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UPennLots of Penn Hollywood news happening recently in the movies, on TV, in music and on magazine covers…


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Jon Avnet’s (C’71) film Righteous Kill starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro comes out in theaters today.

Logline: “Two Veteran New York City Detectives hunt a vigilante who may be one of their own.”

Check out the trailer below!

My past posts about Jon here


Executive Producer for Saturn Films, Norm Golightly (C’94, Mask and Wig) debuted Bangkok Dangerous in theater’s last week.

Check out the trailer below.

My past posts about Norm here


Merv Griffin Executive Producer Roy Bank (C’94) will oversee Lifetime “Lisa Williams” show (working title).  Per Variety, it will be “bringing the eponymous medium/clairvoyant back to the network for a week of half-hour episodes starting Oct. 27.”

My past posts about Roy here


Elizabeth Banks (C’96) will be Women’s Health‘s first-ever celebrity cover for the October 2008 issue. Click here to check it out

In a recent interview, it was revealed that it was Liz Banks’ husband Max Handelman’s (C’95, AEPi) idea for her to make THIS brilliant NSFW video:

My past posts about Liz here


Matt Kap’s (C’97) band’s (The Moving Picture Show) song “The Boy Who Lives Backwards” is featured in the season premiere of MTV’s Road Rules Challenge: The Island. It was played at the end of the show when the cast decided to vote off one of their own. Check your local listings for the show’s reairing.

Listen to “The Boy Who Lives Backwards” here:

The story behind the song?   Per Matt:

“The Boy Who Lives Backwards” basically came out of a regret. I was going to take some summer classes at NYU and met a girl the first day in the dorm through a friend. She’d had a bad day and her friend wasn’t around so I decided to try and cheer her up. We had a really incredible night but I was so shy at the time and thought she had a boyfriend so I didn’t ask her out. Years later I thought of that while singing a melody and began thinking about regrets we have in life – the person we didn’t kiss, the bully on the playground we didn’t stand up to, the clever comebacks that we wished we’d said in an argument and that’s what the song is about. It also really reminds me of New York City in the fall which is my favorite time of year.”

Check out Matt’s performance at our very own Pennfest 2007:

My past posts about Matt here

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