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During Tuesday night's two-hour finals of Dancing With the Stars, filmed live at The Grove in Los Angeles, the 16-year-old Olympic gymnast and her pro partner were crowned the season 23 champions.
Watch: 'DWTS' Finalists Share Stories From 'Stressful' Last Week of Rehearsals, What They'll Miss Most
Hernandez was going for the gold, literally, as she took the stage in a glitzy one-piece dress and a perfectly-styled ballerina bun. With help from Chmerkovskiy, she nailed her final "24 hour fusion" dance, which consisted of the foxtrot and Argentine tango.
Showcasing Hernandez's athleticism with stellar lifts, fierce extensions and quick movements across the floor, the routine received a perfect score and raving reviews from all four of the judges. "My golly, you really are a spectacular dancer," said Bruno Tonioli. "Right on the money, honey! Fantastic!"
Judge Len Goodman, who admitted he had no "clue of who's going to »
Weinstein served as half of the inspiration for Miramax, the production and film distribution company created by her sons.
The brothers combined her name with their father’s, Max, to come up with the name of their first film company, which was launched in 1979.
Max, who was a diamond cutter, died in 1976 of a sudden heart attack at the age of 52, when Harvey was 24 and Bob was 22.
Weinstein told The New »
- Alexia Fernandez
1996 came the all time classic from Japan "Shall We Dance?" That was inspired by the classic dance scene from the 50s movie "Anna and the King" but also gave inspiration to the Richard Ghere movie with the same title. Story: Shohei Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) is an successful account, married with beautiful Masako Sugiyama (Hideko Hara) and has a beautiful daughter Chikage Sugiyama (played by Ayano Nakamura). Despite a good home and a nice family, Shohei is still unhappy, he has no hobbies, and often prefer to be lonley. One day he see another lonely woman staring outside her window. Who is she? And why do all the people who visit her look happy and dancing? One of them is his boss Tomio Aoki...
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Confession: I hadn’t heard anything about The Space Between Us before clicking on the trailer for it today. Watching it, seeing the trailer’s opening seconds show a crew of astronauts bound for Mars, I thought, “Oh man, these guys must hate that they’re releasing this in the shadow of The Martian.” The rest of the trailer banished that thought completely. Yes, The Space Between Us starts with scientists on Mars. But, despite one line in this preview that is the very three words of The Martian’s tagline (“Bring him home”), it looks like a totally different movie, one that may have more in common with Room than with Ridley Scott’s movie about the Red Planet. It looks like most of this will take place on Earth (and that doesn’t mean at Jpl). The Space Between Us is about a boy named Gardner. On the »
- Emily Rome
The last time Asa Butterfield went to space, the result was the less than impressive “Ender’s Game.” But the actor is going to give sci-fi another whirl this summer with “The Space Between Us,” and the first trailer is now orbiting the internet. Directed by Peter Chesolm (“Shall We Dance,” “Hector And The Search For […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
More that 1,100 of similar soft-core productions were released in theaters during the 70’s and 80’s by Nikkatsu, which helped to launch the careers of filmmakers like Masayuki Suo (Shall we Dance?, The Terminal Trust), Takashi Ishii (Gonin), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Tokyo Sonata, Journey to the Shore), Yojiro Takita (Departures), Koji Wakamatsu (Endless Waltz, United Red Army, Caterpillar) and many more.
The main reason so many directors chose the particular genre was due to the complete artistic freedom given to the them after they have met four criteria:
The film must have a required minimum quota of sex scenes (supposedly a sex scene every five minutes, although this rule was never strictly met) The film must be approximately one hour in duration. It must be filmed on 16 mm or 35 mm film within one week. The film must be made on a very limited budget (about $35,000)
The films were commecially successes and »
- Panos Kotzathanasis
This soundtrack got a lot of play during my childhoodWith Tony season fast approaching, it's time to revive our stage column and try to hit the shows that might be competing this year. But we'll start with a throwback to last season, the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I which most everyone knows from its 1956 big screen adaptation which won 5 Oscars (albeit in a weird Academy year) and hopefully not from that 1999 Jodie Foster movie Anna and the King.
For those who aren't well versed in Broadway mechanics there's generally a few weeks of performances called "previews" wherein shows are technically not "open" and yet they're playing every night as they approach opening night. It's the easiest time to get tickets to almost anything so if you miss the previews good luck! Other avid theatergoers might have a different take but I've found that as a general rule »
- NATHANIEL R
Exclusive: Peter Chelsom will direct The Paladin for The Firm. Chelsom, whose credits include Shall We Dance, Hector And The Search For Happiness and Serendipity, was set by Jeff Kwatinetz to helm the WWII tale. Script is by Jason Keller and Eric Pfeffinger. Set during the darkest days of the war, The Paladin tells the incredible true story of how Winston Churchill orchestrated a monumental shift in the war through a top-secret program where he turned a 15-year-old boy… »
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