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By Todd Garbarini
Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, which opened on Friday, July 18, 1980, had stiff competition at the box office: Airplane!, The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Friday the 13th, The Blue Lagoon, The Big Red One, Dressed to Kill, Fame, and The Blues Brothers were all in major release at the time. While Next Movie and did respectable business, it went on to gross even more moola when Universal released is on a double bill with John Landis’s beloved Blues Brothers later. The film picks up sometime after Cheech and Chong’s maiden cinematic outing, Up in Smoke, left off two years earlier. Written by the slapdash and seemingly always high dynamic duo and directed by the latter of the two, Next Movie plays out like their comedy album routines (“Dave” from their self-titled 1971 debut album is one of their best-known and funniest bits) which is exactly »
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The Blue Lagoon (1980) Brooke Shields Christopher Atkins play two Victorian-era kids who are left to fend for themselves after a shipwreck in the South Pacific. They eventually find romance as they grow up on the remote island. Time Bandits (1981) A young boy, played by Craig Warnock, is pulled into another dimension in this the fantasy Terry Gilliam film by a group time-traveling dwarves looking for treasure. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Henry Thomas’ naturalistic, emotional performance as Elliot got the world believing in E.T. — and sobbing when the alien’s life was in peril. It was the highest grossing movie of the. »
- Meriah Doty
Veteran Hollywood producer and agent Joel Edward Dean died May 13 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He was 77.
Dean, a New York native, broke into show business in 1960, when he started in the mailroom as a runner/agent trainee at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. He went on to work at Apa, ICM, and TalentWorks.
His clients included Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, Polly Bergen, Faye Dunaway, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Randal Kleiser, Larry Hagman, Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, George Hamilton, Mario Lopez, James Brolin, and Elaine Stritch.
Dean was also involved in producing “The Blue Lagoon,” starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins; “Summer Lovers,” starring Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher; and “Grease,” starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
Dean became vice president of talent at TalentWorks in 2005 and retired in 2013. He is survived by his sister. Funeral arrangements are pending. »
- Dave McNary
It’s not just her Calvins that Brooke Shields won’t let anything get in between – she also apparently won’t let anything stand in the way of her gym time, either. The Blue Lagoon star, 51, rocks a blue bikini on the beach, showing off her innate style, fabulous hair and – oh yeah – a super-fit bod.
The star posted a shot of her beach vacation on Instagram, writing, “The hard work is starting to pay off.” We’re guessing she’s referring to her toned abs, but any number of things seem to be working for her in this scenario, »
- Jillian Ruffo
Theresa Caputo strikes again!
In an exclusive sneak peek at Sunday’s Long Island Medium, the TLC star is performing a group reading at a private home when she begins communicating with the spirit of Blue Lagoon star Christopher Atkins‘ father.
“Did you try to play baseball or something?” asks Caputo, 50, as Atkins laughs in disbelief.
“Yeah,” he confessed. “Now you’re getting really weird, okay? I’m sure you’ve heard this before!”
The 56-year-old actor then goes on to reveal the unbelievable connection between baseball and his father.
“I was going to play pro baseball — it was my dream, »
- Aurelie Corinthios
"They've got enough of being self-absorbed with selfies," Shields tells Et's Jennifer Peros of today's kids. "I mean, it's enough already. You sort of don't want to add Hollywood to it."
"Now, what we did find out that no one else is reporting is that the twins are due this June," Chen said. "The two have been married for just about two and a half years."
Shields, 51, knows what it's like to grow up in the spotlight. At 15, she was the face of Calvin Klein, and in 1980, she made a big splash on the big screen in The Blue Lagoon. She also has plenty of parenting experience, as she is »
Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will also be getting a Blu-ray release. Jackie Chan exploded onto the martial arts scene in the 1978 action flick Drunken Master, directed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping, which joins the Masters of Cinema series in a dual-format Blu-ray/DVD release on 24 April. Featuring a 4K restoration of the film together with the original Cantonese language audio, Eureka promises a definitive release packed with supplements (see below). Charles Bronson and James Coburn star in the Depression-era boxing drama Hard Times, the debut film from action...
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7 items from 2017
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