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Movies: Captain America, 'The Star Spangled Man'

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GuestbloggerNATHANIEL ROGERS
...would live in the movie theater but for the poor internet reception. He blogs daily at the Film Experience. Follow him on Twitter @nathanielr.

 
YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION
Exhausted by superpowered heroics yet? The summer has already brought us norse gods (Thor review), dangerous mutants (X-Men review), and intergalactic policemen (Green Lantern review) and we still haven't reached the finish line. Here comes Captain America: The First Avenger, the last superhero to storm the box office beach. Summer's end goal: total world domination by the spandex nation.

Cappy might be arriving a month too late for his own good, if he was hoping to be greeted by cheers and patriotic parades. The new would be blockbuster would've made a great fit for Fourth of July opening -- damn those giant robots! Given that the studios like to frontload the summer they didn't do this on purpose but I'm pleased to report that they saved the best hero for last. No, really. Cappy is just swell.

And not just because of that spectacular literal swelling that you've already seen in the TV spots when Chris Evans emerges newly muscled from that sci-fi silly metal cocoon.

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"How do you feel?"
"Taller."

Fact: that's not even the peak of the scene. But we're racing ahead and there's more
AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: False Memories, Tiger Cubs, A Famous Divorce

 road With gay marriage now legal in New York State, businesses and their employees are wondering how to move forward on dollars and cents.

CaptChrisEvans  road Death penalty dead in Illinois: "The fate of executions in the state was sealed in March when Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation ending the death penalty, following years of stories of men sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit and families of murder victims angrily demanding their loved ones' killers pay with their own lives."

 road Singer Aaron Carter denies a report claiming Michael Jackson plied him with wine and cocaine when he was 15-years old.

 road Summer of the Hunk.

 road Citing "irreconcilable differences,” Maria Shriver has officially filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger. This, of course, is not surprising.

 road Peer pressure can lead to false memories. From 'Science' magazine: "We examined how socially induced memory errors are generated in the brain by studying the memory of individuals exposed to recollections of others. Participants exhibited a strong tendency to conform to erroneous recollections of the group, producing both long-lasting and temporary errors, even when their initial memory was strong and accurate."

 road Bradley Cooper loves cuddling with cubs. Tiger cubs, that is...

 road Maybe you've seen this, maybe you haven't -- either way, this woman speaks the truth. [Possibly NSFW.]

 road Remember when Congressional Republicans were obsessed with fighting marriage equality? Well, now they're moving away from the contentious issue. "When you got the highest unemployment, highest foreclosures and highest bankruptcy, social issues right now take a back seat to putting food on the table," said freshman Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada.

 road CygnusBlackhole Federal and justice department officials said that California's Tehachapi Unified School District failed to properly protect 13-year old gay student Seth Walsh, who killed himself after enduring homophobic bullying.
 
 road Scientists have finally pinned down famous black hole Cygnus X-1's location: 6,000 light years away.

 road Michele Bachmann has gone eerily silent on LGBT politics, once a cornerstone of her political platform.

 road Equality California remains adamant that they could build support for a 2012 ballot measure repealing Proposition 8, which forbids same-sex marriage. Said activist Kate Kendall to Rex Wockner: "There is clearly a momentum shift. But our poll numbers of likely voters have to be in high 50%. And we need to see a much more engaged base. But surely New York helps re-open the conversation."

 road VIDEO: Tibetan bowl levitates water.


News: Chris Evans, GLAAD, Nigeria Soccer, Brad Walsh

 road Former NYC mayor John Lindsay gave Florence Henderson crabs.

Cpt  road Chris Evans blankets the new poster for Captain America.

 road The Boston Globe on the GLAAD/AT&T letter controversy: "Many nonprofits seek corporate sponsorship, especially in today’s financial climate, but their fund-raising operations shouldn’t drive their advocacy. And if AT&T or any other corporation wants to support civil-rights groups or a teachers’ union, it should do so out of a commitment to those causes, not as a down payment on future favors."

 road Prince makes an attempt to hide his royal purple.

 road Tom Ford on his possiblel future children: "If I have children, no one will know about it until the child is born. And no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldn’t use it as a press tool."

 road Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Michael Jackson's sudden death.

 road "Gay Liberation" sculpture in Christopher Park gets a thorough scrubbing.

 road Hundreds march for marriage equality in North Carolina.

 road Church reportedly marries eight same-sex couples in Baguio, Philippines.

Brad  road Singer Brad Walsh on the anti-gay attack he experienced a few years ago: "There's a song on the new album called "D. F. W. M." which stands for Don't F*** With Me and it's about a time when I was walking and this truck driver got out, punched me in the face, called me a faggot, and chased me down the street. That was the first time a stranger has touched me in an angry manner. I made a big deal about it in the media and eventually got him fired. The police wouldn't classify it as an assault, so they called it harassment, which is not what it was. Nobody would stick around to be my witness for the police. It was one of those moments where I was like 'wow, it's really not the world I thought it was.' It took me two years to write that very angry song."

 road Gay organizations have called on FIFA to fight the discrimination produced by the Nigerian Football Federation. Sign the petition here. Earlier today, anti-gay Nigeria coach Eucharia Uche said "homosexuality is a dirty thing, spiritually and morally it is very, very wrong."

 road Despite the financial difficulties it has recently faced, organizers of San Francisco's pride parade will not skimp on the festivities.


News: Chris Evans, Kelly McGillis, Nigeria, iPhone

 road A NYC Maternity shop gave lesbian customers a 10 percent discount yesterday: “Women make 77 cents on the dollar still. When two women are leading a household, they’re not making as much money as a married couple.”

Ce  road Chris Evans films more scenes as Captain America

 road Kelly McGillis on her public coming out: "Fundamentally, I was just tired of lying about who I am. I’ve reached a point where my kids are grown, they’re out of the house, they no longer have to be concerned that their friends, their friends’ families, will put them in compromising emotional situations because of my sexual preference. That was a big concern of mine because, unfortunately, a lot of people are not very tolerant. I got to a certain age and I didn’t give a s— anymore.

 road Gabrielle Giffords' condition is improving.

 road One of the things that helped build the case against a student charged in the Tyler Clementi case was his deletion of posts on Twitter: "It can help demonstrate that your virtual behavior, online activities, are just as important, if not more so, than everything you do in your everyday life."

 road Listen: Britney Spears‘ "Till The World Ends" official remix.

 road First AT&T, then Verizon. Now the iPhone might be now be on its way to T-Mobile.

Nigeria  road Openly gay Reverend Rowland Jide Macaulay to re-open House of Rainbow, the only gay church in Nigeria: "Religion is a backbone to life in Nigeria, so we all want to go to church," he says. "But we don't want to lie to God about who we are."

 road Art: Photographing the deaths of televisions.

 road This is how one resident of Brooklyn's Columbia Street Waterfront District describes his neighborhood, which has the highest concentration of same-sex households in NYC: "(it) is not the epicenter of gay culture.”

 road Beyoncé strikes a pose in Paris.

 road LGBT group Fairness West Virginia hires its first staff member.

 road Former Sony chairman Norio Ohga, who helped develop the CD, has died.

 road Larry Kramer on the current generation of gays: I don't know why so many gay men don't want to know their history. I don't know why they turned their back on the older generation as if they don't want to have anything to do with them. I would like us to get beyond that."


Watch: Chris Evans in Full, Bulging 'Captain America' Trailer

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The full Captain America trailer has arrived, and that's one happy t-shirt.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Skinny Chris Evans Transforms in 'Captain America' Preview

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ET's sneak peek at the new Captain America preview offers a glimpse at "physical specimen" Chris Evans' as he transforms into the shield-throwin', pants-packing superhero.

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