Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aaron Taylor Johnson Ten Times

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I feel like I've been bopping back and forth between new photo-shoots of the same handful of menfolk for the past few weeks but I can't help it the magazines seem besotted with a specific few - until Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his contemporaries start coming over to my apartment to pose for me (which is an open, standing offer, you guys!) I have to take what is given. So here's another photo-shoot of Aaron (via, thx Mac) for our collections. Hit the jump for the rest...

The Cavill Stache

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Henry Cavill has given himself a mustache for the new Mission: Impossible movie he's currently filming with Tom Cruise, and he seems to really be loving it - he's been posting little love poems to it on his Instagram all week. I'm with him - I think he wears it extremely well - but it struck me all may not agree, so...
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Smile, Guillaume

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I was feeling fairly punch-drunk by the time I sat down on Sunday to watch Rock'n Roll, Guillaume Canet's goofy new movie starring himself and his girlfriend Marion Cotillard (playing "himself" and "his girlfriend Marion Cotillard") because it was my fifth movie of the day, so you maybe shouldn't entirely trust my reaction, but you can read that reaction - an appreciative one - right now over at The Film Experience. It was just what I needed, though.
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Bitter Sweet November

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The freaky Estonian folk tale movie November is one of those movies that you'll never forget once you watch it - it's screening at the Tribeca Film Festival this week and you can read my thoughts on the movie over at The Film Experience. I'm not sure I could really tell you what it's about, even after thinking about it a bunch, but mood-wise it sticks.
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Good Morning, Hoult

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Well have any of you watched Sand Castle on Netflix yet? That's the Iraq War movie with Nicholas Hoult (taking a shower at one point, apparently) and Henry Cavill and Glen Powell and Logan Marshall-Green - we posted the trailer here and we've kept track of several batched of pictures, click through here, because we do love ourselves a man in uniform. It's been online since this weekend but I've been too busy with Tribeca to watch it myself -- that said once I got wind of this scene (thx Mac) I knew I had to share this much. Hit the jump for all the "how low can that camera go" gifs...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Have Your Hunnam...

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... and eat it too.
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Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... pumping away with Luke.

Luke posted this video on Instagram and said he's trying to get "boulder shoulders" over the weekend and all I could think was "He's as big a fan of Beaches as I am!" It's a good thing he finally answered the Gay Question recently because loving Beaches is the most indisputable proof there is.


Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Homicidal (1961)

Karl: Is there any way to tell?
Dr. Jonas: Huh? Tell what, Karl?
Karl: Well. If a person's homicidal?
Dr. Jonas: ... No... That's what makes them
so dangerous. They can change from being your
friend into your murderer in a second's time!!! 
The great writer slash producer slash director slash showman William Castle (who just got the John Waters treament on Feud a couple weeks ago) was born on this day in the year 1914. If you've never seen the 2007 documentary Spine Tingler about him I definitely recommend it; and if you've never gotten to see his 1959 film The Tingler with the theater seats wired up to shock you at choice moments I recommend that even moreso. 

I've actually never seen Homicidal, the movie quoted here, but I love this quote too much. (And how great is the DVD's Hitchcock rip-off cover too?) And normally I'd ask here what movie of his is your favorite, but the only correct answer is his 1969 producer credit on Rosemary's Baby, obviously, so nevermind that. Have any of you read Castle's autobiography Step Right Up: I'm Gonna Scare the Pants Off America? I haven't yet but I gotta fix that - I have a feeling he had some stories to tell!

Hyper Conscious Series of Humiliations

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I do believe that we're well past overdue Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep acting in another movie together, don't you think? It's been almost thirty years since Postcards From the Edge came out! And they don't appear to hate each other or anything - you can find plenty of photographs of the two (see down below) hanging out in the years since. I suppose the blame is once again to be laid at Dumb Sexist Hollywood's feet. Ugh, fuck you, Hollywood.

Anyway we're celebrating them today -- it's MacLaine's 83rd birthday and so over at The Film Experience this week's "Beauty vs Beast" is tackling Postcards, and I fully expect to hear a bunch of actressexuals heads exploding all over the world at having to choose.


Justin Theroux Nine Times

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I was trying to figure out why I liked this photo-shoot of Justin Theoux in the new issue of L'Uomo Vogue so much (the same issue that has Chris Evans on the cover, as seen here) and I realized that these pictures (via, thx Mac) are the closest we'll ever get to an episode of Miami Vice directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and that is reason enough.

Also Justin has the hair I have always dreamt I will have some day - he's got the best receding hairline. As long as it stays where it's at, of course. (Take no offense, Bald Men of the World, I have plenty of love for you too. But we can't all be bald! The world of hair needs variety.) Hit the jump for the rest...

Burt Reynolds Before & After

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It's kind of a cheat for me to use this young studly picture of Burt Reynolds in order to direct you over to my review at The Film Experience of his latest not-autobiographical (but kinda) movie called Dog Years, which is screening for the Tribeca Film Festival, but since the movie's all about making a hard cut between the face you see above and the face the actor now occupies, well this is an entirely appropriate way for me to direct you over there, actually. So there.
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Good Morning, World

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I've always wanted to gif this moment from the original Queer as Folk because IT IS VERY IMPORTANT but it took today being Aidan Gillen's birthday - happy birthday, Littlefinger! - and also me actually having the series available on my computer (thanks to this post I did last week about it) in order for this magic to happen. But magic has happened! Rejoice.

That said I can't look at scenes of actors pantomiming blowjobs (and one assumes, sadly, this to be pantomime) anymore without thinking of the scene in the second season of The Comeback where Valerie is forced to crouch on her knees in front of Seth Rogen in front of the entire crew for awhile. I mean look at Charlie slamming his face back and forth into Aidan's crotch:

That must've been something to shoot.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Like Way Super Dark

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Well that is a hell of a picture to leave y'all with all weekend long, isn't it? But I've got to point you over to my second review from the Tribeca Film Festival -- head on over to TFE for my take on Kevin Phillips' Super Dark Things, which turns a coming-of-age story into a deeply unsettling nightmare of sorts, and then back again. And back again, again? Sure sounds like being a teenager to me. Anyway I'm off now to go watch about fifty more movies over the weekend at Tribeca - y'all stay tuned...
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Great Moments in Movie Shelves #105

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Before last night's screening of Free Fire at the Alama Drafthouse in Brooklyn the theater played a bunch of well-regarded shoot-out sequences from movies, and this scene from Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained played...

... I wasn't Django's biggest fan but I gotta admit, 
this library sequence is a killer. 
I love how Leo slips on the big globe!


Now Hounds of Love Are Hunting

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My very first review from this year's Tribeca Film Festival has gone live! Click on over to The Film Experience to read my thoughts on Hounds of Love, an Aussie serial killer thriller that's a pretty pretty gut punch. It's a hard film to recommend because it's a hard sit at times, but what it wants to do it does it well, and the performances are all top notch. Here's the trailer:
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Chris Evans Seven Times

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