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The Greatest Showman gets a series of Pop! Vinyl figures from Funko

Funko has unveiled its line of Pop! Movies vinyl figures for the musical drama The Greatest Showman which includes P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron), Anne Wheeler (Zendaya) and Lettie Lutz Aka the Bearded Lady (Keala Settle); take a look here…

The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman features a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.

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Zendaya's Already Accomplished a Lot in Her 22 Years - and She Has the Paychecks to Prove It

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With the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home expected to be a summer blockbuster - it hits theaters July 5 - its star Zendaya will no doubt add to not only her fame, but to her already sizable bankroll that's hovering around $5 million right now.

The actress and singer is currently worth about $5 million, according to reports, and considering Entity magazine put her around $4.5 million a couple years ago, that sounds about on par. That's in part thanks to her entertainment beginnings as a child model-and-backup-dancer-turned-Disney Channel star - she appeared in Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013 and starred in and produced K.C. Undercover from 2015 to 2018. Her success as a recording artist, her 2013 stint on Dancing With the Stars, and her book, Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years With Style and Confidence, are also to thank for her financial success.

Related: Zendaya's Sexy Confidence Shines Through
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Jessica Simpson Throws Daughter Maxwell a Greatest Showman-Inspired 6th Birthday Party

Jessica Simpson Throws Daughter Maxwell a Greatest Showman-Inspired 6th Birthday Party
Step right up for a birthday party fit for a fabulous kid! It looks like Jessica Simpson went all out for her firstborn, Maxwell's 6th birthday party. Inspired by Hugh Jackman's latest movie musical, The Greatest Showman, Simpson turned her backyard into a 1800s-style circus, complete with a tent, treats and a group of themed performers in character.   Meanwhile, her daughter drew her inspiration from Zendaya's role in the December film and sported pink hair and a purple leotard à la the character Anne Wheeler. The youngster even got the chance to fly like Anne with the help of a trapeze trampoline. But, that wasn't all!  E! News has learned Wham Bam Events...
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The Greatest Showman review – roll up, roll up, zone out

Hugh Jackman is having a great time as circus impresario Pt Barnum, but the audience are left shortchanged

Imagine Tod Browning’s 1932 pre-Code horror film Freaks asset-stripped by a third-rate Baz Luhrmann wannabe, the chilling refrain “one of us” sanitised into something closer to a soft-drink commercial tagline than a menace. Imagine a musical that, like its score, is all air-punching chorus and no verse; a featherlight film in which what meagre narrative there is unfolds in endless, oily musical montages. Imagine a film that replaces an emotional climax with a scene in which the main character rides an enormous CGI elephant covered in glitter. In fact, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to conjure up a film such as The Greatest Showman, which is an uninspired plod through the life of Pt Barnum (Hugh Jackman). For all the skittish, pirouetting camera and sparkles, the characterisation is barely
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Review: 'The Greatest Showman' Is 'a Shrill Blast of Nothing'

Review: 'The Greatest Showman' Is 'a Shrill Blast of Nothing'
How do you cast a virtuoso Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, spare no expense in production values, add a score by Oscar (La La Land) and Tony (Dear Evan Hansen) winners Ben Pasek and Justin Paul and still end up with the shrill blast of nothing that is The Greatest Showman? Ask first-time director Michael Gracey, who cut his teeth on commercials and music videos without ever mastering the crucial knack of building snippets of musical comedy and drama into a satisfying whole.

As scripted by TV writer Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City,
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Zendaya Transforms Into a Butterfly on 'Greatest Showman' Red Carpet

Zendaya Transforms Into a Butterfly on 'Greatest Showman' Red Carpet
Zendaya knows how to make an entrance!

The 21-year-old actress attended the premiere of The Greatest Showman on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia, wearing a show-stopping, butterfly-inspired dress from Moschino by Jeremy Scott. Letting the outfit do all the talking, Zendaya swept up her hair into an old Hollywood-style 'do and accessorized with simple stud earrings.

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The style-savvy star was joined on the red carpet by her handsome Greatest Showman co-stars, Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman, who both donned dapper blue suits.

In a recent interview with Et, Efron opened up about his "electric" smooch with Zendaya in the movie, declaring it his favorite onscreen kiss ever! The musical is inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, and celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

“Our characters go through so much in this movie,” Efron, who plays Phillip
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Review: Dir. Michael Gracy (2017)

The Greatest Showman review: Hugh Jackman leads the cast of this showbiz extravaganza about the life of showman P.T. Barnum.

The Greatest Showman review by Orestes Adam.

The Greatest Showman review

The first rule of showmanship, and subsequently cinema, is ‘show, don’t tell,’ the idea being that something seen is undeniably more visceral than something heard. Michael Gracy’s directorial musical feature film debut unfortunately forgets that entirely, as it tries so hard to convince the viewer that P.T. Barnum’s circus is “the greatest show,” while offering nothing for the audience to decide that for themselves. Starring an impressive cast that features Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams, all of whom have proved their musical virtuoso in the past, even they can’t save The Greatest Showman from its one-dimensional characterisations, an incredibly rushed narrative, and an ultimately unremarkable soundtrack.

Hugh Jackman stars as Phineas Taylor (P.
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The Greatest Showman review

Hugh Jackman headlines the musical The Greatest Showman. And here's our review...

It’s clearly no accident that 2017 has been full of Barnum explorations - there’s been a blockbuster film, an appearance on Legends Of Tomorrow (played by Billy Zane) and a West End revival all at the tail end of the year. Now more than ever we’re fascinated as a culture with the nature of showmanship, truth and whether the ends justify the means in how our celebrated stories reach us.

The Greatest Showman follows the public ascent and private descent of the self-described inventor of showbusiness P T Barnum (Hugh Jackman). After marrying his childhood sweetheart (Michelle Williams), a woman far above his own station, and creating a modest life in New York City, he gets an idea for the kind of spectacle that would bring together the macabre and the wonderful.

Collecting a number of
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Watch Hugh Jackman Make History with Live Greatest Showman Trailer

Watch Hugh Jackman Make History with Live Greatest Showman Trailer
It was announced last week that during Fox's telecast of the three-hour live musical event A Christmas Story, the network would make history by airing the first ever live TV commercial for the upcoming movie The Greatest Showman. With a performance that surely would have made P.T. Barnum himself proud Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum) was joined by Zac Efron (Philip Carlyle), Zendaya (Anne Wheeler) and Keala Settle (Lettie Lutz) for the two and a half minute live trailer where they performed the new song "Come Alive." The live commercial was filmed at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, just across from where the live musical was being filmed.

Directed by The Greatest Showman feature film director Michael Gracey, along with Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the live trailer features a 360-degree shoot with more than 150 dancers. Given that this live commercial went off without a hitch,
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Zac Efron and Zendaya's Trapeze "Body Slam" Fail Will Make You Lol

Zac Efron and Zendaya's Trapeze
When audiences see the choreographed routines in The Greatest Showman, it'll look effortless. But as Zendaya said on The Tonight Show Monday, actually making the movie was anything but. Zendaya plays acrobat Anne Wheeler in the movie, co-starring Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. Zac Efron plays Anne's love interest, stage actor Phillip Carlyle. Before production began, director Michael Gracey gave Zendaya advice. "He called and said, 'Listen, we're going to workshop this like a real Broadway production.' I was like, 'Cool! That's great,'" she said. "Then he's like, 'Also, you might want to start working out, because you have trapeze rehearsal...
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Zendaya on the 'Sisterhood' Fighting Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

Zendaya on the 'Sisterhood' Fighting Sexual Harassment in Hollywood
Zendaya is praising women of Hollywood for helping protect her from sexual harassment by speaking out about their own experiences.

The actress reacts to recent allegations of harassment during a cover interview for the new issue of InStyle.

“The bravery of the women who came forward is a huge step toward making sure it’s safer for me and other young women who are just coming up,” the 21-year-old star says. “I’m at that prime age right now. Twenty-one. Starting off. That’s when people take advantage and abuse their power and do terrible sh*t. I think it’s definitely a sisterhood.”

While being possibly prone to inappropriate behavior is a downside to being a successful young woman in Hollywood, Zendaya also discusses some of the favorable parts of her status and fame -- like having others look up to her.

“I realize that [being a role model] is actually a huge part of the job,” she says. “You sign
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Vancouver Film - "Ghost Wars", Dragged Across Concrete", "Overboard",

Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for July 2017, including "Ghost Wars", "Dragged Across Concrete, "Overboard" and a whole lot more:

13 Miles

Feature

Local Production Company: Habethy Film Productions

Director: Anthony Epp, Helena Thom

Producer: Shanyn Maguire, Anthony Epp, Helena Thom

May 19/17 - Aug 20/17

Dragged Across Concrete

Feature

Local Production Company: Moot Point (Dragged) Productions

Director: Craig Zahler

Producer: Sefton Fincham, Jack Heller, Keith Kjarval, Dallas Sonnier

Jul 17/17 - Sep 16/17

Fatal Visit

Feature

Local Production Company: Lone House Films Ltd.

Director: Yuen Leung Calvin Poon

Producer: Fiona Lee, Michael Parker

Jul 09/17 - Jul 31/17

Motivated Seller

Feature

Local Production Company: Motivated Seller BC Productions

Director: Deon Taylor

Producer: Darcy Wild, Jonathan Schwartz

Jun 21/17 - Jul 21/17

Nicole

Feature

Parent Studio: Disney

Director: Marc Lawrence

Producer: Justis Greene

Sep 01/17 - Dec 31/17

One Of A Kind

Feature

Local Production Company: Two Sixty Six Productions Inc

Director: Felix Chong

Producer: Costa Vassos
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Whistler Film Festival: 36% Films Directed by Women

On the heels of Telefilm Canada’s pledge on November 11 that half of its projects will be directed or written by women in a move to close the industry gender gap by 2020, the Whistler Film Festival (Nov 30 — Dec 4) was proud to present an unprecedented number of female focused films, talent, events and awards throughout its 2016 programs.

The festival featured a record 31 (36%) films all directed by women (including 15 feature films out of 50 and 16 short films out of 36). Wff also has 38 (58%) female filmmakers out of the 66 Canadian artists confirmed to date participating in 11 talent programs — including 22 directors, 6 producers, 3 screenwriters, 2 actors, and 5 musicians/bands in the Music Showcase. Add this to the talent confirmed to attend the festival in support of their films and projects, including award winning director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta (An Anatomy Of Violence), director Ingrid Veninger (Hockey Night), director Kirsten Carthew (The Sun At Midnight) and director Martine Blue
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Vancouver Film: "Arrow", "Bates Motel", "Riverdale"

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Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for September 2016, including "Arrow", "Bates Motel", "Riverdale" and a whole lot more: 

Everything EVERYTHINGFeature

Local Production Company: Everything Productions Canada Ltd.

Producer: Elyssa Dutton

Sep 06/16 - Oct 07/16

Live Like Line

Feature

Local Production Company: Live Like Line Productions Ltd.

Director: Sean McNamara

Producer: Charles Rapp

Aug 02/16 - Sep 13/16

Ollie

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Shane Black

Exec. Producer(s): Bill Bannerman

Producer: John Davis

Oct 17/16 - Feb 08/17

Sweet Virginia

Feature

Local Production Company: Sv Pictures Inc

Director: Jamie Dagg

Exec. Producer(s): Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Ferguson

Producer: Jordan Barber

Aug 22/16 - Sep 17/16

Tully

Feature

Local Production Company: Tully Productions BC Inc.

Director: Jason Reitman

Exec. Producer(s): Jason Cloth, Ron McLeod, Aaron Gilbert

Producer: Aaron Gilbert, Helen Estabrook

Sep 21/16 - Nov 02/16

Washer

Feature

Local Production Company: Hskl Productions Canada Inc.

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Exec.
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New Reign Season 3,Episode 7 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CW

Recently, CW released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Reign" episode 7 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "The Hound and the Hare," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intense and interesting stuff go down as Prince Don Charles' dark secrets get brought to light. Gideon's real motives get heavily questioned, and more! In the new, 7th episode press release: Mary Must Decide Who She Can Trust. Press release number 2: When Prince Don Carlos (guest star Mark Ghanimé) of Spain visits France, Mary (Adelaide Kane) is going to uncover a dark secret he is hiding and will enlist in Catherine (Megan Follows) to advise her on how to handle. When Gideon (Ben Geurens), the new ambassador from English court arrives, suspicions are going to arise about what his true intentions are while Bash's (Torrance Coombs) pursuit of the mysterious killer comes to a
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New Reign Season 2,Episode 18 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CW

Recently, CW served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Reign" episode 18 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Reversal of Fortune," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and interesting stuff go down as Catherine gets real suspicious of Mary and Conde's activities. Francis gets very sick, and more! In the new, 18th episode press release: Mary Is In Danger Of Being Exposed. Press release number 2: When Catherine (Megan Follows) becomes suspicious that Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Condé (Sean Teale) are having an affair, Mary will risk Catherine discovering just how deep her betrayal goes. Francis (Toby Regbo) is going to become gravely ill after he collapses ,and Bash's (Torrance Coombs) life will be in jeopardy when he leaves to work as the King's Deputy. Meanwhile, things are going to become complicated for Leith (Jonathan Keltz) when he is forced to be
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Enemy Lands Five but Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle is Tops at 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

Despite not being nominated for Best Director, Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle managed to pull off what we thought was the impossible (our Leora Heilbronn has pegged the drama as the film that should win, but favored Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy as the best bet) winning Best Motion Picture at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards (a.k.a Canadian Oscars). If the out of synch supposed “live” telecast wasn’t bad enough (all awards including the winning film were announced almost one hour prior to on twittersphere), the show’s producers gave Gabrielle winning producers Luc Déry and Kim McCraw the equivalent of end of toilette paper roll in terms of time.

The voters also choose Gabrielle‘s Gabrielle Marion-Rivard as Best Actress in a Leading Role, while the heavily favored Enemy grabbed five awards, Best Direction for Villeneuve, Best Original Score for the excellent Danny Bensi/Saunder Jurriaans pairing , Best Editing,
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The Bouquet DVD Movie Review

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The Bouquet DVD Movie Review
Title: The Bouquet Directed by: Anne Wheeler Starring: Kristy Swanson, Danny Glover, Nicola Cavendish, Michael Shanks, Alberta Mayne Running time: 90 minutes, Unrated (safe for G audiences) Special features: The Making of The Bouquet featurette An elderly couple are struggling with their home florist business. They have two daughters, one is a New York business woman and the other is a dedicated activist; both are always too busy to see their parents. When dad suddenly drops dead at Easter dinner, the two women realize that being a family and helping each other is more important than their own selfish desires. I’m not going to mince words, this movie was predictable [ Read More ]

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How Did The Lorax End Up In Lbj’s Archives?

How Did The Lorax End Up In Lbj’s Archives?
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Buried deep within the archives of the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidential library, in Austin, Texas, amidst deeply serious documents about Vietnam and Civil Rights, lies something unexpected:

Dr. Seuss’ original drawings for his children’s classic, The Lorax.

The book, published in 1971 and made into an animated movie released this week, is about a fuzzy yellow character, the titular Lorax, who tries to prevent environmental destruction.

Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss,
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Gay Kiss Montage

Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck kiss, In & Out Following my Valentine's Day post featuring lots of male-female kisses and embraces (and a few shapely legs, bare breasts, and sensuous lips, courtesy of, respectively, Silvana Mangano, Clara Calamai, and Jane Russell), here's the gay/lesbian version. This Gay Kiss Montage post was originally published in June 2007, when Turner Classic Movies ran a couple of dozen films featuring gay/lesbian/bi/etc. characters as part of their Screened Out series. Created in late 2006 by Robert Eldredge, the video was inspired by the finale of Giuseppe Tornatore's Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner Cinema Paradiso, in which Jacques Perrin watches clips — kisses, hugs, embraces, nudity, sensuality, expressions of human desire — that, decades earlier, had been cut from the films screened at his Italian village's old movie house. The local Catholic priest had found those bits of celluloid harmful to the town's morals and family values.
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