I am normally not much of a shmoopy wedding video type, but this couple’s reenactment of a famous scene from “Dirty Dancing” at their wedding has me freaking out. Slayed, I tell you. Near tears! This couple is impressive. Somewhere out there, our dear departed Patrick Swayze is shedding a happy tear for Terra and Drake. Enjoy! [People]
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This Couple Re-Enacting “Dirty Dancing” Will Restore Your Faith In Love And Maybe Humanity In General
Exactly 26 years ago today— August 21, 1987— greatness was bestowed upon us in the form of the classic love story, “Dirty Dancing.”
To celebrate the anniversary of my all-time favorite flick and one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all-time, The Frisky is teaming up with Idolator.com to re-listen to the entire original soundtrack starting at 4 p.m. EST.
Make sure you’re following both @TheFrisky AND @Idolator on Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #DDSoundtrack to chime in on your favorite “Dirty Dancing” moments as we guide you through the musical perfection song-by-song.
We’ll see you at exactly 4 p.m. ET today (Wednesday, August 21), as we press “play” together. To join in on the party, click here (and scroll down for the playlist).
On August 21, 1987— 26 years ago tomorrow — director Emile Ardolino released greatness upon the world in the form of a classic love story (and my all-time favorite flick!), “Dirty Dancing.”
Not only did the originally low-budget film become a box office hit, but it’s left a lasting impression on generations to come, thanks to what I like to call the movie magic trifecta: a great plot with one-liners you can recite from memory (“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”), memorable characters (I would still have a life-sized Johnny Castle cardboard cutout in my house if it weren’t for a flood in my basement), and, most importantly, an epic soundtrack.
In “Crazy Stupid Love” — that funny rom-com starring Ryan Gosling so you know I’ve seen in 20,000 times — Gosling’s character explains to Emma Stone that women want to sleep with him as soon as they find out that he can do the lift from “Dirty Dancing.” I have come to the conclusion that Taylor Swift has seen that film more than I have because A) it’s totally her kind of movie and I know this because I get Taylor Swift, B) she’s pals with Emma Stone, and C) she managed to convince new boyfriend Harry Styles (from One Direction) to do the lift with her at a club this week. In conclusion, while Taylor may be having the time of her life, no one should ever do this again. It’s officially jumped the shark. [MTV]
Listen, I don’t want to be posting this often about The Gos. I really don’t. Every time I watch a video of him or see a super sexy photo (aka all photos of him ever), I feel like a diabetic who’s been locked inside a cupcake shop. Look but don’t touch! Or else someone will file a restraining order! Anyway, Ryan is promoting “Crazy Stupid Love” like, well, crazy this week and he can’t help but do something blog-worthy during each appearance, so bear with me. This is my job. I am answering the call of duty. Here he is demonstrating his “Dirty Dancing” move on Al Roker. Nobody puts Ryan in a corner. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Lately, we’ve been noticing that no movie from your childhood (or your parents’ for that matter) is safe from being remade. “Annie” is being rebooted with Willow Smith in the lead role and new songs by Jay-Z. Warner Brothers is currently working on a remake of “The Bodyguard,” the Whitney Houston classic. Kate Winslet recently rocked period garb for a reimagining of “Mildred Pierce.” Oh, and did we mention that “Dirty Dancing” is getting the remake treatment, too? Sometimes, remakes are a great idea. Other times—and let’s be honest, usually—we wish filmmakers would leave good enough alone. So, we decided to steal a play from New York Magazine and make an Approval Matrix of all the movie remakes. After the jump, the details on these movies. In the comments, sound off on any movies you think we’ve wrongly categorized. And let us know where you’d place the remakes we didn’t include. Keep reading »
Did you know that “Dancing with the Stars” exists in other countries? Yeah, I didn’t either, but I guess I live under a rock. Anyway, I don’t have any clue who these “stars” are on the Argentinian version of the show, but I found them way more entertaining than Bristol Palin or that Pussycat Doll chick. But maybe that’s because the dancing on Argentina’s “Dancing with the Stars” is practically NC-17-worthy. There’s g-strings and dry humping and miming oral sex and I am pretty sure someone had an orgasm at the end there. All around, I give this performance a 10! Keep reading »
I was 10 years old when my mother took me to the movies to see “Dirty Dancing.” I, like so many women, fell head over heels in love—with the movie, with the soundtrack, and most definitely with Patrick Swayze. I loved that movie so much that when I couldn’t sleep at night I used to recite the movie in my head line by line.
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- Bloggers Em & Lo are celebrating the life of Patrick Swayze by discussing what they learned about love and romance from “Dirty Dancing.” [Em & Lo]
- Why was 50 Cent on the “Rachael Ray Show” today? Oh yeah, he’s trying to put his iron in every fire possible. [F-Listed] — These are two of my least favorite celebrities.
- Creators of the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando have revealed that the park will include a “Forbidden Journey” ride set in Hogwarts Castle. [Reuters] — Sounds like my own personal hell, but I know Potter fans are jumping for joy.
It’s the year of the dance movie remakes. First, “Footloose,” and now Lionsgate has announced the epic comeback of “Dirty Dancing.” The original not only turned Patrick Swayze into a star, but pulled in more than $200 million back in 1987 and was the first movie ever to sell a million video copies. Julia Dahl (“Uptown Girls”) will be writing the remake script, but there’s no news on who’ll be cast as Johnny or Baby, or whether they’ll bring back original choreographer Kenny Ortega (who directed the “High School Musical” series). [The Guardian]
“Dirty Dancing” was my fave when I was a tween, but after the disaster that was “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” I hope they don’t screw this up! I’ve got some suggestions on how to not murder the classic movie memories. Keep reading »