Fiery ‘Anniversary Present’ making festival debut

I first met writer/director Doug Karr almost two years ago when he started filming Anniversary Present. From the first few minutes that I talked to him I realized that he’s not the kind of guy, or filmmaker, who will ever sit still. Once an opportunity presents itself he’ll be off to work on his next idea. He had already made a name for himself with two previous films, The Straitjacket Lottery and the documentary Lifecycles: AIDS in Malawi, but it was clear from everything he said that Anniversary Present was also part of his goal to take the next step toward longer films and bigger productions.

Paris & ‘Pirates’ top 2007 MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards are an easy sell in terms of entertainment for a Sunday night. Pack the biggest names in music, movies, and television in one room with a throng of fans, apply a funny host, and let them soak together in a silly mess for the next 2 hours. No matter who is up for an award you’re bound to get a few great moments, and last night was no exception as host Sarah Silverman mocked now-jailbird Paris Hilton, and Will Ferrell & Sacha Baron Cohen shared the best on stage kiss.

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Inside Out film fest to ‘entertain, educate and engage’

A stylish crowd gathered at Toronto’s Gladstone hotel recently to soak up the nouveau tavern décor and welcome the line up for this year’s version of the Inside Out Film Festival.

Expected to attract 30,000+ filmgoers to 276 films that examine the GLBT experience from just about every angle possible, Executive Director Scott Ferguson called the range of offerings from all over the globe “an eclectic mix of the avant garde to the accessible”.

The ‘American Idol’ contestant sex tape

Olivia Mojica: welcome to your newfound celebrity status. In case you don’t know her name, Mojica was a little-known contestant from season 2 of American Idol, only making it into the top twenty-four semi-finalists, but a new sex tape that’s about to be released from adult video company Vivid Entertainment could change all that. Olivia, who was dubbed one of the “best of the rest” on the show, apparently filmed an explicit sex tape with her boyfriend when she was just eighteen, and now it’s going public under the title Hardcore Idol.

‘Get Smart’ begins filming in LA

Get out your shoe phones – Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have started production on the comedy Get Smart, the big screen adaptation of the classic TV series of the same name. Yes, it could be one of the most important films ever made. Not buying it? Would you be the believe the most important film being made this month? Still no? How about the most important comedy announcement we heard about this week?