FLICK: In the October issue of Out Ben Foster gives us the scoop on his new thriller, 30 Days of Night, calling it "a stone-cold horror film -- with intelligence." Helmed by Hard Candys David Slade and based on the popular graphic novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a group of vampires who descend upon an Alaskan town as the sun begins to set for -- you guessed it -- 30 days. Bonus: The flick costars the criminally hot Josh Hartnett. See it when it opens in theaters Friday, October 19.
TUNES: Gay fans had reason to rejoice when Julie Taymor, director of Broadways The Lion King, announced she would make a big-screen musical based on the Beatles songbook. It sounds like a risky endeavor, but the soundtrack to her film Across the Universe stays true to the Fab Four's classics while adopting a theatrical sensibility and giving certain songs a welcome overhaul (check out "I Want to Hold Your Hand," remade as an emo anthem, and Bono's "I Am the Walrus"). The deluxe edition of Across the Universe: Music from the Motion Picture hits stores Tuesday, October 23.
TUBE: On the upcoming episode of Ugly Betty, main gay Marc (Michael Urie) gets his very first love interest. Turns out everyones favorite ashmatic fashion assistant is a chubby chaser. In the same vein, flamboyant 12-year-old Justin elicits further questions about his sexuality when he starts dating his first girlfriend. Were going to venture a guess that shell spend a good part of her twenties wondering why all her exes loved musicals so much. Ugly Betty airs Thursday, October 25 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
DVD: The day-to-day adventures of sassy teenage sleuth Veronica Mars were cancelled far too quickly. Check out this Nancy Drew-with-a-vengeances first year of college by picking up Veronica Mars: The Complete Third Season. The final season of the critically acclaimed show--which features an episode in which Veronica's sex tape gets leaked to the internet!--comes out Tuesday, October 23.
BALLS: Maybe there are some bad lesbian tennis players in the world, but we've never heard of them. Those disappointed with this years U.S. Open can look forward to the Bayou Womens Tennis Tournament from October 19-21 in New Orleans, La. For more information, log on to BayouWomensTennisClub.org.