Articles tagged kal penn

8 Apr 2009 // 4:34 AM

The end came quickly for Kal Penn’s character on the popular Fox drama “House” on Monday night. Early in the episode, viewers learned that

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23 Feb 2009 // 9:30 AM

Viewers tend to stick with the predictable

On the surface, Gregory House and Patrick Jane have little in common. One is a pill-popping, emotionally crippled doctor with the worst bedside manner since

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2 Feb 2009 // 2:15 AM

House: 100th Episode

Dr. Miller's decision to choose selfish fulfillment over the greater good somehow instigates small epiphanies for the rest of House's team.

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12 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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HOUSE 8 p.m. EST Tuesdays Fox SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Kal Penn’s character of Dr. Lawrence Kutner on “House” was introduced last season through

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16 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

House

House has proven an unusually zeitgeisty phenomenon: in an era of milky American evangelism, it is unquestioningly anti-religious.

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Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantánamo Bay

As before, the adventures of Harold and Kumar are essentially an illogical, sometimes funny, and most often dead-on tour of U.S. race relations.

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‘Harold & Kumar’ make an encore appearance, at… Guantanamo Bay

John Cho and Kal Penn, who portray the troublemaking twosome at the heart of the 2004 cult hit “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” admit

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27 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Namesake

Whatever else you get out of this movie -- a give-take equation that depends largely on your willingness to follow Nair’s lead -- it’s worth watching for Tabu’s superlative turn alone, which would earn her an Oscar if there were any justice in the First World.

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24 May 2007 // 9:58 PM

Epic Movie (2007)

It's possible that in its brazen stupidity, Epic Movie might be able to tell us something about our cultural landscape that encourages us to get excited about the images with which we're inundated, regardless of their artistic merit.

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Unbridled with Life: Interview with Mira Nair

With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.

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12 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Namesake (2006)

Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.

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22 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

24: Day Six

As 24's sixth day takes shape, it looks as though moral certainty isn't what it used to be.

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22 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.

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22 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

Any movie that engineers a comic hijinksy highlight around Amanda Peet smacking herself into a glass door is not thinking too far beyond surfaces.

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18 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Son of the Mask (2005)

The baby is endowed with awesome powers to shape-shift and abuse every living creature that comes within reach of his chubby little hands.

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30 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Harold and Kumar isn't pushing a political polemic, yet it still manages to be an odd achievement.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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