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Posted: August 9th, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Screen Queen | No Comments

By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate “Spring Breakers” The intention of Harmony Korine’s unsettling spring break dramatization – as discussed during the disc’s interview with the director – was to create a surreal cinematic experience with the same hypnotically wormy sensation of a pop song.

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By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate “Oz The Great and Powerful” We’re off to see the wizard (but not Dorothy) as filmmaker Sam Raimi gives top billing to the great man behind the smoke screen, a circus fraud who becomes the fated ruler of a land far, far away when he’s swept up in a tornado and catapulted into gay heaven (so naturally he’s played by James Franco).

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By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate “The Guilt Trip” Playing down the divadom, Barbra Streisand masticates a mammoth steak and wears mom jeans for her first leading-actress role since 1996’s “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” Babs nags, dotes and hilariously attempts hipness as Joyce Brewster

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Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Screen Queen | No Comments

By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate “Holy Motors” A hypnotic fever dream of wildly intoxicating weirdness, the twisted premise of director Leos Carax’s cinematically self-aware “Holy Motors” might add up to something, or it might not. It doesn’t really matter.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Screen Queen | No Comments

By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate The Perks of Being a Wallflower” First-time director Stephen Chbosky sensitively explores high school self-discovery and outsider hardships in his big-hearted teen drama about the pains of youth and the people who help us through them.

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Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Screen Queen | No Comments

By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate ‘For a Good Time, Call …’ “For a Good Time, Call …” keeps the dirty-girl trend going with a sweet/sexy story of two college foes – they hate each other because of a urine spill oopsy – who bond once they launch a phone-sex operation.

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Screen Queen Nov. 16

Posted: November 16th, 2012 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Screen Queen | No Comments

By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate   “Rock of Ages” It’s far from perfect. It’s not even great. But following his first musical, “Hairspray,” director Adam Shankman’s take on this Broadway hit – which, by the way, basically only exists so history (and shoulder pads) doesn’t repeat itself – is such a kitschy good time that even Tom Cruise lets his hair down. His role as a seedy rocker who’s gone a little cuckoo is […]

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Screen Queen Halloween

Posted: October 19th, 2012 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Screen Queen | No Comments

By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate
‘Hocus Pocus’
When “Hocus Pocus” flew into multiplexes on a broomstick in 1993, it was a silly farce that, in hindsight, had lots of gay cred going for it: Besides Bette Midler, it also starred a pre-“Sex and the City” / “Glee” Sarah Jessica Parker. Ahead of its time, it was already mirroring a culture that would become obsessed with using Botox to erase wrinkles.

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