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Some Oscar Surprises Still Puzzle Awards-Watchers

18 December 2014 10:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Carping at surprise best picture contenders is a favorite indoor sport among many Oscar mavens. (Confidently handicapping the field and getting picks wrong is their second favorite.)

Some controversies have legs that lasted decades. 1968 outrage over the muscled-out “2001: A Space Odyssey” may even be greater now that the Kubrick epic’s legendary status is sealed. Jaws still drop to discover “North by Northwest” was edged out by “The Nun’s Story” and “African Queen” was pushed aside for “Quo Vadis.”

“Huh?” moments — as in, “They named ‘Ivanhoe’ instead of ‘Singin’ in the Rain?’ ” — are legion, although that bizarre turn of events in 1952, when Robert Taylor’s medieval muddle knocked out Gene Kelly’s timeless tuner, remains a low-water mark for many veteran Oscar watchers.

For instance, fluff like 1935’s “Naughty Marietta” routinely contended with enduring classics. When “Three Smart Girls” (1936) is given a shot at the top trophy, no »

- Bob Verini

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Here Are 2014′s Top 14 Dance Videos According To DanceOn Network

16 December 2014 12:33 PM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

It’s the season where everyone starts compiling “best of the year” lists, so DanceOn decided to join the crowd. The dance-themed multi-channel network best known for its Dance Showdown series has compiled a list of the top 14 dance videos from 2014. The videos encompass sweet moves from professionally-trained dancers and amateurs alike. Taylor Swift earned a spot at #10 on the top dance videos list for her “Shake It Off” routine, and a little boy named Charlie placed #12 by easily giving Patrick Swayze a run for his money. Ellen DeGeneres (who just launched her own video hub this year) recreated in her usual farcical style Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” earning the comedienne a #2 spot on the list. However, Sia beat out all other dance videos for “Chandelier,” which was actually performed by 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler. Here’s the complete list of DanceOn’s top 14 dance videos from 2014: 14. Major Lazer »

- Bree Brouwer

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No more Orange Wednesdays: Ee 2-for-1 cinema ticket offer ending

11 December 2014 9:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ee's 2-for-1 cinema ticket offer will take its final bow next year.

The popular deal - previously known by the name 'Orange Wednesdays' before Orange and T-Mobile's merger - will come to an end on February 25, 2015, Ee has announced.

"In early 2015, 2-for-1 cinema tickets will be coming to an end. It means Wednesday 25 February will be our last day for 2 for 1 cinema tickets and our PizzaExpress offer," said the firm on its official website.

"Until then, get your film guides out and make the most of Wednesday night trips to the cinema this winter."

The company has also promised an "exciting new offer" exclusive to Ee customers in 2015.

The Orange Wednesdays promotion was originally launched in 2003.

At the time, the mobile phone firm also invested in 'Orange Gold Spots' at cinemas which showed a host of Hollywood stars - from Patrick Swayze to Carrie Fisher - pitching movies to the »

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Édgar Ramírez to join Jennifer Lawrence in Miracle Mop movie Joy

11 December 2014 3:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Édgar Ramírez has entered talks for David O Russell's Joy.

The Zero Dark Thirty actor will play Jennifer Lawrence's philandering husband in the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will centre around the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano (Lawrence).

Robert De Niro is reuniting with Silver Linings Playbook collaborators Lawrence and Russell for the film.

Lawrence confirmed her involvement in the biopic earlier this year, after she admitted that O Russell made the offer over a text message.

Ramírez recently finished shooting the Point Break remake, in which he took on Patrick Swayze's role of Bodhi.

Joy is set to start filming in February 2015, and will be released on December 25. »

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Top 5: Iconic TV shows of the 1970s

7 December 2014 1:21 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Legendary TV producer and writer Glen A. Larson sadly passed away recently aged 77 – Larson was most famous for creating Battlestar Galactica one of the most spectacular and ambitious television programmes ever produced in the 1970s. And with Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Original Series being released on Blu-ray for the first time last month we’re remembering some of the most iconic TV shows of the 1970s.

Happy Days

Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealised view of Us life in the 1960s and was one of the highest-rated Us TV shows in the 1970s. ‘The Fonz’: Early episodes of the Happy Days revolve around Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard) and his friends but high school dropout and ladies man Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) proved a favourite with viewers so more story lines were written to reflect this popularity. Fun Facts! Robin Williams appeared in the »

- Phil Wheat

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Childhood Memories and explaining ‘Donnie Darko’

28 November 2014 9:04 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Donnie Darko

Directed by Richard Kelly

Written by Richard Kelly and Billy Wilder

2001 – USA

The gateway movie to my full-blown film addiction was Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko (2001). Kelly has yet to create a film that matches the mood or magnitude of his first success. This supernatural thriller has sparked a cult following behind the intense narrative and themes. Countless arguments have played out discussing weather it’s a representation of madness or simply a dark supernatural epic. Made in only 28 days, utilizing a low budget of 4.5 million, it`s an independent film poster-child with its success.

I first watched this film in High school whilst sitting at the back of a stuffy media class. After the first viewing my fasciation with the world now lay in unpicking every detail of this flick. Donnie Darko had everything a 16-year-old girl could want in a film. This included a deranged bedroom-eyed »

- Tamarah Scott

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Shabana Azmi to feature in British film on Indian royalty

14 November 2014 2:37 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Shabana Azmi, our first truly international star who has worked with the likes of Shirley MacLaine in Madame Sousatzka and Patrick Swayze in The City Of Joy is now all set to star in the most controversial international project of her career. Shabana stars in The Black Prince, the biopic on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh who during the British Raj was wrenched away from his mother at age of 15 and forcibly brought to Britain where he was converted to Christianity and groomed like a Britisher. For many decades now, Sikh historians have regarded Duleep Singh's story to be emblematic of Colonial arrogance and intolerance. The film is now being directed by the Us-based Indian actor-director Kavi Raz in Northamptonshire in England. About her role Shabana says, "Maharani Jinda is the driving-force behind Duleep to return to Punjab and take back his land. He was taken away to England »

- Subhash K. Jha

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10 TV characters who knew how to make an entrance

2 November 2014 1:07 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Battlestar Galactica to Farscape, Doctor Who and more, Juliette cheers on 10 TV characters who made a big first impression...

Some characters slip onto our TV screens quietly and sneak into our hearts slowly. We watch them develop and grow, and come to love them over time, sometimes despite very inauspicious beginnings (being eaten by a wheelie bin springs to mind).

Others make more of an impression from the get-go.

In this list, we’re celebrating some of the most memorable and impressive entrances of characters from TV shows. To make the list, a character had to be (or eventually become) a regular or frequently recurring character – no one-shot wonders here. And note this is a list for TV characters, so you won’t see any Captain Jack Sparrow or even the Borg Queen – all of these had to make their big impression on the small screen.

10. Madame Vastra and Jenny, »

- louisamellor

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Tommy Lee Jones Said Really Mean Things To Jim Carrey During Batman Forever

29 October 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sometimes a movie duo works fabulously together onscreen, but the two utterly loathe each other offscreen. Rumor has it this was the case for Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart on Sabrina, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on Dirty Dancing, and even Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling on The Notebook. Well, add Batman Forever's dastardly duo of Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey to this list. It turns out Jones loathed Carrey, and had no trouble letting it be known. While promoting his upcoming Dumb and Dumber To, Jim Carrey appeared on Howard Stern's show for a lengthy interview. About 55 minutes in, talk turns to Carrey's time playing the Riddler in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, in which Tommy Lee Jones co-starred as Two-Face. Well, it turns out Jones was less than thrilled to be sharing scenes with the comedian, and wasn't shy about letting Carrey know. According to Carrey, »

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The X Factor: What did the judges say on Movie Week?

25 October 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Week Three saw The X Factor contestants perform famous songs from the long and glorious history of the movies.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (October 25) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Jake Quickenden: 'She's Like The Wind' by Patrick Swayze (from Dirty Dancing)

Louis: "You probably should have spent more time in the studio than the gym."

Simon: "If you do last another week, and I think that's unlikely after that, you need to get better at singing. I'm disappointed for you."

2. Only The Young: 'Boom Clap' by Charli Xcx (from The Fault In Our Stars)

Mel B: "I really really like that song. I thought you did a great job. I would have liked to have heard a few more harmonies, »

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The X Factor Week 3: All the best tweets from Movie Night

25 October 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tonight (October 25) saw Movie Week return to The X Factor stage with ballads, musicals and poppy songs galore.

Digital Spy rounds up the best tweets from Week 3:

Jake Quickenden kicked off the show with what some took to be a bad version of Patrick Swayze's 'She's Like The Wind':

I'm sorry but "she's like the wind" is one of my fave songs...not for me hon, not for me!very basic vocal #XFactor

Zoe Birkett (@iamzoebirkett) October 25, 2014

They're so tight on @JakeQuickenden he sounded beautiful #Xfactor

— Jeta (@XxJeta) October 25, 2014

Only The Young didn't get the best reception:

Only The Young are an eight-legged freshers' week #xfactor

— Chris Bennion (@PigLimbedViking) October 25, 2014

Make It Stop. What Is this? #xfactor

— Rosemary Mac Cabe (@RosemaryMacCabe) October 25, 2014

Lots of love for Andrea Faustini:

@rudemrlang I'm all about wee Italian teddy bear on X Factor.

Lisa O'Donnell (@LisaODonnell72) October 25, 2014

There was a mixed »

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Caroline Flack feels like she's in Dirty Dancing

25 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Caroline Flack feels like she is starring in 'Dirty Dancing'. The former 'Xtra Factor' presenter is incredibly excited to be taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' - on which she is partnered with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev - because she can't help but think of the classic movie, which starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze. She said: '''Strictly' is basically 'Dirty Dancing'. That's the only way I can explain it. ''And Pasha is Patrick Swayze - look at him. He's like, 'Step on the two' and I'm like, 'Eeek! It's 'Dirty Dancing'! Eeek!' '' Caroline admits she is ''in awe'' of her »

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The X Factor: Week 3's Movie Night song choices revealed

24 October 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

And The X Factor title goes to...

Nope, we've not got that far yet. Still another couple of months to go - but Saturday night is Movie Night on ITV's primetime reality TV juggernaut.

So dust off your gladrags, order in the popcorn and stop trying to work out which member of Stereo Kicks is which for a moment - because tomorrow night's song choices are in. There's power ballads aplenty, so expect more key changes than a Westlife album.

Which young hopeful will be hoping to meet the challenge of his rivals, who wants you to 'Listen' to them and which soloist has the unenviable task of singing a track originally performed by four artists? Find out below...

X Factor 2014 Movies Week: Original versions playlist


Jack Walton

'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor (from Rocky)

Andrea Faustini

'Listen' by Beyoncé (from Dreamgirls)

Jake Quickenden

'She's Like »

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Keanu Reeves in 1985: If I Don't Make It, I'll Cry

23 October 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Before Keanu's new film John Wick hits theaters, let’s take a look at his first interview with Et.

Keanu Reeves has been acting for nearly three decades and Et has been with him every step of the way.

In celebration of John Wick, the 50-year-old actor's latest film out this Friday, we dug into the Et vault to find the first time we interviewed the actor—way back in 1985 on the set of the TV movie Young Again.

Video- Keanu Reeves Addresses Recent Home Break-In

"I can feel it, I'm having fun," a 21-year-old Keanu told Et. The young actor was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed working alongside TV's Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, and had dreams of making it big himself one day. "I hope something gets out there that is magic -- and if not, I'll just be sad and cry," he joked.

It took a few more years, but Keanu would eventually make a name for »

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Marc Baylis feels more attractive following Coronation Street murder

23 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Caroline Flack feels like she is starring in 'Dirty Dancing'. The former 'Xtra Factor' presenter is incredibly excited to be taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' - on which she is partnered with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev - because she can't help but think of the classic movie, which starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze. She said: '''Strictly' is basically 'Dirty Dancing'. That's the only way I can explain it. ''And Pasha is Patrick Swayze - look at him. He's like, 'Step on the two' and I'm like, 'Eeek! It's 'Dirty Dancing'! Eeek!' '' Caroline admits she is ''in awe'' of her »

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Best of Late Night TV: Bill Murray's Tinder Talk, John Leguizamo's Fight With Patrick Swayze (Video)

22 October 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Seth Meyers are still on vacation with repeats, but don't worry: Bill Murray and Tenacious D were around to save Tuesday night.

Bill Murray was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- and you have to pay close attention to his amazing shirt with what looks like divers on it. His outfit is just everything. Jimmy shared all the great parenting advice Bill gave him before Jk and his wife welcomed their child. "I don't know much," Bill said, "but I talk a lot about what I do know." That's how it should be. He has six boys, so he should know. He shared a good »

- Gina Carbone

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Dirty Dancing Boy Dances with DWTS's Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson (Video)

17 October 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

From Michael Jackson to Patrick Swayze to … Alfonso Ribeiro? Eight-year-old Charlie has already impressively tackled some of the most iconic dance numbers of all time, but he has always been a solo act - until now. That all changed Thursday when Charlie met Dancing with the Stars contestant Ribeiro and his pro-dancer partner Witney Carson backstage at a taping of The Queen Latifah Show. "Charlie was so excited to meet them," an onlooker tells People. "His mom had shown him The Carlton dance before so he was beside himself when he saw [Alfonso] in real life." Charlie may have been a »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 years: #10-1

17 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Make people laugh and they won't even realize you're making them think. Over the past 50 years, women have broken through the glass ceiling time after time, shattering stereotypes and thumbing their noses at the old chestnut that "Women aren't funny." Fact: Anybody who says women aren't funny doesn't want them to be funny. We're looking back on the 50 funniest women of the past 50 years, their contributions to comedy, and their enduring legacies that inspire men and women alike. These are the 50 women who have helped (and are helping) to introduce the next class of hilarious women, which will inevitably include Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate McKinnon. Keep in mind this list only includes women who are primarily performers in movies, television, and standup comedy. That's why you don't see legends like Nora Ephron, Anne Beatts, and Elaine May here. »

- Donna Dickens, Chris Eggertsen, Louis Virtel,

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23 movies currently being turned into TV shows

15 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Big and Uncle Buck to Shutter Island and Rush Hour, here are 23 films that are getting the television treatment...

You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.

Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...


The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.

The TV show: Big is set to be a half hour comedy show from 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are executive producing and writing, and Big the TV show is set to »

- louisamellor

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Watch: An Adorable 8-Year-Old Re-creates the 'Dirty Dancing' Finale

14 October 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There are some things you can just watch over and over again, like every sexy dance sequence in Dirty Dancing... or this adorable eight-year-old's re-creation of the film's memorable finale. When the boy's mother realized her son had taken a bit of a liking to the moves on display in the 1987 movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, she whipped out her cell phone and captured something you definitely need to see to believe.   Once you get over the fact that this eight-year-old has better moves than you, there's no denying this kid is destined for a future season of Dancing with the Stars. When asked about the video by Buzzfeed, the boy's mom said his fascination with dancing began after Michael Jackson died. He started watching all of...

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- Erik Davis

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