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AMC Theatres To Host National Screening Of Movie Featuring Anti-Gay Activists

On May 6th, AMC Theatres will host a one-time national screening of Irreplaceable, a movie produced by Focus On The Family. Among the anti-gay talking heads in the film is Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, who is perhaps best known for his campaign against the publication of gay wedding announcements in Jewish newspapers. Also in the movie is ex-gay torture advocate Dr. …

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How Much Did Ender’s Game Lose?

Most insiders say anti-gay activist and Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card does not have a financial stake in the performance of the movie, but still it must sting that his calling card title so stunk up the joint. The film has largely left first-run theaters, but even adding in international grosses and future video sales, at this point there’s …

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Tired Old Queen at the Movies #122

Clip recap: Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are at their zany best and will have you on the floor with holiday laughter in Leo McCary’s classic screwball comedy THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937). Playing a couple about to divorce, they do everything possible to stay together and the result is non-stop hilarity. Ralph Bellamy lends excellent support as a hick Texas …

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Actress Joan Fontaine Dies At 96

USA Today has the obituary: Joan Fontaine, who died Sunday night at age 96 at her home in Carmel, Calif., represented more than an Oscar-winning career spanning almost six decades: She was one of the industry’s last living links to Hollywood’s golden era of the 1930s and ’40s. While she was nominated for two Oscars and won another, she’s known …

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Actor Peter O’Toole Dies At 81

Eight-time Oscar nominee Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81. O’Toole got his first Oscar nomination for 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” his last for “Venus” in 2006. With that he set the record for most nominations without ever winning, though he had accepted an honorary Oscar in 2003. A reformed — but unrepentant — hell-raiser, O’Toole long suffered …

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Documentary Kidnapped For Christ Describes “Ex-Gay” Teenage Torture Camp

Via Raw Story: “Kidnapped for Christ” is a new documentary that tells the story of teenagers sent to an evangelical Christian boarding school outside the U.S. where school personnel attempt to rid them of feelings of same sex attraction or other “ungodly” influences. “They mess your mind up,” said former student Deirdre Sugiuchi to Raw Story. “Prisoners have more freedom …

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Opening Bid: $100,000

From Invaluable Auctions: Bert Lahr “Cowardly Lion” prop “Witch Remover” from The Wizard of Oz. (MGM, 1939) This instantly recognizable prop is wielded by the Cowardly Lion as he, Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow enter the Haunted Forest and read the sign aloud stating, “Haunted Forest…Witches Castle one mile…I’d turn back if I were you.” So visually important …

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TRAILER: Legend Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Quite the cast: Patrick Stewart, Megan Hilty, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short, Dan Akroyd, Jim Belushi, and Glee‘s Lea Michele as Dorothy.

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TRAILER: Road To Home

From the producers: In the avalanche of homeless young people spreading across America, nearly half are LGBT, despite the fact that gay kids make up only 5-7% of the general population. In an era of increasing openness regarding LGBT issues, where marriage equality is making strides and anti-gay bullying is publicly shamed, kids are coming out to their parents younger …

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Bette Midler To Play Mae West In Biopic

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Divine Miss M. is taking on the great Mae West. HBO Films has put in development Mae West, a movie about the true Hollywood original, with Bette Midler attached to star and executive produce. The project is the brainchild of William Friedkin (The Exorcist), who will direct and executive produce. Broadway heavyweight Harvey Fierstein, who recently …

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TRAILER: Jupiter Ascending

Via Variety: The first trailer for the Wachowski’s “Jupiter Ascending” arrived Monday and it looks every bit as extraordinary as you thought it would. Starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, the Warner Bros. sci-fi tentpole tells the story of a young destitute human woman who is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens …

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Ben Whishaw To Play Freddie Mercury

Openly gay British actor Ben Whishaw has been cast to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic to be directed by Dexter Fletcher. Mercury died in 1991 of complication from AIDS, but it is said his last days will not be the subject of the film. Sacha Baron Cohen was due to play the Queen frontman but left the production in …

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Actress Eleanor Parker Dies At 91

Variety has the obituary: Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to Julie Andrews’ Maria in 1966 film “The Sound of Music,” died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia at a medical facility near Palm Springs, Calif. She was 91. In the 1950s, …

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Actor Paul Walker Dies In Car Crash

TMZ reports: Paul Walker — best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies — died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California … TMZ has learned. The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a …

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Uncommon Douchery: Erik Estrada Stars In Liberty Counsel Movie With Mat Staver

Kyle Mantyla writes at Right Wing Watch: On the heels of Rick Santorum’s flop as a movie mogul, it looks like the professional anti-gay activists over at Liberty Counsel have been bitten by the acting bug and decided to try their hands at filmmaking as well, with the release of a feature film called “Uncommon” starring none other than Erik …

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Tired Old Queen at the Movies #121

Clip recap: Errol Flynn and Olivia deHavilland make movie magic in William Keighley and Michael Curtiz’ s 1938 spectacular; “The Adventures Of Robin Hood.” Sumptuously shot in Technicolor and featuring an unbelievable supporting cast featuring Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone at their villainous best, along with Alan Hale, Eugene Pallette , Una O’Connor and a cast of hundreds, it’s the …

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TRAILER: Noah

Two weeks ago I posted the first trailer for this “religious epic” and today we get Paramount’s trailer for audiences overseas.

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About The Real HIV/AIDS Buyers Clubs

Focus Features’ Dallas Buyers Club continues to perform strongly in theaters, moving up to #10 on last weekend’s list of top grosses as the release widened to more than 650 houses. Focus writes: Jean-Marc Vallée’s DALLAS BUYERS CLUB dramatizes the story of Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey), a real man who, after being diagnosed as HIV+ in 1986, did …

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Frothy Flick Flops

Despite aggressive marketing to evangelical churches nationwide, Rick Santorum’s first movie release appears to be a major flop. The power of prayer has failed to save The Christmas Candle, the new release from Rick Santorum’s faith based film studio, EchoLight. The Christmas Candle, set in the fictional English village of Gladbury and billed as “a timeless holiday film for the …

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Susan Boyle Sings For Frothy Mix

The Christmas Candle, the first film from the Christian movie studio headed by Rick Santorum, opens today. Making her acting debut in the film is Susan Boyle, and the studio just posted the below song which will appear on the movie’s soundtrack. Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every …

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