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From "Milk" to "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, of which I'm a proud voting member, has released the Top 10 Best Lgbtqa movies every non-lgbtqa must and should see! And I agree with all the selections. Some are brutally and politically honest, some are just fun but all speak volumes about the history of Lgbtqa in and around the world of cinema!
Here's the complete press release with the aforementioned list! Do you agree?
November 24, 2015 . Hollywood, Ca.: Just in time for the holidays, as they say . . . the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (galeca.org) today announced its membership.s picks for their second .Galeca Ten Best. list: The 10 Best Lbgtqa Films Galeca Every Non-lgbtqa Person Should See!
Oscar winners to community classics to modern independent discoveries . there.s a movie for every persuasion here.
Critics from the 120-member organization »
This week, Neil Calloway questions the wisdom of remaking classic films…
In the 1980s Frank Oz, the man who is both Miss Piggy and Yoda, asked Michael Caine if he wanted to star in a remake of Bedtime Story, a 1964 film that despite starring David Niven and Marlon Brando, was not a success. Why Caine asked, would anyone want to remake a film that nobody liked the first time around? Oz replied that there was little point making a new version of a film that was good the first time around, as it couldn’t be improved on, but with a bad film, you could make a better version of it.
Caine signed up, the film – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – was a huge hit, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance and the film lives on as a musical to this day.
I thought of that this week »
- Neil Calloway
‘This is me asking Hollywood to begin giving Kelvin Yu the roles his face deserves. Enough with the stereotypical bit parts’
About five minutes into the second episode of the new Netflix sitcom, Master Of None, a tall drink of water called Brian appeared on screen. I’m using old-timey speak only because these were old-timey attributes in front of me: handsome in that clean, classic way, a lovely deep voice, and thick black hair, styled into submission in a low side parting. I had to find out more.
A quick internet scour gave me a sketchy bio: his name is Kelvin Yu, he’s Taiwanese American, and he’s been in Hollywood a long time (and not just because he’s actually from Los Angeles). How could I have missed him? It turned out I’d seen him before: there he is in two brief scenes in Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip »
- Bim Adewunmi
Why are our films not all three hours long? How do some films that are that long manage to grip us nonetheless? Why do some films with seemingly dull plots manage to enthrall from start to finish? How does a narrative of a film get put together post-shooting? The answers lie in the talents of film editors. Those talents are rewarded every year in the Oscar race for Best Film Editing. The Film Editors Branch is, more than any other in the Academy, seemingly very tied to the Best Picture race. Since the expansion of the Best Picture category to more than five films, non-Best Picture nominees have seldom made the cut here. But even before then, the overlap between the two categories was intense. Otherwise, the branch tends to love musicals (not likely to be a factor this year) and action/suspense films. “The Revenant”’s Stephen Mirrione shockingly »
- Gerard Kennedy
“Key and Peele’s” Keegan-Michael Key will lend his voice to a Disney Junior toon, and Jane Lynch will host the People’s Choice Awards. Also in today’s TV news roundup: Barbara Walter’s Investigation Discovery series gets a premiere date . . .
Keegan-Michael Key will be among the guest voice actors on Disney Junior’s animated Western series “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West,” the kids’ cabler announced Tuesday. Rockers Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins will also lend their voices to the show, in addition to Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Chris Isaak, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, who will reprise his role as the Milk Bandit.
The series, in which Mandy Moore stars as the lead voice actor, is the first Western for preschoolers, following a kitty sheriff named Callie (Moore) and her deputy woodpecker, Peck (voiced by “High School Musical” alum Lucas Grabeel).
- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Whitney Friedlander
According to Latino-Review, Lucasfilm has brought in Christopher McQuarrie, screenwriter of The Usual Suspects and director of this year’s box office hit Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, for a two-week polish on the screenplay for Rogue One, which has been written by Gary Whitta (After Earth) and Chris Weitz (Cinderella).
Rogue One will take place prior to A New Hope and tell the story of a band of Rebels tasked with stealing the plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star.
See Also: Follow all of our Star Wars coverage here
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on »
- Gary Collinson
Broad Green Pictures is developing a movie based on the book with Michael London and Janice Williams of Groundswell Prods., whose credits include “Milk” and the upcoming “Trumbo.” Christopher Monger (“Temple Grandin”) is adapting the screenplay.
Published in 2013, “Orphan Train” has sold more than two million copies in 35 countries. Its title is taken from the trains that ran regularly between 1854 and 1929 from cities on the East Coast to the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck.
Kline’s novel, set in modern day Maine, weaves together the stories of a 91-year-old Irish immigrant who as a child was shipped from New York City to Minnesota on an orphan train, and a 17-year-old who is on the verge of aging out of the foster care system. The pair develop an unlikely »
- Dave McNary
“The Magicians,” the hotly-anticipated adaptation of the first novel in Lev Grossman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy, is coming to Syfy in January, and Variety has an exclusive first look at the full trailer that just debuted at New York Comic-Con.
“The Magicians” stars Jason Ralph (“A Most Violent Year,” “Aquarius”) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity. Stella Maeve (“Chicago P.D.”), Hale Appleman (“Teeth”), Olivia Taylor Dudley (“Transcendence”), Arjun Gupta (“Nurse Jackie”) and Summer Bishil (“Towelhead,” “Lucky 7”) also star.
The series is executive produced by Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams (“Milk”) along with showrunners John McNamara (“Aquarius”) and Sera Gamble (“Supernatural”), who also wrote the pilot. »
- Laura Prudom
Now that Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley have said "yes" to each other, we want to see the bling! The Olympic diver, 21, and the Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter, 41, released heartfelt photos of their matching engagement rings on their Instagram accounts on Friday. The matching photos reveal matching rings—simple thick bands with a single stone in the middle of each. They were propped up against an crucial background—their discreet engagement announcement from the birth, marriages, and death section of the The Times' Thursday edition. Black and Daley, who recently moved in together in London in May, expressed their sincere gratitude for all of the support they have »
London (AP) British Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black have announced their engagement. The announcement was published in The Times newspaper Thursday, but did not disclose a date for the marriage. Tom Daley announces his engagement to partner Dustin Lance Black in the Times newspaper. t.co/he7HdWld9O... pic.twitter.com/ieike2uFam — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 1, 2015 Black is a writer and producer who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 2008 movie "Milk'' about gay activist and politician Harvey Milk. Daley won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London and his youthful exuberance made him a fan favorite. He came out as a gay man in a YouTube video nearly two years ago, announcing that he was dating a man and couldn't be happier. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Congratulations are in order for Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black! The Olympic diver, 21, and the Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter, 41, announced their engagement in the births, marriages and deaths section of The Times Thursday, the same way Benedict Cumberbatch chose to announce his engagement to his now-wife, Sophie Hunter, in November 2014. Daley and Black's simple announcement read: "The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence." According to The Times' website, the engagement announcement would have cost Daley and Black about £200. Details surrounding the proposal were not »
Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) is directing from a script he wrote with Robin Swicord, centering on a love triangle in 1922 with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman, portrayed by Charlotte Le Bon. Bale will play the reporter, and Isaac will portray the student, conflicted by old-world traditions.
Cromwell will play an American ambassador who becomes heroic when challenged, while Reno will play a French admiral deeply conflicted in the face of life-threatening danger. The story is set amid the final days of the Ottoman Empire.
Shohreh Aghdashloo and Daniel Gimenez Cacho also star.
- Dave McNary
Just Jim, 2015.
Written and Directed by Craig Roberts.
Living in the sleepy valleys of Wales, Jim has his life altered when an enigmatic American moves in next-door.
Those of you familiar with Craig Roberts will most likely remember him from his breakout performance in Richard Ayoade’s film Submarine, and those who don’t might well remember his much earlier role as Rio in The Story of Tracy Beaker. Transgressing past his childhood roles on-screen Roberts takes up residence behind the camera for his directorial debut, Just Jim. Having written, directed and starred in his own film, Just Jim stands as an incredibly striking achievement, illustrating all the potential that the multifaceted Roberts possesses in its execution.
The comedy of Just Jim is both poignant and surreal, at times seeming extremely dry and deadpan in its approach towards the beginning, »
- Joshua Gill
When you call your show Best Time Ever, you’re setting the bar pretty high for yourself. Fortunately, human Fun Dip and über host Neil Patrick Harris was largely ready for the challenge during Tuesday’s big premiere.
RelatedHart to Hart: NBC Remaking Classic Series With Gay Crime-Solving Couple
Following an enthusiastic (if not slightly spastic) introduction from guest announcer Reese Witherspoon, Nph revealed to an unsuspecting couple in the audience that he’s basically been stalking them for the past few months. Like, he was even secretly present at their wedding in Alabama. (Damn it, Harris, you »
Star Wars: Episode VIII may have kicked off filming this week, but Gareth Edwards has been busy shooting his own Star Wars movie for over a month now, and TMZ have got their hands on some new spy photos from the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which show a crashed spaceship along with some deceased Stormtroopers…
See Also: Rumour: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to feature a Rogue One post-credits teaser
See Also: Follow all of our Star Wars coverage here
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler).
- Gary Collinson
On October 25, Australians in Film will host its annual AiF Awards and Benefit Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles..
Actor, Elizabeth Debicki, has taken out the Breakthrough Talent of 2015 Award..
Presenter Carrie Bickmore will be master of ceremonies at this year.s awards, which celebrates the achievements of Australians working in Hollywood and also recognises the contribution of individuals to the Australian film industry.
.The Orry Kelly International Award is given to an Australian who has paved the way for other Australians in the entertainment industry and who has provided much support, mentoring and inspiration to others..
- Inside Film Correspondent
A couple of weeks ago Mads Mikkelsen suggested that his character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would play a crucial role, and that – surpringsly – he won’t be a villain. Well, it seems the Hannibal star may now have revealed his character name, thanks to an autograph signing at Fan Expo in Canada…
See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stormtrooper helmets revealed
As you can see from the above image, Mikkelsen has signed the poster ‘Galen’, which doesn’t mean much in itself, if it weren’t for the fact that: a) Phil Lamarr hadn’t included Kit Fisto – his character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – in his own signature; and b) that Galen is a name we already associate with the galaxy far, far away thanks to the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which centred on Galen Marek, a.k.a. Starkiller, »
- Gary Collinson
Bloom is handling international sales on Danny Strong’s drama Rebel In The Rye which will star Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-men: Days Of Future Past, Equals) as legendary author Jd Salinger. Written and directed by Strong, the screenplay was adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski biography, Jd Salinger: A Life. Black Label Media is financing with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, Milk), Jason Shuman, and Danny Strong. Bloom will introduce to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, while CAA is representing the North American rights.
Rebel In The Rye takes us on a journey into the life and mind of the legendary and secretive author and tells the story of the birth of The Catcher in the Rye. As the author who captivated a generation, Jd Salinger soared to the heights »
- Michelle McCue
People had lost power earlier in the day. Thousands of them. That's how it was on the afternoon in late July when I ferried out to Staten Island to watch as Method Man shot the video (above) for "Straight Gutta," which premiered yesterday. The song is the second single from Meth's latest album, Meth Lab. The last time anyone had seen Meth in a video, he was telling us where the poop comes out in Amy Schumer’s “Milk Milk Lemonade” rap-video parody. The "Straight Gutta" shoot, set as it was in a small skate park housed in a warehouse on Front Street near Park Hill, had a very different vibe. There was no A/C, and everyone on set was sweating — including Meth, who was wearing a crisp pinstriped Reggie Jackson jersey that he was loath to let anyone touch, even if just to add a mic. ("You better »
- Lauretta Charlton
With filming well underway on Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars spinoff movie, Donnie Yen has taken to Instagram to reveal three Stormtrooper helments from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He’s since deleted his post, but you can see the helmets here, one of which is the traditional Original Trilogy-era design, along with two new alternatives…
See Also: Cast photo and new logo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler »
- Gary Collinson
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