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Secret Cinema: Dirty Dancing review: “The Time Of Your Lives…”

18 July 2016 2:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review: Possibly one of the best movie experiences we’ve ever sampled. So much fun that you really will have the ‘Time Of Your Life’.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review by Paul Heath, July 2016.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review

Secret Cinema returns for their latest production, their third of the years so far, an ambitious recreation of the famous Kellerman’s holiday camp from the film Dirty Dancing.

Secret Cinema’s 2016 events all kicked off back in March when the organisers asked us to Tell No One for their cold war event which turned out to be a production based around Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a title which wasn’t revealed to attendees prior to the event. That wasn’t the case for their lavish follow-up, Secret Cinema presents 28 Days Later, which arrived in »

- Paul Heath

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The Transcendent Masculinity of Point Break

12 July 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“I Caught My First Tube Today . . . Sir.”

Shortly after undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah befriends charismatic surfing bank robber Bodhi (“That’s Bodhi . . . they call him Bodhisattva”) in Point Break, a group consisting mostly of Bodhi’s bank heist crew, Johnny, and their various romantic partners sit around a fire while Bodhi regales the group with a tale of the “fifty-year storm,” a quasi-mythical weather event that every half century yields the best waves for surfing anyone has ever seen. In the scene, Patrick Swayze, essaying the role of Bodhi, pitches his voice exactly at the intersection of awed wonder, stoner/surfer drawl, and evangelical bullshit. It is Point Break’s most explicit moment of satori, where it is revealed to be, at once, an action movie about surfing bank robbers, and the greatest possible action movie about surfing bank robbers.

It’s been twenty-five years, to the day, since Point Break’s release. A »

- Danny Bowes

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Woah! ‘Point Break’ is 25: 25 Facts You Need to Know

12 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Earlier this year we had a Point Break remake thrust upon us. The film was a critical and box office no, audiences perplexed that a remake had been deemed necessary. The first film is such a perfect cult classic that it really didn’t need an update, even if it has been almost twenty-five years.

Yep if you can believe it twenty-five years ago to the day Us cinema-goers were witnessing the beautiful bromance that is Johnny Utah and Bodhi. In honour of the prestigious Birthday we’ve compiled a list of the most interesting trivia tid-bits about the production.

1. When Keanu Reeves was cast the film was titled Johnny Utah, which isn’t very surf-centric. The name then became Riders on the Storm as Patrick Swayze joined the project. This tile came from the famous Doors song however the lyrics again have no bearing on the film. Finally halfway »

- Kat Hughes

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Why Road House remains an action movie classic

10 July 2016 5:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Duncan Bowles Jul 11, 2016

"Be nice": we take a look back at the classic Road House, starring the late Patrick Swayze...

When I was originally asked if I’d like to write a love letter to Road House, I leapt at the chance – as one of my all-time favourite movies, how hard could it be to extol the virtues of a movie that contains more mullets per minute than most?

But then I tried fixing on a title for the article and in doing so was forced to confront the beautiful contradictions that combine to form Road House. Part action movie, part triumph for sexual equality, yet with a pure and unbridled vein of macho full bloodedness that’s capable of making even the meekest of people want to start a bar fight.

Feel free to liberate yourself of any shirt, as we take a look at how opposing forces »

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‘The Neon Demon’ Review: “A Beautiful Nightmare”

10 July 2016 4:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nicolas Winding Refn returns with The Neon Demon, his most beautiful film to date. The Neon Demon review

The Neon Demon is the latest feature film to be directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. The director has made a name for both himself and actor Ryan Gosling with previous films Drive and Only God Forgives. This time he’s working without Gosling, instead switching to a female lead in the form of Elle Fanning. Our story tells of young girl Jessie (Fanning) as she arrives in Los Angeles aspiring to be a model. An instant success, she soon has to deal with the envy and dark desires of those around her. The film screened at Cannes earlier this year and was received with a bizarre mixture of boos and cheers. The Neon Demon it seems is a true marmite movie, you either love it or hate it. So where does Thn sit? »

- Kat Hughes

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Is This Why the Original Ghostbusters Don't Exist in the Reboot?

25 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A new TV spot for the Ghostbusters reboot debuted last week that had certain corners of the fan community raising their eyebrow. And it's very strange that it is included in the marketing materials at all. But it's been cause for alarm for some people. And it's calling into question various aspects of this franchise restarter from director Paul Feig and Sony Pictures. The footage has Melissa McCarthy's Abby Yates cracking wise to Toby Huss' Officer Stevenson about the 1990 movie Ghost. Now, some fans are clinging to a new theory that this may prove the original Ghostbusters still exist in this rebooted world, and that it all ties into a phenomenon known as 'The Mandela Effect'.

'The Mandela Effect' is a very real thing, in so much as certain individuals truly believe that the conspiracy exists. And yes, it's what some might consider a wackadoo conspiracy theory. Whether »

- MovieWeb

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Will Ghostbusters Be a Bigger Box Office Hit Than Expected?

24 June 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Some fans absolutely loathe the idea of the new Ghostbusters reboot, and for a plethora of both honest and dubious reasons. They've been very vocal and loud about it, too. So much so, many believe that this all-female version of the classic horror comedy will be one of summer's biggest bombs. But if new tracking data turns out to be true, that will be very far from the case. In all actuality, Sony Pictures is looking at a blockbuster hit in terms of a fresh franchise restarter. Especially for a series that has laid dominant for the past four decades.

Comedy director and sometimes actor Paul Feig is at the helm of this new Ghostbusters, which has been met with criticism every inch of the way. From the cast, which features mostly SNL alum, to the trailers, to the new theme song released yesterday, some fans are ready to take »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Return in 'Ghostbusters' Teaser

15 June 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man became the iconic symbol of 1984's Ghosbusters, and the towering destructor makes a return cameo in the upcoming remake, terrorizing the streets of New York City. "The symbol that defined a generation is getting an upgrade," promises a new teaser for the Paul Feig-directed remake, out July 15th. 

Sony and Columbia Pictures have released a round of new TV spots for the reboot, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Another finds the Ghostbusters being hounded by an NYC cop. »

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Watch: Melissa McCarthy Gives Exclusive First Look at Her Ghostbusters Character in Behind-the-Scenes Clip

8 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melissa McCarthy is giving a behind-the-scenes look at her Ghostbusters character in honor of the original film's 32nd anniversary today. It all started on this day back in 1984, when the first Ghostbusters hit theaters - and in the new reboot, the Bridesmaids star is taking over as the heart and soul of the supernatural exterminators. "My character has really always been a believer. Doesn't matter if people are making fun of her, which they always have," McCarthy says in a clip exclusive to People. In the clip, we see McCarthy's character, Abby Yates, trying to convince a police officer of »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Watch: Melissa McCarthy Gives Exclusive First Look at Her Ghostbusters Character in Behind-the-Scenes Clip

8 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melissa McCarthy is giving a behind-the-scenes look at her Ghostbusters character in honor of the original film's 32nd anniversary today. It all started on this day back in 1984, when the first Ghostbusters hit theaters - and in the new reboot, the Bridesmaids star is taking over as the heart and soul of the supernatural exterminators. "My character has really always been a believer. Doesn't matter if people are making fun of her, which they always have," McCarthy says in a clip exclusive to People. In the clip, we see McCarthy's character, Abby Yates, trying to convince a police officer of »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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En Pointe! Sarah Hyland Shows off Moves in Ballet-Inspired Photoshoot

2 June 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarah Hyland is going back to her roots. The actress, 25, may be best known for her work on Modern Family, but she was a dancer before becoming a TV star. After ten years away from the dance studio, she's getting back into the swing of things with a new ballerina-themed photo shoot. In the photos and accompanying interview with Beauty Coach, Hyland opens up about her dancer past and her thoughts on inner beauty. "To me, inner beauty means being a strong, kind, giving soul," Hyland says. "Be compassionate, but don't let people take advantage of you. Be forgiving, but don't forget. »

- Aaron Couch

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En Pointe! Sarah Hyland Shows off Moves in Ballet-Inspired Photoshoot

2 June 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarah Hyland is going back to her roots. The actress, 25, may be best known for her work on Modern Family, but she was a dancer before becoming a TV star. After ten years away from the dance studio, she's getting back into the swing of things with a new ballerina-themed photo shoot. In the photos and accompanying interview with Beauty Coach, Hyland opens up about her dancer past and her thoughts on inner beauty. "To me, inner beauty means being a strong, kind, giving soul," Hyland says. "Be compassionate, but don't let people take advantage of you. Be forgiving, but don't forget. »

- Aaron Couch

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Celebrity Biographer Wendy Leigh Dead in Possible Suicide

2 June 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Author Wendy Leigh - who penned the best-selling biographies of David Bowie, Patrick Swayze, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others - died on Sunday. The New York Post reports that she jumped from her balcony in an apparent suicide, while it has also been reported that she fell. She was 65 years old. Leigh's agent Daniel Strone confirmed her death to People. "She was an eternally optimistic and upbeat person," Strone said. "She always was up for an adventure." Strone also said Leigh loved to work. "Every project she threw her whole body and soul into. She could not wait for the next project, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Celebrity Biographer Wendy Leigh Dead in Possible Suicide

2 June 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Author Wendy Leigh - who penned the best-selling biographies of David Bowie, Patrick Swayze, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others - died on Sunday. The New York Post reports that she jumped from her balcony in an apparent suicide, while it has also been reported that she fell. She was 65 years old. Leigh's agent Daniel Strone confirmed her death to People. "She was an eternally optimistic and upbeat person," Strone said. "She always was up for an adventure." Strone also said Leigh loved to work. "Every project she threw her whole body and soul into. She could not wait for the next project, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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The Player

30 May 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Robert Altman's murder tale reeks of insider access and Hollywood hipster Bs; its main claim to greatness is its fifty-plus star cameos. It may no longer seem as smart as it looked in 1992, but they don't make 'em any slicker than this. The Player Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 812 1992 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 24, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett. Cinematography Jean Lépine Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Michael Tolkin from his novel Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler Directed by Robert Altman

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Robert Altman's filmography is undergoing what looks like a full retrospective through Criterion; even the 1975 title Nashville came out not long ago. This very successful later picture marks a revitalization of the director's career. It's sort of a Kafkaesque spin on Hail, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Keanu Reeves Signs With WME (Exclusive)

11 May 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor, producer and director Keanu Reeves has signed with WME in all areas.

Reeves started his career headlining box office hits, but has also taken to auteur-driven projects in recent years like Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming “Neon Demon,” while still starring in commercial successes like “John Wick.”

“Neon Demon” premieres at the Cannes Film Festival next week. The film will be released on June 24 by Amazon and Broad Green.

He begins shooting sci-fi thriller “Replicas” with director Jeffrey Nachmanoff this July. He will also appear in Marti Noxon’s “To the Bone,” and Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch.”

John Wick 2,” the follow-up to Reeves’ 2014 hit, will premiere February 2017 from director Chad Stahelski. The original pic overwhelmed at the box office, bringing in $71 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.

One of Reeves’ first blockbusters came in 1991 with “Point Break” opposite Patrick Swayze, followed by “Speed” and sci-fi trilogy “The Matrix. »

- Justin Kroll

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Review: 'The Americans' just aired its best episode ever

4 May 2016 8:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's The Americans coming up just as soon as I take my antibiotic and a nap... "It's never been this bad. It's worse every day." -Gabriel When Alias revealed that Sydney Bristow had been missing in action for two years, or when Battlestar Galactica leaped forward a year in mid-scene, the idea of a huge time jump was still shocking. Over a decade later — after shows as diverse as Lost, Desperate Housewives, Hannibal, Parks and Recreation, Masters of Sex, and Catastrophe have skipped ahead either between seasons or during them — the idea is just another commonly-accepted tool in any showrunner's tool kit, so that fans often predict their favorite series will use it as the only way out of a current story arc. The device has become so familiar, in fact, that where once it dropped jaws, it now risks eliciting shrugs. What makes the seven-month time »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Adult Life Skills’

22 April 2016 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s fitting that Whitesnake’s hair-metal classic “Here I Go Again” closes out “Adult Life Skills,” as writer/director Rachel Tunnard’s film is a cheesy rehash of numerous stunted-adolescent dramedies. This story of an English woman struggling with adulthood on the cusp of her thirtieth birthday dispenses requisite quirk and bathos, but its lack of originality is paired with an even more disappointing dearth of laughs. Theatrical viability for the winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2016 Tribeca fest seems narrow, though no doubt at least a few moviegoers have yet to outgrow its brand of profane, idiosyncratic mopiness.

In an unnamed rural English town, Anna (Jodie Whittaker) copes with the lingering grief over her twin brother Billy’s death by making elaborate space-travel movies full of homemade sets and starring her thumbs, whose happy/sad countenances (drawn on with magic marker) denote them as surrogates for Anna and her departed sibling. »

- Nick Schager

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7 Great Movies That Revolve Around A Kidnapping

5 April 2016 10:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The kidnap plot is one of the most regularly used and reliable plot devices in cinema. It is found in every genre, and provides scope for all manner of action and narrative twists. It is a particular favourite of the legendary filmmaking duo Joel and Ethan Coen, who have once again employed the trope in their latest release Hail, Caesar!

It was also the centre of the critically acclaimed film, Room, which recently bagged lead actress Brie Larson her first Academy Award. These two, very different movies perfectly illustrate the vast spectrum across which the kidnap plot device can operate in film – but there are many more examples that fall in-between.

As with all plot devices, there are good examples, and bad. Too often, the kidnap trope is simply a means to an end – regularly using women as objects to be fought over, with no agency of their own, waiting »

- Sarah Myles

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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...: Reelz Celebrity Death Series Get Season Six Renewal

4 April 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Per Deadline, Reelz has renewed its Autopsy: The Last Hours of... TV series for a sixth season. In the docu-series, Dr. Richard Shepherd investigates the controversial deaths of celebrities. Recent subjects have included Natalie Wood, Phil Hartman, Jim Morrison, Donda West, and Rodney King.

According to the report, the upcoming season will feature Richard Pryor, Chris Farley, Bernie Mac, Patrick Swayze, Janis Joplin, and Sharon Tate.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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