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Three Men And A Baby at 30

Sophie Davies Nov 27, 2017

30 years on from its release, we take a look back at Three Men And A Baby and the French film that inspired it...

In 1987, a comedy directed by Mr Spock with Magnum Pi, Sam from Cheers and the star of Police Academy was the highest grossing film at the Us box office. For context, it made almost as much money as Lethal Weapon, Predator and Robocop in that year combined. So where are all of its diehard fans?

Among the most successful films of the 1980s, Leonard Nimoy’s Three Men And A Baby stands out as a bit of an anomaly. Despite being hugely popular in its time, it seems to have faded out of the public consciousness without leaving much of a mark, and you’d be hard pushed to find someone who would name it as one of their favourite films. In fact, it
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The Stars of 'Three Men and a Baby': Where Are They Now?

The Stars of 'Three Men and a Baby': Where Are They Now?
Three Men and a Baby, which was released 30 years ago on Nov. 25, 1987, follows three bachelor roommates -- Peter, Michael and Jack -- in New York City who suddenly have to care for an infant left at their door with a note stating she's Jack's daughter.

The men -- played by Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson -- deal with a variety of mishaps while taking care of the baby, Mary, including struggling to change her diapers, figuring out how to feed her (and how often) and accidently handing her off to drug dealers. And it doesn't...
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How Well Do You Know 'Three Men and a Baby'?

How Well Do You Know 'Three Men and a Baby'?
On November 25, 1987, Three Men and a Baby hit the big screen.

Following the delivery of an unexpected package, roommates and bachelors Peter Mitchell (Tom Selleck), Michael Kellam (Steve Guttenberg) and Jack Holden (Ted Danson) suddenly become fathers. While they try to balance taking care of the baby (Michelle and Lisa Blair), they also find themselves in the middle of a drug deal. The men’s lives become even more chaotic when the mother of Jack’s child (Nancy Travis) reenters his life.

Three Men and a Baby was the highest-grossing movie of 1987 at the domestic box office and was...
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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Upside’

Toronto Film Review: ‘The Upside’
Five years after the French comedy-drama “The Intouchables” became an international sensation, including a healthy $13 million theatrical return and the remake rights for the Weinstein Company, the Weinsteins have dipped back into the well with “The Upside,” an Americanization that accepts the original’s crowd-pleasing formula as holy writ. That means all the flaws of the original film are present — the lurching swings between irreverence and sentimentality, a reliance on stereotypes, and racial politics that could charitably be described as “quaint” — but two strong lead performances go some distance toward alleviating them. As a rich quadriplegic and a parolee hired to be his unlikely caretaker, respectively, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart have a relaxed comedic chemistry that may not validate the film’s sickly-sweet bromance, but does make it go down easy. There’s no reason to believe worldwide audiences won’t open up their wallets a second time.

Even so, “The Upside
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Edgar Wright and the ‘Baby Driver’ Cast Play Movie Trivia with Unsurprising Results — Watch

Edgar Wright and the ‘Baby Driver’ Cast Play Movie Trivia with Unsurprising Results — Watch
If you’ve seen his list of favorite movies or ever heard him talk about film in general, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that Edgar Wright is pretty good at movie trivia. The cast of “Baby Driver” would agree: “Edgar will win this,” laughs Jon Hamm as he, Ansel Elgort and Eiza González sit down for a few rounds of questions with their writer/director.

Read More: Edgar Wright’s reddit Ama: 7 Highlights from the ‘Baby Driver’ Director’s Chat with Fans

Before they start playing, Elgort reveals that he asked Wright for some recommendations because he’d seen relatively few movies before shooting “Baby Driver” — and got a list of the filmmaker’s 1,000 favorite movies in response. Naturally, he then asked him to narrow it down to 20.

In part because it’s “Jeopardy!” style, Hamm actually gets the first question right: “Baby Boom” is the 1987 movie
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When urban legends meet videogames

Ed Kegenof Jun 16, 2017

As The Evil Within 2‘s announced, we take a look at what happens when urban myths and legends collide with the realm of gaming...

Most people can cite at least a couple of urban legends or conspiracy theories. Paul McCartney isn't really Paul McCartney. A ghost haunts a single shot in the 80s comedy hit Three Men And A Baby. Blowing on Nintendo cartridges makes them work better.

With the advent of the internet, we might be forgiven for thinking that outlandish claims and tall tales would be chased away by the might of Google or a website like Snopes, where myth-busting facts are but a search term or click away. Instead, the web has allowed creepy stories and urban legends to travel more quickly than ever, as they’re copied and pasted in forums, emails and social media posts - hence the oft-used term 'creepypasta', used to describe these strange,
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Why Sidney Poitier’s ‘Stir Crazy’ Is Still the Most Successful Movie Ever Made By a Black Director

Why Sidney Poitier’s ‘Stir Crazy’ Is Still the Most Successful Movie Ever Made By a Black Director
In the history of black filmmaking, “Stir Crazy” is rarely cited as a groundbreaker or an enduring high point. However, Sidney Poitier’s 1980 comedy sold more tickets in North America than “The Fate of the Furious,” or any other film by a black director.

Poitier’s career has included multiple breakout moments. He was the first black lead acting Oscar winner with “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner;” he starred in two blockbuster films in 1967 with “To Sir With Love” (over $300 million, adjusted gross) and “In the Heat of the Night” ($177 million, adjusted gross). He was, more than even Denzel Washington or any other black actor-turned-director, an icon of cinema when he made “Stir Crazy.” And it was this film, more than any other, that found access to all domestic audiences.

That said, it’s a film that doesn’t have the resonance of other historical blockbusters like “Gone With the Wind,
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30 Years Back: Celebrating the Cinematic Delights of 1987

Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1987…

The 80’s mark a special period in cinema for me. It’s predominantly an age thing. I grew up throughout the 80’s, soaking in some fantastic films. It was a rising golden age of blockbusters which took the foundations of what guys like Spielberg and Lucas launched in the late 70’s, as that stark, gritty and dramatically challenging output that delivered some of the best films of all time (The Godfather and more), gave way to more crowd pleasing, optimistic fare. The cinematic landscape went from the likes of The French Connection, The Conversation, and Chinatown to the more light-hearted Star Wars or Jaws.

As blockbusters swarmed the cinemas and multiplexes began spreading, audiences demanded entertainment. That trend has carried on and intensified and it’s truer than ever in these days of Marvel adaptations. The 80’s got me into cinema. That passion
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Tom Selleck Clears Up The “Three Men and a Baby” Ghost Rumor

Tom Selleck was one of the stars of a classic 80s hit directed by Leonard Nimoy entitled Three Men and a Baby. The other stars were Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson. The movie about three grown men bachelors living together in NYC when a baby is suddenly dropped on their doorstep was a novel idea at the time and audiences loved it. Watching three men without any women around trying to take care of a baby was highly entertaining and comical. But if you fast forward to today, one of the things that’s highly remembered about the film is a

Tom Selleck Clears Up The “Three Men and a Baby” Ghost Rumor
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‘Pure Luck’ DVD Review

Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Wilson, Harry Shearer, Jorge Russek | Written by Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Directed by Nadia Tass

Good god, it’s been what seems like a lifetime since I last saw Pure Luck. I’m not even sure it previously made the leap from VHS, where I first saw it back in the early 90s, to DVD here in the UK. Back when the film was first released both Danny Glover and Martin Short could do no wrong. Glover was riding high off the success of the Lethal Weapon franchise, scoring lead roles in Predator 2 and Flight of the Intruder; whilst Short had scored back-to-back hits with Innerspace and Three Fugitives… Well I say do no wrong, but maybe that should have read “could have” done no wrong, given the bad reception afforded this comedy…

Comedy in the early 90s was
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The 80s Movie Guide For The New Parent

Tom Jolliffe with the 80s movie guide for the new parent…

Last December I welcomed my baby daughter into the world. It was a momentous day. My first, and like all new parents who find the weight of responsibility fall into their lap after 9 months of increasing inevitability, I suddenly realised I had absolutely no fucking idea what to do for the next 18 years of raising this little blob into becoming an adult. Sure I could have asked other parents, or Googled, but I decided that perhaps watching a load of parentally themed films from the 80’s might be a better idea.

So what can we say about the parental movie of the 80’s? This isn’t merely about someone being a genetic mother or father I should point out, but it’s the notion of the protagonist(s) being blissfully unprepared for parental responsibility being thrust upon them either temporarily or permanently,
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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link
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Film Anniversaries To Look Forward To In 2017

This week, Neil Calloway looks at what films are celebrating milestones this year…

With 2017 now underway, it’s time to stop looking at what happened in film in 2016, and start looking forward to the new year by looking back. Here are some film anniversaries you can look forward to.

2017 will mark the tenth anniversary of the release of such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Spider-Man 3, the three highest grossing films of 2007. That’s right, it was hardly a classic year at the cinema, though you can mark the decade since the release of Zodiac in March and There Will Be Blood in December, films worth certainly worth revisiting.

It’s also twenty years since 1997, which means we’ll probably get anniversary edition Blu-rays of Titanic and The Full Monty. Yes, it’s really been that long.
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The Voice Season 11 Finale Performances: Three Men and a Baby

The Voice season 11 finale performances opened up pushing the final four – and why we should vote for one of them. According to host Carson Daly, this is “four of the most unique and talented artists we’ve ever seen.” Right, even though two of them are straight-up country artists, and one is a former country artist going pop. We’ve got three white guys in their 30’s and one 17-year-old African-American girl. There is a ton of talent in this group, but except for Wé McDonald, the slate of four doesn’t feel that unique. As the show goes on, that becomes

The Voice Season 11 Finale Performances: Three Men and a Baby
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Dog Eat Dog Review

Dog Eat Dog aims to be your next pulpy criminal obsession, but falls short upon feeling forced into underworld seediness. There’s inherent fun thanks to magnificent character actors like Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, yet director Paul Schrader struggles to temper depravity with meaning. Audiences find themselves stuck in a cyclical circle of prisoner’s lament, where the worst of the worst happens just because. Look no farther than Schrader’s introduction – the double murder of a mother and her moody teen. Why? “Because That’S The Kind Of Movie This Is, Motherf(#Ker” is what Schrader’s tone conveys – sometimes for the best, but never without pause.

Nic Cage stars as Troy Cameron, a low-budget criminal who’s sick of tiny scores. After yet another good-enough win, he’s offered a $750K payday by Grecco The Greek (Paul Schrader). The job is simple – kidnap a baby until the father pays his debts,
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Match the wedding to the movie – quiz

This week sees the release of the rather self-explanatory Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, a crude comedy with Zac Efron and Adam DeVine, but how well do you know other movie nuptials?

Imagine Me & You

About Time

Definitely Maybe

Love Actually

Muriel's Wedding

Four Weddings and a Funeral

My Best Friend's Wedding

Three Men and a Baby

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Just Married

Old School

Frozen

The Princess and the Frog

Tangled

Shrek

Terms of Endearment

Sixteen Candles

The Jewel of the Nile

Heartburn

Joy

I Saw the Light

The Good Shepherd

American Sniper

Working Girl

Blind Date

Who's That Girl

Raising Arizona

Naked Gun 33 1/3

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Wayne's World II

A Very Brady Sequel

Father of the Bride

Addams Family Values

The Burbs

Runaway Bride

Legend

Brooklyn

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Blue Valentine

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Baby Daddy: Coincidence or Flat Out Rip-off?

It has been twenty-nine years since the film Three Men and a Baby came out in theaters. The film depicted three men, each with their respective careers, forced to be surrogate fathers when a baby appears on their apartment doorstep. Fast forward to 2016, we see a similar narrative in Freeform’s, a cable channel branching off of ABC Family, Baby Daddy, which premiered on June 20th, 2012. Though I have never seen the film in its entirety, the show reminds me of it in certain aspects. The three men in the show also have their own careers, Ben works in a

Baby Daddy: Coincidence or Flat Out Rip-off?
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‘Three’s Company’ Movie in the Works at New Line

‘Three’s Company’ Movie in the Works at New Line
New Line is in talks to pick up the movie rights to the sitcom “Three's Company,” and has hired the writing team of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

Robert Cort, whose credits include “Runaway Bride,” is attached to produce.

ABC’s “Three’s Company” aired from 1977 to 1984 and starred John Ritter, Joyce De Witt and Suzanne Somers as roommates who pretended that Ritter’s character was gay in order to placate their hard-nosed landlord, played by Norman Fell. Somers left the series in the fifth season and was replaced by Jenilee Harrison and later by Priscilla Barnes.

The show was based on the British sitcom “Man About the House.” New Line is planning to set the movie in the 1970s.

Kohn and Silverstein have collaborated with New Line on “Valentine’s Day” and “How to Be Single.” They also wrote the script for the love story “The Vow,” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.
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Five Films From The 1980s That Need An All-Female Remake

This week Neil Calloway looks at more 80s films that would benefit from a gender reversal remake…

With the official synopsis of the new Ghostbusters film announced this week, soon after Dan Aykroyd saying it might be better than the original (given that he has a cameo in the new film, he’s probably contractually obliged to say that), alongside the recent new that mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey will appear in a remake of 1989’s Road House, here are more films from the 1980s that need an all female reboot, or in the words of Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis in the much missed Flickering Myth Newsgasm, “re-high heel”.

Die Hard – A Good Day To Die Hard was, in North America at least, the lowest grossing of the series, and though there is a planned prequel, wouldn’t it be better to remake the original with a woman as the lead?
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Steve Guttenberg Starring in Comedy ‘Lookin’ Up’

Steve Guttenberg Starring in Comedy ‘Lookin’ Up’
Veteran comedy actor Steve Guttenberg is starring in the indie comedy “Lookin’ Up,” currently shooting in Los Angeles, Variety has learned exclusively.

Guttenberg portrays a bank teller who loses his job to an Atm and decides to murder his wife who’s cheating on him, his mother-in-law and his daughter, who has sold his beloved dog. His plans fail but he winds up being blamed when the women wind up dead in a series of bizarre mishaps.

Other cast members include Debra Sullivan as the wife, Fay DeWitt, Riva Rose, Diane Travis and Roger Kent.

The script was written by 88-year-old actor-writer Marvin Kaplan (“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and the “Alice” series). Johnny Crear is the producer. The director is T.J. Castronova (“Tales of The Dark Side”).

Guttenberg was a major star during the 1980s, best known for “Police Academy” and the first three sequels, “Diner,
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