Tag Archives: movies

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Lousy

The reviews for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, which opens today, are scathing. In his 1-star review, NY Post critic Kyle Smith says, “If there were a Straight Lack-of-Pride Parade, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry could be the grand marshal. The movie isn’t insulting to homosexuals but to comedy. As a hetero, I’m so embarrassed, I’m ...

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Defying Gaiety

Documentary filmmaker Bill Hussung says the world will be “shocked” to see the Broadway stars and dancers that appear in his upcoming film, Gay No More, which follows about 20 performers who belong to a Life Ministry support group that meets twice weekly in “underground locations.” Hussung: “It’s an ex-gay movement with the core belief that you are gay because ...

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Get Away From The Ads, You Bitch!

Argh! I hate the current vogue for reshooting famous scenes from movies with the original actors reciting advertising copy. I must therefore register my extremely anguished reaction to the new DirectTV spot that uses Signourney Weaver’s iconic Caterpillar fight scene from Aliens, my favorite sci-fi movie. No, no, NO! Stop that right now, Signourney! What are we gonna do now, ...

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HomoQuotable- Molly McKay

“We are optimistic and hope this will shed some light on this issue and not have a potential cheap laugh and negative impact on couples fighting for their lives right now. It does have radical impact on same-sex couples and their families.” – Marriage Equality director Molly McKay, speaking about I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, a film opening ...

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A Hotter Potter

Tonight my buddy Captain Steve plus-one’d me for a screening of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix at the Time-Warner screening room above Columbus Circle. The movie was much less gory than the last installment in the series, but it was also darker, more brooding, with much less humor than has been evident in the last four films. Harry ...

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Thank You, Come Again

A dozen 7-Elevens around the country have been made over into Kwik-E marts in a promotion for the Simpsons movie. For the next week you can buy some of the products that previously only existed on the show. I’m going to have to run down to the Times Square 7-Eleven to get me a Squishee and a box of Krusty-O’s ...

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Hairspray Boycott Gains Visibility

In a story picked up by today’s NY Daily News, Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff is joining the chorus of critics calling for a boycott of the new movie version of John Water’s Hairspray, charging that star John Travolta’s faith, Scientology, is homophobic. I haven’t mentioned the boycott previously, because I didn’t think much would come of it, but the ...

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Queersighted On Gay Cinema

AOL’s Queersighted is running a neat promotion: How were gays portrayed in classic Hollywood? Find out this month when Turner Classic Movies airs 44 films covering six decades of gay pride and prejudice in cinema. Starting with Algie the Miner from 1912, the series takes viewers through the film eras of Pre-Code, Classic Hollywood, Code-Busters and ends up in the ...

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RuPaul’s Starrbooty

Yesterday I attended a screening of RuPaul’s new movie Starrbooty, which makes its debut at NYC’s NewFest film festival this Saturday. Produced by RuPaul and directed by Mike Ruiz (above right), Starrbooty follows the title character, the world’s leading supermodel and secret agent, as she goes undercover as a Meatpacking District hooker to find her adopted niece Cornisha who has ...

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Blades Of Bore-y

Last night Aaron and I attended a preview of Blades Of Glory, starring Will Ferrell and Jon (Napoleon Dynamite) Heder. Will Farrell plays the same character we saw in Anchorman, a deluded megalomaniacal ladies man, who along with Heder is banned from men’s figure skating after a gold medal ceremony fistfight. Thanks to a loophole pointed out by Heder’s creepy ...

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Tom Of Sparta

Last night I saw the movie 300, which I found gorgeously photographed, populated by innumerable beautiful men, and really, really, really awful. Ripped directly from the Lord Of The Rings canon of computer-multiplied hordes, freakish creatures, and interminable sword fights, the only thing that saved this movie from being a complete waste of time were the hot men and their ...

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