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On a recent bout of downloading I fell across a random recommendation by some IMDB-esque site telling me to give this flick a try and it fell into the back of my catalogue for about a month until last night- when stricken with a bout of temporary insomnia I decided to give this romantic comedy a chance. Wait, did I say romantic comedy? Yeah, that’s what one might assume from the title and first 10 minutes or so, but by the end of the movie’s opening sequence, a solemnly macabre net is cast over this entire flick that remains heavy throughout until thrill and action take over by the end.

“All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” is a thriller that takes the archetype of teen-slash with hot teens, booze, a secluded ranch house and a “Ten Little Indians” knock off of characters in order of whoriest to protagonist BUT (wait for it) this movie does it very well. Searching for a YouTube clip of this flick I found out the movie has been rife with issues of production and distribution conflicts- apparently strongly due to a lack of anything resembling an all-star cast. Still, the only thing that matters to this movie- and you once you start watching it- is the gorgeballs lead actress- Amber Heard- who plays the title character Mandy Lane to perfection. Clearly a total mo, I still had a bit of a feelin’ down there every time Amber pulls out her ridiculously perfect blond hair and shows how hot girls can be sans make up. Don’t worry though- this movie isn’t just for the bi-boys out there, there’s a ton of blood and high thrill moments to propel through this well-wrought script of twists and turns.

Click through to see the rest of the review and the Trailer

Coming off my trip to LA-LA-Land with Donovan and local writer Alex, I decided to write about my favorite online blogger of all things celeb/salacious. Introduced to this YouTube sensation about two years ago, this is the first site to make it to my iPhone Safari bookmark list every time I fail at jail-breaking my phone’s newest firmware update and completely lose all my saved info. A genius of humor and sassy gayocity at its best, you have to take the time to check this fellow homo out!

Michael Buckley is an East Coaster (though you’d swear he lived in the heart of LA from what he reports) doin’ it right on YouTube. Not happy to ride one clip to viral status, this four-eyed cutie has had over 13,500,000 channel views on his station “What The Buck” and has more than 700,000 subscribers. Jesus Christ! No, not JC, actually, it seems Mr. Buckley is slightly more famous these days than our savior has been :P If you’re one of the 18 gays out there who doesn’t know who or what this man does, here he is: trashing and exposing the most ridiculous acts of the Lohans, Olsens and Kardashians on a tri-weekly basis!

Click through to see the Best of Buck Hollywood and read about my “online encouter” with him

Arriving about 8 hours too late to the set of the Price is Right (no joke, those “we love bob barker” blue hairs line up at SIX AM for noon tapings!), fellow writers Donovan and Alex and I figured we’d adventure down the coast a bit from the gay-bour-hood to find some patio action for our lunch. Loving the promenade on Santa Monica- mostly for the Pink Berry as far as Donovan is concerned- we headed South West and found ourselves in front of the luxurious and beach-hugging Huntley Hotel. The entrance smacks you with a little too much fresh flower waft but once you get accustomed to the “grandma’s house”-esque scent, you see how severely underdressed you are. That is assuming you walk in wearing flip flops and a vintage T with a sailboat on it like I did ;) But, the staff will kindly direct you to the elevator and right up to the top of the hotel where the appropriately named restaurant “Penthouse” can be found.

We got there mid-day on a Monday so the clientèle was few and varied: some “hardy, midwesterners” up for the week because Disney must have had some 4$ off coupon, a couple business meetings about something too boring for this nosey writer to care to listen in on and a woman who had spent more time getting ready that morning than it took us to drive there from 60 blocks away. Basically, my worries about my faded shirt and open toe shoes quickly flew by the wayside. Sitting in a booth for 6, the three of us spread out along the South-West facing window and had a spectacular view of the Santa Monica promenade and the beach going off into a Steven King-esque mist. The view is definitely a big seller for this place and it was agreed upon that it would make a killer birthday venue to rent out and go nuts at 20 stories above the streets. White walls, white upholstery, white settings, the place was a scene from an 80s soap opera “I’m having a near death experience and am dinning in heaven with my dead Grandpa” shot- but a little less kitsch ;)

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Receiving the news update from fellow writer Topher yesterday about the recent arrest of a 54-year old man who met an underage boy for an inappropriate sexual encounter through the smart phone application Grindr, I immediately rushed to my comp to type of a response to the ridiculous Vancouver Sun (clearly run by mom’s and straights) article. Unfortunately, my best friend and owner of Homorazzi, Patrick, had beat me to the punch. Scanning through his editorial, I realized that he had essentially agreed with the demand to “make changes” and “find out where things went wrong with this app” and unfortunately- like most of the commenters on the article- I have to disagree. Realizing that I could have simply posted my two cents at the bottom of the article, I decided to do a full post instead as I’m the birthplace of things Grindr on this site and since my first article about it has seemed to place me in a “representative role” for them (see huge string of comments on past article).

Let’s start off with this issue of “any kid can be raped on here” insinuation from the less-than-informed (again, clearly mother of 4) Corporal of the North Vancouver police department: come on! Topher explained away the “loophole of anonymity” offered by the app by explaining that in order to download an app you first must offer up a credit card number to enable your iPhone to access them so right there you’re either old enough to be on Grindr or your parents trust you enough to give you their’s or to co-sign for one with you. Right there you’re either clear of any underage issue or you have permission of your parents to make decisions for yourself, and if those choices end up with you cruising gay sites then they’re partially to blame as well of course. Second is this notion from the Vancouver Sun that GPS location software in the app is the reason predators can hunt our children down… bitch please. What most people don’t know is that Grindr fully allows you to deactivate the distance approximator on the app so you fully control if others can see how far from them you are. Furthermore, the distance quoted when you do allow others to see it is at a plus/minus of about 250 feet so unless your hanging out in mowed cornfields, no one can tell which house/apartment/building you’re in from the distance mark alone. You have to make the decision yourself to send them a google maps location of your exact locale- no one can access that without your permission.

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Don’t ask me why in the world I thought anyone would particularly care to see or hear about this Rococo work from 1717… but I think the recent TV episode of “Supernatural” and its pagan roundup of old timey gods got me into the nostalgic mood for all things nerdy and high school for me and this painting is definitely one of them. Taking Art History AP in Grade 12 (to be honest, I think I just wanted to be Shannon Doherty from “Charmed” and appraise art all day and fight monsters at night ;) I learned about the Rococo period halfway through the course. It was a period around the early 1700s in France when paintings were pink, bright and opulent. So why the hell do I like it?

Well, as likely the most steadfast atheist of the cast, I was interested to see this work- entitled “Pilgrimage on the Isle of Cythera” by Antoine Watteau – because it has such an afterlife feel to it… Actually, the characters are walking off the Cythera: the land where Venus, the god of love, was suppose to be born. Regardless, the colors and sheer bliss of it for some reason spoke to me when I saw it in my textbook, and one day when back in France I will have to make my way to the Sully where it’s being kept. Nerd of a post I know… maybe I’ll show you some of my darker painted favs if Donovan and Patrick don’t kick me off the site for this one.

“Home Movie”: A Flick to Make You Flinch!

In: Adam, Videos
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Realizing that I’ve been “all about my movies” these days, I feel I should explain it’s kind of a celebration of my finishing my first year: to veg and catch up on all those random movies I never had time for previously. Since anyone who knows me knows I’m basically non-stop viewing the latest releases, what this new found free time means is hitting up the randoms of the bunch, and this latest one is definitely on that list. Without even a single review on Rotten Tomatoes- no easy feat- “Home Movie” is more than just some grad student’s film school project: this flick has some names and a serious script to back it up. Staring Cady McClain (I know, who the hell is that… she’s a soap star from “All My Children” and “As the World Turns”), wait don’t click away yet!! This one also has “Heroes” sexy star (and husband of the Dixie Chicks lead singer- I can’t believe she beat me to him!) Adrian Pasdar who brings both his toothy, warming grin to a role that requires some extreme emotions as he bounces from manic to depressed, through drunk and back to hopeful again… before he lands in terrorized that is.

Accurately titled, “Home Movie” is a collection of personal, family moments caught on tape by the shutter-bug pastoral father of his young blond boy and girl and his gorgeous, doctor of a wife. As time progresses, we- and the couple- realize that more and more, these kids ain’t alright. I know what you’re thinking: the children are crazy, the parents are blind to it, let’s just fast forward to the “Hostel” scene… but if that were the case, I wouldn’t have bothered you with this. The film is essentially a mix of “Strangers”, “Blair Witch” and “Children of the Corn” as we are horrified in every clip, watching the father catches his “family at their best.” But, where’s the hook you ask?

Click through to see this spooky-ass trailer!

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Sitting at home, pre-recuperating before a night of drinks, hockey, Club 560 debauchery and then more drinking, I decided to pop in an old favourite. Of course by “pop in” I mean download an 8GB bluray version of a fav sci-fi: “Sunshine”. This movie came out in 2007 and didn’t exactly explode on the big screen but certainly had a strong cult following… NOW, before you click away assuming “cult following” is a term reserved for movies like “Texas Chainsaw” and “Apocalypse Now”, know that this flick has a cast of young heavy hitters and graphics and a thriller soundtrack to back up this now stop ride into space and insanity… sounds good right? ;)

Stocked with “Fantastic Four’s” fantastically sexy Chris Evans, sexy (but not at all my type) “Red Eye’s” Cillian Murphy and “Damages” tv’s best understated scheming bitch du moment Rose Byrne, this movie is led into battle by “28 Days Later’s” director Danny Boyle so you know it’s gonna be a spooky one! Basically, it’s years in the future and the sun is dying so Earth’s last chance is to send a team of scientists (a bit sexier than probably populates the current staff at NASA) to the sun with a special bomb to explode our big yellow star into a newborn one that will heat the world for years to come. Of course, something happens mid-flight and the movie turns from nerd-venture into freaky-deaky explorations of the insanity of the human psyche. This is one to watch!!
Click through to catch the trailer for this gorgeous film

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As you may or may not know, with a little help from a local bartender about a year ago, I was early to jump aboard the Grindr craze as it swept our sexually rambunctious country. Not wanting to go through that ridiculously laboured effort to create ANOTHER online profile, upload 9 pics, describe myself in 400 words, consider my perfect first date and wait a couple days to be confirmed as a “real person”, the Grind option to set up my sex-searchin’ “nic and pic” in less than a minute was monstrously appealing. Feeling much the same, homos in Vancouver and from there virally (pun intended ;) across the globe began downloading this app like crazy and the creators now boast over an astounding 500,000 users on there today! BUT, with that expansion and wide-spread acceptance, so comes greater scrutiny and responsibility.

Likely realizing that merely clicking “Yes, I am over 18″ as you download and install this app doesn’t exactly fulfill all legal requirements of pseudo-porn distribution to the masses, the boys at Grindr have instituted a strict new set of rules concerning the viewable content we can post. The changes affect both the main pic we use to bait the boys with and the sometimes sexy self-description we type up to accompany it. Where originally waving your engorged peter around was about the only thing you could do to raise a red flag with the boys in tech support, there’s now a list of no-no’s that’ll get your words or pictures yanked. Don’t worry, you’re not getting “banned for life,” but the delay in gettin’ your new and “approved” picture up might unfortunately be the difference between you catching that 450 feet away “musclejock45″ before the boy around the corner from you snatches him up. Read on to find out exactly what’s kosher and what’s not to properly set up/adjust your profile…. some of the new rules are actually pretty hilarious :P

Click through to read the newest Grindr laws and my take on em!

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