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Photo Flash: West End-Bound Chess Begins Rehearsals - Full Cast Announced!

The first West End production of Chess since 1986 stars Michael Ball as Anatoly, Alexandra Burke as Svetlana, Murray Head as The Arbiter, Tim Howar as Freddie, Cassidy Janson as Florence and Philip Browne as Molokov. This epic musical love story will open at the London Coliseum on Thursday 26 April 2018 Press night on Tuesday 1 May 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season.
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More Gay Stars and Directors and Screenwriters on TCM: From psychos and psychiatrists to surfers and stage mamas

On the day a U.S. appeals court lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi “religious freedom” law – i.e., giving Christian extremists the right to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, etc. – not to mention the publication of a Republican-backed health care bill targeting the poor, the sick, the elderly, and those with “pre-existing conditions” – which would include HIV-infected people, a large chunk of whom are gay and bisexual men, so the wealthy in the U.S. can get a massive tax cut, Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride or Lgbt Month celebration continues (into tomorrow morning, Thursday & Friday, June 22–23) with the presentation of movies by or featuring an eclectic – though seemingly all male – group: Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Tab Hunter, Dirk Bogarde, John Schlesinger, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins. After all, one assumes that, rumors or no, the presence of Mercedes McCambridge in one
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Jackson Returns! Two-Time Oscar Winner and Former Labour MP to Star in Zola Adaptation

Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party.[1] The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart."[2] Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an
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This Horsehead is Screwed on Backwards: A Movie Review

*full dislcosure: an online screener of this film was provided by the distributor, Artsploitation Films. Director: Romain Basset Writers: Romain Basset and Karim Chériguène. Cast: Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Catriona MacColl, Gala Besson, Murray Head and Fu'ad Aït Aattou. Romain Basset's feature film debut, Horsehead, is conceptually and stylistically cool, but its story makes you work at piecing things together—if you're not careful, you could miss the mark. The film follows in the tradition of other dreamscape horror films like A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Cell, with the protagonist purposely falling into a dream state in order to solve a mystery and/or defeat the enemy. In Horsehead, the lovely Jessica, who studies the power of lucid dreaming, grapples with nightmares. While attempting to control her dreams, she unearths a sinister family secret. However intriguing, this film will have you wishing that you were in your own lucid dream,
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Horsehead Awaits – This June

Horsehead Awaits – This June

Acclaimed horror-fantasy film Horsehead will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 23. Starring Catriona MacColl (The Beyond, The House By The Cemetery) and Murray Head (Sunday Bloody Sunday, “One Night in Bangkok”), Horsehead enjoyed a long film festival run with screenings at Fantastic Fest, Sitges International Film Festival, and L’Etrange Festival. Synopsis: Beautiful young Jessica ...

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Artsploitation takes U.S. on Reel Suspects’ ‘Horsehead’ (Exclusive)

Artsploitation takes U.S. on Reel Suspects’ ‘Horsehead’ (Exclusive)
Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based Reel Suspects has sold U.S rights to supernatural fantasy “Horsehead,” a French genre auteur fest hit, to Raymond Murray’s Artsploitation Films, a indie distributor specializing in unsettling art or genre film fare from around the world.

The sale comes as Reel Suspects’ “German Angst,” a horror triptych, has been selected for the Rotterdam Festival. Artsploitation aims to give “Horsehead” a limited theatrical release before its distribution on DVD and VOD.

A first feature from France’s Romain Basset, but shot in English, “Horsehead” has played many of the world’s top genre/fantasy fests, establishing its credentials among fanboys (and girls), including Austin’s Fantastic Fest, Spain’s Sitges, Mexico’s Morbido Fest, the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre meet, and Germany’s Exground Filmfest.

From Starfix Productions – and associate produced by Lovadina – “Horsehead” has already been licensed by Reel Suspects to Canada (Black Fawn
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Savor This Really Bizarre Horsehead (Fievre) Teaser

We first told you about Horsehead (Fievre) two years ago, and it's only looking weirder now. Come on in and check out a trailer that certainly has our attention.

Fievre (or Fever in English) is an English-speaking French horror film and it's Basset's feature film directorial debut. The film is being brought to us by HorseHead Pictures. It was co-written by Basset and Karim Chériguène and stars starring legendary Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), Franco-Australian revelation Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, famous English singer and actor Murray Head (Say It Ain't So, One Night In Bangkok), French model and actor Fu'ad Aït Aattou (The Last Mistress) and the French horror icon Philippe Nahon (I Stand Alone, High Tension).

For more visit the official Fievre website and "like" Fievre on Facebook.

Synopsis

Jessica has never dreamed in her life but has had regular nightmares, the meanings of which have escaped her. This peculiarity
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First Trailer for French Horror Film Fever Is Loaded with Nightmarish Imagery

We've been talking about Romain Basset's debut feature Fever for a few years now, and our excitement for the film has officially hit a fever pitch now that the trailer has finally made its way onto the net. If you love gory French horror, you're gonna love this sneak peek. Dig it!

The film stars Catriona MacColl, Philippe Nahon, Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Murray Head, Emmanuel Bonami, Shane Woodward, Gala Besson, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Vernon Dobtcheff, and Joe Sheridan.

Synopsis

Jessica has never dreamed in her life but has had regular nightmares, the meaning of which escaped her. This peculiarity has led her to conduct studies specializing in the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand the origins of her nightmares.

Following the death of her maternal grandmother whom she scarcely knew, Jessica must return reluctantly to the family home.
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Briefs: Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” Take The Colbert Challenge, And What is “Oculus?”

Neil and David at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Birthday shoutouts go to TheBacklot reader Carlos, Matt Lucas, who is 40, Eddy Grant is 66, and Murray Head is 68.

Everyone is in a tizzy because Steven Spielberg has “registered interest” in remaking West Side Story.

Why New Polling Shows Both the Gop and Lgbt Groups Are Out of Touch

Dutch Politicians Create Grindr Profiles To Earn Votes

The Mark Bingham Documentary The Rugby Player will have its mainstream festival premiere next week at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose

Here’s the official trailer for Oculus, starring Karen Gillan and her American accent.

Michelle Visage talks to eliminated Drag Race queen Magnolia Crawford.

Stephen Colbert on the absolute idiocy of Rep. Steve King‘s “Self-professed behavior” garbage. “Send photos and/or videos to Steve King, proving that you are gay. Be sure to label your envelope campaign contributions, so you know that he’ll read it.
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Review: John Schlesinger's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1971) Criterion Blu-ray Edition

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By Lee Pfeiffer

You don't have to be gay to admire John Schlesinger's 1971 film Sunday Bloody Sunday, but it probably helps in terms of appreciating just how ground-breaking the movie was in its day. As a straight guy of high school age when the film was released, I do remember it causing a sensation, although it would literally take me decades before I finally caught up with it. Gay friends always spoke reverently of the movie and expressed how the most refreshing aspect of the story was how "normally" a loving relationship between two adult men was portrayed. In viewing the film as a recent Criterion Blu-ray release, I feel I can finally appreciate that point of view. Gay men have long been portrayed in movies, of course, but for the most part they have been depicted as objects of ridicule or as sexual deviants. There were the odd
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AfterElton Briefs: Crate & Barrel's Gay Romance, Matt Bomer Hangs Around, and Help Kickstart A Full Season of "Eastsiders"

Matt Bomer from tonight's The New Normal.

Birthday shoutouts go to David Bowie, who is 66, Michelle Forbes is 47, and Mike Reno is 67. Jeanne Manford, the founder of Pflag, has died at 92. Our thoughts are with her family and all those she helped.Orlando Cruz on His Biggest Fight Yet.Five things Chuck Hagel should do for gay troops..Project Runway All Stars designer Joshua McKinley talks about growing up as an openly gay high-school athlete. Below you can see the NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year, 15-year-old Noah St. John talking about his two moms. It's spectacular.

Below you can see the the latest Spoiler Alert, with talk about the return of Cougar Town and the finale of Fringe, and scoop on Once Upon a Time

The latest Crate & Barrel features a page about spending a romantic night at home. "Spend a Saturday night at home, cooking together, dining together.
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Blu-ray Review: ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ Still Reflects Back to Us

Chicago – Relate the now iconic term “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” and most likely a off-tune rendering of the famous rock song by U2 will follow. But the title was originally expressed in director John Schlesinger’s groundbreaking film of 1971, “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” recently released on Blu-ray through The Criterion Collection.

Blu-ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

The film has notoriety because it featured the first same-sex kiss between men in movie history (Peter Finch and Murray Head), but put aside that then-shocking expression and there is a psychologically complex film about unresolved relationship issues and identity. The drama is exquisitely cast, set against a post-Swingin’ 1960s London, when it seemed like the whole culture was waking up with a hangover from all that social change. Peter Finch, best known for his final role in 1976 of the mad news anchorman in “Network,” anchors this film with a passionate communication of middle age in both progress and regress.
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Blu-ray Review: 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' (Criterion Collection)

It's important to not only view a film in the context of current societal norms, but when viewing older films it's just as important to think of them in the context of how it would have been perceived when it was originally released. This is easy enough when it comes to visual effects, but when it comes to societal norms and thematic material it's importance goes beyond what's visually believable. Released in 1971 on the heels of the unanticipated success of Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday centers on a trio of Londoners. Daniel Hirsh (Peter Finch) is a middle-aged, Jewish doctor, Alex (Glenda Jackson) is a thirty-something divorcee and between the two is Bob (Murray Head), a young artist who is sleeping with both of them. Bob isn't keeping his love affair secret from either Daniel or Alex, both of which do their best to understand while craving his attention and affection.
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'Magic Mike', 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and 'Blade Runner' on DVD and Blu-ray This Week

This week offers a wide range of titles including Criterion's presentation of John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday, a new anniversary edition of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and then Steven Soderbergh's latest film Magic Mike. On top of that I have several new releases added to the calendar including The Bourne Legacy, Butter, The Paperboy and Criterion's upcoming release of Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. But before we get to the upcoming releases, let's check out this week's new releases. Magic Mike I wonder, can Magic Mike make my top ten for the year? I haven't taken a look at it a second time yet, but I hope to before the year is up. I was looking through my reviews for the year so far and I have given out 11 B+ grades (which seems like a lot) already and Magic Mike was one of them and one of
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DVD Playhouse--October 2012

By Allen Gardner

Prometheus (20th Century Fox) Ridley Scott’s quasi-prequel to his 1979 classic “Alien” has an intergalactic exploratory team (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba) arriving on a uncharted planet, where they discover what appears to be a dormant alien spacecraft and what might be the first discovery of intelligent life outside of Earth. Of course, everything goes straight to hell before you can scream “Don’t touch that egg!” Sumptuous visuals and strong performances from the cast (not to mention a nearly-perfect first half) can’t compensate for gaping plot and logic holes that nearly sink the proceedings in the film’s protracted second half. It feels as though some very crucial footage wound up on the cutting room floor. Perhaps, as with “Alien” and “Aliens” we’ll see a “Director’s Cut” of “Prometheus” arriving on DVD within the next year. In the meantime,
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Check Out a Wtf Teaser for Upcoming Film Fievre (Fever)

We've given you the information as we've gotten it about the upcoming Roman Basset film Fievre. You can now take your first look at the movie in a teaser trailer that left us wondering what exactly we saw, and wanting to see more.

Fievre (or Fever in English) is an English-speaking French horror film and it's Basset's feature film directorial debut. The film is being brought to us by HorseHead Pictures. It was co-written by Basset and Karim Chériguène and stars starring legendary Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), Franco-Australian revelation Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, famous English singer and actor Murray Head (Say It Ain't So, One Night In Bangkok), French model and actor Fu'ad Aït Aattou (The Last Mistress) and the French horror icon Philippe Nahon (I Stand Alone, High Tension).

For more visit the official Fievre website and "like" Fievre on Facebook.

Synopsis

Jessica has never dreamed in her life but has had regular nightmares,
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[Media] - "Fever" - First teaser now available !

Here's the fist teaser trailer for {Romain Basset}}'s first feature "Fievre", co-produced by Oh My Gore !. As a reminder, the casting of "Fever" is composed of: -- Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), -- Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux ("Platane" - French TV Show), -- Murray Head (actor - "Sunday Bloody Sunday", Singer - "Say it ain't so", "One Night in Bangkok"), -- Vernon Dobtcheff ("The Spy Who Loved Me", "The Name Of The Rose", "Indiana Jones And The Last Cruisade"), -- Emmanuel Bonami ("Djinns"), -- Fu'ad Ait Aattou ("The Last Mistress", he's the lead role in the next Alexander Arcady movie "Ce Que Le Jour Doit A La Nuit"), -- Joe Sheridan ("The Ninth Gate", "Dangerous Liaisons"); -- Gala Besson ("Romeo And Juliet" stage play), -- Philippe Nahon ("I Stand Alone", "The Crimson...
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Ratings: Olympics Hit (a High) Low, Plus the Latest on Newsroom, Breaking Bad and Animals

Ratings: Olympics Hit (a High) Low, Plus the Latest on Newsroom, Breaking Bad and Animals
NBC’s (admittedly critiqued) coverage of the Olympics in London — which to date has been regularly trumping the Beijing 2008 numbers and hitting highs for a non-u.S. summer games — delivered an inevitable low on Monday night.

Drawing 26 million total viewers and an 8.1 demo rating, NBC’s coverage was down 18 and 24 percent week-to-week and off 4 percent from the comparable night in Beijing (which is not a Murray Head song).

That said, I reiterate: NBC averaged 33.6 million viewers through the Games’ first 10 nights (through Sunday), so to quote Vivian Ward: Big. Huge.

Related | Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 10?

Elsewhere on Monday,
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Sunday Bloody Sunday

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 23, 2012

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Glenda Jackson stands between Peter Finch (l.) and Murray Head--or does she?--in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

British filmmaker John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award–winning 1969 film Midnight Cowboy with 1971’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, a sophisticated and highly personal drama about love and sex.

Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners—a middle-aged doctor (Peter Finch, Network) and a prickly thirty-something divorcée (Glenda Jackson, Women in Love) —who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head, TV’s Heartbeat).

Written by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt, the R-rated Sunday Bloody Sunday was considered to be quite a racy revelation way back when. Looking back on the film now, it’s definitely one of the 1970s’ most intelligent, multi-textured films about the complexities of romantic relationships.

The Criterion Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film contains
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[Media] - - Early Symptoms

Intense! We cannot better describe the first three weeks of shooting which have just been completed. "Fever" - Romain Basset's first feature film co-produced by the Oh My Gore! team - is a fantastic feature film which takes place in the ethereal world of lucid dreams. Here are the first official pictures, as well as behind-the-scenes photos. (Photos credit: Fabien Delage from Rue Morgue France and Johan Villeneuve). As a reminder, the casting of "Fever" is composed of: -- Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), -- Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux ("Platane" - French TV Show), -- Murray Head (actor - "Sunday Bloody Sunday", Singer - "Say it ain't so", "One Night in Bangkok"), -- Vernon Dobtcheff ("The Spy Who Loved Me", "The Name Of The Rose", "Indiana Jones And The Last...
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