18 posts categorized "LEONARDO DiCAPRIO"

Jun 13 2014
Need To Know: The Wonderful World Of Rape + Hillary's Married To Her Response + Jake's Great White Way + The GOP's Empty Ambition Tour + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAngelina Jolie says Maleficent has a rape scene. GYLLENHAAL

*widget boy cultureIraq descends into chaos; U.S. and Iran weigh options.

*widget boy cultureHillary gets defensive on her gay marriage evolution.

*widget boy cultureCrist endorsed by HRC in FL gubernatorial run.

*widget boy cultureJake Gyllenhaal to Broadway!

*widget boy cultureHotwire in hot water with One Million (Douchebag) Moms.

*widget boy cultureGrace Jones documentary on the way.

*widget boy cultureYour invitation to welcome Madonna home to NYC! (30 years ago)

*widget boy cultureHarrison Ford gets banged up on Star Wars set.

*widget boy cultureNew House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: “Empty ambition.”

*widget boy cultureLeo DiCaprio is not into Bieber.

*widget boy cultureOutword piece on kiddie book The Princes and the Treasure, featuring gay marriage.

Princes Treasure gay marriageThe book is out—way out—now, on Amazon.

 
Jan 12 2014
Golden Moments Comments (0)

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The best Golden Globes takes so far are from Mia Farrow (above), who was not even gonna try with the Woody Allen tribute, and from Colton Haynes (below), whose closet door isn't glass but is instead a handy bedsheet.

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I think Amy and Tina are insanely suited to this kind of thing and it was gratifying that Amy finally won a goddamned award for "Leslie Knope."

It was nice that Jackie Bisset won her first award ever for anything, though she kicked off a lot of long, uncomfortable pauses in acceptance speeches, as well as long journeys from disadvantageous seating.

I was happy for Leo DiCaprio; just saw and loved Wolf of Wall Street (great movie about terrible people I wish all died at the end), the second movie in which he's ever  impressed me. 

Amy Adams was incandescently amazing in American Hustle, so I'm on board with that win, too.

I'd never so much as heard of Brooklyn 99 before, so I'll have to seek it out.

Michael Douglas's "mincing" comment was annoying, but what do you expect from the son of Natalie Wood's rapist? He was totally overrated in the totally overrated Behind the Candelabra.

I'm dying that Steve McQueen called Sarah Paulsen the "Bette Davis of America." Dude, Bette Davis was the Bette Davis of America and there is no connection there. You'd be better off calling Jared Leto the Bette Davis of America.

I'll update this as the show draws to a close, but...what did you think?

 
May 06 2013
WIN IT: THE GREAT GATSBY Prizes! Comments (37)
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Apr 04 2013
The Great DiCaprio Comments (3)
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The first Great Gatsby posters are in. Check out the main poster plus the individual character one-sheets. Are you looking forward to this movie?

 
Feb 07 2013
Need To Know Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLiberace & Scott Thorson: Together again! PreviewScreenSnapz001

*widget boy cultureBoy Scouts of America still assholes.

*widget boy culture55% of America not still assholes.

*widget boy cultureMegan & Grace Phelps join Libby in leaving Westboro.

*widget boy cultureMarc Jacobs still in love with his own body.

*widget boy cultureBETTE MIDLER BROADWAY TIX ON SALE FEB 17!

*widget boy cultureTRICK OR EAT: Hustling season 2 finale is here.

*widget boy cultureGov. Pat Quinn (D-Illinois) implores passage of equality.

*widget boy cultureBradley Cooper & Leo DiCaprio kick it shirtless.

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Mar 26 2012
The Closest Thing To Perfect That I've Ever Seen? Comments (11)

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Star's special The Best, Worst & Most Shocking Plastic Surgery special says the above guy is the perfect man—a combination of Hollywood's best attributes. To see who makes up his features (and to see his female counterpart), keep reading...

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Jan 24 2012
Herein Lie The Snubs Comments (3)

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I was knee-deep in Madonna recapping this morning when the Oscar nominations were announced—some real surprises in there, including only two nominees for song (suck it, Elton John), a full five nominees for animated feature (but no Gnomeo & Juliet, so...maybe David Furnish & Elton John can 69-suck it!), no recognition for Bill Cunningham New York, no Leo DiCaprio (yet STILL no space for Michael Fassbender) and quite a few more.

Here is what I heard from the ultimate Oscars expert, Nathaniel from The Film Experience Blog:

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Nov 11 2011
The Way They Were?: Reviews Of J. Edgar & My Week With Marilyn Comments (6)

I have yet to write about Madonna's W.E. because I've only seen it via test screenings, nothing official. But it's not the only biopic coming at year's end. In fact, there are so many similar pictures that W.E. is getting an awards-consideration release December 9 then not reappearing until February 3 so as to dodge the glut.

I had wildly different reactions to two of the other biographical films out there.

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J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood, written by Dustin Lance Black and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Dame Judi Dench, is a film I was curious about in spite of its odious subject, longtime, iron-fisted FBI god-king J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio). The film covers Hoover's era-spanning career as the country's loved/hated A-list G-man, from the birth of the FBI through Hoover's death during the Nixon presidency. For a film attempting to cover so much, it winds up with surprisingly little to offer by way of honest insight.

DiCaprio's old-age makeup was quite distracting at first but was overall passable, particularly when compared to that used on Armie Hammer as Hoover's longtime companion Clyde Tolson. Somehow, Tolson starts out younger and cuter than Hoover and winds up looking like something out of a Saturday Night Live sketch; just unbearably bad work on the makeup. Watts looks too old to be a young secretary in the beginning of the movie, but way too young to be a senior citizen by film's end.

Superficialities aside, DiCaprio is admirably committed as Hoover, but I found him very actorly and at times hammy. He comes off, more often than not, as a boy pushing hard to seem like a man. Gorgeous Hammer exudes a knowing quality that Eastwood unfortunately D74ryb8itr95rt5bdoes not reign in properly, leading to laugh-out-loud lines that shouldn't be. For example, it's pretty humorous when Hammer's Tolson fusses about the sartorial blunders of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and a side-splitter when he sniffs that Dorothy Lamour (pictured with Hoover in the '40s) is a bit "camp" for him. If he gets an Oscar nomination for this after not 1getting one for The Social Network, that would be a travesty.

Watts has nothing to do and does nothing for the film—she's sleepwalking.

In stark contrast, the usually flawless Dench is way over the top as Mama Hoover, a cardboard cut-out of a taciturn mother who's so pushy even Norman Bates wouldn't have traded for her.

I think the biggest problem with this film is the script. After deservedly winning an Oscar for Milk, Dustin Lance Black turns in a Razzie-worthy blueprint this time, structured around Hoover dictating his self-aggrandizing memoirs to a series of young secretaries (all dudes, nudge-nudge). This set-up allows for too much telling and not enough showing, and makes the film's focus drift disagreeably between Hoover's most famous case (the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby), his weirdly asexual yet romantic relationship with Tolson (there is an aborted kiss, but otherwise we're supposed to believe they were inseparable but never fucked) and the origins of his rabid anti-Communism.

I'm as liberal as it gets, and I like that there is goss out there that Hoover was gay and/or cross-dressed, but I strongly felt like the gay stuff in the film (a convenient story about a childhood acquaintance of Hoover's nicknamed "Daffy" for "daffodil" who was bullied and committed suicide feels very It Gets Better) was questionable, and the cross-dressing was one of the most embarrassing things I've seen in a high-profile drama in years.

I wish I liked this movie, but then again, screenplay be damned, maybe it would've helped if the main character were not so thoroughly contemptible from start to finish.

J. Edgar (Warner Bros.) is out now.

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A far more likable VIP gets the biopic treatment in My Week With Marilyn, directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges from the famous memoir by Colin Clark, who had the good fortune to be third director on The Prince and the Showgirl in the late '50s.

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Nov 04 2011
WIN IT: Enter For A Chance To Win A J. Edgar Prize Pack! Comments (58)

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I'm not trying to make a federal case out of it, but Boy Culture has some amazing J. Edgar prizes to give away to five of you who comment this post between now and Friday the 11th at 5PM EST—I'll choose five of you to win at random. Simply comment back with your choice for your favorite biopic of all time and you're entered to win...it's that easy!

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One grand-prize winner will receive a J. Edgar leather messenger bag, J. Edgar hat and a movie poster. Four runners-up will receive a J. Edgar hat and a movie poster.

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Oct 28 2011
Bestills My Beating Heart Comments (2)

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A slew of new J. Edgar stills came to light today, chiefly of interest to me thanks to the presence of serial enflamer of gay hearts Armie Hammer. (But they also show director Clint Eastwood, writer Dustin Lance Black and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Dame Judi Dench.) Tons more after the jump...

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