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  • Shadow and Act
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    New On DVD: 15th Anniversary Edition Of Neil Gaiman AND Lenny Henry's "Neverwhere"

    Despite the fact that it is usually credited exclusively as a Neil Gaiman-created project, BBC2's 1996 sci-fi mini-series Neverwhere was actually co-created with British funnyman Lenny Henry.  The 15th Anniversary Edition DVD of Neverwhere was released in November.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: First Look at Andrew Stanton's John Carter

    Check out the new poster--better than the last one--and first trailer from "John Carter," Pixar writer-director Andrew Stanton's over-budget live-action/performance capture epic based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel about a Civil War vet who winds up on Mars and discovers the planet is inhabited by giant green barbarians. It opens March 12. (See full-sized poster here.)

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Documentation in the time of AIDS

    This week, 2B Magazine features an article about being 30 years old in the 30th year of the AIDS crisis. A handful of writers, including myself, speak about sharing a proximate birthday with the pandemic. As an extension of this discussion, I’d like to briefly outline some of the documents from the AIDS epidemic that I think are imperative cultural beacons. These works inspire rage, desire, and a sense of community. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but pieces that hold special meaning to my personal growth as a queer individual.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    'Make a Movie Like Spike' Screens at USC This Sunday

    This Sunday, December 4th, USC will screen Jamil Walker Smith's docu-style drama Make a Movie Like Spike as part of the the School of Cinematic Arts USC Alumni Screening Series.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At John Hawkes, William H. Macy & Helen Hunt In 'The Surrogate'

    That's right, the Sundance Film Festival is right around the corner, which means just as you're catching up with all of the movies from 2011, there's a whole new batch to get to know in 2012. So prepare for a bunch of images and other promo material in the next few weeks for a handful of films.

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  • The Playlist
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    Steve McQueen Discusses His Short-Hand With Michael Fassbender, The Influence Of Pasolini On 'Shame' And His Fela Kuti Biopic

    Not every filmmaker has a background as a controversial, award-winning artist. But film has always been intrinsic to Turner Prize-winner Steve McQueen's work  -- 1997's "Deadpan," for instance, recreated Buster Keaton's legendary collapsing building stunt in "Steamboat Bill Jr." -- so his movement into feature filmmaking always felt like a natural shift, and it was no surprise that when it came with 2008's "Hunger," it would be one of the most indelible films of that year.

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  • The Playlist
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    Happy Holidays! Adam Shankman To Direct Yet Another Version Of 'The Nutcracker'

    After 1993’s Macaulay Culkin-fronted “The Nutcracker” grossed $2.1 million and last year’s “The Nutcracker 3D” grossed $110,000, there’s absolutely no reason why New Line Cinema wouldn’t think it prudent to line up yet another update of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet. But if you’re starting to think that New Line knows something you don’t, you’re right: They’ve hired Adam Shankman to direct the thing.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Invictus' Scribe Tony Peckham Tapped To Write Rugby-Free 'Twilight Zone' Movie for Warner Bros

    Tony Peckham, who has worked on the scripts for Clint Eastwood's rugby drama "Invictus," Guy Ritchie's period actioner "Sherlock Holmes," and whatever-the-fuck "Book of Eli" was, has been hired by Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way to pen the new "The Twilight Zone" movie, reports Variety. This new "The Twilight Zone" feature is still shrouded in secrecy and still set to be directed by "Let Me In" helmer Matt Reeves.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    VH1 Planning TV Movie About TLC

    VH1 has announced that they're planning to get into the TV movie business with a series of bio-pics about popular pop and hip-hop groups and musicians. The first one off the block will be a TV movie about the music, career, private conflicts, and personal lives of the popular 1990's trio TLC.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: The Ralph Fiennes-Directed 'Coriolanus' Is As Well-Acted As It Is Challenging

    From what little we know of Shakespeare's life, "Coriolanus" was one of his later tragedies; compared to his other works in the same vein, it's one of his more complex ones as well. It doesn't offer us a father betrayed like" King Lear," or a good man undone by his own wants like "Macbeth"; instead, it gives us a Roman general who, in his hunger for war, devours his life -- family, country, honor -- when the world will not let him be a warrior and, instead, insists he be a war hero. Thrust into politics, Coriolanus is a general, then a politician, and then despised by the people who called for his elevation, leading him to ally with his hated Vosican enemy Tullus Aufidus to attack his own homeland in a fit of rage.

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