Monday, May 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dorian Gray movie

A rather dark British adaptation of the famous Oscar Wilde novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Here's the teaser trailer:

Lord Henry (Colin Firth) and Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes).

Ok, you can already see how they're taking liberties with the novel:
A brown-haired Dorian...?

then there's the case of Emily Wotton (wtf?!) - a completely made up character who is supposedly Lord Henry's daughter!

Least they got Sybil Vane right (Rachel Hurd-Wood) *drools*

Here's the painter Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin). Wow, one would expect this character to be awkward looking (Chaplin certainly isn't), but eh...that's why we've got make up.

And here's Alan Campbell (Douglas Henshall).
Didn't have that big a role in the book, but the flashback to the "horror" between him and Dorian is something i'm really looking forward to in the movie ;-)

movie comes out in sept/nov this year depending on where u are.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Karma is a gay bitch, bitch

lol this is actually the first pic that comes up when you google miss side-boob-shot christian here.

Good for her!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Bill is Dead (for real)

If you've ever wondered what inspired the sword in this blog's header, well the sword is The Hattori Hanzo... and it was "Bill's" weapon of choice in my all time favorite film: Kill Bill..

Can't believe "Bill" is dead for real...

RIP David Carradine (Dec 8, 1936 – Jun 3, 2009)
You will never be forgotten here.

Shelter (2007)

Shelter is a gay movie (yeah...i guess you now have the option to read on or...whatever)

It depicts the life of a talented painter and high-school grad (Zach) living in the ghetto with his dad, older sister Jeannie and her 5-year-old son Cody.

Here's reasons why its great:

1. It portrays the fullfilled hopes of every coming out gay person: Acceptance. Zach's girlfriend, best friend, and even jerk-of-a-sister treat him no differently when they find out. Yes, yes, this is complete fantasy compared to typical real-life situations, but its great to see what it would actually be like.

2. Family. Cody probably ends up getting raised by Zach and Shaun. Although when Jeannie is leaving she says that she doesn't want him getting raised by "fags", Zach tells her that this is the best thing that could happen for Cody. The ending scene fortifies this, showing Cody at his happiest.

3. No explicit scenes. Nearly all gay movies i've come accross always attempt to seem like pseudoporn movies, portraying gays as hopelessly promiscuous characters. Not so with this one. This one keeps its basic, focuses on its themes, and doesn't alienate any viewers based to their particular inclinations. They give a very tasteful sex scene, so you can expect no nudities in this one..

4. Ok, this is strange but i love that the characters were all portrayed by straight actors - something the completely surprised me when i looked it up afterwards. Zach (Trevor Wright) and Shaun (Brad Rowe) are totally straight in real life. Here's a picture of them from Hunk Du Jour.
I have a lot of respect for ANY actor/actress that can portray a sexuality that isn't their own so convincingly. Normally if you look close enough you can tell that its forced, but in Shelter Trevor and Brad were totally on point. Eye contact, which is probably the most difficult thing to do during, didn't betray that they were acting.

IMDb gives is a rating of 7.5. I give it a (however biased) 9.0

Monday, August 25, 2008

Can You Spot The Unequality?

We, all of us, (equally) have the right to marry somebody of the opposite sex.
We, all of us, (equally) do NOT* have the right to marry somebody of the same sex.

how is that unfair? thoughts?

Friday, August 08, 2008

Who Deserves Rights?

J.S Mill's Harm Principle states that, "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others."
Before an institution can restrict a behavior, it has to demonstrate that that behavior causes demonstrable harm to others.

The notion of liberty, the claim that liberty is a freedom from encroachment and i have a right to self-determination so long as it harms no one, is a basic founding principle of democracy.

So is the majority's moral condemnation a good enough reason to limit another's rights?

Monday, July 28, 2008


I. Am. NEVER. Drinking. Again...EVER!!!