• We're old enough to remember when movies didn't come out on video until years after their theatrical run. (And we're also suckers for how Disney will bring old classics "out of the vault" for re-releases.) So we felt a tingle down our spine when Warner Bros. revealed today that they'll stop shipping DVDs of the "Harry Potter" movies after December 29. Don't worry, though: There will still be plenty of copies of "Green Lantern" available. [Deadline]
• Composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated for nine Oscars, winning one for ________? (Right, "The Lion King.") Although he might have been nominated this year for "Rango," he's announced he's not going to submit himself for consideration. "I just want to sit it out," he says. Here's what we have to say about that. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Esteemed film critic Pauline Kael will be the featured lady in two books coming out this week: "The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael" and a biography called "Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark." If you're on the shelf about the biography, The Hollywood Reporter has an excerpt from the book that covers the time in the late '70s when she decided to leave The New Yorker to become a Hollywood executive working for Warren Beatty. Spoiler alert: It didn't go well at all. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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