Paper Heart

Mean Magazine has created a new series of online short films called CineMash, which lets celebrity talent mash up their favorite scenes from classic movies. In past weeks we’ve posted Sid and Nancy starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Marc Webb (the director of 500 Days of Summer), Cheech & Chong enter the computer world of Tron to settle a heated debate about the price of cannabis, and the cult action flick Point Break starring Reno 911’s Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant and Human Giant’s Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel.

Last week, while we were caught in the Comic-Con madness, we missed the latest cinemash release — Channing Tatum (GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart) play “an appealingly off-beat couple wax romantic and can’t stop moving to the music as they mix intimacy and hilarity in a scene from the megahit movie” Dirty Dancing.. The short is written by Paper Heart writer/director Nicholas Jasenovec and Kashy Khaledi and written by Jasenovec and Yi. Watch it now after the jump.
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Bad Ideas: Spoofing Dance Movies

Dirty Dancing

I thought the first Scary Movie was a smart spoof of the most modern horror genre. But the reinvention of the spoof genre has brought me so much pain and embarrassment. Epic Movie, Not Another Teen Movie, Date Movie, the many Scary Movie sequels – Why do people watch this crap? Whatever reason, it just doesn’t matter, because the people keep buying those tickets. And now The Weinstein Company has announced that they have greenlit a spoof of the dance movie genre. Digging a little deep are we?
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