Dinner and a Classic or Cult Movie has Never Been more Fun than at The Metrograph – NYC

By: Steve V. Rodriguez Catching a flick used to be a fun outing with friends until over hyped blockbusters and umpteen sequels dominated our multiplex cinemas, plus it now seems like one needs to allot 25 extra minutes for too many trailers and commercials. Thank goodness for the current trend of offering customers an experience […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest: AIDS-Themed “Pushing Dead” Pushes Envelope Between Comedy and Drama by Kevin M. Thomas

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Here’s a funny one for you. A struggling writer with HIV is dropped from his health plan and is unable to fill his prescriptions due to his meager income. This seemingly dark film, “Pushing Dead,” is actually also a funny comedy and was one of the best films at San […] Click to read more »

Road Trip “Retake” Likely to Be a Highlight at LA’s Outfest

By Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Thank goodness Tuc Watkins wasn’t available for the interview I did for the movie “Retake.” I caught up with his co-star Devon Graye as well as director/writer Nick Corporon, cinematographer/co-writer Collin Brazie and producer Sean Mandell when they were at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival and on their way to […] Click to read more »

A Chat with Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Dancers for their New Film, STRIKE A POSE

The year was 1990 and I was obsessed with Madonna and her Blonde Ambition tour. When her tour wrapped, many, like myself were blessed with the iconic and groundbreaking documentary, “Truth or Dare”. The film was the first of it’s kind and definitely paved the way for reality television as we know it today. I’m […] Click to read more »

Love Among the Rich & Famous Has Its Price As Discussed with the Makers of “Those People” at LA’s Outfest By Kevin M. Thomas

We’ve all seen it before. Charming young man on New York’s Upper East Side has trouble coping in the real world even though he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. The movie “Those People” teases us with learning more about that life of the rich and famous but also shows how silver […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest Highlight: “That’s Not Us” is A Lot Like Us By Kevin M. Thomas

Whether we care to admit it or not, we’re all a lot like the characters in “That’s Not Us,”  screening at Los Angeles’ Outfest LGBTQ film festival July 14. We caught up with the writer and two of its stars, whom all seem to have bonded and became friends while making this movie even though […] Click to read more »

Oakland “Dykes” Journey to LA to Discuss LGBTQ Content Taking Over the Web by Kevin M. Thomas and Vivian Meade

We had to arm wrestle over it, but we made a compromise. My associate Vivian Meade and I both love Oakland and when we saw that “Dyke Central” was screening episodes at SF’s Frameline and joining in a panel at LA’s Outfest, we had to talk to them.  So Vivian got to do the on-camera […] Click to read more »

Docs and Features Add Universal Appeal to This Year’s Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Outfest Film Festival starts July 9  in Los Angeles and it seems there is definitely something for everyone who is LGBTQS – the “s” is for straight. While there are still dozens of films I’ve yet to see, I thought I would share some of the narrative features and documentaries that are standouts. Many of […] Click to read more »

Australian Film Enjoys Some “E” at LA’s Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Louse Wadley is floating on cloud “e” with the success of her film “All About E,” playing at LA’s Outfest on July 12. Wadley is not only excited by the warm reception her film has received in the U.S., but she’s amazed at seeing how far it’s come as she is the first woman whose […] Click to read more »

A Film is Reborn: New Cut of “54” Brings Sex, Drugs and Grit to Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Remember when DVDs were first released and they had director’s commentary and extra footage. How exciting. We realized after awhile, there was a reason those scenes were cut- they added nothing to advance the plot and often simply inane. Since then, the interest in “director’s cut” has greatly diminished. But “director’s cut” gets a whole […] Click to read more »