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Video: 6 Unexpected, Yet Awesome Dance Scenes

Dancing in movies is nothing new, since the early days of cinema dancing has been a great way to perform a scene. However, most of these routines, as you’d expect, are in musicals. Yet there are a few non-musical films that throw in the odd surprising dance scene to great effect. Here are 6 unexpected yet awesome dance scenes.

6. Club Cringe – The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

For some dancing isn’t easy, but in this case these guys make it look almost impossible. With the juxtaposition of Neil (Blake Harrison) flailing his limbs with some sort of rhythm next to Simon (Joe Thomas) jittering nervously and Will (Simon Bird) galloping his way to sheer embarrassment, this one hits the list for cringe factor alone. The final stage in this act results in Simon and Will choosing to copy Neil and if you ever think that Neil is the one to follow, you’re in the shit.
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Meat Loaf Loves His New Record Braver Than We Are So Much, He Listened to It 7 Times at 3 A.M.

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Meat Loaf Loves His New Record Braver Than We Are So Much, He Listened to It 7 Times at 3 A.M.
Meat Loaf has a cold. That voice - superhuman, louder than a locomotive, able to leap tall octaves in a single bound - sounds hoarse and congested over the telephone today. He's convinced it's allergies. I offer my apologies, which he quickly dismisses. "You don't control the pollen. Or Do You!?" He's joking, but I'm momentarily terrified. To be on the receiving end of Meat Loaf's roar, even at half blast, can be intimidating. It'll take a hell of a lot more than a case of sniffles to enfeeble that larynx, an instrument that's unleashed rock arias for more than four decades.
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Meat Loaf Loves His New Record Braver Than We Are So Much, He Listened to It 7 Times at 3 A.M.

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Meat Loaf Loves His New Record Braver Than We Are So Much, He Listened to It 7 Times at 3 A.M.
Meat Loaf has a cold. That voice - superhuman, louder than a locomotive, able to leap tall octaves in a single bound - sounds hoarse and congested over the telephone today. He's convinced it's allergies. I offer my apologies, which he quickly dismisses. "You don't control the pollen. Or Do You!?" He's joking, but I'm momentarily terrified. To be on the receiving end of Meat Loaf's roar, even at half blast, can be intimidating. It'll take a hell of a lot more than a case of sniffles to enfeeble that larynx, an instrument that's unleashed rock arias for more than four decades.
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MTV Skips New Year’s Eve Special For ‘Teen Wolf’ Teaser, Marathons

MTV Skips New Year’s Eve Special For ‘Teen Wolf’ Teaser, Marathons
MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special.

Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne.

This year, MTV will carry a marathon of its Internet video clip show “Ridiculousness” leading up to midnight. As 2016 begins, the cabler will show the six-minute cold open from “Teen Wolf’s” season 5B premiere, which bows in full on Jan. 5.

The “Teen Wolf” teaser will be followed by episodes of “Ridiculousness” through 7 a.m.

The change spurred rumors that the decision to table its Times Square special was a result of cost concerns amid diminishing viewership on a night that is challenging for all networks to program. But insiders disputed that characterization.

MTV is believed to have aired New
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Film Review: ‘Straight Outta Tompkins’

Film Review: ‘Straight Outta Tompkins’
The personal doesn’t feel especially persuasive in “Straight Outta Tompkins,” 22-year-old writer-director-star Zephyr Benson’s semi-autobiographical drama about the relentless downward spiral of a teenage junkie/dealer adrift on the Lower East Side. Imagining what might have happened if his own youthful experiences using and selling drugs had taken a much darker, more extreme turn, Benson displays more energy and assurance behind the camera than he does in front of it; even still, his tonal command of his own narrative is wobbly at best, employing cynical humor and climactic eruptions of violence to jazz up what is ultimately an overly earnest and predictable cautionary tale. Although not without promise, the film (which opened March 6 in limited release) likely proved more cathartic for its maker than it will be for those who seek it out.

A scene in which young Gene (Benson) tries to fill out a life-goals questionnaire provides
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Zephyr Benson on Scorsese-Inspired 'Straight Outta Tompkins': "I Probably Have Taken Every Drug That Exists"

Zephyr Benson on Scorsese-Inspired 'Straight Outta Tompkins':
Following in your famous father’s footsteps while pursuing your own showbiz dreams can prove to be a daunting career path. Just imagine if Dad were as beloved as Robby Benson, a teen heartthrob in the ‘70s in such films as the basketball drama “One on One” and the skating romance “Ice Castles.” He would move on to more mature roles in the ‘80s such as “Harry & Son” opposite Paul Newman and leave an enduring mark on animation history as the voice of the Beast in 1991’s “Beauty and the Beast.” And then there is Mom, Karla DeVito, no slouch, either. The actress/singer, once dubbed “The Sweetheart of Rock and Roll” by David Letterman, sang backup for Meat Loaf on his Bat Out of Hell tour and starred on Broadway in “The Pirates of Penzance.“ It makes sense, then, that their progeny and quadruple threat Zephyr Benson, who turns
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Robby Benson: Inside His 'Brutal Experience' of Four Heart Surgeries

Robby Benson: Inside His 'Brutal Experience' of Four Heart Surgeries
Gasping for breath after running up a steep San Francisco hill, Robby Benson began to faint. He grabbed for a parking meter to break his fall. Then he became violently sick to his stomach. It all happened on location during the filming of Die Laughing, in which he starred, co-wrote and was a producer. He was in his early 20s, a onetime teen idol now transitioning into bigger challenges with the promise of a long, successful career in Hollywood. He didn't want to tell the truth: doctors had found a heart murmur when he was a teenager and for years he'd suffered similar symptoms.
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Five good reasons to Buy Joseph Kahn’s Detention

Joseph Kahn’s Detention is out on DVD today and if you haven’t seen it then it you should. It is one of the best teen/slasher/ursine time travel/comedy films in recent years. It doesn’t so much throw its hat into a crowded arena of schoolbound horrorshows as kick a sack of grenades into it.

Kahn has been vociferous in the positive fallout of the 2011 festival screenings (SXSW is where it premiered, almost 16 months ago) that people should watch the film, and importantly that they do so legally. There was a lengthy post on his blog, called simply Stop Pirating, in which he breaks down some of the accrued misconceptions about the modern methods of obtaining movies as well as giving a personal commentary on what it is like to see five years of creative endeavour end up on thousands of small screens with no return.
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Don’t You Forget About Me: 'Pretty In Pink,' 'Breakfast Club' & 'Empire Records' Soundtracks Getting Vinyl Reissues For Record Store Day

If there are any filmmakers who’ve worked their way through record stores as much as folks like Quentin Tarantino or even Wes Anderson, it would have to be John Hughes and Allan Moyle. So perhaps it’s no real surprise that on annual Record Store Day, where you can come out and support your local independent record stores on April 21st this year, there will be soundtrack reissues from both filmmakers.

First is Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club,” which will surely find many record enthusiasts doing some Judd Hirsch-style fist pumping as they pick up their all-white 12-inch vinyl pressing of the album. It’s hard to capture an entire mood of a film with a single soundtrack, especially when that film lingers on a dreary Saturday spent in detention with a few high school students looking to find themselves like in “The Breakfast Club,” but between the seminal
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Spotlight On Beauty & The Beast 3D: Robby Benson

Today we are talking to a star of many notable films and television shows who initially surprised many viewers with his commanding presence as the voice of the Beast in Disneys classic animated film Beauty amp The Beast, now back in theaters for its twentieth anniversary in 3D - the one and only Robby Benson. In addition to telling us all about his impressions of and experiences working on Beauty amp The Beast and what he thinks of the new 3D movie experience, he also shares his affection for co-stars Angela Lansbury and Paige OHara - both having been previous InDepth InterView participants, as well - and what the storied legacy of the film means to him. Also, Benson discusses his talented family, including his rock star wife, Karla DeVito, and their daughter, a star-on-the-rise in her own right, Lyric her Benson-produced debut album, Lyrics Love Light Revolution, is available
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Exclusive: Robby Benson Talks Beauty and the Beast 3D

Exclusive: Robby Benson Talks Beauty and the Beast 3D
Robbie Benson Talks Beauty and the Beast 3D, in theaters now

Walt Disney's 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast is back in theaters for a limited 3D release to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Already a box office hit its first week back on screens, we now celebrate this timeless tale's second weekend out with a chat from its leading Beast, Robby Benson.

We are longtime fans of Robby, so it was a great honor to speak with the man behind the voice of Beauty and the Beast's title character, an arrogant Prince turned into a frightful monster, who must earn the love and respect of another before breaking the spell.

A voice actor since childhood, and star of such live-action classics as Ice Castles and Ode to Billy Joe, we chatted with Robby Benson about the legacy of Beauty and the Beast, his work looping Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
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