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“Maybe we’re all plugged into the same song.” And so starts the deep discussion on dance and life that runs through Step Up 3. I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen the first two Step Up movies. But Step Up 3 was the perfect mindless movie to watch after a long week of work. I snuggled up under the covers, grabbed some snacks, and completely tuned out as I started the movie. While the movie wasn’t actually good, it did make me laugh, probably much more than it was supposed to.
The basic “plot” of the movie is this: On Moose’s first day as an Nyu freshman, he meets Luke, a good-looking orphan boy indie filmmaker on the verge of losing his (not-so-ordinary) home. After a spontaneous dance battle in Washington Square Park, Luke brings Moose to his secret hideout, better known as The Vault. The »
- Melissa Kovner
When Summit Entertainment releases a fourth "Step Up" film in 2012, it will be an impressive accomplishment for at least two reasons. First of all, at four entries,"Step Up" is the longest running dance movie franchise in history. Second, they've managed to maintain a nearly impossible feat: giving their sequels ridiculous names that incorporate a numeral into the title. "Step Up 2: The Streets" begat "Step Up 3D" which begat "Step Up 4Ever."
The question of what to name sequels is always an interesting one. There's just so many options to choose from. Do you go with the plain old number ("Lethal Weapon 2") or use a Roman numeral ("The Odd Couple II") for a touch of class? Should you add a "part" ("The Godfather Part II") to make it sound like the sequel was always intended as part of the plan? Should you spell out the number ("The Ring Two »
- Matt Singer
Continuing our intense coverage of the American Film Market this week, we’ve got posters and synopses for Step Up 4Ever 3D, Brother’s Justice, Hybrid, and Something Borrowed. In what has to be one of the hardest titles to type in the history of film, Step Up 4Ever 3D lacks a director and hasn’t even started production yet but Summit Entertiainment has released a promo poster and brief synopsis. Underrated actor Dax Shepard (Parenthood) makes his feature screenwriting and directorial debut with the comedy Brother’s Justice, starring Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, and Jon Favreau. We’ve also got the Kate Hudson-starred Something Borrowed, directed by Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door), and One Missed Call director Eric Valette’s Hybrid which is about a murderous, serial killer car (seriously). Hit the jump for the posters and fairly thorough synopses.
Here’s the synopsis for Step Up »
- Adam Chitwood
After proving a hit when it was released in the Us, Australian audiences now have the opportunity to watch the original web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The Lxd) online from November 4. Created by director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3-D), the made for web series follows "the justice league of dancers" - a group of hip-hop dancers with super human powers. No longer than ten minutes, each episode introduces one of the series' heroes and reveals their fight between good and evil. The first episode - available now - is about a shy high-school boy with a crush on a girl who keeps his dancing ability under wraps. »
Universal Pictures International Entertainment have provided The Hollywood News with information for their upcoming release for Step Up 3, which hits UK DVD and Blu-Ray on 29th November 2010.
All three Step Up movies will also be released on the same day in a superb box-set edition with excellent extras.
Here’s the details from the studio.
Calling all Bfabb‘s: Step Up 3 will be dancing it’s way to the top of your Christmas wish list when it is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 29th November from Universal Pictures International Entertainment. Step Up 3 has the coolest, craziest street dance routines from start to finish and with sizzling romance, super hot guys and New York at it’s heart, it’s the dance film not to miss!
In the latest installment of the hugely successful Step Up franchise, New York dance crew, The Pirates, must win the World Street Dance Championships »
- Paul Heath
The first of three 10-episode chapters of The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers premiered on Hulu July 7, 2010. It did well. Turns out humans really enjoy watching unrealistically coordinated teen and twentysomethings manipulate and contort their bodies in unbelievable ways to hip-hop driven beats while acting out superhuman creation myths. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3-D, Step Up 2: The Streets), produced by Agility Studios, and distributed by Paramount Digital Entertainment, the original web series is the most successful one of its kind. Stars like Harry Shum, Jr. and Chadd Smith and a laundry list of some of the world's most incredible dancers made The Lxd the most viewed original web series on Hulu and propelled it into a number of weekly Top 10 Most Popular Shows on the Hulu charts. All the viewers that made those accolades happen will be happy to hear the second chapter of The Lxd is set to debut Wednesday, »
- Joshua Cohen
"Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
I have been asked many times over the years, "Will you never learn?" I'm guessing it's more of a rhetorical question, mostly based on it being said by the same people, over a large quantity of years. The simple answer is: no.
Now you're probably wondering what the relevance is, so I'll tell you. An email came through from Geek Towers, asking if I'd be interested in watching Burning Bright, so the first thing I did was look at the slightly simple, yet alluring poster and assumed it was horror. I took the obvious next step and IMDb'd it, »
It's not enough for Justin Bieber to dominate the pop music industry and write a book -- the teen sensation has a larger-than-life 3-D movie in the works, too. To announce his director, Bieber combined the two forces that catapulted his career into the stratosphere: YouTube and Twitter.
"I've been wondering, why's this guy following me around?" Bieber jokes in the video (which helpfully has his twitter handle in the corner, as if any of us could forget) before introducing director John Chu to his legions of loyal Biebettes.
Chu is best known for directing "Step Up 2: The Streets" and "Step Up 3-D," so he's more than familiar with performance-based movies and with the 3-D technology that will make every toss of Justin's hair feel like you're right there. "We're going to do you guys justice," Chu promises. "You know your tour's been awesome, and we want to tell a great story, »
The Other Guys struck the top spot this weekend with an estimated $35.6 million. The cop comedy's debut was well above average for its sub-genre and nearly doubled the last entry, Cop Out. It was also star Will Ferrell's second highest-grossing start after Talladega Nights, though, in terms of attendance, it was on par with Anchorman. Inception lost little steam in its fourth weekend, drawing an estimated $18.6 million. The dream heist eased 32 percent, which was the best hold among all major nationwide releases this weekend. Its total grew to $227.7 million in 24 days, rising to sixth place among 2010 releases. Step Up 3-D slipped up compared to its predecessors, making an estimated $15.5 million. The first Step Up opened to $20.7 million, while Step Up 2 the Streets bagged $18.9 million, and the disparity was much greater in terms of attendance. Step Up 3-D had an exceptionally high 3D-to-2D screen ratio, and its 3D presentations »
- Brandon Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seen on: August 4, 2010
Facts of interest: Chu also helmed "Step Up 2: The Streets."
The plot: A bunch of dancers gear up to beat their rivals at a huge dance competition.
Our thoughts: Let’s face it: nobody really needed another “Step Up” movie. The first one did its job and became popular, and the sequel sucked and quickly started to feel too monotonous. Then the whole 3D thing came along, and someone out there thought it would be awesome to have some talented dancers/bad actors spin some cool moves straight into our faces. Thus, Jon Chu’s “Step Up 3D” was born. »
- Franck Tabouring
Especially on film, actions ought to speak louder than words, but time and time again, the dancers of Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets and now Step Up 3D insist on assuring us that the act of dancing is in their bones, a pure expression of emotion and energy, etc. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop the words in between their actions -- that is to say, the exceedingly melodramatic plot developments that lurch forth in between the often striking dance sequences -- from nearly bringing this second sequel to a grinding halt.
This time around, all the self-serious talk is courtesy of Luke (Rick Malambri), a hard-core dancer and would-be filmmaker whose documentary camera allows everyone in his crew to espouse endlessly on their primal drive to pop and lock before a cheering crowd. He believes that every great dancer is "born from a boombox" (the acronym for this -- »
- William Goss
Disney just released this extended movie clip from the upcoming film “Step Up 3-D” by director Jon Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, When the Kids Are Away) and starring Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Ghost Town, Alice Upside Down), Sharni Vinson (Blue Crush 2, Cold Case), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, Zoey 101), Rick Malambri (We Are Champions) and Adam G. Sevani (The Teen Choice Awards 2008). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Step Up 3D. Synopsis: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke (Malambri) and Natalie (Vinson), team up with Nyu freshman Moose (Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world’s [...] »
- Brian Corder
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a break dancer.
A child of the eighties, I was raised on cheesy dance movies that cashed in on the hip hop craze in all its head-spinning splendor. It started in early 1984 with Breakin’ which begat Beat Street that was shortly followed by Breakin’ 2: Electric Bugaloo, the best sequel title in the history of film.
These exploitation films featured miraculous moves and strange gyrations that seemed to be feats of magic to my 9-year-old mind. I wanted to be a B-boy, so I practiced windmilling, popping and/or locking to Fat Boys and Run Dmc songs in front of the mirror. With no rhythm and flailing limbs, I looked as if I was unsuccessfully trying to contain a seizure.
The fact that I couldn’t break dance didn’t stop me from claiming that I could. On a »
- David Pinson
The Other Guys is not likely to open as big as Talladega Nights, but it should be one of Will Ferrell’s top bows of his career. The film will strike deep into last weekend’s comedy Dinner for Schmucks, likely cutting the film’s opening weekend at least in half. But nothing will stop Inception. The film will lose its first-place standing after three weeks, but after crossing $200 million, there is little that can keep Inception from reaching what could be a $300 million gross. The other new wide release, Disney’s Step Up 3D should also have a respectable bow, »
- Nicole Sperling
Coming to a movie theater near you this weekend: gender bias.
The dueling wide openers also should split audiences by age. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, the action comedy "Guys" likely will do best with older moviegoers, but the dance-musical threequel's surest footing seems to be with tweens and teens.
Both pics are rated PG-13. Judging from tracking surveys, "Guys" appears the much stronger pic headed into the weekend and should open at No. 1.
Produced for an estimated $85 million, the Adam McKay-helmed "Guys" is set for more than 3,650 theaters and »
- By Carl DiOrio
Shortly after "Step Up 3D" director Jon M. Chu gave an eloquent answer about growing up in Silicon Valley where he learned that "technology was there to bridge human relationships" and extolled the potential of technology in transforming the arts, his cheek hit the left side of his new iPhone and dropped our call. Seconds later, he chuckled as he got back on the horn, "Technology's not quite there yet...almost."
In fact, technology may not have completely caught up yet with the state-of-the-art krumping on display in "Step Up 3D," but that didn't stop Chu from putting stereoscopy towards its natural end -- the first 3D dance movie. Ridiculous in both the absurd and incredible senses of the word -- dance battles start in bathrooms and Slurpee residue floats into the sky -- the film is bound to entertain tween fans, dance fanatics and guilty pleasure seekers alike.
- Stephen Saito
As a followup to the ‘Inside Look at Dance‘ Featurette, Disney released the latest clip ‘Dancing on Water’ from the upcoming film “Step Up 3-D” by director Jon Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, When the Kids Are Away) and starring Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Ghost Town, Alice Upside Down), Sharni Vinson (Blue Crush 2, Cold Case), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, Zoey 101), Rick Malambri (We Are Champions) and Adam G. Sevani (The Teen Choice Awards 2008). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Step Up 3D. Synopsis: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke (Malambri) and Natalie (Vinson), team up with [...] »
- Brian Corder
By Todd Gilchrist
HollywoodNews.com: Step Up 3-D has exactly as much plot as it needs, given that it’s really the best-choreographed music video that Hype Williams never made. Filmmaker Jon Chu, who previously made Step Up 2: The Streets and is currently helming one of the most underrated web series on the internet, The Lxd, has really mastered the art of directing captivating dance sequences, but he still hasn’t found an emotional foundation equal to his films’ evolving technical virtuosity. But given that an engaging story is only vaguely important in the confines of a world that brings together breakdancing, parkour, acrobatics, lasers, and spectacularly ugly track jackets, Step Up 3-D suffers from no shortcomings important enough to prevent it from being one of the most colorful, effervescent and entertaining films of the summer.
- Todd Gilchrist
Disney sent us this brand new featurette for the upcoming film “Step Up 3-D” by director Jon Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, When the Kids Are Away) and starring Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Ghost Town, Alice Upside Down), Sharni Vinson (Blue Crush 2, Cold Case), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, Zoey 101), Rick Malambri (We Are Champions) and Adam G. Sevani (The Teen Choice Awards 2008). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Step Up 3D. Synopsis: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke (Malambri) and Natalie (Vinson), team up with Nyu freshman Moose (Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world’s [...] »
- Brian Corder
Disney just released this pretty cool international poster for the upcoming film “Step Up 3-D” by director Jon Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, When the Kids Are Away) and starring Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Ghost Town, Alice Upside Down), Sharni Vinson (Blue Crush 2, Cold Case), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, Zoey 101), Rick Malambri (We Are Champions) and Adam G. Sevani (The Teen Choice Awards 2008). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Step Up 3D. Synopsis: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke (Malambri) and Natalie (Vinson), team up with Nyu freshman Moose (Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the [...] »
- Brian Corder
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