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The 10 Best Improvised Scenes in Film

21 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Even though scripts play an incredibly important part of the movie making process, sometimes a little improvisation is just what a movie scene needs to take it from good to great. CineFix has put together a fantastic video that highlights the 10 greatest improvised scenes in film history. I think they did a great job putting this together, and I can't think of anything that I would add to it. Check it out! I've included the list of films mentioned in the video below.

Bridesmaids (2011)

A lot of this movie was the talented comedic actresses in the cast going off book, but Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s “Air Marshall” exchange takes the cake.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Marlon Brando’s performance as Col Kurtz was largely made up on the spot. And while we don’t endorse actors not learning their lines, we can’t fault what came of it in this instance… »

- Joey Paur

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25 Hugely Popular Soundtracks That Somehow Never Hit No. 1

15 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last week, I put some miles on my DeLorean Gif, traveling through the last 30 years checking out the soundtracks to hit No. 1 since the reign of Purple Rain. It got you guys talking! It got me Spotifying! So, for this week’s installment of Somewhere in Time, I’m following it up with a look at 25 other significant, hit-spawning soundtracks from the past 30 years that, for one reason or another, failed to make it to the top of the charts, even though it seemed like you and everyone you know listened to them all the time. (I’m also including, way at the end, two soundtracks that did hit number one but that I failed to include last time because I’m only human, guys.) We begin on a chilly Chicagoland Saturday morning in 1985 …The Breakfast Club (1985)  Synopsis: Troubled kids smoke pot in detention, somehow avoid panic attacks.  Monster hit: »

- Dave Holmes

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Eric Fox Faces Off with the Evil Breakfast Dead Club

13 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Arizona-based production company Infinite Spectrum Productions has announced that Eric Fox of Syfy's "Face Off" Season 4 fame is joining the creative team of Evil Breakfast Dead Club as the Special Makeup Effects Supervisor.

"When I read the script, I knew it was going to be some good old fashioned fun," said Fox when interviewed. "I'm looking forward to bringing my A-game."

Fox is a great addition to the team that will bring to life a script that, this week, Craig Cheney, author of Blood Spatter: A Guide to Cinematic, Zombie, Violence, Gore and Special Effects, summed up this way: “There are many things that go together, peanut butter and jelly, gin and tonic, Captain and Tennille, The Breakfast Club and The Evil Dead.”

Kevin R. Phipps directs from a script by Jon Bonnell. Jason Bonnell and Jon Bonnell produce.

Look for more on this one soon!

Synopsis

They were five students with nothing in common. »

- Steve Barton

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The Inbetweeners 2 and how the coming-of-age film finally grew up

9 August 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

On the silver screen, the transition from child to adult has traditionally come via a single maturing experience, but this is far from the truth and things are changing

Inbetweeners 2: Eight things British people can't help doing abroad

The truism about coming-of-age movies is that they always parrot the same line: that things were never the same again after that summer. Whether it's Stand By Me (four boys on a quest to find a corpse in the woods), The Breakfast Club (five strangers turn bonding, emoting and over-sharing into an art form during one school detention), This Is England (impressionable tyke falls in with older skinheads) or Y Tu Mamá También (two libidinous lads grow up quickly on a Mexican road trip with an older woman), the governing philosophy remains more or less steadfast: that the grown-up world is compromised after the freedoms of youth. That we emerge transformed »

- Ryan Gilbey

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About Alex – The Review

7 August 2014 6:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

If you’re a child of the 80s, like myself, then your know all about what makes a good movie about friends. No, forget that Friends TV show and its unrealistic sitcom stereotypes. I’m talking about films like the 1985 classics The Breakfast Club  and St. Elmo’S Fire, or Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) or even Revenge Of The Nerds (1984). We knew what friends on film were all about in the 80s, but whatever happened to that great emotionally-driven, sentimental sub-genre of dramatic comedies?

I have the answer… thank god for filmmaking dynasties. In the tradition of great directors passing the torch to their children, award-winning director Edward Zwick has clearly fostered promising talent in his son Jesse Zwick, whose feature film debut About Alex manages to instill a renewed sense of sentimentality into the friendship dramedy genre. With a youthful voice, writer and director Jesse Zwick recycles what »

- Travis Keune

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The Story of Hollywood in Just 10 Filmsc

5 August 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over at The Telegraph, Robbie Collin has chosen to take on the impossible, he's set out to create a list of films that tells the story of Hollywood "in terms of how one picture or director led to the next." It's a daunting task that creates an interesting narrative and he prefaces his ten selections saying: ...none of the individual works is "great" or "important" enough to drown out the others. I've avoided films such as Citizen Kane, Vertigo, Singin' in the Rain, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia and The Godfather, not just because we already know they're great, but because their greatness might throw the story off-balance - although I wouldn't hesitate to describe any of the films that are on this list as a masterpiece. So how does his list shape outc Have a look: One Week (1920) - dir. Buster Keaton It Happened One Night (1934) - dir. »

- Brad Brevet

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Is Chadwick Boseman Already Black Panther?

4 August 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Everybody knows that Marvel's at the top of the film world right now, and fans are hungry to learn what's next, even if it means piecing together the tiniest details. There's another Avengers coming next summer, introductory movies for Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, a third Captain America and a second Guardians Of The Galaxy. Beyond that, who knows? Could Black Panther be next at bat? And is Chadwick Boseman involved? Boseman was doing promotion for Get On Up recently on The Breakfast Club (via Flickering Myth) when he was asked about the famous Marvel hero. His response was coy, but maybe telling? "Ahhh, I don.t know anything about that.Until the contract is signed, I don.t know." This just in . Chadwick Boseman has just confirmed that he is indeed Black Panther. All kidding aside, by "contract" he could just be speaking of a hypothetical contract. As in, "I »

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Chadwick Boseman may be in talks to play Black Panther

4 August 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Currently doing promotional work for his latest movie Get On Up – the James Brown biopic – American actor Chadwick Boseman may have let slip that he is in talks with Marvel about portraying the Black Panther. While being interviewed on radio show The Breakfast Club, Boseman was asked about the rumours linking him with the role and he didn’t deny his involvement:

“Ahhh, I don’t know anything about that…Until the contract is signed, I don’t know.”

Not only does he not deny the rumours, he actually hints that contract negotiations have taken place. Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s telling the truth. He could just be having a bit of fun with us all. Boseman has been rumoured for the role for some time now along with a slew of other talented actors including John Boyega (Star Wars:Episode VII) and Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday »

- Gavin Logan

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Is Chadwick Boseman Close To A Deal With Marvel For Black Panther?

3 August 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

42 and Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman’s name has been brought up several times now when mentioning Marvel’s Black Panther, a film that is all-but-confirmed to be coming down the studio’s extensive and ever-growing pipeline. The rumors began back in May of 2013, resurfaced in April and then came up again just before San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Boseman himself has remained coy about the possibility of taking the coveted role, but the actor may have let something slip in a new interview.

While doing press for Get On Up (which just hit theaters on Friday), he visited “The Breakfast Club” morning show in New York City, and was caught off guard when host Charlamagne Tha God (yep) asked about the validity of the rumors that he would play T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther for Marvel. His response? A nervous denial, a wide grin, and one little Freudian slip:

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- James Garcia

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Listen to Anson Mount read a scene from 'The Breakfast Club'

1 August 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Fans of Anson Mount know him as Bohannon on the AMC Western Hell on Wheels. But they may have also heard that he’s a huge fan of The Breakfast Club. EW had, which is why we asked him to perform a classic Bender-Claire scene with us when he popped by Entertainment Weekly Radio. It’s the best Nsfw thing you’ll hear all day. 

Mount also talked about the joys of working with a baby and bringing his dog, Mac, to set. (Read our Hell on Wheels season 4 scoop here and here.)

Bonus: He played our “You Said It! »

- Mandi Bierly

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Rookie Blue Recap: Deal With the Devil

31 July 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s just not Oliver’s day on Thursday’s Rookie Blue as Duncan continues to cause problems for the officers of 15 Division. Meanwhile, Chris is caught mid-high, and Gail reaches out to her ex.

Related Rookie Blue‘s Missy Peregrym Talks Andy and Sam’s Step Forward, ‘Big’ Issues Ahead

Duncan Fail Rating | I’m going to say nine, because at least he didn’t put any lives in physical jeopardy this time. Professional Standards pushes up the disciplinary meeting, forcing Oliver and Andy to scramble to put together her defense and explain why her reports on Duncan are kinder than reality. »

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Who's Ready to Join the Evil Breakfast Dead Club?

31 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A new horror comedy is on its way that's taking its cues from two Eighties classics, Evil Dead and The Breakfast Club. What's it called, you ask? The Evil Breakfast Dead Club. See what they did there?

Kevin R. Phipps directs from a script by Jon Bonnell. Jason Bonnell and Jon Bonnell produce.

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They were five students with nothing in common. Faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library, they decided to ditch and spend the weekend at a cabin in the woods. They broke the rules, they touched each other, and they swallowed each other's souls.

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- Steve Barton

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The 25 Best '80s Movie Soundtracks (Video)

24 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to imagine it today, when movies are in and out of theaters in a week or two, to be replaced by the next much-hyped blockbuster, but there was a time, back in the '80s, when movies were so pervasive that their soundtracks sold in the millions, making them ubiquitous in theaters, on the radio, and on MTV all at once. The high point of the soundtrack era may have come this week 30 years ago, with the release of Prince's autobiographical film "Purple Rain" on July 27, 1984.

The movie itself was just okay -- except during the performance sequences, which were electrifying and remain so today -- but the soundtrack was mindblowing. And for the latter half of 1984, you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing one of its tracks -- "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U," or the epic power ballad that was the title track. »

- Gary Susman

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Pediatric Hospital Drama ‘Red Band Society’ Is ‘Not a Show with a Body Count’

21 July 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While the premise of Fox’s “Red Band Society” might seem depressing on the surface — the Octavia Spencer dramedy is set in the pediatric ward of a hospital — the show’s producers are aiming for a show that will make you laugh just as much as it makes you cry, treating the hospital as “high school, boarding school and summer camp rolled into one.”

The series focuses on the lives of the hospital’s young inhabitants and the staff members who often serve as their teachers, mentors and surrogate parents in addition to overseeing their medical care.

“Pediatrics goes through age 24 and 85 percent of all kids with any one of these diseases recover,” executive producer Margaret Nagle pointed out at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour on Sunday. “It’s really about that time you spend in the hospital, how it changes you and what you learn… there are »

- Laura Prudom

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Press Tour: Fox's 'Red Band Society' takes cues from 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Breakfast Club'

20 July 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Although Fox's hospital-set dramedy "Red Band Society" is one of the few network series launching this fall that could reasonably be described as unique, showrunner Margaret Nagle spent a lot of time discussing influences at the TCA 2014 summer press tour. For one, the series is based on a successful Spanish drama called "Polseres Vermelles" that launched in 2011. Steven Spielberg snagged the remake rights for DreamWorks the same year and an American adaptation has been in the works ever since. Just like the original, the show follows six teens of various backgrounds united by the fact they're all facing long-term hospital stays for rare diseases. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer plays the lead nurse in their ward, equal parts bossy and nurturing. If the premise sounds a bit like "The Breakfast Club," with a hospital filling in for detention, the cast and crew agree it's not far off. "That's what I thought »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Fox's Sick-Kid Drama Red Band Society 'Is Not a Show That Has a Body Count'

20 July 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox’s upcoming drama Red Band Society — which takes place in the children’s wing of a hospital — is not assigning a ticking clock to each of its patients.

“Yes, there are serious things that these kids are going to have to face. But it’s not a show that has a body count,” executive producer Margaret Nagle promised Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Related Fall TV First Impression: Fox’s Red Band Society

“Eighty-five percent of all kids that go to the hospital with any of the diseases in this situation recover, »

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Impressions of Evil Dead: The Musical

16 July 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Doris the Deadite greets us atop the stairs leading to Planet Hollywood’s V3 Theater in Las Vegas. Wearing a blood-splotched white dress with a matching white hat nestled on her curly blonde hair, Doris smiles through the peeling gray skin of her face. Teeth bared, eyes darting from sunken sockets, Doris cackles and beckons us closer for a photo. Welcome to the immersive atmosphere of Evil Dead The Musical Ultimate 4D Experience.

A tasty slice of horror heaven from director/producer Sirc Michaels that’s based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy, as well as the book and lyrics of George Reinblatt, this Vegas production is packed with nods to its beloved source material, but also boasts buckets of blood-drenched originality.

After our photo is snapped with Doris, we hang out in the bar area for a bit before another Deadite calls us into the theater. As we walk down a short hallway, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Red Band Society Cast Gets Its Glee on in the Most Adorable Music Video Ever

15 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Prepare to fall in love. Fox's Red Band Society, one of our favorite new series of the season, is like The Breakfast Club meets Glee. Except instead of being set in detention, it takes place in a hospital and instead of bonding over music, the kids on this show bond over the fact that they are all sick. You think it sounds depressing, right? Well, you're wrong.  To prove it, we're sharing an exclusive music video featuring the cast, including Oscar winner Viola Davis and Brothers & Sisters' Dave Annable, singing along to the ridiculously catchy "Be Okay" by Oh Honey, which, yes, was covered on Glee last season. (How fitting!) Seriously, how cute is the exclusive video »

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Casting Net: Jonah Hill in talks for the Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!,' more

9 July 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jonah Hill is in talks to join 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! The film follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer, working to keep the studio’s stars in check. George Clooney and Josh Brolin will star. Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations, and Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the film. [The Wrap]

Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. Louis Leterrier is directing Sony’s spy comedy, which follows a James Bond type (Mark Strong) who has to hide in his hometown and team with his goofy, »

- C. Molly Smith

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10 Alternative Films That Show The Real High School

8 July 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Everybody’s seen Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, and Clueless, but there’s so much more to the high school film genre than these classics and those like them. Don’t get the wrong impression: it’s hard not to love films about bitchy-with-a-heart-of-gold cheerleaders and brainless jocks with a sensitive side who fall for a girl not in his immediate friendship group (when done right, they’re some of the most enjoyable films you can get).

Sadly, high school isn’t all shopping montages and transparent metaphors in English class. The popular crowd are just next decade’s alcoholic divorcees (sorry, not sorry), so where are all the films about the interesting kids? Sure, films like 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That, and even Mean Girls may all deal with your stereotypical losers, but the main message is always that those losers want »

- Hannah Spencer

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