Lady Gaga taught Bradley Cooper about drag during ‘A Star is Born’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga gave her co-star Bradley Cooper a crash course in drag makeup during the filming of “A Star is Born.”

In the film, Cooper stars as Jackson Main, an alcoholic veteran singer who discovers Gaga’s character Ally at a drag bar where”RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni Shangela and Willam work.

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Screened Out – Sisters

By : Stephen Miller
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ike Berenholz, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, Chris Parnell, Madison Davenport

The rule with comedy is pretty simple: it has to be funny. Though the family here is under-defined, and the journey isn’t at all surprising – everything is merely a setup for a gag instead of having an actual plot – there are plenty of laughs in this Orlando-based two-hour skit.

For example: when the two drunken sisters meet O-town’s finest, one slurs, “Officer Donuts, why don’t you jump back into your squad car and go save a kitten up a tree, because these pussies are fiiiinne.”

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Screened Out – Inside Out

By : Stephen Miller
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Voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane

Take tour of an 11-year-old girl’s troubled mind, guided by her conflicting emotions. It’s worth the trip.

Disney’s comic drama Inside Out brilliantly explores modern psychology while offering a treatise on animation’s far-reaching possibilities. And it’s all wrapped in a guise of a kiddie flick.

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Screened Out – Are You Here?

By : Stephen Miller
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Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Laura Ramsey

Here’s the single, solitary amazing thing about this film, which opens Friday, Aug. 22 – the breadth of its horribleness!

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner lined up some credible actors. The score, art direction, and cinematography try to save a bad script. In the last few moments, Are You Here? almost becomes something resembling a watchable film.

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