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Lucia vs. DeeDee - vote!


"Two of the greatest acting performances of 1998, and it's genuinely hard to choose between them." - Amanda

"i am basically Lucia in real life but i'm voting for DeDee since she had sense enough to jump ivan sergei during his window of hotness." -Par

 "Lisa Kudrow is PERFECTION in this. I love her." - Fernando


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Monday
May212018

Beauty vs Beast: Sibling Rivalries & Sexual Reveries

Hello and happy Monday, everybody - Jason from MNPP here with another round of our "Beauty vs Beast" series! This week we're turning our eyes to the 20th anniversary of Don Roos' The Opposite of Sex, which is tomorrow. The film came out on May 22nd 1998, and all good gays (and gay-adjacents) have been quoting Christina Ricci's surly sexpot DeDee and Lisa Kudrow's snide spinster Lucia ever since. But what if I told you you had to choose??? That's not a hypothetical - I am actually asking you to choose. Right now!

 

PREVIOUSLY She might not have taken an Oscar earlier this year but Saoirse Ronan can comfort herself that she's now won one of these polls, I guess - her Hanna trounced Cate Blanchett with 70% of your vote. Said Lady Edith:

"Joe Wright gave Saoirse her start and then handed her Hanna which solidified her amazing talents. We get to see the whole range of emotions from her. No disrespect to Cate but I want Saoirse to win this and trounce her evil Mom."

Monday
May212018

Ask Nathaniel

We haven't done a Q&A round in forever and I know I haven't been the most reliable of late for answering Qs but let's try for a redemption round. Ask a question. I'll choose two handfuls to answer TOMORROW. 

 

Sunday
May202018

Deadpool 2 Opens Big, Book Club Counterprograms. 

Weekend Box Office (May 18th-20th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Deadpool 2 Disobedience
1.๐Ÿ”บDeadpool 2 $125 *NEW*
1.๐Ÿ”บ RBG $1.2 on 375 screens (cum. $3.8)  REVIEW
2. Avengers Infinity War $28.6 (cum. $595) REVIEW 2.๐Ÿ”บ Disobedience $498k on 247 screens (cum. $1.8) REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บBook Club $12.5 *NEW* REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บ Pope Francis - A Man of His Word $480k on 346 screens *NEW* 
4. Life of the Party  $7.7 (cum. $31) 
4.๐Ÿ”บ  2001: A Space Odyssey $200k on 4 screens RE-RELEASE
5. Breaking In $6.4 (cum. $28.7) REVIEW 
5.The Rider $169 on 90 screens (cum. $1.1) REVIEW

 

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Sunday
May202018

Drag Race S10E9

by Nathaniel R 

A very very quick runthrough this week as we were busy with Cannes mania and Drag Race basically tread water with no one drowning this week. The episode peaked early with a mini-challenge involving a supersized Pit Crew and lots of ass. RuPaul was right when she suggested it should be its own spin-off. In this matching underwear game, Aquaria proved the most adept at remembering butts. Hmmmm... 

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Sunday
May202018

Smackdown Summer: 1994, 1943, 1972

The fall and winter months are too busy with normal Oscaring for Smackdowning but we aim to provide each summer. Did you enjoy the Smackdown of '70? If so, join the comment party and share it on your social media. 

Here's the schedule for the rest of the hot months. We hope you'll play along and vote.

June 17th "Supporting Actress Smackdown 1994"
Panelists: TBA
Nominees:

  • Rosemary Harris, Tom & Viv
  • Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George
  • Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction
  • Jennifer Tilly, Bullets Over Broadway
  • Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway

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Saturday
May192018

Cannes Closing Ceremony - the Palme to "Shoplifters"

by Nathaniel R

The 71st edition of Cannes has ended. The closing ceremony started all fiery with Asia Argento reminding the audience that she was raped at the festival and Harvey Weinstein used to use Cannes as his "hunting ground" but after that impassioned speech, this settled quickly into the usual Closing Ceremony format of jury introductions, and strange presentation of awards in which "presenters" don't actually do the presenting but then turn to Madame President (in this case Cate Blanchett in a dress with a bow the size of her entire body on its back) to read out the winners.

So here's one last gif-heavy look at Cannes, which is really our first look (since the films have yet to open anywhere) at the winners from the closing ceremony. Many of these titles will go on to further glories at other festivals and hopefully in theatrical release in the US and some will definitely be Oscar foreign language film submissions. But even if this is the end of their awards run, winning prizes at Cannes remains a very big deal...

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