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Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns! 5 episodes to get you started

30 November 2015 6:59 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The MST3K Kickstarter campaign is up, running, and funding episodes. If you're new to MST3K, here's a suggestion for getting started...

Turn down your lights (where applicable) - Mystery Science Theater 3000 is making a comeback. The Us series poking fun at bad movies from the comfort of a satellite several miles above the Earth ran for eleven years from 1988-1999, and creator Joel Hodgson has been raising funds to resume the experiment via Kickstarter. The new episodes will star The Nerdist’s Jonah Ray as the hapless human, with the internet’s Felicia Day down to play the evil scientist torturing Jonah with cheesy B-movies, with Patton Oswalt performing henchman duties.

As we write this, three new episodes have been funded, and a batch of six looks likely. However, Hodgson is hoping to reach $5.5 million and fund a full series of 12 new episodes, so if you »

- simonbrew

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‘Point Break’ remake sends extreme sports to the world of eco-terrorism

24 November 2015 6:06 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Big One. What is the symbolic “big one” in a film that features motocross, rock climbing, base jumping, wing suiting, boating, skydiving, snowboarding, skateboarding, remote hiking and, of course, surfing as the medium for an illegal geo-political agenda? In the original 1991 Kathryn Bigelow-directed “Point Break” — starring Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as Bodhi — chaos is what financed the athletic pursuits of Bodhi and his gang, that lurking nihilistic thrill of hunting for The Big One whilst jumping from planes and paddling toward 20- and 30-foot waves. This Christmas, for the new “re-imagining” of “Point Break,” practicing extreme sports in rare, beautiful Earthly destinations are allegorical acts of natural one-ness to a cell of eco-terrorists who devise high-end corporate heists. There’s a Bodhi — played by Edgar Ramirez — who is Zen Master to this band, to what was repeatedly referred to as his “wolf pack.” On »

- Katie Hasty

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Chris Hemsworth circling Allan Quatermain movie

23 November 2015 3:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Tracking Board is reporting that Chris Hemsworth is circling the spec script Allan Quatermain, which is being packaged by Creative Artists Agency as a potential franchise launcher.

Details on the script are being kept tightly under wraps, is said to offer a contemporary take on the iconic character, who made his first appearance in H. Rider Haggard’s classic 1885 novel King Solomon’s Mines.

Numerous actors have portrayed Quatermain over the years, including Richard Chamberlain, Sean Connery and Patrick Swayze, while Sam Worthington became attached to an adaptation of King Solomon’s Mines at DreamWorks back in 2010, although that appears to be lost in development hell.


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'Point Break' Remake Featurette Shows Off Epic Motocross Stunts

20 November 2015 11:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros.' Point Break remake, arriving this Christmas, takes the same premise of the original classic, featuring an FBI agent going undercover to infiltrate a highly-trained group of thieves. However, instead of the surfing world, the criminals in this remake are all extreme sports athletes, ranging from snowboarding, rock climbing, big wave surfing and much more. Today, Warner Bros. has released a new preview which examines one of these extreme sports, motocross.

Director Ericson Core explains that the motocross sequences were shot in Swingarm City, Utah, which he describes as "the Holy Grail of American motocross riding." We also hear from star Luke Bracey, who plays Johnny Utah in the remake, and actual motocross racer Steve Haughelstine, who explains that no one had ever ridden these "spines" before, and that the racers were getting dangerously close to the cameras during production. This motocross sequence in the film is part »

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Chris Hemsworth eyes new Allan Quatermain movie

20 November 2015 12:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following Vacation, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Blackhat, as well as the forthcoming In The Heart Of The Sea, The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Ghostbusters, Chris Hemsworth is looking further into the future and a potential star turn in a new Allan Quatermain movie.

The Tracking Board reports that Hemsworth is looking at Barnett Brettler‘s spec script Allan Quatermain, which is currently Hollywood hot property. There’s no specific plot details, but the screenplay is based on the literary character that first appeared in H. Rider Haggard’s 1885 novel King Solomon’s Mines.

Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Swayze and more recently, in 2003’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sean Connery have played the role in the past.

The best way to describe the character is something similar to Indiana Jones (Lucas partly based the character on Quaterman). He is an English-born professional big game hunter and occasional trader in southern Africa, »

- Paul Heath

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'Allan Quatermain' Reboot Targets Chris Hemsworth

19 November 2015 9:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With his time as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe possibly winding down, Chris Hemsworth may have found a new franchise to star in. The Tracking Board reports that the actor is circling a new spec script entitled Allan Quatermain, written by up and coming scribe Barnett Brettler. Sony Pictures is eyeing the script, which is being considered to start a new franchise.

No story details have been given thus far, but the Allan Quartermain character has been seen on the big screen several times. The beloved character first appeared in H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines, which spawned 13 sequels. On the big screen, the character has been played by Richard Chamberlain in the 1985 adaptation of King Solomon's Mines, and its 1986 sequel Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. Most recently, Sean Connery portrayed the adventurer in 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, »

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Chris Hemsworth The New Allan Quartermain?

19 November 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Thor" star Chris Hemsworth is looking to add another iconic character to his resume as the Australian actor is reportedly circling a new adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's pulp adventure character Allan Quatermain.

The news comes from The Tracking Board which says Barnett Brettler ("20 Mississippi") has penned a new spec script which is drumming up interest in the iconic character who first appeared in the 1885 novel "King Solomon's Mines" and went on to star in fourteen novels through 1927.

The character is a British big game hunter and marksman who spent most of his years in South Africa during the colonial era. He was a chief inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones and has been played by several different actors over the years - most notably in two 1980s Cannon Films starring Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone. Stewart Granger, Patrick Swayze and Sean Connery have also played him on screen. »

- Garth Franklin

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Lady Gaga Disses Ronda Rousey After Ufc Loss: ‘That’s What You Get’

16 November 2015 6:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ronda Rousey‘s reboot of the Patrick Swayze classic “Road House” is still in good health despite the Ufc star’s shocking defeat and subsequent injury during a fight Saturday in Australia. With writer-director Nick Cassavetes at the helm, the MGM project “does not anticipate any delay,” an individual close to the film told TheWrap. Production is set for the second half of 2016. Reps for Rousey and MGM did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment. Also Read: Ronda Rousey's 'Road House' Remake Kicks Up Mixed Fan Reaction, From 'Yes Please' to 'Leave Swayze Alone' Rousey »

- Matt Donnelly

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Point Break climbs to oblivion in new featurette

9 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A couple of weeks back we attended a morning crammed full of exclusive Point Break footage. The event featured a Q and A with director Ericson Core, lead actor Édgar Ramírez and a couple of the extreme sports athletes who helped make the movie. We saw a good chunk of footage which points to an adrenaline charged feature and yet we were constantly teased about a big rock climbing sequence.

The scene was filmed deep within Venezuela, Ramírez cited the location was a good week from civilisation. Ramírez also shared that the rock-climbing section of filming required him to embrace meditation so as to conquer his fear of falling. Also present on set was the world’s best free climber, no not Tom Cruise, Chris Sharma. The team promised bouts of vertigo amongst viewers and now we’ve managed to get our hands a featurette which gives a sneaky look at the highly praised scene, »

- Kat Hughes

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‘Point Break’ Remake to Hit China Three Weeks Before the U.S.

4 November 2015 6:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China has approved a Dec. 3 release date for the “Point Break” remake — an unprecedented three weeks before its U.S. opening.

The date will mark the final opening of a U.S. film this year in China, following a Nov. 25 launch for “The Martian” and a Dec. 1 debut for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Chinese regulators currently allow 34 U.S. films to be released annually.

Point Break” has a Chinese investor, Dmg Entertainment. Alcon Entertainment began developing the project in 2011, when it acquired rights to the 1991 film property with plans to set the reboot in the world of extreme sports.

Warner Bros. has been promoting “Point Break” by highlighting extreme sports such as surfing massive waves — plus millions of stolen dollars tossed out of an airplane into a poor village.

Bodhi, played by Patrick Swayze in the 1991 film, is portrayed by Edgar Ramirez in the remake as the »

- Dave McNary

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The Girl On The Train Seeks Edgar Ramirez

23 October 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Proving that career momentum is everything, Golden Globe nominee Edgar Ramirez (Carlos The Jackal) is apparently close to a deal that would see him climb aboard the upcoming big screen adaptation of the 2015 bestselling novel, The Girl On The Train, by Paula Hawkins. The female-led story will be directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), with an adapted screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson (Men, Women And Children). Ramirez, who stars as Bodhi in this year’s Point Break – the role made famous by Patrick Swayze – is circling the role of Dr Kamal Abdric, which forms a significant part of a labyrinthine plot, steeped in mystery and intrigue.

The Girl On The Train is told in the first person, from the perspective of three different, but connected women. Rachel Watson (to be played by Sicario’s Emily Blunt) is an alcoholic divorced woman who commutes the same train route every morning. From »

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Here's Why Ronda Rousey Should Be 'Captain Marvel'

22 October 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Should undefeated Ufc Champ Ronda Rousey become Captain Marvel? The fighter sure seems to think so. And now she's showing off some of her superhero moves in a new photo shoot for Self Magazine. She is currently considered the most dangerous woman on the planet. And even Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has said he might consider bringing her into the McU. If you're on the fence about Rousey taking on the role of Carol Danvers, you might want to peruse these latest photos first. She knows how to throw a punch. And that physique is going to look great in cosmic spandex.

Some fans have questioned Ronda Rousey's acting ability, but Hollywood sure hasn't. In the past two years, she has appeared in some high profile blockbusters starting with a co-starring role in last year's hit sequel The Expendables 3. This past summer, she appeared as her self in Entourage, »

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Bullets, Sand and Bill Murray: Inside 'Rock the Kasbah'

22 October 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Being friends with Bill Murray has had some drawbacks for Mitch Glazer. Since the former SNL Mvp, poetry aficionado and part-time party crasher doesn't have an agent or a manager, total strangers call Glazer up to see if he will convince the man to be in their movies. And it also means that Murray calls him up whenever Road House is on TV, to deliver a play-by-play commentary on the scene where Patrick Swayze has sex with Kelly Lynch (Glazer's wife). But it also means that the writer-director gets to »

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Point Break cast and crew share why it’s going to be good

20 October 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Point Break Screening

Earlier today we were among some of the first people in the world to glimpse footage of the forthcoming Point Break remake (find out what we thought here). Also in attendance were director Ericson Core, actor Edgar Ramirez (who plays Bodhi), and extreme sports athletes Xavier De La Rue and Chris Sharma.

The question on everybody’s lips since the project was announced has always simply been why? Point Break was such a product of its time and has such a cult following that many don’t see a need for another one. Director Ericson Core has a different opinion though and promised a film that ‘was not a remake’ but rather a ‘re-imaging and bringing up to date’. He spoke of how the world is different now, it’s much broader. The first was grounded primarily to Venice Beach, but this has much greater scope. So »

- Kat Hughes

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Point Break remake footage review; Our thoughts so far…

20 October 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Point Break remake footage review: We’ve seen 20 minutes of the new Point Break movie. Here are our thoughts. Point Break remake footage review

We have made it pretty clear over the years that we are big fans of both Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, meaning that 1991’s Point Break is one of our absolute favourites. With this in mind we have of course been keeping a very close and critical eye on the remake. 

Many, ourselves included, have spent the last few months questioning why anyone would be silly enough to touch a property that is loved by so many, especially when the bones of the story – FBI agent goes undercover to unmask a group of criminals, but gets seduced by the life – has already been remade within the Fast and Furious franchise. Director Ericson Core believed it was possible and necessary, his Point Break remake hits the UK »

- Kat Hughes

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Dancing With the Stars Week 6 Recap: Did the Right Couple Go Home?

19 October 2015 7:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Just about every performer on Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars had mighty big shoes to fill.

Andy Grammer had to perfect dance steps first made famous by Gene Kelly. Bindi Irwin had to master that lift from Dirty Dancing. Heck, even DWTS alumna Leah Remini had to take Erin Andrews’ place as this week’s sideline reporter — and boy, did she make Alexa PenaVega angry.

All things considered, though, the remaining competitors on Dancing’s 21st season rose to the occasion as they re-imagined famous dances in pop culture history, from John Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever »

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Contestants Recreate Classic Moves from ‘Dirty Dancing,’ ‘Grease’

19 October 2015 6:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars”) “Dancing With the Stars” transported fans back to their favorite movie moments on Monday with a special Hollywood-themed episode. One notable absentee from the “Famous Dance” night was co-host Erin Andrews, who was tied up over at Fox covering baseball’s American League Championship Series and had Leah Remini fill in for the second consecutive year. Fan favorites Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough channeled their inner Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze dancing to “(I Had) The Time Of My Life” from “Dirty Dancing. »

- Debbie Emery

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Bindi Irwin's Dirty Dancing Costume for DWTS Is Perfect for That Iconic Lift!

19 October 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Bindi Irwin is about to have the time of her life. And she's going it in style! For Dancing With the Stars' "Famous Dance" night, the 17-year-old fan favorite and her professional partner Derek Hough are set to recreate the iconic "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" routine from Dirty Dancing, which was performed by Patrick Swayze and former DWTS champ Jennifer Grey. And it looks like they'll be replicating more than just the dance moves. E! News has your exclusive first look at Bindi's costume for tonight's performance and it's the perfect modern take on Baby's (Grey) dress from the scene in the sketch above. Designed by Daniela Gschwendtner, DWTS' costume »

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Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough Recreate 'Dirty Dancing' Scene for 'DWTS'

16 October 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You better set your DVRs! This season's hottest Dancing with the Stars couple are going to take it to the next level by recreating one of the steamiest dance moments in cinematic history! Yes, contestant Bindi Irwin and her pro partner Derek Hough are going to step into the ballet shoes of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze for a new rendition of the iconic lake scene from Dirty Dancing.

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough already look like they're having the time of their lives! And now, they truly will this Monday, as the next all-new episode of Dancing with the Stars makes its debuts. The 17-year-old Wildlife conservationist and her fan-favorite partner were photographed as they practiced the iconic Dirty Dancing lift while wading through a nearby lake this past Friday.

The pair will closely stick to the original Dirty Dancing script for week six of the competition. They are »

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Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough Recreate 'Dirty Dancing' Scene

16 October 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough got soaked practicing their latest routine for "Dancing with the Stars."  If you can't tell by the picture ... they're recreating the famous Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey dance lift from "Dirty Dancing" for next week's movie night -- and seem to have already nailed it. Bindi and Derek are already in the lead on the scoreboard ... and they're not going anywhere.  Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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