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Banksy’s Exit Throught The Gift Shop

From the coming documentary about British graffiti artist Banksy: Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #26

Tyrone Power in The Rains Came.

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The Real Life “English Patient” Was Gay

Newly discovered letters have revealed that Lazlo de Almasy, the Hungarian soldier who inspired the Best Picture Oscar-winning romance/drama The English Patient, was gay in real life. He never slept with a woman and he was in love with a Nazi. Letters have surfaced in Germany proving that the World War Two spy who inspired the hero the the Oscar-winning …

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NYC Meets The $20 Movie Ticket

All these 3D/IMAX movies have pushed ticket prices to near $20 in NYC. The cost of movie tickets is rising this weekend, with seats for the IMAX 3-D cartoon “How To Train Your Dragon” soaring to $19.50 for adults at one Brooklyn theater. And movie fans say it’s Hollywood robbery. “It’s pretty absurd that in this economy, they want to …

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Tribeca Film Festival Vs. GLAAD, Pt. 2

The Tribeca Film Festival has issued a response to GLAAD’s call for the removal of Ticked Off Trannies With Knives from their schedule. “The filmmakers provided a copy of this film to GLAAD in February, and for weeks the organization had been supportive to the filmmakers. In fact, GLAAD representatives advised the film’s producer, director and cast on how to …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #24

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GLAAD Angry About ‘Transploitation’ Flick

GLAAD has issued a call to action against the Tribeca Film Festival over the planned screening of an indie flick called Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives. By marketing Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives as a “transploitation” film, by using the word “trannies” (a pejorative term for transgender people) in the title of the film, by casting transgender women in some roles, and …

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Avatar 2: This Time It’s Original

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Quote Of The Day – Joan Collins

“There’s a big difference between the male stars of bygone years and today’s slightly metrosexual-looking actors. Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio and Sean Penn are all wonderful actors, but they are chameleon-like when it comes to their place on the masculinity meter. As for today’s TV stars, to me they seem just like ordinary, faceless men cut from the same …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #23

Auntie Mame!

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Tron Legacy

I’m actually kind of excited to see this one.

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Actor Peter Graves Dead At 83

Television and movie star Peter Graves died at his home of an apparent heart attack yesterday at the age of 83. Graves had just returned from brunch with his wife and kids and collapsed before he made it into the house, Brokaw said. One of his daughters administered CPR but was unable to revive him. Graves’ family doctor visited the …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #22

Barbara Stanwyck in 1953’s Titanic.

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Blog Post Noting Amusement

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Florida GOP: No More Tax Credits For Movies Made With Gay Characters

Like many states, Florida offers huge tax incentives to movie studios in order to lure big budget productions to film locally. The Florida GOP and state Rep. Stephen Precourt don’t have a problem with that, they just want to make sure that no productions with gay characters get the tax break. Movies and TV shows with gay characters could be …

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2010 Oscar Winners

Best Picture – The Hurt LockerBest Director – Kathryn BigelowBest Actor – Jeff BridgesBest Actress – Sandra BullockBest Supporting Actor – Christoph WaltzBest Supporting Actress – Mo’NiqueBest Original Score – UpBest Cinematography – AvatarBest Visual Effects – AvatarBest Costume Design – The Young VictoriaBest Makeup – Star TrekBest Animated Film – Up

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #21

Mildred Pierce!

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Open Thread Thursday

What are your Oscar predictions for Sunday?

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Nothing Is As It Seems

Even the most mundane TV and movie shots are now done with green screens.

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #19

I love Black Narcissus!

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