing a glittering gown. The floor-length dress boasted deep, sheer cutouts at the sides, back and shoulders.

Anderson appeared to be having the time of her life as she »

- Char Adams

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Baywatch Review

8 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

21 Jump Street has a lot to answer for. Now, I know big screen remakes of old t.v. shows are nothing new, but the success of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s R-Rated, meta comedy, has given rise to a number of imitators who have grabbed the wrong end of the stick, thinking incredibly blue language and gross out humour is the way to go. The latest movie up to bat is Baywatch, a show that people only remember because of David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and that one joke from Friends. While you never call it a t.v. classic, the original show was cheesy, fun camp about lifeguards whose main skill was slow motion running, but director Seth Gordon (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses) forgoes all that, upping the raunch and saddling it with generic R-Rated humour that never manages to hit the mark. Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron share the spotlight as Mitch Buchannon, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘Pirates’ Disappoints and ‘Baywatch’ Sank: Why This Is the Wrong Kind of Record-Setting Memorial Day Weekend

28 May 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (Disney) was an easy #1 for the holiday weekend. And considering domestic franchise fatigue, and much stronger foreign results, it’s hardly a failure. (The same can’t be said for the stumbling Paramount and “Baywatch.”)

However, both fell short of even managed expectations. And with some really ugly drops among holdovers, one of the weakest holiday weekends in decades — and easily, the worst in adjusted grosses for the century.

One reason is Memorial Day is no longer the must-have date for theaters, but that’s been the case for years. So it’s no excuse for the overall weakness, which suggests some deep-rooted issues that continue to plague the industry.

The Top 10

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Disney) New – Cinemascore: A-; Metacritic: 39; Est. budget: $230 million

$62,179,000 in 4,276 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $14,451,000; Cumulative: $62,179,000

2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 »

- Tom Brueggemann

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‘Baywatch’ Origin Story: How One Lifeguard Turned His Dream Into A Hassle That Paid Hoff

28 May 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Gregory Bonann was a lifeguard at Will Rogers State Beach in 1977 when he helped two children who were caught in a riptide. That rescue would ultimately change his life – and the face of television, setting the stage for the eventual “Baywatch” juggernaut.

Now, with the new feature adaptation of “Baywatch” in theaters this weekend, it’s time to revisit the unusual story of how the lifeguard show made it on the air – ultimately producing 242 episodes before ending its run in 2001.

It all started because it turns out Bonnan had saved the children of Stu Erwin, an executive at Mtm – the independent production company behind series like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” and run by legendary exec Grant Tinker.

While visiting Mtm’s offices in Studio City, Bonann pitched Erwin on a drama about lifeguards. The company passed, but Bonann took the opportunity to learn all about the TV biz. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Baywatch’ Origin Story: How One Lifeguard Turned His Dream Into A Hassle That Paid Hoff

28 May 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gregory Bonann was a lifeguard at Will Rogers State Beach in 1977 when he helped two children who were caught in a riptide. That rescue would ultimately change his life – and the face of television, setting the stage for the eventual “Baywatch” juggernaut.

Now, with the new feature adaptation of “Baywatch” in theaters this weekend, it’s time to revisit the unusual story of how the lifeguard show made it on the air – ultimately producing 242 episodes before ending its run in 2001.

It all started because it turns out Bonnan had saved the children of Stu Erwin, an executive at Mtm – the independent production company behind series like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” and run by legendary exec Grant Tinker.

While visiting Mtm’s offices in Studio City, Bonann pitched Erwin on a drama about lifeguards. The company passed, but Bonann took the opportunity to learn all about the TV biz. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Baywatch’ TV Photo Album: David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Cast Bared All in the 1990s

27 May 2017 5:34 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dwayne Johnson’s “Baywatch” was inspired, of course, by the series starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, which ran from 1989 to 2001. Take a trip back to the beach with these iconic images of sand, surf, bathing suits and chest hair.

Related stories'Pirates' Disappoints and 'Baywatch' Sank: Why This Is the Wrong Kind of Record-Setting Memorial Day Weekend'Baywatch' Origin Story: How One Lifeguard Turned His Dream Into A Hassle That Paid Hoff'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Baywatch' Take On Memorial Day: Which Beach Will Win? »

- Michael Schneider

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From Sex Tape to Banned Ads: Baywatch Star Pamela Anderson’s Most Controversial Moments

27 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Pamela Anderson is no stranger to controversy. In the two-and-a-half decades since she first ran down the beach in her iconic red swimsuit in Baywatch, the actress, 49, has had plenty of jaw-dropping moments. From multiple marriages to kicking off the celebrity sex-tape craze and the latest speculation on her love life, Anderson has always remained one of Hollywood’s biggest headline-grabbers.

As the Baywatch reboot hits theaters this weekend — featuring a cameo by Anderson — here’s a look back at her biggest moments:

New Look

The star looked almost unrecognizable when she walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film »

- Ale Russian

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Pamela Anderson Wears Risqué Cleavage-Bearing Gown in Monaco After Taking Cannes by Storm

27 May 2017 7:19 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She was nearly unrecognizable when she stepped out at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend. And on Friday, Pamela Anderson once again turned heads with her sleek new style in a sexy gown .

The 49-year-old Baywatch beauty attended Formula 1’s Amber Lounge Fashion show at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monaco, walking the red carpet and posing for pictures poolside.

Anderson wore a floor-length, single-shoulder black gown with an asymmetrical slit up the front to reveal her cleavage. The dress — which hugged her fierce figure flawlessly — had a silvery sparkly shoulder strap, which she let stand out by wearing no jewlrey. »

- Dave Quinn

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‘Baywatch’ Review

27 May 2017 3:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh HaderaAlexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Rob Huebel | Written by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift | Directed by Seth Gordon

It’s hard to believe this is the same guy who made King of Kong – although entirely believable that it comes from the director of Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. Seth Gordon’s retro reboot of the ‘90s sandy soap opera strives for look-at-how-dumb-things-were irony but just comes off as mean-spirited and juvenile. It’s more Carry On than 21 Jump Street.

The basic plot is straight out of a Baywatch episode, albeit stretched graphene-thin across two punishing hours. Led by Mitch (Dwayne Johnson) and his righthand woman, Stephanie (Ilfenesh Hadera), the Baywatch team are conducting trials at Emerald Bay. Three lucky contenders will get to join the squad and be trained as hero lifeguards.

Those in contention include the plucky Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario »

- Rupert Harvey

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Baywatch 2 Already Planned, Entire Cast Will Return

26 May 2017 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne Johnson seems to be immune to failure, even when critics generally agree that one of his movies is terrible. The movie in question? Baywatch. Despite the critical lashing, it looks like we may be seeing Baywatch 2 washing up in theaters, according to one of the producers, Beau Flynn.

While speaking with Variety, Beau Flynn revealed that the writing team Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are already working on the story for Baywatch 2. He also revealed that the principal cast members, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron will return, should Paramount decided to actually move ahead with the sequel. Here's what Beau Flynn had to say about it.

"We have an amazing story already. We're bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool »

- MovieWeb

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Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario talk Baywatch

26 May 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario talk BaywatchZac Efron and Alexandra Daddario talk BaywatchZachary Dent5/26/2017 5:18:00 Pm

Baywatch is finally here! This has been one of the most anticipated films of the summer. The pairing of Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson seems almost too good to be true, but the movie gods have blessed us, and has made them a pair of lifeguards in this reboot. We have a feeling this will follow in the footsteps of 21 Jump Street, in that it will be hilarious, self-aware, and likely one of the best comedies of the year. It also stars Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and you can bet we'll find Pamela Anderson in there somewhere.

The Baywatch headquarters has hired shallow gold medalist Matt Brody (Efron) as their PR representative, and his party-boy antics rub Mitch Buchanan (Johnson) the wrong way. But they'll have to work together to stop a crime syndicate from ruining the Bay. »

- Zachary Dent

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Movie Review – Baywatch (2017)

26 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Baywatch, 2017.

Directed by Seth Gordon.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Jon Bass.

Synopsis:

A washed-up Olympic swimmer finds himself teaming up with a squad of elite lifeguards to uncover an international drug smuggling plot and save the beach they’re sworn to protect.

Try as it might to emulate the formula of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s ultra-successful big-screen 21 Jump Street reboot franchise, the decidedly less-canny Baywatch lands with a shrug of indifference, despite the solid efforts of a well-matched cast.

The plot here matters about as much as it did in the original TV series, and to that end is suitably forgettable; larger-than-life lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is seeking three new recruits for his elite lifeguard unit known as Baywatch. The successful applicants end up being arrogant Olympic gold medalist Matt Brody (Zac Efron), the smart and resourceful »

- Shaun Munro

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Baywatch – Review

25 May 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Baywatch begins so promisingly! Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, chief lifeguard of Baywatch, dives into treacherous waters to rescue a drowning parasailer. He then rises from the water grinning ear-to-ear as dolphins leap in the background and the movie’s title, sculpted in stone, rises from the ocean. This opening sets a perfectly silly tone but one that the film can’t maintain as things slowly go downhill from there. Don’t’ get me wrong –  Baywatch is good, and I’ll be seeing it again opening weekend, but it’s a far cry from the masterpiece I think we were all expecting. Time to silence that Oscar buzz.

The elements are here for epic summer indulgence – vulgar comedy, explosive action, a dream cast, a vamping Bollywood superstar, cameos from the TV show’s original stars, and a sea of fine bikinied bottoms. So how do they screw up the big-screen Baywatch reboot? »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Baywatch’ Producer Shares Plans for Film Sequel With Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron (Exclusive)

25 May 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Baywatch” has yet to open wide in theaters, but ahead of this weekend’s debut, the team behind the film adaptation is already planning a movie franchise.

Speaking to Variety at a New York City screening of “Baywatch” earlier this week, producer Beau Flynn shared plans for a sequel, which would bring back the cast, including Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, plus writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who co-wrote the screenplay for the first flick.

“We have an amazing story already,” Flynn told Variety on the red carpet, ahead of the screening on Monday. “We’re bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.”

Along with Johnson and Efron, “Baywatch,” which »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dwayne Johnson Pokes Fun at Bad Reviews of Baywatch Following Rotten Tomatoes Drubbing

25 May 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is watching out for Baywatch‘s reviews — and he’s not at all fazed by the sea of opinions out there.

People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive took to Twitter to sound off on some of the early, less flattering reviews about the big-screen remake of the hit TV show.

In the tweet, the actor cites the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes rating, which apparently rose from a fledgling 13 percent to a more-favorable-but-still fledgling 18 percent. (It now stands at an upwardly mobile 20 percent.)

“Yay positive upticks,” the 45-year-old actor wrote. “Fans Love the movie. Critics Hate it. »

- Alexis L. Loinaz

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Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Baywatch's' Kelly Rohrbach Takes on Pamela Anderson's Iconic Role

25 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Baywatch]," says Kelly Rohrbach, who was just 12 years old when the iconic lifeguard show ended its 12-year run. "We thought it was too racy."

Now Rohrbach will be donning that red swimsuit ("I still have a one-piece tan from it. My stomach is so white — occupational hazard") as she resurrects Pamela Anderson's slow-running C.J. Parker — a turn that would intimidate almost anyone. But Rohrbach, who stars with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Paramount's raunchy reboot (May 25), »

- Mia Galuppo

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Baywatch Movie Reviews Are in, and They're Not Great

24 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The first big-screen Baywatch film has failed to make a splash with most movie critics. The movie, set for release Friday, stars Dwayne Johnson as head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, a role David Hasselhoff played on the hit syndicated series, while Zac Efron portrays colleague Matt Brody. The film also features Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra. Meanwhile, Hasselhoff and fellow past original star Pamela Anderson also make appearances. But the eye candy and the nostalgia was not enough for many. Here are five reviews from top critics. 1. The New York Post's Reed Tucker gives Baywatch 1 and 1/2 out of 4 stars, writing »

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‘Baywatch’ Trailer Retooled to Look Like Original Intro for 90s TV Series (Exclusive Video)

24 May 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Watch parts of the “Baywatch” movie trailers spliced together to look like the original opening sequence from the famous 1990’s TV series in an exclusive video obtained by TheWrap. The design staff at Thunderbombsurf.com took clips from several of the “Baywatch” movie trailers and edited them into the same format as the 90s television opening credits, complete with bad WordArt and the classic theme song. The original TV series ran from 1989 to 2001 and quickly become a cult phenomenon. The series starred David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Michael Newman, Jeremy Jackson and Chris Fiore. The long-running show followed the adventures of. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Second Opinion – Baywatch (2017)

24 May 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Baywatch, 2017.

Directed by Seth Gordon.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hannibal Buress, Rob Huebel, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson.

Synopsis:

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Whatever cause for concern that a Baywatch film would have to be heavily sanitized to work in a modern-day politically correct climate (one that is consistently taking steps forward in desexualizing cinematic women in an effort to level the playing field with their male counterparts across all genres) should be washed away. However, that does not mean this reboot of the fairly popular television series (most known for launching the acting career of Pamela Anderson and regularly showing off a gratuitous amount of beautiful slow-motion running, boob-bouncing ladies) is some exceptional comedy »

- Robert Kojder

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Beach Boy: Interview with Baywatch's Zac Efron

24 May 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beach Boy: Interview with Baywatch's Zac EfronBeach Boy: Interview with Baywatch's Zac EfronBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine5/24/2017 10:27:00 Am

Baywatch was the most popular internationally syndicated TV series of the 1990s. And even though the drama about Southern California lifeguards often unfolded like self-parody — its appeal rested mainly on a swimsuit-clad Pamela Anderson running down the beach in slow motion and David Hasselhoff’s questionable emoting — it took itself as seriously as a show based on eye candy could.

This year’s movie version of Baywatch knows better than to do that. It’s consciously a comedy (the director, Seth Gordon, has given us Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses and TV’s The Goldbergs). And according to Zac Efron, one of the film’s stars, there are numerous other improvements.

“The movie has a little more to it,” Efron, 29, says during a chat on the Universal Studios backlot just outside Los Angeles. »

- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine

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