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Relax... It's Just Sex!

Relax!! Its not a movie about graphic sex. It may start with that but the movie has much more to it. It has comedy, satire, issues, friendship and yes, a tear here and there. Overall it s a very good movie to watch.  The movie is around a group of friends headed by Tara (whom everyone knows as gossip monger or local newspaper if you may). She is Vincey's fag hag who is single and is desperately looking for love and thinks that the next man whom he hooks up with is going to be his boyfriend. Sarina and Megan are lesbian couple who separate after Megan has a straight encounter with Sarina's second cousin. Sarina then movies in with another butch lesbian who always had hots for her and she thinks that her love will rekindle. Tara' boyfriend Gus is also apart of this group and is completely comfortable with everything. His brother Javi has just found out he is HIV positive. His friends are all supportive of it and he moves in with his new lover. Oh! then we also have this perfe

I Think I Do

Its finally so good to see a few likable gay movies. I had been thirsty to watch them after a series of really bad films. This one is exactly what I look forward from a film. A little bit of love, comedy, romance and madness and this film fit the bill perfectly.  Six university housemates are brought together after a gap of few years for a wedding. Bob and Brendan have been best of buddies. Bob had huge crush on Brendan which a few girlfriends knew. Bob now has a soap opera star Sterling as a boyfriend who is visiting with him. Sterling likes the idea of wedding, getting settled and theme parties. Brendan is now a teacher in Boston who has come out to their friend Eric but no one else. Sara, who had crush on Brendan is hoping to unite back with him and get laid. Brendan is not sure how he feels about Bob now. Meanwhile, the bride Carol is totally not bothered by her wedding. Her mom is doing al the planning. She is so carefree that she invites all the friends for a after party in their

Open Cam

I now seriously need to rethink my whole strategy of gay films. Of late, barring a few films here and there, most of the gay films that I have seen are nothing but a major disappointment. Needless to say that this film just adds to that list. A young artist Manny spends a lot of his time on internet chat with webcam when he is not working or hanging with friends, keeping his physical encounters anonymous to avoid personal disappointment. On the Internet chat line (using 'open camera') some murders are captured and a detective Hamilton takes over the investigation. The detective and Manny had a fling a few weeks back. When Manny's friends (or ex tricks) begin to fall victim to the serial killer on the Internet, Hamilton moves in with Manny to protect him, and it is in this living situation (a very physical arrangement) that the serial killer is finally caught on camera and in person. Who it turns out was dramatic, stupid and just stupid again. I mean common guys grow up. An

Were The World Mine

Finally a funny and a very interesting film. When I found out that the film was sort f musical, I had my reservations, but they turned out to be totally wrong. The music was just perfect amount and it represented a state of mind or action and gelled perfectly well with the mood of the film. More on that later. Timothy is an openly gay student who is picked upon by everyone in the school Rugby team. As part of annual drama festival, all students are made to mandatorily participate in the Shakespeare's Midnight's Summer Dream play. The drama teacher is this mysterious lady whom we dont know anything about. The play has a fairy named Puck can sprinkle a magic elixir into someone's eyes, causing that person to fall madly in love with the first person they lay eyes on. When Timothy is practicing for the play, he somehow tries to understand a very deep meaning of the Shakespearean English and manages to make such a elixir. He accidentally tries it on his straight friend who imme

Gay In Amsterdam (Dutch)

A catchy title and a decent looking starcast. Its been awhile since I watched a foreign language film and that why I picked up this one having no faintest idea what it was about. It was different, weird, over the top at times. In short bad Max and Pascal are a couple living together in Amsterdam. Max is a successful TV producer and Pascal is a soap star and a wannabe Hollywood Actor. Apparently Max had once cheated on Pascal but they are still living together trying to work it out. Enters an American named Guy who is publishing a book on gays and their relationship is again tested. Max and Guy are very attracted to each other and on Max's and Pascals 3 year anniversary, they end up kissing and making out. Pascal freaks out and asks Max to leave. Later Max realizes that guy is just a random guy who all he wants is sex and fun and nothing else. Max realizes his fault and goes back to Pascal. His film is as predictable and cliched as it can get. Pascal hag fag hag who helps in. Max is

Sun Kissed

If someone tells me hat this one was supposed to be artistic, then that is crap. What use is the art if at every 5 minutes in the film, the where is completely confused as to where the film is going (present, past, future). While watching you can try so hard to analyze hat this might be something that protagonist is thinking but still the movie just ends and you are still left with your questions and no answers. Teddy, a budding novelist, has traded the big city for his professor's desert home in California to work on completing his first novel. There he meets Leo, the estate's handsome young caretaker who shows Teddy the ropes of living in the arid wilderness. Teddy is instantly smitten by Leo's sexy and casual demeanor. He stats falling for him. Considering the fact that the two men are all alone in middle of nowhere, its not long before that Teddy seduces him and they end up in bed together. Here starts al the confusion. We suddenly see that Teddy has finished his book

Nous étions un seul homme (French) [We Were One Man]

Sometimes there are very good intentions behind making a certain film, people do a good job of acting, the premise is good but even then the end product leaves out that something extra special that could have alleviated the films ranking to a better status. This film can be counted as one of those films. Everything going for the film is good, different and humane but there is something about he way it is handled that leaves us asking for more. Time is World War 2. A frenchman Guy lives all by himself in woods and has a very vague history. He says he has been raised by cows. He has a girlfriend Jenine but for the larger part of it, he is very weird, his activities are weird and involve him and only him. He one day finds a wounded German soldier Rolf, whom he takes home and nurses. Rolf recovers, but Guy won't let him leave, trailing him, grabbing him, challenging him to feats of strength. Rolf stays, and a friendship develops between them. Guy tells Jenine about Rolf, but they must