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Finding a name, leaving a typecast

Los Angeles – In another daring Hollywood move to break out of being typecast, Kal Penn, best known for his stereotypical stoner lead in “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” takes on the leading dramatic role in the film adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s’s “The Namesake.” In this tale of heritage and self-acceptance, a couple from Calcutta, India moves to New York to raise a family.…

A song for the L-word

In the music business, there is undeniable shame and desperation for a one hit wonder. In the film “Music and Lyrics,” Hugh Grant leaves “Bridget Jones Diary” behind and becomes Alex Fetcher, a 80s pop singer from the group ironically named ‘Pop.’ The talented songwriter (depending on your definition of talent) finds himself without a hit song after his partner stole his award-winning lyric and gave him a fizzling career.…

Q&A: Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton is known for a lot of things. The Arkansas-born bad boy and husband to Angelina Jolie in her pre-Brad Pitt days is best known for playing “the jerk” character in films like “Bad Santa” (2003) and “Monster’s Ball” (2000).…

Beware of this ‘cult’ classic

Don’t ask director Seth Landau about the significance of the mask in his new film, “Bryan Loves You.” On the film’s official Web site, visitors are greeted by a cheap yet menacing mask that is related to the villains in the film.…

Winslet and Co. become children

Kate Winslet and her co-star, Patrick Wilson, sat down with “The Temple News” to discuss their new drama “Little Children,” as well as diversifying film roles and Hollywood hype. “The script was fantastic,” Winslet said.…

Adulterous suburban sex not so hot

If ever the pages of a novel felt like they were being projected onto a silver screen, that film would be “Little Children.” The film has many components found in strong literature: thorough character development, symbolism, a setting that comes to life and even a narrator.…

Scorsese’s new gangsters thrive

Jack Nicholson performing a film scene while wearing a dildo doesn’t sound like a drama. It doesn’t even sound like a thriller. Well, it might thrill some people. But believe it or not, that’s the case in Martin Scorsese’s new gangster drama/thriller, “The Departed.” Co-star Matt Damon told “The Temple News” about his interesting first day on set with Nicholson.…

Movie Review – The Departed

RATING: 5/5 If it doesn’t feel right to laugh at a film with blood splattered on every wall, don’t see “The Departed.” But if you believe that comedy, violence and intense thrills can co-exist in one film, then read on.…

Bringing flicks back to W. Chester

The third annual West Chester Film Festival kicks off Oct. 6, and the event’s public relations director, John Cigler, promises some big changes for this year’s festivities. “We added three workshops run by industry professionals and received more entries from around the country and around the world that are fantastic,” Cigler said.…

‘Scoundrels’ get schooled

Will the nice guy fight for the girl of his dreams? Or will he accept defeat with his tail between his legs? “School for Scoundrels,” set to be released in theaters Sept.…