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The Cast of 'Flashdance' Has Changed a Lot Since the Movie Premiered in 1983 — See Them Now!

Can you believe Flashdance (which is now available on Digital) first hit theaters 35 years ago? It feels like yesterday when we watched Alex Owens (played by Jennifer Beals) dance away in the hit movie. And in honor of the film's milestone anniversary, we're seeing where she and the rest of the cast are now! During a previous interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Jennifer actually opened up about the 1983 flick and shared something about her role we never knew (she was a welder by day and a dancer by night). "I had like three dance doubles and one was a guy," she shared. What?! "I mean, I probably was a better field hockey player, but I could dance. I was relatively coordinated and I took dance classes, but I never would have thought of myself as a dancer. But I love to dance." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) And after all these years,
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'The Last Dragon': THR's 1985 Review

On March 22, 1985, Tri-Star unveiled the PG-13 pop musical The Last Dragon, featuring a soundtrack that included Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, in theaters nationwide. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon is a fun, frisky R&B/pop musical with touches of such recent hits as Purple Rain and The Karate Kid, but heavily sugar-coated with the glossy style of video music-movies like Flashdance and Footloose

The story of a young, black martial arts student (Taimak) who falls in love with a sultry vidjockey (Vanity) while searching for the perfect master, the film seems almost...
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Theatre Review: ‘Awful Auntie’ (UK Tour)

Awful Auntie theatre review: The Birmingham Stage Company brings David Walliams’ hugely popular book to the stage in this excellent new touring production.

Awful Auntie theatre review by Paul Heath.

Awful Auntie theatre review

Based on David Walliams‘ 2014 novel of the same name comes this new stage production from the celebrated Birmingham Stage Company, one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children, and the minds behind the recent touring productions of Horrible Histories.

Their latest is a brilliantly told, wonderfully-staged version of Walliams’ famous children’s a book and a supremely entertaining night out at the theatre for young families.

The story revolves around an old English heritage abode, Saxby House, where we open to a 12-year-old girl waking from a coma, wrapped in bandages from head to foot. This young lady is Stella Saxby (Georgina Leonidas), heir to the Saxby empire, bedbound following an accident which
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Theatre Review: Flashdance (UK Tour)

Flashdance review (UK Tour): Legwarmers to the ready if you dream anything is possible.

Flashdance review by Katey Thompson.

Flashdance is the musical take on the film of the same name, Flashdance which was originally released in 1983. Alex is a seventeen year old who has a tough job as a welder by day and a flashdancer by night but dreams of joining Shipley Academy and really learning how to dance.

Joanne Clifton of Strictly Come Dancing fame is an excellent dancer and brings a vibrancy to her role of Alex which is hard to beat. Alex finds love with Nick Hurley (Ben Adams) who is a good singer. However Nick is used to the finer things in life and struggles to understand the world from Alex and her colleagues perspective. Alex’s fellow dancers Kiki (fantastically played by Sia Dauda), Gloria (Hollie-Ann Lowe) and Tess (Demmileigh Foster) support her
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Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think

Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think
“Remember Me” from “Coco” is the favorite to win the Best Original Song Oscar, but it needs to watch out for “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” — not just because it’s a huge hit and NBC is using it as its Winter Olympics soundtrack, but because it’s the Golden Globe champ. Before you scream “The Globes and Oscars never pick the same song winner!”, know that they have agreed the past three years and their split choices are a relatively new phenomenon.

The Globes gave out its first song award to the title track from “Town Without Pity” (1961) — the Oscars went with “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — but didn’t start handing out the prize annually until three years later. The Globes and Oscars matched only once that decade, for “The Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968).

See Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
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New Deadpool 2 Promo Art Harks Back To The Goonies

Josh Brolin, star of Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Deadpool 2, is celebrating the big five-oh today, and the Merc has marked the occasion in typically irreverent fashion.

Via Facebook, lead star Ryan Reynolds shared a picture of Deadpool wielding a paintbrush (not for the first time!) as he draws up a portrait of Nathan Summers – better known to you, I and Cyclops as Cable, the time-traveling bandit with one arm, one eye, and one cute little teddy bear.

This being Wade Wilson though, things aren’t exactly going according to plan, as the canvas reveals a painting of Brandon “Brand” Walsh, Josh Brolin’s tough-as-nails character from The Goonies – red bandana and all. If nothing else, it’s yet another hilarious example of Deadpool‘s whip-smart marketing team, who tend to use any major holiday or event (see: Super Bowl Lii) to showcase the Merc’s sharp tongue.

Per Reynolds’ Facebook feed,
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Rob Liefeld compares Deadpool 2 to James Cameron’s Aliens

This past week we got our first real look at Deadpool 2 with the arrival of a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s blockbuster X-Men spinoff [watch it here].

Following its release, comic book writer Rob Liefeld – who co-created both Deadpool and the newly-introduced Cable – spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the movie where he compared it to James Cameron’s Aliens in terms of upping the ante and spectacle.

Deadpool was Alien,” said Liefeld. “It’s brilliant. It completely works. It’s a masterpiece. Deadpool 2 is Aliens. It’s when James Cameron came in and said, ‘Ok you want me to do this? We’re going to make it bigger, put in loads more action.’”

With John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch at the helm, it would certainly seem like we can expect to see some impressive action sequences in Deadpool 2, and given the success of the first movie,
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Examining the many movie songs of Bryan Adams

Paul Childs Feb 12, 2018

After Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - and that song! - hit big, the song work of Bryan Adams was in high demand at the movies...

Last month, this site ran an article about the power of feel good pop music to lighten our mood. As soon as I read it I rushed home and put on some Bryan Adams. This wasn’t just a sudden whim. I’ve been a huge fan of his ever since 'that bloke who sings about the best days of his life' released 'that song from that film'.

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Everything I Do (I Do It For You) was massive hit in 1991. It reigned over the pop charts for what felt like forever and became a fashionable choice for recessional music and first dances at weddings,
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Cable Shines in New Action-Packed Trailer for ‘Deadpool 2’

Earlier this week, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted a Flashdance parody poster for the upcoming Deadpool 2 aka the Untitled Deadpool Sequel. 20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for the sequel. The trailer is titled “Deadpool, Meet Cable.” As you can imagine the trailer is Cable heavy and action-packed with the familiar comedy relief provided by Deadpool. Take a look for yourself but view with caution as the trailer includes violence and some strong language.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family,
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Meet Cable in the latest Deadpool 2 teaser

20th Century Fox has released a rather splendid new sneak peek for Deadpool 2, which introduces audiences to Josh Brolin’s Cable – thanks to a little help from the Merc with a Mouth himself; watch the trailer here…

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After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes
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Watch 'Deadpool' Introduce Time-Traveling Villain Cable in New Trailer

Watch 'Deadpool' Introduce Time-Traveling Villain Cable in New Trailer
The sequel to Deadpool unveiled its new trailer Wednesday and gave fans their first (nearly finished) look at the film's time-traveling villain, Cable.

The preview opens on a serious note with Josh Brolin's half-man, half-machine Cable talking tough and blowing things up. However, Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool interrupts the action in voiceover to point out that Cable's metallic arm is just a green-screen sleeve that hasn't been given the CGI treatment.

While the special effects team makes the correction, Deadpool uses action figures to hint at the confrontation between
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‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Spotlights Josh Brolin’s Cable

Cable gets his moment in the limelight in the action-packed “Deadpool 2” trailer released by Fox on Wednesday.

“I was born into war, bred into it,” Josh Brolin’s new baddie says in the footage. “People think they understand pain, but they have no concept of it.”

Ryan Reynolds — as “Deadpool’s” alter ego Wade Wilson — then breaks the fourth wall to complain about the film’s incomplete visual effects.

“What in the actual ass?” Miller says. “Dale! Why are the visual effects not done? It’s a metal arm! It’s not like we’re trying to remove a mustache!” (in reference to “Justice League’s” costly reshoots, which included digitally removing Henry Cavill’s facial hair in post-production).

To buy Dale some time, Deadpool proceeds to distract the audience with a toy recreation of a battle in the film between his character (dressed as Woody from “Toy Story”) and Cable.

The comic book
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Deadpool 2 Trailer Unleashes Josh Brolin as Cable

Smart Ass meet Bad Ass. Deadpool gets the premium Cable package in the ultra-exciting, action soaked new trailer for Deadpool 2. A movie that is apparently being called Untitled Deadpool Sequel as a joke, unless Ryan Reynolds and team are really waiting until this summer to announce the official title. Because surprises and waiting to the last minute are always fun.

The Untitled Deadpool Sequel, as Fox is officially calling it as of this minute, is still set to be released on May 18, 2018. Since the last time we did this dance, the studio has not updated the official synopsis. Though we can see some of what's going on in this footage, we get a goofy plot summary, that, if laid out and rearragended, actually does tell us what the movie is about.

"After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of
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Check Out These HD Screenshots From the Deadpool, Meet Cable Trailer

Now that the first Deadpool 2 trailer has been released, you can unpack all the action with our gallery of images. Unlike some blockbusters, the minds behind the untitled Deadpool sequel haven’t been shy about giving fans new material. Early on, we got looks at new character Cable and Domino, while yesterday’s Flashdance-inspired Deadpool 2 poster was just one of many pieces of marketing we’ve seen in the past year. Still, fans have been anxiously awaiting a proper look at the film after the recent teaser hinted at the comedy and action to come.
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There’s only been one non-acting black female Oscar winner — ‘Mudbound’ can change that

There’s only been one non-acting black female Oscar winner — ‘Mudbound’ can change that
Everyone knows Halle Berry is still the only black Best Actress winner, but there’s a more alarming stat in Oscar history: Only one black woman has won a non-acting Oscar. That was Irene Cara, who co-wrote Best Original Song winner “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from “Flashdance” (1983). She could finally be joined by three more this year — two at once — and all for the same film: “Mudbound.”

Of “Mudbound”’s four nominations, three of the nominees are black women: director/co-writer Dee Rees in Best Adapted Screenplay, and “Mighty River” songwriters Taura Stinson and Mary J. Blige, who’s also up for Best Supporting Actress. (Virgil Williams co-wrote the script and Raphael Saddiq also co-wrote the Best Original Song nominee.)

Rees and Blige have already made Oscar history, with the former being the first black woman nominated in Best Adapted Screenplay and the latter being the first black woman to
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Deadpool 2 Fan Club Promises a Fist Full of Fun for Everyone

Deadpool 2 Fan Club Promises a Fist Full of Fun for Everyone
Earlier today, the first Deadpool 2 poster debuted, which, in true Deapdool fashion, mocked a beloved movie. This time around, it was the 1980s dance classic Flashdance, with this new poster debuting on Ryan Reynolds Twitter, who even borrowed one of the Flashdance taglines, "Take your passion. And make it happen." This poster also coincided with the re-launch of the DeadpoolCore website, which was originally launched back in December 2015, as fans got ready for the first movie to hit theaters. For those who had signed up for the DeadpoolCore website a few years ago, you received a new email this morning with the poster, and a new "synopsis" for Deadpool 2 that is basically a modified version of the Flashdance synopsis, which gives a shout-out to Lee Ving, who played Jennifer Beals' boss in Flashdance.

"Deadpool (Wade Wilson) is an aspiring performance artist who works days in the local steel mill
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Deadpool Channels ‘Flashdance’ in New Poster

The Deadpool sequel is just months away from hitting the big screen and this time under the Disney banner. Yes, that still seems weird that the “merc with a mouth” is now owned by Mickey Mouse but nonetheless we are still getting an Rated-r Deadpool. As of now, the only footage we have seen from the film is from the memorable Bob Ross teaser from back in November. Recent rumors have the next trailer attached to the opening of Marvel StudiosBlack Panther, which would make sense since Black Panther‘s release date is just around the corner (Feb. 15).

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds released a new poster for the sequel that takes it back to the 80s. In a Twitter post, Reynolds said:

“Take your passion. And make it Happen. #Deadpool”.

Along with the new poster below.

The poster is a parody of 1983’s Flashdance where Jennifer Beals character famously
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Deadpool 2: New Teaser Poster Gets Flashy, And Dancey.

Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter this morning and released a new teaser poster for the upcoming Deadpool sequel.  [https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/960875213545095168] Dressed as the titular Deadpool he can been seen channeling the spirit of Alex Owens, recreating the iconic scene from the 1986 dancing drama Flashdance. Except in place of a torrent of water Deadpool is being showered with shell casings. Got to get that bling somehow.  His caption in the tweet 'Take your passion. And make it happen' is a lyric from Flashdance's theme song, Irene Cara's, What A Feeling.  It begs to question what a Deadpool pole dance would look like. One can dream. ...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Deadpool is Feeling Himself in a Flashy New ‘Deadpool 2’ Poster

Deadpool is Feeling Himself in a Flashy New ‘Deadpool 2’ Poster
Deadpool is feeling himself in the latest one-sheet for Deadpool 2 (no, not like that, you perverts). And what a feeling it is! Check out the new Deadpool 2 poster below. The new poster tweeted out by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is a fun tribute to the 1983 film Flashdance, which starred Jennifer Beals as […]

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Ryan Reynolds Channels Flashdance in ‘Deadpool 2’ Poster (Photo)

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All Deadpool wants to do is freakin’ dance! Ryan Reynolds shared a new poster for the sequel to “Deadpool” on Tuesday, which shows the Merc With the Mouth in the famous dance position from 1983’s “Flashdance.” “Take your passion. And make it happen,” the actor tweeted. Also Read: Ryan Reynolds to Star in 'Clue' Revamp From 'Deadpool' Writers The still untitled “Deadpool” sequel stars Reynolds in the titular role, and Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand and Jack Kesy also star. David Leitch is directing. Reynolds will also next star in “X-Force,” “Clue,” and “Detective Pikachu,” which is currently filming. He most...
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