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The first ever 'Road House' fight chart! (Pain don't hurt?)

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I wrote about Road House’s upcoming 25th anniversary in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly for one simple reason — Road House is awesome. Possibly the finest piece of cinematic work put forth in the entire twentieth century. And I’m not just saying that because I share the same name as Patrick Swayze’s shirtless and mulleted bar bouncer.

There are many extraordinary things about this movie — the extraordinary amount of times Swayze gets shirtless for no apparent reason. The extraordinarily confusing pieces of Yoda-like philosophy that Swayze dispenses that sound cool but really don’t make a lick of sense. And, above all, the extraordinary amount of violence on display. And not, like, building exploding type violence — although, yes, two buildings do explode in Road House — but rather old-school fist-on-face violence. Or kick-in-chest violence. Or pretty much any combination of body part violence you can think of. READ FULL STORY

'Grease': Who's the one that you want to play Danny and Sandy?

Who’s the one that you want?

Fox announced Monday that NBC isn’t the only studio that can bring musicals to the small screen: They’ll air a live, three-hour version of Grease sometime next year. If three makes a trend, I couldn’t be happier that musicals-on-TV are officially, finally back.

Now, there are a lot of considerations for a Grease adaptation. First of all: Will Fox stick solely with the Broadway version of the show (à la NBC’s decision for Sound of Music), which differentiates a fair amount from the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John iconic movie? The stage show spends much more time with supporting characters as opposed to Danny and Sandy. People freaked out when Carrie Underwood sang “A Lonely Goatherd” in the first act of Sound of Music (a difference from the movie) — perhaps Fox will want to keep fans happy and keep things similar to the film. READ FULL STORY

Kevin Spacey dons sarong and shows off dance skills -- VIDEO

Kevin Spacey tried out the Lungi dance Saturday night, and now — thank you, internet! — there’s video to prove it.

The House of Cards actor attended the International Indian Film Academy Awards April 26 in Tampa, Fla. There, he got on stage to present actress Deepika Padukone with the award for Entertainer of the Year — and to get his dance on.

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'Friday the 13th': We rank the movies to prep for the upcoming TV show

Horny camp counselors around the world, beware! Jason Voorhees is coming to television. According to DeadlineFriday the 13th producer Sean S. Cunningham has inked a deal to develop an hour-long show based around everybody’s favorite hockey mask-clad machete wielder.  READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' reunion: Skinny Pete, a Salamanca, and the guy who got his head crushed by an ATM promote new book

Everybody dies … it’s a fact of life, and of fictional television. And nobody knows that better than David Ury, who once appeared on an episode of Breaking Bad only to get his head squashed by an ATM. So perhaps, it’s important to point out that everybody dies, but not necessarily in the same way.

Now, Ury has written a parody of children’s books titled Everybody Dies: A Children’s Book for Grown-Ups! And to promote the book’s upcoming release, Ury asked a few other Breaking Bad alums to join him for a quick video. Unfortunately, Charles Baker (Skinny Pete) doesn’t talk about Star Trek even a little bit, but you do get to hear Luis Moncada (Marco Salamanca) speak English, which might shatter your entire world to pieces.

Watch the reunion below:

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'Speed' writer Graham Yost responds to VHS collector's quest

Whether Ryan Beitz, the man setting out to collect every VHS copy of the 1994 movie Speed, succeeds in meeting his $2,500 Kickstarter goal to convert his van into a replica of the film’s bus, remains to be seen. But it sounds like his collection, estimated at 500 copies, will definitely be growing after he was profiled on Vice.com.

“Everyone has been sending me links to the Vice article on this guy,” Speed screenwriter Graham Yost, now showrunner of FX’s Justified and an executive producer of The Americans, tells EW.com in an email. “I am going to see if I can dig up a copy or two to send to him. Other than world peace and ending hunger, I can think of no greater cause than what this one brave and visionary man has embarked upon.”

Watch Beitz’s Kickstarter pitch below. As stated on the site, “This bus will be used for a national tour wherein the [World Speed Project] will display the collection at gallery showings, county fairs, diy punk basement shows, collector’s conventions, and the like; as well as hunt for VHS copies hidden all over the U.S. and World.” READ FULL STORY

Check out Andy Warhol's newly-discovered computer artwork

Turns out Andy Warhol was as handy with a computer screen as he was with a silk screen.

Back in 1985, the artist was commissioned by computer and electronics manufacturer Commodore International to show off  the Amiga compute’s graphic arts capabilities. He saved his artwork on an Amiga floppy disk, but the files were inaccessible — until the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club stepped in this year.

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Mel Brooks to star in autobiographical one-man show

At age 87, Mel Brooks is adding another first to his already iconic career: a one-man show.

Brooks is set to appear in a solo autobiographical play at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse for one night only on April 28. In typical Brooks fashion, he’s serving as director, producer, writer, and actor for the “introspective retrospective” into his life and career. READ FULL STORY

Hear all the F-words uttered in 'Wolf of Wall Street' -- VIDEO

Screen Junkies, what tricksters! The YouTube channel put out a video Tuesday touting it was a supercut of just the “F” words in The Wolf of Wall Street. And by “F” words, they meant literally all the words that begin with “F” said in the film — save the actual F-word.

The video’s premise is a play on the number of times “f—” is uttered in the film, an unclear number that is somewhere in the 500s.

Check out the video from Screen Junkies — the same people who make the always-hilarious Honest Trailers — below: READ FULL STORY

Mark Ruffalo posts first cast photos from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set

Avengers Assemble! While filming for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron has been in progress since early April, today marks the first official day that all six Avengers — Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner — were reunited on the set, according to a tweet from Ruffalo.

Though that alone would have been enough to excite fans, the actor — seemingly well aware of what the public really wants — took things one step further by tweeting out a few photos of the cast posted on his Instagram and Tumblr. One photo shows the elusive Black Widow herself, a.k.a. Johansson, in a character-branded track jacket. (And it looks like the short red curls are back to stay!) The other? A reunion photo with Ruffalo’s fellow science bro Downey, Jr., of course.

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