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The package includes leading Starz original dramas “The White Princess” (pictured above), which kicked off in the U.S. in April and garnered high ratings, as well as “The White Queen” and Lionsgate’s series “Graves.”
“With this package of very strong titles from Lionsgate, we are pleased to be providing our dedicated series fans with a new batch of wide-ranging premium programming,” said Ragnhild Thorbech, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions for HBO Europe.
Iacono said the deal continued Lionsgate’s “long »
- Elsa Keslassy
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The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival will kick off July 6 with Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, a drama about a Yorkshire sheep farmer and his relationship with a Romanian immigrant, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
- Gregg Kilday
ABC created a remake of Dirty Dancing as a television musical, but the project fell flat. Dirty Dancing ABC Remake Fails The remake aired on Wednesday and featured contemporary performances and a longer runtime. The original film was an hour and 40 minutes, while the new TV version ran for three hours, including commercials. “This thing […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
If it’s not broken, why try to fix it? A lot of fans have a major bone to pick with ABC’s new TV musical version of the beloved 1987 classic movie “Dirty Dancing,” which originally starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Wednesday night’s remake, featuring Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin, had people airing complaints on Twitter, and the results are nothing short of hilarious. Some viewers thought up ways other remakes could ruin an original. “Titanic remake: Jack lives!!!” one user tweeted. Others were nearly speechless, simply saying that ABC’s version was the “worst remake ever.” Also »
- Ashley Boucher
Thank God it’s over. That’s all I can say. You might remember about a month ago I wrote how absolutely wrong it was that Dirty Dancing would be remade into an awful TV movie starring Abigail Breslin. I said it back then and I’m happy to say it now, it’s horrible. I stuck to my guns and didn’t watch one second of this flop. All I did was smile and read all the horrible reviews. I mean seriously. Did anyone even remotely think this would be pulled off? No offense to Abigail Breslin here but she hasn’t been good in
- Nat Berman
ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot aired Wednesday night, and Twitter had a damn field day. The new movie changed a few aspects of the original, and no one was happy about it. The biggest complaint, though, seemed to be the lack of chemistry between the leads, Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes. At least the new soundtrack was Ok . . . right? Even if you didn't tune in for the supersized movie, you'll crack up at these tweets. »
- Maggie Pehanick
ABC made the questionable decision to reboot Dirty Dancing in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary - because nothing honors a work of art more than trying to replace it - and it's certainly something. While the majority of the new film's scenes are less passionate replicas of the original's iconic moments, there are two notable tweaks to the story. First of all, the movie doesn't start at Kellerman's Summer retreat; it starts in New York City, 1975. Baby (Abigail Breslin) walks up to a theater on Broadway where the marquee proudly displays Dirty Dancing: The Musical. As she sits down to watch the show, her voiceover tells us that "you never forget your first love," and suddenly, we're back in the Summer of 1963. The movie continues on as usual, but rather than ending with the whole cast dancing to "Time of My Life" in the lodge, we again flash forward to the theater. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The original 1987 Dirty Dancing is a movie that worked against all odds. Eighties sensibility (and hairstyles and theme song) shoehorned into a Sixties nostalgia piece, a miniscule budget, a cast of unknowns, and a troubled production – not to mention a heroine named … Baby. And yet it positively crackled, thanks to Eleanor Bergstein's deeply personal script, crazy chemistry between leads Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, and the ethereal gyrations of the late, great Swayze.
So how do you re-create that magic? The short answer is: You don't. The long, much »
I adore Abigail Breslin, however she was poorly cast. There was absolutely no chemistry between any of the actors whatsoever. Something they just threw together. Sad. Prattes seems like a good dancer but he lacked that chemistry. Very sad. Almost embarrassing. The additions were weak. Everyone loves a happy ending. Really!!!!!! »
- Ad Thrive
ABC's Dirty Dancing remake aired Wednesday, and fans had a lot to say about the dubious redux -- and not a lot of it was super positive. However, that didn't stop the wave of feedback from being super funny.
The musical, which is a remake of the beloved 1987 romantic drama, starred Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle -- a role originated by Patrick Swayze -- and Abigail Breslin as Frances "Baby" Houseman -- first portrayed by Jennifer Grey.
Watch: Review: 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Is Less About Dancing, More About Singing -- Let's Break It Down!
Many fans of the original were apprehensive before the remake even hit the airwaves, and their response during and after the debut was swift and furious.
"What Is This Abomination @ABCNetwork I Demand A Thousand Apologies For This! #DirtyDancing We Did Nothing To Deserve This!!" one Twitter user exclaimed.
Another Twitter user evoked the "shame nun" from Game of Thrones to make »
Welcome back to Kellerman's, where there's been some light renovations since your last visit. ABC's Dirty Dancing remake premiered on Wednesday night, bringing the summer romance between Johnny Castle (Colt Prattes) and Baby (Abigail Breslin) from the big screen in 1987 to the small screen in 2017. Still set in the summer of 1963, Breslin had said the new movie "for the most part it really does stay true to the original," and it really did. Baby still carried a watermelon. She still left that corner. They still did the lift. However, there were some pretty significant changes, including vocal performances, and finding out if Johnny and Baby's romance ever continued beyond the end of that »
If you’re reading this, I’d like to congratulate you on making it through ABC’s musical Dirty Dancing remake. I know the journey was perilous, so I intend to reward you handsomely for your courage.
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But I’m not technically here to review the movie. (For that, you can consult Kim Roots’ A+ write-up of this D- movie, in which she notes that ABC “wouldn’t know what made the original film special if it hit them in the pachanga. »
The small-screen reimagining of Dirty Dancing aired Wednesday evening — and Twitter users candidly shared their opinions about the musical production.
Thirty years after the 1987 film favorite released, ABC gave it new life with its three-hour TV special, starring Abigail Breslin (Baby Houseman), Colt Prattes (Johnny Castle), Sarah Hyland (Lisa Houseman), Debra Messing (Marjorie Houseman), Nicole Scherzinger (Penny Rivera), Katey Sagal (Vivian Pressman) and Bruce Greenwood (Dr. Jake Houseman).
“This isn’t a replica of the original. This takes some liberties. It has the DNA of the original, but you are going to find out what happened to Baby and Johnny after that summer ended. »
- Natalie Stone
She did the lift! Quick, when you hear Dirty Dancing what's the first thing you think of? We bet it's the iconic lift, right? 30 years later, Johnny lifting Baby at the end of their routine remains one of the most cherished scenes in movie history, so imagine the pressure Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes felt recreating the moment in ABC's remake of the 1987 film. Both stars told E! News it was their favorite moment from filming the three-hour TV movie, and was an emotional experience for them both. "I have this picture on my phone of when we finally did the lift, like me just sobbing into his arm," Breslin said. "It was the most incredible thing. It was really »
There’s no question that Colt Prattes had the time of his life shooting “Dirty Dancing,” ABC’s musical remake of the Oscar-winning 1987 film. Prattes — a relative unknown whose biggest previous credit was the music video for Pink’s “Try” — plays Johnny Castle, the role originally played by the late Patrick Swayze. The new version airs Wednesday and also stars Abigail Breslin as Baby (Jennifer Grey’s character), with Sarah Hyland, Debra Messing, Katey Sagal, Nicole Scherzinger, Bruce Greenwood and Billy Dee Williams rounding out the cast. “You can’t do it better,” Prattes tells TheWrap of the original film. »
- Ryan Gajewski
The Georgia native — who is playing Swayze’s iconic role of Johnny Castle in ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing — grew up watching the hit 1987 movie almost every weekend that he visited his father’s house, where the TV was often tuned to an airing of it.
“She always had it on in the background, and we used to sit there and watch it,” Prattes, 31, told People of his stepmom, who has since passed away. “She loved it so much. »
- Dave Quinn
The subgenre of sad, meaningless remakes has rarely managed to undertake a challenge less hopeful and less sought after than ABC‘s Dirty Dancing. Not only is the original a classic that is better left alone, it is from a class of “perfect storm” movies that only the truly clueless would dare touch again. That means that the best we might have hoped for is a passable bit of entertainment. Would that these were the best of times.
Though the film puts forward the idea that this incarnation will further explore the characters we are familiar with, it is practically a reshoot, as opposed to something you would want to legitimately label a remake. Scenes are not simply reminiscent of the original, they are superimpositions. Worse still, where the movie does diverge slightly (if memory serves), things only manage to become more comic.
It is, if nothing else, a movie »
- Marc Eastman
While we don't necessarily love everything about ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot, we can appreciate the music. It's hard to top the original soundtrack, so the producers did something really interesting: they didn't. Instead of inserting new songs into the movie, they just got current artists to record covers. I'm partial to Frankie Valli and The Drifters, but at the very least, these tracks are a cool addition to the film's legacy. Here's the full list, and we've included all the videos - plus the Spotify playlist - below. "Be My Baby" by Bea Miller "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Karmin "Love Man" by J. Quinton Johnson "Do You Love Me" by Colt Prattes, Nicole Scherzinger, J. Quinton Johnson "Fever" by Katey Sagal, Colt Prattes "When I'm Alone" by J. Quinton Johnson "Wipe Out" by American Authors Feat. Lindsey Stirling "Hungry Eyes" by Greyson Chance "Hey Baby" by Lady Antebellum "Whole »
- Maggie Pehanick
Nobody should make a Dirty Dancing reboot…
But if you're going to, do it right.
Before you read any further, know that I really did try to give ABC's musical adaptation a chance, I did. There have been plenty of remakes of classical hits over the past few years -- some which were not so great, but others, like Grease: Live, that were wonderfully done and satisfied almost all of the viewers who tuned in. Of course, whenever you hear the news that one of your favorite movies of All Time is going to be remade, there's that moment of excitement -- "Yes! I am pumped for this!" -- followed by fear -- "Wait, what if this goes terribly wrong?"
So after hearing who would take on the beloved roles of Patrick Swayze's Johnny Castle (newcomer Colt Prattes) and Jennifer Grey's Baby Houseman (Little Miss Sunshine herself, Abigail Breslin), I told »
Dirty Dancing turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, ABC is remaking the classic. The adaptation premieres on Wednesday, and we're anxious to see how it will live up to the original. Abigail Breslin is playing the iconic role of "Baby," and we have to admit, her love interest (Colt Prattes) is pretty easy on the eyes. See which other stars are on board for the revival below. Related6 Things You Should Know About the Dirty Dancing Reboot Before It Premieres »
- Kelsie Gibson
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