12/12/2005

Brokeback Mountain has phenomenal opening

From The Advocate:

The long-awaited film version of writer Annie Proulx's cowboy love story, Brokeback Mountain, opened December 9 to long lines of moviegoers in three cities. By the end of the weekend it had broken box-office records and carried home some of the first major prizes of the year-end season.
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"This is an astonishing accomplishment and a real testament to how this film is connecting with audiences," said Neil G. Giuliano, president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. "Brokeback Mountain is truly a remarkable event, and its journey and impact are just beginning."
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The critical reception to the movie has been glowing since its debut in September at the Toronto Film Festival, where it won the top prize, and on Saturday the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named it the best film of the year. The group also gave Lee the best director prize. Gyllenhaal and Ledger did not win acting honors from LAFCA, which went to another actor in a gay role: Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in the film Capote.


Saw another movie this weekend that surprised me: D.E.B.S.

It was cheesy and funny, but definitely an under-the-radar lesbian movie. A good description for it: Charlie's Angels meets Bound! WOW!

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