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Did Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” Dance Routine Rip off a 1969 Routine “Mexican Breakfast?”

Beyonce’s hit “Single Ladies” is probably one of if not her most famous songs of all-time. While Beyonce had already established herself as one of the most popular acts in the entertainment industry this sing really solidified her as a force to be reckoned with and as a huge influence in the empowerment of women. But at what point do you say you were influenced by early work and at what point are you flat out plagiarizing? Beyoncé first caught flak for working up a dance similar to Josephine’s Baker’s iconic banana dance in her “Deja Vu” video, then was

Did Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” Dance Routine Rip off a 1969 Routine “Mexican Breakfast?”
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Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

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Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival
Now well into its second decade, the Slamdance Film Festival is gearing up for its 2017 edition. Mostly taking place at the Treasure Mountain Inn at top of Park City, Utah’s busting Main Street, Slamdance is dedicated to presenting a festival and a community designed “for filmmakers by filmmakers.”

In previous years, projects from directors like Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Oren Peli, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon, Lynn Shelton and Lena Dunham have bowed at the festival, and it’s become a fertile — if offbeat — proving ground for fresh talents. This year looks to be yet another banner one for the fest, and as such, we’ve gone on a little trip through the Slamdance slate to dig up some prime possibilities for must-see films (shorts and features!).

Ahead, check out 13 titles we’re
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Watch Penn and Teller Reveal Trade Secrets to James Corden

Watch Penn and Teller Reveal Trade Secrets to James Corden
Penn and Teller pulled back the curtain on their classic trick "Lift Off of Love" during a performance on The Late Late Show Wednesday.

The magicians first performed a straightforward version of the body separation illusion. Teller squeezed inside a set of small boxes covered with the illustration of an astronaut. His limbs and face continue to pop out of various openings as Penn Jillette separates the parts and moves them around the stage.

The pair then gleefully deconstructed the illusion by bringing out a replica set of translucent boxes,
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‘White Girl’ Director Elizabeth Wood and Catherine Hardwicke Talk Life After Sundance Debuts

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‘White Girl’ Director Elizabeth Wood and Catherine Hardwicke Talk Life After Sundance Debuts
In his introduction to Saturday’s Next Fest screening of Elizabeth Wood’s “White Girl,” Sundance’s Director of Programming Trevor Groth made explicit reference to Catherine Hardwicke’s “Thirteen.” Through these two films made their debut in the indie film world over a decade apart from each other, the careers of Wood and Hardwicke now serves as intriguing parallel case studies. After the screening, both women talked about the genesises of their respective first films, in a conversation moderated by The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato.

Read More: ‘White Girl’ Exclusive Poster: Elizabeth Wood’s Sundance Shocker Gets Some Steamy Marketing

No film can survive without a solid foundation, one that Wood was able to build with a script that drew from personal experience. “White Girl” (a Sundance 2016 alum) follows the story of Leah, a New York college student and midwestern transplant who decides to sell cocaine to help
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Studio 8 Options Daily Beast Article On Bank Robber Who Battled Al Qaeda; George Mastras To Adapt

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Exclusive: Studio 8 has optioned The Possibly True Story Of The Super Burglar Trained To Rip Off Al Qaeda, an article published in The Daily Beast by Geoff Manaugh about a plot by the U.S. government to use bank robbers to steal from al Qaeda post-9/11. George Mastras to adapt for the screen. Studio 8’s Jon Silk brought it in and will oversee it, as the financier/producer won a highly competitive situation that features three other studios making formal offers. They are…
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Watch the Top 5 Bumpers For Fantastic Fest 2015

Birth.Movies.Death has just announced the Top 5 finalists of their bumper contest for Fantastic Fest 2015. The competition titled Remake / Rip Off / Rampage challenged filmmakers to recreate iconic scenes using only actors who were younger than 12 or older than 65. With nearly 150 entries, they’ve managed to narrow it down to four finalists and have also announced the Audience Award Winner which went to to Ryan Gates’ Oldbird. Watch all five videos below and be sure to visit our site in the upcoming weeks as we will be covering the film festival once again this year. Enjoy!

Here’s the list of films:

Ryan Gates’ Oldbird

Dan Koontz’s The Exoorcist

Mauriece Jacks, Jr.’s The Graduate In 30 Seconds

Joe Nicolosi’s The Jury

Matthew Gary’s Macaron

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The Top 5 bumpers will be presented by Doug Benson before his Movie Interruption of Roar on Wednesday, September 30, and the grand prize winner
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Fantastic Fest Bumper Contest

Remake / Rip Off / Rampage!!!

Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse, Birth.Movies.Death. and SourceFedNERD unite to present the Fantastic Fest 2015 Bumper Contest!

Each year, Fantastic Fest hosts a bumper contest where we invite You (You!!!) to devise the most outrageous and entertaining under-30-second video possible. We use as many entries as we can and play dozens of different bumpers onscreen during the festival with two goals in mind:

1. To represent the creativity and probable mental illness of the Fantastic Fest community, and…

2. To ensure that the audience at the festival won’t have to sit through the same six or seven bumpers over and over again. (We hate that as much as you do.)

Your bumper can, will, and must reflect your unleashed initiative and imagination. But as always, we have a theme and a few ground rules:

This year’s theme is Remake / Rip Off / Rampage, inspired by the Fantastic Fest 2015 film Remake,
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UK TV Ratings: BBQ Champ serves up 2.29 million viewers on ITV

UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

BBQ Champ served up 2.29 million viewers (12.8%) for ITV on Friday evening (July 31).

'Great British BBQ Rip Off' - here's what Twitter thought of BBQ Champ

Featuring Adam Richman, Mark Blatchford and Myleene Klass, the brand new cooking competition peaked with 2.51 million between 9-10pm.

Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun was ITV's highest rated show outside of soaps, attracting 2.39 million (13.6%) at 8pm.

Both shows were outperformed by the returning Ripper Street on BBC One, which entertained 3.73 million (20.8%) at 9pm.

BBC One's evening began with 2.32 million (13.6%) for Animal Super Parents at 7pm, and continued with 2.95 million (15.6%) for Would I Lie to You at 8.30pm.

The night ended with 1.97 million (16.8%) for Room 101 at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's evening was dominated by the rugby league match between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens, which was seen by 1.02 million (5.7%) from 7.30pm.

It
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'Great British BBQ Rip Off' - here's what Twitter thought of BBQ Champ

ITV is truly spoiling us with another brand new TV format hitting our screens tonight (Friday, July 31) off the back of last night's Flockstars.

Tonight was the turn of BBQ Champ, another 'interesting' format which Twitter had many a view on:

BBQ Champ: What did you think of ITV's new cooking show?

Great British BBQ Rip Off #BBQChamp

— Nicola. (@NicolaSillyBum) July 31, 2015

Thought ITV had reaches new depths last night with sheep dogs... But BBQ prime time Friday night ? seriously ??? #BBQChamp #Flockstars

— Sean Bell (@sounding_sean) July 31, 2015

Still think they could combine #Flockstars and #BBQChamp. "Release the sheep! Now cook them!"

— Dudley Cruse (@dudleycruse) July 31, 2015

@Matt_Lee_MPL @bbqchamp @AdamRichman But somewhere, Partridge is cursing his luck he didn't think of this after Monkey Tennis.

Phil Bowers (@PhilJBowers) July 31, 2015

ITV Execs:Yeah but it's summer hols, no one will be watching anyway, just stick in a bit of eye candy to nullify
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Chocolate City DVD Review: A Rip Off We Can Forgive

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Chocolate City starring Tyson Beckford (Zoolander), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill: Vol 1; Vol 2), and Robert Ri’chard (Coach Carter), unapologetically rips off Channing Tatum’s (21 Jump Street) widely popular Magic Mike. Chocolate City Movie Review The story follows Michael McCoy (Ri’chard) as he struggles watching his mother Katherine (Fox) […]

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Elementary season 3 episode 6 review: Terra Pericolosa

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Something drastic needs to change in Elementary season 3 if it's going to become the show we all know it could be...

This review contains spoilers.

3.6 Terra Pericolosa

Though terra pericolosa may have the ring of a particularly nasty skin condition, the Italian title of this week’s Elementary translates as “danger zone”, somewhere we hope this consistently mediocre season isn’t heading.

I say hope, because Elementary still has all the potential for greatness. A string of unimpressive entries are no reason to give up on it now (though by the looks of season three’s dwindling ratings, many have done just that).

As one of TV’s most charismatic actors in one of fiction’s greatest roles, Jonny Lee Miller has earned our loyalty. The problem isn’t Miller, or Lucy Liu or Ophelia Lovibond for that matter, but the clumsy combination of their characters.

Elementary’s third season
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Elementary season 3 episode 5 review: Rip Off

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With Watson out of the way, this week's Elementary was the Sherlock and Kitty show. So how did the pair fare?

This review contains spoilers.

3.5 Rip Off

With Watson packed off on her Danish sabbatical-slash-sexcapade this week, a path was finally cleared for the Sherlock/Kitty partnership to be taken for a test drive to see what it could do. The results? Not thrilling, yet not entirely damning.

The problem with - as one commenter wryly put it last week - Elementary’s “our cousin Oliver” is summed up by Kitty’s response to Gregson’s question at the end of Rip Off. When asked what exactly she told the abusive cop to convince him that a move to Hoboken was the best course of action, Kitty coyly replied, “Does it matter?”.

Does it matter? Yes, actually. It does. The line may have made for a cute exit, but with
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Elementary Season 3,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

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Recently,CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 5 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Rip Off," and it turns out that we're going to see an illegal diamond trade get connected with a murder that Sherlock and Kitty are investigating, and more. In the new, 5th episode press release: Sherlock and Kitty are going to investigate a murder connected to the illegal diamond trade. Press release number 2: Sherlock and Kitty will investigate the murder of a small postal store owner whose death is connected to the illegal diamond trade. Also, Captain Gregson will put his career in jeopardy when he hits a fellow NYPD officer. Guest stars feature: Ophelia Lovibond (Kitty Winter), Rafi Silver (Amit Hattengatti), Liza J. Bennett (Hannah Gregson), Michael DeMello (Dana Kazmir), Cynthia Kerr (Leslie Hendrix), Daniel Abeles (Leonard Oosthuizen), Joe Grifasi (Captain Moretti), Nadia Dajani (Dr. Grannis), Derek Grabner (Chris
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How to Dress Like the 6 Most Badass TV Characters for Halloween!

How to Dress Like the 6 Most Badass TV Characters for Halloween!
We've got your go-to-guide for what to wear, say, and bring to that Halloween party so you can dress up as one of the six most badass TV characters!

It’s almost Halloween, TV lovers.

But if you're like us (perpetually trapped in a TV coma,) chances are you're desperately scrambling to get your costume together.

Not to worry! We at ETonline have paused our DVR's long enough to create your go-to-guide for how to dress up as the most badass characters on TV. We’ve got a well-researched list of what to wear, what to say, and what to bring to that last-minute Halloween party you were invited to by your friend's roommate's cousin's girlfriend.

So put down that remote and read on for your step-by-step instructions for how to dress-up as a Walking Dead favorite, Scandal's Dgaf first lady, a meat-loving Parks and Rec boss and more of the most badass characters on TV!

News:
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Sergio Hosts Screening Of Ultimate Blaxploitation Film 'Three The Hard Way' At Chicago's Black Cinema House, Sunday

Just a reminder...As you should know by now, I love Blaxploitation films. I was raised on Blaxploitation films and still find them an endless source of excitement and thrills. Just the image of the seeing a black man conquering all challenges and racist villains still thrills me to no end. Which is why I liked Django Unchained so much, because it was nothing more but a straight up Blaxploitation film writ large on a huge canvas. And the final bloody climax where Django wiped out all those Confederate red necks and slave overseers was just a more expansive and bloodier copy of the similar “wipe-out-every-motherf-----r-in-the-place” climax by Jim Brown in Slaughter’s Big Rip Off.But...
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Sergio Hosts Screening Of Ultimate Blaxploitation Film 'Three The Hard Way' At Chicago's Black Cinema House 3/2

As you should know by now, I love Blaxploitation films. I was raised on Blaxploitation films and still find them an endless source of excitement and thrills. Just the image of the seeing a black man conquering all challenges and racist villains still thrills me to no end. Which is why I liked Django Unchained so much, because it was nothing more but a straight up Blaxploitation film writ large on a huge canvas. And the final bloody climax where Django wiped out all those Confederate red necks and slave overseers was just a more expansive and bloodier copy of the similar “wipe-out-every-motherf-----r-in-the-place” climax by Jim Brown in Slaughter’s Big Rip Off. But I’ve never...
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Interview: Martin McDonagh Introduces You to ‘Seven Psychopaths’

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Chicago – Playwright Martin McDonagh really broke into the film world in a big way with his Oscar-nominated script for the stellar “In Bruges.” He defies the sophomore slump this week with the release of “Seven Psychopaths,” starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, and Woody Harrelson. McDonagh recently sat down with us to talk about the themes in his work, extreme violence, how much Harry Dean Stanton rules, how he cribbed from “Night of the Hunter” & “Mean Streets,” and much more.

Hollywoodchicago.Com: As I’m getting older I’ve noticed myself thinking about some of the themes at play in “Seven Psychopaths” like Heaven and Hell and personal responsibility. Are these themes that are intriguing more now and that’s why you’re playing with them or have they always interested you?

Martin McDonagh: They’ve always been there but I put them more front and
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Before GTA V: 3 GTA Clones That Were Good And 2 That Sucked

In the decade that has passed since Grand Theft Auto 3 burst into our living room with its 3D graphics, immersive terrain and fast cars, powerful guns and deadly explosives, it spawned the attempts by several video games to copy the formulae for what was soon to become known as the “sandbox” series.

Some developers, admirably, succeeded in taking elements of Rockstar’s GTA franchise and making more exciting and compelling games out of them by adding their own unique features. Others, however, simply tried to sell a GTA Rip Off, and these titles became known as “Grand Theft Auto Clones”.

Here, What Culture! examines five games similar in style to GTA, and breaks them down into the good and the just plain bad.

The Good 5. State of Emergency (2002)

Released a year after Grand Theft Auto 3, this ultra-violent game was developed by Vis Entertainment and released onto the Playstation 2, Xbox and PC.
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New Photos, Video And Scene Description From Kick-ass 2 Featuring "Mother Russia"

Filming of Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass 2 (based on the Mark Millar/John Romita Jr. series) is now well underway, and the recent reveal of the villainous 'Mother Russia' on set has understandably resulted in a lot of excitement among fans. Apparently, the scenes currently being shot in Toronto with Olga Kurkulina see her, "Rip off a cop car's door and use it to shield fire from one of the cops before flinging it at another cop." Many thanks to Hussain for sending us the following photos and footage. Be sure to get in touch with us by clicking Here if you have anything similar you would like to see published on Cbm! Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity Lindy Booth as Night Bitch Andy Nyman as The Tumor Robert Emms
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