Dirty Dancing is one of those staple romances of the 1980s that is still so popular today that it stands among the likes of Back to the Future, Jaws, and Ghostbusters as movies that are currently playing in drive-ins around the country and always seem to be on television every single weekend. Now it appears the popularity of the title has resulted in a nostalgic revival in the form of a new Dirty Dancing movie in the works at Lionsgate which will bring back the original film’s star, Jennifer Grey. Read More »
It’s been nearly a decade since Patrick Swayze left this world after battling pancreatic cancer for almost two years, so there’s no better time to look back fondly at the life and career of the man who made us swoon with his dance moves, smolders and roundhouse kicks.
I Am Patrick Swayze is a new documentary in the series of films from Paramount Network that look back at some of the late, great Hollywood stars who have left us far too soon. After covering the likes of Heath Ledger, Chris Farley, Richard Pryor, and Paul Walker, the latest installment brings an impressive line-up of Patrick Swayze’s co-stars to eulogize the Dirty Dancing and Ghost star, and even his wife, singer and actress Lisa Niemi partakes in the memories. Watch the I Am Patrick Swayze trailer below for a sneak peek. Read More »
Briefly: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is having a big news day. He’s attached to adapt Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and he’s now officially been revealed as the lead voice in Disney’s English-language release of Hayao Miyazaki‘s final film, The Wind Rises.
Gordon-Levitt will voice Jiro Horikoshi, a talented engineer who spends his life building planes, only to realize he can’t fix everything. The actor will be joined by an impressive list of names including his Looper co-star Emily Blunt, her husband John Krasinski, as well as Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, William H. Macy, Werner Herzog (!), Mae Whitman, Jennifer Grey, Darren Criss, Elijah Wood and Ronan Farrow.
The English dubbed version will be released February 21. [USA Today]