Crash of the Titans

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 6:25am

‘Godzilla,’ unexpectedly, is the best monster movie since ‘Jurassic Park’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor …………………………. 3.5 out of 5 stars GODZILLA Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston. Rated PG-13. 120 mins. Now playing in wide release. …………………………. Poor Aaron Taylor-Johnson — dude can’t catch a break. Sure, he appears to have been [...]

X marks the spot

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 5:00am

Newly out Ellen Page and gay-friendly Patrick Stewart on the film’s message X-Men: Days of Future Past goes to some pretty dark places, with some iconic comic book/movie heroes meeting gruesome ends within the first bombastic 10 minutes alone. How does one prepare for these sorts of scenes and tone? “Well, James McAvoy the other [...]

Up a wall

Posted on 02 May 2014 at 7:25am

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ puts ‘comic’ in ‘comic book movie’ … not in a good way   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Most of the films in the Marvel franchise — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers — are, legitimately, “superhero movies.” That’s not really the case with The Amazing Spider-Man 2: It’s a “comic [...]

Hollywood flexes its muscles

Posted on 02 May 2014 at 6:30am

Summer movies fill the theaters with comedies and CGI. But will any of them be worth the price of admission?   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Welcome to the summer of the himbo. Hollywood has long exploited the bodies of its female stars, from Marilyn and before, and on through Ursula Andress emerging from [...]

QUEER CLIP: ‘Finding Neighbors’

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 7:25am

Sam’s (Michael O’Keefe, right) career is in the toilet. Once an acclaimed graphic novelist, he’s been gripped by writer’s block that sees his wife becoming the breadwinner and his agent threatening legal action. He knows he’s in a rut, but like most ruts, doesn’t have a clue about how to extricate himself from it. But [...]

Porn to be wild

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 6:00am

Dan Savage gets pornographic with a sense of humor in the festival of short films, Hump!   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor With nearly two dozen films among the slate of offerings, Dan Savage’s Hump Tour can fairly be called a legitimate film festival. But check the run-time: The entire event lasts less than [...]

Magnolia’s weekly ‘big movie’ packs queer appeal

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:30am

If you haven’t been to the Magnolia Theater in the West Village for the Tuesday night Big Movie presentation, then you’re probably one of the few gay film buffs who hasn’t. The gay-popular series, which highlights classic films from years past, has been a hit already, with its mix of artsy New Wave flicks, jaunty [...]

Now ‘Sissy’ dat walk

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:15am

Del Shores unites Leslie Jordan, Willam Belli and others for  his film version of ‘Southern Baptist Sissies’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Life+Style Editor The last time Leslie Jordan was in the Round-Up Saloon, he wasn’t actually in the Round-Up Saloon. “They wouldn’t let me in because I had a man-purse — they said, ‘I’m sorry, [...]

Jodo’s mojo

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 6:00am

How ‘Dune’ almost never was — but coulda been better   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor If you’re a gay man of a certain age, you surely have memories of Sting’s appearance in the David Lynch film Dune, clad only in a lightning bolt-shaped codpiece, sweating his way across the galaxy in search of [...]

Q Cinema debuts lesbian film fest

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

  Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s gay and lesbian film fest,  moved its major multi-day festival event to the fall last year (it’ll return Oct. 9–12), but that doesn’t mean it has given up on a spring fling. The first-ever Lesbian Film Festival will play all Saturday (with two “manly” films thrown in at the beginning and [...]