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"The Eighties were good to me," says Jennifer Grey, and considering she's best known for having the time of her life with Patrick Swayze in 1987's Dirty Dancing, that would make sense. "You know those people who rock that hairdo from the moment they got laid the most in their life? The Eighties are a bit like that for me."
Proof that Maori dancers can bust a move with the best of them, “Born to Dance” serves as an astonishing Kiwi choreography showcase, the biggest and by far more impressive of its kind to originate Down Under, as local star Tammy Davis — known in New Zealand as Munter of hit skein “Outrageous Fortune,” but more familiar abroad for bigscreen roles in “Whale Rider” and “Black Sheep” — makes his high-energy feature directing debut, following a pair of well-traveled shorts. Casting mostly real dancers and hip-hop personalities in roles that might have benefited from more acting experience, the film pits the country’s best dancers against one another for a fictive version of that title, though it’s the off-the-wall technique (from “Step Up All In” cast mate Parrish Goebel), not the boilerplate plotting, that will give this Kiwi sensation international legs.
Likable upstart Tu (Tia-Taharoa Maipi) holds a dead-end job at »
- Peter Debruge
Dirty Dancing musical set to return to the UK stage in 2016.
A new production of the hit musical Dirty Dancing is set to tour the UK in 2016. Following dates in China, Belgium and Korea, Dirty Dancing will debut in Blackpool next August, before embarking on a nationwide tour.
Dirty Dancing musical to return in 2016
The Dirty Dancing musical is based on the classic 1987 film of the same name. The Dirty Dancing musical has already enjoyed some massive success across the UK on previous tours, and in London’ West End, where it has been staged twice before; in 2006 and in 2013, where it has played to well over 1 million people.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will tour the UK from August 2016. The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life »
- Paul Heath
Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."
More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.
Leaving Oct. 1, 2015
"Aces High" (1976)
"A Fond Kiss" (2004)
"Agata And The Storm" (2004)
"A Good Day to Die" (2013)
"Alakazam The Great" (1960)
"All Is Lost" (2013)
"An Affair to Remember" (1957)
"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)
"America Declassified" (2013)
"Analyze This" (1999)
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)
"Angela's Ashes" (1999)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"Another Woman" (1988)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Baby's Day Out" (1994)
"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)
"Baron Blood" (1972)
"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)
"Big Night" (1996)
"Blue Velvet" (1986)
"Brewster's Millions" (1945)
"Buying & Selling" (2013)
"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)
"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)
- Sharon Knolle
We love a good mashup, and this one is legendary! Video site What's The Mashup? did the ultimate task by compiling dance scenes from 100 iconic movies, and then syncing them all to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit song of the summer "Uptown Funk." From hitting a step right on the beat, to even lipping what looks like the lyrics of the popular song, there was no detail left behind. And then you had a nostalgia-fest when you relived all of these memorable films. The movies featured in the mashup ranged from Grease, Flashdance and Dirty Dancing to Magic Mike, 13 Going on 30 and 500 Days of Summer. But obviously, there's way more where that came from. Check out the insane »
Hot on the heels of the track becoming the 5th biggest single in UK history, French website What's The Mashup? have used the Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars hit single to combine 100 dance scenes in movie history into one fantastic video.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Robert Carlyle and even Despicable Me's Gru all get the 'Uptown Funk' treatment as the video revisits big name films as The Wolf of Wall Street, Zoolander and The Full Monty.
And what Hollywood dance montage would be complete without the truffle shuffle or a visit to Baby and Johnny in Dirty Dancing?
This isn't the track's first brush with Hollywood as earlier this year one very creative YouTuber put together 280 movie clips to recreate 'Uptown Funk' in its entirety. »
Now open and selling out shows in theaters in NY, California and Chicago, the award winning real-life romantic comedy documentary Meet the Patels is expanding its theatrical release to theaters in new markets nationwide this Friday, September 18, including New Jersey, North Carolina, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Detroit.
Co-directed by Geeta and Ravi Patel, this hysterical and heartwarming documentary follows Ravi’s journey to find true love. Joined by their wonderful parents and fabulous commentary from Geeta, who is behind the camera and heard but not seen, the film is about family and about finding love be it for your parents, your sibling or your happily ever after romance.
We here at BollySpice loved Meet The Patels film and you can read our rave review here.
I was able to have a fabulous, funny and open in-depth conversation with Ravi and Geeta about Meet The Patels. Check it out!
To set the scene, »
- Stacey Yount
Kinky Boots is the latest in a long list of movies to be adapted for the stage. In the past couple of years alone we’ve seen stage versions of The Bodyguard, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Billy Elliot, The Full Monty and many more appear in the West End. Now, courtesy of Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, and the equally legendary Cyndi Lauper, who provides the music and lyrics, Kinky Boots, a production based on the break-out 2005 British movie of the same name, has hit the capital.
Rather than favouring a simplistic approach by using previously recorded material, Lauper goes the same route as Elton John with the aforementioned Billy Elliot, by creating an original soundtrack that goes along perfectly with Fierstein’s superbly written book.
Kinky Boots theatre review // Photo »
- Paul Heath
For those suffering from 80s nostalgia, get ready to be transported back in time with the first trailer for Amazon’s upcoming series Red Oaks. Watch it below…
After the pilot, which was directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), premiered to positive reviews from critics and audiences, Amazon decided to pick up Red Oaks to series. The first season of the show will be available for Amazon Prime members in the Us and UK on October 9, 2015 and is set to include a total of 10 episodes.
A young tennis player works at the prestigious and exclusive Red Oaks Country Club during the summer between his sophomore and junior years of college in the 1980s.
- Justin Cook
The Celebrity Big Brother housemates have taken on a 'Celebrity Show Offs' task.
Gail Porter presented the task, which saw the celebs attempt to impress the house by showing off their talents.
Speaking about the performance, Jenna said, "She can sing…good thing she has some talent because her personality is f***ing s**t."
Speaking about the couple's performance, Jenna said: "This is actually really terrible… This is a train wreck... they need to be voted off just because of this."
Austin Armacost then walked a catwalk, »
Mixed martial arts champion Ronda Rousey will star in a remake of the 1980s action movie Road House, taking the role made famous by Patrick Swayze, who played a bouncer employed to clean up a rough Missouri bar, reports Variety.
Related: Ufc champion Ronda Rousey to star in her own biopic
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- Ben Child
Okay, so it's not Captain Marvel. But it's still pretty darn cool. Champion Ufc fighter Ronda Rousey is taking over the Patrick Swayze role in the upcoming remake of Road House. The original cult classic exploded onto the scene in 1989, and will now get a proper reboot. MGM is currently meeting with screenwriters, with production planned for 2016.
The original Road House is a non-stop action fest that featured Patrick Swayze as a bouncer. He is hired to clean up and protect one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in all of redneck Missouri. Swayze plays Dalton as a serious bad-ass with a degree in philosophy, which comes in handy when dealing with the drunk and confrontational denizens of The Double Deuce. Though, his quite demeanor and calm attitude are put to the test when a corrupt businessman moves into take over the nearby town, with the bar being his prized trophy. »
I’m going to let the video do the talking here, but this could be one of the greatest mash-up videos we’ve ever seen.
Titled ‘Hells Club,’ and gloriously edited by YouTuber Antonio Maria Da Silva, and his Amdsfilms, Hell’s Club features a ten-minute dance-off with Heather Graham dancing on down with Mark Renton from Trainspotting, Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars, Cameron Diaz from Charlie’s Angels, Blade, Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing and John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever. Then there’s an awesome shoot-out showing The Terminator face-off with Robocop, Tom Cruise’s Vincent from Collateral, Scarface and Carlito from Carlito’s Way, and many more. This is just glorious.
Watch it now. Please, just watch it now. Just brilliant.
The post Cool Videos: Hell’s Club: The Best Movie Nightclub Ever appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
French director Pascal Chaumeil died in Paris on Thursday. The filmmaker, who had been suffering from cancer, was 54.Chaumeil is perhaps best known to British audiences for his French-language romantic-comedy Heartbreaker, a huge hit in France, and more recently a Hollywood debut in A Long Way Down. In the former, he gave Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis a Mediterranean-side stage to flaunt their comedy chops, chemistry and Dirty Dancing skills; while the latter offered a first taste of directing in English. That Nick Hornby adaptation combined Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul as four suicidal strangers.Chaumeil’s long-standing passion for filmmaking was sharpened on the sets of Régis Wargnier - I'm The King Of The Castle in 1989 - and Luc Besson. He worked as assistant director on Léon before being promoted to second unit director on The Fifth Element.From there, he secured directorial gigs working »
Amblin Entertainment is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of two of its biggest hits of all time. These are movies that went onto have a long shelf life, and are both adored by fans. But it seems that the Back to The Future 30th Anniversary celebration has dwarfed The Goonies. That movie is getting released back into theaters, will have a special edition Blu-ray, and a ton of other collectibles that are hitting store shelves this October. But The Goonies isn't being completely left out in the cold. Amazon has something very cool planned, and its something collectors are definitely going to want to get their hands on.
Amazon has started pressing and producing its own line of vinyl records under the Amazon label. And on October 9th, they are releasing 5 vinyl soundtracks to some of the 80s most beloved movies. Including The Goonies, which is getting a special 30th Anniversary release. »
It seems that Mountain Lake in Virginia – now nothing more than a reddish-brown pit – shows little regard for human intervention or Hollywood nostalgia
Seven miles up a winding road in Pembroke, Virginia, sits the Mountain Lake Lodge, an imposing 1930s stone building that looks out over a manicured lawn peppered with cabins. The hotel is instantly recognizable to fans of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing as Kellerman’s Resort, the luxurious summer retreat where the precocious Frances “Baby” Houseman meets hunky dance instructor Johnny Castle and romance ensues.
Mountain Lake Lodge is proud of its fame, and has preserved its history to the delight of thousands of fans who flock to the resort each year to visit Dirty Dancing landmarks on the property, like Housemans’ white latticed bungalow (now called “Baby’s Cabin”), the dining room featuring the famous “no one put Baby in the corner” table, and the spot where Johnny smashes his car window. »
- Susan Harlan
On the 28th anniversary of that legendary dance lift, the actress has since dated some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, won a Us reality TV show and starred in no fewer than 11 TV movies. But it was a dramatic "nose job from hell" that meant that her star faded and her burgeoning career took a very different path.
What she did first
8 celebrity couples who tried to nail Dirty Dancing's iconic lift scene
Jennifer's early career saw her bag roles in some stone-cold '80s classics. She made a fleeting appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club before teaming up with Patrick Swayze on Red Dawn. You'll also remember her from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing »
Simon Columb on the hate for Ghostbusters II…
Off the bat, I’ll admit it’s inferior to Ghostbusters. The combination of Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, in a family-friendly blockbuster, with a fiendishly spooky-but-fun script is a perfect cocktail of expertise.
With these elements in mind, Ghostbusters II ultimately doesn’t have the innovation calling card. In most cases, this alone is what automatically secures the first of a series as the superior offering. Recently reading Hadley Freeman’s witty and candid reflection, Life Moves Too Fast, on 1980’s American movies, Freeman devoted an entire chapter to Ghostbusters alone – dismissing Ghostbusters II flippantly as ‘Sold out and bloated, something faintly embarrassing from the past that has left an ugly legacy”. Rick Moranis too, has said he was “disappointed with the second one”. Ivan Reitman, the director of both films, argues “We probably waited a little bit too long for Ghostbusters II”. Critics, »
- Simon Columb
What do Ryan Gosling, Harry Styles, Miss Piggy and Jimmy Fallon have in common? They've all recreated that iconic lift scene from Dirty Dancing, which celebrates its 28th birthday today, with varying degrees of success.
Getting it right in reality, though, is another challenge entirely. There's the run-up, the leap, the hold and the dismount - if any of these are off-kilter, you'll be banished to the corner with Mr and Mrs Houseman.
But before you too get in the anniversary mood and make like Swayze and Baby at home, shuffling excitedly in your socks across the kitchen, first watch the finest celebrity wannabes who've emulated the finale for tips on how to have the time of your life (or at least pretend to).
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