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Opening night of the Broadway production of 'David Mamet's A Life In the Theatre' at the Schoenfeld Theatre - Arrivals.

Matt McGrath and David Mamet Tuesday 12th October 2010 Opening night of the Broadway production of 'David Mamet's A Life In the Theatre' at the Schoenfeld Theatre - Arrivals. New York City, USA

The opening night of the Off-Broadway production of 'Charles Busch's The Divine Sister' at the Soho Playhouse - Arrivals

Matt McGrath, Charles Busch and Divine Wednesday 22nd September 2010 The opening night of the Off-Broadway production of 'Charles Busch's The Divine Sister' at the Soho Playhouse - Arrivals New York City, USA

Matt McGrath, Charles Busch and Divine

'Full Grown Men' premiere party held at The Stand

Judah Friedlander, David Ilku, Benjamin Karpf and Matt McGrath - Judah Friedlander, David Ilku, Benjamin Karpf and Matt McGrath New York City, USA - 'Full Grown Men' premiere party held at The Stand Wednesday 25th June 2008

The Impostors Review


Good
A charming and funny farce, obviously the brainchild of Tucci on peyote (or something akin), The Impostors lacks the magic of a film like Big Night, but still makes you smile plenty. A host of indie regulars round out the cast, which features Platt and Tucci as hapless actors stranded on a cruise liner.

The Broken Hearts Club Review


Good
The sad-sack group of gay men have already become a budding Hollywood cliché, but The Broken Hearts Club manages to rise above its otherwise menial trappings to be a better-than-average comedy that's still unabashedly about "being gay," while still carrying broad appeal for everyone.

With a cast largely composed of non-gay men, you'd be surprised how convincing the likes of Timothy Olyphant and Dean Cain are at playing it fey. Olyphant stars as a likeable photographer/waiter looking to focus his life away from destructive one-night relationships and into something more meaningful. His roommate (Cain) is no help, a pretty boy actor who lands anyone he wants in the sack. Coupled with a half-dozen other characters, the fellows hang out at a restaurant & bar called Jack's Broken Heart (run by none other than a hilarious John Mahoney, who spends Saturday nights crooning in an ill-advised drag costume and the weekends managing the worst softball team in West Hollywood).

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Boys Don't Cry Review


Essential
Boys Don't Cry, the first film that I have paid for without the promise of immediate compensation in quite a while, cost me $9.50 for a matinee.

It was worth every penny.

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The Broken Hearts Club Review


Weak

For a gay movie that purports to be about real people -- as opposed to melodramatic stereotypes or comedy caricatures -- "The Broken Hearts Club" comes across pretty contrived.

Not only do the ensemble players include such stock West Hollywood denizens as the bimbo hunk and the queeny cry baby with a jones for redecorating, but these clichés are also introduced immediately following a coffee shop gripe session scene about how gays in the movies are always sex maniacs, confidants to lovelorn women, AIDS victims or friends of AIDS victims.

Writer-director Greg Berlanti (a producer on "Dawson's Creek") doesn't seem to realize he's contributing to this very problem. And he's far too green a filmmaker to be passing judgment anyway. This is his first film and it's riddled with nagging script deficiencies (most of these "real people" don't seem to have jobs) and bad technical calls, like the gratuitous, intrusive and annoying overuse of hand-held cameras.

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