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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Mark-W, Sep 3, 2012.
I don't confuse them, but I see them as easily being able to play the same parts.
For those interested, The Lavender Scare airs tonight on PBS. From all reports, it's a very solid doc on the witch hunt and purging of LGBT individuals from public service.
I agree! And finally poor DeDe wasn't getting shit on so much!
I gotta say it again, Barbara Garrick looks great.
I searched this thread and apparently Akron has not yet been discussed. I've had my eye on it for years, and as it finally went on sale for $6.99 at iTunes (Pride Month Sale) I made a blind buy. As it is low-budget indie film, I had very low expectations, however I was pleasantly surprised. It's about the budding romance between two (very attractive) college boys. It's a modern gay film in that homosexuality is completely a non-issue as the boys have been out since high school and both come from completely accepting and loving families. The conflict in this story arises from a completely unique situation. I'll say no more. The performances were well done (by indie standards) and the emotions felt real, for the most part as there were only a couple instances where things felt a bit forced. Overall a good film and I don't hesitate to recommend it, 3 out of 4 stars.
Thanks for the heads up, Mark. It's also on Hulu and I just added it to my queue. Sounds like something right up my alley.
I watched Akron tonight, and I agree with Mark: a quality indie film that I got involved with and was pleased with the production. And how wonderful to have the angst come from a place completely unrelated to homosexuality.
Late this afternoon, I started streaming Scenes from a Gay Marriage on Amazon Prime. I was about thirty minutes in before I got interrupted; I will go back and finish it later this evening, but I have to say so far I have been less than taken with it. We'll see what develops in the final 2/3 of the movie.
The Pass (Netflix HD) There's more than one meaning to the word in the title. Russell Tovey stars as a footballer who spends a night with a team member. This affects their life, professionally and personally. A great supporting turn from Arinze Kene. Neatly divided into 3 acts; the last one plays a bit "virginiawoolfish," but is very effective. I don't think this is available on disc. Also available ($$) on Amazon Prime.
I finished this one. It turned out to be a very light, subtle romance, but not romantic enough to fully engage me, and with a leading character (played by the film's writer, producer, director, editor) that just wasn't all that appealing.
Stumbled onto another Prime offering: Long Term Relationship. I watched it without much enthusiasm. The main couple didn't have much chemistry at all (his roommate Vincent who was carrying a torch for him had a much stronger vibe with him, but the screenwriter wrote things in another direction).
Where did this come from? A long-forgotten 1951 French film with lesbian overtones, now restored and coming back to theaters. I look forward to adding this one to my collection.
With Edwige and Simone, I'm definitely in for this one! New to me as well.
I snagged this text from the Tab Hunter Confidential FB Group:
In remembrance of Tab’s passing one year ago, we are thrilled that Turner Classic Movies: TCM will be premiering Tab Hunter Confidential on Tab’s birthday: July 11th, 8:00p.m. EST, 5:00p.m. PST.
Please tune in as our producer and Tab’s partner Allan Glaser hosts, with Eddie Muller, our award-winning documentary, along with some of Tab’s best and rarely seen films: GUNMAN’S WALK with Van Heflin, THAT KIND OF WOMAN with Sophia Loren, and BATTLE CRY with Dorothy Malone.
Set those DVR’s!
I just watched Tab in Damn Yankees this last weekend for the first time.
All I was thinking after it was over is "Why was I so unaware of Gwen Verdon until now?"
I'm glad the film is going to get this major kind of treatment. I watched it on Prime (or was it Netflix), but I'll willingly watch it again. It's wonderful.
When I watch Damn Yankees, I lament that Tab didn't get to sing more in it. The role had a couple of ballads and other tunes that got tossed for time (I guess).
I met Tab Hunter on a TCM Classic Cruise the year he was making the documentary, which he talked about with us for a few minutes. Very nice guy.
Hey all. Straight dude poking my head in here. =)
Our review of Criterion's Hedwig is up. Was a lot to digest, both the film itself and all the extras!
Definitely interested in any and all feedback you have on this review, good and bad!