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There are some seriously weird Wizard of Oz adaptations out there

Sunday, August 23, 2015
The Lollipop Guild or a evil cadre of murderous Baby Janes? You decide.
Dorothy captured by an evil space witch while a drunken Bill Cosby looks on? Well, that's one of them. ...

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A salute to sissies

Friday, July 31, 2015
Buddy Cole, portrayed by Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson
Matt Baume pays homage to a prissy parade of characters who've gleefully pirouetted through countless film classics. ...

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Fox to develop film on Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A representative for Fox confirmed Tuesday the studio has acquired the life rights to Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that last month became a landmark in the gay rights movement. ...

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Review: ‘Tangerine’ a vital peek into unseen LA street lives

Monday, July 6, 2015
Mya Taylor and Kiki Kitana in a scene from Sean Baker's "Tangerine."
Shot entirely with iPhones, writer-director Sean Baker’s fifth feature is an urgent, intimate look at a day in the lives of two transgender prostitutes. It illuminates Los Angeles’ fringe-living, often unseen characters: the hookers and dope fiends, the late-night cab ...

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GLAAD study finds studio movies lagging in LGBT roles

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Chris Rock in a scene from "Top Five," which GLAAD says was among the worst offending films in 2014 to present outdated, defamatory stereotypes of LGBT individuals.
An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year. ...

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Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after critics label it racist, homophobic

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Kevin Hart, top, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from "Get Hard."
In the annals of film festival flops - from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes - the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. ...

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Graham Moore’s Oscar‑worthy acceptance speech for ‘Imitation Game’ – #StayWeird

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Graham Moore accepts the award for the best adapted screenplay for “The Imitation Game” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Graham Moore, who on Sunday won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game,” took the opportunity to give a powerful acceptance speech calling awareness to teen suicide and depression, recalling his own attempt at suicide at age ...

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‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars ceremony punctuated by politics

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Host Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. ...

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Easy chemistry between James Franco, Zachary Quinto in ‘I am Michael’

Sunday, January 25, 2015
James Franco and Zachary Quinto in a scene from "I am Michael."
The film, which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, is a sensitive, complicated and provocative story about a prominent gay activist who, in just a few years, denounces his homosexuality. ...

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Annie Proulx: ‘I wish I’d never written’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Monday, December 29, 2014
Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain.
Proulx says that ever since her 1997 short story was adapted into a film, too many people misunderstand its message. ...

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