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A second lawsuit over Td Ameritrade's Dirty Dancing ad spoof has been filed. This time, Lionsgate is attacking the brokerage giant for "adulterated taglines" and a cartoon "reenactment" of the famous "Dance Lift" performed by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a television ad campaign that ran from October through April. Lionsgate's lawsuit asserting false association, unfair competition, trademark infringement and dilution follows Td Ameritrade's own attempt last Friday to get declaratory relief that its advertisement was kosher. In the ad, a cartoon image of a man holds a piggy bank above his head with the tagline, "Nobody puts your
- Eriq Gardner
There's not a huge groundswell of support in place so far for the remake of Point Break that's being released into cinemas this December. The unveiling of the first trailer for the film didn't really help in that regard either.
Now? One of the cast of the original film, Lori Petty, has added her voice to those of the dissenters. Petty played Tyler in the original movie, and she said to The Hollywood Reporter of the remake that "I think it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard".
The actress, who played Tyler in the 1991 original, told The Hollywood Reporter that she wasn't impressed with the thriller's remake.
Petty continued: "Somebody tweeted this really cute picture of me [from the film], and it said, 'What's this pig board piece of sh*t?' which is what I say to Keanu, but it was about the new movie. I'm like, 'Seconded'.
"I got a phone call from my manager: 'Why did you diss the new Point Break?' Because that's bullsh*t! That's some stupid sh*t right there!"
Petty also said that she still hasn't watched the trailer for the reboot, saying: "No, I can't do it. »
Copy/Paste examines trends in the world of cinematic remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings. Whether we want them or not…
Every film, TV Show, Comic Book, and Video Game you love is under consideration for a remake. There have been a half-dozen attempts to mount a re-make of Casablanca. They’ve considered a prequel to Jaws. There was at one point serious consideration to making The Godfather Part 4. Nothing you love is sacred. Everything will be re-monetized. Your indignation is meaningless.
They will strip mine your past while your inner child dies like a canary in a cage.
This week the internet reacted poorly to the announcement that Big Trouble in Little China was getting a remake starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The John Carpenter film holds a special place in the hearts of middle-aged fanboys who hold the original beyond reproach, or in this case, ‘beyond remake’. And yet, here we are. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Chris Farley, who died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the depressingly young age of 33, helped usher in a new breed of slapstick comedy in the '90s. His style of physical humor had the tenacity, and wonderful stupidity, of a bull in a china shop. One of the new guards who made Saturday Night Live relevant again in the '90s, along with fellow frat-boy jokers Adam Sandler and David Spade, Farley yelled himself hoarse and threw his girth around with apparent abandon and disregard for his well-being. Farley created a lot of great, bombastic characters on SNL: the Nino, Bob Swerski, the guy who lived in a van down by the river, that Chippendale's dancer swinging around his gut opposite Patrick Swayze.A new documentary on Farley's life, called I Am Chris Farley, is slated to appear in select theaters on August 1 and on Spike August 10, Entertainment »
- Greg Cwik
And so it begins. Ready or not, Point Break, the remake of Kathryn Bigelow.s 1991 camp action classic, is on the way, and it appears the promotional push has begun. Just the other day we got our first taste of the action in the inaugural trailer, and now Warner Bros. is back with a new featurette that delves into the stunts, extreme sports, and general daredevilry we.ll see in the finished film. The first thing you see in this video is a collection of silhouettes lining the windswept ridge of jagged mountain as a voice asks, "Is this radical enough for you?" And what follows certainly attempts to push the boundaries of what qualifies as extreme when it comes to this type of cinematic action. As you can see in this footage, they really went all out. Like the original Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze-starring version, the plot centers »
The film itself features extreme sport enthusiasts who use their daredevil skills to plan and execute complicated, dangerous heists. So naturally, the new Point Break needed input from some experts in the field. Have a look at how the various athletes contributed to the film’s big set pieces.Taking its cue from the original, this new action-thriller finds Luke Bracey taking over the Johnny Utah role once occupied by Keanu Reeves, while Edgar Ramirez slips on the wetsuit as Bodhi, formerly played by Patrick Swayze. Once more, Utah is an FBI agent in way over his head, working undercover the thrill-seekers who also like to pull off staggering crimes.According to director Ericson Core, the people involved with making sure Bodhi and co look good while staying safe were all risking ther lives for the stunts. The experts include big wave rider Laird Hamilton (who consulted on the 1991 version, »
Reboots, reboots, and more reboots.
The latest one is a remake of the 1991 classic Point Break with the new version keeping the same name. Instead of Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, we have Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey; and instead of director Kathryn Bigelow, there is Ericson Core.
If this film wasn’t a remake of a film, it may have a chance, but judging from the first trailer, it looks like it wants to be something different and modern so badly. The action is hokey and it looks like a poor knock-off of Fast & Furious or a Dwayne Johnson movie, and it doesn’t help that either of the lead isn’t that big of a name.
- Zach Dennis
"Point Break" is no longer just about eco-terrorism and surfing. It's about eco-terrorism and surfing, motocross, base jumping, snowboarding, skydiving and all other manner of "extreme sports." The Ericson Core-helmed new reboot of the 25-year-old film -- which was originally directed by Kathryn Bigelow -- stars your new boyfriends Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez as Johnny Utah and Bodhi, respectively. "These aren't normal people sir," Bracey's character reports in this new 2-minute-plus trailer, the first look at the film. That's beautiful, Johnny. The action-crime flick will be out Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The 1991 original starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. »
- Katie Hasty
Bank-robbing extreme athletes are back on the big screen in the "Point Break" remake trailer!
Heaps of money falling from the sky, skydiving, snowboarding, motocross, surfing (naturally!) and a few billion dollars of gold are just some of the things going on in this (possibly epic?) trailer.
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-- Jesse Spero
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The Point Break that you know and love, featuring Patrick Swayze as a surfer/criminal mastermind and Keanu Reeves as the undercover agent who infiltrates his gang, is getting a face-lift this Christmas with the remake. This time, Edgar Ramirez is in the part of Bodhi and The Best of Me's Luke Bracey is FBI agent Johnny Utah, and the first trailer will at least please the action junkies (or, uh, the stunts junkies). The plot is generally the same - Utah infiltrates Bodhi's gang, who use their extreme sport prowess to pull off high-stakes heists, but everything is just a bit more 2015. The stunts are bigger, the sports more extreme - as Keanu would say: whoa. »
As in the 1991 original, Point Break follows FBI agent Johnny Utah – this time played by Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) – as he goes undercover, snowboarding, rock-climbing, parachuting, and of course surfing his way through his latest investigation alongside suspect Bodhi (Zero Dark Thirty’s Édgar Ramírez).
Pushing familiar themes of brotherhood, betrayal, and… explosions, the remake's trailer feels like the original had a baby with The Fast and the Furious franchise – and you know what? We’re kind of okay with that.
Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), and also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Ray Winstone (The Departed). It plays in Cineplex theatres on December 25.
- Sasha James
Today we have the official trailer for the upcoming "Point Break" remake, starring Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum) as Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original) and Luke Bracey (GI Joe: Retaliation) as Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original). Check it out below. Plot: A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world.s economy into a tailspin. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes. The new movie is directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). It co-stars Ray Winston (playing Gary Busey's role from the original) and is set »
That is some serious stuff. The new trailer for Point Break was released on Tuesday, May 26, and it looks even more extreme than the 1991 original. In the remake, Australian hunk Luke Bracey (The Best of Me) plays undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah, replacing Keanu Reeves in the classic role. His opponent Bodhi is portrayed by Edgar Ramirez, who replaces the late Patrick Swayze as the philosophical, thrill-seeking criminal genius. The teaser opens with a jetliner soaring through the clouds. Suddenly, two men hiding in the aircraft [...] »
The first full trailer for the Point Break remake has been released - complete with sky diving, rock climbing and surfing.
Gerard Butler was originally attached to play Bodhi in the project, but was replaced due to scheduling conflicts before production began.
Point Break opens on Christmas Day in the Us and January 8, 2016 in the UK. »
So, Point Break has been remade. We all thought that it might just be a bad dream, but it looks like thry’ve actually gone and done it. The star-power is somewhat limited in this remake of the classic Patrick Swayze/ Keanu Reeves original (which was released in the summer of 1991), with former Home and Away actor Luke Bracey playing the role of undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (originally played by Reeves) and Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Wrath Of The Titans) playing renegade extreme sports athlete Bodhi (originally played by the late, great Patrick Swayze). These are two potential star-making turns for the undoubtably talented actors. Oh, and for some serious character acting support, the likes of Ray Winstone (Noah), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Delroy Lindo (Ransom) are in the film too.
The original movie largely revolved around surfing and skydiving, but this new version adds to that »
- Paul Heath
In all the time we've been running Den Of Geek, it would be fair to say that Point Break has been comfortably one of the least popular remake stories we've ever run (well, that and Naked Gun). It would be fair to say that the new take on the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze-headlined original has not gone down well.
However, you never know, the film itself might turn out to be a treat. We've got here, at the very least, a first glimpse of it to see how it's shaping up.
“Still surfing?” “Every day.”
The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”), under the direction of Ericson Core (“Invincible”).
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives »
- Michelle McCue
Yes! And...more yes! The first official trailer for the obviously much-needed remake of the 1991 cult-classic action thriller Point Break is out—and it could not look more absurd. Which was the point, right? No one will ever be able to really recapture the magic of Keanu Reeves' performance as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who goes under cover to infiltrate a ring of bank-robbing surfers (or is the other way around?) led by Bodhi, played by a never-more-highlighted Patrick Swayze, in the original directed by future Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow. But this crew is certainly giving it a try! Australian cutie Luke Bracey steps into Keanu's shoes as the rookie agent who cozies up to Bodhi's »
Earlier we got a taste of the adrenaline-fueled action from the upcoming Point Break remake, but that wasn’t enough. Oh no, that was just a tease, and now they’re back with a full trailer that wants to push you right up to the edge and beyond. Dare I say this looks like a dumbed-down version of Point Break? Maybe that’s the wrong phrase, as the first one isn’t actually an intellectual opus (it is one of my all-time favorite movies, however). Overly serious is a much better description. The Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze-starring original from 1991 is fun and campy and riding a wave right out of the late ‘80s. You got the feeling that everyone involved knew they were making a ridiculous movie On the other hand, from what we see here, Point Break 2015 plays everything super straight. There' »
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