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Iconic Voiceover Actor Alan Bleviss Dies at 76

Canadian-born Alan Bleviss, who swayed the American people as the signature voice of the Democratic Party and lent gravitas to hundreds of movie trailers and TV commercials, has died. He was 76.

Bleviss died Dec. 30 in New York City after a long battle with lung cancer, his daughter Sarah Jenny Bleviss told The Hollywood Reporter.

Classic movie lovers will know his sonorous, honeyed voice from one-minute movie trailers for Scarface, Dirty Dancing and On Golden Pond, as the voice of Enterprise rental cars commercials and as a host of other blue-chip advertisers like At&T and American Express.

Born on Aug. 6,...
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She-Ra is the superhero needed to fight back against Marvel’s male dominion | Phoebe-Jane Boyd

With Wonder Woman sapped by sexism and Skeletor peddling price-comparison sites, Netflix’s reboot of the 1980s Princess of Power couldn’t be more timely

For the honour of Grayskull – and modern children who have access to the internet – Netflix and DreamWorks are rebooting the 1980s classic She-Ra for a small-screen series in 2018. Unlike the multiple-reboot failure He-Man, this will be the Princess of Power’s first outing since her original cartoon and toy line back in 1985. Her return has fans of Etheria’s finest swinging their Swords of Protection and body-slamming robo-hoards with excitement. Or today’s equivalent: tweeting about it and getting the toys out of the loft.

Look around at the trash-fire world we’re living in. What more proof of our troubled times do you need than where Skeletor, the evil overlord himself, has ended up. No longer trying to break into Castle Grayskull for access
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4Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 2017

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4Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 20174Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 2017Jenny Bullough12/27/2017 9:03:00 Am

It's no surprise that all of us at Cineplex are huge movie fans. Whether it's buzzed-about indie films or big-budget blockbusters, we're here for it. And while we'll admit to being purists in the sense that we're happy watching movies the old-fashioned 2D way, we also believe in bringing more to the movie experience, and exploring all the ways that the future of moviegoing is changing. That's why we're continually introducing new technologies and experiences in our theatres; here's a list of some of the best, most popular, and attention-getting experiences from the past year.

Movies in 4Dx

Whether it was The Lego Batman Movie, The Fate of the Furious, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy v2 or something more recent, there have been so many choices
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2017 in Review: 13 Dumb Things TV Did

2017 in Review: 13 Dumb Things TV Did
Oh, television, you really did it this year.

From award show gaffes (how are you enjoying that Best Picture Oscar, La La Land?) to questionable programming decisions (seriously, did anyone ask for that musical Dirty Dancing remake?), the time has come to take the TV industry to task for 13 of the wonkiest choices it made in the past 365 days.

We are not talking here about individual cancellations; that’s low-hanging fruit, well-discussed in dozens of other places on this site. We’re instead peeking behind the scenes, asking questions like, “Why did anyone think an Arnold Schwarzenegger-fronted Celebrity Apprentice would succeed?
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Box Office: Fathom Events Sees Soaring 2017 Performance (Exclusive)

Box Office: Fathom Events Sees Soaring 2017 Performance (Exclusive)
Amid an overall slump in domestic moviegoing, Fathom Events has seen a surge this year in box office for its live events and one-night showings for theatrical chains.

The company, which is co-owned by AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group, has topped the $1 million mark with 27 different events in 2017. That’s nearly double its 2016 mark of 14 events with more than $1 million.

Six events topped the $2 million mark, led by a Feb. 16 showing of “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical” with $4.7 million and followed by faith-based documentaries “Is Genesis History” with $2.7 million and “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem” with $2.5 million, “Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!” with $2.4 million, the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match with $2.4 million, and “Jeepers Creepers 3″ with $2.2 million.

“This year has seen tremendous growth for Fathom and event cinema, proving that consumers want a true event experience in their movie theater,” said Ray Nutt, chief executive officer.
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21 Thoughts People Had While Watching Fox's A Christmas Story Live! Musical

Fox's Grease Live! might have been a roaring success, but the reception for the network's musical take on A Christmas Story has been mixed, to say the least. The Sunday night debut of the adaptation of the 1983 holiday film features some great performances and a scene-stealing role for Chris Diamantopoulos, which had some fans feeling alive with the Christmas (and Hanukkah) spirit. Others, however, found it to be more akin to the disaster that was ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot. So, (*Oprah voice*) what is the truth? Take a look at the best tweets about A Christmas Story Live! below. Related13 Can't-Miss Moments From Fox's A Christmas Story Live Shout out to everyone involved with A Christmas Story Live! Killer ensemble, great crew work and directing. You're pulling it off and doing it so well!! Bravo!! It is something to be proud of. #AChristmasStoryLive - Justin Atwood (@justinatwood) December 18, 2017 I am watching A Christmas Story live.
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Lenny Kravitz Admits He Still Skips Underwear - Despite 'Penis Gate' Controversy

Lenny Kravitz Admits He Still Skips Underwear - Despite 'Penis Gate' Controversy
Janet Jackson. Chrissy Teigen. Nicole Kidman. Wardrobe malfunctions happen to some of the biggest names in Hollywood. But one of the most memorable outfit mishaps of all time is Lenny Kravitz‘s Nsfw moment, which was caused by his own opposition to wearing underwear.

And Kravitz’s preference for going commando hasn’t changed since the viral incident.

The singer even openly admitted to Mr. Porter for their interview that he was again without an extra layer down there.

“Do I have any underwear on now? No,” he said. “Thus the problems that I incur.”

Related Photos: Oops! How Stars
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Beauty vs Beast: Guess Who's Coming

Jason from Mnpp here wishing everybody a Happy Golden Globe Nomination Day - I hope everybody's favorite thing got a nomination (and since everybody's favorite thing is clearly Helen Mirren I know it's true). We're taking our "Beauty vs Beast" series to a film that did well but maybe not as well as expected (no director, no screenplay) - Jordan Peele's masterful horror comedy Get Out, which we just happened to re-watch last night in an effort to reaquaint ourselves with a movie that was fading from memory.

And I'm glad I did because some of the issues I'd had the first time (I'd found its metaphor a little scattered) came more into focus, and I was reminded of its many strengths - Peele juggles all sorts of genre and tonal trickery with ease, and I love every single performance in the film (yes even whatever Caleb Landry Jones
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30 Movies That Turned 30 This Year

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As 2017 rolled on, many films turned three decades old. In case you have forgotten, Dirty Dancing, Lethal Weapon, Spaceballs, and Fatal Attraction all came out in 1987 - and that's just the beginning! Take a look at all the films that celebrated 30-year anniversaries, and get ready to feel old. Related15 Legendary Movies That Turned 50 This Year24 Movies That Turned 20 Years Old This Year
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Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton Perform Their Own Version of the Dirty Dancing Lift With Help From Some TV Magic

Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton Perform Their Own Version of the Dirty Dancing Lift With Help From Some TV Magic
Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton are now in the running for best celebrity bromance. Pratt, who was Monday's guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, called the country music star to the stage for a duet that would be chosen by the "Wheel of Cheesy Duets," a game show-type spinning wheel that featured some of the corniest duets of all time. The choice? "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the film Dirty Dancing. The Guardians of the Galaxy star began the song with a smolder; Stapleton joining in soon after. The two then sang the chorus in harmony as they held hands and, fully embracing their characters, gazed into each other's eyes. And finally, upon Stapleton's request, they gave...
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Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton Spin the "Wheel of Cheesy Duets" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Never let it be said that Chris Pratt is afraid of looking silly. The latest example came Monday night, when the Guardians of the Galaxy star dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to fanboy over one of his favorite country singers, Chris Stapleton, and play a little game called "The Wheel of Cheesy Duets."

With zero rehearsal, Pratt let the big, dumb wheel spin and, of course, it landed on the incomparable Dirty Dancing classic "(I've Had) the Time of My Life."

Pratt was game, starting out a bit wobbly on the first verse before Stapleton came in blazing, his soulful...
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Chris Pratt Does Not Hold Back Singing This Cheesy Duet With Chris Stapleton

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Chris Pratt Does Not Hold Back Singing This Cheesy Duet With Chris Stapleton
Nobody puts Chris Pratt in the corner. When the actor stepped in to host Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, he hit the stage alongside country singer Chris Stapleton to show off his pipes, and Dirty Dancing fans will definitely appreciate the pair's performance. Thanks to Guillermo's spin of "The Wheel of Cheesy Duets," they ended up singing "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" - and Chris Pratt may or may not have attempted to channel Patrick Swayze's iconic move.
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Chris Pratt Fills In On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' as Late-Night Host's Son Recovers From 'Successful' Surgery

Chris Pratt Fills In On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' as Late-Night Host's Son Recovers From 'Successful' Surgery
Chris Pratt did Jimmy Kimmel a solid on Monday night and guest hosted his late-night show.

Kimmel took some more time off to be with his 8-month-old son, Billy, who underwent a second heart surgery. "Jimmy’s son Billy had a scheduled and successful heart surgery this morning," ABC said in a statement. "While Jimmy is with his family, these celebrity Samaritans will handle hosting duties."

Meanwhile, Pratt stepped in to host Jimmy Kimmel Live, and also share a teaser for his upcoming movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

As part of his hosting duties Pratt interviewed I, Tonya star Margot Robbie and participated in a singalong with country crooner Chris Stapleton in an "unrehearsed" segment called "The Wheel of Cheesy Duets."

The two ended up performing Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' Dirty Dancing classic, "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life," and pretty much nailed their rendition. Stapleton even tried to do the iconic lift from the
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Chris Pratt & Chris Stapleton Have the 'Time of Their Lives' Recreating Dirty Dancing Pose

Chris Pratt & Chris Stapleton Have the 'Time of Their Lives' Recreating Dirty Dancing Pose
Chris Pratt is taking over the late-night hosting duties from Jimmy Kimmel three days after filing for divorce from Anna Faris.

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actor, 38, made no mention of his split during Monday’s monologue, but did express his nerves about being Kimmel’s replacement.

Pratt stepped in for the 2018 Oscar host as Kimmel’s 7-month-old son Billy is recovering from his second heart surgery .

“You know I was actually – I was kind of nervous to do this tonight, because… you know – I’ve never done anything like this,” Pratt told viewers.

In addition, the father of one
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TLC's Australian Energy Healer Meets Adorable 2-Year-Old Suffering from Rare, Painful Condition

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TLC's Australian Energy Healer Meets Adorable 2-Year-Old Suffering from Rare, Painful Condition
Charlie Goldsmith is putting his healing powers to work.

In an exclusive sneak peek at this week’s episode of The Healer, the Australian energy healer meets 2-year-old Gibson, who suffers from pain resulting from two different conditions: congenital adrenal hyperplasia — a genetic condition limiting hormone production in the adrenal glands — and growth hormone deficiency.

Gibson was diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia when he was just 6 days old after suffering an adrenal crisis episode. According to his mom Heather, his body does not produce cortisol or salt, which helps with stress, injury and illness, and doctors are unsure about his
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Official Oscar® Submission for Best Foreign Language Film From Pakistan: ‘Sawaan’

Official Oscar® Submission for Best Foreign Language Film From Pakistan: ‘Sawaan’
Saawan (Urdu: ساون‎‎), directed by Farhan Alam and produced and written by Mashood Qadri and Kalakar Films is based on a true story that took place when medics were going throughout Pakistan to administer the polio vaccine. The film stars Saleem Mairaj, Syed Karam Abbas, Arif Bahalim, Najiba Faiz and Imran Aslam in the lead roles.

Seen through the prism of the handicapped nine year old boy, deserted in a desolate valley in the mountains of Balochistanthat, the injustices of a tribal society with an inept feudal justice system are cruel signposts which society normally view as commonplace. The boy (the protagonist played by child prodigy actor Karam Hussein) is rejected by his father, intimidated by society, harassed by friends and left alone in a valley in the scorching heat to die due to his disability. Strengthened by memories and dreams of the love of his mother, he begins a
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Justin Timberlake Says Wife Jessica Biel Taught Him What 'True Love Means' in Sweet Anniversary Message

Justin Timberlake Says Wife Jessica Biel Taught Him What 'True Love Means' in Sweet Anniversary Message
is paying tribute to wife Jessica Biel in celebration of their fifth wedding anniversary.

The took to Instagram on Thursday night to share a collection of throwback videos of him in a recording studio with some fellow musicians, singing the classic Leon Russell love ballad "A Song For You."

" #Tbt to a late night freestyle session on a break in the studio - Yes I've been back in the studio cooking! But, today is even more special for me because five years ago, on this day, I became the luckiest man in the world when I exchanged vows with my best friend," Timberlake wrote in the caption to the sweet slide show.

The 36-year-old musician also explained the significance of the iconic tune, writing, "This song was our first dance."

News: Jessica Biel Says She Makes Justin Timberlake Recreate the Iconic 'Dirty Dancing' Lift 'All the Time'

"A Song For You" was originally written by Russell
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Shania Twain Joins Dancing with the Stars as a Guest Judge

Shania Twain Joins Dancing with the Stars as a Guest Judge
Shania Twain is headed to the ballroom!

The country music superstar will guest judge Dancing with the Stars‘ Movie Night next Monday on the ABC reality dance competition, People can reveal exclusively.

The night will feature routines from the remaining couples that will pay homage to iconic dance moments in film history. Previous years have featured choreography that channeled Dirty Dancing, Slumdog Millionaire, Magic Mike and more.

Twain, 52, will also perform her new song “Soldier” on the show.

“Soldier” is from Twain’s new album, Now, which is her first in 15 years.

“I discovered things in my voice that I didn’t know were there,
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Theatre Review: ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ (UK Tour)

Legally Blonde The Musical review: The musical version of the hugely popular movie comes to the stage in this new UK tour of the West End hit.

Legally Blonde The Musical review by Katey Thompson.

Legally Blonde The Musical review

This musical is based upon the well-loved film starring Reese Witherspoon as a blonde sorority girl who decides to apply to Harvard to follow her boyfriend in the name of love.

The stage adaptation closely follows the plot of the film, originally adapted from a book by Heather Hach.

Elle Woods, played by Rebecca Stenhouse, is the pink fluffy girl who is not taken seriously by anyone at Harvard and struggles to settle in to the strictures of law school. Whilst at law school Elle meets and befriends Paulette Bonafonte, who is brilliantly played by Rita Simons of Eastenders fame. Paulette is thrilled when Elle uses her law school know-how
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‘Big Mouth’: All Hail the Hormone Monsters, The Only Creatures Nasty Enough to Tell the Truth About Puberty

With all due respect to Andrew (John Mulaney), Nick (Nick Kroll), and Jessi (Jessi Klein) the Hormone Monsters are the main characters of “Big Mouth.” Think about it: This is their story. The new Netflix comedy explores how Maurice (Kroll) and Connie (Maya Rudolph) manipulate the minds and torture the bodies of pubescent junior high children. It’s a horror show — a funny horror show, but a horror show nonetheless — and they’re the big scary monsters freaking everybody out. Sure, they’re figments of Andrew and Jessi’s imaginations, but what’s a story of puberty without monstrous hormones? (You know, other than this.)

Maurice gets things going from the very first scene. As Andrew tries to learn about the female reproductive system in health class, suddenly out pops a horned, yellow thing with brown hair, a sagging chest, and a dick for a nose. “Did someone say ‘vagina
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