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First Trailer for Re-Booted 'Fantastic Four' Is Here: VIDEO

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20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the rebooted Fantastic Four film slated for release later this year. Though the film isn’t being produced by Marvel Studios, director Josh Trank’s vision of the superpowered foursome follows in the recent trend of reimagining classic comic book origin stories through a darker, grittier lens.

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'I Am Michael' Star Charlie Carver Dishes on His 'Hot as Hell' Threesome With James Franco and Zachary Quinto: VIDEO


In an interview with HuffPost Live, Teen Wolf and The Leftovers star Charlie Carver revealed behind the scenes tidbits about his gay threesome scene with James Franco and Zachary Quinto in I Am Michael - calling the scene, "hot as hell"However, Carver's comments moreso pertain to where the scene was filmed: shot in a hot, stuffy Long Island attic during the summer.

Watch Carver and the film's director Justin Kelly speak about the scene, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Kid Cudi Is Mad His Gay Kiss Was Cut From His New Film 'James White' - VIDEO


AllHipHop reports that in a Sundance Q&A, recording artist-turned-actor Kid Cudi lamented a gay scene that got cut from his new movie, James White (directed by Josh Mond).

Said Kudi:

I’m mad [Mond] cut out my kissing scenes with David [Call]...We made out so many times — and it was so good! That’s my only gripe [with the film].

Kudi has also said the film was different from other things he's done, and that "it was dope...I felt like I had a responsibility to present a different walk in life from that world."

James White is "a frenetic coming of age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges." The film also stars Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Abbott (Girls).

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Sarah Palin Takes Shots At Michael Moore Over 'American Sniper' Controversy - VIDEO

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Last week Sarah Palin made a series of appearances at the 2015 Las Vegas Shot Show, an annual trade expo for the “shooting, hunting, [and] outdoor” set. The former Governor of Alaska stopped to take photos with a group of supporters while holding a sign, which she signed, with a choice message for Michael Moore.

MooreThe sign, which features a pair of stylized crosshairs in place for the ‘o’s in Moore’s name, is thought to be in response to Moore’s recent response to Clint Eastwood’s controversial film American Sniper.

"My uncle [was] killed by sniper in WW2,” the filmmaker tweeted. “We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders are worse."

Moore’s statements drew swift backlash from other celebrities like Kid Rock and news outlets like Fox News. Never one to back down from confrontation, Moore took to Facebook to list his numerous efforts to reach out to the veteran community.

“Here's the truth they can't or won't report: I'M the one who has supported these troops - much more than the bloviators on Fox News, the post reads. “I guarantee you, you've never heard any of this reported about what the real me does because, frankly, it messes up their little story of the fictional "Michael Moore" they've created for your hate and enjoyment.”

On Saturday, Sarah Palin mentioned the Michael Moore poster in her rambling, bizarre speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit that led to the DNC issuing a short statment telling Palin "Thank you!". You can watch Palin's 35 minute word salad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sundance Report: 'Tangerine'

I have something to tell you, bitch: this movie is awesome!


Indie director Sean Baker and co-writer Chris Berloch specialize in portraits of characters on the margins of society. Baker's previous slice-of-life film was the still underappreciated Starlet (2012), which traced an unlikely friendship between a young porn star and an old woman she meets at a garage sale.  Their very worthy follow up is TANGERINE (not to be confused with the Estonian drama currently nominated for Oscar's Foreign Film Category called Tangerines). Again we find Baker looking at places others haven't thought to look — or at least haven't looked at with anything like the same affectionate humor and nuanced humanity.

In this case that place is a Hollywood block filled with ex-con trans hookers who still have their penises, their lonely trade, immigrant cab drivers, and the colorful seedy neighborhood they all share. Tangerine is filled with memorable scenes in busted-ass laundromats, car washes, cheap motels with "party rooms", and of course Donut Time. The movie tells the story of a single event-filled day and night (Christmas Eve) in the lives of Sin-Dee Rella (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez) and her best friend Alexandra (Mya Taylor) who treats her to half a holiday sprinkled donut in the movie's abrasively funny opening scene. 

"Merry Christmas, bitch."


(Remember that claim that Wolf of Wall Street used the most "f--ks" ever uttered in a movie? I hope Tangerine makes that claim for "bitch".)


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Sir Patrick Stewart 'Flattered' To Be Misidentified As Gay, Says Being an Ally Is 'Natural' - VIDEO

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In a lengthy interview with The Advocate Sir Patrick Stewart speaks about his upcoming film Match, including a few discussions about sex that film's material bring up, such as his character Tobi expressing his love for going down on a woman and the fact that Tobi is bi. Naturally, this segued into Stewart's eternal support of the LGBT community, which he claimed felt "natural":

When I look back to my early career and early experience, my ease and comfort being in the company of and intimately close with gay and lesbian colleagues and friends was always, for me, the most natural, and I might even say at times appealing aspects of the life I was living.

I think this is where the theater is such an appealing world, because it embraces everything and always has. So there was never a moment where I made an intellectual choice that I would be a supporter of gay civil rights. It was always a natural and uncomplicated choice. Then later in life, as I got to know well-known activists like Ian McKellen, I was only too happy to join campaigns, march, and support in whatever way I could because it always seemed to me to be something that much too much fuss was being made about.

And when he was misidentified as a gay man last year by The Guardian when he expressed his support for Ellen Page on coming out, he was hardly offended:

Quite frankly, I was utterly flattered by that assumption.

Match is about Tobi, a master dancer who is interviewed by graduate student Lisa (Carla Gugino) and her husband, Mike (Matthew Lillard) about the days of his career, and the sacrifices that were required for the life he led. You can watch the trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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