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Feeling down? Greatpoochini invites you to fluff yourself up and let your imagination take wing to find the best film clips featuring plumes of all kinds
"I'm as light as a feather! I'm as happy as an angel!" Whether inspired by these immortal words, especially when uttered by Alastair Sim's Ebeneezer Scrooge, or perhaps the fine white quills wielded by Scrooge's clerks in A Muppet Christmas Carol, this week we focus on feathers.
But before letting your imaginations take flight, some ground rules. There'll be extra marks for clips that do not feature live birds – especially as depicted in those sub-Attenborough wildlife documentaries, soundtracked by condescending narration, that seem to have been handed down from Hollywood generation to generation. However, in the spirit of Clip joint, some creative exceptions, and the occasional turkey, will of course be accepted.
1) Dumbo's grips his magic feather, spreads his ears, and we all see an elephant fly. »
Welcome to the 52nd edition of Gays of Our Lives, which means we’ve been here a year. Happy Birthday to us! And as with our very first edition, this week we bring you all the latest news, spoilers and clips of your favorite gay characters in soaps and dramas.
In Gool Theater, Dr. Simon Bond deals with a gay teenage boy’s first crush on Doctors, Oliver shows his butch side on One Life to Live, Lucas goes back to work and stirs up trouble on the Dutch version of Good Times, Bad Times and Christian and Olli face tragedy on Forbidden Love. Meanwhile, Santiago and Diego continue their chaste relationship on Rich Kids, Poor Parents.
In Gool Scoops And Spoilers, One Life to Live’s Nick and Oliver lay their romantic cards on the table while Kyle is questioned about a decision he’s made about his love life, »
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It’s hard to believe that Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart was published more than 20 years ago. The novella first appeared in 1986’s Night Visions collection, and was reissued later on as a standalone book. If you haven’t read The Hellbound Heart or seen Hellraiser, the Barker-scripted-and-directed movie it inspired, then you probably shouldn’t be reading Pocket Books’ recently published Hellbound Hearts.
Edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan, this anthology includes 21 tales inspired by Barker’s hellraising universe. So if you don’t know what a Cenobite is, have never heard of the Lemarchand Configuration and think Pinhead is one of the actors in Tod Browning’s Freaks, you should check out the source material and film before opening up this tome. However, if you’re familiar with and a fan of Barker’s work, then let’s open up this Box, I mean book, »
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Welcome back to Gays of Our Lives. We’ve returned from vacation and we’ve got a special edition for you, starting with an interview with out Broadway actor Nicholas Rodriguez, who just joined the cast of One Life To Live as Nick, daytime’s newest gay. Find out how Nick is going to stir up trouble for former lovers Kyle and Oliver – as if the couple didn’t have enough trauma already!
Gool Theater has clips from this past week’s One Live To Live, and once again the show is our Pick Of The Week. After you watch the clips, I’m sure you’ll agree. Plus, Roman and Deniz’s relationship gets more complicated on All That Matters. And As The World Turns continues it’s descent into tedium.
In Scoops And Spoilers, find out what campy supernatural drama The Lair has in store as it begins its new season, »
- Anthony D. Langford
Finally, we take a breath, clear the cobwebs of mourning and peek out from beneath the shadows to find out how the late Forrest J Ackerman continues to do us good. At genre conventions from coast to coast, fans and friends pay tribute to the grand old man who made us monsters!
Ken-tucky? Yep, they Ken!
Any horror fan, young or old, who’s in it for the scare-making arts, crafts and monster makers, Must experience Wonderfest. I flew over the cool greenery and picturesque graveyards of Louisville, Kentucky to attend the first Con I’ve been to without Uncle Forry by my side. While most travelers rushed to the baggage claim to pick up luggage and trot off to watch horses run some derby, I was there for the monsters!
In its 20th year, Wonderfest is a gathering place for modelers. Make that “Super-modelers.” Builders, sculptors, painters, collectors, you name it! »
Film Forum is freakin' out with a 10-film salute to Tod Browning (1880-1962), the carnival barker turned film maker with a taste for the macabre.
The flicks will unreel as Monday-night double features through June 8.
"Freaks" (1932), Browning's most notorious work, kicks off the series tomorrow.
Rarely shown and banned in Britain for 30 years, it is set in a circus sideshow featuring "nature's mistakes," played by real-life freaks: the co-joined Hilton sisters (no relation to you know who), Pinheads Pip and Zip, the Armless Wonder, Frances the Turtle Girl, »
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Horror cinephiles, take notice: Fango has the news on a host of upcoming genre-film screenings, premieres and festivals, in both various United States and Britain, to keep you out of the sunlight this summer. The films range from silent classics to contemporary favorites and brand new indie fare.
• New York City’s Film Forum (209 West Houston Street) is presenting Tod Browning Monday Evenings starting next week. Every Monday from May 11-June 8 will see a different silent-movie double feature, spotlighting the work of pioneering horror director Browning and actor Lon Chaney, with select shows featuring live piano accompaniment. Better yet, each presentation boasts a two-for-one admission price.
Freaks (1932): 6 and 9 p.m.
The Unholy Three (1925): 7:35 p.m.
The Devil Doll (1936): 6:35 and 9:35 p.m.
Where East Is East (1929): 8:10 p.m.
The Unknown (1927): 7 and 9:40 p.m.
Fast Workers (1933): 8 p.m. »
7 items from 2009
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