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Film & TV

Stark raving Mad

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel and following the 1949 film, All the King's Men depicts the rise and fall of Governor Willie Stark (Sean Penn) through the eyes of his right-hand man, former-journalist Jack Burden (Jude Law). Burden follows Stark through his gubernatorial candidacy, and the corruption that follows his ascent to power through demagoguery.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Hungry hungry hellions

Spawned by the filmmaking reality series Project Greenlight, Feast is a pretty unappetizing splatterfest from start to finish.

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Tax evasion man

Haven is an exciting crime thriller set on the Grand Cayman isles. Directed and written by neophyte Frank E.

by 34TH STREET

Naked men (and women) singing

The British comedy Confetti seems to have it all: nudists, tennis-playing freaks and overzealous musical devotees.

by YINKA NEIL

From wharton to hollywood

Very little of Johnny Was is typical, least of all its genesis. Produced and financed by Ben Katz (Wharton and Nursing '01, MBA '02), the film provides a down-and-dirty look at a violent urban ghetto in the United Kingdom - and launches the filmmaking career of a notable Penn grad. With Johnny, Katz, still in his mid-20s, establishes himself as something of a Renaissance man in the independent film scene.

by JEFF LEVIN

I could be your hero baby

Hollywoodland Direted by: Allen Coulter Starring: Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck Rated: R Hollywoodland follows the tragic suicide of George Reeves, television's Superman in the 1950s.

by YINKA NEIL

Kiss and Tell

Zach Braff swept young audiences off their feet in Scrubs and Garden State. This week, Braff - starring in the new romantic drama The Last Kiss, opening tomorrow - discussed music, marriage and his latest film with the editors. Street: As a director from Garden State, was it a relief to go back to acting on film?

by JEFF LEVIN

Hello dahlia

The Black Dahlia Direted by: Brian De Palma Starring: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johanssen, Aaron Eckhart Rated: R A film of murder, obsession, love and deception, Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia is a throwback to the trench coat-sporting detective stories of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

by DYLAN MCGARRY

Everyone's nauseous

Everyone's Hero Direted by: Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre, Colin Brady Starring: Voices of William H.

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Whatever lola wants

While the title is somewhat misleading (sorry, no sex guys), this British comedy/melodrama is surprisingly touching and funny.

by YINKA NEIL

Dreamz 4 eva

If you like your satire obvious and your states blue, you'll love American Dreamz. Picture a country where a bumbling Commander in Chief sees his term in office as a mandate from God and a contest for pop superstardom is tops on television.

by HEATHER SCHWEDEL

Classic 4/20 movies

If you're reading this right now, chances are, you're blazed off your rocker. Since you're incapable of studying or doing anything productive, might as well go out there and rent a classic stoner film because you probably lacked the foresight to get your Netflix cue arranged with 4/20 in mind... Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004): If you're of the Indian/Asian pothead variety, this one's for you.

by STEPHEN MORSE

J'aime ce film

L'Enfant is a French film that has garnered a lot of praise during its recent circuit throughout various prestigious film festivals.

by ASHLEY SIMPSON

Editors' picks

Spring is in the air, bringing along warm weather, short skirts and frat boys lounging in front of their house on couches like they're hot shit.

by 34TH STREET

No selling out here

We all know that entertainers are total sell-outs. Whether your problem is with the Rolling Stones for playing at the Super Bowl or Ice Cube for dropping his N.W.

by BENJAMIN MARRONE

Crash and Burn

It breaks my heart to have to say this, but Freddie Prinze Jr. turned 30 this month. That's right, kids, the guy whose boy-next-door charm made She's All That watchable has hit the big 3-0 ... and he's had one hell of a ride.

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I was meant for the stage

Heather Douglas left Penn in 1995 with a degree in English and dreams of one day becoming an actress.

by VINCE LEVY

Turner classic

Strap on your cowboy boots everyone because Ted's Montana Grill has officially invaded Philadelphia.

by GREG MORAN

Slevin years bad luck

Lucky Number Slevin is a veritable melting pot of film styles, buzz-inducing high concepts and A-list actors.

by MAGGIE HENNEFELD

Take me to your leader

There comes a time for the aging heartthrob to retire his half-buttoned shirt and resign himself to making more family-friendly films.

by APRIL HAIL

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