Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page & Kristin Wiig in 'Whip It'

Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page & Kristin Wiig in 'Whip It'

Drew Barrymore makes her debut behind the camera with a fun and modern tale about a young misfit (Ellen Page) who finds solace from her uptight parents and deplorable schoolmates with an Austin roller derby team … also run by Barrymore. I am ecstatic to see Barrymore taking more control in her career … considering she’s been acting for most of her life, I’d say it’s about time she took the wheel and this is definitely a terrific start for a first-time director … Read the rest of this entry »

Meryl Streep in 'Julie & Julia'

Meryl Streep in 'Julie & Julia'

Stepping into the theatre I knew I would enjoy Julie & Julia … simply for the fact that the spectacular Meryl Streep is the star and can do no wrong when it comes to cinema. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised by the supporting cast and the fantastic Amy Adams (star of Enchanted and Junebug) in making this romantic-comedy a stand out. Read the rest of this entry »

Susan Sarandon in 'The Lovely Bones'

Saoirse Ronan & Susan Sarandon in 'The Lovely Bones'

I just saw the trailer for Peter Jackson’s new film The Lovely Bones … sticking to his niche of adapting books into films, i.e. Lord of the Rings, this movie takes a drastic turn from science fiction, hobbits and elves. Written by Alice Sebold in 2002, the story follows Susie Salmon in the 1970s … after she is murdered she goes to her personal-heaven where she watches over her family as they deal with the aftermath of her death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Amanda Seyfried in 'Jennifer's Body'

Holy shit! A horror-comedy featuring Megan Fox (of Transformers) and Amanda Seyfried (of Mamma Mia! and Mean Girls) … written by Oscar-winner Diablo Cody (also of The United States of Tara infamy) … Why is it that I’ve never heard of this flick until I saw the trailer during previews for Bruno? Read the rest of this entry »

Poster for 'New Moon'

Poster for 'New Moon'

Don’t worry Twilight fanatics … Kristen Stewart shall stop her supposed lesbian love scenes as Joan Jett and come back as Bella Swan to reunite with her hunky vampire beau Robert Pattinson (a.k.a. Edward Cullen) for filming of the next movie in just over a month. Excited?!? Read the rest of this entry »

Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Bruno'

Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Bruno'

I have recently read that GLAAD (otherwise known as the Gay, Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a little bit ticked off by Sacha Baron Cohen’s new flick Bruno … set in the same style as his mega-hit Borat … but, following the life of an Austrian gay fashionista whom (among other things) adopts a black baby he has named OJ and attempts to create a sex-tape with presidential candidate Ron Paul. Read the rest of this entry »

Emile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch

I’ve got a feeling I’m not the only one in awe of Emile Hirsch’s raw talent in movies … He’s broken through with amazing performances in two brilliant biopics and has been tons of fun to watch in mainstream and independent flicks alike. Personally, I think his attitude is what makes me like him even more … he just seems to be extremely laid-back and in search of a good time … I like the actors who don’t think they have to save the world, rather enjoy their life instead … Nevertheless, here are some of Hirsch’s best movies to check out!

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Mia Wasikowska in 'Alice in Wonderland'

Mia Wasikowska in 'Alice in Wonderland'

I’ve been looking around for news about upcoming flicks and I finally saw some pictures from the new Alice in Wonderland and I’m so freaking excited! Mostly because Tim Burton is directing the film and he’ll probably turn the classic into something truly creepy and supernatural … plus, it’s gonna be partially in CGI … the combination of live-action and animation is gonna be pretty freaking cool. Read the rest of this entry »

Megan Fox & Shia LeBeouf in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'

Megan Fox & Shia LaBeouf in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'

Going into this film I totally thought they were going to fuck it up … you know, make it over-the-top and cheesy … but, I loved it! The acting was spectacular, the action was exciting and the storyline was intriguing … I don’t think there’s much else a film needs to succeed in my book … especially when it’s a “Summer Blockbuster” and a fan-boy’s wet dream (I’m not one, but I know plenty of them). Read the rest of this entry »

Jack Black & Michael Cera in 'Year One'

Jack Black, Juno Temple & Michael Cera in 'Year One'

I had extremely high expectations for this film … mostly cause Jack Black and Michael Cera are hilarious. Sadly … Year One was kind of a letdown. Honestly, I could have waited until the film came out on DVD and got those few chuckles from the comfort of my own couch. Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock in 'The Proposal'

Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock in 'The Proposal'

I went to a midnite showing of The Proposal tonight and it was freaking hilarious … I loved it a lot more than I thought I would. Going into the movie … I totally thought that the commercials for the film were going to be the only funny moments … but I laughed the entire way through. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho & Zoe Saldana in the 2009 version of 'Star Trek'

I know everyone was petrified to learn X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a deplorable, piece-of-shit excuse for a film and a disgraceful way to kick-off the summer blockbuster … but, don’t fear, cause Star Trek … that’s right, Star Trek has made its way to the big screen and it has kicked some major ass! Read the rest of this entry »

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin photograph by Matt Jones

Anna Paquin has got to be one of the most talented actresses of this generation. She may not be conventional or another Disney-tween annoyance, but she’s an actress with potential, vulnerability and range in many roles. From her humble beginnings as a child-star to becoming a full-fledged sex-symbol … I think it’s time to showcase her many impressive feats on the big and small screen alike. Read the rest of this entry »

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

I had been so excited to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine … I got my tickets a week in advance and not only because it had more of Hugh Jackman in the buff, but because I am a huge X-Men fanatic. I loved the X-Men franchise … that is, until now. Read the rest of this entry »

So far this year, I have seen a ton of movies … I don’t think I can even ponder on how many times I’ve been to the cinema this year alone. Sadly, I’ve been disappointed. However, blaming the whole industry for the crap-tastic Nicolas Cage one-track, monotone voice in Knowing or the incredibly ridiculous, hilarious (not in a good way) Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, won’t do anyone any favors. Therefore, I think it’s important to highlight the few gems that have come our way.

Isla Fisher in 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'

Isla Fisher in 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'

Confessions of a Shopaholic

So … I know a bunch of people were pissed that the movie wasn’t set in England. But, honestly, if people got over these stupid notions that every adaptation has to be the same word-for-word on-screen, they wouldn’t have given a shit and enjoyed the movie a lot more. This flick is extremely cute and funny and Isla Fisher is amazing. She encompassed the extreme of materialism in the world. The scenes in Shopaholics Anonymous should be enough for any person to catch this movie at least once. By far the best chick-flick of the year … so far. Read the rest of this entry »

The crap-tacular movies shoved down America’s kisser for January have already come and gone and the Academy Awards for the past year are just around the corner. The nominations weren’t that much of a surprise, but there were those few surprises and snubs…Don’t worry, I’m not afraid to go there and give it to those Academy bitches. Enjoy!

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Dev Patel & Freida Pinto in 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Dev Patel & Freida Pinto in 'Slumdog Millionaire'

The Best Picture race is not all that unusual…the intense drama flicks and political movies raid the category. It is really not that hard to predict that Slumdog Millionaire will win. They have won everything and they are the total underdogs! The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a very strange movie, it’s not the typical drama that get’s nominated and the Academy likes different. Frost/Nixon and Milk are both very strong political movies and The Reader involves Nazi’s…so, of course they will get nominated. All the other movies are great, but Slumdog Millionaire came from the bottom and rose to the top.

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Well…the Golden Globes are just around the corner ummm…tonight! Yeah, I just got around to posting this…and the awards season is in full effect. As a gay man, I might be pushing the stereotype that we are all movie buffs and throw Oscar parties, but I honestly don’t give a shit, because I love the fucking cinema!

Since boredom bears upon me easily, don’t expect a full list of every category, cause this ain’t the Oscars, bitches.

Anne Hathaway in 'Rachel Getting Married'

Anne Hathaway in 'Rachel Getting Married'

Best Actress-Drama

I’m freaking ecstatic about Anne Hathaway getting nominated for Rachel Getting Married, not only because she is one of my favorite (new) actresses, but she actually delivered a beautiful performance in this seriously emotional flick. Since I haven’t even seen I’ve Loved You So Long (hence no one else has), for which Kristin Scott Thomas was nominated, I’ve got to say Kate Winslet will take the gold for Revolutionary Road, in which she reunited with hunky Titanic-lover Leo DiCaprio. Yeah, you remember the whole nude drawing and fucking in the car with the handprint…Got to love it! Meryl Streep (Doubt) and Angelina Jolie (Changeling) were also nominated in this category, but they have enough awards…share the wealth, you talented bitches!

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Sean Penn & James Franco

Sean Penn & James Franco's intimate scene in 'Milk'

The film industry seems to run on the stereotype that art nor cinema could be generated without the helpful hands of homosexuals. Yet, the gay films that have come out of the past 20 years seem to tell the LGBT-community that “coming out of the closet” can never lead to a happy ending. Read the rest of this entry »

Short by Marie

Short by Marie Caillou for 'Fear(s) of the Dark'

The expectations going into foreign film Fear(s) of the Dark might have been a little high. But, come on, it’s the French! Aren’t they known for being on-edge and inspiring? Unbeknown to me … The movie fucking sucked. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn that Frown Upside Down!

December 10, 2008

Anna Faris

Anna Faris in 'Smiley Face'

Smoking weed conjures images of lazy couch surfers and video game drones who constantly have the drug-induced munchies. However, for aspiring-actress Jane F. (Anna Faris) in the Gregg Araki flick Smiley Face she believes marijuana can open her mind and get her creative juices flowing. Read the rest of this entry »