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New Schedule – Qfest St. Louis – Now Runs April 22-28 at The Tivoli Theatre

6 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A water main break at a movie theater can wreak havoc on a film festival! 

The Eighth Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, was supposed to start Sunday April 19th at the Tivoli Theatre. But the organizers had to reschedule when the Tivoli had to shut down because of the water disaster. The show will go on, but the schedule has been changed.

The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 23 films – 11 features (six narratives and five documentaries) and 12 short subjects. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.

Highlights include the St. Louis premieres of two biographical documentaries on Olympic diver Greg Louganis »

- Tom Stockman

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QFest St. Louis Kicks Off This Sunday with Greg Louganis Documentary and More

17 April 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This Sunday! – Come get your Q on, St. Louis!

The Eighth Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, runs April 19-23 at the Tivoli Theatre. The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 23 films – 11 features (six narratives and five documentaries) and 12 short subjects. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.

Highlights include the St. Louis premieres of two biographical documentaries on Olympic diver Greg Louganis (“Back on Board”) and former Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter (“Tab Hunter Confidential”). Other prominent films include the latest from avant-garde queer filmmaker Bruce la Bruce (“Gerontophilia”) and lesbian-themed films starring Geraldine Chaplin (“Sand Dollars”) and the directorial debut »

- Tom Stockman

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American Idol: Movie Night Song Spoilers Revealed!

19 March 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Against all odds, there will be no Phil Collins ballad — or any soundtrack cuts from The Bodyguard, Frozen, Titanic and Armageddon — when the American Idol Top 10 (plus one contestant on the brink of elimination) tackle “Songs from the Movies tonight (8/7c on Fox).

RelatedReality Check: ‘All Bets Are Off’ on American Idol! Plus: Is Crazy Failure Worse Than a Total Lack of Risk?

That’s good news for Idoloonies who’ve vowed to crawl into their dryers and turn to lint at the sound of one more hopeful belting the umpteenth rendition of “I Have Nothing.”

More important than what the Top 10 won’t tackle, »

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Eighth Annual Qfest St. Louis – Lgbtq Film Festival Runs April 19-23 at The Tivoli Theatre

12 March 2015 7:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Come get your Q on, St. Louis! The Eighth Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, runs April 19-23 at the Tivoli Theatre. The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 23 films – 11 features (six narratives and five documentaries) and 12 short subjects. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.

Highlights include the St. Louis premieres of two biographical documentaries on Olympic diver Greg Louganis (“Back on Board”) and former Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter (“Tab Hunter Confidential”). Other prominent films include the latest from avant-garde queer filmmaker Bruce la Bruce (“Gerontophilia”) and lesbian-themed films starring Geraldine Chaplin (“Sand Dollars”) and the directorial debut from HBO »

- Tom Stockman

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Harrison Ford Movie?

6 March 2015 1:54 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In a scene straight out of one of his own movies, Harrison Ford narrowly escaped death the other day when his World War II-era plane crashed into a Los Angeles golf course. Against all odds, he survived the impact with relatively minor injuries and should be in fighting shape when it comes time to promote the next Star Wars movie and film the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner.

Now we have a question for you: What is Harrison Ford's single greatest movie? Feel free to vote for a classic »

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American Idol Ep Talks Season 14: Powerhouse Mentoring, New Song Mix and Battle-Tested Contestants

25 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Idol executive producer Trish Kinane was on hand for the taping of Season 14’s Top 24 performances in Detroit (airing tonight and Thursday, 8/7c on Fox) — and she’s sounding sunnier than an uptempo Jackson 5 jam.

“This year, the contestants were at a more advanced level of performance and ability before they took the [Detroit] stage than the [Season 13’s Top 12] were for their live performance shows,” she says — and the massive year-to-year difference is hardly accidental.

VideosReality Check: Are We Witnessing American Idol’s Deepest Bench Ever?

“We’re putting a lot more progress and process into the show this year,” explains Kinane, »

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The 10 Most Awkward Oscar Moments Ever

15 February 2015 2:38 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While the Oscars are primarily about great movies and contemporary glamor, they're also a tremendous source of awkwardness. The mortifying moments of the Academy Awards are just as memorable as the "Titanic"-size triumphs, and today we're remembering the ten times we clutched our throats hardest in Oscar-induced agony. 1. Melissa Leo swears, rambles, and forces Kirk Douglas to do prop comedy. Melissa Leo's infamous "Consider" campaign, in which the respected "Homicide: Life on the Street" actress vied for an Oscar with a bizarrely egomaniacal poster promo, sullied the excitement around her great performance in "The Fighter." But somehow she made things worse by winning the Oscar, throwing down a senseless, weird speech (complete with an f-bomb), and enacting a hokey cane dance with presenter Kirk Douglas. Easily the most cringe-inducing dais moment of the past decade.  2. David Niven notices a nudist's shortcomings. He didn't lose his cool, but three-time »

- Louis Virtel

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Award-Winning Sundance Doc 'Dark Horse'

6 February 2015 7:32 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired distribution rights to Louise Osmond's documentary "Dark Horse." The non-fiction feature was a major crowdpleaser at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to earn the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. "Dark Horse" tells the true story of a group of friends in Wales who decide to take on the elite "sport of kings" and breed themselves a racehorse. Against all odds, they raise their young foul on a nearby wasteland and train him to become a champion. The deal was negotiated with Sony Pictures Classics by Protagonist head of sales Vanessa Saal. Osmond's previous works include "Deep Water" and the BAFTA-nominated "Richard III: The King in the Car Park." Read More: All Sundance 2015 Acquisitions As They Come In »

- Zack Sharf

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Sony Classics Rides With Sundance Prize-Winner ‘Dark Horse’ – Berlin

6 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Pictures Classics had a busy Sundance acquiring The Diary Of A Teenage Girl and Grandma during the festival. It has now snapped up yet another title that debuted in Park City, taking North American rights on Louise Osmond’s Dark Horse which won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition last month. Protagonist Pictures is selling the inspirational story of a group of friends from a working men’s club in Wales who decide to breed a racehorse. Against all odds, their young foal, raised on nearby wasteland, goes on to become a champion. Protagonist is screening it in the market here at Efm.

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- Nancy Tartaglione

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The D Train’

24 January 2015 3:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Funny and sad isn’t the easiest combination to pull off, and while both descriptors fit “The D Train” well enough, this dark comedy might just as well be described as edgy and soft, audacious and coy, a largely enjoyable letdown. Starring Jack Black as a chronic loser who decides to save his high-school reunion by securing the attendance of the class celebrity (a terrific James Marsden), Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s directing debut puts an impressively daring spin on the modern bromance, finding a unique and undeniably funny point of entry into familiar squirm-inducing realms of male bonding, competitiveness and insecurity. Yet while the startling central twist stands to generate considerable pre-release curiosity for this decently commercial entry, it also allows this slick but shaky effort to peak too soon.

Paul and Mogel, who also share credit for the screenplay, lay the groundwork with expert slyness. Their sad-sack »

- Justin Chang

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James Gunn Says Ronan The Accuser Won’t Return For Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

23 January 2015 11:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Against all odds, Guardians Of The Galaxy charmed the pants off everyone. Audiences, critics, and even those lucky actors who starred in the Marvel movie mega-hit. Just last week, Lee Pace – who played the blue hammer-wielding villain, Ronan The Accuser – came forth to reveal his passion for the franchise. In an interview with IGN, the actor confessed that he’d be over the moon if he were given the chance to reprise the role. While Ronan suffered a grisly fate at the end of the first flick, this is the movies, and as we all know, no death in a comic book feature is ever permanent.

However, Pace’s enthusiasm isn’t the issue. It’s whether or nor director James Gunn has room for him in the sequel, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. And it seems that alas, we won’t be seeing the blue-skinned baddy. Yet.

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- Gem Seddon

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Few No. 1 Billboard Hits Win Big at the Oscars

22 January 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

From the 79 original songs on the Oscar shortlist, five were nominated a week ago on Jan. 15: “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Glory” from Selma, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again.

Following a recent trend, none of the nominees have made it to the top of the BIllboard Hot 100 chart, which tracks the success of  singles by looking at radio play, online streaming and sales.

Following the announcement of the nominations, “Glory” made its debut at No. 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated Jan. 31 and is currently No. 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.

When “Everything Was Awesome” debuted in January 2014, the song debuted at No. 7 on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart and peaked at No. 57 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

“Lost Stars »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Oxford India Society to host charity film screening in support of Oxfam and The Asian Circle

20 January 2015 6:08 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Oxford India Society will be playing a key role in raising awareness and highlighting the dangers and increase in human trafficking from countries like India, with the charity screening of the award-winning film Lakshmi at Merton College on Sunday 2nd February 2015, hosted by Dr Faisal Devji, Director of the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, University Of Oxford.

Organised in support of Oxfam and The Asian Circle, the charity screening will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A session chaired by Oxford alumnus Bidisha Sk Mamata, a broadcaster and journalist specialising in international affairs, social justice issues, arts and culture and international human rights.

Lakshmi, which was screened at the Tongues on Fire London Asian Film Festival   2014, is the story of a beautiful 14 year old girl whose life takes a tragic turn. She is snatched from her family in the village and sold to a brothel in the city. »

- Press Releases

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France’s Other Angle Acquires ‘Forests,’ ‘DieuMerci,’ West Coast,’ ‘Machin, Machine’ (Exclusive)

12 January 2015 4:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris-based Other Angle Pictures, headed by Olivier Albou and Laurence Schonberg, has acquired international sales rights to four new films – Safy Nebbou’s “In the Forests of Siberia,” Lucien Jean Baptiste’s “DieuMerci,” Benjamin Weill’s “West Coast” and “Machin, Machine,”helmed by and starring Clovis Cornillac.

Shooting from Feb. 12, and the latest title in Nebbou’s building body of distinguished stage or literary makeovers (“Mark of a Angel,” “Dumas,” “Bad Seeds”), “In the Forests of Siberia” is inspired by Sylvain Tesson’s novel, translated into English as “The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga,” which won the 2014 Dolman Best Travel Book Award.

Written by Nebbou and David Oelhoffen, now a director of repute after his directorial debut, “Far From Men,” with Viggo Mortensen, “Forests of Siberia” stars Raphael Personnaz (“The French Minister,” “Anna Karenina”). It relates the friendship between a man looking for peace, »

- John Hopewell

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