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Alan Turing Comes Out In New Clip From 'The Imitation Game': VIDEO

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The man who broke the Nazi's Enigma code and conceived the modern computer was also, as they used to say, a "homosexual."

In this new clip from The Imitation Game, mathematician/genius Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) reveals his true nature while at a nightclub, chatting with a friend (played by Downton Abbey's Allen Leech). The scene is notable for the fact that it's Turing's friend who actually outs him, uttering the "H" word as Turing stumbles trying to explain his feelings towards his dancing date (a spinning Keira Knightley). Homosexuality at that time was illegal in the UK and Turing was persecuted and eventually prosecuted for it, leading to his tragic suicide.

The Imitation Game opened to strong reviews and huge audiences in four theatres last weekend, grossing a stunning $120,000 per screen average. By comparison, The Kings Speech opened in a similar number of theatres in 2010 grossing $88,000 per screen. The Weinstein Company is positioning the Turing biopic for awards season, and there has been big buzz about Cumberbatch being nominated for his first Oscar. However, there's also been some criticism of the film's lack of sex scenes for his character and the fact that some liberties were taken regarding Turing's relationship with the woman being discussed in the clip, who is apparently portrayed more as a failed romance than a friend. You can watch the full scene, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bearded Christian Bale Is Moses In Ridley Scott's Epic 'Exodus' Final Trailer: VIDEO

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If you liked The Ten Commandments, you're going to love Exodus: Gods and Kings! Director Ridley Scott returns to the swords-and-sandals genre nearly 15 years after his Oscar-winning Gladiator, taking the endlessly dramatized story of Moses and whipping it up into a CGI-enhanced epic with a Red Sea that looks more like a rogue wave from The Perfect Storm. Even if you're not into the recent trend of faith-based epics, this film features two of Hollywood's hottest leading men: Christian Bale as a hip-looking Moses and Joel Edgerton as a shaved-head Rhamses. Edgerton, who played handsome baddie Tom Buchanan in the recent Gatsby reboot, plays what looks to be a very angry king as he battles his bearded nemesis for the fate of the Jews enslaved in Egypt.  

Exodus: Gods and Kings is set for a holiday-timed release on December 12. The film's final trailer is online today, featuring even more impressive effects than the first

You can check out these latest Biblical boys and their digital toys (not to mention a few plagues) AFTER THE BREAK...

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Watch The 'Lincoln' Trailer That Ran After The Debate: VIDEO


Clearly hoping to intrigue some politics and history buffs, Disney last night aired another extended trailer for its forthcoming Steven Spielberg-directed biopic Lincoln. Some, like MovieLine's Frank DiGiacomo, seem to think the studio wanted viewers to equate Lincoln and Obama.

"[The clip] not-so-subtly established Lincoln and Obama as kindred spirits," he wrote, highlighting the similarity in lines uttered by both Lincoln, played in the Tony Kushner-penned flick by Daniel Day-Lewis, and President Obama. In the clip, Lincoln declares, "I am the President of the United States of America...clothed in immense power," while Obama at the Democratic National Convention insisted, "Times have changed, and so have I. I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President."

Political divining aside, the trailer offers us the clearest view yet of what this movie will be all about: war-time action, backroom scheming and lots of Lincoln being anguished. Oh, and there's a scene of Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln griping about how Lincoln is locked into a marriage of convenience.

Could this be an allusion to rumors that Lincoln preferred the company of men? Watch the trailer AFTER THE JUMP and judge for yourself.

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Watch New Trailer For 'How To Survive A Plague': VIDEO

PlaguePosterWith the release of David France's How To Survive a Plague only about three weeks away, France and company have released the official poster for the flick, about ACT-UP's early days fighting discrimination about HIV/AIDS.

The official description:

How To Survive a Plague is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence.

This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process.

The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

If you click on the poster, it will pop out to a larger size. I've also included the How To Survive a Plague trailer AFTER THE JUMP.

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Watch The New Trailer For 'Skyfall:' VIDEO


James Bond fans rejoice, for MGM today released the new trailer for their latest installment of the franchise, Skyfall.

From what I can tell, our blue-eyed Bond, the irresistible Daniel Craig, has found himself in some hot water, and needs to find a way out of it. Man, that guy's life must be stressful.

Watch the Skyfall trailer, AFTER THE JUMP.

(h/t JMG)

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'Magic Mike' Stars Coming Out For PR Blitz


Magic Mike, the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick about male strippers, comes out in a little over a month and Entertainment Weekly is celebrating with a very special cover.

On the front there's star Channing Tatum, himself a former stripper, and behind two flaps you'll find the rest of the cast: Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and openly gay Matt Bomer.

I've included the special GIF and some screenshots from behind-the-scenes AFTER THE JUMP

Meanwhile, McConaughey is doing his PR part with an interview with The Advocate in which he speaks about first realizing he had a large gay audience. 

At what point did you become aware of your gay audience?

I know exactly when. It was about 1995, I go into a coffee shop on Santa Monica Boulevard, and the guy behind the counter has a picture of me from Boys on the Side taped to the tip jar. Is that not classic? I gave that guy a big tip.

What does that support mean to you?

It’s much appreciated. You know, I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I’m for anything life-affirmative. I’m for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who’s different. You know those World Cup banners about tolerance? I always thought that was one short. No, don’t just tolerate me. Understand and accept me.

Check out the special Entertainment Weekly cover in action AFTER THE JUMP.

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