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    Apr 07, 2008 8:53 AM GMT
    Post a gaythemed movie and then rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. icon_razz.gif Kinda like a movie guide or something.

    The two most recent I've seen:

    TRICK (1999) - 9 hilarious, sexy, romantic, and touching. Deals with the dilemma of finding an honest to goodness relationship in the sex-driven, objectifying gay scene.

    The only downside to it is, I wanted to hear Gabriel sing, as in REALLY sing. icon_sad.gif

    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 8 Quite good. I just don't get the ending. And theres that feeling of a 'lost reel' if you know what I mean. icon_wink.gif And the realization that Heath is dead kinda adds a whole poignant feeling to the entire movie. icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 09, 2008 10:27 AM GMT
    Fighting Tommy Riley - 8 Quite touching and deep.

    Friends & Family - 5 Started off quite nicely. Had potential then devolved into half-baked NOT funny scenes at all at the ending. The only saving grace was that the leads were cute as hell. LOL. Not one kiss. icon_sad.gif Just that scene at the last part, which was pretty touching, BUT still no kiss! ARGH! That's what's wrong when straight boys play gay roles, they're afraid of kisses.
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    Apr 11, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    Get Real-cliched, formulaic teen movie, especially when he does the big "I AM GAY" announcement while getting an award at school...every moment was painful

    2/10 (generous)

    Red Dirt-How many times did I fall asleep in this poorly (and overly) acted movie about southern boys. the mom was super annoying.

    1/10

    and just so I don't have all bad

    Shortbus-JCM's follow-up to Hedwig isn't just a gay movie, but is sooooo good. Even my non-repressed straight friends like it.

    9/10
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    Apr 11, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    Sedative14 said

    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 8 Quite good. I just don't get the ending. And theres that feeling of a 'lost reel' if you know what I mean. icon_wink.gif And the realization that Heath is dead kinda adds a whole poignant feeling to the entire movie. icon_sad.gif


    how do you not get the ending?
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    Apr 11, 2008 8:04 AM GMT
    atlnvmaschow do you not get the ending?


    Well for one, the news of Jack's death was abrupt. Totally no warning, I had to do a doubletake when I saw the DECEASED on the postcard. And the circumstances of his death was only hinted, you never know if it was really an accident or if he was gaybashed. Plus I don't know if Ennis' shirt being on top has any significance to the storyline. icon_confused.gif And his last words... 'Jack, I swear...' Absolutely baffled me. But it was an awesome movie nonetheless. icon_biggrin.gif

    Ok more:

    Play Dead - 6 Hilarious and creepy... LOL

    Outing Riley - 10! Totally AWESOME! LOL. I love the frankness, the genuine-ness of everything (no uberhot unreal leads), the humor, and it touches the family-loving filipino in me. Recommended for those still in the process of coming out, like moi. And the soundtrack was amazing! icon_razz.gif

    And you gotta love the surprise ending! LOL

    And keep watching after the credits for NINJAZ!

    Seriously, it was awesome. Left me grinning like crazy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 11, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    Sedative14 said[quote][cite]atlnvmasc[/cite]how do you not get the ending?


    Well for one, the news of Jack's death was abrupt. Totally no warning, I had to do a doubletake when I saw the DECEASED on the postcard. And the circumstances of his death was only hinted, you never know if it was really an accident or if he was gaybashed. Plus I don't know if Ennis' shirt being on top has any significance to the storyline. icon_confused.gif And his last words... 'Jack, I swear...' Absolutely baffled me. But it was an awesome movie nonetheless. icon_biggrin.gif

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    They show you him getting killed. The wife knew what was going on but that is the story she was telling family/friends so their relationship didn't look bad.

    He swears he loves him, swears he'll never turn love away...? Could be many things...
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    Apr 12, 2008 7:53 AM GMT
    See? Totally ambivalent. So okay he was bashed then. icon_sad.gif ... damn...

    Okay new one:

    Poster Boy - 6/10 I found it preachy. icon_confused.gif But it does cut too close as to how US politicians really are. Heh Evil.

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    Apr 13, 2008 11:14 AM GMT
    Bowser Makes a Movie - 2/10 BAD. At first it was tongue-in-cheek funny because the acting was so bad. Then I realized the acting was not meant to be bad. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 16, 2008 1:53 PM GMT
    The Last Year - 1/10 VERY bad acting

    Juste une Question d'Amour - 9/10 Very good. icon_smile.gif And Cedric was soo friggin hot. LOL
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    Foolish boy, don't you know fictional low budget independent films are no substitute for real life drama icon_cool.gif

    Here are two I've seen:

    Bishonen ( 1998 ) - A story set in Hong Kong that revolves around male hustlers, both their personal and "professional" lives. While the story unwraps itself in a very twisted and interesting manner, by the end I honestly didn't give a damn about any of the characters. (Mind you, I thought the same of Heath Ledger's character by the end of Brokeback). The only breathe of fresh air in this film is a sexy lesbian character who narrates the tale and gets no more than five minutes of screen time, and the bee-stung lips of the male pop heartthrob character.

    Dorian Blues ( 2004 ) - Excuse me for being cliche, but this film definitely belongs to the "coming of age" genre (aren't most gay-themed films like that anyway?). Dorian is raised by an ultra-conservative father (who was so lovably evil) and in the beginning we watch him approach his homosexuality and his family with witty cynicism. The character takes a turn towards a darker form of cynicism once out of the closet that bothered me, but it all made sense in the end and provided a cute lesson to gays facing so much anger towards them by all those around them.
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    Breakfast on Pluto, I rate it at 6.

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    Apr 21, 2008 4:46 AM GMT
    BENT (1997) The movie gets a 8. A wonderfully sad movie about love and self acceptance, set in a WWII concentration camp.
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:53 AM GMT
    Latter Days
    3/10

    Absolutely typical storyline. Little to nothing original about the plot and the acting, while not the worst I've seen in a gay themed movie, was quite sub-par. I only give it a three because the Mormon boy was ridiculously hot.

    Big Eden
    8/10

    Someone above mentioned the fact that a movie didn't have any really hot leads as a positive, and I think that's really spot on for this movie. I find that gay themed movies often try to make up for their shallow plot lines by casting hot boys (see above review). This movie, however, did not take that tack. I don't know why, but I just loved it. I thought the whole movie was absolutely cute, and didn't rely on all the typical plot points of gay-themed movies. The acting was sometimes lacking, but not in any really bad way. Just some awkward scenes.

    And it's set in Montana. I mean, what other good gay movie is set in Montana? That gets points in my book.
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    Apr 21, 2008 8:59 AM GMT
    onmyway saidFoolish boy, don't you know fictional low budget independent films are no substitute for real life drama icon_cool.gif


    *smack* icon_wink.gif Gimme real life drama then! icon_razz.gif

    Defying Gravity - 6/10 Was alright. A bit too cliched though. And the lead, though cute, was seriously overdoing the acting.

    Gypsy Boys - 3/10 Meh. icon_confused.gif I think this movie scared me off gay clubs now... icon_neutral.gif

    Luster - 3/10 Too 'artsy' for my taste. I didn't like the lead character, LOL. Too selfish and apathetic. All the 'poetic' overtones was a tad too overdone, it wasn't realistic, to say so myself. And the acting was well... in parts, horrible. Some really hot guys though, Jackson's cousin and the customer who falls in love with him. It wasn't actually a 'gay' film, since it explores the 'queer' culture, more like. Still it may appeal to those cynical, rebellious, hyperintellectual, indie music lovers. The "Hollywood and Drugs damaged people looking for someone to really love them" is just too pessimistic a view for me. Heh. Just not my cup of tea.

    Wait... I don't drink tea...

    Exactly. Heh icon_wink.gif (Just coffee with ants)




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    Apr 21, 2008 3:26 PM GMT
    Big Eden was adorable and I am not sure why.

    Die, Mommie, Die! is fabulousness personified in a film. If you have never seen a Charles Busch play or film you are in for a treat. He plays the archetypal Joan Crawford, Betty David, Marline Deitrich hybrid lounge singer which all drag queens imitate but seldom with half the panache.

    She is married to an aging film magnate millionaire with two children. A loveless marriage she escapes by poisoning him. The subsequent investigation sees Jason Priestly fucking almost every character (including their son, who gives the best line of the whole movie right before giving Priestly a blow job). Don't be thrown off by the deadpan delivery, this movie is hilarious.

    You can shred al copies of Sontag's Notes on Camp and just play this film.
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    Regarding "Brokeback Mountain"
    I work in the Media (TV Cameraman) and for me if you judge Brokeback with all other movies, it is just OK. The acting, cinematography and other production values were adequate to tell the story but I thought the story was predictable and mundane,
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    Apr 23, 2008 7:21 AM GMT
    Breakfast With Scot - 9/10 Predictable but nicely done it doesn't matter a whit. icon_smile.gif

    Favorite lines:

    "When you're out in public, watch the twirling, okay?"

    "Do the jerseys only come in orange?"

    "I heard some scuffling earlier, maybe a couple of cries for help. That was over an hour ago."

    Kids these days are so precocious. Goddamit, I want to have kids! icon_biggrin.gif LOL
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    Apr 23, 2008 7:40 AM GMT
    "X2": 9 out of 10. One of the very best comic book movies ever. The mutants' rights as gay rights metaphor was even more pronounced in the sequel, particularly in the outing scene in which Bobby Drake tells his parents he is a mutant. The film also features two totally kick ass sequences: Nightcrawler's attack on the White House and the government's siege on the Xavier mansion ("You picked the wrong house, bub"). "X2" proves that big budget popcorn movies can have a brain and a pulse.
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    Apr 23, 2008 11:44 PM GMT
    irishkcguy said"X2": 9 out of 10. One of the very best comic book movies ever. The mutants' rights as gay rights metaphor was even more pronounced in the sequel, particularly in the outing scene in which Bobby Drake tells his parents he is a mutant. The film also features two totally kick ass sequences: Nightcrawler's attack on the White House and the government's siege on the Xavier mansion ("You picked the wrong house, bub"). "X2" proves that big budget popcorn movies can have a brain and a pulse.



    HELL YES.


    My favorite super hero movie

    Plus Hugh Jackman is super hot in this movie
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    Apr 24, 2008 12:32 AM GMT
    I watch a lot of logo and I saw Beautiful Thing and thought it was a great movie. I would give it a 8.5/10

    I also liked Latter Days even though it was a little cheesy.
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    Apr 24, 2008 5:02 AM GMT
    Shelter - 10/10 JUST WATCH IT! icon_biggrin.gif

    Favorite Lines:

    Shaun: "I admire what you're doing for Cody, you don't have to."

    Zack: "Yeah, I do."

    Shaun: "It's a choice, Zack."

    Zack: "It's family. The only one left."
    ____
    Tori: "You don't belong to people forever."

    Zack: "Then why bother?"

    Tori: "Wasn't it worth it."

    Zack: *pause* "Yeah."
    ________________________________

    And yeah, A Beautiful Thing was good. icon_smile.gif The ending was a bit abrupt but it was good.
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    Apr 24, 2008 12:52 PM GMT
    "MAMBO ITALIANO" - 11 stars!
    I cry each time at the part where "Return To Me" was played in the background of a chaotic club.
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    Apr 27, 2008 12:32 PM GMT
    ALL OVER THE GUY 9/10 funny sad and sweet all at the same time

    BENT 10/10 fantastic..ya have to catch mic jagger in drag icon_lol.gif

    LATTER DAYS 5/10 I agree with others here.. cheesy but good

    HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 9/10 john cameron mitchell is brillianticon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 27, 2008 1:33 PM GMT
    Just watched "East Side Story". Maybe 5 out of 10, because a lot of the writing was over the top, but the lead and his love interest were compelling and very attractive.

    If you want a larger ratings section to review, go to the Gay & Lesbian listings in NetFlix, which includes average ratings and detailed reviews within each one.

    OH, and in Brokeback Mountain, they didn't really show Jack getting killed. They showed how Ennis was picturing it, because of his history and fears.
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    Apr 28, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    Big Eden - 10/10 BEAUTIFUL film!!! Loved it. Thanks for the previous reviews. icon_smile.gif Gotta love small towns.

    The characters were hilarious and lovable, reminded me of some folks right here. LOL And ya, though the leads certainly aren't 'uberhot', they are VERY cute nonetheless. icon_razz.gif

    I really really really liked it. icon_biggrin.gif And yeah have to agree with Chewey, the big Indian dude was awkward sometimes, but not too much to matter.

    Two Of Us - 2/10 Ugh. I really hate 80's synth music. -_-

    If Matthew wasn't so hot. I'd give it a 1. LOL