246 posts categorized "AWARDS"

Jan 01 2015
It's Only A Movie? Comments (0)

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Mark Schultz, played by Channing Tatum in the so-so thriller Foxcatcher, has suddenly realized that the film makes him look gay, or gay for Olympic gold. In response, he's gone off his rocker in a series of Twitter insults and a long rant claiming he takes back anything positive he's ever said about the film

One thing the movie got right was Schultz status as a dim bulb—even on first viewing, the film can only be read as the story of a gay creeper and the briefly complicit, ultimately grossed out, straight boy he nearly succeeds in buying, body and and soul. That's what makes the movie work—it's clearly the narrative crafted by the director.

SchultzSchultz with the actors of Foxcatcher, in happier times

No idea if it's based on reality, since so many other real things were changed or left out, but that's what the movie is.

Now, Schultz is worried his legacy is tarnished because a movie implied he might've let a rich old guy rub himself off on him while they wrestled in the middle of the night

Pretty pathetic all the way around.

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I do hope it helps keep the movie from getting Oscar nominations, though. Like a lot of movies that are highly questionable politically, it's definitely interesting—I was screwed to my seat (sorry, Mark) the entire way through, and found some of it quite good. But overall, it's an okay movie and the prosthetics on Carell are pretty bad and distracting. Tatum is good in spots but seems to forget to be Schultz occasionally. And I don't like when movies that purport to be about real events take outrageous liberties with what really happened just for the sake of the film. If it's inconvenient that du Pont had mental issues or that he didn't murder the man he murdered until many years after his confrontation with Schultz, then change all the names and call it something else.

 
Dec 30 2014
Luise Rainer Slips The Surly Bonds Of This GOOD EARTH: Dies @ 104 Comments (0)

Luise-RainerRainer (L) at the peak of her fame and (R) winking at her Oscar glories at 100ish

Luise Rainer, the oldest living Oscar winner and the first person to win back-to-back acting Oscars, has died at 104, just a few weeks shy of her 105th birthday.

GiphyIf Luise calls, I'm here!

Rainer's role as Ziegfeld's wife in The Great Ziegfeld (1936) is noted for her amazing performance with a telephone (remember those?), while her performance the following year in The Good Earth remains an achingly modern, naturalistic portrayal, even in the face of the Austrian-accented actress playing a Chinese peasant. Rainer was the only Caucasian in the film to do without extensive “yellowface”; her work exposes her power as an actress while Paul Muni's is marred by ridiculous prosthetics. I suggest you watch this film if you haven't, and pay special attention to a scene where Rainer's character faces execution.

Luise Rainer in The Good EarthAs O-lan in The Good Earth

After those two Oscar-winning roles, her career tapered off. She had virtually retired after 1954, with just four more (eclectic) acting gigs: on a 1965 episode of Combat!, an engagingly nostalgic role on The Love Boat (1984), in the 1991 TV film A Dancer, and in 1997's The Gambler—based on Dostoevsky's novel.

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Luise-Rainer-Love-BoatIn her dual Love Boat role, with leading men Don Ameche and, uh, Fred Grandy

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Rainer, who at 100 was the oldest person to fill out Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire, was one of the world's longest-lived actors—ever.

After the jump, watch her speak about her favorite memories from her short time in Hollywood...

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Dec 21 2014
Leak Mystique: Madonna On REBEL HEART Comments (0)

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Madonna did a phoner with Billboard's Keith Caulfield this morning, and it's already up! See, she's learning how to combat leaks—do shit, then release it the same day.

Great information, including about her songwriting process, Diplo's involvement and where MNEK fits in. Great Grammy hint, too!

 
Dec 15 2014
Pyle-ing On Comments (0)

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Don't miss Missi Pyle's fantastic contributions to The Film Experience; she talks the Oscars, Madeline Kahn, Gone Girl, Ryan Gosling and more.

 
Dec 11 2014
Need To Know: Tortured Logic + And The Award Goes To Zzzz + Dude, My Girlfriend Is Away + Nun's Brass Ballsl + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSenate torture report is horrifying; could war-crimes charges happen?

*widget boy cultureOutgoing Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) says CIA, White House still lying. Tyson-Beckford-HIV-Plus

*widget boy cultureDoctors aided and abetted torture.

*widget boy cultureNicolle Wallace is cool with torture.

*widget boy cultureSNORE: Golden Globes nominations.

*widget boy cultureTyson Beckford covers HIV Plus.

*widget boy cultureThe poz movie Hollywood wouldn't make.

*widget boy cultureNo surprise: PrEP does increase barebacking.

*widget boy cultureIs this give-it-to-me-all-over-my-Facebook?

*widget boy cultureTop 10 overused gay-porn scenarios.

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*widget boy cultureThis summer blockbuster is riddled with faults.

*widget boy cultureBRONSKI BEAT: Cineaste asks what's so queer about James Franco. Comfyballs_3133764b

*widget boy cultureComfyballs branded “too vulgar” for U.S. trademark.

*widget boy cultureAngelina Jolie's a “minimally talented spoiled brat”?

*widget boy cultureFeminist attacks Madonna. (Wait, which decade is this?)

*widget boy cultureItaly's singing nun gifts the Pope with her “Like a Virgin” cover.

*widget boy cultureVine star Cameron Dallas is bulging with surprises.

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Dec 05 2014
Music To His Ears Comments (0)

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Out artist Sam Smith is among the first nominees for this year's Grammys, nabbing a Song of the Year nomination. Other nominees include Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and lots of other surprises.

 
Nov 30 2014
Need To Know: REBEL, REBEL + RAGING Gyllenhaal + Don't Masc, Don't Tell + World AIDS Daydream: No New HIV Cases + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureABC implies Madonna's song leaks may be on purpose.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's manager asserts the leaks are not on purpose.

*widget boy culturePop Justice likes the leaks.

*widget boy cultureJake Gyllenhaal goes full Raging Bull for new role.

*widget boy cultureGirl, you need this before you hit Grindr again.

*widget boy cultureStill more info on Shia LaBeouf's alleged rape.

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*widget boy cultureDJ Konai remix of “Let It Go” by Dragonette.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama on World AIDS Day.

*widget boy cultureSF leaders have a plan to cut HIV infections to ZERO.

*widget boy cultureThis kid should go on tour with instead of Mariah.

*widget boy cultureAmy Poehler & Tina Fey are back to rule the Golden Globes.

*widget boy culturePutin's pal Mickey Rourke boxed in Russia.

*widget boy cultureGOP bombs out on tech charm offensive.

*widget boy cultureThis one word saved former Officer Darren Wilson from prison?

*widget boy cultureGuys, even law-and-order harpy Nancy Grace doesn't believe Wilson: 

 
Nov 28 2014
11 O'Clock Number: Bea Arthur - THERE GOES MY LIFE Comments (0)

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Bea kills it in 1974 at the Tonys...

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