Monday, September 24, 2018

Pic of the Day

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I'm not 100% sure if this photo of Gary Cooper shirtless smoking a cigarette on the set of Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film Morocco is from the booklet that accompanies the big beautiful blu-ray boxed-set that was released by Criterion a couple of months ago since I (sadly) can't afford that thing myself. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was since in all my many many years of scouring the web for Gary Cooper pictures this is the first time I'm ever seeing this really very fine shot. It must be new. (It's also big so click it to embiggen.)
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Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... taking in some sights with Justin Theroux.

It's a gorgeous day here in New York today, my favorite kind of weather - it's cloudy, windy, and sixty degrees - and so the thought f traipsing about with Justin as documented in the latest NYT piece on him (thx Mac) sure does seem appetizing. It was probably warmer when these photos were taken but he'd probably, given his proclivity, still wear the sleeveless tee, thank goodness. 

Did anybody watch or start watching at least Cary Fukunaga's Netflix series Maniac this weekend? I forgot to mention it but something tells me that my silence on something keeps exactly zero percent of anyone from knowing about anything, so you probably did. If you didn't you should - I'm only halfway through but I really like it. In spite of, well, its leading man to be honest. I'm pretty over Jonah Hill. But Emma Stone's ace, and I'm really enjoying the ride since I have no idea where it's taking me from scene to scene. If you've watched it give me your thoughts in the comments (keeping in mind I'm only halfway through, of course!) and after the jump some more of Justin (including a Cary Fukunaga cameo)...

No You Get Out

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I now have the answer to the question my boyfriend asked me several days ago, and I got it without remembering to look it up - it just appeared, and really isn't that the best way to seem like a proactive helpful person? For shit to just fall into your lap and you claim credit? Anyway I was asked what the director of Nasty Baby (who goes by the name Sebastián Silva) has been up to (we both love Nasty Baby) and here is the trailer for just what that is - it's called Tyrel and it's about a black dude (Jason Mitchell, so great in Mudbound) who finds himself the lone black among many whites (including Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, and - this is never a good sign - Ann Dowd) on a weekend trip the country. If I wasn't a fan of Silva's I might write this off as a Get Out fueled cash-grab but I feel like Silva will have his own take. But I guess we will see!
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Tyrel is out on December 5th.
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If You Suck Amy

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There is a new version of Little Women out this weekend that has nothing to do with the one that Greta Gerwig is making, and so I'm using this week's edition of our "Beauty vs Beast" poll at The Film Experience to send us back to the heady year of 1994 when what some (i.e. me) consider the seminal version of that story was released. Basically I just want everybody to agree with me at how awful Amy is. Fuck you, Amy!
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Good Morning, Oliver

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Armie Hammer is in Milan for some fashion shit and Instagrammed this shot of himself having breakfast several hours ago (you know, Italian time and all) and if you're not remembering one of the first scenes in Call Me By Your Name (where Oliver doesn't know how to eat a soft-boiled egg) then you're not doing it right. Ahhhh this is a nice way to start the week - thank you, Armie. Bellissimo.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Is That a Rook In Your Pocket Or...

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It's been so so long since we've seen any photos of Michael Fassbender WORKING, you guys - his last film in theaters, the much (and rightly) reviled The Snowman (RIP Harry Hole) came out a year ago, and it was shot well before that. Ever since the only places he's been seen is gaying it up at the beach or, uh, gaying it up at the race-track. Oh and he like got married or something, whatever.

But now he's on set! (via) The set of the new X-Men movie, specifically. Hey, it's something. Yes the X-Men movies have been a series of rapidly declining returns but I'm hopeful that them re-tackling the best story in the canon - the Dark Phoenix Saga - will steer them rightward. Of course we've been through this once before, ruinously, so... we will see. (click 'em to embiggen)


Feel a Little Cow Poke Coming Through

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If you head on over to The Film Experience today you can read my thoughts on The Sisters Brothers, which is now playing in a couple of theaters here in the US of A - they're going the slow roll-out route, which is good for us people in NYC and such, notsomuch for the rest of you people sitting on your Gyllenhaal-loving thumbs. You'll have to make due with my sweet sweet words of affection for the movie, and these new character posters...

... and also there's a brand new trailer for the film, which I'll share below. But first can I just say that in a truly unexpected development, straight outta nowhere, that Joaquin Phoenix looks better in this movie than I think he's ever looked in any movie he's ever done? Director Jacques Audiard was clearly smitten with his face and shot him accordingly. As someone who's never not once looked at Joaquin that way, this film is at times very disconcerting. Anyway go read my review and here's that new trailer...
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Monty Takes Manhattan

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The line-up for New York's annual LGBT film festival NewFest has been revealed today and it seems especially, well, girthful this year - over the course of a week, October 24th through 30th, they're screening over ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FILMS. Granted some of those are Shorts, but still. It's still insane. We heard last week that their opening night film was the upcoming AIDS drama called 1985 (we shared the trailer here) but today's announcement brings word (among many many words) that their Centerpiece Film is Joel Edgerton's Oscar hopeful Boy Erased starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and Lucas Hedges, and their Closing Night film...

... is the documentary Making Montgomery Clift, which will contain tons of never-before-seen home footage since it was directed by Monty's nephew Robert Clift. It's apparently a stab at rehabilitating Clift's sad legacy of drunkenness and closet-trapped misery - Clift Jr. wants us to see the uncle his family knew, which is apparently not the mess he's been painted as by history. I welcome this!

But speaking of stabbing here's something - y'all know that gay gallic giallo Knife + Heart that I've been telling you about? The one that is screening as part of the Brooklyn Horror Fest in mid-October? Well NewFest is screening it too so you've got multiple (dare I, dare I) stabs (I dare, I dare) at seeing the film, at least here in New York. Thrillingly NewFest is doing an entire sidebar of horror films this year, including the a Brooklyn-set slasher called Killer Unicorn and a lesbian vampire flick called The Carmilla Movie. Viva October. Oh and then there's an Isabelle Huppert movie...

That one is called Reinventing Marvin.
And they're screening Mario, the Gay Swiss Soccer Players 
movie that's got a trailer I have, uh, enjoyed once or twice.
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And then they're screening the Mapplethorpe movie starring Matt Smith that I ended up missing to my chagrin when it screened at Tribeca. This is exciting! I am excited! Tickets are on sale for Pass Holders now and they go on sale for everybody else on September 28th. To see the entire line-up of films head over to Deadline, where they've done what I am way too lazy to do aka write down all 140 films that are screening. In summation here's a photo of the actor Janne Puustinen in the Finnish love story A Moment in the Reeds, also part of the fest...


Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... taking a deep breather...

... with Jonathan Tucker.

Egads, that mesh shirt is giving me the vapors. Anyway our most favorite Tucker is on the cover of Resident magazine this month and along with the usual sexual fantasia that is a photo-shoot, any photo-shoot, involving Jonathan Tucker,  they have also gone and gifted us with a video too. We're never worthy. Big thanks to Jonathan for sharing it on his Instagram:
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Of course a video's not enough for me -- not when I can spend twenty minutes going through a video frame by frame by delicious frame and making gifs for us to stare at anyway -- so hit the jump for those, along with the actual photo-shoot, right now y'all (psst there is more mesh t-shirt to be seen)...

When They Go Low, We Go Bigger

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I refrained from posting this on Wednesday since I was weirdly worried about posting fourteen trailers right in a row but here's the days-old trailer for Bigger, the muscle-stud bio-pic starring Tyler Hoechlin and Dunkirk's delicious Aneurin Barnard as the brothers who reshaped the fitness industry in Mid-Century America. Watch:
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Bigger is out on October 12th. Click here 
to see our previous posts on the film.


Who Wore It Best?

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Jacques Audiard's The Sisters Brothers is officially out in a couple of theaters today - I hope to review it in a bit but something I might not have time to mention in a proper review that needs a shout-out: Riz Ahmed's mustache is very fine. A very fine mustache. Riz should think about more mustaches. Setting that aside for just a moment - also out in theaters today is Life Itself, Oscar Isaac's new movie from Dan Fogelman, the creator of This Is Us, aka TV schmalziest tripe. 

That said by all critical accounts Life Itself is comically horrible, the sort of awful mess that only gets released in theaters because the studio has to stay on the good side of someone whose schmaltzy TV show is watched by a lot of people. So we're going to ignore that, but give Oscar a little love to make him feel better all the same. So let's have a Western Dude Stache-off! Riz in Sisters versus the only Western it seems Oscar has done as of yet, the 2012 biopic For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada...



And not to sway you or anything but look at these pictures 
of Oscar on the set of this movie that I found...

The Infamous Chunky Bum in Striped Pants is fit to bust!
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Boyd Holbrook Seven Times

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Looking at these new shots of the actor Boyd Holbrook (via; thx Mac) have reminded me that I saw the new Predator movie this past weekend, or in terms of how I measure my life right now in the middle of the press screenings for the New York Film Festival... approximately ten whole movies ago. Haha as if I have bothered to remember what the hell happened in the Predator movie! Let's see if I rack my brain I remember some grody piles of guts, I remember Trevante Rhodes smiling (swoon), and I remember wondering why Olivia Munn had to get naked, twice. (Seriously thin gruel of an excuse, movie.)

I also remember not really hating the movie like some people have though - it was perfectly fine. It felt very 80s and Shane Black made it funnier than it had any business being. Oh and those dog things! They were terrible. Anyway as fascinating as this stream-of-half-consciousness has been for everybody, I am sure, let's just put this sucker out of its misery (meaning this drearily rambling post) and hit the jump for the rest of these pictures of good ol' Boyd...

Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Good Morning, Guzman

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Hello! I know I have been a neglectful parent this week so I'm just letting you all know right up front today that I;'m here all day long today, and I'll try to be a good productive blogger, make up for lost time. Like this -- let's wish pretty little boy-next-door Ryan Guzman a happy 31st birthday today with a dozen plus gifs of him in his underwear on that lasted-one-season-long Piper Perabo show called Notorious. I guess Ryan's on Ryan Murphy 9-1-1 show now? Why am I not surprised that Ryan Murphy got ahold of him? I'd love him to show up on AHS sometime! Making out with Finn Wittrock, preferably. Anyway hit the jump for the rest of these and let's get this day rolling the right way...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Huisman of Hill House

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I don't want to turn my few hours per day not inside NYFF screenings into 1) me talking about how busy I am with NYFF screenings and 2) a series of posts on trailers that've been released while I was in those screenings, but here we are and it's my second one of these today. Oh well. The least I can do as I catch up is also share that lovely photo of Michiel Huisman in a turtleneck and oh hey how about this gif of him in that Potato Peel Pie movie of his?

Jesus, this man is such a freak. I hate him. (I love him.) Anyway we're posting Huisman because we've got the trailer for the Haunting of Hill House series Netflix is premiering on October 12th to share, which has him opposite Carla Gugino and Oliver Jackson- Cohen and so forth, see our previous posts here. Watch:
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Free Like a Timmy

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Anything that happens over the next couple of weeks online-wise I'm gonna be late to the party (and I hate being late) because of NYFF screenings, and so I'm just now seeing this here brand new trailer for Beautiful Boy, the Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell starring addiction drama that is out on October 12th. (The first trailer we posted here.) On the other hand I am supposed to see this movie next week, so don't cry for me...

I said don't cry for me, Timmy! (Smash cut to me at karaoke, singing the Evita song with "Timmy" subbed in for "Argentina.") Blah blah I am so far behind on everything so here is the trailer:
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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