Shameless showrunner John Wells seeks the Real America in August: Osage County
David France's How To Survive A Plague--about ACT UP, the activist group that was founded in fury against the lack of attention to AIDS--won a bunch of awards and 100% raves before being nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary. The winner was Searching For Sugar Man--about the search for a mus ... More >>
So says Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh, who peddled Behind The Candelabra--with Michael Douglas as flaming pianist Liberace and Matt Damon as his younger lover--all around Hollywood for years. Despite that A-list lineup, Soderbergh says every single studio told him the exact same thing: " ... More >>
A travesty's travesty
3-D hit the New York Film Festival with the opening night attraction, Life of Pi, a beautifully filmed voyage of awakening featuring a boy and a tiger adrift in a lifeboat. It's basically a love story between the kid and the animal, and I'd call it an inter-species Brokeback Mountain--to name anoth ... More >>
No, it wasn't Marty, From Here To Eternity, or even Johnny Guitar. It was a wacky little 1972 alleged comedy called Bunny O'Hare, in which he and Bette Davis were a plumber and a widow who dressed up as hippies and robbed banks, funkily escaping on a motorcycle. Those two old coots were no threat ... More >>
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
Ovation generally shows a lot of documentaries about creative artist types, which is a huge notch above reality shows and absolutely fine with me. But lately, every time I click on it, they're airing one of my all-time favorite camp movies. Mahogany! Sparkle! Gypsy! Mommie Dearest! A Choru ... More >>
Here comes Santa Musto trying to squeeze his ass down various celebrities' chimneys to give them a steaming pile of the following appropriate presents for their futures: *A DVD of Schindler's List for the messy, mouthy John Galliano. Learn it, bitch!
Photo by Cathay CheThe gala premiere for The Smurfs in 3D happened last night at the Ziegfeld, and as the talent arrived, I thought, "This is the gay friendliest children's film in history. "And it's on the first day of gay marriage in New York. Smurftastic."
Sunday's Daily Mail has the "amazing first interview" with the "undisputed star of the Chilean mine rescue," Mario Sepulveda. The second miner to surface after 69 days underground, Sepulveda has been dubbed "Super Mario" by the press, who just cannot get enough of this story. Surely, as many ... More >>
Jennifer Coolidge (of Christopher Guest mockumentary fame) was a scream doing her standup act at Comix the other night. Here are some of her riotous observations:
Here's to you, Mrs. Stifler
Ari Gold--who had Logo's number one video of the year--has spoken. And it's about his new video, "Human," directed by sex god Aaron Cobbett. Gold sent me the clip for the song (a cover of the old Human League hit) and he generously included his intricate explanation of it. Says he: "I'm bringing th ... More >>
The New York Film Critics Circle has split its top four honors between two films. Milk was named Best Picture and Sean Penn's eponymous role won him the Best Actor Award; Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky's title-describing lead took Best Actress and Mike Leigh won Best Director. A 3-1 division in the ... More >>
This might sound disrespectful, but did you ever wonder what it would be like to sniff Heath Ledger's butt? Lord knows, as a press person, I kissed it his whole adult life! And now there's a chance to own, fondle, and stick your face in a place where Heath's heinie rested for many hours on the set o ... More >>
Brokeback Mountain was just the beginning . . .
Heath Ledger in I'm Not There What I want to say about the death of Heath Ledger is…nothing. No speculation on why he committed suicide, if he committed suicide. No comment on the chronology, the circumstances, the known facts or lurid details of his passing. No outrage at the ghoulish gathering ... More >>
Ang Lee's sexed-up NC-17 thriller is neither sexy nor thrilling
Preparing for the onslaught that is the Toronto Film Festival
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
Après Tribeca, a deluge of film fests
The reluctant Irish captain returns with his crew
Glamour, heartbreak, and some interpretive dance
The heart of The New World: Feverish fans turn a box office bust into a cult film
Rock stars, dating experts, and cartoon characters talk about Valentine's Day
Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes
Moving into the mainstream, the Christian right tells Hollywood to have a little faith
Daring to be different, Ang Lee's epic gay romance goes looking for love in the heartland
Brokeback writers on the road from page to screen
Stable relationship: Gay frontier weepie is Hollywood's straightest love story in years
Gay cowboys and masturbatory pet projects steam up fest