"I feel that I am very fortunate to have a lady friend that just happens to have an adam's apple."
Like so many other facets of Western culture that can trace their origins back to Ancient Greece — democracy, medicine, poetry, philosphy, among others — modern cinema owes a great deal to the Greeks and their festivals held in “theatrons” in honor of the god Dionysus. In those days, women were not allowed to participate in public life so any female roles were played by men.
Women have come a long way (baby) since then, but the tradition of men dressing like women made the leap from the stage to the screen when Charlie Chaplin played "Wife" in the 1914 short A Busy Day and the trend continues today, with entire franchises built around men in drag. Some men in drag movies are just that, a drag, but others have surprised, entertained, and enthralled us, and more than a few have prompted us to bust out a few lines from Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)." Put on your mascara and cover that adam's apple with a scarf and help us separate the fab from the drab.
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Friday 12:00p ET / 9:00a PT Posted 11.30.12 by BrentJS
Live Free or Die Hard arrives on DVD today, ensuring that your Thanksgiving will be chock full of explosions and witty one-liners. Also debuting is Hairspray, based on the Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 cult favorite. Those looking for some early Christmas cheer can check out The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, starring comedy legends Tim Allen and Martin Short.
Our pick for this week is the riveting Vietnam POW flick Rescue Dawn, featuring phenomenal performances from Christian Bale and Steve Zahn. Check out Reelz.com's exclusive DVD clip! Posted 11.20.07 by reelz
The winner of this weekend's box office war is the Adam Sandler-Kevin James comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, about two firemen who pose as a gay couple so they can get domestic partnership health benefits.
Chuck & Larry took in $34.8 million in ticket receipts this weekend, displacing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on just its second weekend in theaters. There has been some speculation that the release of the final book in the Harry Potter series this weekend may have eaten into the movie's earnings, with fans ostensibly staying home to read the long awaited conclusion to Harry's adventures in lieu of seeing the fifth book depicted in the theater.
At $32.2 million for the weekend, Potter did outpace Hairspray, Friday's other big open. Still, Hairspray fared quite well, coming in third at the box office with $27.8 million--making it the biggest box office open for a musical ever.
Source: Yahoo. Posted 07.22.07 by reelz
It's all about alternative lifestyles at the Cineplex this weekend, with Adam Sandler playing it gay in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and John Travolta donning a dress in Hairspray. Do either of them have the stuff to take down Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
"Better than I expected it to be...the least painful Adam Sandler comedy since 1998's The Wedding Singer." [Full Review]
"I thought it ran a little long. But my toes still tapped, and the messages are even good ones--sounds like good entertainment to me." [Full Review]
"Intense and enthralling...director Danny Boyle has crafted a different breed of summer thriller that delivers on all levels." [Full Review]
Also opening this weekend: Cashback and Goya's Ghosts. Posted 07.20.07 by reelz
Ready to party like it's 1962? You'd better be--the big scale musical remake of the Broadway show Hairspray opens this weekend, and John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, James Marsden, Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Elijah Kelley and newcomer Nikki Blonsky all want to see dancing in your movie theater seats.
Check out our Hairspray page for complete coverage of the no-longer-so-cult classic--including a review of the movie, our interview with Christopher Walken, clips, photos, and more! Posted 07.18.07 by reelz
Spider-Man 3 isn't the only big summer movie with tons of cool clips up on the net.
If you haven't seen it already, take a look at the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It looks like our boy Harry really is growing up. Also, check out the latest trailers for Ocean's 13, Hairspray and The Bourne Ultimatum. Posted 04.27.07 by reelz