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An unintended companion piece to yesterday’s post, “Red Lighting in the Films of Martin Scorsese,” Hells Club is a blood-hued mash-up from Antonio Maria Da Silva in which a host of our favorite cinematic characters all boogie down — and draw their weapons — in the same pulsating nightclub. Writes Da Silva: There is a place or fictional characters meet. Outside of time, Outside of all logic, This place is known as Hell’S Club, But this club is not safe Terminator Versus Tony Montana Versus Tom Cruise Versus Carlito Brigante Versus Blade Versus John Travolta Versus Al Pacino Versus Pinead […] »
- Scott Macaulay
I’m going to let the video do the talking here, but this could be one of the greatest mash-up videos we’ve ever seen.
Titled ‘Hells Club,’ and gloriously edited by YouTuber Antonio Maria Da Silva, and his Amdsfilms, Hell’s Club features a ten-minute dance-off with Heather Graham dancing on down with Mark Renton from Trainspotting, Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars, Cameron Diaz from Charlie’s Angels, Blade, Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing and John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever. Then there’s an awesome shoot-out showing The Terminator face-off with Robocop, Tom Cruise’s Vincent from Collateral, Scarface and Carlito from Carlito’s Way, and many more. This is just glorious.
Watch it now. Please, just watch it now. Just brilliant.
The post Cool Videos: Hell’s Club: The Best Movie Nightclub Ever appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
To salute the release of American Ultra, we hunt down the subtle ways to spot an undercover agent on the big screen...
American Ultra - out in UK cinemas tomorrow - sees Jesse Eisenberg play a strung-out, stoner slacker, who as it happens is also a deep cover agent trained to be a lethal killing machine by the Us government. And when he’s marked for extermination, he stops getting high, and starts kicking ass and taking names.
From character pieces about the nature of identity to ludicrous third act reveals, the idea of someone going deep undercover has been a go-to trope in films for a very long time. But what if you are worried that someone around you could secretly be a deep cover agent? If so, here are some tips from the movies to spot if someone isn’t quite on the level.
They dress sharp
“Why, this car is Auto-matic. Its System-matic. Its Hyyyyydro-matic. Why, its Greased Lightning!”
Grease (the Sing-a-Long version) screens midnights this weekend (September 4th and 5th) at The Moolah Theater (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo). Admission is only $5
In 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John starred in Grease, a ’70s version of a’50s musical. It was a huge hit and coming off the heels of his Oscar-nominated turn in Saturday Night Fever the year before, made a megastar of John Travolta (a wattage that was short-lived until his Pulp Fiction comeback almost 20 years later).Olivia Newton-John came from Australia and won the hearts of music fans. “You’re The One That I Want” is the hot number from the film. The pair dressed in black. “Tell me about it, stud!” she cooed. Grease appealed to younger generations. Male/female duos perform ‘Summer Nights’ to karaoke tracks. The film also exaggerated. The »
- Tom Stockman
The Astronaut Wives Club actress will guest-star on Fox’s freshman fall comedy Grandfathered, which stars Stamos as a lifelong bachelor who discovers he’s got a son and granddaughter.
Per EW.com, Swisher will play Sloan, a cute and bubbly admissions officer at a prestigious preschool where Stamos’ Jimmy hopes to enroll his granddaughter, Edie. After Jimmy hooks up with Sloan, it causes complications with Edie’s admission prospects.
Grandfathered bows Tuesday, Sept. »
Bryana Salaz, a contestant on last fall’s Season 7 of The Voice, has landed a series regular role opposite Alfonso Herrera and Jim Belushi in Fox's drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern, Latin music-fueled reimagining of the 1980 Paramount movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. The project follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle aka Juan Miguel (Herrera) and Gaby as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in honky tonks, the grime of… »
The 1999 sci-fi movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman as actors who once appeared on a “Star Trek”-like TV series — so convincingly, in fact, that the aliens who later abduct these costars don’t know the show is fake.
The deal is also de jour, given how nostalgia is fueling so many other properties. Variety reported in April that Paramount, which produced the “Galaxy Quest” movie and has put increased energy into mining its vault for TV adaptations, had been shopping the project. Paramount is also a co-producer with 20th Century Fox TV on the Fox drama “Minority Report” and »
- Whitney Friedlander
Start salivating. Prepare for meat sweats. Dab uselessly at that pesky blob of ketchup on your shirt. Yes, today marks National Burger Day, 24 hours in which to celebrate that magical combo of juicy meat pattie and toasted sliced bun.
Burgers have been gracing the silver screen for decades, from quotable Tarantino scenes to deadly weapons in Jim Carrey comedies. So let's serve up eight iconic burger scenes to watch with relish. Fries with that?
1. Pulp Fiction's Big Kahuna
The undisputed king of movie burger moments, Samuel L Jackson's Jules tucks into a Big Kahuna seconds before laying his vengeance upon a quivering Frank Whaley. See also: the Royale with Cheese scene and its painfully awkward homage in John Travolta's From Paris with Love.
2. American Beauty's Mr Smiley's
Belushi will co-star as Marshall, a series regular role, should the project go to series. The character is described as a spirited long haul truck driver-turned-honky tonk bar owner. In town, Marshall is as much of a Houston institution as is his bar, named Gilley’s.
Belushi joins Alfonso Herrera, who landed the male lead in the pilot, playing a version of the character made famous by Travolta in the original film.
Herrera’s character, Kyle, is described as a popular rodeo circuit rider who is a puppet for the drug cartel and is forced to leave flee Mexico after messing with the wrong people. A relative newcomer in Hollywood, the popular Mexican actor and singer stars in Netflix’s “Sense8.”
The modernized “Urban Cowboy” will heavily feature music, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Written and exec-produced by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Fox’s “modern reimagining” of the original film will, per the official logline, follow on-the-run rodeo-circuit rider Kyle (played by Sense8‘s Alfonso Herrera) and Gaby, “two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, »
Jim Belushi has been cast opposite Alfonso Herrera in Fox's drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern reimagining of the 1980 Paramount movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. Like the country-music-fueled original movie, in the TV adaptation, written/directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Footloose), music will have a strong presence, this time with a Latin flavor. The project follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle aka Juan Miguel (Herrera) and Gaby as they pursue… »
You might think you can do a decent Christopher Walken, but really, you can't touch the professionals. Here, from Kevin Spacey to Steve Coogan, are the very finest impersonators in the business (of other people in the business).
1. Kevin Spacey
To know Kevin Spacey is to know his impersonations. Willing to bust out a Brando at the drop of a hat, the former Old Vic head honcho was more than willing to obey James Lipton's commands during his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio.
Who knew Barbra Streisand's house was the place to be on a Saturday night? The singer took to Twitter on Aug. 23 to share a cute (and random!) photo of a small get-together at her home this weekend. In the snapshot, Barbra poses with husband James Brolin, Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, and John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston. "A wonderful evening at home," Barbra captioned the photo. Lady Gaga also took to Instagram to share a few candid shots from the night, including one of her and Barbra doing the infamous Funny Girl pose, writing, "Barbra and me. what a completely amazing woman. #Funnygirls." Keep reading to see more of the group's fun night, and then check out Lady Gaga's recent party for the American Horror Story: Hotel cast, which included a pool of blood! »
Barbra Streisand's Saturday night is better than yours. The Funny Girl star and husband James Brolin hosted quite the low-key night in this past weekend, which was made complete by some serious A-list attendees. Streisand hosted Ryan Murphy, Lady Gaga, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston for a relaxing night in. "A wonderful evening at home. (L-r) Ryan Murphy, @ladygaga John Travolta, @BarbraStreisand Kelly Preston & Jim Brolin," Babs tweeted. The evening seemed to be an ode to Murphy and his work, as it brought together stars from two of his upcoming shows, American Horror Story: Hotel and American Crime Story. No, Streisand isn't participating in either of this (that we know) but his »
Talk about a fantasy dinner party! Barbra Streisand hosted a gathering at her home on Saturday, Aug. 22, and just like Us, she took to Instagram to document the very special occasion. Of course, our casual fetes don't boast a guest list like this one! The Egot-winning diva, 73, and her husband, James Brolin, shared the evening with Lady Gaga, John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, and Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy. "A wonderful evening at home," Streisand captioned the shot. Gaga, 29, for one, seemed just as [...] »
Live from the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, it’s SummerSlam 2015!
Lilian Garcia introduces host Jon Stewart and we’re under way! He drops a Beastie Boys reference and hypes up the show. ‘I’ve spent sixteen years talking about politics, it’s nice to be back in reality’. WWE? Reality? This is clearly a WWE-scripted intro, then. Huge boos for Cena’s name. This crowd is going to eat him alive. Mick Foley is brought out- cheap pops imminent…yup, there it is. They riff with each other for a while and it doesn’t really go anywhere. Still, nice to see Foley and Stewart looks up for this.
After the customary video package, it’s time for our first match…
Good choice for an opener. Orton went for an Rko early, but Sheamus bailed and cut a ringside promo and fans looking stupid. »
- Lewis Howse
Since George Lucas got out of the Star Wars business, he's been lending his Hollywood heft to some long-gestating passion projects that might be difficult to produce independently elsewhere. He started developing Red Tails, a war movie about the Tuskegee airmen, back in 1988 and eventually served as producer and an uncredited co-director on the 2012 movie.
Lucasfilm's latest, Strange Magic, is directed by Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, but it's also been around for much longer than you'd think. 15 years ago, while working on that pesky prequel trilogy, Lucas started thinking about making a film for his daughters. “Just like Star Wars was designed for 12-year-old boys,” Lucas told Wired upon the film's Us release in January, “Strange Magic was designed for 12-year-old girls.”
If that sounds a little reminiscent of when John Travolta »
Ever since the surprise success of 2009’s “Taken,” other actors of Liam Neeson’s stature have taken their stabs at action movie heroics: Kevin Costner, John Travolta and Sean Penn, to name a few. In a couple of weeks, Owen Wilson will get his shot at B-movie glory with “No Escape,” alongside Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. A pair of new clips and posters, as well as another trailer, have been released ahead of its Labor Day weekend premiere. The film stars Wilson as an American patriarch who moves his family to Southeast Asia, only to end up in the middle of a violent coup. First up, from Collider, is a short clip showing that even though it’s been thirteen years since his last outing as James Bond, Brosnan still has his action movie chops as he tries buy some time for Wilson and Bell to flee with children in tow. »
- Cain Rodriguez
Despite his best efforts, Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late-night talker "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has never claimed the Emmy for Best Variety Series. He was bested by Jon Stewart on his first nomination in 2012 and then by Stephen Colbert for the past two years running. Could all that change this year thanks to Kimmel's savvy Emmy episode submission? -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kimmel entered his "After the Oscars" special for viewing by Emmy voters. This fun hour featured a sit-down with guest John Travolta and taped appearances by Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong'o, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges and Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris. This year's Best Variety Talk Series race is one for the record books, as Kimmel faces off against three shows no longer on the air that have all won this award multiple »
Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel have plenty in common: endless improv chops, an appreciation for terrible cinema (Scheer hosts the podcast "How Did This Get Made?" about lame movies; Huebel hosts the La Upright Citizens Brigade revue "The Shit Show" where guests discuss their worst performances and gigs), and now, the experience of performing together on a giant glass bus. Their new special "Crash Test" sees the comics entertaining an audience on a large party bus as it travels through Los Angeles. On their journey, they meet fellow comics Aziz Ansari, Andy Daly, Rob Corddry, Aubrey Plaza, Natasha Leggero, Jack McBrayer, Thomas Lennon, Ian Karmel, and more. It's a wild ensemble held together by Scheer and Huebel's vaudevillian stamina. We caught up with Scheer and Huebel to discuss friendship in the comedy community, the greatness of bad movies, and what to think of the plagiarism scandal surrounding Twitter star Josh Ostrovsky, »
- Louis Virtel
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