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"Best Shot" Finale

21 August 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Important Notice: Apologies that last week's episode was  delayed one week but real life got in the way. So this Tuesday I'll be discussing Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down and Splash will serve as our season (series?) finale of Hit Me With Your Best Shot next week. It'll also double as the wrap up of our Year of the Month (1984) just after the Smackdown.

And then it's on to fall film season, festivals, and Oscar build-up! 

This Tuesday Evening, August 23rd

The Get Down (2016) 

Pick one shot from the first episode of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series described as "a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco"... though from more intricate descriptions it sounds like it's mostly hip-hop we're talking about.  Can he bring that Moulin Rouge! magic? Was it worth the insane investment with a budget of $10 million per episode? »

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Again? How Reboots of Reboots Became the New Normal

7 August 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Listen, I’ve got an inspired idea for a summer movie: an actress-led remake of “Ghostbusters.” Okay, I know, they tried that earlier this summer, and really, it was a great idea. But let’s be honest: It didn’t entirely work out. The negative fanboy buzz hurt it, and whatever you thought of the finished product, it wasn’t as funny as the original. It could have been better. So what I’m saying is, let’s do it better. By the summer of 2018, the “Ghostbusters” remake will be an ancient memory. That will make it the perfect timing for the relaunched version, which can be rowdier and raunchier and wilder, maybe skewering a little younger and hipper, with a touch of that “Suicide Squad” edge. I see Amy Schumer in the Bill Murray role, and we could team her up with Nicole Byer and — why not? — Margot Robbie. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Channing Tatum Will be a Merman in the Splash Remake

3 August 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

He’s not just any merman, Channing Tatum will actually play the role of Daryl Hannah’s character in the new version of the 1984 Tom Hanks starring Splash. So the main takeaway here is Disney are remaking Splash, the 1984 Ron Howard directed comedy that starred Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. Channing Tatum will be the merman […]

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Channing Tatum To Star In ‘Splash’ Remake As A Mermaid

2 August 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Channing Tatum is set to play the role of the mermaid, originally held by Darryl Hannah, in a remake of 1984’s film Splash.  In the original film, Tom Hanks played a man saved from drowning as a boy by a mermaid, whom he meets 20 years later. Tatum is set to co-star with Jillian Bell, according to the Hollywood […]

The post Channing Tatum To Star In ‘Splash’ Remake As A Mermaid appeared first on uInterview. »

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Is female to male gender-swapping Hollywood’s new comedy secret weapon?

2 August 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Chris Hemsworth’s turn in Ghostbusters paved the way for Channing Tatum to score comedy points as a merman in a remake of the 1984 Tom Hanks comedy

It’s easy to forget how threatening society once found the comedy of emasculation. When Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot bowed in theaters in 1959, featuring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as on-the-run musicians who dress up as women to escape from the mob (and get rather lost in the fun of the masquerade) the Catholic-run National Legion of Decency condemned the movie as “morally objectionable” for promoting homosexuality, lesbianism and transvestism.

Related: Channing Tatum to play mermaid in Splash as remake does gender swap

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5 Reasons Channing Tatum Was Born to Play a Merman in the Splash Reboot

2 August 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Tuesday, People confirmed that Channing Tatum will star in a reboot of 1984's Splash as … the mermaid. Tatum, who'll star alongside Jillian Bell, will tackle the role he has been training his whole life to play. In the original, a young man (Tom Hanks) reunites with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) who saved him from drowning as a child, but in the remake, the genders will be swapped. Hence, Tatum as merman. The original film, which was directed by Ron Howard, starred John Candy, Eugene Levy and Dody Goodman, and we hope the remake will have such charismatic players. (Can »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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5 Reasons Channing Tatum Was Born to Play a Merman in the Splash Reboot

2 August 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Tuesday, People confirmed that Channing Tatum will star in a reboot of 1984's Splash as … the mermaid. Tatum, who'll star alongside Jillian Bell, will tackle the role he has been training his whole life to play. In the original, a young man (Tom Hanks) reunites with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) who saved him from drowning as a child, but in the remake, the genders will be swapped. Hence, Tatum as merman. The original film, which was directed by Ron Howard, starred John Candy, Eugene Levy and Dody Goodman, and we hope the remake will have such charismatic players. (Can »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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'Ghostbusters' to 'Splash': Why Gender-Flipping Is the New Gritty Reboot

2 August 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Yesterday afternoon, the industry trade papers reported that Disney was mounting a remake of Splash, a 1984 romcom starring a young Tom Hanks smitten with part-time mermaid Daryl Hannah. Remaking a popular favorite — that's not surprising. What was shocking, however, was the way Disney turned the tide on this announcement's reception by swapping its leads' genders, casting movie star/second-coming-of-Gene-Kelly Channing Tatum as the merman and hot-streak character actress Jillian Bell as the ordinary Hanks type. It could have easily been another soul-deadening studio plan to prop up a moldy premise »

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‘Splash’ remake finds its two leads in Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell

1 August 2016 11:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Splash remake: Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell secure the two lead roles in the forthcoming movie.

The Splash remake will see the roles reversed with Tatum playing the merman.

The Splash remake, which is firmly in the works over at Universal, has found its two leads in Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell, so says The Hollywood Reporter. The two actors will play the roles made famous by Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah in the original movie, which was directed by Ron Howard and released back in 1984.

Marja-Lewis Ryan is writing the script for the Splash remake, while Ron Howard comes on as producer along with Brian Grazer of their production banner Imagine Entertainment.

The original movie revolved around a young boy who is saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, and then falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose »

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Channing Tatum Is an Aqua Man for 'Splash' Remake With Jillian Bell

1 August 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If you loved Jillian Bell's scene-stealing stint in 22 Jump Street opposite Channing Tatum, you're in luck because the two are reuniting for another '80s throwback. According to Deadline, Bell and Tatum will be the stars of the Splash remake, and as previously teased, there is a gender-swapping twist. She will take on the human role previously filled by Tom Hanks while he will play the immigrant from the sea previously played by Daryl Hannah. The fresh take was reportedly Bell's idea.  The original's producer and director team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are on board with this redo, as we learned last month, which is again set up at Disney. Howard didn't reject the idea of directing again, but he says it's too early to...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Channing Tatum Will Play a Mermaid Opposite Jillian Bell in Disney's Splash Remake

1 August 2016 3:19 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A movie that includes more of Channing Tatum's ripped abs? Yes, please! E! News has learned the hunky actor will join his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell for a Disney remake of the 1984 film Splash, which originally featured Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. The original film followed the story of a young man (Allen) who reunites with a mermaid (Madison) who saved him from drowning as a boy. He ends up falling in love with her, not knowing who or what she is. However, in the remake, Tatum will play a male version of the mermaid and Bell will play a female version of Allen. Deadline reported that the interesting take on the remake was pitched by Bell, who most recently wrapped Office »

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Channing Tatum Will Play a Merman in 'Splash' Remake

1 August 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

If you loved Jillian Bell's scene-stealing stint in 22 Jump Street opposite Channing Tatum, you're in luck because the two are reuniting for another '80s throwback. According to Deadline, Bell and Tatum will be the stars of the Splash remake, and as previously teased, there is a gender-swapping twist. She will take on the human role previously filled by Tom Hanks while he will play the sea dweller previously played by Daryl Hannah. The fresh take was...

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Channing Tatum? Jillian Bell? And a gender-flipped 'Splash'? Sign me up

1 August 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you were to ask me who the modern Daryl Hannah is, the first name that would leap to mind is Channing Tatum. No question about it. Splash seems like an inevitable remake, and I’m frankly surprised that it took this long. It sounds like they’re doing it for the right reason, though, which is that someone who genuinely wanted to make the film came in the door and asked about doing it. Jillian Bell, who gave a breakout performance in 22 Jump Street, reportedly helped to develop the pitch for the film, and now Marja-Lewis Ryan is writing it for Disney. Both Imagine and Tatum’s Free Association will produce the film for the studio, and for Imagine, the stakes here are very high. After all, Splash is the film that turned them into a genuine commercial force to be reckoned with, and it helped build everything that »

- Drew McWeeny

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Channing Tatum Turns Merman in Disney's 'Splash' Remake

1 August 2016 2:11 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Having securely conquered hearts on dry land, Channing Tatum is expanding his rom-com empire to the sea. The Magic Mike actor will star opposite his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell in Disney's newly announced remake of Splash. The new version flips the gender-roles of the original, meaning Tatum will star as the seductive merman. 

In the 1984 original, Tom Hanks falls in love with the bewitching Daryl Hannah. He has no idea that his new crush's legs transform into a shimmering fin when she returns to the water. The goofy romantic comedy premise, »

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Splash Remake Will Star Channing Tatum And Jillian Bell With An Interesting Twist

1 August 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Back in June Producer Brian Grazer (24, Splash, A Beautiful Mind) dropped a bit of news when he said that he was doing a remake of Splash, but at that time all Grazer said was he had a movie star that was going to be involved, [but] that he hasn't announced it yet.

According to THR, Disney is indeed moving forward with the remake of Splash with an interesting twist: Channing Tatum will star as the mermaid character that was played by Daryl Hannah while Jillian Bell will play the character originally played by Tom Hanks. Tatum and Bell previously worked together on 22 Jump Street.

The original 1984 Splash film involved a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a mermaid.

Marja-Lewis Ryan will be writing the script.

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Splash Gender-Swap Remake Gets Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell

1 August 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two months ago, producer Brian Grazer revealed for the first time that he's working on a new remake of his 1984 classic Splash. The producer teased in an interview that the story will be told from a different point of view, and that there is already a major movie star attached to the project. Today we have word that the movie star in question is Channing Tatum, who will play a male mermaid in this gender-swapped remake alongside Jillian Bell.

Deadline reports that Jillian Bell came up with the idea for this pitch, with Disney hiring Marja Lewis-Ryan to write the script. She most recently wrapped production on Liked, which she wrote and directed, which was produced by Timur Bekmambetov. She also wrote Unsupervised, an HBO pilot which Channing Tatum is producing through his Free Association company.

Ron Howard, who directed the original Splash, will produce with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. »

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Splash remake: Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell to star

1 August 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell will star in the upcoming remake of Splash with an unconventional casting strategy.

Well, the mooted remake of Splash, that first surfaced in June, is definitely pressing ahead. And now we learn that the casting for the film is already sliding into place. Actually, we’ve learned a little more than that, but let’s do the casting first.

Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell are set to take the lead roles in the new film, going where Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah went before them. Marja-Lewis Ryan is writing the script for the new Splash, and the hunt is now on for someone to direct. Ron Howard, who helmed the original, is on producing duties, along with his regular producing partner, Brian Grazer.

But here’s the twist: the roles have been reversed. Whereas Daryl Hannah was the mermaid in the original, »

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He's a Merman! Channing Tatum Set to Star in Splash Remake - with Gender-Swapped Roles

1 August 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Channing Tatum is officially the hottest fish in the sea. People has confirmed that the Magic Mike star is trading his quads for a caudal fin and starring alongside Jillian Bell in a gender-swapped remake of 1984's Splash. Tatum will slip into the role originally made famous by Daryl Hannah, as a mysterious, secret mermaid. Bell, meanwhile, will fill in for Tom Hanks as the lonely human who falls for the fish. The original films starts off when a young boy is saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid. The mermaid resurfaces 20 years later, and gives the now grown-up boy »

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He's a Merman! Channing Tatum Set to Star in Splash Remake - with Gender-Swapped Roles

1 August 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Channing Tatum is officially the hottest fish in the sea. According to multiple reports, the Magic Mike star is trading his quads for a caudal fin and starring alongside Jillian Bell in a gender-swapped remake of 1984's Splash. Tatum will slip into the role originally made famous by Daryl Hannah, as a mysterious, secret mermaid. Bell, meanwhile, will fill in for Tom Hanks as the lonely human who falls for the fish. The original films starts off when a young boy is saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid. The mermaid resurfaces 20 years later, and gives the now grown-up boy »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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Channing Tatum to play mermaid in Splash as remake does gender swap

1 August 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the vein of the recent Ghostbusters reboot, the sexes will be reversed in Disney’s forthcoming reimagining of Ron Howard’s 1984 romantic comedy

Channing Tatum is set to star in Disney’s remake of the 1984 romantic comedy Splash that boasts one very enticing catch: this new version will reverse the sexes of the two leads, with the Magic Mike actor embodying the mermaid, played by Daryl Hannah in the original.

Jillian Bell, the comedian who starred alongside Tatum as the villain in 22 Jump Street, will portray the mermaid’s love interest – first played by Tom Hanks – according to Deadline.

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- Nigel M Smith

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