Three to Tango
Three to Tango is a 1999 Australian-American romantic comedy film directed by Damon Santostefano, written by Rodney Patrick Vaccaro and Aline Brosh McKenna, starring Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott and Oliver Platt. Architects Oscar Novak and Peter Steinberg have just landed a career-making opportunity to design of a multimillion dollar cultural center for wealthy businessman Charles Newman. In a ploy for publicity, Newman has pitched Oscar and Peter in a neck-and-neck competition with their archrivals and former colleagues, the hugely successful Decker and Strauss; when Newman meets Oscar and Peter, he assumes that they are lovers though Oscar is straight. Under the mistaken impression that Oscar is gay, he asks Oscar to keep an eye on his mistress Amy and make sure that she does not talk to his wife. Oscar falls for Amy on sight, but she thinks he is gay, he is forced to maintain the charade to avoid getting into trouble with Newman, losing the commission. Matters become complicated when a news article about Oscar and Peter's supposed relationship is published in a newspaper, leaving Oscar in the frustrating position of having to fend off advances from various gay men while convincing his friends and family that he is pretending to be gay.
Amy sets him up on a date with her ex-boyfriend, football player Kevin Cartwright, but Oscar manages to defuse the situation by saying that he is in love with someone else. Despite the embarrassing misconceptions, Oscar forms a close bond with Amy as they continue to spend time together—to the extent that Amy moves in with him after she is kicked out of her apartment. At the final presentation for the cultural center and Peter receive the commission, but Oscar is told that he has won the award for Gay Professional Man of the Year, with Newman deciding that he will reveal his decision after the ceremony. After an awkward meeting between Amy and Newman's wife at the party and Oscar go to a bar. Amy leaves in frustration after she nearly kisses him, prompting a brief argument between her and Oscar in which Oscar states that her relationship with Newman has no future. After spending the day alone, Oscar attends the award ceremony for Gay Professional Man of the Year. Although he continues his charade, while looking out at the people before him, he instead makes a passionate speech about how he admires all the men and women here who were able to tell the truth to their families about how they feel, ending the speech by "coming out of the closet" as he admits that he is straight and in love with Amy.
As he is applauded for having the courage to admit the truth, he runs after Amy, only for her to punch both him and Newman and storming out. Peter awkwardly accepts the prize that comes with the award: a date with Kevin. However, as Oscar sits in a restaurant where he and Amy ate together on the night they met, Amy comes to see him, she says that she loves him too, they kiss. In a post-credit sequence, Newman's wife Olivia convinces him to go with Oscar and Peter's design, revealing that she knew about him and Amy and informing him bluntly that Oscar and Peter did the better job. Matthew Perry as Oscar Novak Neve Campbell as Amy Post Dylan McDermott as Charles Newman Oliver Platt as Peter Steinberg Cylk Cozart as Kevin Cartwright John C. McGinley as Strauss Bob Balaban as Decker Deborah Rush as Lenore Kelly Rowan as Olivia Newman Rick Gomez as Rick Patrick Van Horn as Zack David Ramsey as Bill Barbara Gordonas Jenny Novak Roger Dunn as Edward Novak Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 29% based on 63 reviews.
Although Three to Tango is set in Chicago, it was filmed in Ontario. A soundtrack of music "from and inspired by" Three to Tango was released by Atlantic Records on October 26, 1999, it featured new music by the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Mighty Blue Kings, as well as released tracks by Squirrel Nut Zippers, Royal Crown Revue, The Atomic Fireballs. Three to Tango on IMDb Three to Tango at Rotten Tomatoes Three to Tango at Box Office Mojo
Bree Nicole Turner is an American dancer and actress. Turner was born in Palo Alto and grew up in Alamo, California, her father is former NFL linebacker Kevin Turner. In 1995, she graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, where she was voted 1994 Homecoming Queen, she attended King's College London and University of California, Los Angeles. Turner landed her first speaking role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo; that same year, she was cast on Undressed. She did TV commercials for Gap "Khaki Country" and "Khaki-a-go-go," and for Dr. Pepper. Turner was a background dancer in feature films as The Big Lebowski, She's All That and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, she had roles in The Wedding Planner, Joe Dirt, American Pie 2 and the starring role of head cheerleader in Bring It On Again. Turner has appeared in independent films, including the musical and romantic drama True Vinyl and the wrestling drama Backyard Dogs. Turner has worked in television, with recurring roles on the UPN sitcom Moesha, the ABC sitcom Spin City, the CBS drama Cold Case, guest starred on the UPN drama Sex, Love & Secrets and starred in the pilot episode of Showtime's horror/thriller series Masters of Horror.
Turner has acted on stage, playing Ivy in The Pages of My Diary I'd Rather Not Read at Hudson Mainstage Theater in Los Angeles in January 2003. As of 2017, Turner finished her sixth season on the NBC drama series Grimm, portraying the character Rosalee Calvert; the part was a recurring role in season 1, moving to the main cast from season 2 onwards. In 2008, Turner married orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman at the Casa Del Mar hotel in Santa Monica, California, they have a daughter named Stella Jean, a son named Dean. In March 2018, Turner filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Regarding her hobbies, Turner said: Official website Bree Turner on IMDb
Another Cinderella Story
Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 American teen musical comedy film directed by Damon Santostefano and written by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott. The film stars Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch, it is the second installment in the A Cinderella Story series. The film was released on DVD on September 16, 2008 and premiered on ABC Family on January 18, 2009; the film was followed by A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. This film is a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale in a modern setting with Mary Santiago, a high school senior with ambitions of becoming a dancer, taking the role of Cinderella. Tami, Mary's only friend serves as the fairy godmother in the film; the cruel, self-obsessed and washed-up pop singer Dominique Blatt takes the role of the stepmother though she is just her legal guardian and Mary's mother was one of Dominique's dancers when she died. The aggressive obsessed, snobby Britt and air-headed Bree serve as the two stepsisters, Joey Parker, now a famous celebrity and pop star has returned to school for his senior year and to remember why he started dancing, acts as Prince Charming.
A school dance substitutes for the ball, with the role of the glass slipper filled by a Zune. Selena Gomez as Mary Santiago Mia Aida Duran as Mary at 3 years old Nicole Muñoz as Mary at 11 years old Drew Seeley as Joey Parker Jane Lynch as Dominique Blatt Emily Perkins as Britt Blatt Katharine Isabelle as Bree Blatt Jessica Parker Kennedy as Tami Marcus T. Paulk as Dustin aka The Funk Nicole LaPlaca as Natalia Faroush Lynda Boyd as Evie Parker Garwin Sanford as Rod Parker Colin Foo as Lee-Ha Camille Mitchell as Regina Cretikos Tiffany Burns as Doreen Smithe Maurice the Zune Edwrin Sutton as photograher Brooke Bell as Liza Bell Amber Wilkinson of Eye for Film gave the film, one out of five stars and said the age difference between Gomez and Seeley was inappropriate, saying that it's a shame there isn't more thought put into their age." She said that the "characters are so wafer thin they cast a shadow." While Wilkinson says that the film is different from A Cinderella Story, Lacey Walker, reviewing for Christian Answers, notes several aspects of the two films that were directly parallel to each other.
Walker gave it one out of five stars, praising the script, saying the writers "peppered this story with a surprising dose of humor and some pleasing plot twists." However, Walker criticized the "glaringly obvious" age difference between the 15-year-old Gomez and the 25-year-old Seeley. Another Cinderella Story on IMDb Another Cinderella Story at AllMovie Another Cinderella Story at Rotten Tomatoes Another Cinderella Story at the TCM Movie Database
Bryce Owen Johnson is an American actor. Johnson was born one of three boys in Nevada, he has an older brother, a younger brother, Brett. He moved to Colorado, at the age of five, he graduated from high school in 1995. Afterwards, the family relocated to Sioux City, where Bryce attended acting classes at the local community college before deciding to embark on his acting career, he headed for Hollywood at 19. While working odd-jobs to pay the bills he searched around looking for auditions and enrolled at Pasadena's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he was receiving minor work until his big break came in 1999 when he was cast as Josh Ford in The WB's Popular. In that year he was part of the cast of MTV series Undressed. After the show ended in 2001, he continued on the platform of more teen-oriented projects with minor guest roles on Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls and other teenage shows. By the time he approached his mid 20s, he said he wanted to branch into more adult and challenging roles trying to stay clear of the teen genre.
2004 saw him playing a cheerleader in Bring It On Again and starring in two films screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Home of Phobia and the Harry + Max. In 2003 he returned to television in an unaired series, Still Life, made appearances on What I Like About You, Nip/Tuck, House while doing voice-over work for video games. In 2006 he starred in another controversial film, Sleeping Dogs Lie, with Melinda Page Hamilton which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, he is a series regular on Lone Star portraying Drew Thatcher, had a recurring role as Detective Darren Wilden on Pretty Little Liars. In 2011, Johnson starred in MTV's Death Valley as UTF police officer Billy Pierce; that same year, he played a supporting role as Chad in the dark romantic comedy Hit List. He guest-starred in the Glee episode "Previously Unaired Christmas" in December 2013, playing Cody Tolentino. Official website Bryce Johnson on IMDb
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song is a 2011 American teen musical comedy film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Lucy Hale, Freddie Stroma, Megan Park, Matthew Lintz and Missi Pyle. It is the third installment in A Cinderella Story series; the film was released on DVD on September 6, 2011, premiered on ABC Family on January 22, 2012. The film was followed by A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits. 17-year-old aspiring singer Katie Gibbs is over-worked and harassed by her stepfamily — mother Gail, teenage sister Bev, young brother Victor. Despite how badly they treat her, Katie does their bidding with no complaints in fear that they might put her in foster care, is only putting up with their emotional abuse until she turns 18 and graduates from High School. In a dream, Katie performs a music video for her hit single. Victor wakes her up, demanding breakfast. At the Wellesley Academy of the Arts, of which Gail is headmistress, Guy Morgan —president of Massive Records, Inc. enrolls his son Luke.
Katie, wanting to change her life for the better, sneaks her demo CD into Guy's briefcase. Guy wants Luke to produce an upcoming showcase at the Academy. Back at home, Bev wants to win a recording contract with Guy. Bev, however, is a terrible singer. Guy calls Gail, shocked to hear that he loves Katie's demo. Gail lies, claiming that Katie stole it. Meanwhile, Victor steals Katie's clothes and towel while she showers, locking her out of the house naked. Unable to get back inside, Katie trips over a visiting Luke. Amused by the situation, Luke gives her his jacket. While Bev welcomes Luke, Gail forces her to sing. After shoving Luke out of the house, Gail plans to get Bev a record deal by using Katie's voice. Bev goes along with this in order to win Luke's affections. At school and her best friend Angela hear Luke singing; the entranced Katie writes a song of her own, for him, admits that she likes him. Angela urges Katie to sing for him at the Bollywood Ball that night, gives her a costume to wear.
Gail barges in. Gail orders Katie to babysit Victor tonight. Katie pleads with Gail's guru to watch Victor while she goes to the Ball. There Katie sings, he is entranced by her voice. Angela challenges Gail to a Bollywood dance-off. Gail loses and leaves the Ball. Katie tries to with no success. Now it's Katie's turn to get blackmailed: Gail vows to expel Angela from the Academy — which will ruin her chances of getting into Juilliard — unless Katie sings for Bev. To save Angela's dance career, Katie goes along with Gail's plot. Luke wants to find the girl. In the music room, he sees Bev lip-syncing to Katie's voice. Jumping to the obvious-but-wrong conclusion, Luke falls for Bev and invites her to write more songs with him. Much to Bev's horror, he treats her out to a restaurant that evening. Luke is amazed by Bev's musical aptitude; the next day, Luke drops by Bev's house and hits it off with Victor, to whom he gives guitar lessons. Katie reconnects with Luke, who doesn't like it when she has to head out again — this time, to throw away Gail's prized portrait, which Victor has ruined by cutting out her face.
Bev cuts in on Luke, whom she forces Victor to help her deceive by using miniature electronic-communication devices, so that Katie can coach her through another date. Katie puts together a song on the spot, she and Luke kiss. Victor takes notice of Katie's distress and sympathizes with her. Luke falls in love with Bev, unaware that her singing and songwriting talents are Katie's. To ensure Katie's cooperation, Gail reveals that she has discovered a loophole that allows her access to the savings account Katie's late father had opened for his daughter. Victor overhears, learning in the process's; as it turns out, Victor himself is mistreated by Bev and their mom. Feeling guilty over not having had a better relationship with Katie over the years — among other things, she's the only one who remembers his birthday — Victor agrees to help expose the fraud perpetrated by his family. At the showcase, Victor sabotages Bev's performance of by destroying her iPhone, on, Katie's recorded singing voice. After threatening to drown Victor in the kitchen sink for what he's just done, Gail forces Katie to sing live backstage.
Luke trips over. During Bev's second performance, Luke steals a videocamera and films Katie singing backstage, thus exposing the whole charade. Gail tries to stop Luke. Victor and Angela bring Katie onstage to perform another song ("Bles
Thomas Albert Bliss is an American motion picture producer and executive producer. He is a founding partner at Strike Entertainment. From 1984 to the present, Bliss has been credited with producing more than 30 productions Bliss attended UCLA Film School returning to UCLA School of Law for a law degree, he was admitted to The State Bar of California in 1983. Bliss is a graduate of Directors Guild of America Producers Training Plan. Bliss is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Directors Guild of America – Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Training Program, the Board of Trustees of California Indian Legal Services, the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Wild Nature, he is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bliss has been honored with a Peabody Award, two CableACE Awards, an American Red Cross Humanities Service Medal. Films Bliss has produced include: Starring... the Actors Auto-Olympia Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz Glory Years Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse Your Mother Wears Combat Boots Hunt for Stolen War Treasures Mother Goose Rock'n' Rhyme A Very Retail Christmas A Life in the Theatre Princess Caraboo The Baby-Sitters Club Just Looking Box of Moonlight 364 Girls a Year A Thousand Acres Playing God Air Force One Trippin' The Hurricane End of Days Bring It On Thirteen Days The Family Man Spy Game Tuck Everlasting The Emperor's Club Dawn of the Dead Bring It On Again Slither Children of Men Flash of Genius The Last Exorcism The Man with the Iron Fists The Last Exorcism Part II Thomas Bliss on IMDb
Richard Crudo, A. S. C. is director. He is a 6-term past-president of the American Society of Cinematographers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, cinematographer\director Richard Crudo, ASC's lengthy resume includes such notable feature credits as American Buffalo, Outside Providence, American Pie, Down To Earth, Out Cold and Brooklyn Rules; each was singled out in reviews for its excellence in cinematography. In 2012 he directed the action\horror feature Against the Dark for Sony. During the following year he wrote and photographed the contemporary crime feature Dirty People. In addition, he has contributed photography to many popular TV series, among them... SWAT, Jane the Virgin, Good Girls Revolt, Doubt, NCIS, Justified and Awkward. Mr. Crudo is a six-term Past President of the American Society of Cinematographers and served for three years as a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he is a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the United States and is a regular contributor to American Cinematographer magazine and other industry publications.
He is a leading proponent in the industry’s drive to establish standards for digital imaging workflow. Other professional affiliations include memberships in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, the National Film Preservation Board for the Library of Congress, the International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. In 2007 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. In May 2012, he was invited to become a Canon Camera Explorer of Light. Beside his present work as a cinematographer, Mr. Crudo is directing the documentary, Ed Murphy: American Hero, it chronicles the life of this decorated World War II veteran, one of the first members of the Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Cinematographers Branch Executive Committee, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2015 - Chairman, Cinematographers Branch Executive Committee, 2012, 2013 - Board of Governors, 2011-2014Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Cinematographers Branch American Society of Cinematographers - President, 2003–2006, 2013-2016 - Board of Governors, 2002–2006, 2007–2010, 2011–2014, 2015-2017 - Vice President, 2011, 2012, 2013 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Full MemberCanon Camera Explorer of Light Digital Cinema Society International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600National Film Preservation Board for the Library of Congress Royal Photographic Society Fellow Society of Camera Operators AssociateSociety of Motion Picture and Television Engineers UCLA Cinematographer-in-Residence Spring Term 2011 Official Website Richard Crudo on IMDb Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers - Richard Crudo