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Team Dresch Make Mighty Comeback With New Song ‘Your Hands My Pockets’

For the first time since 2000, Portland queercore heroes Team Dresch released a new song on Tuesday, titled “Your Hands My Pockets.” A rollicking, pop-punk lust bomb, “Your Hands” is a refresher in what first endeared fans worldwide — gay, straight or somewhere in between — to Team Dresch when they first came thrashing out of the Pacific Northwest scene that brought us grunge and riot grrrl.

“Oh, I wanna want to be wrapped around/To wrap around,” croon vocalists Jody Bleyle and Kaia Wilson, capturing the frenzy of love as both an
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Netflix acquires Monty Python back catalogue

The official Monty Python website has announced that Netflix has acquired almost all of the back catalogue of the legendary British comedy troupe.

Beginning April 15th, the streaming service will be home to the films Life of Brian, The Holy Grail and The Meaning of Life, along with the entire run of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It will also include the live shows Almost the Truth, Conquers America, Best Bits (Mostly), The Meaning of Monty Python, Personal Best, Fliegender Zirkus, and Monty Python Live (Mostly), as well as Eric Idle’s “What About Dick?” special.

According to Dark Horizons, Netflix is also considering a number of original commissions featuring the surviving Pythons Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam.
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Olympics at the Oscar and "I, Tonya"

by Nathaniel R

Margot Robbie recently shared this pic from "exactly a year ago" when she was training for I Tonya

Is Margot Robbie the first actress to ever be nominated playing an Olympic athlete? I legit don't know the answer but I can't think of any others. The only previous Oscar nominated performances that we could think of were men: Will Smith as Muhammad Ali (though the focus there wasn't on the Olympics) and Mark Ruffalo as David Schultz (thanks commenters for this one!)

If you think back over movies that revolved around the Olympics in some way they aren't usually acting showcases (Chariots of Fire) or aren't focused on the Olympians themselves (Munich) or they're films that were either aimed at wide audience crowd pleasing or just didn't connect with awards voters (The Cutting Edge, Personal Best, Running Brave, Prefontaine, Eddie the Eagle, Cool Runnings) or they're documentaries
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Hollywood Studios' First Gay Romantic Drama Back on the Big Screen

'Making Love': Groundbreaking romantic gay drama returns to the big screen As part of its Anniversary Classics series, Laemmle Theaters will be presenting Arthur Hiller's groundbreaking 1982 romantic drama Making Love, the first U.S. movie distributed by a major studio that focused on a romantic gay relationship. Michael Ontkean, Harry Hamlin, and Kate Jackson star. The 35th Anniversary Screening of Making Love will be held on Saturday, June 24 – it's Gay Pride month, after all – at 7:30 p.m. at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with Harry Hamlin, screenwriter Barry Sandler, and author A. Scott Berg, who wrote the “story” on which the film is based. 'Making Love' & What lies beneath In this 20th Century Fox release – Sherry Lansing was the studio head at the time – Michael Ontkean plays a
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Critic-Proof: 9 Movies Other Than Batman v Superman That Overcame Bad Reviews

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Critic-Proof: 9 Movies Other Than Batman v Superman That Overcame Bad Reviews
Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice illustrated a longstanding truth: More often than not, reviews don't make or break a movie. A given motion picture can receive fawning praise from the top critics in the country and audiences may skip it. The same movie could just as easily get negative reviews and audiences can politely ignore them. Case in point: BvS made more than $166 million domestically during its opening weekend even though it currently has a 28 percent "fresh" rating on the movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. This isn't news, of course. More than a few summer blockbusters
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David Geffen Hall unveiled by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-09-26 19:50:42

David Geffen Hall Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

With George Lucas, Steve Martin and Oprah Winfrey on the plaza at Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall was renamed David Geffen Hall the day before the start of the 53rd New York Film Festival.

David Geffen is the producer of Neil Jordan's Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles with a screenplay by Anne Rice, starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater and Thandie Newton, and Frank Oz's Little Shop Of Horrors with Bill Murray, John Candy, Christopher Guest, James Belushi, Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.

David Geffen Hall ceremony Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The co-founder of DreamWorks Skg (Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen) and the executive producer of Robert Towne's Personal Best, starring Mariel Hemingway, made a gift of 100 million dollars towards the renovation of the building that recently hosted the honoring of Barbra Streisand,
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Personal Best: Caro Returns to Studio Filmmaking with Feel-Good Adaptation

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from New Zealand director Niki Caro, who made headlines with her 2002 sophomore film, Whale Rider, before making her Hollywood debut with 2005’s North Country. After the dismal reception of her 2009 effort, A Heavenly Vintage (aka The Vinter’s Luck), she’s helmed, of all things, a Disney film, McFarland, USA. Kevin Costner, once the penultimate star of mainstream, sports themed cinema, finds himself as the figure responsible for fostering athletic careers, moving from Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day to late 1980’s cross-country coach here. Caro’s film is the second ‘based on a true story’ minority flavored studio flick this year, following Sean McNamara’s Spare Parts, which also relates the travails of a group of Hispanic students overcoming odds to succeed in an organized school events. Beat by methodical beat,
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10 Best Performers In Royal Rumble History (According To The Stats)

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Sunday January 25th sees the official start of ‘The Road To WrestleMania’ with the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View event and the 28th annual Royal Rumble match.

Invented by Pat Patterson; the variation of a battle royal that is the Rumble match has gone on the become one of the most iconic matches in wrestling history. 30 Wrestlers entering at 2 minute intervals, everyman for himself, over the top rope elimination (where both feet must touch the floor) and the winner’s prize being the right to challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania will become almost a mantra for us on Sunday; the match is a unique experience and has often provided opportunities to see guys who wouldn’t usually be matched up wrestle each other.

The Rumble match is one of the few things that still feels special in modern wrestling; and is the
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14 Problems Only Runners Will Understand

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Runners. You see them everywhere now. Chances are, before 2012, the only runners you saw were people quietly weeping on the 3rd of January as they stagger around your housing estate or the large group from the running club who look terrifyingly fit.

Things are changing though. Maybe it was 2012 or maybe it’s the fact that there are so many great events every week or maybe, and whisper it, maybe people are discovering what great fun running is. From a 5k ParkRun to an Alpine ultra marathon, chances are the event will be oversubscribed with fit, healthy people trying to beat a Personal Best. And we can all be one too!

So, you’re a runner. You’re out most evenings after work before a cheeky Saturday morning ParkRun and every couple of weeks you do a Sunday half marathon or 10k. You are fitness. You are healthy.
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Big Brother: Housemates win waffles after becoming better

Big Brother housemates Winston Showan, Helen Wood and Mark Byron tried to better themselves today - in various tough challenges.

For the Personal Best task, the trio were each given a different activity to carry out - but what they didn't know is they would have to repeat the task twice, and they would have to do better the second time to pass.

Winston took part in the Hot Stuffing challenge - how many chillis could he eat in 60 seconds? He managed four on his first attempt, but bumped that up to five during the second round.

Elsewhere, Mark was lucky enough to face the Level Pegging task, and was told to put as many pegs on his face as possible. He managed 13 on his first attempt, but 20 on his second.

Finally, Helen faced the Balls Out challenge, in which she had to use her mouth to pull out balls
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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement,
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Watch! Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” Brings Out Her Personal Best

Kylie Minogue‘s album Kiss Me Once is now out, and this morning she released the music video for “Sexercize.”

As you’d expect, it features Kylie in a gym, exercising suggestively, with pommel horses (but heels, really?), whatever you call those big balls people roll around on, plenty of sweat, and hot bodies. Surprisingly, though, none of those hot bodies are male, as the video is filled with lesbian imagery. It’s like a Maxim wet dream.

What do you think?

The post Watch! Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” Brings Out Her Personal Best appeared first on thebacklot.com.
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Can historically inaccurate movies still win Oscars?

Most of this year's Oscar contenders are based on historical events – and there are academics waiting to pounce on every slip-up and blunder. But there is more to a great movie than getting the facts straight

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Alex von Tunzelmann's Reel History series

It's Oscars time again, and this year many of the big contenders have one thing in common. Two thirds of the contenders for best film are based on historical events. History also picks up four out of five best actor nominations, two out of five best actresses, and three out of five directors. So fierce has the competition among historical films become that it was reported that academic "history assassins" were paid handsomely by marketing consultants to spot errors in other studios' films. These errors would then be filtered out subtly through blogs, undermining rivals' Oscar hopes.

It was rumoured that sniping about the liberties
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Can inaccurate films still win?

Most of this year's Oscar contenders are based on historical events – and there are academics waiting to pounce on every slip-up and blunder. But there is more to a great movie than getting the facts straight

• Top 10 biopics

Alex von Tunzelmann's Reel History series

It's Oscars time again, and this year many of the big contenders have one thing in common. Two thirds of the contenders for best film are based on historical events. History also picks up four out of five best actor nominations, two out of five best actresses, and three out of five directors. So fierce has the competition among historical films become that it was reported that academic "history assassins" were paid handsomely by marketing consultants to spot errors in other studios' films. These errors would then be filtered out subtly through blogs, undermining rivals' Oscar hopes.

It was rumoured that sniping about the liberties
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Sliff/Kids – Children’s Film Festival Continues This Weekend in St. Louis

I took the wife and kids to two of the Free events last weekend and we had a blast!

Cinema St. Louis’ Sliff/Kids, the First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival presented by Pnc Arts Alive continues this weekend.

Here are the Sliff/Kids Venues for the last weekend of the fest:

• Ronnies 20 Cine: 5320 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Attendees should go to the box office when they arrive at the theater to obtain complimentary tickets. • St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library Auditorium (screenings) and Creative Experience (camps): 1301 Olive St. downtown. • Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium: Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive (two blocks west of Skinker Boulevard). Parking is available in the lots between Skinker Boulevard and Chaplin Drive; no permits are required. And here is the line-up for the films show at Sliff/Kids this weekend. Did we mention that everything is Free??!!

Michael Sporn
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Sliff/Kids – Children’s Film Festival Begins Tonight in St. Louis

Sliff/Kids opens tonight! I’m planning on attending tonight’s show and tomorrow night’s as well. This should be a great, Free, event and hopefully will turn into an annual fest.

Did we mention everything is free!!!

Cinema St. Louis introduces Sliff/Kids, the First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by Pnc Arts Alive. With a half-dozen presenting partners, Csl will offer film programs, camps, and a workshop as part of Sliff/Kids, which is held from July 26-Aug. 4, 2013. A total of 14 film programs will be screened on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4) at Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the Wildey Theatre. With the participation of both Lindenwood and Webster universities, filmmaking camps on live action and animation will be held at the St. Louis Public Library’s
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TV on Tap: Remington Steele Comes Out, That Shocking "Dallas" Gay Shower Scene, and "The Facts Of Life Goes To WeHo"

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Viewers are still reeling over last week's Dallas cliffhanger, which found Pam opening her shower door to see the supposedly dead Bobby lathering up with Sue Ellen's boy toy Peter. Producers are keeping mum, but admit that this will take Bobby in a "new direction" next season.

Not to be outdone, Remington Steele will have a surprise for viewers when the show comes back next season: The title character will come out of the closet! Tptb explain, "It will be done very naturally and matter-of-factly. All these years, viewers thought Remington was British, but it turns out ... he's just gay."

Trouble seems to be brewing on the set of Growing Pains, as a potentially historic plot twist may be quashed. Producers were planning on having teen idol Kirk Cameron 's character Mike Seaver question his sexuality, leading to sexual experimentation with best friend Boner, and
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Expert Lesbian Movie Poll! Your Favorite Directors, Writers and Actors Weigh In

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The voting on our Best Lesbian/Bi Movie Ever poll closes next Tuesday, and if you haven't yet figured out what film deserves your click of approval, then perhaps you'll take some professional opinions into account. We asked some of our favorite out directors, actors and writers to tell us which movie they'd vote for to win the title of Best Lesbian/Bi Movie Ever, and it proved to be an interesting experiment. Most of them had the same problem you do: It's hard to pick just one! You might even get a few new films to watch out of reading their responses.

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Jamie Babbit, director of But I'm a Cheerleader: Heavenly Creatures is my vote. Kate Winslet in her first role and Melanie Lynsky (she was later in my film But I'm a Cheerleader
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'Chariots of Fire,' 'The Cutting Edge' and other Olympic movies that have gone for the gold

"Charlie Chan at the Olympics" (1937): Yes, really. Footage from the previous year's Berlin Olympics figures into this caper that takes the sleuth (Warner Oland) to those Games.

"Jim Thorpe - All American" (1951): Burt Lancaster surely had the physique for the title role in this portrait of the Native American who medaled in both the pentathlon and decathlon.

"Walk, Don't Run" (1966): Cary Grant made his final screen appearance in this comedy set against the backdrop of the Tokyo Olympics, where scarce quarters make roommates of strangers (Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton).

"Chariots of Fire" (1981): Generally acknowledged as the top Olympics movie to date, confirmed by its Oscar for best picture, director Hugh Hudson's drama casts Ben Cross and Ian Charleson as British competitors in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

"Personal Best" (1982): An athlete (Mariel Hemingway) becomes deeply involved with a rival (Patrice Donnelly) for a spot on the U.
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This week's new film events

Summer sports cinema, Nationwide

Britain's "summer of sport" might really boil down to a "summer of watching sport" for most people, but why sit at home in front of the telly when you could sprint down to the cinema and watch it all communally? Sports movies are having their moment right now, with dramas like Fast Girls, The Athlete, Town Of Runners and Personal Best all doing the rounds (not to mention the movies in the 2012 Festival). Carrying the flag in this procession is a reissue of the splendid Chariots Of Fire this Friday – a more critical perspective on British sporting attitudes than it's given credit for. Director Hugh Hudson attends a rare Q&A this Wednesday, as part of its Pushing The Boundaries season of sports films (Cine Lumière, SW7, Sat to Fri), which also takes in a new documentary on Usain Bolt, Benoît Poelvoorde as a Belgian cycling hopeful,
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