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Rules Don’t Apply | Review

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The Showgirl and the Driver: Beatty’s Romantic Reconstruction of Eccentric Entrepreneur’s Latter Days

Considering his iconic contributions and sterling reputation in cinema, breaking out over fifty years with his big screen debut in Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass (1961), it’s astounding to note Warren Beatty has only acted in twenty-two features, including his latest, Rules Don’t Apply, which happens to stand as his fifth outing as director.

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Briefs: A First Look At Ben Affleck’s Batman, “Fantastic Beasts,” And Previewing The “Glee” Season Finale

Birthday shoutouts go to Hunter Parrish (above), who is 27, Lena Dunham is 28, Robert Pattinson is 28, Stevie Wonder is 64, Stephen Colbert is 50, and Armistead Maupin is 70.

Antonio Banderas: Homophobes Are Mentally Ill

Clay Aiken Wins Nc Dem Congressional Primary

The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts is scheduled for November 2016, with plans to start a franchise.

TV Line previews tonight’s Glee Season Finale, and it’s bad news for Klaine.

It had to happen.

@MissesDynamite pic.twitter.com/1zEjEZ6wG6

— Günter Stassler (@GuenterLois) May 12, 2014

Zack Snyder tweeted out the first image of Ben Affleck as Batman

I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham http://t.co/WPHKLxgBLM pic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJ

— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 13, 2014

Here’s your Tasty Two For Tuesday With Matt Bomer. These are from yesterday at the NYC premiere of The Normal Heart

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each
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Publicist and Festival Programmer Lewis Tice Dies at 44

Publicist and Festival Programmer Lewis Tice Dies at 44
Lewis Tice, a longtime champion of LGBT cinema who worked as a publicist, producer, film critic and film festival programmer, died Tuesday at 44.

Tice had exec producer credits on “Blood for Irina” and “Bear City” and he also helped launch “Latter Days,” “Another Gay Movie” and “Mysterious Skin” for Tla Releasing.

Throughout his career, Tice worked at Sundance, the Chicago International Film Festival, Frameline and over 20 other fests.

Tla Entertainment Group CEO Derek Curl told Indiewire,”Lewis has been my closest colleague for over 10 years. He was there for most of my firsts in the film business, protecting me from the sharks and introducing me to the people he knew…which was everyone. It is a devastating loss to me personally, to Lgbt cinema and to all the filmmakers that relied on his kind soul and glorious laugh to get them through. This most sweet and talented man will be
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Birthday Gallery: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Turns 33

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We first got to know Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a child star, through his many commercials, such feature films as Angels In The Outfield, and most notably his TV appearances, including a six-season stint as alien Tommy on Third Rock From The Sun.

He left acting for a few years to attend college, and he came back with a renewed vigor, focusing on gritty independent films and character studies. His role in 2004′s Mysterious Skin as a gay prostitute completely redefined his career, and is one of the great performances of the last decade.

Joseph has maintained an eclectic career, appearing in beloved indies Latter Days and 500 Days Of Summer (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination), and big-budget fare G.I. Joe and The Dark Knight Rises. Last year he wrote, directed, and starred in the well-received Don Jon.

We don’t know what he’ll bring us in the future,
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Winner Bisset vs. the Globes' Buzz-Off Orchestra

Jacqueline Bisset vs. the Golden Globes 2014 get-lost orchestra NBC or whoever organized the Golden Globes 2014 ceremony sat Jacqueline Bisset way in the back of the awards ceremony ballroom. Never mind the fact that Bisset’s film career began nearly half a century ago and that she was a Golden Globe nominee in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category for the mini-series Dancing on the Edge. As a result, it took Bisset, who seemed about as surprised as everybody else when her named was called up, more than a minute to reach the stage. (Photo: Jacqueline Bisset accepts her Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television © HFPA.) Visibly moved, Bisset had to wait a few more seconds before she was able to talk. By the time she began with her somewhat rambling acceptance speech,
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Link Street

List Challenge 'Great Movies That Don't Normally Make It On To Great Movie Lists.' Lots of good rental suggestions here.

Tribeca ranking the Ron Howard movies. I contributed for some reason

BuzzFeed 17 ways Rent lied to you about life 

Gold Derby attempts to explain those upsets at the Emmys 

In Contention on the possible delays facing The Wolf of Wall Street and other Oscar race thoughts. The story originated here though other sites have claimed credit. Unfortunately most headlines are presenting delays as facts but in truth we still don't really know what's happening*. Just that it's unlikely to make it's November 15th release date. 

-You will come out when I tell you to come out. And no sooner.

-Yes, mistress!

and that's all I got for now (pressed for time at moment!). If you ever see a link you feel Must be shared in our roundups, send a tip.
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“Latter Days” and Logo’s Summer Movie House

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Great news, gay cinephiles! LogoTV snapped up a compelling catalog of gay movies and has made them available for free online streaming! (Sorry international folks, we only have U.S. distribution rights, so like so much else these days, these are geo-blocked.)

Now these are small indie films, so while they all have gay storylines and most feature cute male casts, not all of them are cinematic gems. But hey, on the whole they don’t suck!

Some of them are actually pretty good. In fact, we count five that made our reader ranked list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies: Eating Out 2 (#85), Adam & Steve (#79), Eating Out (#56), Boy Culture (#36) and Latter Days (#5).

In Latter Days a young and promiscuous gay man sets his sights on seducing his Mormon missionary neighbor. The resulting affair changes both their lives. The film stars Wes Ramsey and Steve Sandvoss and also has Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a supporting role.
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"The New Normal" Finale Recap: Beautiful Boy(s)

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This just can't be the end. How can a show so full of heart, so full of sweetness and love and humor not be embraced by everyone? It escapes me.

If this is it, though, if this is the last time we get to see Bryan and David and Goldie and Shania and Jane and Rocky and Clay, then let me take a moment to thank the writers, the cast and the network for giving us an entire season of this fantastic show.

Finding Name-o

We begin with our boys facing off against the host of wedding decisions that need to be made. Bryan, the producer, wants things to be elegant. David, the lovable geek, wants things to be fun. Trust me, folks, fun is the way to go. Pomp and circumstance may seem spectacular on paper, but it won't be a wedding people will remember.

Anyhoo, what David really
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Hidden in the Wood Acquired for Us Distribution

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After it’s appearance at Fantasia and FrightFest earlier this year, it has been announced that Artsploitation Films has acquired distribution rights to Hidden in the Woods:

“Los Angeles, CA– Artsploitation Films is pleased to announce the acquisitions of a new Horror film Hidden In The Woods at the recently concluded Ventana Sur Film Market in Buenos Aires. Ray Murray, President of Artsploitation Films said about the film: “Hidden In The Woods is quite a different film than those we’ve previously acquired: it is a pure, deliciously gruesome horror film that, while incredibly violent, has in its heart a tale of survival against all odds. We are excited to be able to present this film to adventurous American audiences.”

Hidden In The Woods was a much buzzed about film at this summer’s FrightFest in London. According to the FrightFest promo the film is “a deranged frenzy” and contains
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Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies

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Brace yourselves. This list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies is probably going to generate some howls of protest thanks to a rather major upset in the rankings. Frankly, one that surprised the hell out of us here at AfterElton.

But before we get to that, an introduction. A few weeks ago we asked AfterElton readers to submit up to ten of their favorite films by write-in vote. We conducted a similar poll several years ago, but a lot has happened culturally since then, and a number of worthy movies of gay interest have been released. We wanted to see how your list of favorites had changed.

We also wanted to expand our list to 100 from the top 50 we had done previously. We figured there were finally enough quality gay films to justify the expansion. And we wanted to break out gay documentaries onto their own list (You'll find the
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The Dark Knight Rises: Record IMAX Footage

Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises will have more IMAX footage than any other Hollywood movie in history. As per a Wall Street Journal report, Christopher Nolan’s third and last installment in his Batman trilogy will offer more than one hour of scenes filmed with those cumbersome IMAX cameras. For comparison’s sake, The Dark Knight, the biggest 2008 blockbuster at the domestic box office, had 40 minutes of IMAX footage. But what’s the big IMAX deal? After all, movies such as Tim Burton / Johnny Depp / Mia Wasikowska’s Alice in Wonderland, James Cameron / Sam Worthington’s Avatar, Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence / Josh Hutcherson’s The Hunger Games, and Bill Condon / Robert Pattinson / Kristen Stewart’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 were all shown on IMAX screens. And upcoming IMAX releases include Joss Whedon / Chris Evans / Chris Hemsworth’s The Avengers, Ridley Scott / Noomi Rapace / Michael Fassbender’s Prometheus,
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The Dark Knight Rises, Spider-man Trailers: The Avengers

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises got a nice plug when six minutes of footage premiered before IMAX screenings of Paramount’s Tom Cruise blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. (One could also say that MI4 got a boost from the Tdkr footage as well.) On May 4, The Dark Knight Rises trailer 3 will premiere before screenings of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, a Marvel production to be released by Walt Disney Studios. But Batman is a DC comics character, how could that be? Well, good business sense. That’s it. And remember, as MTV.com explains, back in 2008 The Dark Knight trailer was shown before Marvel’s Iron Man. And it gets better for fanboys, fangirls, and fanseniors: the new The Amazing Spider-Man trailer will also be screened before The Avengers. The rebooted Spider-Man has been much less buzzed about than either The Avengers, which
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This week's new film events

Valentine's Day, Nationwide

It's the date date-movies were made for – but your choice could be the difference between heart-make or heartbreak. The safest option, therefore, is an old classic in a new setting, and luckily, there are plenty of those around this year. Like Brief Encounter, as unimpeachably swooning yet hilariously stiff a romance as you could desire. The Secret Cinema team are mounting simultaneous showings of the film in various cities around the country on Tuesday to launch their pop-up Other Cinema initiative, spearheaded by four 1940s-themed nights at London's Troxy, with usherettes and a live organist (dress code: black tie, with a flower). In a similar vein, dead certainties such as Casablanca and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet play in Hackney's Round Chapel (Tue to Fri). Or for a cheap date, there's a free outdoor screening of It Happened One Night, outside the National Theatre; snuggle under a
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Gay Love Story Weekend Tops North American Per-Theater Average: Box Office

Tom Cullen and Chris New spend the weekend together in Andrew Haigh's Weekend Writer-director Andrew Haigh's gay love story Weekend scored the highest per-theater average this weekend (Sept. 23-25) at the North American box office according to Box Office Mojo. Screening at one New York City theater, the Sundance Selects-distributed Weekend — which, by the way, has nothing to do with Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film of the same name — grossed an estimated $25,200. For the mathematically challenged: $25,200 at one theater equals a $25,200 per-theater average. Featuring Tom Cullen and Chris New as two gay men who during a seemingly long weekend discover that a one-night stand has metamorphosed into something more profound, the British-made Weekend has been greeted by overwhelmingly positive reviews. Haigh's movie, in fact, has a 96% approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' critics, with Salon's Andrew O'Hehir calling it "one of the bravest, most honest and most accomplished stories of
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Blu Monday: Criterion and The Coen Brothers

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The 5th Quarter: Special Edition (2010)

Synopsis: In February, 2006, young Luke Abbate accepted a ride home from a fellow student following his high-school team practice. In a severe case of irresponsible and reckless teen-age driving, and over the objections of Luke and the other young passengers, the driver lost control of the car at nearly 90 miles-per-hour, spinning off a narrow road and landing in an embankment some seventy feet below. Luke suffered irreparable brain damage, and died in the hospital two days later – just four days before his sixteenth birthday. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features: Making-of Featurette.

Bereavement (2010)

Synopsis: The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

Commentary track with director/writer Stevan Mena Behind the scenes featurette Deleted
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[Review] Tabloid

Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris is known for fearlessly tackling controversy in his films, from Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. which famously chronicles the Forrest Gump-like story of a befuddled but well-meaning Holocaust denier, to Standard Operating Procedure which gives a voice to arguably the world’s most notorious Ugly American, Us Army reservist Lynndie England. With his latest doc, Tabloid, Morris gleefully indulges in frivolity, digging beneath the headlines of a sex-soaked scandal starring an American beauty queen that rocked the United Kingdom in the 1970s…and the results are shocking.

This demented doc centers on Joyce McKinney, a self-proclaimed “incurable romantic” and former Miss Wyoming who became a media sensation after her former lover, Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson, publicly accused her of chloroforming him, kidnapping him, and chaining him to a bed to rape him repeatedly in an ill-conceived attempt
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New Release: Latter Days Blu-ray

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Tla Releasing, one of the nation’s largest distributors of Lgbt-oriented films, will launch its new premium Blu-ray label Tla Select this summer with the August 30 Blu-ray debut of one of its best-selling DVD titles, the 2003 romantic comedy-drama Latter Days.

Steve Sandvoss (l.) and Wes Ramsey star in Latter Days.

The Blu-ray will be priced at $29.99 and will import most of the original DVD’s bonus features, including deleted scenes, an audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, music videos and a photo gallery.

The acclaimed Latter Days, tells of the relationship between Aaron (Steve Sandvoss, Fling), a handsome Mormon missionary who’s attempting to spread the word of his religion in Los Angeles, and the beautiful Christian (Wes Ramsey, TV’s CSI: Miami), a West Hollywood party dude.

Written and directed by C. Jay Cox and co-starring Mary Kay Place (It’s Complicated), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Hesher) and Jacqueline Bisset (The Deep
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You Must Remember This: 21 Gay Kisses We'll Never Forget

What's in a kiss? According to Wikipedia:

The kiss is an importanct expression of love and erotic emotions. Christopher Nyrop describes the kiss of love as an "exultant message of the longing of love, love eternally young, the burning prayer of hot desire, which is born on the lovers' lips, and 'rises,' as Charles Fuster has said, 'up to the blue sky from the green plains,' like a tender, trembling thank-offering." He adds, that the love kiss, "rich in promise, bestows an intoxicating feeling of infinite happiness, courage, and youth, and therefore surpasses all other earthly joys in sublimity.

What they said. Actually, "tender, trembling, thank-offering" is just about perfect. Kissing is a vulnerable act, even more so when we're kissing someone for the first time, as a test of mutual romantic interest.

In honor of today being International Gay Kissing Day*, we're presenting some of our all-time
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Reader Spotlight: John from Boston

Continuing the Reader Appreciation Series, here's a conversation with John (pictured left) from Boston. He's been reading the site ever since it launched and hearing that warms the cockles of my heart. Loyalty is definite top ten top three material as character traits go, don't you think?

Nathaniel: Do you remember your first movie?

John: I think my first movie was Cinderella. I was so frightened of the evil stepmother that we had to leave early. When I was young, every movie scared me. I didn’t sleep for years after E.T. (yet somehow/somewhere I became obsessed with this medium).

First movie obsession?

Probably Clue. I remember renting it when I was home from school with chicken pox in fifth grade. I probably watched it 10 times in one weekend. It is so campy, but so utterly entertaining. …and what a cast!!! Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock and Madeline Kahn as Mrs.
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Oprah and Rosie O’Donnell feud, Oscar film noms and more

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: So yesterday I reported on Rosie O’Donnell and Ashley Fink clearing the air over Rosie’s remark about Ashley’s storyline on ‘Glee.’

Today, it’s time to clear up reports that Rosie and her new boss, Oprah Winfrey, are already on the outs.

Rosie is set to headline a daily talk show on Oprah’s Own network this fall and Oprah took to Twitter to torpedo the rumors: “I get so sick of people trying to create fights and feuds when women are in business. Don’t buy into it. There’s no feud between Rosie and me. We haven’t even had a discussion about the new show.”

Bissett On Best Picture: The lovely Jacqueline Bisset and I chatted at the BAFTA/La Awards Season Tea Party about Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Since she is an Academy member, I wondered what she thought of the Academy rules,
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