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When Quentin Tarantino riffed on the homoeroticism of “Top Gun” in his famous cameo from the otherwise forgotten 1994 indie “Sleep With Me,” little could he have known that, two decades later, the Lgbt community would get a fighter-jock opus to call its very own. Optimistically dubbed “Brokeback Top Gun” in some quarters of the internet, writer-director Dmw Greer’s “Burning Blue” certainly harbors such outsized ambitions, but they’re poorly matched by Greer’s leaden direction and a didactic screenplay about the tortured lives of military personnel living in the shadow of President Clinton’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Bearing a distinctly musty odor confirmed by its 2011 copyright date, this day-and-date Lionsgate pickup never achieves dramatic liftoff.
Poorly concealing its origins as a stage play (first produced in London in 1995), “Blue” unfolds mostly as a series of stilted, talky scenes set in and around a U.S. »
- Scott Foundas
They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed...and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot's notions of friendship, love, honor and courage. Check out our exclusive clip before seeing Burning Blue, in select theaters and on VOD starting today.
Burning Blue was released June 6th, 2014 and stars Trent Ford, Tammy Blanchard, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Michael Sirow. The film is directed by D.M.W. Greer. »
These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Weekly Film Guide. Below you'll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for today's fresh offerings. Happy viewing! Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 6th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Anna Director: Jorge Dorado Cast: Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Indira Varma, Noah Taylor Synopsis: "A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma." Theatrical Release: Los Angeles Burning Blue Director: D.M.W. Greer Cast: Trent Ford, Tammy Blanchard, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Michael Sirow, Mark Doherty, Chris. »
- Steve Greene
The Navy is governed by a string of stringent rules, codes of conduct and tradition. But what happens when you break those bonds to pursue something personal, intimate and passionate? The upcoming drama "Burning Blue" dives right into that question, and today we have an exclusive clip from the film. Co-written and directed by D.M.W. Greer, making his directorial debut, the film stars Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith and more and follows a Navy squadron torn apart after an investigation is launched following a string of accidents. And things get more heated when an affair between two of the pilots is exposed, with this scene highlighting the fragility of the situation. "Burning Blue" opens in limited release and hits VOD on June 6th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
4 items from 2014
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