2010 posts categorized "MOVIES"

Nov 21 2014
Need To Know: Executive Action Is Not A Craigslist Category + Hillary's O-Face + Pasta In Good Company + Zac-ing Off + MORE! Comments (0)

Obama-immigrationIn a rousing, full-throated speech on the benefits of taking executive action on immigration, O kicked A.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama, via executive action, tackles immigration; Republican heads explode.

*widget boy cultureObama has every right to do this.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton thanks Obama for taking action.

*widget boy cultureCrowd outside White House is happy with immigration progress.

*widget boy cultureBarilla goes from the shit-list to the hit-list in the space of a year.

*widget boy culture3 old ladies meet Maryjane for the first time.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron masturbated 17 times today.

*widget boy cultureLana Del Rey seem in disturbingly violent Marilyn Manson video.

*widget boy cultureIs the male wide stance really such a bad thing?

Legs2Keep your eyes on his thighs.

 
20 Important Pictures From The Party For The 20th Annual OUT100 List Comments (0)

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#1 After my question to him at last year's OUT100 on being a sex symbol, I finally got to more formally meet the adorable Brian Sims...who debuted his boyfriend at the event. (Not me.)

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#2 After receiving a smattering of boos (the gays love their PrEP) and lots of cheers, Zachary Quinto still decided not to deliver a long speech since the Stage 48 crowd was rambunctious and drunk. After he accepted his award, host Lea DeLaria noted that the world is divided between those who did and those who did not see him in The Glass Menagerie:

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#3 Speaking of which, yes, she did reference riding the fucking subway.

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#4 Several Macy's models stood around looking like this and being judged by a room filled with gay men.

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#5 Charming Samira Wiley thanked all of OUT's staff and her amazing parents for her award.

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Nov 20 2014
This Is Your Life Of The Party Comments (0)

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An extended look at the hilarious tribute to Mike Nichols by his partner in crime Elaine May from 2010...

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Iconic Film, Theater & Film Director/Comic Writer Mike Nichols Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

Mike-NicholsNovember 6, 1931—November 19, 2014

Mike Nichols, the acclaimed director of such film classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), as well as one half of the legendary comedy duo of Nicolas & May with Elaine May (b. April 21, 1932) in the '50s and '60s, has died at 83. He'd been married since 1988 to journalist Diane Sawyer (b. December 22, 1945).

Nichols won the Oscar for The Graduate, only his second film, and delivered many other memorable movies as diverse as Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Gilda Live (1980), Silkwood (1983), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Birdcage (1996) and his last film, Charlie Wilson's War (2007).

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In 2001, he brought the highly regarded play Wit to TV, and three years later directed an ambitious Angels in America adaptation for HBO.

Nichols & May were known for their improvisational comedy, which led them to the successful Broadway show An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. They split, both creatively and personally, but later buried the hatchet and teamed up on plays and films. (May wrote both The Birdcage and the Clinton parody Primary Colors.)

GiphyElizabeth Taylor (1932—2011) & Richard Burton (1925—1984) in the indelible Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas was extremely active and frequently rewarded for his efforts in the theater, including directing enduring classics Barefoot in the Park (1963—his debut), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Whoopi Goldberg's blank-titled one-woman show (1984) and the relatively recent runaway hit Spamalot (2005). His final work on Broadway was as the director of Betrayal in 2013, starring Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz.

Lee-grant-peter-falk-prisoner-of-second-avenuePeter Falk (1927—2011) & Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925) in The Prisoner of Second Avenue on Broadway in the early '70s

Apparently, Nicholas had not been in ill health, but died suddenly of a heart attack. A major loss for the entertainment world.

The-Graduate-cakeMy high school graduation was celebrated with a The Graduate-themed party thrown by my mom.

 
Nov 19 2014
Movie Madness: Biggest Poster Collection EVER Hits The Auction Block Comments (0)
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Some great examples from the collection in the gallery above

If he who dies with the best toys wins, Morris Everett Jr. has decided to lose—while he's still kicking, he's decided to part with what is widely considered to be the world's best collection of movie posters, lobby cards, photos and ephemera. 

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But he isn't auctioning off his 196,000 items one by one, he's unloading the entire thing in one go—if you wanna bid, you gotta bid on the whole enchilada.

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Gotta say, if I had the $5 million to ? that this will achieve, I'd pay it!

View the catalogue here.

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Nov 18 2014
Renowned Japanese Actor Ken Takakura Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

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Acclaimed Japanese actor Ken Takakura has died at age 83. He's best known in the West for the Michael Douglas thriller Black Rain (1999).

 
Nov 15 2014
95 Is The New 30 Comments (0)

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As surprising as it may be, Judge Wapner—the most famous People's Court judge—turns 95 years old today. Time flies when you're doing time.

Jeune-et-innocent-1937-03-gPilbeam in Young and Innocent, which has a blackface twist

Born on the exact same day is British actress Nova Pilbeam. Pilbeam may not be a household name, but she holds a very high distinction: She appeared in Hitchcock's original version of The Man Who Knew Too Much an incredible 80 years ago, and is also Hitchcock's oldest living leading lady—she starred in 1937's less memorable (but still solid) Young and Innocent.

 
Nov 14 2014
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE Film To Have NYC Debut Comments (0)
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Previously unseen images of Shepard in the gallery above

Coming to IFC (323 Ave. of the Americas) in NYC at 9:45PM on November 20 is the much-anticipated documentary Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's.

From a press release:

OneSheet_v4_webLargeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, Josue's debut and the first film helmed by someone from Matt's life, is an intimate tribute to the young man she knew, the young man behind the story that rocked the nation and caused outcry around the world in 1998. Josue's journey took her across the United States, Switzerland and Morocco and the heartfelt result has screened at over two dozen festivals worldwide with more to come.

“On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, as Matt's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of those whose lives he touched, from the friends and family who knew him best to the bartender who saw him on the night of the attack.

“New revelations emerge in one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history, leading to a searing, poignant, and multi-layered biographical and sociological portrait. In the end, the notion of forgiveness--embodied in the moving and courageous final act of Matt's parents--takes on truly heroic proportions.”

The film, which contains many never-before-seen images of Shepard, will be in theaters in February 2015.

Michele Josue Matt ShepardThe filmmaker with Matt Shepard, a friend of hers

Check out the moving trailer after the jump...

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