Tag Archives: Milk the movie

HomoQuotable – James Randi

“Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted. I’m gay. From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at ...

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Bright Lights, Big City

During tonight’s marriage protest in Times Square, I decided to take my disgust to the new mega-Jumbotron above American Eagle at Broadway & 45th, where a purchase allows you “15 seconds of fame” via their in-store camera. The store’s manager disallowed my uber-angry signage, so with an “I Heart(Break) NY” sticker on my hoodie, I returned with Milk art director ...

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Gays References Edited Out Of Oscar Broadcasts For 300 Million Worldwide

Dustin Lance Black and Sean Penn’s heartfelt Oscar speeches in support of gay rights were cut out of the broadcast by a satellite TV station which beams its signal to 300 million viewers in numerous Asian countries. The STAR satellite channel, which broadcasts to more than 300 million viewers in 53 countries, also cut the sound when Dustin Lane Black, ...

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Wingnuts Very Unhappy With Oscars

Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian movie site MovieGuide, is very unhappy with the results of this year’s Oscars. From his guest post on Peter LaBarbera’s site titled “Hollywood Denounces God And Applauds Pedophila.” “The Academy Awards showed its support for sexual perversions last night at its annual Oscar ceremony. And, the Academy wrongly painted the Entertainment Industry as a ...

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Cleve Jones On Rachel Maddow Show

Pioneering gay activist Cleve Jones appeared on the Rachel Maddow show last night to talk about Milk’s Oscar wins. Jones calls on Congress and President Obama to enact federal LGBT rights laws.

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Freepers React To The Oscars

Here’s a lovely sampling of Freeper reactions to Sean Penn’s win at last night’s Academy Awards. – “Seems that the Oscars have gone the way of the Nobel … Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply.”– “Hollywood awards have nothing to do with movies and everything to do with the homosexual agenda. It’s nothing but a ...

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Nate Silver Calls The Oscars

Nate Silver, our stats geek hero for his freakishly accurate calling of the 2008 election, has turned his superpowers on this Sunday’s Oscars. His picks: Supporting ActorHeath Ledger………………….85.8%Supporting ActressTaraji P. Henson……………..51.0%Lead ActorMickey Rourke……………….71.1%Lead ActressKate Winslet…………………..67.6%Best DirectorDanny Boyle,Slumdog Millionaire….…….99.7%Best PictureSlumdog Millionaire……….99.0%Silver only gives Milk a 1% chance of winning Best Picture, but says it does have a tiny chance of pulling ...

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Eight Oscar Nominations For Milk Including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button lead the list of 2009 Oscar contenders with 13 nominations, but the big news for us here is Milk’s eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director – Gus Van Sant, Best Actor – Sean Pean, Best Supporting Actor – Josh Brolin, and Best Original Screenplay – Dustin Lance Black. BEST PICTURE: Frost/Nixon, Milk, The ...

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HomoQuotable – Nancy Goldstein

“Bitch, I’ve seen queers more fired up when Bed Bath & Beyond runs out of sale items. Where’s the passion? “Was Van Sant afraid that audiences wouldn’t be sympathetic if 70s-era gay activists were people who suffered, swore, fought back, and fucked like they meant it? If the street kids actually looked like dirty, starving, broke-ass teen hustlers? “Gay history ...

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Milk Money

Gus Van Zant’s Milk tripled its run to over 300 theaters this weekend, landing the film at #9 in the national box office top ten. Weekend Gross: $2,636,000 Gross To Date: $7,630,000Last Week’s Rank: 11Weeks In Release: 3Number of Theaters: 328Theatre Avg: $8,036Percent Change: 44% The other films in the top ten are playing in 1500 – 3600 theaters, versus ...

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Golden Globes: Penn – Yes, Milk – No

The Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning. Sean Penn is the lone representative from Milk. Here are the film categories: The nominees for best drama are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” The nominees for best comedy or musical are “Burn After Reading,” “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “In Bruges,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Vicky Christina ...

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Top Honors From New York Film Critics Circle: Milk, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

This is the second major prize for Milk this week and first of what I predict will be many for Sean Penn. “Milk,” Gus Van Sant’s movie about gay rights leader Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn, has been named best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. Penn was also chosen as best actor by the critics, who announced ...

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Milk Wins Kramer Prize

Milk has won its first award. Sean Penn’s film biography “Milk” is receiving the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, which honors pictures taking on provocative social issues. The prize, announced Monday, will be presented at the guild’s awards show Jan. 24. “Milk” stars Penn as San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, who in 1977 won a seat on the ...

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Morning View – Castro Theater

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Milk Opens Big

The opening weekend grosses for Milk are very, very good. Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” scored a huge Thanksgiving opening, according to initial estimates from Rentrak early this afternoon. The Focus Features release, a biopic of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, grossed $1,381,484 on just 36 screens over the three-day weekend, for a $38,375 average. This ranks as the highest opening ...

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NYTimes: Milk Is A Marvel

Milk gets a fantastic review from A.O. Scott in today’s NYTimes. An excerpt: That power lies in its uncanny balancing of nuance and scale, its ability to be about nearly everything — love, death, politics, sex, modernity — without losing sight of the intimate particulars of its story. Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. “Milk” is a marvel. Last ...

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HomoQuotable – David Mixner

“[W]e laughed Brokeback Mountain right out of an Academy Award. Please lets not allow the same thing to happen to Milk this year. “Milk is a movie about our history, our heroes, our struggle and the power of one individual to create change. The movie is a universal story to inspire and give hope to everyone. The movie depicts how ...

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300 Protest At Chicago-Area Cinemark Theater

More than 300 marriage equality activists protested at a Chicago-area Cinemark Theater on Saturday in response to the company’s CEO having donated $10K to support Prop 8. JMG reader Michael Lehet sends us his firsthand video. A nationwide boycott of Cinemark has been brewing for the last week, with many upset that the chain will be showing Milk. The website ...

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