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Colt Prattes Reveals Why He Was ‘Terrified’ Taking on Patrick Swayze’s Beloved Role in the Dirty Dancing Remake

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Colt Prattes Reveals Why He Was ‘Terrified’ Taking on Patrick Swayze’s Beloved Role in the Dirty Dancing Remake
When it comes to Dirty Dancing, most people immediately think of the late Patrick Swayze. But Colt Prattes thinks of his stepmother.

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.
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NYC Weekend Watch: Marcello Mastroianni, The Caan Film Festival, Terry Zwigoff, Immigrants on Film & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

“Il Bello Marcello” highlights Italy’s greatest actor and, in turn, its greatest filmmakers.

Stalker continues its run.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Caan Film Festival is underway! Films from Michael Mann, Coppola, Hawks, and more kick it off.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plays on Sunday.

Metrograph

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‘How to Succeed’ – Take 2

Not so fast Savant — with the help of correspondent input, DVD Savant presents more information on David Swift’s adaptation of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — correcting and modifying some assumptions in my first review. Don’t worry — it’s good reading.

A Savant article

This is an odd circumstance. I routinely update, modify, correct and de-stupidify DVD Savant reviews, but this time I’m taking a more radical step. In my March 25 coverage of Twilight Time’s Blu-ray of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, I made a big point of the fact that David Swift’s film adaptation had not made many changes. Several songs were dropped, but that would seem the right thing to do considering that the movie wasn’t planned as a Road Show — it’s only 121 minutes in duration and has no break for an intermission. The much missed
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Interview: Director Tom McGrath is Boss of ‘The Boss Baby’

Chicago – In one of the most natural pieces of voice casting in cartoon history, Alec Baldwin portrays the title character in Dreamworks Animation’s “The Boss Baby.” The director is animation veteran Tom McGrath (“Madagascar”), and the producer is Ramsey Ann Naito, and they were both in Chicago to promote the film.

The Boss Baby” is fast, loose, funny and full of heart. Based on a children’s book by Marla Frazee, the animated version combines baby brother jealousy with Mad Men-era business self help, in a crazy visual landscape. Alec Baldwin is at his “30 Rock” best as the Boss Baby, delivering lines like the parody of his famous movie quote, “cookies are for closers.” There are many layers in the film, but mostly it is a hilarious metaphor on how families adjust when new siblings are added to the mix.

Alec Baldwin is the Voice of ‘The Boss Baby,
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Broadway’s delightful — but wickedly accurate — satire of big business was brought to movie screens almost intact, with the story, the stars, the styles and dances kept as they were in the long-running show that won a Pulitzer Prize. This is the place to see Robert Morse and Michele Lee at their best — it’s one of the best, and least appreciated movie musicals of the 1960s.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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Twilight Time

1967 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date March 14, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Anthony Teague, Maureen Arthur, Sammy Smith, Robert Q. Lewis, Carol Worthington, Kathryn Reynolds, Ruth Kobart, George Fennemann, Tucker Smith, David Swift.

Cinematography: Burnett Guffey

Film Editor: Allan Jacobs, Ralph E. Winters

Original Music: Nelson Riddle

Art Direction: Robert Boyle

Visual Gags: Virgil Partch

From the play written by Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows,
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Watch: Check out Young Nick Jonas in One of His First Commercials

Get ready for a throwback to the year 2000. Before Nick Jonas kicked off his solo career, before he was even Jonas Brother (the band, not the family), and way before he starred on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” he acted in commercials. The brown-eyed star appears in this Chuck E. Cheese's commercial from the early 2000s. Sporting a baseball cap and T-shirt, Jonas looks happily surprised when he enters the kid-friendly world of Chuck E. Cheese's. He immediately explores the arcade and plays all of the games we’ve come to know and love. Watch the commercial below to see young Jonas in all his glory. Check out our commercial audition listings!
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John Larroquette of TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ Didn’t Start Out as an Actor

John Larroquette of TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ Didn’t Start Out as an Actor
Actor John Larroquette didn’t start out in the acting business . In fact, he was a DJ in New Orleans in the 1960s, then worked at a San Diego record label, and it was there that acting drew his passion. He moved to Los Angeles in 1974 and has been steadily employed by the theater, TV, and films ever since. He’s won Emmys, and a Tony for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Larroquette can be seen in TNT’s action adventure series “The Librarians.” But in 1974, Larroquette had just arrived in L.A., didn’t have an agent, but landed a role in “The Crucible” at the Odyssey Theater, which launched his own Hollywood odyssey.

What was it like in L.A. in 1974 for an aspiring actor?

There was a casting of “The Crucible” at a theater at Santa Monica and Bundy. Late summer in ’74. It was an open audition and I had just
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'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' Turns 15: See What Hogwarts' Most Beloved Students Are Up to Now!

"You're a wizard, Harry!"

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since we first heard Robbie Coltrane deliver that line in character as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of what would turn into eight total fantasy films based on the beloved "Harry Potter" book series by J.K. Rowling.

Nov. 16, 2001 marked the day the world was introduced to Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. Potterheads quickly fell in love with their unbreakable bond on-screen, which was noticeably just as strong when the cameras weren't rolling.

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In celebration of the franchise's 15th anniversary, Et's taking you back in time to the trio's first moments together at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to see just how far these talented stars have come since their Gryffindor days.

Watch: 'Harry Potter' Stars Reunite for Tour of 'Diagon Alley' Attraction

"I started to cry
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Broadway Stars Comes Out in Full Force at Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

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Broadway Stars Comes Out in Full Force at Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
Broadway stars were out in full force Monday night at The Hillary Victory Fund‘s Stronger Together Broadway for Hillary concert at the St. James Theatre in New York City, which was also live streamed.

The show, hosted by Billy Crystal, featured Broadway performances from Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette PetersNeil Patrick Harris and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a slew of other stars.

Crystal started off the night with an opening number that took jabs at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying, “Our goal tonight is simple: We have to raise more money tonight than Donald Trump
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Hear the Odd Advice Donald Trump Gave 11-Year-Old Daniel Radcliffe

As the young star of the Harry Potter movies, Daniel Radcliffe was thrown into some strange situations – including one where he encountered Donald Trump backstage before an interview on The Today Show.

"It was my first time in New York," Radcliffe said to Seth Meyers on Monday night. "I was really nervous, 11-years-old, had never been on live TV before and was terrified. [Trump] was a guest on it, and presumably somebody went up to him and was like, 'you wanna meet the kid that plays Harry Potter?' … I remember
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The Player

Robert Altman's murder tale reeks of insider access and Hollywood hipster Bs; its main claim to greatness is its fifty-plus star cameos. It may no longer seem as smart as it looked in 1992, but they don't make 'em any slicker than this. The Player Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 812 1992 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 24, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett. Cinematography Jean Lépine Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Michael Tolkin from his novel Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler Directed by Robert Altman

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Robert Altman's filmography is undergoing what looks like a full retrospective through Criterion; even the 1975 title Nashville came out not long ago. This very successful later picture marks a revitalization of the director's career. It's sort of a Kafkaesque spin on Hail,
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize
Lin-Manuel Miranda is adding yet another award to his shelf. Miranda's hip-hop-infused Broadway hit Hamilton has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The accolade marks the first musical to win the coveted award since 2010. "It is a tremendous honor to even be considered for this very prestigious award," he said in a statement, adding that he and frequent collaborator Quiara Alegría Hudes "were elated to have been recognized as finalists for In The Heights, so to win today for Hamilton is beyond my wildest dreams. This award is for everyone who has been a part of Hamilton's six-plus year journey.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize
Lin-Manuel Miranda is adding yet another award to his shelf. Miranda's hip-hop-infused Broadway hit Hamilton has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The accolade marks the first musical to win the coveted award since 2010. "It is a tremendous honor to even be considered for this very prestigious award," he said in a statement, adding that he and frequent collaborator Quiara Alegría Hudes "were elated to have been recognized as finalists for In The Heights, so to win today for Hamilton is beyond my wildest dreams. This award is for everyone who has been a part of Hamilton's six-plus year journey.
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Tony frontrunner 'Hamilton' wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

Tony frontrunner 'Hamilton' wins Pulitzer Prize for drama
It has been a good day for Alexander Hamilton. This morning came word that the first-ever Treasury secretarty is likely to stay on the face of the $10 bill. And now comes the news that the smash hit musical "Hamilton" has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Lin-Manuel Miranda -- who pulled triple duty by writing the music, lyrics and book -- also plays the title character in this smash hit tuner that is tipped to sweep the Tony Awards. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions In the 100-year history of the Pulitzers, only eight other musicals have won this award: "Of Thee I Sing" (1932); "South Pacific" (1950); "Fiorello" (1960); "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1962); "A Chorus Line" (1976); "Sunday in the Park with George" (1985); "Rent" (1996); and "Next to Normal" (...
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Spring Takes Time

Get yer terrific long-suppressed film history right here, folks -- this is what it takes to get your movie banned in East Germany in 1965: Günter Stahnke makes a drama revealing forbidden capitalist-style competitiveness and dastardly backstabbing in a state-run industry. Think any of those Party censors would object? Spring Takes Time DVD Defa Film Library 1965 / B&W / 1:37 flat / 76 min. / Der Frühling braucht Zeit / Street Date March 2016 / available through The Defa Film Library / 29.95 Starring Eberhard Mellies, Günther Simon, Doris Abesser, Karla Runkehl, Rolf Hoppe, Erik S. Klein, Friedrich Richter, Elfriede Née. Cinematography Lothar Erdmann, Eckhardt Hartkopf, Hans-Jürgen Sasse, Kurt Schütt Film Editor Erika Lehmphul Original Music Gerhard Siebholz; 'The Sputniks' Written by Hermann O. Lauterbach, Konrad Schwalbe, Günter Stahnke Produced by Defa Directed by Günter Stahnke

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

So you think artists over Here have it bad... Günter Stahnke experienced some late-career fame at the 1990 Berlinale film festival,
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Ralph Macchio's Daughter Loves Watching Him Get Beat Up in The Karate Kid

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Ralph Macchio's Daughter Loves Watching Him Get Beat Up in The Karate Kid
Turns out, not everyone was rooting for young Daniel Larusso in The Karate Kid. Ralph Macchio recalled the first time he showed his daughter his breakout role in The Karate Kid, admitting that he didn't show her until she asked about a piece of movie memorabilia. "I think my daughter was 5 years old," he told the New York Post. "I was doing [a tour of] How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. We'd do press at Planet Hollywood, and there would be memorabilia from movies. My daughter saw a headband or something from the film and asked, 'What is this?' Finally I showed her the film.
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Ralph Macchio's Daughter Loves Watching Him Get Beat Up in The Karate Kid

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Ralph Macchio's Daughter Loves Watching Him Get Beat Up in The Karate Kid
Turns out, not everyone was rooting for young Daniel Larusso in The Karate Kid. Ralph Macchio recalled the first time he showed his daughter his breakout role in The Karate Kid, admitting that he didn't show her until she asked about a piece of movie memorabilia. "I think my daughter was 5 years old," he told the New York Post. "I was doing [a tour of] How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. We'd do press at Planet Hollywood, and there would be memorabilia from movies. My daughter saw a headband or something from the film and asked, 'What is this?' Finally I showed her the film.
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James Burrows Shares His Secrets From Four Decades of TV Directing

James Burrows Shares His Secrets From Four Decades of TV Directing
It’s often said in television that nobody knows what makes a hit. But that’s not entirely true. James Burrows has a test that has rarely failed him in his 40-plus years of directing multicamera comedy series.

When working on pilots, Burrows likes to bring in an audience to watch a bare-bones run-through after a few days of rehearsal. No amount of focus-group testing of the finished product can tell him more than the first impression of an impartial crowd.

“For most of my hits, those run-throughs have been through the roof,” Burrows says. “That’s how I gauge the show. I see if they like the characters and the actors they don’t know. That’s how you know what you have.”

Burrows’ track record speaks for itself — from his start as a director in 1974 on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to “Cheers,” “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory,
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21 years ago today: Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' opened in theaters

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21 years ago today: Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' opened in theaters
21 years ago today, "Pulp Fiction" was released in theaters.  Yep, kids born the same day the celebrated Quentin Tarantino movie opened are going out for their first legal drink today. "Pulp Fiction" was the second feature written and directed by Tarantino, giving audiences a sense of the highly stylized, bloody, body of work with sharp and absurdly humorous dialogue that was to come from the Tennessee-born filmmaker. The film has certainly left its mark on pop culture, influencing countless other nonlinear films, changing the indie movie game, inspiring a Banksy mural and a Fall Out Boy song and a "Space Jam" moment and plenty of "Simpsons" moments, just to name a few. Other notable October 14 happenings in pop culture: 1961: "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opened on Broadway.  1968: The first live telecast to come from a manned American spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. 1988: Def Leppard
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Jay Gerber, Character Actor From ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ ‘All in the Family,’ Dies at 86

Jay Gerber, Character Actor From ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ ‘All in the Family,’ Dies at 86
Jay Gerber, a versatile character actor whose long resume included such notable productions as “Dog Day Afternoon,” “All in the Family” and “L.A. Law,” died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.

Gerber died on Oct. 2, his nephew, producer Bill Gerber, told Variety.

In the 1960s, Gerber worked in variety of stage productions, including revues and Off Broadway productions in New York and the 1964 Australian production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

By the early 1970s, Gerber was active in TV commercials and TV series guest shots. He landed a small role as an insurance agent in Sidney Lumet’s “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975).

On a 1977 episode of “All in the Family,” Gerber played the brother of Archie Bunker’s longtime friend Stretch Cunningham, who reveals to Bunker after his brother’s death that he came from a Jewish family. Gerber later logged two appearances in the
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