Over the past few years, dance movies have been all the rage, coming from the U.S., England and even Canada, with Quebec's Sur le rythme starring Nico Archambault coming out last year. The most popular, though, is certainly Step Up, which launched Channing Tatum's now red-hot career back in 2006.
The fourth movie in the Step Up franchise, Step Up Revolution, directed by Scott Speer, hits theatres July 27, and follows leads Sean (Ryan Guzman), Emily (Kathryn McCormick) and their friends who stage flash mobs in an effort to show that dance has the power to change the world.
One of the flash mob dancers is played by Stephen "tWitch" Boss, who is known for dancing up a storm on TV's "So You Think You Can Dance."
We recently spoke with him in Montreal about what audiences can expect from the latest Step Up movie.
If there is one movie that made a big impression at the last Cannes Film Festival, it's Beasts of the Southern Wild, which walked away with the Caméra d'Or, the fest's prestigious award for best first picture. And just a few months earlier, the Sundance public was equally jubilant about the fantastical film. It's beyond impressive for an independent movie, especially one that's directed by a 29-year-old.
The story of Beasts of the Southern Wild takes place somewhere in the southern United States where Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her dad Wink (Dwight Henry) must find a way to survive after a terrible flood.
To uncover the many mysteries within this award-winning movie where reality and fantasy collide, we spoke with its director, Benh Zeitlin.
Read our interview after the jump.
John Barrymore is not just Drew Barrymore’s grandfather. He was a popular actor who appeared in a dozen of films and theatre plays before he died in 1942. In William Luce’s Barrymore stage play, Christopher Plummer plays John Barrymore as an actor struggling to make a comeback and regain his lost fame. Director Érik Canuel combined theatre and cinema in his adaptation, which was presented last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and premieres at select theatres May 23rd.
Cineplex spoke with Érik Canuel, the director behind La loi du cochon, Le dernier tunnel and the highly successful English and French-language cross-over Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
Discover what it takes to bring Barrymore to the big screen. Hit the jump to read the interview!
Who hasn't dreamed of space travel? Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté had the rare chance to visit this most exotic world, after enduring a rigorous training regimen of course, in 2009, becoming the first Canadian space tourist. Filmmaker Adrian Wills (All Together Now) followed the eccentric entrepreneur and circus man on his journey, gaining new insights into the life of astronauts along the way to the stars, and emerged with Touch the Sky, opening in select Cineplex theatres May 18.
Cineplex recently had a chance to speak with the director about making the documentary, working with Laliberté and being accepted into the astronaut community.
Read the interview after the jump.
Dance and music movies are on a roll with the huge successes of High School Musical, the Footloose remake and of course "Glee."
And before a fourth Step Up comes to theatres this summer, they very same franchise that launched Channing Tatum's career, the U.K. hit Streetdance is back in town with more inspired choreography and it's street dance meets Latin this time around. Ash (Falk Hentshel) and his team desperately need the help and the skills of sexy Eva (Sofia Boutella) to win a rematch against Invincible, a talented crew that left his team humiliated. Gathering the best dancers from around the world, Ash is determined to win and who knows, maybe even allow his heart to dance a little too.
Cineplex spoke with Boutella, a gorgeous Algerian dancer and actress who previously danced with Madonna and appeared in Nike adverts, about her sweet moves in Streetdance 2.
Read the interview after the jump.
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