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‘Hunters’ Review: Nazi Revenge Fantasy Goes Big on Grindhouse Style

In the second episode of Amazon’s pulpy new drama Hunters, a team of anti-Nazi vigilantes, led by concentration camp survivor Meyer Hoffman (Al Pacino), confronts a former concentration camp commander who now lives a posh life in late-Seventies America. Hoffman’s group surrounds the Nazi and reads testimonials of the many atrocities he committed against his Jewish prisoners during World War II. It is a chilling moment, powerful because of its solemnity.

And then Hoffman proceeds to torture the man by blasting Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” at
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Bradley Cooper lined up to play Barry Gibb in Bee Gees biopic

Bradley Cooper lined up to play Barry Gibb in Bee Gees biopic
Actor’s repertoire of musical roles may expand to story of Saturday Night Fever disco superstars – after he’s played composer Leonard Bernstein

Bradley Cooper is in line to play bouffant-haired Bee Gee Barry Gibb in a forthcoming film about the huge-selling band, it has been reported.

Cooper, who is preparing to direct and star in a biopic of celebrated composer Leonard Bernstein, has apparently been approached for the role of the eldest of the singing Gibb brothers in a production being developed by Bohemian Rhapsody’s Graham King. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is also listed among the film’s producers.
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RuPaul's Dirty Charades Game Will Make You Blush

RuPaul's Dirty Charades Game Will Make You Blush
You better work! On Thursday, RuPaul treated The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon audience to a round of his favorite game Dirty Charades. After sharing with host Jimmy Fallon that he loves to have a laugh, the RuPaul Drag Race star led the host in his raunchy version of the game, where popular movie, song and television titles have been changed with provocative terms. Showing Jimmy how it's done, RuPaul acted out the first clue. Standing up, he emulated John Travolta's iconic hustle from Saturday Night Fever, which Jimmy recognized right away. But unbeknownst to the Saturday Night Live alum, the classic 1977 film had been altered to "Saturday Night Beaver" to fit the theme of the...
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Jonas Brothers Pay Homage to ‘Risky Business,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Say Anything’ in ‘What a Man Gotta Do’ Video

Jonas Brothers Pay Homage to ‘Risky Business,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Say Anything’ in ‘What a Man Gotta Do’ Video
Jonas Brothers enlist their significant others — Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas — in the new video for their single, “What a Man Gotta Do.” The respective spouses of Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas previously appeared in the siblings’ video for “Sucker.”

In the rollout to the visual’s Thursday midnight release, hints about the video’s themes were revealed via retro movie posters mirroring classic late Seventies and Eighties films. Danielle Jonas shared a Say Anything-styled image, Chopra’s recalled Risky Business and Turner’s mimicked Grease. For their mates’ part,
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Whatever Happened to Cynthia Rhoades?

Usually when writing a piece like this, at least lately, I can honestly say that the person in question is still working and that asking ‘what happened to them?’ is more of a way of wondering just why they’re not front and center in show business. With Cynthia Rhodes however, the truth is that she did retire in 1991, stepping out of the spotlight so that she could raise her family and take things down a notch. Some folks might remember her from Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever, but it’s a lot more likely that a lot

Whatever Happened to Cynthia Rhoades?
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So, How Was Your Decade, Nile Rodgers?

So, How Was Your Decade, Nile Rodgers?
So, How Was Your Decade is a series in which the decade’s most innovative musicians answer our questionnaire about the music, culture and memorable moments that shaped their decade. We’ll be rolling these pieces out throughout December.

For more than 40 years now, Nile Rodgers has been proving himself to be one of pop’s most bankable hitmakers. In the Seventies, he served as one of the masterminds behind Chic and helped make hit albums for Sister Sledge. In the Eighties, he made monumental records with Diana Ross, Madonna,
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Grease Reunion Has John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reprising Their Characters

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Grease Reunion Has John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reprising Their Characters
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited as Danny and Sandy from Grease. This marks the first time that the duo have been in costume as the characters since they made the movie in 1978. Newton-John wore Sandy's yellow skirt with a white blouse while Travolta wore all black with a leather jacket. The two were later spotted both wearing leather jackets. Newton-John and Travolta took part in the "Meet n' Grease" sing-along event at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday evening.

Olivia Newton-John was very excited about the reunion, even though she and John Travolta are still very close. She posted an image of the two on social media and said, "First time in costume since we made the movie! So excited!!" Fans of Grease will be happy to see that Newton-John, who has been battling cancer, and Travolta look pretty much like they did back in 1978. In addition,
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John Travolta Ready for Quentin Tarantino Reunion, but ‘You Never Want to Force Something’

John Travolta Ready for Quentin Tarantino Reunion, but ‘You Never Want to Force Something’
John Travolta and Quentin Tarantino were photographed together this week at a celebration for the director’s Oscar contender “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at The Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles (see photo above). Naturally, “Pulp Fiction” fans were left wondering if the filmmaker and the actor might ever reunite in the future. In an interview with Deadline following the “Hollywood” party, Deadline asked Travolta if he would be interested in reuniting with Tarantino. The actor made it seem like he wouldn’t hesitate at the chance, although he stressed that a collaboration with Tarantino could never be forced.

“I would love that,” Travolta said about re-teaming with Tarantino. “These great directors, they hire you because 90% of their job is done when they cast you. Because they believe you’re the rightest person, so you don’t ever want to force something that isn’t organic. Look
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Retro-spective: Jet Force Gemini

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As far as shooters go, it’s not my favourite genre. I have nothing against them but I’m a very story-focused gamer and shooters can sometimes be light on that. However, like anything in life, there are exceptions to the rule. I grew up with a Nintendo 64 as a kid which would spoil you with great shooters, especially from a company known as Rareware. There was Goldeneye and Perfect Dark but the one that really stuck with me was Jet Force Gemini which has recently turned twenty years old.

Jet Force Gemini centres around twins Juno and Vela and their military dog, Lupus, who are part of a space military squadron called Jet Force. At the beginning, they’re the survivors of an attack by space tyrant, Mizar, but they don’t get away for long. In the midst of the ambush, the three of them are forced to
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John Travolta Wants An Oscar for Fred Durst’s The Fanatic

Earlier this year, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directed Pulp Fiction and Saturday Night Fever actor John Travolta in the thriller called The Fanatic. And today it turns out the Travolta thinks a whole hell of a lot about his own performance as we’ve learned the actor has been making the rounds campaigning for Academy […]

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Fred Durst's The Fanatic Launches Oscar Campaign for John Travolta

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Fred Durst's The Fanatic Launches Oscar Campaign for John Travolta
For those of you out there that may have missed it earlier this year, once upon a time great actor John Travolta starred as a sad-sack stalker named Moose in co-writer/director Fred "I did it all for the Nookie" Durst's psychological thriller The Fanatic. And today we've just received word that Travolta seems to think his performance in the much-maligned motion picture deserves an Academy Award nomination.

Our attention to the John Travolta "For Your Consideration" ad campaign was brought about via a guy named Will Mavity over on Twitter, who tweeted one of Travolta's campaign posters with the caption:

"Omfg Travolta Is Running Fyc Ads For The Fanatic (the movie with a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes). I swear to god this is not a bit. People made jokes about him doing this for Gotti last year and he actually did it asghfkj."

You can check out Mavity's tweet below,
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Hulu in December: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

  • The Wrap
Hulu is out with its monthly list of everything coming and going. This December, new additions include Season 6 of “Younger,” two new episodes of “Into the Dark,” and Season 3 of “Marvel’s Runaways.”

According to Hulu’s description, here’s what’s going on in the the new season of “Younger”: “After Liza lands her dream job by posing as a millennial, she realizes that the truth is much better than fiction.” That’s out Dec. 3.

Season 3 of “Marvel’s Runaways,” in which the Runaways search for their captured friends, is out Dec. 13.

Also Read: FX Moves 4 Shows to Hulu, Will Produce Original Series for Streaming Service

On Dec. 6, “Into The Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work” finds a mid-level employee at a big company faced with a challenge: in order to climb the corporate ladder, he must beat his co-worker in a violent competition.

On Dec. 27 comes “Into The Dark: Midnight Kiss,
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2020 Grammy predictions: ‘A Star is Born’ could be the first Album of the Year soundtrack winner in 18 years

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2020 Grammy predictions: ‘A Star is Born’ could be the first Album of the Year soundtrack winner in 18 years
Soundtrack albums are rare when it comes to Grammy winners for Album of the Year. Only three have ever won the top prize, and none in 18 years. Could “A Star is Born” end that drought?

To date, the three honored soundtracks were “Saturday Night Fever” (1979), “The Bodyguard” (1994) and most recently “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2002). Other movie music compilations have been nominated over the years but haven’t won, including “West Side Story” (1962), “The Sound of Music” (1966), “Grease” (1979), “Flashdance” (1984), “Beauty and the Beast” (1993), “Waiting to Exhale” (1997) and “Black Panther” (2019).

The good news for “A Star is Born” is that we already know the recording academy likes it. Its centerpiece ballad, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s duet “Shallow,” won two Grammys last year and was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. But the whole soundtrack album wasn’t eligible until now because of the Grammys’ unique eligibility period.
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer Anthony McCarten in Talks to Write Bee Gees Biopic

  • The Wrap
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer Anthony McCarten in Talks to Write Bee Gees Biopic
Bohemian Rhapsody” screenwriter Anthony McCarten is in talks to write the script for the music biopic film based on the life and career of the Bee Gees, two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The film about the disco and pop group is in the works at Paramount Pictures, which purchased the life rights to the Gibb family estate on behalf of Gk FilmsGraham King. Paramount will distribute and co-finance along with Amblin Partners and Sister, the new company from Stacey Snider, Elisabeth Murdoch and “Chernobyl” producer Jane Featherstone.

McCarten is a three-time Oscar nominee who has been on a roll with biopics. He most recently wrote the Netflix film, “The Two Popes,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, and previously worked with King on the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. He was nominated for his work on “Darkest Hour
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‘The Two Popes’ Scribe Anthony McCarten In Bee Gees Pic Talks

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‘The Two Popes’ Scribe Anthony McCarten In Bee Gees Pic Talks
Exclusive: Anthony McCarten is in talks to write the script for the Bee Gees movie that Paramount Pictures is making with producer-financier Sister, Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King’s Gk Films, and Amblin Partners. The Oscar-nominated McCarten most recently scripted the upcoming Netflix film The Two Popes, the Fernando Meirelles-directed drama that stars Anthony Hopkins as Catholic Church Pope Benedict and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis. That film will be released November 27.

McCarten has the distinction of having written three recent biopics that resulted in Best Actor trophies for the stars of those films. Eddie Redmayne won for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Gary Oldman won for Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour and most recently Rami Malek won for Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, which was produced by King. I can imagine a spray-tanned Hugh Jackman making a good match for the rugged-looking falsetto-vocalizing Barry Gibb,
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Bee Gees Biopic in the Works From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer

A music biopic about Rock Hall-inducted hitmakers the Bee Gees is in the works, with Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King, Paramount Pictures and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners shepherding the project.

King’s Gk Films, which brought the box office hit and Oscar-nominated Queen biopic to the big screen, secured to the life rights to the Gibb brothers’ story as well as the group’s music rights, Deadline first reported. Paramount Pictures, which found success in the Elton John biopic Rocketman, and production company Sister are also attached to the film.
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The Bee Gees Biopic Happening with Bohemian Rhapsody Producer

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The Bee Gees Biopic Happening with Bohemian Rhapsody Producer
Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King is collaborating with Paramount Pictures and Sister to develop The Bee Gees biopic movie. Even if you don't know the name, you've certainly heard their music, as the musical trio have sold more than 220 million records worldwide to become one of the highest-selling groups in history. The deal comes after Paramount purchased the rights on behalf of King to the Gibb family estate, which will allow them to use actual Bee Gees music for the movie. The upstart producer-financier Sister will also be on board as either a producing partner or co-financier.

Although The Bee Gees first began performing as early as 1958, the group is best known for their unique brand of music from the late '60s and early '70s. For better or for worse, the group has been credited for prolonging the disco era with their music for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
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A Bee Gees Biopic Is Reportedly In Development

Paramount Pictures are reportedly looking to bring a Bee Gees biopic to screens. The news come via Deadline who report that the film is in active development with Graham King amongst those behind the project. The rights were snapped up by the studio and those memorable songs, that include the likes of Saturday Night Fever, Night Fever, How Deep Is You Love and many more will be able to be used in the planned movie.

The Bee Gees hailed from Manchester, England and sold a whopping 220 million records all over the world. They were behind the famous Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack, one of the best-selling of all time. The band, made up of the brothers Gibb, Barry, Maurice and Robin, were active from the 1950s and changed their sound over the decades that followed, constantly changing with trends in music. They also collaborated with many internationally renowned artists, including Celine Dion,
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Bee Gees Biopic in the Works with Paramount, Bohemian Rhapsody Producer

Joseph Baxter Oct 31, 2019

A biopic about legendary pop siblings The Bee Gees is being spearheaded by Paramount Pictures.

The Bee Gees are set for an outbreak of their signature brand of night fever at theaters, with the story of the iconic Aussie sibling pop act set to join the recent genre surge of music biopics in the aftermath of Rami Malek's acclaimed performance as Queen's Freddie Mercury in the hit movie, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Indeed, a yet-to-be-titled biopic project centered on the 220 million-record-selling trio, The Bee Gees, will be brought about by a producer trifecta spearheaded by Paramount Pictures, reports Deadline. Paramount acquired the rights to dramatize the story from the Gibb family estate, chronicling the travails of siblings Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb from their beginnings as a rock act, career nadirs and, ultimately, their reinvention as disco kings, culminating with their culturally-ubiquitous smash hits from the soundtrack of 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer to Next Tackle a Bee Gees Biopic for Paramount

It worked for Queen. It worked for Elton John. Why not tackle the Bee Gees next? As reported by Deadline, Paramount Pictures and producer Graham King are producing a biopic about the Bee Gees, the iconic disco-pop trio formed by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The group had massive hits in the 1970s like "Staying Alive" and "More Than a Woman," and underscored one of the most acclaimed films of that era: Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta. No jive talkin' here: the Bee Gees' journey just might make quite the picture. King recently struck box office and …
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