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Archive for the ‘DVD’ Category

“Walk A Mile In My Pradas” Out On DVD

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Big Gay Picture
Walk A Mile In My Pradas (DVD)
JANUARY 26, 2013 BY TIM ISAAC

One of the themes that seems to be emerging in populist gay cinema at the moment is doing LGBT versions of stories that mainstream movies have played with numerous times before. For example a couple of months ago we had a gay Christmas Carol with Scrooge & Marley, and now the Freaky Friday body swap film that gets a homo spin – although this time it’s a sexuality swap.

Tony (Nathaniel Marston) is a macho construction worker who’s preparing to marry his girlfriend. His latest job puts him under the supervision of the openly gay Steve, which brings Tony’s homophobic tendencies bubbling to the surface, culminating in a row at a Christmas party. They accidentally cast a festive wish on one another in front a magical Christmas angel which results in Tony becoming gay and Steve turning straight.

As you can probably guess, this causes more than a few issues, with Steve’s boyfriend very confused by his partner’s sudden interest in breasts, while Tom has no idea why he’s spent his entire life thinking about women but is now fantasising about guys. It also puts a fly in the ointment of his wedding plans.

Hijinks ensure, lessons are learned and much confusion arises (although more unexpectedly the bride-to-be seems amazingly tolerant of her beau’s new tendencies). It’s all pretty genial, with some funny lines and a tone that tries hard to keep you entertained.

Admittedly it treats sexuality in an overly simplistic fashion, so that a lot of interesting questions about a gay man becoming straight and vice-versa are either ignored or glossed over, but it’s not the sort of film that wants you to take things too seriously. It just wants to have a bit of fun and leave us with a simple message about tolerance (and you can guess what that message is from the title).

Unusually for a low budget gay movie, a few familiar faces turn up such as Tom Arnold and Dee Wallace. There’s also a brief cameo from comedian and writer Bruce Vilanch, who’s increasingly becoming a compulsory part of every American LGBT comedy – seriously, this is the third gay movie I’ve reviewed in the past six months that he’s popped up in.
It’s not an amazing movie, but it’s entertaining enough and should keep you entertained.

Overall Verdict: A body-swap flick for sexuality is a great idea, and while we may have to wait for the definitive take on this set-up, Walk A Mile In My Pradas is pretty entertaining.

Reviewer: Tim Isaac

‘Scrooge & Marley’ DVD, Blu-ray, Soundtrack Available Now! Buy Yours Today!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

‘Scrooge & Marley’ DVD, Blu-ray, Soundtrack Available Buy Yours Today!

CHICAGO — “Scrooge & Marley,” a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” is now available on DVD and soundtrack and Blu-ray.

The film is also playing in theaters nationally and in Canada this holiday season. In Chicago, it plays Friday, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:45 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m. at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N., State Street, Chicago, http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/scroogeandmarley.

Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former Saturday Night Live star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The film also stars Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Richard Ganoung, and JoJo Baby. It is narrated by Tony award-winning actress Judith Light. The stars at the gala opening include Pevsner, Schwimmer, Vilanch, Cavanagh, Kroell, Moretti and Ganoung.

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“Carol Channing: Larger Than Lfe” Documentary Playing On Showtime For Months Of July/August

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

All month long and into August on Showtime, the fabulous and acclaimed documentary, “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life” is playing on Showtime! Check your local listings for times and channel! Also features a myriad of stars, including, Bruce Vilanch, telling anecdotes about the legendary star that is Carol Channing! A must see!

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“Going Down in LA-LA Land” Was Released July 3, 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Writer, director, producer, actor, and fellow “Call Me Adam” participant Casper Andreas’ movie “Going Down in LA-LA Land” starring rising performer and fellow participants Matthew Ludwinski and Alec Mapa along with Bruce Vilanch is getting released on DVD this Tuesday, July 3! If you missed this movie in the theater, now would be an excellent time to pick up a copy and watch it! The DVD is loaded with special features, including commentary with the director and cast, behind the scenes featurette, music videos, outtakes, deleted scenes, etc. It’ll be subtitled in English, Spanish, French, and Swedish.

“Going Down in LA-LA Land” is a candid and hilarious look at what an actor can and will do to survive in Hollywood!


Going Down in LA-LA Land Coming To DVD Soon

Monday, May 7th, 2012

ATV Today UK
 May 07 2012 

Casper Andreas film Going Down in LA-LA Land is set to be released on DVD in the UK by Peccadillo Pictures in July.

Peccadillo Pictures


“An excellent, slick, and sexy comedy. The perfect film to watch with your friends, your date, your dog, but certainly not your parents” – SoSoGay.org

Going Down in LA-LA Land is based on the novel by Andy Zeffer as see’s cult gay director Casper Andreas present the reverting and uncensored look at the stars and studios of Hollywood and its seedy neighbour; the porn industry.

‘Wide-eyed, hunky upstart Adam arrives in Los Angeles from New York, brimming with hope for a career in the movie business. He shacks up with best friend Candy, who is also desperate to get a foot in the Hollywood door. Together they hit the red carpets and cocktail parties to network and score roles. Adam’s drop dead gorgeous body and chiselled looks prove a rich picking to the needy and seedy agents, directors and studio executives of Hollywood Boulevard, and he begins almost instantly to climb the ladder of fame – or so it seems.’

Starring Matthew Ludwinski, Allison Lane, Michael Medico & Casper Andreas with cameo appearances by Perez Hilton, Alec Mapa, Judy Tenuta  and Bruce Vilanch.

Going Down in LA-LA Land: Released on July 23rd in the UK by Peccadillo Pictures.

[Written by Ian Westhead]

Pride: The Gay & Lesbian Comedy Slam DVD June 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011