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Tired Old Queen At The Movies

Film buffs should consider subscribing to Steve Hayes’ Tired Old Queen At The Movies channel on YouTube, where he provides historical and hilarious insight on Hollywood classics. This is his latest, Episode #14. Somebody get this guy a cable show. Hello, Bravo? Logo?

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Pocohontar

(Via – Boing Boing)

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Avatar Already #2 All Time Grosser

Wow. On Wednesday, “Avatar” passed the $1.12 billion tally by 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” to become the second-highest worldwide grosser ever. James Cameron’s sci-fi epic headed into Thursday with a domestic cume of $374.4 million and a foreign cume of $760.8 million, for wordwide boxoffice totaling $1.14 billion and counting. Cameron’s “Titanic” is …

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Preshusssh: Mariah Carey (Hic) Winsh

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Quote Of The Day – Bono

“Caution! The only thing protecting the movie and TV industries from the fate that has befallen music and indeed the newspaper business is the size of the files. The immutable laws of bandwidth tell us we’re just a few years away from being able to download an entire season of “24” in 24 seconds. Many will expect to get it …

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Quote Of The Day – Mick LaSalle

“Guy Ritchie is the worst screenwriter in the world, but, to be fair, he is not the worst director. He is only the worst director of the people who actually get to make movies. As we speak, there are human beings walking the Earth — perhaps as many as a half dozen of them — with less directorial talent, but …

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Actress Brittany Murphy Dies At 32

Actress Brittany Murphy died of cardiac arrest this morning in Los Angeles. Movie star Brittany Murphy is dead of a heart attack at 32. She went into full cardiac arrest early Sunday and could not be revived, the Website TMZ reported. The Los Angeles City Fire Department got a call from the home of Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack about 8 …

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Maddow On Avatar

Apparently, James Cameron’s Avatar is just one giant liberal propagandorama.

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So I Finally Saw Precious

I finally overcame my “white liberal guilt” and distaste for downer flicks this weekend and saw Precious, which garnered three Golden Globe nominations today, including Best Picture. I found it to be somewhat of a cinematic colonoscopy – uncomfortable and embarrassing – but also ultimately good for you. And like a colonoscopy, it was the kind of experience I hope …

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2009 Golden Globes Noms

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAa. AVATARb. THE HURT LOCKERc. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSd. PRECIOUSe. UP IN THE AIR BEST ACTRESS – DRAMAa. EMILY BLUNT – THE YOUNG VICTORIAb. SANDRA BULLOCK – THE BLIND SIDEc. HELEN MIRREN – THE LAST STATIONd. CAREY MULLIGAN – AN EDUCATIONe. GABOUREY SIDIBE – PRECIOUS BEST ACTOR – DRAMAa. JEFF BRIDGES – CRAZY HEARTb. GEORGE CLOONEY – UP …

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Oprah And Tyler Perry Disqualified For Precious Oscar Eligibility

Academy Award officials have ruled that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, who signed on as executive producers of Precious after the movie was completed, are not eligible to receive Oscars should the picture win. The pair’s involvement has annoyed some movie industry insiders and well as some critics Huge controversy surrounds the involvement of Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in …

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Bollywood’s First Gay Kiss

Bollywood may see its first gay love scene, if the film gets past censors. An upcoming Bollywood film will feature what is thought to be the industry’s first gay love scene. I Am Omar, one of four short stories which make up the film I Am, focuses on male sex workers and homophobic police officers. In one scene, actors Rahul …

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Today In Viral Videos

The fakery tipoff is on the side of the bus. (Via – Gothamist)

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Hollywood Vs. New York City

Four decades of the cinematic destruction of New York City, stirringly set to George Gershwin.

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Shocking Report Shows That Buttery Food And Soda Is Fattening

According to the Center for Science in the Nanny State, everybody should stop eating movie popcorn immediately. CBS reports on a study by the Center for Science and Public Interest that analyzed nutritional makeup of movie popcorn; the results are eye-opening. Consuming a medium size popcorn and soda is the equivalent of eating three Quarter Pounders from McDonald’s, along with …

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AIDS Denialists Release Film Of Lies

AIDS denialists, who claim that HIV either doesn’t exist or doesn’t cause AIDS, have released a film titled House Of Numbers. Already, doctors interviewed for the movie has issued a statement denouncing its “junk science.” A film about HIV and what causes AIDS has been attacked for being misleading and even dangerous. According to producer and director Brent Leung, House …

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HomoQuotable – Lee Daniels

“Precious is really not a black story. I told it originally for a black audience, and I’m a black, gay filmmaker. So I told it with a gay sensibility, and I gave a black sensibility to it, because I’m African-American. But I think it’s a universal story, and it goes beyond sex and/or culture to be universal. “I met this …

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Cruise + Travolta: Scientology Stars To Remake Homoerotic Cowboy Classic

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the classic 1969 western often cited for its homoerotic undertones, is going to be remade by the two Hollywood stars most frequently rumored to be gay. Add Scientology into the mix and you get….huh? Tom Cruise will reportedly team up with pal John Travolta in a remake of the 1960s western Butch Cassidy and …

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The Butch Factor

A documentary examining masculinity and gay men titled The Butch Factor is scheduled to be released on DVD in December after having toured gay film festivals in recent months. One review from the film’s site: The 87-minute feature explores gay men’s complicated relationship with masculinity. The core segments of the film, and the freshest material here, are profiles of several …

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Swiss Arrest Roman Polanski

Thirty years after he fled the United States to avoid prison for having sex with a 13 year-old girl, yesterday Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski was arrested entering Switzerland. The Academy Award-winning director pleaded guilty in 1977 to a single count of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, acknowledging he had sex with a 13-year-old girl, but fled the United …

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