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‘Mom’ Getting 4-Week Run on TBS

19 August 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS and TBS have worked out a unique deal in which the first season of CBS's “Mom” will air on TBS in the month before its second debuts on CBS. TBS will air season one of “Mom” weeknights at 7:30 p.m. (Et/Pt), from Aug. 25 through Sept. 19, immediately following episodes of “The Big Bang Theory.” Both shows are the work of executive producer Chuck Lorre. Also read: ‘Mom’ Review: A 12-Step Up for Chuck Lorre The deal has benefits for the broadcaster and cable network: TBS gets to run a new series years before it would traditionally be available for syndication, »

- Tim Molloy

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The musical world of Doctor Who: From Ron Grainer to The Klf

19 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy presents Doctor Who Week - seven days of special features celebrating the return of the world's favourite sci-fi series, and the arrival of a brand new Doctor - on August 23.

You don't need a classic theme for a great TV show, but as programmes from M*A*S*H and The X-Files to The Wire and Buffy The Vampire Slayer have shown, it certainly doesn't hurt.

Below, we take a look at the history of the revolutionary Doctor Who theme and also explore how the show has intertwined with the wider world of pop.

'Doctor Who Theme' [Original Version] - The Radiophonic Workshop (1963)

"Did I write that?" Ron Grainer apparently asked on hearing the completed version of the original theme crafted by the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. "Most of it," Delia Derbyshire kindly replied.

Grainer attempted to get Derbyshire a co-writing credit but the policy of the time was to keep Workshop members anonymous, »

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‘Blind Side’ Meets Ballet: New Line Eyes Biopic Of Dance Star Misty Copeland

14 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: New Line Cinema has optioned the inspirational true story of ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, who fought against the odds to become the only the second African-American female soloist to dance with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Offspring Entertainment’s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot alongside Phil Sandhaus will produce the feature film adapted from Copeland’s bestselling memoir Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, which Stephanie Allain and Lenore Kletter are set to script.

In what’s shaping up to be The Blind Side set in the dance world, the film will chronicle Copeland’s striking rise to dance stardom. The late bloomer began training in ballet at age 13 while living in a welfare motel with her mother and siblings, learning so quickly she was dancing en pointe within months. She went from lessons at the local Boys & Girls Club to living part-time with a sponsor family while attending dance school. »

- Jen Yamato

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum Predicts How She and Channing Tatum Would've Done on Sytycd, Imagines Step Up Reboot of Our Dreams

14 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

One of our favorite dance movies of all time is Step Up (and if you don't agree with us, we don't like you and we don't want to be friends with you). Not only did it give birth to the entire Step Up franchise (Moose!), but it also sparked one of the most perfect celebrity couples ever: Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum. It was a match made in heaven...and the dance studio. There's no doubt that the Tatums have killer moves, but what would have happened if they both auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance before they hit it big in Hollywood? "I would like to think I could have held my own," Jenna told E! News after Sytycd's show on Wednesday, where she served as a guest »

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Box Office Actuals: 'Ninja Turtles' #1 with $65.5 Million, 'Guardians' Over $313M Worldwide

11 August 2014 3:22 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Had the $36 million tracking for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles been accurate, Guardians of the Galaxy would have been #1 for a second weekend in a row, as expected. However, like Guardians, Ninja Turtles flew by the tracking number to the tune of $65.5 million in its opening weekend, prompting Paramount to set a 2016 release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Worldwide the Turtles opened to $94.2 million, while Guardians dropped 55.3% in its second weekend, bringing in $42.1 million and its worldwide cume is now up to $313.8 million in only ten days. Elsewhere, Into the Storm brought in $17.3 million in its opening frame, but it is likely to sink like a stone over the coming weekends. The geriatric crowd seemed to enjoy The Hundred-Foot Journey as it brought in a satisfactory $10.9 million on a $22 million budget and fewer and fewer tickets are being purchased for the Step Up movies as the fifth in the franchise, »

- Brad Brevet

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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To Step Up All In In St. Louis Or Step Up DVDs

11 August 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In Step Up All Set the stage is set for the most innovative and over-the-top performances yet in a series that has become an international box office phenomenon. Wamg has your tickets for the movie!

One of the most popular dance franchises in film history takes competition to astonishing new heights in Step Up All In. Miami street dancer Sean Asa (Ryan Guzman) moves to Hollywood with visions of fame and fortune, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world. But when the new dance crew he forms with the

beautiful and headstrong Andie West (Briana Evigan) reaches the final rounds of a high-stakes reality TV competition in glittering Las Vegas, he has a shot at finally making his dreams come true—if he can set aside old loyalties and long-time rivalries and just do what he loves most: dance.

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- Movie Geeks

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Stephen “tWitch” Boss Talks Step Up All In, Using Dance to Communicate, the Most Challenging Sequence to Film, and More

11 August 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Step Up All In takes one of the most popular dance franchises in film history to all new heights, following Miami street dancer Sean Asa (Ryan Guzman) as he tries to make it in Hollywood, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world.  When he meets the headstrong Andie West (Briana Evigan), they form a new dance crew that reaches the final rounds of a high-stakes reality TV competition that will make their dreams come true. At the film’s press day, dancer-turned-actor Stephen “tWitch” Boss spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how amazing it’s been to be a part of the Step Up franchise, that all of the dancing in the films is real with no trickery, the most challenging Step Up dance sequence that he’s had to do, why it’s important to him to incorporate dance with humor and his personality, »

- Christina Radish

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Box Office: How Did 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Overtake 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

11 August 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Here's a sentence I didn't expect to write: A film starring Megan Fox opened at No. 1 this weekend with an estimated $65.0 million and dethroned a Marvel movie after just one week atop the chart.

I wasn't alone; no one expected the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot to enjoy such a huge debut. Pundits did expect "Guardians of the Galaxy" to fall to about $40 million in its second weekend (in fact, it earned an estimated $41.5 million), but they still thought it would beat "Turtles" in a close contest. Some pundits predicted a "Turtles" tally as low as $34 million, or about half what it actually earned.

After all, it was a competitive weekend, with four new wide releases. "Guardians" had just opened well above expectations, so even with a 56 percent drop in week two, it was still expected to win. And no one thought much of "Turtles" -- not critics, who panned it; not early audiences, »

- Gary Susman

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'Ninja Turtles' Kick 'Gotg' Out Of the Box-Office Top Spot

10 August 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

'Tmnt' won the weekend box office, knocking the beloved 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' into No. 2.

While not a massive surprise, Michael Bay's explosive re-imagining of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles managed to score the top spot at the box office this weekend, knocking the acclaimed Guardians Of The Galaxy down a peg. However, Marvel's space opera was able to fend off three other newcomers.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $65 million. Tmnt was the second film in two weeks to beat projected estimated grosses to an astounding degree. The film was only tracking to make around $45 million. Last week, Guardians opened at $94 million after predictions had it set at $60-70 million. All in all, this has so far been one of the most lucrative Augusts in recent history, despite an overall slower year in ticket sales.

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2. Guardians Of The Galaxy – $41.5 million. The film is »

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Weekend Report: 'Turtle' Power

10 August 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Ninja Turtles fans old and young showed up at the movies this weekend, driving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to one of the biggest August openings ever.Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy scored the highest second weekend of the Summer so far.The Top 12 earned $174.2 million this weekend, which is up 22 percent from the same frame last year. This August remains on track to be the biggest ever, and could be the first to pass $1 billion.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ruled the box office with $65.6 million this weekend. That ranks fourth all-time in the month of August. It's noticeably higher than G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra ($54.7 million), though 3D premiums and ticket price inflation likely account for most of that gap. The movie also made more in one weekend than 2007 animated Turtles movie Tmnt earned in its entire run.This strong opening can be attributed primarily to the power of the Ninja Turtles brand. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Weekend Report (cont.): 'Hundred-Foot Journey,' 'Step Up' and Around-the-World Roundup

10 August 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Continued from "Weekend Report"The Hundred-Foot Journey opened in fourth place with $11 million. That's a bit higher than May's Million Dollar Arm; unfortunately, it paled in comparison to similar August releases like Eat Pray Love ($23.1 million) and Julie & Julia ($20 million). With strong word-of-mouth and an audience that skews much older (69 percent over the age of 35), this should hold up well: a total close to $40 million is possible.Rounding out the Top Five, Lucy fell 48 percent to $9.5 million. To date, the Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson thriller has grossed $97.5 million, and will pass $100 million sometime this week.Step Up All In tanked with $6.5 million this weekend. That's down 45 percent from the previous installment, which was already the lowest-grossing outing in the franchise. Even with solid international returns, it would be surprising if a sixth Step Up got a theatrical release here in the U.S.Lionsgate/Summit has released six movies at over 2,000 locations this year. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Weekend Box Office: Turtles Tops Guardians

10 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The latest revival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened strongly this weekend at the North American box office. The action flick displaced last weekend’s number one champ Guardians of the Galaxy, which held its ground with a solid second place showing. Warner’s Into the Storm and Disney’s The Hundred-Foot Journey also opened to okay numbers while Step Up: All In proved to have two left feet. Thanks to the arrival of Turtles and the strong second weekend of Guardians, the box office had its second weekend of increased business over totals from not only 2013 (+23%), but also 2012 (+31%).

There have, according to IMDb, been three animated television series, one live action film series that ran from 1990-1993 and an CG-animated reboot from 2007 that preceded the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Despite the endless reincarnations in multiple media formats, it appears that the heroes in a half-shell haven’t lost their appeal. »

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Box Office: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' says 'Cowabunga!' with massive $65 million weekend

10 August 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have mutant ninja turtles and Chris Pratt saved the summer of 2014? Well, that may actually be an impossible feat at this point in the box office season, but both "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" are delivering a welcome late summer surge at your local multiplex.  The latter opened to astronomical numbers last weekend. This time those heroes with a half-shell delivered a major surprise. Paramount Pictures' reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" was expected to open somewhere between $45-50 million. Instead, the Michael Bay produced adventure played to a much broader audience than expected and took in an eye-brow raising $65 million over the the three-day frame. That's a much need boost for the studio after the disappointing returns for "Hercules" last month and proves the new deal with "Tmnt" producer Michael Bay wasn't just about more "Transformers" movies.  The only concern for Paramount has to be the film's B Cinemascore. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Weekend Box Office: 'Ninja Turtles' Top 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for #1 With $65 Million

10 August 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Admit it, most of you are surprised Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did so well. I'm sure some of you expected big things, but the easy money was on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy scoring a second weekend win and while it finished pretty much just where it was expected, Ninja Turtles defied that $36 million tracking to the tune of $65 million this weekend to go along with a rather tame "B" CinemaScore. Looking over the reader predictions, no one thought Turtles would amount to this much, the highest prediction being that of Pj Edwards at $60.2 million. Then again, when you come in $29 million over tracking, it's hard to predict that correctly. The film added another $28.7 million internationally from 19 overall markets. Guardians scored $41.5 million, bringing its domestic cume to $175.9 million in just two days as it's on its way to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of 2014, currently $84 million shy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier »

- Brad Brevet

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Channing Tatum vs. Ryan Guzman: An Ultimate ‘Step Up’ Dance-Off (Video)

9 August 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Step Up All In,” the fifth film in the “Step Up” franchise hit theaters Aug. 8. Since the first movie was released in 2006, the franchise has provided a platform for some of the best dancers in the industry to showcase their talents. See video: Here's Channing Tatum Doing a Backflip Out of a Helicopter and Then Stripping Among those dancers are Channing Tatum and Ryan Guzman, whose roles in the films help catapult the actors’ careers. See video: ‘Step Up All In’ Review: No, Seriously — Shut Up and Dance (Video) While Tatum passed on his dancing shoes after the first »

- Lindsay Goldstein

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Box Office: 'Ninja Turtles' knock out Marvel's 'Guardians' with $25.6 million Friday

9 August 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It was the battle of the superheroes at the box office Friday night, as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" topped Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." The Michael Bay-produced "Tmnt" is performing even better than expected, picking up $25.6 million on Friday night, which will likely snowball into somewhere in the $65 million range by Monday.  The Paramount/Nickelodeon film will easily surpass the lifetime gross of the 2007 CG version, which stalled out at just $54 million domestically.  Meanwhile, "Guardians" -- which set the record for August openings last weekend -- earned another $12.3 million in its second Friday, bringing its domestic haul to a strong $146.7 million. It will likely earn $45 million or so for the weekend, and will soon be closing in on the $200 million mark.  In addition to "Ninja Turtles," it's a big weekend for new movies, with "Into the Storm," "The Hundred Foot Journey" and "Step Up All In" all opening wide. »

- Dave Lewis

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'Ninja Turtles' Shreds Competition on Friday

9 August 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated the box office on Friday with an impressive $25.6 million haul.Turtles opened noticeably higher than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which took in $22.2 million on essentially the same day back in 2009. Among Summer 2014 releases, Turtles is slightly above 22 Jump Street ($25.1 million) and Maleficent ($24.3 million).Opening weekends have been very front-loaded this Summer, and reviews and word-of-mouth aren't particularly good for Turtles. Still, it does have a ton of appeal with younger audiences, which tends to help boost Saturday/Sunday returns. By Sunday, Turtles will likely have earned anywhere from $62 to $68 million.Guardians of the Galaxy plummeted 67 percent to $12.3 million. That drop is identical to Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which fell 67 and 68 percent, respectively. This suggests that the strong reviews and word-of-mouth didn't give Guardians much of a bump. For the three-day weekend, the movie should wind up around $41 million. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Neal Brennan Reviews the 'Step Up: All In' Trailer (Video)

9 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for high-intensity dance flick "Step Up: All In," the fourth installment of the "Step Up" franchise launched way back in 2006, with bright-eyed stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

"Step Up: All In" is in theaters now. "The Approval Matrix" premieres Monday at 11 p.m. on SundanceTV. »

- Moviefone Staff

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Why the 'Step Up' Series and 'Fast and Furious' Are Pretty Much the Same Thing

8 August 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Hey, you: fan of car movies. And you: fan of dance movies. Why don't you sit down so I can lay some cold hard truth on you. You know how one of you loves the Fast and Furious movies and how the other loves the Step Up movies? Well, guess what? You both love pretty much the same thing. Seriously. The differences are almost entirely cosmetic. Swap out the cars for dancing and vice versa and you'll essentially end with the same movie in the end. But don't mistake this for a criticism: this is all said with love. Both franchises are a ton of fun and the fact that they're ultimately the exact same thing only makes us more fond of them both. Let's break this down.   Straight-faced Wackiness It may seem weird to think about it now, but there was a time...

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- Jacob S. Hall

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‘Step Up All In’ Review: Yes, It Always Has to End Up In a Big, Giant Dance Battle

8 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“Your flash mob ain’t nothin’ but a joke!” And thus the gauntlet is thrown down in Step Up All In, the fifth (fifth!) entry into a dance-centric franchise that first got its legs with a relatively low-key romance about a dude from the wrong side of the tracks who woos a pretty gal with the power of his hips, abs, and ability to make baggy sweatpants look sexy. (The first Step Up film, in case you’ve forgotten, showcased the charms of Channing Tatum early in his career – his on-screen paramour, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum, is now his wife, so yeah, that film worked out pretty well for both of them.) The unlikely series-starter has now spawned four follow-up films, and while each has steadily ratcheted up the intensity, they’ve also upped the entertainment factor to match. This is a series that genuinely keeps getting better and better. (And dancier and dancier.) For »

- Kate Erbland

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