July 10, 2020

Palm Springs, the new Andy Samberg movie that was just released today on Hulu (but I was lucky enough to see it in a drive-in yesterday night!) is the metaphor we need right now, but didn’t even know it.

This is a rom-com about a pair of less-than-desirable paramours who are stuck in an infinite time loop that resets whenever they fall asleep (or die) and brings them back to the morning of a wedding in the desert of Palm Springs. It is invariably compared to Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray/Remis masterpiece that we all have watched every year...

July 7, 2020

As businesses begin to open up due to the ever-present Coronavirus Pandemic, many places continue to stay closed due to the restricted social distance requirements. One such industry that still faces constant struggle is the movie theater industry, where the close proximity indoors has an increased risk of spreading the virus. Many films have been forced to postpone their releases in order to make a financial gain, such as “Black Widow,” while other movies have instead been released on streaming platforms. However, all is not lost, with pre...

July 4, 2020

It’s a weird Fourth of July this year. For most of us, there are no gatherings, no BBQ’s, not even fireworks. Disney Plus has given us the gift of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton to remind us of what we once were only a few years ago.

But there’s another film we should also be watching. Magnolia Pictures released the documentary on the life of Rep. John Lewis, Good Trouble, on July 3rd, and it’s riveting in a low key way that I didn’t expect. In case you were unaware, John Lewis is the 80 year-old Congressman from Georgia who is the only survi...

June 13, 2020

I want to preface this by saying that, going into the film, I wasn’t all too familiar with Pete Davidson’s work as a comedian on SNL. The little I did see of him, however, I didn’t particularly enjoy at the time. His delivery was always stilted, a little stumbled, and at most times I felt like he was just rambling. Still, despite my previous presumptions of him, while watching this film I tried my best to put aside any former opinions of Davidson’s work and judge the film solely on what is being presented on the screen. 

The plot of the film...

The plot of the short film is pretty simple. Greg, the main character, is moving away with his boyfriend Manuel, far away from his parents who he isn’t out to yet. Out of fear of his parents discovering his sexuality, he doesn’t ask them for any help. But surprise! His parents drop in for a visit to give their son one last goodbye before he moves. Pretty simple, right? 

Not exactly. At the beginning of the short, two cosmic beings (never really explained) that take on the forms of a cat and dog send Greg a magical collar labeled “Jim” his wa...

If you thought the COVID song parodies were hysterical (you can find that article here), artists have started to reimagine a slew of your favorite, bingeable TV series in the time during the pandemic while also retitling the names of said TV series. The reimagining includes The Office as The Home Office, The Simpsons as The Symptoms, Breaking Bad as Baking Bread, and a bunch more. 

The graphic designer, Jure Tovrljan told Bored Panda, “[Quarantine] is rewarding in a way that the creatives might have some more time to think about projects lik...

Today is May the fourth or otherwise known as official Star Wars day, a holiday that began in 1979 as a play on the phrase “may the force be with you.” 

It’s the first Star Wars day with the close of the Skywalker saga that began on May 25th, 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope and ended on December 20th, 2019 with Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Though, despite the three-trilogy story coming to a close it hasn’t stopped Disney nor fans from celebrating through the force.

For the day, Disney has released three very special goodies for fans to binge...

April 24, 2020

While Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida has been shut down amidst fears of Coronavirus, Disney continues to bring magic to the homes of your living room through the character of Olaf. 

For those who may not be caught up with the magical snowman, Olaf was brought to life in the first Frozen film and, by the film’s end, cherishes in the lesson of true love through his new found friends. By the second Frozen film Olaf wrestles with the struggle of growing older and the changes that come along with that change. By the end of the film, and after hi...

April 11, 2020

Picture from Marvel Studios

It seems fans looking for some queer relationships being represented on the big screen of any Marvel movie are going to have to wait just a little bit longer. As the coronavirus pandemic sends the entire world into a global lockdown, production of beloved television series and long expected movies are being put on hold and their release dates pushed back.

Recently Marvel has pushed back the filming of the long anticipated marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. According to Tessa Thompson, known for her roles as Valky...

March 31, 2020

If you’ve burned through Netflix’s one-of-kind documentary Tiger King in two or three days (do you know anyone who hasn’t?), and are caught up on your favorite shows, it might be time to sign up for one of the free streaming trials (here’s a list, https://slickdeals.net/article/list/best-free-trials-popular-online-video-streaming-services/) that ranges in everything from Disney Plus, Hulu, Netflix and Prime to vast libraries of old films.  

But what to watch?

Your tastes may have changed in isolation. I know that I have absolutely no des...

March 12, 2020

Once again a small, itsy bitsy piece of LGBTQ+ representation is being criticized and, consequently, banned from particular markets. This time it’s Pixar’s latest film Onward, banned in four Middle Eastern countries, for a miniscule scene where nothing is actually shown.

In one scene, as The Mary Sue explained, “Lena Waithe’s character, Officer Specter, mentions her girlfriend’s child when Barley (Chris Pratt) and Ian (Tom Holland) are trying to trick the cops and get out of trouble using magic.”

And, according to the BBC, “The character choi...

March 6, 2020

After Billy Porter’s recently stunning red carpet looks, most of which have been wickedly gorgeous gowns, the Internet couldn’t help compare him to Cinderella’s fairy godmother. And it got people thinking, what if Billy Porter played the fairy godmother in a live-action adaptation of Cinderella? 

And while the news was released to the public back in October regarding the casting of Sony’s Cinderella, Porter recently revealed in an interview with CBSNews that he will be playing the fairy godmother as genderless, even if it isn’t directly stat...

January 31, 2020

Enrique Salanic

The latest example of president Trump’s aggressive policy on travel restrictions and in particular his stance towards people from south of the border comes as Los Angeles-based distributor Outsider Pictures says it is running out of options to bring Enrique Salanic into the county to promote the film.

The fast-rising, US-educated actor earned strong reviews for his lead performance in the Venice 2018 premiere as an impoverished 19-year-old gay man who lives with his mother and falls in love for the first time. 

The film launche...

January 30, 2020

“José (magnetic newcomer Enrique Salanic) lives with his mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City, where they survive on her selling sandwiches at bus stops and with him working at a local restaurant. In this poor and sometimes dangerous country dominated by conservative Catholic and Evangelical Christian religion, living as an openly gay man is hard for José to imagine. His mother has never had a husband, and as her youngest and favorite son, on the edge of manhood at 19-years old, she is determined to hold on to him. Reserved and priva...

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