12 items from 2016
To be clear: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara do kiss each other in the should've-been 2015 Best Picture nominee Carol. Multiple times! Not that you would know that if you watched the movie on a Delta flight, given that the airline -- as confirmed in a report today over at AfterEllen -- chose to play an edited version of the 2015 Best Picture nominee on its in-flight system that cuts out all instances of kissing between the two lead characters, not to mention all "explicit" scenes of physical intimacy. The matter was brought to the website's attention by out comedian Cameron Esposito, who tweeted her outrage after viewing Carol on a Delta flight and discovering that the title character (Blanchett) and her lover Therese's (Rooney Mara) lip-locks didn't make the cut: Watched Carol on a plane & they edited it so the main characters never even kiss. Booooooo. Two women kissing is fine for planes. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Last year was a very big year for those in the Lgbt community. In the United States, not only did gay men and women finally gain the right to marry one another, but they are finally starting to get more representation in media. One of the leading examples of this was Carol, an Oscar nominated film in which Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara have a lesbian relationship with one another. It looks like Delta Airlines isn't totally comfortable with that idea, as they have been showing a censored version of the movie.
Recently, outwardly gay comedian Cameron Esposito took to her Twitter account to display her distaste for Delta Airlines, who is showing a version of Carol that takes out all of the girl-on-girl kissing, and any scenes of intimacy between them. Esposito noted that the person next to her on the same flight was watching a movie starring Paul Giamatti, »
Donald Trump closed the Republican National Convention by accepting the Gop presidential nomination and delivering a speech promising safety and security.
He also denounced Hillary Clinton, particularly her foreign policy, saying his opponent left a legacy of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.”
Celebrities flooded Twitter following his speech, calling out his lack of clear policy and overall rage.
Is this speech going to end soon? I've had it. "Tremendous problem" #RNCinCLE
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) July 22, 2016
white racist sexist americans – he is your voice – and how tragic – billionaire baby – a national disgrace – #Trumpsucks
— Rosie (@Rosie) July 22, 2016
If he loses the election, you will never again have to be yelled at by trump for this long. Do your patriotic duty, America.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 22, 2016
Watching the speech. See you soon! Live! #Lssc pic.twitter.com/QDM4jN3eZ3
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 22, 2016
- Lawrence Yee
Cinema Art from Lawrence, Kansas? Industrial filmmaker Herk Harvey comes through with a classic horror gem for the ages. A haunted church organist begins to suspect that her hallucinations are more than just nerves. And who is that ghoulish man who keeps appearing in reflections, or popping up out of nowhere? Carnival of Souls Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 63 1962 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 78 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date July 12, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt, Herk Harvey. Cinematography Maurice Prather Film Editor Dan Palmquist, Bill de Jarnette Original Music Gene Moore Assistant Director Raza (Reza) Badiyi Written by John Clifford Produced and Directed by Herk Harvey
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Herk Harvey's marvelous Carnival of Souls is an anomaly in screen horror, a regional effort that transcends its production limitations to deliver a tingling encounter with the uncanny. Harvey was a prolific producer of industrial films, »
- Glenn Erickson
Some of the biggest names in pop have come together to release a new song titled “Hands” to benefit the victims of the Orlando shooting. The track — released by GLAAD and Interscope Records on Tuesday evening — features Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, Mnek, Alex Newell, Pink, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. Also Read: Logo Trailblazer Honors Pay Tribute to Orlando Victims Proceeds from the song will go. »
- J. Clara Chan
JCPenney is showing that size isn't a measure of a person's worth in its new brand campaign, Here I Am. The department store features accomplished women like fashion blogger GabiFresh, designer Ashley Nell Tipton and other body activists in a commercial promoting body positivity. "In high school I was one of those girls who said, 'I would be so much prettier if I was thin,' " says GabiFresh in a video for the campaign. "If I could just reach that one last level my life would be perfect." But she has since realized size is not important. "The only person »
- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz
Jc Penney is showing that size isn't a measure of a person's worth in its new ad campaign, Here I Am. The department store features accomplished women like fashion blogger GabiFresh, designer Ashley Nell Tipton and other body activists in a commercial promoting body positivity. "In high school I was one of those girls who said, 'I would be so much prettier if I was thin,' " says GabiFresh in a video for the campaign. "If I could just reach that one last level my life would be perfect." But she has since realized size is not important. "The only »
- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz
As haunting and macabre as when it was first released in the spring of 1989, Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary is fondly remembered for being one of the more faithful and rich screen adaptations of a Stephen King novel. (A documentary on the film’s production, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, is to be released later this year.) The story of a nuclear family who move to small-town Maine and, through a series of unfortunate events (i.e. the death of a beloved feline), discover an ancient Indian burial ground that brings the dead back to life, Pet Sematary’s playfully dark twist stems from reincarnation […] »
- Erik Luers
I first saw Pet Sematary (no, that’s not a mispell) in the same way that I saw a lot of the big, essential genre/horror movies for the first time: on the Saturday night double-bill on Space, the Canadian sci-fi channel. I can’t even count how many Saturday nights I spent glued to the TV, watching schlock and classics (and classics of schlock) and having my tastes as a film geek molded in ways I’m still discovering. I’m not sure I’ve actually ever gone back and revisited that, despite having a copy that I got as a birthday present, but I’m thinking now might be the time. A new documentary is on its way, the latest in what seems like a trend of genre film docs chronicling the stories behind the mainstays of sci-fi and horror.
The doc, from writer directors Justin White and John Campopiano, »
- Thomas O'Connor
In 2011, we ventured to northern Maine to see some of the filming locations for the 1989 cult horror classic “Pet Sematary,” the movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1983 novel about animals that come back from the dead, which Mary Lambert directed from King’s own screenplay. As lifelong King and horror film fans, this particular trip represented a kind of pilgrimage for us. We knew the drive would be long (well over five hours just to get there), but we knew it would be worth it. Prior to reaching Maine, we had no ambitions other than to find the locations and. »
- John Campopiano and Justin White
In September of 2015, Terror Films announced that it had acquired Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, the documentary chronicling the origins of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel, Pet Sematary and its journey from script to screen. For eager fans that have long awaited the release of the documentary, which took filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White nearly 5 years to complete, the wait is finally over. We have the first trailer and poster, which pays homage to the old Warner Bros. VHS cover art from back in the early 80s.
In celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the original film's theatrical release, Terror Films premieres the documentary's official trailer, poster and a special one time limited edition promotion. The details of what's included in the promotion are featured in the flyer seen below with complete details provided on the Terror Films Store Link. The documentary promotional release will begin »
Prince, iconic singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy winner, has died at the age of 57. In 1986, to celebrate the release of his movie Under the Cherry Moon, Prince agreed to go on a blind date with a radio contest winner. People caught up with the lucky fan to discuss her night out with the music icon. Read the cover story below:First you win a contest, and then you win friends. That's how it happened for Lisa Barber, 20, a Sheridan, Wyo. motel chambermaid who last month dialed an MTV contest number and, by being the 10,000th caller, won a date with Prince and »
12 items from 2016
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