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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.
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- 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).
What would the world be without "Dirty Dancing"? A horrible, wonder-less, impossibly unromantic place, probably.
There's an endlessly memorable array of reasons to love the Patrick Swayze / Jennifer Grey 1987 classic, which more than likely had a positive -- if not profound -- impact on your childhood and/or adolescence. So let's revisit the Catskills and take a tour of some of the movie's most iconic quotes, dancing-est moments, and downright unforgettable looks of longing. Just remember not to put Baby in a corner; Johnny Castle hates that.
- Tim Hayne
It's been nearly 28 years since the original Dirty Dancing movie hit theaters in 1987, but the cult classic still has plenty of staying power thanks to some quotable lines, a seriously awesome soundtrack, and some out-of-control dance scenes. Tuesday marks what would have been the late Patrick Swayze's 63rd birthday, so to celebrate his life, we're taking a look back at the iconic movie that made people dream of a beautiful stranger who'd teach them how to dance, lift them high in the air, and stand up to anyone who tried to put them in the corner. Keep reading to relive some of the film's memorable moments and see 22 things Dirty Dancing taught you - besides, of course, dirty dancing. »
Neil and Victor sneak into the infirmary to make some prank calls. They decided to prank camp chef Jonas Jurgensen (a.k.a. Gene Jenkinson), so Victor tells him that his food is contaminated with “dickfarts” and then escalates very quickly to “I’m gonna kill you and fuck you.” Jonas is not pleased.Unfortunately, Victor fails to hang up the phone, exposing himself as the culprit. Jonas is coming for Victor, and he’s out for blood. Jonas trails Victor to his cabin, but even his intense military training can’t match Victor’s stealth skills. Electro City rehearsals have hit yet another snag. Andy and Katie can’t seem to nail the Dirty Dancing–style leap that’s the centerpiece of the entire show. Andy nearly quits, discouraged at his inability to execute the maneuver, until Susie pulls out some reverse psychology to lure him back to the stage. »
- Brian Feldman
“It takes me back to a time I enjoyed for obvious reasons – the ’80s were very good to me,” Red Oaks cast member Jennifer Grey said this morning of Steven Soderbergh’s coming-of-age comedy for Amazon. “I felt like it was a movie, as if Caddy Shack and Dirty Dancing had a baby raised by John Cassavetes.” But exec producer Gregory Jacobs insisted the series was more The Graduate meets Caddyshack, talking to reporters this morning at TCA. “One of the things we wanted to… »
There are a special collection of films that the masses tend to endlessly gravitate around; films that the collective human race are somehow pre-programmed to re-watch over and over again on a regular basis, for no reason other than: “This… again!”
You know the films. Romantic comedies slapped with slightly suggestive two-word titles like Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Lengthy, hopeful dramas with life-affirming messages such as The Shawshank Redemption. Mainstream flicks with just a hint of edginess, like Fight Club. And, of course… anything that Christopher Nolan turns out.
Not that there’s anything nothing wrong with these particular movies; they’re popular for a reason, and people go back to them time and time again because they offer up a sense of tried and tested goodness – they’re comforting, like your favourite hot meal.
But whereas a lot of very popular motion pictures deserve their good reputations, »
- Sam Hill
There’s so much outdoor cinema going on these days, it’s threatening to become a turf war. Surely it’s only a matter of time before we get a full-blown Dirty Dancing v Frozen Sing-Along bust-up in a London park
The major pop-up players in and around London are now well-established. Roving the capital’s parks and public spaces are The Nomad Cinema (to 30 Sep, whereisthenomad.com), which has Napoleon Dynamite and Whiplash in Grosvenor Square this week, Pop-Up Screens (24 Jul to 26 Sep, popupscreens.co.uk), and the Luna Cinema (to 27 Sep, thelunacinema.com), which covers not only prime spots such as Kensington Palace, Kew Gardens and Crystal Palace Park but also venues as far afield as Cardiff, Lincoln and Warwick castles. In terms of programming, they’re all pretty similar: vintage crowd-pleasers such as Mamma Mia!, Top Gun and Dirty-bloody-Dancing, plus recent hits like Birdman and The Theory Of Everything. »
- Steve Rose
Summer is here, and if you're not excited about watching new movies, it's time to go back to some old, romantic favorites. If you're hoping to have your own Summer fling, you can first get inspired by these 10 film couples as the weather gets warmer. Each provides that giddy first-time feeling, from young puppy love (My Girl) to a more grown-up attraction (Dirty Dancing). Enjoy, and try not to get too overheated! »
Amanda Peterson, the actress who played Patrick Dempsey‘s leading lady in the beloved 1987 movie “Can’t Buy Me Love,” was found dead in her Greeley, Colorado, home on Sunday, police told TheWrap. She was 43. Peterson starred as Cindy Mancini, a cheerleader paid by Dempsey’s character to pose as his girlfriend so he could climb the social ladder at his Arizona high school. Directed by Steve Rash, the film sits in a canon of ’80s fare alongside John Hughes and other angst masters. The film’s title is taken from The Beatles song of the same name. Also Read: »
- Matt Donnelly
The phrase "nobody puts Baby in a corner" has pretty much become common tongue. But the second you start using it in promotional/marketing material without the consent of Lionsgate, even if it alters a few lines, well, you.re in trouble. And the trouble just got huge for brokerage giant Td Ameritrade in response to their television campaign that features a few Dirty Dancing references, including an altered version of the famous line from the film. Lionsgate is going after Td Ameritrade full force claiming the business "adulterated taglines" and used a cartoon "reenactment" of the famous dance lift performed by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze for their television ad that ran from October to April. The lawsuit follows Td Ameritrade.s attempt last Friday to get declaratory relief that its ad was safe from the infringement. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is not backing down, asserting »
A second lawsuit over Td Ameritrade's Dirty Dancing ad spoof has been filed. This time, Lionsgate is attacking the brokerage giant for "adulterated taglines" and a cartoon "reenactment" of the famous "Dance Lift" performed by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a television ad campaign that ran from October through April. Lionsgate's lawsuit asserting false association, unfair competition, trademark infringement and dilution follows Td Ameritrade's own attempt last Friday to get declaratory relief that its advertisement was kosher. In the ad, a cartoon image of a man holds a piggy bank above his head with the tagline, "Nobody puts your
- Eriq Gardner
New on Amazon July 2015 will be several HBO favorites, including Entourage Seasons 1-8; The Newsroom Seasons 1 & 2; Boardwalk Empire Season 3; True Blood Season 5 and the HBO original film Behind the Candelabra. Amazon Prime will also see the return of popular, exclusive TV with Under the Dome Season 3 (pictured), Downton Abbey Season 5, and Extant Season 2. In addition, Amazon Instant Video has the second seasons of popular TV series The Strain, Silicon Valley and Married, all available to buy. Movies on Amazon Prime include action thriller The Expendables 3, classics like Dirty Dancing, Flashdance and … Continue reading →
The post What’s new on Amazon July 2015 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb
The episode brought in 5.36m (23.2%) for BBC Two at 8pm, up slightly on the show's previous outing in March.
The channel's coverage of acts including Lionel Richie at Glastonbury 2015 entertained 1.71m (9.9%) between 6.15pm and 8pm, while Odyssey appealed to 1.77m (8.8%) at 9.15pm.
ITV's Catchphrase entertained 2.16m (11.4%) at 7.15pm (116k/0.5% on +1), before Surprise Surprise warmed the hearts of 2.77m (12.2%) at 8pm (256k/1.1%). The second episode of Sheridan Smith's Black Work dipped to 5.23m (23.1%) at 9pm (315k/1.9%).
Channel 4's Humans dropped to 2.06m (9.1%) for its third episode at 9pm (475k/2.9%), while Amazing Spaces: Shed of the »
Amazon Prime is continuing its quality hot streak by offering some exceptional TV shows and films through July. The new streaming options will include classics like "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid," as well as newer additions like "The Skeleton Twins" and "Behind the Candelabra." Check out the full list of titles below, along with Indiewire's picks on what you have to watch. Read More: Amazon Prime Adds 'Taxi Driver,' 'Listen Up Philip' and 16 Other Titles in March Available 6/30 “Under The Dome" Season 3 (2013) Available 7/1 “Downton Abbey" Season 5 (2014) “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” (1969) “Drive Me Crazy” (1999) “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (2008) “Thumbelina” (1994) “Bulworth” (1998) "Heidi” (1937) “Wayne’s World 2” (1993) “48 Hrs.” (1982) “The Bad News Bears” (1976) “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995) “The Butcher’s Wife” (1991) “Cadillac Man” (1990) Indiewire Pick: "Dirty Dancing" (1987)We »
- Sarah Choi
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