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On the 28th anniversary of that legendary dance lift, the actress has since dated some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, won a Us reality TV show and starred in no fewer than 11 TV movies. But it was a dramatic "nose job from hell" that meant that her star faded and her burgeoning career took a very different path.
What she did first
8 celebrity couples who tried to nail Dirty Dancing's iconic lift scene
Jennifer's early career saw her bag roles in some stone-cold '80s classics. She made a fleeting appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club before teaming up with Patrick Swayze on Red Dawn. You'll also remember her from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing »
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
What would the world be without "Dirty Dancing"? A horrible, wonder-less, impossibly unromantic place, probably.
There's an endlessly memorable array of reasons to love the Patrick Swayze / Jennifer Grey 1987 classic, which more than likely had a positive -- if not profound -- impact on your childhood and/or adolescence. So let's revisit the Catskills and take a tour of some of the movie's most iconic quotes, dancing-est moments, and downright unforgettable looks of longing. Just remember not to put Baby in a corner; Johnny Castle hates that.
- Tim Hayne
It's been nearly 28 years since the original Dirty Dancing movie hit theaters in 1987, but the cult classic still has plenty of staying power thanks to some quotable lines, a seriously awesome soundtrack, and some out-of-control dance scenes. Tuesday marks what would have been the late Patrick Swayze's 63rd birthday, so to celebrate his life, we're taking a look back at the iconic movie that made people dream of a beautiful stranger who'd teach them how to dance, lift them high in the air, and stand up to anyone who tried to put them in the corner. Keep reading to relive some of the film's memorable moments and see 22 things Dirty Dancing taught you - besides, of course, dirty dancing. »
Chris Farley was a comedy legend that was taken from us too soon. The legendary star died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the age of just 33. At the time of his death, Farley was working on a brand new animated film called Shrek, and early test footage for that film has just been leaked online featuring the actor’s voice opposite fellow former Saturday Night Live star, Eddie Murphy, who voices Donkey.
Farley’s Shrek is very different to the one we’ve all come to love by Mike Myers over the years, though equally as funny. A new documentary from Brent Hodge and Derik Murray called I Am Chris Farley is releasing in the United States this month, which Farley’s Shrek heavily features.
“Originally the Shrek character was »
- Paul Heath
This is what happens when you combine the docile tones of Celine Dion with the highflying dance moves of "Dirty Dancing." This poor woman must have thought she was Jennifer Grey when she performed the acrobatic dance move to "My Heart Will Go On" … too bad for her the guy lifting her in the air wasn’t Patrick Swayze. He should've remembered Kate Winslet's line from "Titanic" -- "Never let go." Near … Far … Wherever »
- TMZ Staff
In the world of comedy certain talents stand out as heavyweights, both literally and figuratively. Large of both frame and talent very often these talented performers can seem more like a force of nature running amok in the mundane world, creating comedic chaos for our amusement.
The first that comes to my mind would have to be Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, his name forever tarnished with a scandalous incident that was proved in court never to have happened, Fatty Arbuckle deserves better. He was genuinely talented, a series of dvd releases proves it. He taught Buster Keaton everything he knew. He was also incredibly funny.
- Sam Moffitt
Film Nerd 2.0 is an ongoing series in which we explore the ways we share media with our kids, particularly those of us who grew up deeply in love with movies. The media landscape has changed completely, and parents need to be more engaged than ever in what their kids watch and what they take from that entertainment. "Daddy, why did the Karate Kid Johnny die?" When "The Outsiders" was released in 1983, I was 13, and I already dearly loved the S.E. Hinton novel. It's melodramatic as hell, but that's how it feels to be a teenager, no matter what era you're talking about. I may not have had to deal with Socs or Greasers, but navigating the turbulent emotional landscape of adolescence was something that informed every line of Hinton's book. Francis Ford Coppola's film is burnished and beautiful, and it featured a young cast made up of actors on »
- Drew McWeeny
Bobby Brown and his wife are either huge "Point Break" fans, or they're in touch with their inner Buddha -- because they've named their baby girl ... Bodhi. TMZ obtained a copy of the birth certificate ... which lists her full name as ... Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown. The little girl was born last Thursday at Cedars-Sinai in Bev Hills. We don't know for sure why Bobby and Alicia Etheredge picked the name Bodhi -- but in Buddhism »
- TMZ Staff
It didn’t seem to have a ghost of a chance of becoming a hit. Instead, “Ghost” would forever redefine what constitutes a summer blockbuster. The romantic fantasy about Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze, in the role that would make him a bona fide sensation), a murdered Manhattan banker in spirit form who relies on con-artist psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg, feisty and funny) to help him save endangered sweetheart Molly (Demi Moore, who turns crying on cue into an Olympic sport), didn’t just wipe out such surefire winners as “Total Recall,” “Die Hard 2” and “Back to the Future III.” The supernatural weeper also would go on to claim the box-office crown as the top-grossing picture of 1990, with a worldwide gross of $505.7 million. This Hollywood anomaly also cashed in big time during awards season. The rare summer-release contender from a major studio that didn’t qualify as either sci-fi (“Star Wars, »
- Susan Wloszczyna
Regular readers of the site will know that earlier this year we ran a series looking at the classic films of Keanu Reeves. This was to co-inside with the release of the fantastic John Wick; now we turn our attention to another big name from the nineties, Tom Cruise. Each week from now until the release of the highly anticipated fifth Mission Impossible film, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, we’ll be taking an in depth look the films that we feel are his classics.
Tom Cruise, born Thomas Cruise Mapothor IV, got into acting during high school, abandoning his original plans of becoming a Catholic priest. He then moved to New York at the age of eighteen to start acting. His on-screen début came in Endless Love where he had a small role. He also has a starred in Taps, The Outsiders, Losing It, All the Right Moves, and Legend before studios started taking notice. »
- Kat Smith
The phrase "nobody puts Baby in a corner" has pretty much become common tongue. But the second you start using it in promotional/marketing material without the consent of Lionsgate, even if it alters a few lines, well, you.re in trouble. And the trouble just got huge for brokerage giant Td Ameritrade in response to their television campaign that features a few Dirty Dancing references, including an altered version of the famous line from the film. Lionsgate is going after Td Ameritrade full force claiming the business "adulterated taglines" and used a cartoon "reenactment" of the famous dance lift performed by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze for their television ad that ran from October to April. The lawsuit follows Td Ameritrade.s attempt last Friday to get declaratory relief that its ad was safe from the infringement. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is not backing down, asserting »
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
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