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Hot Sheet: Week of
March 15

Hot Sheet: Week of
March 15


This week's picks in movies, DVDs, music, theater, and books include Angela Lansbury's return to Broadway and Julia Roberts and Clive Owen doing Hepburn and Tracy.

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Knowing: Oscar-winner and former-serious-actor-turned-prolific-purveyor-of-wacky-nonsense-movies Nicolas Cage has to decode some kid's scribbles about the end of the world. It is reported that Cage does not turn into a flaming skeleton riding a motorcycle in this one. (March 20)

Duplicity: Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star in what will hopefully turn out to be a cool Tracy/Hepburn-turned-corporate spies movie. If only the title weren't so unpleasant to say. It sounds like something your dog leaves on the sidewalk. But then again, Julia does her giant-mouthed Pretty Woman laugh in the trailer. So we're in. (March 20)

I Love You, Man : Paul Rudd needs a best man for his wedding but has no close male friends. This means, of course, that it's time to start dating guys. Does this mean that the movie has to pretend he's not totally cute and hilarious so that it's not over in five minutes? Check out The Advocate 's interview with Paul Rudd, in which he talks about working on this "bromance" flick. (March 20)

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Laughing MattersaEUR|Next Gen: This popular series of queer comedy documentaries introduces us to several up-and-coming gay and lesbian stand-up comics, including Edison Apple , Gloria Bigelow , Ryan Hill , Bridget McManus , and Amy Tee . (March 17)

Degrassi : The Next Generation, Season 7: The always gay-inclusive teen soap from Canada gives Marco (out actor Adamo Ruggiero) some new chances to find love after his boyfriend goes off to Europe to play hockey, while Paige (Lauren Collins) dumps her girlfriend and gets a boyfriend -- who turns out to be HIV-positive. (March 17)

Fashion Victims: In this film-fest fave from Germany, a traveling salesman discovers that his son is not only gay but also in love with the salesman's bitterest rival. Sexy and teutonic mishaps ensue. (March 17)

FirstOUT Internationa l : This collection features five gay-themed short films that won awards at festivals around the globe, including Sistole/Diastole , The Postcard , Mirror Mirror , El Primo, and Le Basier . (March 17)

Milk : After winning Academy Awards for Sean Penn and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, this moving biopic of gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk finds a home on DVD. (out now)

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Easy Come, Easy Go by Marianne Faithfull : Songs by Neko Case, Dolly Parton, and the Decemberists. Cameos by Nick Cave and Cat Power. But the real star? The British rock diva's world weary, been-there-done-that singing. (March 17)

The Quiet Hype by Jupiter Rising : Imagine 2 Unlimited crossed with Black Eyed Peas. Yes, the music of this Los Angeles boy-girl duo is that slick and addictive -- especially the style-conscious social commentary "L.A. Girls." (March 17)

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Leaving India: My Family's Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents by Minal Hajratwala: Perhaps inspired by her family's goddess -- who looks like Marilyn Monroe but wields a fearful scimitar -- Hajratwala's spirited multigenerational memoir doubles as a provocative history of the 20th-century Indian diaspora. What luck we can join the adventure in the company of this gifted lesbian writer, blessed with a poet's voice and a historian's gimlet eye. (March 18)

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Blithe Spirit (Broadway): Noel Coward's 1941 farce about a man who conjures the ghost of his dead wife with the help of a wacky medium returns to Broadway with a dreamy cast led by Rupert Everett (the suave queer icon making his Broadway debut), Christine Ebersole (last seen as both Big and Little Edie in Grey Gardens) , and, as Madam Arcati, the sublime Angela Lansbury. (March 15)

An excerpt from Rupert Everett's autobiography Red Carpet and Other Banana Skins .

The Love of Brothers: Mario Golden's world premiere production tells the story of Rogelio and Sergio, two gay siblings living and loving together in San Francisco. Playing now at New York's legendary off-off-Broadway Theater for the New City (through March 29).

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