The toilet stalls of an opera house have a few surprises in store for a gay man who decides to use them to go cruising for a quickie in this new short film by Brazilian director João Dall’stella which recently screened at the 2020 Outfest Film Festival and has been making the festival rounds before that.
Said Dall’stella: “As a director my goal is to make audiences feel exactly what I was feeling at that moment. ‘Stalls’ accomplishes that when time stops for a tap-dancing sequence and when the main character is so eager to get what he wants that he forgets what else is left in the world. The film is a celebration of sexuality and a way audiences can discover a whole new world.”
The short, which was filmed in Warner Grand Theatre in California in the same bathroom where Madonna famously shot part of her infamous book Sex, stars Andrew Ableson (The Gymnast, The Polar Express) and Matthew Jain (“General Hospital”), and is produced by Marc Tarczali and Thayer Juergens. Cinematography by Aakash Raj, editing by Travis Stewart.
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Nurse Ratched costume: DIY items to dress like the Netflix character this Halloween
Created by Evan Romansky and produced by Ryan Murphy, Ratched premiered on Netflix last week. The series serves as an origin story for the infamous Nurse Mildred Ratched, the sadistic antagonist from Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
The intimidating nurse is played by the one and only Sarah Paulson. Other cast members include Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll, and Finn Wittrock.
Along with an all-star cast, the series has incredible costumes, sets, and production value. Sarah Paulson and Sharon Stone wear some fabulous outfits on the show, and it makes me wish that some aspects of 1940s and 1950s fashion would make a comeback.
If you want to dress up for Halloween as one of the characters from the new Netflix show, then we’ve got you covered.
1. Women’s Vintage Tea Dress with Cap-Sleeves
The sunny dress featured in the pilot is simply phenomenal. Who knew Sarah Paulson looked so good in yellow! This dress we’ve shared comes in a plethora of patterns and colors, so you can do your own spin on the famous nurse’s outfit. You can get this dress on Amazon for anywhere between $19.99 and $27.99.
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2. ‘50s Hat Pillbox Hat
Clearly, Ryan Murphy loves a monochrome look. The yellow outfit that Ratched wears in the first episode is awesome, so you might as well grab a hat to go with your dress! This hat comes in a variety of colors, so you can mix up the color scheme if you want. You can get it on Amazon for $8.99.
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3. ’50s Fitted Pencil Dress
All of the nurses at Lucia wear these lovely blue dresses. It probably wasn’t very comfortable to wear while treating patients all day long! The blue color looks amazing with the color scheme of Ratched, and a lot of the characters on the show wear them. You can get this dress on Amazon for anywhere between $9.37 and $32.98.
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4. 5-Piece White Nurse Hat and 10 Pins for Dress Up
To go with your nurse outfit, make sure you get an old fashioned nurses cap! These little hats look more like a folded up napkin than anything else, but wearing one will be essential to your Ratched Halloween costume. You can get this set of five hats, including 10 hairpins, for $13.99.
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5. Women’s Long Sleeve Faux Fur Coat
If you want to do your best Lenore Osgood impression this Halloween, then an extravagant fur coat is a must. Sharon Stone wears several iconic outfits in the first season, but I thought her all-white look with the gold belt was the best. You might want to grab a monkey stuffed animal to really complete the look! You can get this coat on Amazon for between $37.99 and $46.99.
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Despite It All, Avatar 2 Has Wrapped Production
For most Hollywood filmmakers right now, a shooting day is the true unobtanium. But self-proclaimed King of the World James Cameron has managed to call “that’s a wrap!” in the age of coronavirus. He has announced that, despite numerous obstacles, the sequel to his 2009 mega-success Avatar is 100 percent done filming, and the third installment in the series is about 95 percent complete.
The visionary sci fi director appeared on a video call with his old cybernetic pal Arnold Schwarzenegger for the Austrian World Summit, part of the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative. Other speakers include the U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, Prince Charles, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jane Goodall, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and others.
Cameron’s return to Pandora has been met with eight different release day changes, but his crew in New Zealand have come out the other side. “We lost about four and a half months of production,” he said.
“We’ve rolled around one more full year for a release in December of 2022,” he said. “Now that doesn’t mean I have an extra year to finish the film,” he added, lest physical fitness enthusiast Schwarzenegger think his old boss would then sit on the couch eating Pringles and streaming Pluto TV. “The day we deliver Avatar 2 we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3.”
The 2009 film Avatar was the first to surpass the $2 billion mark at the box office. It also ushered in a now mostly-abated resurgence of 3D filmmaking. Its final $2,790,439,092 tally was eventually surpassed in worldwide gross by Avengers: Endgame, by a little over seven million. (Cameron can lick his wounds, though, knowing he doesn’t just have the silver medal, but also the bronze with a little picture called Titanic.)
In the conversation with Schwarzenegger, which was mostly about climate change and cutting edge technology, Cameron said he was not an environmentalist in the sense of having credentials or a degree, but he considers himself an environmental advocate. Schwarzenegger said that it was Cameron who first brought environmental issues to his attention back in the 1980s when they made the first Terminator film. Cameron discussed the negative environmental impact of eating meat, sharing an anecdote about explaining vegetarianism from a Econ 101 point-of-view to Rupert Murdoch.
Cameron declined to give any story information about the Avatar sequels (or as Schwarzenegger calls it, “Ovitahhh”), citing his “love for the mystery,” but made it clear that his friend Arnold was welcome to come down and see the studio any time. It’s clear that these two men have a great affection for one another.
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Batman vs. Spawn: Who Won Their Crossover Fight?
When Spawn and Batman were brought together, fans got an answer to the longstanding question of which would triumph in a fight.
In 1994, Gotham’s Batman met with New York’s latest brutal vigilante Spawn in an intercompany crossover between DC and Image Comics that joined Batman writer/artist Frank Miller with Spawn creator Todd McFarlane in one violent and entertaining issue. With both vigilantes investigating the same crime, the Dark Knight travels to New York where he meets and fights the former Al Simmons in a battle of discipline, strength, and skill that begs the essential question, who will win: Batman or Spawn?
In Batman/Spawn #1 – which appeared more in line with Miller’s Dark Knight Returns universe than other depictions of the Dark Knight- Batman’s patrol is ended by the attack of a powerful robot. Taking evidence back to the Batcave, Bruce follows the trail to New York City, where his investigation brings him to the alleys where the homeless ramble, drink, and tell stories about the spiritual protector/friend they call “Al”. Their supernatural guardian makes himself known when Spawn stops two men from lighting a homeless man on fire, seeing justice in using his powers to ensure they burn instead. Witnessing a murder firsthand, Batman introduces himself to Al with his usual dramatic entrance and an attack that might as well ring the bell on their fight.
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In the beginning, Batman’s usual attempts to incapacitate a foe do nothing as Al shows superhuman strength, stamina and dexterity. Realizing he doesn’t have to hold back his punches, Bruce unleashes his batarangs while continuing to pummel Spawn with little to no effect. Spawn cheats a little by using his precious magic to make himself strong enough to beat up Batman. Realizing he’s overpowered, the Dark Knight retreats temporarily while both men attempt to heal and lick their wounds, Batman taking the defeat the hardest when he realizes Spawn was holding back.
The two vigilantes confront each other later but instead of acting rationally or answering each other’s questions, Miller writes his Dark Knight like an obsessed bully dying for some payback. Wearing a gauntlet that augments his strength and healing, Batman pummels Spawn back until he decides to fight dirty, each hero wasting more time and energy to the point where they’re on the ground hurling insults in between gasps. This rematch ends in a draw when two cyborgs show up and attack Batman. Spawn is forced to use his magic to not only destroy the murderous machines but also to heal Batman’s body. Batman and Spawn begrudgingly work together against their common enemy, accomplishing their goal of saving New York from a nuclear missile. Batman gives Spawn a laundry list of things he doesn’t like about him and promises that they’ll meet again, and this time the Dark Knight will be victorious. Instead of being a good sport, Miller’s Batman continues to be unable to admit Spawn has won, proving Al is also the better man by ignoring Spawn’s compliments, honesty, and offer to bury the hatchet. Instead, he hurls a batarang at Spawn’s face.
Originally it was believed that Spawn chose to sew up the resulting scar with a pair of shoelaces, although this was retconned later. The shoelaces themselves would become a powerful magical artifact that was coveted by one of Spawn’s allies but besides that, the events of this crossover were never mentioned even by the second Batman/Spawn crossover later that year. Although one can argue that Spawn cheated more than once in his fight against Batman, the Dark Knight’s behavior is so over-the-top and uncharacteristically aggressive that you have to award Spawn the win, if only because he was the only one to emerge with his dignity intact.
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