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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
Summer is finally here. While Memorial Day may have been the unofficial kickoff of the season, June 21 marks the official first day of summer. To get you in the mood for extra sunlight and seasonal adventures, The Hollywood Reporter has rounded up 20 movies about the beach, summer romance, road trips and childhood fun in the sun. Dream of catching the perfect wave with The Endless Summer or stay safely inside and out of the water while watching Jaws. Reminisce about summer romance's gone by with Dirty Dancing and Mystic Pizza. Catch up on Wet Hot American Summer and
- Hilary Lewis, Natalie Stone
With the TV season over, now's the perfect time to binge-watch those shows you've been meaning to catch up on all year. July brings several dozen new TV and movie titles for your viewing pleasure on Amazon Prime. When the temperatures skyrocket, blast the A/C and start streaming in cool comfort.
Here's the upcoming lineup (Amazon Originals in italics)
"Under the Dome" season 3 - June 30
"Downton Abbey" season 5 - July 1
"Annedroids" season 2 - July 2
"Extant" season 2 - July 5
"Boardwalk Empire" season 3 - July 16
"True Blood" season 5 - July 16
"Glee" season 6 - July 18
"Newsroom" season 1 & season 2 - July 23
"Behind the Candelabra" - July 30
The Bad News Bears
Friends and Lovers
- Kelly Woo
The lessons we learned from 80s movies are dissected by Hadley Freeman in her new book. Here's our review...
One of my favourite movie websites is The Shiznit. If you've never had the pleasure, do check it out. What I like about it is it's a site that has a habit of asking the question I wanted to ask, but in about half the word count. Were he around today, I'm quietly confident that George Orwell would follow The Shiznit on Twitter.
The reason I bring the site up here - and thus prove my point about my own wordiness - is a question they asked Edgar Wright when on the junket trail for The World's End. For they cut straight to the nub of it: what's the film about, and then, what's it really about?
On the surface, Hadley Freeman's new book, Life Moves Pretty Fast, is her love »
Hadley Freeman's latest book has harnessed her love of 80s movies, and gone into detail about just why they work so well. Entitled Life Moves Pretty Fast, you won't be surprised to hear that Ferris Bueller's Day Off features in there. But then so does Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future and Eddie Murphy.
So what makes 80s movies so special? That seemed a logical place to start, as we caught up with Hadley for a chat...
Can I start by throwing a paraphrased movie quote at you? That line in The Truman Show about accepting the reality with which we're presented? At what point did you come to accept and realise that the movies of the 80s were so special to you? As you grew up with them, »
It's that time of year. The weather's warm (at last) in New York and city dwellers begin spilling out into parks and onto rooftops to watch movies outside. Popular annual series include the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival (among this year's highlights: Ghostbusters, Footloose, Chinatown and Back to the Future); the Intrepid Summer Movie Series (sea, air and space-themed movies from the flight deck of the ship-based museum); McCarren Park's SummerScreen (showing Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, Dirty Dancing, Jurassic Park and others); and the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival (showing Fame, Airplane! and Raging Bull, among
- Hilary Lewis
We strive to cover as many theatre productions as physically possible here at Thn, and love it when one comes our way that ties into film at the same time. Sure we’ve had some duds over the years, but there are also the gems that come our way too (we’re thinking Dirty Dancing, Billy Elliot and the brilliant Once to name a few).
Now in previews but officially opening in a couple of weeks is the stage version of Gurinder Chadha’s rather brilliant Bend It Like Beckham, which is probably most famous as being Keira Knightley’s break-out movie.
The production officially opens at the end of June, and we hope to bring you a full review in the weeks leading up to the big opening night on the 24th, but for now here’s a very special, first-look at the cast in the musical.
- Paul Heath
Nobody puts Baby in a corner — especially on her birthday! Nikki Reed reenacted a famous scene from 1987's classic Dirty Dancing as she celebrated turning 27 with husband Ian Somerhalder over the weekend. The Twilight actress took to Instagram on Tuesday, May 19, to thank her family and friends for treating her like a princess on her big day. "I feel so full, so complete surrounded by such an amazing group of friends and family," she wrote. "It was the most beautiful day filled with love, laughter [...] »
Oh boy, dance fans! It's finally here. Finally? Who am I kidding? The season flew by! But here we are in the semi-finals with the final four couples: Rumer and Val, Nastia and Derek, Riker and Allison, and Noah and Sharna.
Resident choreographer Mandy Moore outdoes herself with an adorable opening number in a bowling alley, incorporating jive, peckin', and cute 1960s moves. Mark (who desperately needs a haircut) even bowls a strike, with a real ball and pins. Impressive.
It's a really jam-packed, exciting, and emotional night too, as the final four does two dances each: a regular competition round, and a judges' choice round. Yep, the judges are not only mentoring a couple this year, but they are making all the creative decisions in their dance, from costumes to concept, sets to styles. They're so nervous about it too; it's funny to see them relax when Tom Bergeron points that out to them. »
- Renée Camus
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars”) It’s coming down to the wire for the contestants on “Dancing With the Stars,” but before the judging began on semi-finals night, Noah Galloway had a question of his own. The veteran and double amputee popped the question to his Army Reserve specialist girlfriend, Jamie Boyd, live on the ABC show Monday as he presented her with a diamond engagement ring after dancing to “Time of My Life” from the movie “Dirty Dancing.” “The song, the ‘Time of My Life »
- Debbie Emery
The Cleveland Cavaliers are apologizing for running a terrible domestic violence video inside of their arena Wednesday night ... saying it was intended to be hilarious ... and backfired. The Cavs issued a statement saying, "During a timeout at last night’s Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game at The Q in Cleveland, we ran a 1-minute in-arena video that was intended to be a humorous spoof on a popular commercial centered on a song and dance from the classic movie ‘Dirty Dancing. »
- TMZ Staff
You know the ending of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, when Luke and Han Solo are honored in the Throne Room and the whole kingdom cheers for their courageous accomplishments? Well, you know what would have made that scene even better? Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes's 1987 hit "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." You probably remember it as the song that plays at the end of Dirty Dancing, but it should really be the song that plays at the end of every movie. Even diehards have to admit, it makes this scene infinitely more entertaining. Take a look below, and check out even more viral videos! »
Idina Menzel stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden this week, and they had the time of their lives. The two broke out in a semi-impromptu homage to the infamous scene in Dirty Dancing, leaving fellow guest Kumail Nanjiani sadly by himself. (Seriously, he looks so sad.) Frozen's Menzel is famous for her vocals, but Corden surprisingly holds his own against her. They even have a troupe of dancers backing them up! My only wish is that he would attempt to hold her above his head, Swayze-style, but that's a pretty big ask. »
Idina Menzel had the time of her life on Thursday’s “Late Late Show” — so much, in fact, that she was compelled to sing about it. The Broadway star and “Frozen” voice joined host James Corden in a faux spontaneous number straight out of “Dirty Dancing.” The duo nailed “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, adding some choreographed moves to their vocals, which all took place in front of an impressive mini-production. For those wondering — which, let’s be honest, is everyone reading this — Corden and Menzel did stop short of the impressive lift moment. »
- Tony Maglio
Fox is developing an event special around “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the enduring midnight-movie classic that has been playing for 40 years.
Kenny Ortega is on board to direct and choreograph. Gail Berman is producing through her Jackal Group with Fox 21 Television Studios. Berman has long been looking to do a “Rocky Horror” revival — she set a similar project in motion more than a decade ago when she was entertainment president at Fox.
The “Rocky Horror” revival is in the early stages of development and is cast-contigent. It is described as a “two-hour event” special. Lou Adler, producer of the original 1975 pic starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, is also on board as an exec producer.
Ortega, repped by Paradigm, is a natural choice to helm the project, given his background »
- Cynthia Littleton
The Golden Trailer Awards have announced nominations in 82 categories, a month ahead of its 16th annual awards show on May 6 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
Universal Pictures had 44 nominations for films, including “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” “Minions,” “Unbroken” and “Ted 2.” Fox followed with 41 nominations, including work on “Birdman,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Gone Girl” and “Wild.”
Ignition Creative had the most nominations among agencies, working on 44 of this year’s nominees.
The complete list of nominees:
Awards Presented During The Live Stage Show Include:
Agent 47 “New Assassin”, 20th Century Fox, Transit
The Equalizer “Domestic Trailer”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative Inc
John Wick “Domestic Trailer”, Lionsgate, Av Squad
Best Animation / Family
Annie “Dreams”, Columbia Pictures, Seismic Productions
Cinderella “Be Kind”, Disney, »
- Dave McNary
This week on ABC’s Castle, Rick and Kate prepared to go dancing with the NYPD stars, while investigating the murder of an ambulance chaser. Also: more hints at Beckett’s eventual career move?
Let’s face it: the real draw/curiosity-piquer here was the Pba talent show, where Ryan and Esposito — most recently fueled by a “Crime of Our Lives” Dirty Dancing homage — reign as two-time champs. This year, however, since Rick is eligible to participate, subbing as he is for Jimmy Kimmel as the celeb guest, »
Raunchy comedies. Scary movies. Songs with explicit lyrics. Space, the final frontier. When we're kids, we're frequently banned from checking out films, TV, music or other entertainment before we're "ready." Whatever that means. At HitFix, we discovered there's a range of what was banned in our households when we were children. Some folks like lucky-duck Gregory Ellwood had no bans at all. Some bans didn't hold. Some bans were so intense, they blanketed all corners of media. Below are some of our staffers sounding off on what wasn't allowed in their household. Share with us in the comments what stuff you couldn't watch or hear. Chris Eggertsen - "Married...With Children" "Married...With Children" was like the Devil in our house, and here's the kicker: I'm almost positive my mother never watched it before banning it. It was enough that a random Christian woman living halfway across the country whom »
- Katie Hasty, HitFix Staff
The actor admits it's the hardest movie he's ever made - Et Regis Philbin says he hasn't seen Kelly Ripa since he left the show - Us Weekly A billionaire heiress was photobombed by North West - Gossip Girl This artist will headline Lollapalooza for the first time - HuffPost Celebrity Inside Scott Disick's decision to go to rehab - Ok! Dakota Johnson is spotted at Lax - Lainey Gossip Evan Peters's cutest commercials from the 2000s - BuzzFeed Miranda Kerr channels Dirty Dancing in a hilarious photo - People Keira Knightley talks about her decision to go topless for a shoot - AskMen »
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