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Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Twister’ and HBO’s ‘Big Love,’ Dies at 61

26 February 2017 7:46 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bill Paxton, longtime actor and star of such hits as Apollo 13, Twister, HBO’s Big Love and most recently, CBS’ TV adaptation of Training Day died unexpectedly on Feb. 25, Et has learned. He was 61.

A source tells Et that Paxton had a heart condition and was getting surgery at the time of his death. He was in good spirits. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a representative for the family said in a statement.

More: Bill Paxton Dies at 61 -- Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and More Celebs Pay Tribute to Actor

“A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth »

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Keanu Reeves: The King of Action!

16 February 2017 2:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on Keanu Reeves, the king of action…

With John Wick: Chapter 2 in cinemas now, it seems a good time to take a look back over Keanu Reeves’ forays into the action genre. Over the years Reeves has dipped his toes into just about every genre. He broke out of course in comedy, becoming forever identified as Ted Theodore Logan in the two Bill and Ted films. He’s done dramas, thrillers, romance and horror films. He’s even done Shakespeare (not that the world, or indeed Reeves himself needs reminding of that). However, Ted Logan aside, his most iconic work has been in the action genre.

The ageless Reeves took his first foray into the genre back in 1991 with the cult classic, Point Break. Whilst undoubtedly he was overshadowed by Patrick Swayze in the film, what was apparent was that Reeves, while still actively trying to shake »

- Amie Cranswick

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Patrick Swayze’s Widow Wants to Share Her Husband’s ‘Incredible Life’ with Auction of Some of His Most Prized Memorabilia

15 February 2017 2:31 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Lisa Niemi Swayze was packing up the Los Angeles ranch she shared with Patrick Swayze, her husband of 34 years, she remembers, “There was one bright spot in the whole thing. I kept saying to myself, ‘Someday I am going to share all these wonderful items of Patrick’s.”

“That was the thing that kept me going,” says Lisa, “that I would be able to share Patrick’s incredible life with other people.”

Come April 28 and 29, Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles will offer some of the most treasured belongings of the beloved actor who died in 2009 from pancreatic cancer. »

- Liz McNeil

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The Iconic Roles of Keanu Reeves

14 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Some actors become synonymous with a certain character. Sometimes a performance is so memorable that they become forever intrinsically linked. Arnold Schwarzenegger will always be The Terminator, Sly Stallone is Rocky and Hugh Jackman will never escape from Wolverine. Sometimes though, an actor manages to have not one iconic role, but several. One of those actors is Keanu Reeves.

The Canadian started his acting career in the eighties, and during his thirty-plus years in the business, Keanu has created a slew of iconic roles. How many of these do you love?

Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan

Keanu started his career as he meant it to go on, with one of his first roles being one of his most iconic. That character is of course Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan, from the film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. This role was so iconic and well played that many have been confused as to whether »

- Kat Hughes

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Theatre: Interview with Andy Moss for Ghost – The Musical

13 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Currently touring the UK is the much-loved stage production Ghost – The Musical, which is based on the beloved film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Appearing as Swayze’s character Sam Wheat on the current tour in Andy Moss, and we managed to track him down for a chat about the show.

How exciting is it to be doing Ghost – The Musical?

So exciting! I did a few things just after I left college but nothing of note so this is my first treading of the boards since then. I’m so excited but it’s also a bit nerve-wracking – not the idea of performing in front of an audience but because it’s such an iconic role. Patrick Swayze’s shoes are big shoes to fill, for sure, and my mate Richard Fleeshman did Sam in the original West End production and he was amazing too. So there’s »

- Paul Heath

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

12 February 2017 8:37 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

Grab your watermelons because Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), and Jack Weston (The Thomas Crown Affair). The timeless classic was written by Eleanor Bergstein (Let It Be Me) and directed by Emile Ardolino »

- Tom Stockman

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Newswire: Patrick Swayze’s Dirty Dancing jacket is going up for auction

8 February 2017 3:59 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s been eight years since Patrick Swayze’s death at the age of 57, but fans looking to keep a little piece of Swayze alive in their hearts (and wardrobes) are in luck. Celebrity-focused auction house Julien’s has announced that its first major sale of 2017 will be artifacts from Swayze’s estate.

Julien’s hasn’t posted a list of everything for sale online—and catalogs of the entire collection run $100 a pop—but they did list a few juicy Swayze artifacts that are up on the block. The leather jacket from Dirty Dancing—a.k.a. the perfect outfit for determinedly not putting people in a corner—tops the list, at an estimated $4,000-$6,000 price tag. There’s also his shirt and shoes from the movie Ghost, even though we don’t remember “wearing a shirt” as a thing Swayze did a ...

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- William Hughes

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Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary – Now on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set

8 February 2017 3:15 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

Grab your watermelons because Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, along with a special Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set.

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Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on a limited Collector’s Edition numbered box set (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop »

- Tom Stockman

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Patrick Swayze’s Dirty Dancing Leather Jacket, Ghost Shirt and Personal Motorcycle Up for Bidding

8 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s been 30 years since Patrick Swayze made fans swoon in Dirty Dancing, and now you can own the leather jacket he sported in the famous film.

Iconic pieces from the late actor’s career as well as personal belongings from his estate are to be auctioned off in April, according Julien’s Auctions.

Stand-out items from the actor whose career spanned over three decades include his black leather jacket from the 1987 romance Dirty Dancing, estimated to be sold for $4,000 to $6,000, and the shoes and maroon long-sleeved shirt Swayze donned in 1990’s Ghost opposite Demi Moore, estimated to go for »

- Stephanie Petit

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Watch: The Sweet Story Behind Dirty Dancing’s Iconic “Lift” Scene

7 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s one of the most iconic dance scenes in movie history.

In the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, the entire plot led up to a climactic dance scene in which Frances “Baby” Houseman (played by Jennifer Grey) is lifted over the head of Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

Audiences swooned – and Swayze was propelled onto the A-List.

In a featurette on the 30th anniversary Blu-Ray of the film, those involved with the iconic dance sequence share how difficult the scene was to pull off. Better yet, they share behind-the-scenes footage of the rehearsals. (Watch the exclusive clip above!)

Swayze was a »

- Steve Helling

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When Patrick Swayze rigged a director's loo with explosives

7 February 2017 5:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 8, 2017

The late Patrick Swayze was fond of a practical joke or two - and perhaps his most infamous came on the set of the film Red Dawn...

Here's one of those stories that you may have missed over the years. It always makes me chuckle, and if all goes to plan, I'll find a few more short pieces of this ilk over the coming weeks.

The late Patrick Swayze was fond of a practical joke or two on his movie sets - and one in particular lit a fire beneath his director at the time.

Swayze was making the film Red Dawn, for director John Milius. Milius, a man fond of explosives himself, went to answer a call of nature whilst shooting the film. Unbenownst to him, however, Patrick Swayze had got there first.

As the actor recounted in his memoir, The Time Of My Life, "I »

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Giveaway: Win ‘Dirty Dancing’ 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (5 Winners)

5 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

On August 21st, 1987, the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey captivated audiences with their high energy performances in the modern classic, Dirty Dancing. This year the film celebrates its 30th anniversary and Lionsgate is celebrating with a new Blu-ray release and limited theatrical re-release.

You'll be able to grab the new Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack beginning February 7th. To commemorate the release we have teamed up with Lionsgate to offer five lucky readers a copy of their own in this contest.

Highlighting this new release is never-before-seen footage and interviews with Patrick Swayze as well as retrospective featurettes.

For a chance to win simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U. »

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Batman Faces The Supernatural In New Justice League Dark Clip

2 February 2017 10:49 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite the entire opening scene having already been released online, yet another clip from Justice League Dark has emerged. And although there’s no violence to be witnessed, it may give us a clue as to how DC’s latest animated film earned its R-rating.

In it, Batman, John Constantine, Zatanna and Deadman find themselves in a bit of a sticky situation when they run into some ominous looking entities called “Shrouds.” Not only do they look like they were inspired by the shadowy creatures seen in the Patrick Swayze movie Ghost, but they also serve a similar purpose: Escorting souls to Hell.

Apparently, they’re attracted to Batman for some reason. It seems as though he’s constantly eluded their grasp, but we won’t rule out Constantine’s theory that the Dark Knight wears some pleasantly scented cologne.

Justice League Dark arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February »

- Eric Joseph

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Blu-ray Review – Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

30 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dirty Dancing, 1987.

Directed by Emile Ardolino.

Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Wayne Knight, Cynthia Rhodes, Kelly Bishop, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, and Lonny Price.

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1963, teenager Baby Houseman goes on a family holiday and falls in love with a rebellious dance teacher.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and when you’re nostalgic about a film that celebrates nostalgia you know you’re a) overly sentimental and b) getting old. Yes, we’re at that stage now when those classic movies we loved growing up in the 1980s are getting anniversary editions and this year sees, amongst others, Dirty Dancing getting dusted down and re-packaged in a special 30th anniversary collector’s edition Blu-ray.

It is very doubtful that anybody reading this will need a plot rundown but just in case you’re totally oblivious to the charms of romantic musicals it goes like this: »

- Amie Cranswick

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'Dirty Dancing' Turns 30! 9 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Film

27 January 2017 5:02 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In August, Dirty Dancing will celebrate 30 years since it first captivated audiences with its timeless tale, and Et is digging up some facts about the film that even hardcore fans might not know.

Watch: Abigail Breslin Is 'Stoked' About 'Dirty Dancing' Remake, Hopes to Do It Justice

1. Numerous pairings were considered to play the leads. Today, it's hard to imagine anyone besides Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the starring roles, but surprisingly, they weren't the first choice. The role of Johnny Castle was originally supposed to go to Val Kilmer, but he turned it down. Meanwhile, Grey could have lost the role of Baby Houseman to Sarah Jessica Parker or Sharon Stone, who both reportedly tried out for the part.

2. Some scenes in the movie were made up on the spot. "Tons of things were improvised," the late Swayze said in a featurette for the movie. "When I'm teaching Jennifer and I'm getting frustrated, trying to get »

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Donnie Darko 3 Planned with Original Director Richard Kelly

26 January 2017 9:05 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will we finally get Donnie Darko 3, a true sequel to the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi classic? Last year, the 2001 thriller Donnie Darko celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a 4K re-release in select U.K. theaters, although it never made it to the U.S. Now that the re-release is available on Blu-ray, writer-director Richard Kelly revealed in a new interview that he does have plans for a true follow-up that will return to this unique universe. While he doesn't offer specifics, the filmmaker explained that it will be even bigger and more ambitious than the original.

"I think there's something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It's big and expensive and I think there's time to get to that. I want to make sure we've got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we need to have that in place. »

- MovieWeb

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5 things you may not know about John Wick 2 star Keanu Reeves

23 January 2017 6:03 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

5 things you may not know about John Wick 2 star Keanu Reeves5 things you may not know about John Wick 2 star Keanu ReevesJenny Bullough1/23/2017 9:03:00 Am

The long-awaited sequel to John Wick is about to hit theatres, and we couldn't be more excited! John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up the story of our favorite vengeful assassin right where the first movie left off, as Keanu Reeves in the title role continues to seek out those who have wronged him. In anticipation of this movie, we've taken a look back at Reeves' long career and discovered some facts about him you may not know!

1. His background is global, but he’s still Canadian at heart.

Keanu was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a British mother and Chinese-Hawaiian father (his name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian), but grew up mostly in Toronto. His first acting parts were »

- Jenny Bullough

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Dirty Dancing Returns to Cinemas for Two Nights Only to Kick Off 30th Anniversary Celebration

22 January 2017 5:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

No one puts Baby in a corner … and no one should miss the chance to see the iconic 1980s romance Dirty Dancing! As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, Dirty Dancing returns to movie theaters across the country for two days only on Sunday, January 29, and Wednesday, February 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 pm. (local time) each day.

Following the theatrical re-release, a “Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” will make its debut Feb. 7. Filled with impossible-to-forget music, including the Oscar-winning “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” and with the rhythmic moves created by choreographer Kenny OrtegaDirty Dancing stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze as Baby and Johnny, whose summertime romance collides the social upheaval of the 1960s. »

- Tom Stockman

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‘A Ghost Story’ Review: Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara Star in David Lowery’s Best Movie

22 January 2017 12:45 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The main special effect in “A Ghost Story” is older than the movies: After a young Dallas musician (Casey Affleck) dies in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to the home he shared with his wife (Rooney Mara), and he’s draped in a sheet with hastily made cutout eyeholes, like some misbegotten Halloween costume. 

Yet writer-director David Lowery channels the absurdity of this setup into an extraordinary mood piece that amounts to his best movie yet. Lowery has quickly developed a filmography that mines for awe in solitude, and here delivers a cosmic variation on that theme, exploring the ineffable relationship between people and the meaning they give to the places that have value in their lives. Both formally ambitious and emotionally accessible, “A Ghost Story” transforms its main stunt into a savvy dose of minimalism with existential possibilities that cut deep.

That’s unsurprising for a »

- Eric Kohn

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Hero’

21 January 2017 9:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If a 60-foot saguaro cactus could talk, it would almost certainly sound like Sam Elliott. At 72 years old, the lanky character actor has played his share of bikers, hippies, and cowboys, but never the hero — at least, never on the level of Lee Hayden, the faded-glory Western star he portrays in Brett Haley’s “The Hero.” This affectionately crafted project offers Elliott the most substantial big-screen role of his career, though sadly, that’s not saying an awful lot for an actor who was passed over to play Indiana Jones, and is instead best known for drawling such catchphrases as “The Dude abides” and “Beef: It’s what for dinner.”

Fortunately for Elliott, “The Hero” targets those old enough to remember his early roles (like the clean-shaven card sharp in the opening scene of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,”) and particularly memorable later ones (the silver-‘stashed seducer in »

- Peter Debruge

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