12 items from 2015
Taking a cue from Patrick Swayze in the 1987 classic (and later Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love), SNL star Kate McKinnon convinces People's Sexiest Man Alive to attempt "the lift." Despite being a contestant on season 5 of Dancing with the Stars Australia, Hemsworth couldn't pull off the move.
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The Thor star will be the first of the famous Hemsworth brothers to host SNL, though Liam has appeared on the sketch show. The Hunger Games hottie joined co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence on stage for Woody Harrelson's monologue when he hosted this past November.
Will Liam also show up to assist his big brother?
Kate McKinnon certainly looks to be having the time of her life in the latest promo for “Saturday Night Live,” and wouldn’t anyone if they got to dance with Chris Hemsworth. However, she soon learns that the “Avengers” actor is no Patrick Swayze. Following a stuttered introduction as the cast member just stares longingly at the “Thor” star, McKinnon tells him: “There is something I have always wanted to do, and you are perfect host. I want to attempt the ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift.” See photos: ‘SNL’s’ 40 Most Hilarious Sketches (Photos) The Australian hunk is game, of course, but »
- Debbie Emery
It.s a known fact that the 1989 classic, Road House with the late Patrick Swayze is the manliest thing ever put to celluloid in the history of modern civilization. Women and young children have been known to grow hair on their chests and develop deep voices after a single viewing, due to incidental microwaves of testosterone emitted by the film. Yet, it seems that the New York Police Department, in light of the incident which claimed the life of Eric Garner, are using a scene from Road House as a training tool to teach officers more effective ways of dealing with irate people. According to a report from The New York Post, the NYPD has instituted a $35 million, mandatory 3-day training program designed to teach its 22,000 participants that, as an instructor states, "You have to have a thick skin." The scene that was apparently utilized in the NYPD course depicted »
After treating cinema fans for more than a decade, Ee's 2-for-1 ticket offer is coming to an end today (February 25). We'll certainly miss breaking up the week with a cut-price cinema visit, and the end of the promotion has made us all nostalgic about the classic Orange Wednesdays ads that started it all off.
Dubbed 'Orange Gold Spots', they starred Brennan Brown and Steve Furst as two clueless film execs listening to pitches from some of Hollywood's finest. Brilliantly lampooning the bean counter thinking of studio suits and the fragile creative egos of A-listers, the likes of Patrick Swayze, Macaulay Culkin and Carrie Fisher all stepped up to offer their increasingly compromised film pitches:
This early offering sought to capture that creative moment when the lightbulb flicks on... unfortunately Brown's dim-witted exec can't quite grasp what's dangling right in front of him. Stanley Kubrick would be livid. »
One can't imagine how nervous Neil Patrick Harris must have been backstage in the moments before the official start of this year's Academy Award ceremony, but all those jitters obviously left the stage once the show began. How do we know? Because his opening number, titled "Moving Pictures," is absolutely fantastic. Check it out below! As seen above, Neil Patrick Harris certainly hasn't lost his singing chops. The host's opening number, brought to us by Time, paid tribute to the long history of movies through a lyric-driven tune paired up with a montage of clips from classic films - like the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, the feel-good Kevin Costner-led Field of Dreams, and everybody's favorite Patrick Swayze pic Ghost (okay, maybe our second favorite). They even gave a shout out to some of our bigger effects driven movies like Star Wars and The Avengers, which was pretty cool. »
Ah, the sweet sound of success! Even more relevant in this movie article is the sweet movement of success. Thus, Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies will highlight some of the top-notch dance steps where moving your feet to the music is essential. Now this does not have to necessary be exclusive to musical-oriented films or dance-related flicks but hey…it could not hurt either, right?
Nevertheless folks, how about we take a free-wheeling look at some of the selections that were memorable (some more than others) spotlighted here in Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies were your finger-snapping, feet-stomping urges overcome you. Perhaps you have your brand of acceptable dance moments not included in this group? Well, let your thoughts be known if you feel compelled to do so. In the meantime, sit back and check out some of »
- Frank Ochieng
And we have forty years to look at. As you might have seen, SNL is turning forty this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to get the whole gang back together and make it a night that will go down in the history books? Anyone who’s anyone is going to the reunion (well, that is anyone besides Eddie Murphy of course) and it’s sure to bring back everything that made the show what it is today.
So here we look at some of the best sketches that has ever graced our eyes thanks to Lorne Michael’s marvelous show filler for Johnny Carson. (That’s right- the whole reason the show exists is because Carson wanted »
- Catherina Gioino
Warner Bros. has made some alterations to its 2015 release schedule, moving their Point Break remake from July 31 to Christmas Day, while also giving the Rocky spinoff Creed a Thanksgiving release. Point Break will now go up against 20th Century Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Sony's Concussion, Fox's Joy and Paramount's Monster Trucks on December 25. If it would have stayed in the July 31 slot, it would have faced Paramount's Mission: Impossible 5, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw.
The Point Break remake stars Luke Bracey as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who tries to infiltrate the world of extreme sports lead by Edgar Ramirez's Bodhi. Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze played Utah and Bodhi in the original 1991 film Point Break, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The remake also stars Ray Winstone and Teresa Palmer, with Ericson Core directing.
Creed will now go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, »
Warner Bros said today that it is moving its Point Break remake from the heart of summer to Christmas Day. It will have plenty of competition on the holiday, going up against Fox’s kids sequel Alvin And The Chipmunks 4 and drama Joy, the Will Smith drama Concussion and Paramount’s live-action/CGI hybrid Monster Trucks. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey star in the reboot of the 1991 Patrick Swayze-Keanu Reeves flick, which had been set for July 31.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is now fight night. The studio also said today that it will release MGM’Rocky franchise spinoff Creed on November 25. The film starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson will put up its dukes against a quartet of challengers: Pixar toon The Good Dinosaur, Fox drama The Martian, Warner Bros sci-fi chase pic Midnight Special and Sony’s untitled Christmas comedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. »
- The Deadline Team
The action-thriller, starring Edgar Ramirez (pictured above) and Luke Bracey, is directed by Ericson Core from Kurt Wimmer’s screenplay. Ramirez plays the part portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the 1991 original, while Bracey plays Johnny Utah, originally acted by Keanu Reeves.
Alcon Entertainment began developing the project in 2011, when it acquired rights to the property with plans to set the reboot in the world of extreme sports. Alcon co-chairman Andrew Kosove told Variety that the new date should be attractive to moviegoers — even with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” launching a week before on Dec. 18.
“With Christmas on a Friday this year, »
- Dave McNary
Katy Perry pulled out the fireworks and animatronic lions during her Super Bowl halftime show performance – but over at The Tonight Show, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon took a more minimalist approach in their "Super Bowl of lip sync battles." The three comedians went head-to-head during a special Sunday night taping. The winner, as always, was the audience.
In the above clip, Ferrell kicks off the battle with "Drunk in Love," a seductive jam from "the Queen B: the one, the only Beyoncé." His chest-rubbing and sassy hand gestures earn huge laughs, »
The 1990′s introduced the world to Quentin Tarantino, saw the creation of the Nc-17 rating, and began the slow call toward fully computer animated films. It began the slow (still slow) movement toward a more diverse industry, with the first African-American director earning an Oscar nomination (John Singleton for “Boyz in the Hood”). And the year after one of the greatest years in the history of film, 1995 came plodding along, trying to keep up. So, for the first definitive list of 2015, we are going to look back 20 years at a year that, at first glance, doesn’t look so hot. It’s ripe with flops, but it’s also full of debuts, trailblazing beginnings, and better films than it gets credit for. But, the caveat still stands: this is not a “best of” list. In fact, there are a lot of bad movies on this list. But, they are movies that made a cultural impact, »
- Joshua Gaul
12 items from 2015
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