I am a Melissa McCarthy fan… to a point. She really burst into stardom with her scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids and her TV series Mike and Molly. (She was also a bright spot on the almost forgotten Samantha Who?) She had an impressive first-time hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, where she showed a real range of characters from her patented obnoxious slob to a Mae West-style old-time movie star.
The rags-to-riches story Jersey Boys, which chronicles the career highs and lows of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, made its Broadway debut in 2005, racking up four Tony Awards (including Best Musical), spinning off international versions, and launching a U.S. tour in 2006 which is still on the road today. Now director Clint Eastwood brings that show to the big screen with several cast members from Broadway or touring companies reprising their roles.
Happy Pride Month! As we celebrate Baltimore Pride (and Pride celebrations around the country), you may be looking for ways to enjoy the month beyond the parade and festival, which encompass just two days of the 30 in June. So what better way to show your Pride all month than by looking back at some of the most popular and influential LGBT movies available on home video. Everyone has their own opinion on what constitutes a good movie, so I offer my highly subjective take on LGBT movies to consider watching, or re-watching, during Pride Month.
When you're of a certain age and you hear a movie is being made of either one of you favorite classic TV shows or one of your favorite classic movies, you think one of two things – “This is going to suck” or “This is going to be awesome!” When you finally begin to see teasers and trailers that just hint at the movie's awesomeness, you set yourself some impossibly high expectations for what the full movie will be.
Why do filmmakers insist on remaking good movies when there are so many more bad movies worthy of their attention? Brian De Palma’s 1976 version of Carrie remains a classic to this day. The first of Stephen King’s novels to be adapted to the big screen, Carrie earned Oscar nominations for actresses Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
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