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Yes Not Maybe So: Bombshell

" I am not liking this trend of portraits of terrible women, like Meghan and Phyliss Schafly, unless it's camp." - Jane

"Miss Charlize is like, "Do I need to remind you guys again who is the baddest bitch around here?." I just can'ttttt! She looks like Megan Kelly's twin -- that makeup work is insanity!!!" - Jono

"if Nicole doesn't wear a bad wig in a it really a must see event?" -Chris

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Tweets: Movies that should be TV shows, QT fun, Minority Report ages


We stopped doing weekly tweet roundups but nevertheless, it's fun to share highlights from time to time for those that don't use twitter (and because it's so easy to miss hilarious tweets or interesting little provocations or takes. So every once in a while we feel the need to share a batch. Hope you enjoy the round-up after the jump which includes Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Minority Report, Weekend, Christopher Nolan, and two very fascinating questions for the room (if you're reading we assume you love the movies lots) so please answer 'em in the comments...

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Would you rather?


• Admire phalli with Russell Tovey?
• Keep warm with Kristin Scott Thomas in Scotland? 
• Dance with Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein?
• Stand in awe of plant-life with Diane Keaton? 
• Sip wine in a French cafe with Rachel Bloom? 
• Play with Jamie Lee Curtis and her action figure?
• Reinterpret Will Smith songs with Tom Cullen? 
• Kill time with Channing Tatum? 
• Go sight-seeing with Tessa Thompson 

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide.

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Abe's SXSW Wrap: Top Ten + Best Performances

by Abe Fried-Tanzer

Jay Duplass and Tatiana Maslany star in the romantic drama "Pink Wall"

The SXSW Film Festival is officially over, and the official winners have all been announced. I managed to catch 34 titles this year, but just three of them won prizes: Alice, the story of a mother who becomes an escort after learning her husband spent all their money on them (which just barely missed my top 10 best of the fest), the comedy Yes, God, Yes and the doc Running with Beto, which was cool to see with an audience of Texas liberals.

Nathaniel likes us to do "jury of one" wrap-ups if we see a lot of festival films so here are my picks for the best in multiple categories, including acting honors... 

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would you rather...?

a silly game in which we fantasize about hanging with celebrities. So would you rather?

...fiddle around with Kate Beckinsale's gusset? tub it with Tom Holland and his BFF?
... dive into the Red Sea with Tom Cullen?
...drop dead on Fire Island with Matthew Wilkas?
...rock climb with Jesse Bradford?
...reminiscing about that play you were in in college with Garret Dillahunt?
...get a facial with Madonna?
...go see Hamlet with Laura Dern?

photos after the jump to help you decide. Do tell us which you'd choose!

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Valentine's - Weekend

Team Experience is celebrating Valentines Day with favorite love scenes. Here's Jose...

Early on in my life I decided that all my favorite romances had to end with the lovers apart. And I mean, seriously, can you name a perfect romance that ends with happily ever after? From Casablanca to Dr. Zhivago and Roman Holiday, it's as if the movies have always told us that a brief, but powerful romance, the kind which makes us swoon in our 80s like Gloria Stuart in Titanic, is the kind of romance we all should crave. But it wasn't until I watched Andrew Haigh's Nottingham-set Weekend in 2011 that I realized as a gay man there was finally one of these romances for someone like me (I won't go into details of how this movie seems to me my biopic...) in which no one ended dead, as most gay romances do in fiction.

In the last scene we see Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) together, they share a brief kiss as they say goodbye before Glen heads to America. Even though there is nothing really "tragic" about their farewell, it's this idea of the person existing in the same planet, as you have to find the will to move on, that's most devastating. I can see the lovers running into each other years in the future (I doubt they remained Facebook friends, I wouldn't have, would you?) and either of them going into full "of all the gin joints..." Bogie mode as they wonder "what if".

What are some of your favorite non-tragic gay romances? What romantic movie do you feel could be your biopic? 


BAFTA Winners & Gowns

Since they aren't broadcasting the ceremony live across the pond -- we'll get an edited tape-delayed version -- we aren't watching. We'll only give BAFTA its due once it joins us in the 21st century. If you're waiting to be "surprised" during the tape delay abridged stuff, don't click to continue this post. If you are as unwilling to care about things you can't watch live as we are, and don't even value themselves enough to include the audience (even in the UK it's not live), than click away to read the winners with some commentary

And gowns!

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