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5 Reasons to Watch Zom-Rom-Com Film, Warm Bodies

Attention romantic comedy and zombie film buffs: Here’s a treat for you.

This zombie romantic comedy (zom-rom-com, for short) film entitled “Warm Bodies”  is written and directed by the young and promising Jonathan Levine, who brought us “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” and “50/50.”

  • Its plot is fresh, although the setting is familiar – almost lifeless America. At least zombies are not limited to grunting and attacking. They are trying to connect with humans. They have a heart.
  • Attractive and deep, lead character “R,” portrayed by Nicholas Hoult, is reminiscent of protagonists like Edward Cullen (Twilight). He falls for Julie, played by Teresa Palmer, the human girlfriend of one teenage boy he attacks.
  • The fun trailer is presented at the lead character’s point-of-view. Drives you curious whether the film would give justice to it.
  • Finally, “Warm Bodies” is adapted from the novel written by Isaac Marion. Love the book? Then you might be interested to check out Levine’s treatment to it.

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International Movie Fests that Celebrate LGBT to Watch this Month

ImageAfter reading essays from famous theologists Kosofsky Sedgwick, Judith Butler, and Lauren Berlant, it influenced me to narrow down a list of great film festivals to see this August. As an avid supporter of gay Community and Equal Rights in the University, I am proud to kick off with pride raising the emblematic rainbow flag of LGBTs by making a compilation of best movie galas to watch out in different states and regions across the world that aims to elevate queer visibility, understanding, appreciation and awareness through motion pictures.

Gaze: Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Dublin, Ireland | August 2-6, 2012
http://www.gaze.ie/films.aspx

Entzaubert Queer D.I.Y Film Festival
Berlin, Germany | August 2-5, 2012
http://entzaubert.blogsport.de/

North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF)
Durham, North Carolina, USA | August 10-19, 2012
http://www.carolinatheatre.org/ncglff

Vancouver Queer Film Festival
British Columbia, Canada | August 14-26, 2012
http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/

Louisville LGBT Film Festival
Kentucky, USA | August 16-19, 2012
http://www.louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com

Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival Cruise
Alaska, USA | August 18-25, 2012
http://www.prideoftheocean.com

Gender DocuFilm Fest
Rome, Italy | August 23-25, 2012
http://www.genderdocufilmfest.org/

Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Alabama, USA | August 24-26, 2012
http://almovingimage.org/shout-home.html

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