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Feature Film To Center On Harlem Hate Church

NBC Out reports: In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community. In “My Harlem,” the two main characters, …

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Trans Actress Alexis Arquette Dies At Age 47

TMZ reports: Alexis Arquette died Sunday morning surrounded by family and friends … the family confirms to TMZ. Alexis’ brother, Richmond Arquette says Alexis died at 12:32 AM while listening to David Bowie’s, “Starman.” Besides being the sibling of David and Patricia Arquette — Alexis was known for her roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “The Wedding Singer,” as well as …

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Two Tears In A Bucket: Lady Chablis Dies At Age 59

Atlanta’s Project Q reports: The legendary drag performer Lady Chablis – a fixture at Club One in Savannah and drag centerpiece of “Midnight in the Garden and Evil” – died on Thursday. The death of the iconic performer was announced by Club One, where Lady Chablis has performed since the club opened nearly 30 years ago. She died surrounded by …

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TRAILER: Mascots

Starring pretty much everybody whose ever been in one of his movies. USA Today recaps: “Mascots, they don’t die. They just hang in a closet.” Welcome to the delightfully wacky world of Christopher Guest’s Mascots. The famed comedy director, who you know from Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, is taking his talents to Netflix, and he’s clearly not …

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Actor Gene Wilder Dies At Age 83

Dammit. Variety reports: Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma …

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Ben-Hur Bombs At The Box Office

Deadline reports: With an estimated production cost that’s in the vicinity of $100M, MGM and Paramount certainly didn’t build Ben-Hur to fail this weekend. But if there’s one Come-to-Jesus from this remake’s estimated disastrous $11M opening: It’s still a challenge for Hollywood to cross over a faith-based film to the masses 12 years after the $370M ($612M global) success of …

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IT’S GOT ELECTROLYTES: Rupert Murdoch Kills Plan To Use Idiocracy Character For Anti-Trump Ads

Mediaite reports: Comedy filmmaker and actor Mike Judge says that 20th Century Fox hit the kill switch on his plans to resurrect one of his most beloved films in order to give commentary on the 2016 election. “It was announced that they were anti-Trump, and I would’ve preferred to make them and then have the people decide,” Judge said. “Terry …

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TRAILER: Arrival

Deadline recaps: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker star in the film that Paramount acquired in a $20M Cannes deal in 2014, when it was still titled Story Of Your Life. The Eric Heissere-penned script, based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang, centers on expert linguist Louise Banks (Adams) who is recruited by the military after a …

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Dick Van Dyke Performs Chitty Chitty Bang Bang With His Barbershop Quartet For Denny’s Diners [VIDEO]

90 years old and he’s still got it! TIME recaps: Dick Van Dyke just can’t stop bursting into song. This time, the 90-year-old actor decided to entertain his fellow breakfast diners at a Denny’s restaurant in southern California with a casual but peppy performance of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” the title song from the 1968 classic movie of the same …

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R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies At 81

CNN reports: Kenny Baker, the British actor who gave life to the droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield. Baker was being looked after by Shield’s brother, who found him Saturday morning. Shield said Baker was ill for years with a lung condition. She also said her …

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TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

From the BBC: A new trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been released, offering fans a fleeting glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer concludes with a shot of Vader and the sound of his trademark heavy breathing. Felicity Jones stars in Gareth Edwards’ film as the leader of a Rebel mission to steal the plans for the Death …

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Coming Soon: Paradise Garage, The Movie

New York City’s legendary gay nightclub, the Paradise Garage, will be the focus of upcoming film. Electronic Beats reports: Though it closed in 1987, New York’s Paradise Garage night club has left a lasting impression on dance music that can still be felt today. Along with the Warehouse in Chicago and Zanzibar in New Jersey, the Garage was a place …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #142 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone and a ship load of passengers battle the odds on a luxury liner going down in Andrew L. Stone’s spine tingling disaster film THE LAST VOYAGE (1960). Filmed on an actual liner that was sunk for the filming, the cast includes Oscar winners George Sanders as a distressed captain, Edmund O’Brien as a panicked …

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Oliver Stone Promotes Snowden With PSA Urging Patrons To Turn Off Phones In Movie Theaters [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: Oliver Stone wants you to turn off your smartphone while you’re in a theater watching a movie — which he surely thinks should probably be his upcoming Snowden, but that’s beside the point. Or is it? The Oscar-winning filmmaker taped a new PSA which, by the way, debuted in front of a screening of Snowden held during Comic-Con …

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Hollywood Dubbing Legend Marni Nixon Dies At 86

The New York Times reports: Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of …

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TRAILER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rolling Stone recaps: Fox offered up a new trailer for their Rocky Horror Picture Show remake during their Comic-Con panel on Thursday. In the clip, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox – who plays Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania,” in the film – vamps it up to one of the musical’s signature tunes, “The Time …

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Director Garry Marshall Dies At Age 81

Variety recaps: Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday in Burbank, Calif. of complications from pneumonia following a stroke. He was 81. Marshall went from being TV …

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Swag Tuesday: Make America Fabulous Again Hats

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight, we’ve got ten Make America Fabulous Again hats in celebration of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which opens nationwide on Friday. Enter to win by commenting on this post. Winners will be notified by 6PM Thursday via Disqus. Below enjoy some behind-the-scenes clips about the making of the film. Here’s the press blurb: Enter to win an …

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TRAILER: La La Land

The Independent recaps: Prepare to have your heart stolen; whisked away to lose itself within the dizzying lights of Tinseltown. The first trailer for musical La La Land has dropped and, boy, is it a charmer. Soundtracked to the soft, crooning vocals of star Ryan Gosling performing an original song from the film, “City of Stars”, the trailer promises a …

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TRAILER: Loving

Vanity Fair recaps: Sick of the summer box-office doldrums? Focus Features is here to bolster your belief in important, non-franchise filmmaking with the first trailer for Loving, a powerful biopic about Richard and Mildred Loving—the interracial couple who changed the course of American history by fighting for their right to be married in the 1960s. From filmmaker Jeff Nichols, Loving …

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