The Movie: Shelter

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    Apr 10, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    Hey guys, any one seen the movie "Shelter" that came out in 2007? It seems like an awesome movie, heres a clip,
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=mUwDTbBERV8.

    Any comments, anyone seen it?
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    Apr 11, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    I am glad you mentioned it. A friend in Atlanta told me he just watched it and said it was a gay feel good movie. He recommended it. This weekend is the "out" film festival here in San Diego, and I plan on seeing this movie and a few more.
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    Apr 11, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    I want to see it. It just opened up in an art house theater in Midtown Atlanta, but I think they are also showing it On Demand on Here!TV, at least it is on Comcast.
  • sandiegovince

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    Apr 11, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    Yes its part of the San Diego Out Film Festival. I saw the trailer and the storyline and acting looks promising. I'm usually so skeptical about gay-themed films as most of them are not very good--poor production values and even worse, acting. Just because it's gay doesn't mean it's good, but Shelter might be one of the few.
    --Vince
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    Apr 11, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    My partner and I went to see it on Sunday, 4/6 and both enjoyed it thoroughly...it didn't hurt to have some hotties playing the leads. The kissing/love scenes between the two "straight guys playing gay" leads were very hot and believable. It also had a pretty good story wound around a somewhat typical coming out tale. I would strongly recommend it.
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    Apr 11, 2008 7:54 AM GMT
    It's out! icon_eek.gif

    *me runs to find it*
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    Apr 11, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    I saw it in San Diego last Saturday and enjoyed it. There were several times during the movie that part of the audience tittered about something in the dialog or action that I didn't get, so I guess I'm not in the gay mainstream. On the other hand, it might be because during the whole movie I was somewhat distracted thinking about (some way)/(any way) to get to the keys that I had inadvertently locked in my car (in a timed parking structure).
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    Apr 11, 2008 9:22 PM GMT
    I saw a review of it on AfterElton.com. Overall it got a very positive review. It is nice to see a gay movie in the theaters. Supposedly same sex oriented people make up to 10% of the population (if you include bisexuals) but you would never know it base on what movies are in the theatre.

    Anybody know when it is coming north of the 49th parallel?
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    Apr 13, 2008 10:41 AM GMT
    Wysiwyg60 saidI saw a review of it on AfterElton.com. Overall it got a very positive review. It is nice to see a gay movie in the theaters. Supposedly same sex oriented people make up to 10% of the population (if you include bisexuals) but you would never know it base on what movies are in the theatre.

    Anybody know when it is coming north of the 49th parallel?


    No. The 10% are the almost exclusive to exclusive homosexuals. icon_razz.gif 10% also of a exclusive or almost exclusive heterosexuals. The rest are in varying degrees of bisexuality which is repressed because of societal pressure.
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    Apr 20, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    Pretty good movie overall. It is a bit melodramatic and a predictable coming out/coming of age story line but so what. The production and the acting are good. It just started playing on the Here channel in Milwaukee and it is one of the better movies on that channel. One of the leads (Brad Rowe) playing the older surfer is from a suburb of Milwaukee so have followed his career a bit. His best role was in Billys Hollywood Screen Kiss. Of course it doesnt hurt that he has a resemblance to Brad Pitt, but he is a pretty good actor and obviouusly comfortable playing gay roles.
  • UncleverName

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    Apr 22, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    I saw this, in Canada, last August at the Vancouver Queer Film fest. I thought it was great.

    I doubt it will make it to mainstream movie theatres here, and if it does, it will most likely only be at independent theatres, or second run. Too many awesome new movies playing soon, like the new one with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz. We definitely need to see more of that in Canada.
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    Feb 15, 2010 7:28 PM GMT


    ... my favorite scene.
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    jrs1 said

    ... my favorite scene.


    Mine was the part in which he was driving back home from his first gay sex evar and then spontaneously smiles. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    Sedative said
    jrs1 said

    ... my favorite scene.


    Mine was the part in which he was driving back home from his first gay sex evar and then spontaneously smiles. icon_biggrin.gif

    awwwwww. too cute, sed. but when he says " learn to take a compliment ... " the moments right before his the love interest's younger brother comes home ... are priceless with respect to the plot.
  • Nico3_0

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    Feb 18, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    As like sedative i really liked the scene were he spontaneously laughs in the car. But my favorite scene is when the main character zach goes with his nephew to the guys house to have dinner. Awesome scene. Something you would want in your own life. A man that can take care of you just as easily as you can let your guard down for him.
  • yeaboy

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    Feb 21, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    Saw this last night.

    HIGHLY, highly recommend. A great movie to watch if you're in your 20's and just coming out.
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    Feb 21, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    Loved it, a good gay movie and had a good ending, not a bunch of druggies or someone being shot in the end like I'm used to seeing.
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    Feb 21, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    liked it so much, i bought the movie....great handling of a wonderful subject....good happy tears.................Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Feb 21, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    Since the vids posted above seem to not work and a casual search on YT will yield a horror movie by the same name:




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    Feb 21, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    People should know that Regent Releasing, who released this film, (and also owns Advocate, Gay.com and Here!) are being sued for lying to bankers to get money for films. It's best that you DON'T see this at a film festival because the producer will not get paid. Here is a note posted by the producer of Shelter in a GLBT movie professionals forum I belong to:

    Hi All,

    I recently found out that one of my films, SHELTER, is caught up in the giant financial scandal happening now over at Regent/Here TV.

    My film is one of probably over a hundred titles that are "collateral" in the loan that Regent/Here took with Merrill Lynch back in 2005/2006, and subsequently defaulted on.

    If you have not heard about all this yet, I'll paste some links with details below.

    If you sold or made a film over there between 2005-2009, your film may be "collateral" as well.

    What this could mean is that our films end up in a bank vault, from all that I am reading.

    I'll try to outline what few details I have -

    In October of 2010, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America (who now owns ML), decided to seize the "collateral" because of defaults on the loan. They had been giving Regent et all a $55 million line of credit to provide publicity and advertising money for the films that the company bought, made and sold and licensed as a way to motivate higher sales and returns.

    At that point, ML did not take ownership of the films, but legally contacted all licensors to redirect licensing fees to ML, instead of Regent/Here. As far as I can tell.

    If your film is on EONE (check your dvd), Regent signed a 15 year licensing agreement with them, and are now legally bound to make all payments to ML. But your film will be available for 15 years through that company. I can't tell if the bank takes ownership, if it violates this contract.

    If your film is on Liberation, that company was co owned by Regent/Here and they have gone bankrupt, and it is unclear to me who retains those rights. Or where they are now.

    It gets complicated from here - so I'll let you do your own research. And it is completely unclear to me where all these lgbt titles will end up eventually.

    Here Networks seem to have stopped airing any of these titles - probably because the network is now financially obligated to pay rental/licensing fees directly to ML.

    My concern as you can imagine, is to have my film SHELTER end up in a waste land somewhere.... unavailable for purchase or rentals five or ten years from now.

    For those of you still owed money from your sale of your film to Regent or from residuals, that is going to be a tough one. ML contractually is in no way obligated to make payments to anyone as your contract was with Regent (or one of the "shell companies" listed in the law suit below).

    Here are some of the links - please don't email me as I only know what I know from reading all this and a few phone calls. I'm actually in the dark, but just worried about my movie's future.


    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118031513

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/02/33822.htm

    http://www.queerty.com/shock-advocate-owner-regent-media-accused-of-scamming-big-banks-out-of-90-million-20110202/

    http://www.queerty.com/the-scandalous-details-inside-regent-entertainmenthere-medias-90-million-wall-street-fraud-lawsuit-20110209/

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    Feb 21, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    Shelter is a really good movie I just watched it a few days ago and I really enjoyed it.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Feb 21, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    BEST. GAY. MOVIE. EVER.


    again, both by straight leads. latter days, both straight guys.
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    Feb 21, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    It was enjoyable to watch, as long as I didn't think about things. Otherwise, the storyline is cheesy and the ending is weak. Enjoyable overall. It actually got me interested in learning to surf, which I did, and man... Surfers are hot, lol.
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    Mar 23, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Ok so I just NOW got around to actually seeing this. I think this is the first time I dig out a zombie thread. It was cute, but kind of underwhelming. I think the ending was hiiiighly unrealistic, not so much in the sense it would never happen (guys rush into bad ideas indeed), but that Shaun's character genuinely believed he could live happily ever after with his teenage just out of the closet boyfriend with zero gay relationship experience...AND HIS 5 YEAR OLD NEPHEW. I was like dude they're breaking up 2 weeks after they move in.
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    Mar 23, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Ariodante said I was like dude they're breaking up 2 weeks after they move in.


    HAHAHA why cant you let us believe in fairy tales. It was pretty unrealistic though lol