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Chicks of the Assimilated Animus

16 November 2010 8:21 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jung talks of the anima and animus as the unconscious's ego--a dark figure of our dreams--for men it's an elusive princess, devouring witch, beautiful maiden asleep in a block of ice; for women a werewolf lover, a dark demon wolf with big eyes all the better to drink your essence with, like Twilight. The animus is best exemplified in the Beauty and the Beast myth. The unassimilated animus is a wild beast, untamed and surly. The assimilated is tamed and 'absorbed' into the female consciousness, i.e. once the animus becomes a prince and not a beast, the woman starts to get bossy and surly herself!

Don't we see this all the time in marriages? Before the marriage the man is in charge, tall and dominating... sometime after the wedding the alchemical change occurs and the woman starts bossing him around, making important decisions. In my essay on the Twilight mythos, »

- Erich Kuersten

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Christina Aguilera Interview Burlesque

16 November 2010 7:59 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

She has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, won five Grammy Awards, had three top five albums in the United States and is the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 greatest singers of all time. Now, superstar singer Christina Aguilera is making her feature film debut in the big screen musical Burlesque, starring opposite musical icon Cher.

Ali Rose (Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice and big dreams. When she leaves her life behind and moves to Los Angeles, the wide-eyed young woman stumbles upon The Burlesque Lounge and immediately becomes determined to bring her own singing and dancing talents to its musical revue. Clearly meant to be on a stage, Ali quickly makes friends and enemies among the other girls at the club, wins the affection of the bartender (Cam Gigandet), comes to »

- Christina Radish

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Another Year, same old witch-hunt

9 November 2010 3:11 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In Mike Leigh's latest film, as so often in the movies, the single woman gets a rough ride – but this time she survives

Witchcraft was decriminalised in 1735, yet the image of the mature single woman remained negative to say the least. She was deviant, desperate and pathetic, yet at the same time predatory and threatening. In our own age, when half of women aged under 35 live alone, you might have thought things have changed. According to sociological research, this seems to have happened rather less than expected.

Apparently, couples still shun the female singleton, fearful that she'll wreck their marriages or at least their dinner-party numbers. One survey found that half of its sample never had single women as visitors, and 19% knew no single women at all. Casual disregard for this social group goes unremarked. Our prime minister insists that marriage must be prioritised and rewarded. The last government »

- David Cox

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Danny Dyer's revealed he was pals with Pinter. An odd couple, but look at these

8 October 2010 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Groucho Marx and Alice Cooper out on the town? Joss Stone sharing takeaways with Tom Cruise. We celebrate Hollywood's more unlikely alliances

As the nation recovers from Tony Blair's literary mea innocentia, another era-defining memoir emerges this week when Straight Up, Danny Dyer's shoot-from-the-hip autobiography hits the shelves. The publicity confides that the book "tears it up proper and delivers on every page", and only the very naive would doubt such a claim. Everyone knows Dyer as the salt-of-the-earth rough diamond whose straight-talking DVD commentaries and girlfriend-slashing "production error" in his advice column have made him the toast of coalition Britain.

Less well known is that the Canning Town bruiser and the late Harold Pinter shared a generation-spanning and credulity-stretching friendship. The young Dyer appeared in two of Pinter's plays, the Hackney-born playwright taking the chirpy East End sparrow under his wing in an odd-couple hook-up that called »

- James Donaghy

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'Outlaw's' Carly Pope: Her dishy celeb crush plus 9 more juicy tidbits

15 September 2010 10:19 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

She plays the tough, unrefined, and independent private investigator in NBC's new fall show, "Outlaw." 

While Jimmy Smits' character stepped down from his high-powered seat on the Supreme Court, Carly Pope's character, Lucinda Pearl, is a street-smart gal who doesn't have to play within the law.

Viewers will remember Pope from her stint on "Californication" and, one of our personal faves, The WB's "Popular." 

While Pope's character doesn't like answering to anyone, the star submitted to Zap2it's celeb slam book. 

From her double first kiss to her celebrity crush, check out what Pope fesses up to:

1.) If you could change one thing about your face what would it be and why?I'd wipe that cheeky grin right off of it... It's been getting me into trouble for a good long time.  2.) Who was the first boy/girl you kissed?Two neighbors -- a boy and a girl. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Emmy Fashion 2010: Christina Hendricks busts out again!

29 August 2010 6:33 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Mad Men" hottie Christina Hendricks's translucent porcelain skin is magically illuminated by this pale lavender gown by Zac Posen that also provides impressive support.

And thanks to her um, ample headlights, one barely even notices those strange lavender bird feathers. We can attest -- because we were standing quite close -- that her entire chest rises and falls with every breath, almost like a pneumatically controlled apparatus.

What do you think of her Emmy gown? Certainly a different era than her "Mad Men'" wardrobe.  We could see Mae West wearing this number. But is it a little too obvious?

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- editorial@zap2it.com

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Ziggy Stardust and a new take on Tron

25 July 2010 9:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Michael Sheen's character in sequel to hit 1982 film draws inspiration from David Bowie

Michael Sheen has earned a reputation for specialising in the portrayal of ambitious men who know how to get what they want: in a 15-year film career, he has already played Brian Clough, David Frost and Tony Blair (three times).

But while the 41-year-old Welsh actor is leaving behind the serious-minded biopic for his latest film, he still modelled his performance on a real-life figure.

Speaking at Comic-Con, the film and comic-book convention in San Diego, Sheen revealed that his approach to playing the villainous Castor in Disney's forthcoming blockbuster Tron: Legacy was informed by the master chameleon – David Bowie.

"I was going for a sort of albino Ziggy Stardust," Sheen told the Guardian. "A one-man walking Andy Warhol Factory."

The film, directed by first-time director Joseph Kosinski, is a belated sequel to the 1982 hit Tron, »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Super-8 Charles Bronson Movie Madness

29 June 2010 5:27 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Super-8 Charles Bronson Movie Madness at the Way Out Club will be held next Tuesday, July 6th from 8pm to Midnight. This will be a major movie event! Super-8 Movie Madness is going to honor the career of Hollywood’s greatest star and we’ll be making history again for as far as I’m aware this is the first Super-8 Charles Bronson festival… like… ever! I will be covering the walls of the Way Out Club with dozens of massive Charles Bronson movie posters and will be displaying busts, figures, and model kits of Charles Bronson all from my personal collection. And best of all, there will be these awesome Super-8 Charles Bronson Movie Madness T-Shirts for sale for only ten bucks!

If you’re not familiar with the madness, here’s a brief rundown: Remember (before video tapes) the Super-8 films they used to sell in the 1950’s »

- Tom Stockman

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Take Three: Jennifer Coolidge

27 June 2010 11:20 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Craig here with another Take Three.

Today: Jennifer Coolidge

Is there not a hint of Mae West's bawdy style? A splash of Bette Midler's brash cheek? A glint of Raquel Welch's gilded glamour? Even a dash of Lucille Ball's daffy demeanor about Jennifer Coolidge? Let's leave out the Pamela Anderson and Anna Nicole Smith associations; they're old, lazy and boring. Coolidge is the new doyenne of daft.

Take One: Blonde ambition

Legally Blonde (2001) was all about Elle and la vie en rose of course, but it took just enough time out from its lawyerly pursuits to make way for a little bit of solid support: Jennifer Coolidge's manicurist, Paulette Bonafonté, assists Elle into the pink; Elle, in turn, teaches Paulette the ways of the Bend & Snap. Coolidge's comic timing is impeccable. And whilst she doesn’t have a great deal to do in the film »

- Craig Bloomfield

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Theater Interview: Lucy, We’re Home With Performer Suzanne Larusch

13 May 2010 7:22 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Suzanne Larusch knows that it takes more than novelty to tell a good story. Or in the comedienne’s case, more than a healthy wollop of Vitameatavegamin. Larusch, a seasoned impressionist, has teamed with Lucie Arnaz in the development of “An Evening with Lucille Ball: Thank You For Asking”, a solo endeavor that explores both the public celebrity and closed-door trials of the original Queen of Comedy.

Traversing the bridge between Lucy Ricardo and Lucille Ball, the production welcomes audiences into the never-before-published backstage stories that catapulted Ball to unprecedented fame, as well as into the tumultuous marriage that would eventually endure public scrutiny. Larusch recently caught up with ShowBiz Chicago to discuss the process of delving into the famous red head’s life, both behind and in front of the rose-colored camera.

Suzanne Larusch stars in “An Evening with Lucille Ball”.

Photo credit: www.AnEveningWithLucilleBall.com

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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David and Go Linketh

12 May 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Rants of a Diva "Cate Blanchett scares me"

Ontd Sir Ian McKellen mistaken for homeless beggar

The Pixar Blog feature film newt (2012) cancelled? Awww. I love those wee things

The Evening Class Luise Rainer at 100 years of age (!) attends a screening of her Oscar-winning The Good Earth (1937)

Fin de Cinema collects gorgeous movie posters from Cannes

The DAVIDs

Restoration Claudia Shear, who previously wrote that acclaimed Mae West play Dirty Blonde is back on stage with this drama about a woman restoring Michelangelo's The David. I saw it in previews. Good stuff.

/Film When I first heard the news that Brad Pitt would be starring in The Tiger I heard the name Darren Aronofsky and immediately replaced it with David Fincher. Which has happened to me three times now!!! And which is So strange because I've been a fan of both since their first films. Why do I keep doing this. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Glamour v feminism?

20 March 2010 5:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Nothing empowers women more than a good education and career, but since cinema began they have been unable to resist copying the fashions that give models and Hollywood stars allure

Growing up in 1950s Britain we learned that there was something dodgy about glamour. My home-loving mother pursed her lips at the bright blond hair and confident up-slick of black eyeliner sported by a friend's mum who was into amateur theatricals.

To the headmistress of our all-girls grammar school, fashion was at odds with high-mindedness. She was famous for not allowing her teaching staff to wear lipstick. In the 1950s she waged guerrilla warfare against the wearing of "paper-nylon" petticoats, designed to give a sticking-out effect to the skirts of summer dresses. These were frequently confiscated from sixth-formers and hung like scalps on pegs outside her study, a shameful warning to those lower down the school. Glamour got a girl into trouble. »

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My tea with Mae West

13 March 2010 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It's tricky to interview a Hollywood star when you're surrounded by nude sculptures of her

Her teatime outfit might have been formal, but Mae West's conversation was anything but. Within minutes of my arriving at her Hollywood penthouse one afternoon in 1974, she was lugging her exercise bicycle out of the dining room to prove her daily fitness routine: never mind that she was 83 and the bicycle was covered in a thick film of dust.

But she did look amazing. Fitted pink trouser suit, teetering platform heels, towering platinum-blonde hairpiece and false eyelashes that could have inflicted paper cuts. She'd swept through the double doors of her drawing room after being announced by her live-in lover at the time, Paul Novak – a former Mr California 30 years her junior.

"I have an extra thyroid gland," she announced airily. "It gives me twice the energy and twice, the, you know, everything else I guess. »

- Caroline Boucher

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AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes

5 March 2010 9:46 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list!

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." --Said by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.

The Godfather (1972)

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." --Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.

On the Waterfront (1954)

"You don't understand! »

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How 100 years of Hollywood have charted the history of America

1 March 2010 1:09 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Next month marks the centenary of In Old California, a 17-minute adventure yarn directed by Dw Griffith and the first Hollywood production. Philip French records the changes in film and Us society in the past century, and names the films that defined each decade

1910-1919: The birth of Hollywood

According to Hollywood myth, the first film made there was Cecil B DeMille's The Squaw Man in 1914, after the director decided not to alight in a snowbound Flagstaff, Arizona, but to proceed to Los Angeles. In fact, four years earlier the prolific Dw Griffith had come west to take advantage of the California sunshine, and the 17-minute In Old California, an adventure set in Spanish colonial days, was the first to be filmed in its entirety in the village of Hollywood. Now commemorated by a monument at 1713 Vine Street, it was released on 10 March 1910, one of Griffith's 98 films of that year. »

- Philip French

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BFI "Blonde Crazy" Film Festival In London

25 February 2010 6:44 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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In conjunction with this year's Birds Eye View Film Festival, which showcases an extraordinary range of female-directed cinema from all across the globe highlighting the contribution of iconic women on screen since the beginning of film, the BFI presents a sizzling retrospective of iconic blondes from Mae West to Sharon Stone. The season celebrates the contribution of female creative talent and beauty and encourages the viewer to consider the radically changing attitudes towards gender and sexuality that have taken place over the last 100 years... click here for details »

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Ask the Flying Monkey! (February 15, 2010)

15 February 2010 9:05 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Please send an email to aftereltonflyingmonkey@gmail.com and be sure and include your city and state and/or country.

Q: When a bromance involves a gay guy and a straight guy, is there a more appropriate/proper term than “fag stag”? I'm not bothered by the term, but are there any others we can use? – Dan, Baltimore

A: Not that I know of, although I just made up the term "'mo bro." As for "fag stag," well, I'm on record as hating the term "fag hag" – I mean, come on, insulting two groups of people with one term? – so I'm going to go on record as hating this term as well.

You know, I used to think there was no such thing as a 'mo bro – see what I just did there? I'm putting the term I just made up into circulation. »

- Brent Hartinger

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My Little Chickadee | Film review

22 January 2010 8:03 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Wc Fields teams up with Mae West in this ridiculous, and ridiculously funny, 1940 comedy

It has to be the King-Kong-meets-Godzilla event of classic screen comedy: Wc Fields teams up with, and indeed ties the marital knot with, Mae West in this ridiculous, and ridiculously funny, 1940 comedy, a preposterous tale from the old west, presented next week as part of the Fields season at London's BFI Southbank.

The man himself plays Cuthbert J Twillie, a travelling salesman fond of a drink and the occasional sporting wager, whose business-card announces that he is the business of "Novelties & Notions". West is Flower Belle Lee, a woman who has scandalised the local community with her romantic adventures. Her chief accuser is a Mrs Gideon, a sour-faced spoilsport played by Margaret Hamilton, better known as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.

Flower Belle responds to these calumnies with a defiant hip-wiggle, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Gene Barry obituary

21 January 2010 10:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Elegant star of Us TV series from the 1950s onwards

For any regular television viewer in the 1960s and 70s, the elegant actor Gene Barry, who has died aged 90, was inescapable. Most prominent was his portrayal of the Los Angeles police captain Amos Burke in 81 episodes of Burke's Law (1963-66). No ordinary cop, Burke was an immaculately dressed, jet-setting millionaire bachelor who left his Beverly Hills mansion in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce to investigate a murder. Barry as Burke, a wisecracking, sophisticated ladies' man, was the nearest thing on TV to Cary Grant.

Each episode – bursting with Hollywood guest stars, one of whom was revealed as a murderer – allowed Burke to deliver an aphorism such as "never drink martinis with beautiful suspects: Burke's Law", or "never ask a question unless you already know the answer. Burke's Law".

Before playing Burke, Barry had triumphed in the western TV series Bat Masterson (1958- »

- Ronald Bergan

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Gene Barry obituary

21 January 2010 10:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Elegant star of Us TV series from the 1950s onwards

For any regular television viewer in the 1960s and 70s, the elegant actor Gene Barry, who has died aged 90, was inescapable. Most prominent was his portrayal of the Los Angeles police captain Amos Burke in 81 episodes of Burke's Law (1963-66). No ordinary cop, Burke was an immaculately dressed, jet-setting millionaire bachelor who left his Beverly Hills mansion in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce to investigate a murder. Barry as Burke, a wisecracking, sophisticated ladies' man, was the nearest thing on TV to Cary Grant.

Each episode – bursting with Hollywood guest stars, one of whom was revealed as a murderer – allowed Burke to deliver an aphorism such as "never drink martinis with beautiful suspects: Burke's Law", or "never ask a question unless you already know the answer. Burke's Law".

Before playing Burke, Barry had triumphed in the western TV series Bat Masterson (1958- »

- Ronald Bergan

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