Julianne Moore was fired from ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ over fat suit, fake nose

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Julianne Moore was fired from her role as lesbian biographer Lee Israel in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” because she wanted to wear a fat suit and prosthetic nose.

Moore told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” that she was fired from the film by screenwriter Nicole Holofcener who was the director at the time.

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Transgender themed film ‘A Fantastic Woman’ director celebrates Golden Globe nod

By : wire report
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NEW YORK (AP) — Director Sebastian Lelio feels that “A Fantastic Woman” has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star, Daniela Vega.

The film follows Marina, a transgender woman who, after the passing of her older lover, is mistreated by his family and the police officers investigating his death. It is Chile’s selection for the Academy Awards and on Monday was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the best foreign film category.

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Screened Out – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

By : Stephen Miller
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Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin

“It gets a little tedious after all these years,” admits Katniss Everdeen, and I laughed.

Yes, it does! Especially if this is the wussy way they decide to wrap up a multi-billion-dollar franchise with over 500 minutes of celluloid!What started three films ago as a deadly game of 26 people should end as a nation of millions at civil war, fighting for freedom. What began as a deeply conflicted love story now has nowhere to go.

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VIDEO: Outfest honors Tom Hanks as a trailblazer

By : Jeremy Williams
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Tom Hanks was presented with the 2015 Trailblazer Award from Outfest UCLA Legacy Project in recognition for his Oscar-winning performance in Philadelphia 22 years ago.

“How appropriate that this event is being held in a church cause I’m now going to preach to the choir,” Hanks said in a speech that focused on the importance of preserving movies as a way for future generations to hear our stories.

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Screened Out – Freeheld

By : Stephen Miller
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Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carrell

Freeheld is an earnest, straightforward movie about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree, a lesbian couple who had to fight for marriage equality in 2005. Hester (Moore) was dying of cancer after 23 years as a detective for the Ocean County, New Jersey police. She rightfully felt that her partner, Andree (Page), should get her pension.

Unfortunately, at that time, New Jersey only had domestic partnership, and laws to make sure that LGBT people were treated equally were spotty. County positions weren’t under the gubernatorial jurisdiction. Than meant that the five-member Freeholders – their version of a county commission – could decide the fate of Hester’s pension. They said no…twice.

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Screened Out – Seventh Son

By : Stephen Miller
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Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Booth, Alice Vikander

We have dragons, witches, ghosts, ogres and sword fights. Yet all I can muster is a milquetoast review. Why? Because it’s boring. I mean, crushingly dull.

Though there are no major technical flaws with the fantasy flick Seventh Son, its single defining quality is insipidness. I’d give it two stars if I could muster the energy. Magical movies should get our blood to pumping, our hearts to racing, and our imaginations to soaring. Too much of this has been done before, and much better. Though the special effects are pretty solid, the acting is uneven. These characters are just not engaging or intriguing enough to elicit audience empathy.

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Screened Out – Don Jon

By : Stephen Miller
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlet Johanssen, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Julianne Moore

Don Jon is a comedy without intellectuals. In fact, it’s populated with the sort of stupid people that American audiences have been overexposed to on Jersey Shore. But in Don Jon, the slick bros and tightly clothed chicks are subtler, more real, funnier, and infinitely more watchable.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt hits it out of the park in his first shot as writer/director. In some ways, he gave himself an easy game, skewering the goombas of the Garden State. In another sense, he has quite a challenge – to make these meatheads charming, comedic, and completely worth our empathy and attention.

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