Remember this YouTube sensation? The group of Filipino inmates dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" inside a prison courtyard? Well, they are bound to be movie stars!
According to the Huffington Post, the movie will be called "Dance of the Steel Bars" and was shot in the Cebu provincial prison, the same place where more than one thousand inmates danced to "Thriller." Some of the inmates will appear in the movie as well.
This B-movie extravaganza stars Patrick Bergin (remember him?), the mean husband of Julia Roberts in "Sleeping with the Enemy." Filipino heartthrob, Dingdong Dantes, co-stars.
The melodramatic plot? Bergin is Frank Parish, a retired U.S. firefighter and philanthropist wrongly jailed for murder in the Philippines. Ala "The Fugitive" no?
In prison, Parish befriends Mando, played by Dantes, a murdered who doesn't want to embrace his penchant for dancing because it's too gay! And then, there's Allona (Joey Paras), a tranny who teaches and uses dance as a form of prison rehabilitation.
Wow, it's like "The Fugitive" meets "Step Up" by way of "The Crying Game." HA!
Marnie Manicad co-directed the fictional film with television reporter, Cesar Apolinario. The screenplay is written by Cris Lim from a story by Manicad, her husband Jiggy, and Apolinario.
"Dance of the Steel Bars" will be released in the Philippines on June 12 of this year. Hopefully, we'll get to see the film here in the U.S. because gosh darn it, I want to dance!
For now, lets relive their moment, the Michael Jackson "Thriller" sensation!
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The horrors! DreamWorks has announced plans for a big film (perhaps an Oscar bait) about the Catholic Church's child sexual abuse scandal in Massachusetts. Controversy!
The studio and Participant Media have acquired film rights to the story of the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of its pedophile priests in Massachusetts uncovered by the Boston Globe according to THR.
In a move certain to spark controversy, DreamWorks Studios and Participant Media have acquired film rights to the story of the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of its pedophile priests in Massachusetts as uncovered during a yearlong investigation by the Boston Globe.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning series will be co-written by Tom McCarthy ("Win Win") and Josh Singer ("The Fifth Estate" -- the WikiLeaks movie!). McCarthy will also direct the film.
Not quite sure how to feel about this movie! But then, "Win Win" was an excellent film so McCarthy may give us a thought-provoking flick!
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The "Harry Potter" series! Yay fans!
The super-successful franchise has the most popular official movie page on Facebook with more than 60 million likes according to statista.com
And the runner-ups are:
"Fast & Furious"
Here's the graph from Statista:
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This is the best story I've heard in a while!
Disney and Pixar are moving forward to making a "Finding Nemo" sequel, this time it's going to be called "Finding Dory."
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!
I think "Finding Nemo" is the best Pixar movie ever made and Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, is certainly one of the most memorable characters of the Disney/Pixar world.
In a statement, DeGeneres said, “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time...I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”
Yes, Ellen, we've waited for this day for a long, long, long, long time as well!
The sequel is supposedly set on the California coastline and will be one year after the events of "Finding Nemo." "Finding Dory" will include many characters we fell in love with in the original such as Marlin, the Tank Gang, and of course, Nemo.
Andrew Stanton, the guy who wrote and directed the first "Finding Nemo" in 2003 will helm the sequel. Stanton was also universally panned with his "John Carter" flick last year.
Also returning is Albert Brooks who voiced Marlin in the original.
So save the date, "Finding Dory" will swim into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015 just in time for your Thanksgiving!
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"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" Blasts Away Competition with $41.2 Million; "The Place Beyond the Pines" Makes Headlines at Specialty Box-Office
Good things come to those who wait, at least for Paramount Pictures. The studio shelved "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and waited nine months from its original release date and voila, the sequel hit box-office gold. The action extravaganza featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Channing Tatum debuted at No. 1 with $41.2 million. The film opened Wednesday at midnight bringing its domestic total to $51.7 million.
The sequel to G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" also marched at the top of the international box office earning $80.3 million. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" opened worldwide with a very muscular $132 million box-office total.
Previous weekend's box office champ, "The Croods," from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox slipped to No. 2 with $26.5 million. At No. 3 was "Tyler Perry's Temptation" with $22.3 million.
Not doing so well was Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" follow-up, "The Host." Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel, the sci-fi romance debuted at No. 6 with just $11 million.
Good news at the specialty box-office was brought upon by Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines." Opening in just four theaters, the Focus Features film starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes grossed $270, 184 for a per theater average of $67,546.
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for the weekend of March 29th:
1. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” $41.2 million ($80.3 million international).
2. “The Croods,” $26.5 million ($52.5 million international).
3. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” $22.3 million.
4. “Olympus Has Fallen,” $14 million.
5. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $11.6 million ($22.2 million international).
6. “The Host,” $11 million ($6 million international).
7. “The Call,” $4.8 million.
8. “Admission,” $3.2 million.
9. “Spring Breakers,” $2.7 million.
10. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” $1.3 million.
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