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DVD Tuesday: Drag queens, road trip, The Adventures of Priscilla...

DVD Tuesday Drag queens hit the road in the surprising Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the DesertTrue confession Until last weekend I only knew The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert from the musical Drew Carey Show episode in which Drew and arch-rival Mimi stage competing dance-offs pitting Rocky Horror Picture Show lovers against Priscilla fans My lossMy excuse I assumed it was a middle-of-the-road drag show like VictorVictoria or La Cages aux Folles and I was wrong The plot is ahem straightforwaword Sydney-based Tick Hugo Weaving -- yes Agent Smith of The Matrix trilogy who does a caberet act under the name Mitzi gets a gig at an upscale casino in Alice Springs He recruits dishy relentlessly provocative Adam Guy Pearce of LA Confidential and The Time Machine who performs as Felicia and his old friend Bernadette Terence Stamp a middle-aged transsexual who just lost her much-younger boyfriend to a freak accident Adam buys an ancient read more

At the Movies: Gwyneth Is Iron Man's Gal

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has joined the cast of Iron Man, playing Virginia "Pepper" Potts, the personal assistant to the title charcter's alter ego, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).... Per Variety, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and General Zod himself, Terence Stamp, are set to join Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway in Get Smart, playing Agent 23 and a villain, respectively. read more

In the Terence Stamp movie ...

Question: In the Terence Stamp movie The Limey, the filmmakers appears to have incorporated clips of an earlier film in which he appeared. Am I right and, if so, what's the name of the movie?Answer: The Limey (1999) cuts back and forth between the present and the past: In the present, aging English gangster — Terence Stamp — cuts a bloody swath through Southern California in search of the truth behind his estranged daughter's death, and in the flashbacks we see snippets of his relationship with his wife and little girl some 30 years earlier. Rather than cast younger actors to play Stamp and his family in flashbacks, director Steven Soderbergh did indeed use scenes from an older movie, read more

Smallville In the WB universe,...

SmallvilleIn the WB universe, this two-hour Smallville qualifies as a movie event. In my little world, they're repeats. Specifically, they are last season's finale and this year's season premiere. Nice try, WB. Jane Seymour tries to kick some Lana Lang butt, that is until Possessed Lana takes charge and stabs Jason Teague's mama with one of those precious stones everyone went all insane over. Speaking of Mr. Teague, it was sad to see him go out the way he did, looking all bloody and stupid in the Kent house. My favorite scene is still the Clark-and-Chloe confab in the hospital at the North Pole: "To me, you're more than a hero. You're a superhero." Yes, I got all warm and fuzzy after she said this, making me the biggest sap on the planet. I'm well aware of this fact. read more

OK, last week's tease was a dead...

Smallville

OK, last week's tease was a dead giveaway as to what was going to happen this week: Clark would turn back into SuperClark, mainly because we saw him "die." As if. So I decided to watch anyway because: 1) I write the Smallville Watercooler. And 2) I'm on an unending quest to spot James Marsters. But for the second week in a row, he's a no-show. (So cold, Smallville. So cold.) What we did get was some Lana and Clark lookin' all googly-eyed-in-love with each other. Later, a cybergeek friend of Chloe's tries to blow up Smallville because he's sick and tired of all the freak-of-the-weeks running around town. Apparently he tries to use one of the 15 or so nuclear missiles located in Smallville, Kan. And how did we find out about those little buggers? Because Jonathan told us, in a clumsy bit of exposition with Detective Frau Far read more

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