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Dazed and Confused was a cult classic movie and now its director, Richard Linklater writes and directs Everybody Wants Some.
Based in the 80's, Everybody Wants Some follows a set of teens as they start out at college and the inevitable hazing, drinking, parties and girls that all come as part of college. Jake is a fresher who's just moved into his new frat house, charming and attractive he's an instant hit with the ladies however winning the friendship of the older guys in the house won't be as easy.
Having written, produced and directed Dazed & Confused in 1993, Richard Linklater has gone on to direct some of our favourite films including School Of Rock and the 2014 film Boyhood which was filmed in real time intermittently from 2002 to 2013.
A re-boot of the beloved 1980s animated TV series, 'Jem and the Holograms' hits the big screen in a live action adventure directed by Jon M. Chu, who opens up about the concept of the movie with cartoon creator Christy Marx and stars Aubrey Peeples, Hayley Kiyoko and Molly Ringwald.
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Jerrica Benton lives an uneventful life with her sister Kimber, Aunt Bailey and her foster daughters - but all that's about to change. Jerrica has a secret talent for music, and Kimber doesn't want her to keep it to herself. She secretly films her playing a song and uploads it on to the internet where it goes viral. Pretty soon, they are recruited by the biggest record company in the world who want to turn them, in turn, into the biggest pop group in the world. That means changing their image, their personalities and even their names as Jerrica and her sisters become Jem and the Holograms. The world of fans and touring might be amazing, but pretty soon tensions within the group start to rise as fame causes them to lose sight of who they really are underneath the facade.
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Masi Oka will return to the 'Heroes' franchise as Hiro Nakamura for the upcoming mini-series, 'Heroes Reborn'.
Masi Oka, the actor best known for his role as Hiro Nakamura in Heroes, will be reprising his role in the upcoming spin-off of the hit NBC show, Heroes Reborn. The 40-year-old actor is set to guest star in the upcoming mini-series.
Masi Oka will guest star in Heroes Reborn.
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For her first film role in two years, Jennifer Lopez chose the sudsy romantic-stalker drama The Boy Next Door, which she also produced. And she admits there was something irresistibly relatable about the character which she plays.
Jennifer Lopez stars in her first film in two years
"We knew we were making a popcorn thriller," she said, "but the character for me was something that seemed a perfect fit for right now. I really could relate to what she's been through, being at the point in her life where her relationship falls apart. She's left feeling that sense of worthlessness, like she doesn't belong anywhere. So I think people can understand making a mistake in a moment like that."
Continue reading: 'The Boy Next Door' Puts Jennifer Lopez's Sexuality Centre Stage
A cheesy TV movie ramped up with language and violence, this sudsy thriller is far more fun to watch than it should be. With its tepid spin on the plot of Fatal Attraction, the film strains to be a bunny-boiler, but entertains the audience because it's so preposterous that not a single moment is remotely believable. And since the cast refuses to play it straight, camping it up while smirking at the camera, it's enjoyable in all the wrong ways.
Jennifer Lopez stars as Claire, a high school teacher who has recently split from her husband Garrett (John Corbett) and is still getting used to life on her own with teen son Kevin (Ian Nelson). Then the astoundingly hunky 19-year-old Noah (played by 27-year-old Ryan Guzman) moves in next door with his invalid uncle (Jack Wallace) after his parents die in a fiery car crash. Super friendly, Noah quickly begins to help Kevin stand up to the school bullies and pursue the hot girl (Lexi Atkins). But Noah also begins to flirt relentlessly with Claire, and in a moment of neediness she gives in. While she sees this as a mildly transgressive restorative fling, Noah thinks it's true love, and pursues her tenaciously. And when Claire begins to trying to patch things up with Garrett, Noah takes Kevin out for a bit of gun practice.
Despite a tendency to drift into grisly violence, there's nothing edgy here. It's a swirling storm of innuendo and suggestion, with a strong sense of menace that never quite convinces us, even with a couple of gruesome plot points. This may be because the camera clearly loves Lopez so much that we know she's never in danger.
Continue reading: The Boy Next Door Review
Oh dear, Jennifer Lopez.
Maybe critics spoke too soon when they effectively declared Johnny Depp's Mortdecai as the worst movie of 2015 - already. Paramount is throwing another iron into the furnace of January offloads with The Boy Next Door - a thriller starring the R&B superstar Jennifer Lopez in her first acting role since Parker in 2013.
Jennifer Lopez shooting The Boy Next Door in Los Angeles
It's all rather formulaic fare and stars Lopez as a high school teacher who, in the midst of a divorce, has a one night stand with a younger neigbor, who goes on to develop a dangerous obsession with her.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez's 'The Boy Next Door' Fails On All Levels
Life is complicated enough for teacher, Claire (Jennifer Lopez). Her husband, Kevin (Ian Nelson) is having an affair with his secretary and their marriage is close to falling apart entirely. With Kevin barely around, she is left struggling to do some of the work around the house and raise her son. Until the young and fit boy next door, Noah (Ryan Guzman) offers a helping hand. In a moment of weakness, Claire falls for Noah and they being their own affair. But when Claire calls it off, things get thrown way out of proportion. Noah tries to reveal the truth and has himself transferred to her class at school. While trying to tear apart her career, Noah also seems intent on killing Claire's husband. He is far for the quiet boy next door she thought.
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When the first Step Up appeared in 2006, the reviews were fairly scathing (it's rated only 19% on Rotten Tomatoes). But audiences loved it (83%), and the box office success spawned a sequel. Somehow we're now up to a fifth instalment in the franchise, as Step Up: All In opens this weekend in the UK and next week in America. So the question is what makes this series so successful? It certainly isn't the predictable plotlines.
From Left to Right: Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani and Ryan Guzman
"We have the top dancers in the entire world, pretty much," said Adam Sevani, who has appeared as Moose four of the five movies. "I guess what Step Up is about is having the best of the best and pushing the limit of what we did in the previous movies. We've definitely pushed the envelope with this one. We've got earth, wind and fire in there!"
Continue reading: Step Up: All In Is Like A Family Reunion
Step Up movies are known for their trite, formulaic plots and eye-catching dance set-pieces, and this instalment in the series certainly won't disappoint the fans. What makes this one slightly more fun is the fact that the filmmakers remember not to take anything quite so seriously. The melodrama is undercut with sardonic humour, the gyrations of the plot are so obvious that the script doesn't even bother to mislead us, and the dance scenes are fantastically over the top.
After The Mob dance crew conquered Miami in Step Up 4, they moved to Los Angeles, but found fame rather fickle. When they lose another job to their rival Jasper (Stephen Stevo Jones), head of The Grim Knights, they decide to go back home. But Sean (Ryan Guzman) has nothing to return to, so opts to stay, even though it means working as a cleaner at a salsa studio. This helps him reconnect with Step Up veteran Moose (Adam Sevani), and together they concoct a plan to form a new crew and enter the reality TV competition The Vortex, hosted by the preening Alexxa (Izabella Miko). With Moose's old pal Andie (Step Up 2's Brianna Evigan) on board, they bring together an appropriately eclectic team, which they name Lmntrix. And they head to Las Vegas for the big show.
It hardly needs to be said that Lmntrix are on a collision course to meet both The Mob and The Grim Knights in the final rounds. So with no suspense in the plot we can sit back and enjoy the dancing. And the choreographers have taken the Vegas theme to heart, designing routines that are more focussed on subtle power moves than street intensity. So each successive routine looks like another themed Cirque du Soleil number, building to a climax that will boggle the mind. Fortunately, all of this is directed with a light touch by choreographer Trish Sie, so it's easy to sit back and laugh with the cast rather than at them for a change.
Continue reading: Step Up: All In Review
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