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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Beth Leavel from The Prom

She might have once been a drowsy chaperone but the brilliant artist who created her, Beth Leavel, is an energetic life force whose passion for the art of musical theatre is infectious. Beth drops by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and discuss her incredible career which not only boasts a Tony Award but featured her gracing the Broadway stages of such shows as42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Baby It's You, Bandstand, and the upcomingThe Prom.
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‘Step Up: High Water’ Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube

YouTube has ordered a second season of the popular dance drama series Step Up: High Water from Lionsgate. Series regulars Naya Rivera (Glee) and Faizon Love are set to return in the second season of the 10-episode, hourlong series. Production begins this fall for premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019. Created and executive produced by showrunner Holly Sorensen, Step Up: High Water is based on the film franchise…
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Antoine Fuqua, Todd Komarnicki Developing Mike’s Place Terrorist Attack Drama (Exclusive)

Antoine Fuqua, Todd Komarnicki Developing Mike’s Place Terrorist Attack Drama (Exclusive)
Antoine Fuqua and “Sully” writer Todd Komarnicki are developing a film about the 2003 terrorist attack at Mike’s Place, a beachside blues bar in Israel.

Komarnicki will produce through his Guy Walks Into a Bar banner and also direct from a script by Tony Spiridakis. Fuqua’s production credits include “Southpaw” and “Olympus Has Fallen.”

The duo optioned the 2004 documentary “Blues by the Beach,” directed by Joshua Faudem, and the film rights to Jack Baxter’s 2015 graphic novel “Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues and Terror in Tel Aviv.” The filmmakers have also obtained Baxter’s life rights.

When the bombing took place, Baxter had been working on a documentary about Mike’s Place, a venue popular among young people, where discussion of politics and religion were not allowed. A suicide bomber attacked the bar, killing three people and injuring 50, including Baxter and security guard Avi Tabib,
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Watch Punk Rock-Loving Aliens in 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' Trailer

Watch Punk Rock-Loving Aliens in 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' Trailer
A teen punk fan unwittingly falls in love with an alien in the new trailer for How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The movie was co-written and directed by Hedwig and the Angry Inch director John Cameron Mitchell, based on an original story by science fiction author, Neil Gaiman.

Girls is set in London in the late 1970s, when punk erupted and became a national phenomenon. Enn, played by the actor Alex Sharp, attends a raucous show with two friends before meandering into a house party, where he encounters
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Jon Favreau Will Write and Produce a Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series for Disney’s Streaming Service

Jon Favreau Will Write and Produce a Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series for Disney’s Streaming Service
In the future, everyone will get their own Star Wars. Now, it’s Jon Favreau‘s turn. The director behind Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book, Zathura, and Elf has been hired to write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars television series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. The news was announced on StarWars.com, […]

The post Jon Favreau Will Write and Produce a Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series for Disney’s Streaming Service appeared first on /Film.
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Now Casting: Play Buddy the Elf + More Lead Roles in the National Tour of ‘Elf the Musical’

Make work your favorite and apply for one of the great gigs in today’s roundup! Sing loud for all to hear in “Elf the Musical,” which is now casting a non-Equity national tour. Plus, an Equity play is seeking women of color, QVC is looking for a national host, and season two of the singing competition “The Four” is casting talent. “Elf The Musical” Non-equity National Tour Casting is currently underway for a non-Equity national tour of "Elf the Musical." A male actor, aged 21–35, is sought to play the lead role of Buddy. There are also lead roles available for talent, aged 12–65, including Jovie, Walter, Michael, and more, as well as ensemble spots for singers and dancers. Rehearsals will begin around October in New York City with previews and production running from late October–Dec. 30. Actors will receive a compensation package of $975–$1,100 per week. Apply here! “For Colored Girls…
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Eric Petersen Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below With Special Guest Leslie Kritzer

Eric Petersen, star of Broadway's School of Rock, TV's Kirstie, Madison Square Garden's Elf, and this season's Broadway show Escape To Margaritaville, makes a triumphant return to Feinstein's54 Below after his sold out December show.In this show, Eric will serenade audiences with the hits that cemented Frank Sinatra as a superstar. Along with his swinging band, Eric will lead audiences through film history of Frank Sinatra and the songs that he recorded for those films. While known as a recording artist, Sinatra appeared in over 50 films and sang in many of them.
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5 Reasons to See Daddy's Home 2

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5 Reasons to See Daddy's Home 25 Reasons to See Daddy's Home 2Amanda Wood2/20/2018 9:06:00 Am

Will Ferrell is certainly no stranger to making hilarious Christmas movies, with 2003’s Elf helping to put him on the map as one of the funniest men in show business. Ferrell is back in the holiday spirit with Daddy’s Home 2, joining Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson and John Cena as one of the titular Daddies.

In the second instalment of the Daddy’s Home series, co-Dads Brad and Dusty take on the challenge of having a “together Christmas” for their kids. Their fathers – played by Lithgow and Gibson – add a totally new layer of hilarity and fatherly adventures. We’ve put together a list of our top reasons why you should see Daddy’s Home 2 which is now available to buy or rent at the Cineplex Store.

1. Perfect cast

We’d be hard-pressed
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Jordan Peele jokes about how Get Out can be considered a Christmas movie

  • JoBlo
There are almost too many Christmas film classics in the world, from wholesome outings like It’S A Wonderful Life, to children’s movies like Elf and The Polar Express, and even R-rated action flicks like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. The criteria to be considered a Christmas movie are not all that hard to meet, and if you really think about it, even the social thriller Get Out can rank... Read More...
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Liv Tyler In "Porter"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress iv Tyler in the winter 2017 issue of "Porter" Magazine, photographed by Cedric Buchet:

Tyler began a career in modeling at a young age, debuting as an actress in the feature "Silent Fall" (1994), followed by supporting roles in "Empire Records" (1995), "Heavy" (1996) and "That Thing You Do!" (1996).

Tyler then appeared in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty" (1996), followed by supporting roles in the "Abbotts" (1997) and Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune" (1999).

Tyler then achieved international recognition as the 'Elf' maiden 'Arwen Undómiel' in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy (2001–2003), followed by the 2004 comedy "Jersey Girl", the indie feature "Lonesome Jim" (2005), the drama "Reign Over Me" (2007) and studio features "Armageddon" (1998), "The Strangers (2008) and "The Incredible Hulk" (2008). In 2014, she made her TV debut as a regular on the HBO series "The Leftovers".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Liv Tyler...
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Christmas Story 2 Vs. Jingle All the Way 2: Which Is Worse?

Christmas Story 2 Vs. Jingle All the Way 2: Which Is Worse?
It's time to light a fire, get some eggnog, and settle in for some Christmas classics. And we know which ones are at the top of the list. A Christmas Story, Jingle All the Way, Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Bad Santa are certainly favorites. But a little unknown fact is that all of these movies have gotten sequels. You might not realize that because they are all equally terrible.

So which movie has the absolute worst Christmas sequel? Well, we can scratch Friday After Next off the list, because the original was never a Christmas movie to begin with. But at the top of the list surely has to be A Christmas Story 2. While the original is so popular that it plays for 24 hours straight on Christmas day, the only place you're likely to see the sequel is playing on a loop in Hell. Sure, it has some fans, but
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Top Disc Seller for Second Week

Despite the arrival of two popular new releases, Universal Pictures again topped both national home video sales charts the week ended Dec. 16 with “Despicable Me 3,” the fourth installment in the computer-animated comedy-adventure series produced by Illumination Entertainment.

The film, with a domestic theatrical gross of nearly $265 million, follows the 2015 offshoot “Minions” and is a sequel to 2013’s “Despicable Me 2.” It’s one of three 2017 films to earn more than $1 billion at the box office, worldwide.

Two new releases, 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsmen: The Golden Circle” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season,” bowed at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, on Npd VideoScan’s combined DVD/Blu-ray Disc sales chart as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“Kingsmen” sold 80.6% as many units its first week in stores as “Despicable Me 3” did in its second week of release, Npd research shows, with “Game of Thrones” trailing at 58.2%.

But given the significantly
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Elf Is the Top Christmas Movie of the 21st Century

With Christmas just a few days away, many will be breaking out their favorite Christmas movies to watch with their family and friends. FandangoNow, Fandango's premium digital video service, got into the holiday spirit by surveying more than 1,000 movie fans, asking what their favorite Christmas movies were, which were made in the 21st Century, from 2000 and on, and the winner was the 2003 holiday classic Elf. Here's what Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis had to say about this beloved Christmas movie in a brief statement.

"Elf is the most beloved holiday movie in my household because it's a film that makes you feel warm, happy and silly, and everyone needs some of that come the holidays. That, plus Will Ferrell's elf antics will never get old!"

The top 5 holiday movies are rounded out by The Polar Express, Love Actually, which actually got a Love Actually 2 sequel of sorts on
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What to Watch Christmas Weekend: TheWrap’s Holiday TV Viewing Guide

  • The Wrap
Christmas weekend is upon us and that means it’s the one time a year you can binge holiday movies to your heart’s content. Yes, it’s the one time a year you can do it without annoying everyone around you. And to make sure you squeeze every last drop out of the holidays, TheWrap has compiled a TV viewing guide to help you on your journey through the weekend. You know “Elf,” and “Christmas Vacation,” and “The Polar Express,” and “The Santa Clause” — and of course you recall that most famous holiday movie of all: “A Christmas Story.
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From Tim Allen to Tom Hanks: The 15 Most Memorable Cinematic Santas

From Tim Allen to Tom Hanks: The 15 Most Memorable Cinematic Santas
Who rocks the best bowl-full-of-jelly belly in movie history? Father Christmas has shown up in enough movies that he has his own subgenre: the Santa Claus movie, a whole category of family friendly fantasy films dedicated to exploring the magic of St. Nick.

Here are some of the most memorable movie portrayals of Santa Claus.

1. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The gold standard for cinematic Santa Clauses, Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who insists he’s the real thing. Gwenn’s performance as Kringle was so convincing that he won the Oscar for Best Supporting
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Morecambe & Wise top poll of nation's most memorable Christmas TV

Comedy duo more memorable than the Queen’s Speech, though younger viewers are more likely to recall watching Doctor Who and Elf

Years after they last appeared as the Christmas centrepiece on BBC One, The Morecambe & Wise Show is still the most memorable festive TV programme according to the British public. Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise were the highest-rated BBC Christmas Day show in eight of the nine years between 1969 and 1977, and they have just topped a survey of Christmas TV memories.

BBC researchers asked UK viewers the programmes they “most clearly remember watching over Christmas” within their lifetime. Morecambe and Wise topped the list, with the Queen’s speech coming second. The public’s top TV memories also included The Snowman and Top of the Pops.

Related: French & Saunders, Black Mirror and Doctor Who: your Christmas TV planner

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25 Extreme Santa Scenes From Your Favorite Holiday Movies

<p>Santa Claus is supposed to be jolly and happy soul, but movies have not always portrayed him this way. In many films, Santa resorts to violence instead of caring and it happens in some pretty shocking ways. </p> <p>Take a stroll down memory lane to relive some of these crazy scenes from all your favorite Christmas films. The Santa Clause trilogy features a lot of crazy moments including multiple Santa deaths and some shovel action. In Elf, a department store Santa gets a little crazy when Buddy accuses him of being a fake. In Bad Santa, Santa teaches some pretty dirty boxing lessons and in Bad Santa 2 he gets into a fight with another street Santa. In the film Fred Claus, Fred takes on a number of Santas in the middle of a toy store. Santa’s Slay features an evil Kris Kringle who even attacks a puppy. Rise of
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10 Magical Christmas Movie Soundtracks

Sean Wilson gets ready for the festive season by firing up a playlist of essential seasonal tunes…

What’s a Christmas movie without a sprinkling of musical magic? Many of our favourite festive hits are defined by their soundtracks, so, in the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up 10 classic scores that never fail to put a smile on our faces.

Home Alone

One simply cannot celebrate Christmas, or indeed compile a Yuletide soundtrack list, without John Williams’ heartwarming masterpiece. A late replacement for Young Sherlock Holmes composer Bruce Broughton, Williams once again demonstrated his ability to redefine practically any genre. Featuring a host of memorable themes, anchored by the whimsical ‘Somewhere in My Memory’, plus some drum-machine laden action material and some truly heavenly original carols (‘Star of Bethlehem’ being the absolute highlight), Home Alone set a new standard for Christmas scores.

Die Hard

Yes, despite all the current internet speculation,
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Grab Some Hot Cocoa and Check Out Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Are you ready for Freeform's annual Christmas extravaganza? Just like its festive 13 Nights of Halloween lineup, the network is taking charge of the holidays with a 25-day selection of movies that will give you plenty of reasons to stay inside on your couch where it's warm all December long. From Elf to The Nightmare Before Christmas (which is technically a Halloween movie, but whatever), check out everything that's coming to Freeform below. RelatedThe 19 Best Christmas Movies You Can Watch on Netflix
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The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower Raises a Baby Frankenstein

Kichy-Kichy-Koo! Baby Frankenstein is ready to begin his reign of tot-sized terror, and this stitched up little scamp ain’t playing around! Read on for the first poster and trailer. Directed by Jon YonKondy, Baby Frankenstein stars Andre Gower (The Monster Squad), Eileen Rosen (Blue Valentine), Patrick McCartney (Elf), Mason Carver (Outpost Earth), Ian Barling, T. […]

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