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The Reign of Jupiter Begins in Extended Trailer For The Wachowski's Space Opera 'Jupiter Ascending' - VIDEO

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An extended trailer for the space opera film Jupiter Ascending from the Wachowski siblings just debuted complete with visually striking costume design and beautiful CGI cinematography. The film features Mila Kunis as janitor Jupiter Jones and Channing Tatum as interstellar warrior Caine Wise. Wise informs Jupiter that she's secretly the heir to Earth and that alien royalty has put a bounty on her in a war of interstellar dynasties to usurp her claim to Earth. Epic space battles ensue.

The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Booth with Michael Giacchino providing the score. In theaters February 6.

You can watch the trailer for the Star Wars meets Matrix space opera, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Gay Viewer's Guide to This Year's Oscars: VIDEO

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Daily Xtra's Gordon Bowness and Indiewire's Peter Knegt have pored over the Oscar nominations and picked out all the content that can be discussed with a gay-angle in mind. 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

The 87th Academy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air February 22. 

[h/t boyculture]

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Mark Schultz Lashes Out at Perceived Gay Subtext in Wrestling Biopic 'Foxcatcher' - VIDEO

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Former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, whose career is the subject of the film Foxcatcher, took to social media earlier this week to voice his displeasure with director Bennett Miller's portrayal of his character (played by Channing Tatum) and the film's apparent gay undertones in the depiction of the relationship between Schultz and millionaire coach John du Pont (played by Steve Carell).

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

FoxcatcherIn his fact-checking rant on Facebook, Schultz emphasized he didn’t have a close relationship with du Pont and called any reference to a sexual connection “insulting” and “jeopardizing my legacy.”

“The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting. Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting lie," Schultz wrote on Facebook.

"I told Bennett Miller to cut that scene out and he said it was to give the audience the feeling that duPont was encroaching on your privacy and personal space. I wasn't explicit so I didn't have a problem with it. Then after reading 3 or 4 reviews interpreting it sexually, and jeopardizing my legacy, they need to have a press conference to clear the air, or I will,” he wrote.

USA Today also pointed out a series of (since deleted) tweetes that Schultz fired off, saying Miller was "finished" and that he should "throw that damn movie in the trash where it belongs."

On Thursday, Schultz posted a follow-up message on Facebook:

 
Have you seen Foxcatcher yet? What did you think of the film's gay subtexts?
 
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For 'Magic Mike XXL,' Channing Tatum and Co. Got Joe Manganiello Naked 'As Much As Possible'

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ICYMI, there is even more good news, regarding Magic Mike XXL. In September, we learned Cody Horn's widely-criticized performance will not be reprised, and this is even better.

Speaking with Time, Tatum said the film is male-centric, but it will appeal to straight female fans — a  "guy's story, but made for women." The interviewer responded, saying the film would also interest "gay men, surely." Tatum wholeheartedly agreed:

You’ll see — we serviced [gay fans' interest] as well, in a way. [pauses] I’m choosing my words very stupidly. [laughs] One of our first stops is at a drag club on our odyssey. We call it a stripper odyssey because it’s a traveling band of strippers. This movie is a lot more fun. In the first movie, we were obligated to show the underbelly — the pitfalls and dangers of being in that world. In this one, we kicked off a lot of the darkness. We’re going to have a lot of fun on the road together. Hopefully you’re going to care about these guys, and then get to see a lot of ridiculous nakedness and stupidity.

Tatum ended the interview, saying: "We got Joe Manganiello naked as much as possible. Everyone in the world: you’re welcome."

Unfortunately, eager fans will have to wait quite a while — the film isn't out until July 1, 2015. Stephen Soderbergh will serve as cinematographer rather than reprise his role as director; Gregory Jacobs will direct.


Neil Patrick Harris and Chris Pratt Fight It Out For 2014 'Sexiest Man Alive' - VIDEO

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Chris Pratt and Neil Patrick Harris are reported to be front-runners for People magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, according to Daily News.

A People insider said Guardians of the Galaxy “made Chris Pratt a star and overhauled his image from that cute guy on ‘Parks and Recreation’ to a buff heartthrob. If he can make blockbuster money, he can sell a ton of magazines is the thinking. What ‘The Hangover’ did for Bradley Cooper this film did for Chris. It’s his year.”

The magazine staffer added that as the potential first openly gay “Sexiest Man Alive,” Neil Patrick Harris “would certainly make news and generate buzz for the magazine. Plus, Neil is going to be hosting the Oscars. He’s in ‘Gone Girl,’ he was just on Broadway. He’s also happily married with kids. He is having an amazing year.”

Last year, People named Adam Levine as “Sexiest Man Alive.” The honor went to Channing Tatum in 2012 and to Bradley Cooper in 2011.

Head over to Vocatic for their list of five men you forgot were bestowed with the honor (hint - it includes Nick Nolte) and watch a Daily News report (even though they think only women "anxiously await the results"), AFTER THE JUMP... (warning: autoplay)

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Channing Tatum And Steve Carell Go For Gold In New Trailer For 'Foxcatcher' - VIDEO

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Channing Tatum and Steve Carell star in the highly anticipated upcoming film Foxcatcher about a wrestler (Tatum) who wants to be the best wrestler in the world and a mysterious older benefactor (Carell) who offers him his patronage. What begins as a mutually symbiotic relationship quickly devolves into something darker and more twisted.

The film, which also stars Mark Ruffalo, was physically taxing on Tatum. From Yahoo Movies:

Tatum admitted to keeping secret the various ailments he suffered throughout the seven months of training and the grueling shoot that followed. “Look, when you’re in that kind of a movie, it doesn’t matter if you’re hurt or not,” the actor told Yahoo. “You keep moving forward. I don’t think my knees will ever be the same after that, and I still have cauliflower ear. But if I came out of the movie without it, I’d feel like I didn’t do something right.”

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