Labour Day has come and gone, the white pants are safely stowed away, and we have already begun the titillating adventure that is the Fall season. Here are just a few titles that we have been keeping an eye on thus far…it’s an incomplete list – no rhyme or reason to it. If you want proper coverage of all things fall, we suggest websites and publications which don’t offer up a jovial pig with a shopping basket as their mascot. (more…)
A quick look at pretty girls and expensive things. Enjoy!
I Want That
In select cinemas on 29 August
So I guess there’s this weird sub-genre in gay cinema of soft porn meets light horror. “Another Gay Movie” certainly has those elements in there but moreover, it’s a VERY colourful comedy. This would be the sequel to the FIRST gay movie, which featured cameos aplenty from the icons du jour. This go ’round gets the party started with Perez Hilton in a myriad of roles, all of which are quite campy and fun. Then it’s onto our four leading men: Nico (Jonah Blechman), Andy (Jake Moser), Griff (Aaron Michael Davies) and Jarod (Jimmy Clabots) who head down to Ft. Lauderdale for a very dirty Spring Break. There are mermen, evil gay-doers, wigs aplenty and appearances by the likes of RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Wil Wikle and more. The endless pop culture references include ‘The Brady Bunch,’ “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” and it’s all just soooo over-the-top. I mean, sure, it’s fun, but when the camp becomes porn which becomes zombies eating the gays, the laughter turns to cringes which just make (at least this WASP) turn away. Plus there’s a whole bit with crabs (yes, that kind, but played by the other kind) which could make anyone squeal with terror. Ah well. I’m sure that extreme camp has its audience, it just ain’t me.
“The House Bunny” was an unexpected box office smash in its first weekend (No. 2 behind “Tropic Thunder”), and Anna Faris may be headed for mainstream success. The cover of Playboy won’t hurt either. Faris isn’t naked but she is candid as she answers the mag’s 20 Questions.
“It’s such an iconic magazine. What I love so much about Playboy and the idea of Playboy is that it injects that playful, innocent sexuality I think that girls and guys can now appreciate and love. It releases that old sexual guilt a lot of women can feel. So to be in the magazine is truly a thrill and an honor. I am so happy and proud. I’m as proud of this as anything else I’ve ever accomplished. It’s a badge of honor.”
This is kinda old news (two days) but I just found a corresponding picture to accompany the story. It looks like ‘Superman’ will get another reboot, this time “darker.” From WSJ.
Like the recent Batman sequel — which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far — Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as “The Dark Knight.” Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.’ DC properties. “We’re going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,” he says. That goes for the company’s Superman franchise as well.
“‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” says Mr. Robinov. “It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned.” “Had ‘Superman’ worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009,” he adds. “But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all.”
Who wouldn’t want to see Superman passive aggressively battle his inner demons while trying to save the world.
In 1987 the masterpiece known as “Masters of the Universe” was released to the public, introducing He-Man, Skeletor, Gwildor and Courtney Cox into our lives; and nothing was ever the same again. Now, modern day cinema is trying to ruin its legacy. MTV is reporting that screen writer Justin Marks plans on giving the film a “Batman Begins-ification.”
“The script is very true to the characters — we’re not talking about putting nipples on the Trapjaw suit. But we had to come up with a reason again why Trapjaw would actually not just be something that’s totally absurd, but why he would need those bionic parts added to him,” Marks insisted. “Which gives a sort of sense of where [the movie] is going in some way.”
I think it may be safe to assume that the loveable Gwildor will probably not be making an appearance in the “Batman Begins-ification” of the movie. So please, enjoy the following tribute to Gwildor below.