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From "Milk" to "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, of which I'm a proud voting member, has released the Top 10 Best Lgbtqa movies every non-lgbtqa must and should see! And I agree with all the selections. Some are brutally and politically honest, some are just fun but all speak volumes about the history of Lgbtqa in and around the world of cinema!
Here's the complete press release with the aforementioned list! Do you agree?
November 24, 2015 . Hollywood, Ca.: Just in time for the holidays, as they say . . . the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (galeca.org) today announced its membership.s picks for their second .Galeca Ten Best. list: The 10 Best Lbgtqa Films Galeca Every Non-lgbtqa Person Should See!
Oscar winners to community classics to modern independent discoveries . there.s a movie for every persuasion here.
Critics from the 120-member organization »
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (action-comedy; Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant; rated PG-13) Meru (Himalayan big-wall-climbing documentary; Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin; rated R) We Are Your Friends (drama; Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley; rated R) #Horror (horror; Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Balthazar Getty; premieres 11/20 on cable Mod and in theaters; not rated) Criminal Activities...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Elizabeth Hurley doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. The Royals star admits she is surprised by the frenzy that erupted after she posted that throwback photo on Instagram—you know, the one with famous ex and Bff Hugh Grant. "It makes us laugh," she tells E! News' Will Marfuggi in an exclusive interview. "He's my next-door neighbor, godfather of my son, my best friend, but we find it weird. I don't get it." Well, we do. Elizabeth and Hugh were basically the epitome of relationship goals in the 90s, and everybody loves a healthy dose of nostalgia! The actress also shares how they made a deal to not mention each other in the media, but obviously »
When it comes to holiday movies, there's nothing quite like Love Actually, which manages to both fill your heart and break it with all the funny, complicated, and adorable love stories. The film came out in 2003, and just 12 years after its release, it's already considered a classic. There are more than a few memorable, quotable moments, including Hugh Grant's hilarious dance routine, the famous poster board scene with Keira Knightley, and everything about Colin Firth's crazy-cute romance with his housekeeper. To get in the holiday spirit, take a look at these Gif-worthy Love Actually moments so heartwarming and/or hilarious you won't even be able to even stand it. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
To us, she is perfect! Chloe Grace Moretz is going under the sea in the live-action "The Little Mermaid" movie, Variety reports. They said Richard Curtis -- the smart/funny writer of "Love Actually," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Notting Hill," and pretty much everything that Hugh Grant ever did right -- is in talks to write the script.
No one is on board to direct yet, at least officially, which is kind of a problem. Sofia Coppola dropped out back in late May/early June. At the time, Kelly Marcel, Abi Morgan, and Caroline Thompson had been taking passes on the script.
It's not clear yet how much this movie will follow the Hans Christian Andersen story of a mermaid who wants to be human after saving a man from drowning. Disney's 1989 animated movie was hugely popular, but you have to imagine the live-action version will want to put its own stamp on things. »
- Gina Carbone
The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).
It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best. »
Sara Hemrajani on the rise of Nicholas Hoult…
The transition from child star to serious adult actor has always been notoriously difficult – for every triumph there seems to be double the number of failures. But one talent defying the odds is Nicholas Hoult. He joined the business as a 7-year-old, and now, nearly two decades on, is booking top parts and even launching films at the Cannes and Venice festivals.
Let’s take a look at how he kept his career and profile on the rise:
- Sara Hemrajani
Pathe Intl. has boarded vet Gallic scribe/helmer Daniele Thompson’s “Cezanne et moi,” a 19th-century period drama toppling Guillaume Canet, pictured, and Guillaume Gallienne as two French culture’s legends, the novelist Emile Zola and post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne.
The ambitious drama chronicles the complex, decade-long friendship between Cezanne, who was born into a wealthy family but struggled to make a living as a painter, and Zola, who came from a poor background but achieved fame and prosperity as a politically-engaged novelist.
Exploring the pair’s fears and ambitions, the movie charts their relationship through the early days in Aix-en-Provence, their arrival in Paris’ absinthe-soaked cultural scene and their diverging professional and sentimental experiences.
Pathe has taken international sales and will start shopping the pic at Afm, where it will unveil the first images of the movie.
“The friendship between Cezanne and Zola makes for amazingly compelling material — two »
- Elsa Keslassy
Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, Woman In Gold) is in final negotiations to star in dramedy Truth In Advertising, to be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Hyde Park On Hudson, Changing Lanes), it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group’s co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel who are financing and producing the film alongside Lynn Hendee (Summit Entertainment’s Ender’S Game) and William Chartoff (Warner Bros.’ upcoming Creed).
The Solution is handling the international rights to Truth In Advertising, which is one of the most highly sought after properties in the independent film market, and will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. Wme is representing North American rights and arranged the financing.
Set to start principal photography Q2 2016, the screenplay was written by John Kenney, who adapted the script from his critically acclaimed debut novel of the same name.
- Michelle McCue
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Jake Gyllenhaal beefed up big-time to play reigning junior middleweight boxing champion Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) in this sports drama from writer Kurt Sutter and director Antoine Fuqua. When tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom and finds a savior in Forest Whitaker's Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the toughest amateur boxers. The DVD includes the featurette "Southpaw: Inside the Ring." The Blu-ray has that, plus deleted scenes, a Q&A with the cast, and an extended training montage.
Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall play a young couple whose world is turned upside down after a run-in with an old high school acquaintance (Joel Edgerton) in this critically acclaimed psychological thriller, out on Blu-ray, DVD, »
- Gina Carbone
Diane Keaton is filming in Hampstead Heath, providing a cinematic sheen to a new part of the capital. But it’s a big city: here’s where Hollywood should go next
Notting Hill (the movie) is now 16 years old. That’s 16 years of attention that Notting Hill (the place) never really deserved. The success of that film meant that hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists must have found themselves travelling three stops further down the Central line than they really needed to, only to spend 15 minutes getting drizzled on outside M&S while they looked for Hugh Grant, then glumly going home again.
But all that might be about to end. The director of Last Chance Harvey – itself a Notting Hill for the South Bank in all but name – has just persuaded Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson to star in a film called Hampstead. It’s about an American widow »
- Stuart Heritage
It's not every day you see Richard E. Grant and Tom Bateman tussling in an underground bunker. Visiting the set of ITV’s superhero-retelling of Jekyll & Hyde in the outskirts of London this June, that’s exactly what we got.
The new show, a 1930s adaptation of the oft-retold Robert Louis Stevenson novel, focuses on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of Edward Hyde and inheritor of the family’s dark secret. It’s 19th Century literature with a modern superhero twist, and fully intends to take over Sunday-night family viewing.
The show, which premieres this Sunday at 6.30pm on ITV, filmed its first ten-episode series in London over the summer. With a gaggle of other journalists, Den of Geek visited the set and chatted with »
Warner Bros. Pictures has officially announced the Blu-ray release of director Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which is set for release on November 17th.
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Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons andtechnology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, »
- Scott J. Davis
2015 has certainly been the year of the Spy Movie, and Warner Bros. attempt with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is heading to blu-ray next month. Come inside to check out all the details on what's coming with it.
Danger has never seemed so alluring when “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17. The film will also be available early on Digital HD on October 27.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
When it comes to handing out awards for Breakout Actress of the year, look no further than "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" star Rebecca Ferguson. After showing she didn't disappear under the star wattage of Tom Cruise, while making an impression all her own in the smash hit franchise flick, Ferguson shot to the top of the hot list. She landed a key role in the already buzzworthy "The Girl On The Train" with Emily Blunt, Jared Leto, and Chris Evans, and has wrapped on Stephen Frears' "Florence Foster Jenkins" with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. And up next? More big roles. Read More: On The Rise 2014: 13 Actresses To Watch Deadline reports that Ferguson is in talks to join Michael Fassbender in "The Snowman." "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" director Tomas Alfredson is at the helm of the long brewing project (once earmarked for Martin Scorsese to direct, he's still »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The cameras, they are a-rolling on romantic-comedy sequel Bridget Jones’ Baby, and with Working Title setting up shop in London, England at the beginning of the month, the studio has now slated the film for a nationwide release across the States on September 16, 2016.
Welcoming back both Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth – on board as a pregnant Bridget Jones and on-again, off-again love interest Mark Darcy – the long-awaited new chapter in the cult series is being directed by none other than Sharon Macguire, following her genre-defining work with the beloved 2001 original. Whether she can recapture the charm and blunt humor of Bridget Jones’ Diary is up for question, though Macguire will be working from a script she co-wrote with One Day scribe David Nicholls.
But the question remains: just how is the father of Bridget’s child? Presuming Maguire and Nicholls want to keep the story focused, one would assume that »
- Michael Briers
Universal has given a Sept. 16, 2016 release date to “Bridge Jones’s Baby,” the romantic comedy sequel starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, the company announced Tuesday. The third film in the popular series will feature Patrick Dempsey, while Hugh Grant, who starred in the first two films, will not return. Details of Dempsey’s role are being kept under wraps. Working Title will produce with co-financing from Universal Pictures, Miramax and StudioCanal. The series is adapted from Helen Fielding’s novels about a hapless single woman who finds love in London. Also Read: 51 Fall Movies on Our Radar: From ' »
- Linda Ge
Congrats are once again in order for Hugh Grant! The actor is expecting his fourth child, Entertainment Tonight confirmed on Monday, Oct. 12. This will be the second child for the British actor, 55, and Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein, and Grant’s fourth child in four years. The Notting Hill star is father to daughter Tabitha, 4, and son Felix, 2, with ex-girlfriend Tinglan Hong. He and Elberstein are already parents to John Mungo, 3. Though Grant and Eberstein are not married nor confirmed to be dating, the two [...] »
Hugh Grant is going to be a dad again! The 55-year-old actor is expecting his second child with longtime girlfriend and Swedish TV producer, Anna Eberstein, according to People. The couple already shares a 3-year-old son named John Mungo and Hugh is also a father to 4-year-old daughter Tabitha and 2-year-old son Felix with ex-girlfriend Tinglan Hong. This will be Hugh's fourth child in four years. Congratulations to the happy couple! »
- Monica Sisavat
Nicholas Hoult (upcoming Equals, Mad Max: Fury Road), Luke Evans (Furious 7, The Hobbit film series) and Henry Cavill (upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Man Of Steel) are set to star in the intense war drama Sand Castle, produced by Oscar nominated Mark Gordon (Steve Jobs, Saving Private Ryan) of The Mark Gordon Company, Justin Nappi (Arbitrage, All Is Lost) through his company Treehouse Pictures and Ben Pugh (upcoming Collide, Welcome To The Punch) of 42, it was announced today.
Set in Iraq circa 2003, Sand Castle is based on Roessner’s experience as a machine gunner in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle. The story centers on Matt Ocre (Hoult) who is part of a mission to repair a broken water system in the dangerous and unstable Iraqi village of Baqubah. While the people of Baghdad welcome the Americans as saviors, the villagers resist their presence and Matt and his unit »
- Michelle McCue
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