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Kal Penn discusses career combining politics and acting

Kal Penn discusses career combining politics and acting

Between 450 and 500 people came to hear actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn speak at the Phillips Center on Oct. 11, 2017. Penn was interviewed at the ACCENT-sponsored event by Malcolm Gets, a professor of practice in the School of Theatre and Dance at UF. Penn spoke

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Q&A: Ryan Potter

Q&A: Ryan Potter

Sparks: How did you feel about tonight? Ryan Potter: It was amazing. After watching the show, I just got an awesome sense of family here and unity. It really is such a tight knit community between sisters and brothers. Everyone comes from a very similar place of being by themselves,

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“How To Be A MF’ing Gangster” with Actor Justin Chon

Co-author: Nicole Dan of Sparks Magazine Sparks Magazine had the pleasure of talking to Asian American actor Justin Chon, who starred in movies such as The Twilight series, 21 & Over, Man Up and more. The Korean American actor is actively taking on more roles for movies as well as Korean dramas, but

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Doona Bae: The True Bae of Asian Actresses in America

Doona Bae: The True Bae of Asian Actresses in America

From being a businessperson with conflicting values in “Cloud Atlas” and wowing fans as a clone coping with her own existence in “Sense8,” Doona Bae made a mark in American cinema. Claiming a presence on both the big screen and the computer screen, the native South Korean actress is among the most prominent foreign actresses.

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Kung-Fu Hustle – Movie Breakdown

Kung-Fu Hustle – Movie Breakdown

Even in a world of killer musicians and axe-wielding gangs, in Kung-Fu Hustle, there are heroes in everyone: the everyday townspeople, their landlords and the troublemaking losers. Grade: B+ Walking the fine line of absurdity and parody, Kung-Fu Hustle just manages to dodge both, with grace. What some might argue as Stephen

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Film Review: Maybe This Time

Film Review: Maybe This Time

As a self-proclaimed foe of romantic comedies, especially when it comes in the form of Filipino rom-coms, I had reservations when watching this movie. I believe that most romantic comedies, especially the Filipino variety, are full of fluff and unnecessary clichéd drama. This movie was no exception. Maybe This Time centers

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Film Review: White Frog

Film Review: White Frog

Seen as both a comedy and drama aimed at young adults, “White Frog” portrays a family coming together during a time of tragedy. Directed by Quentin Lee, this recent movie features a handful of popular Asian American actors including Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) and BD Wong

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Film Review: Last Life in the Universe

Film Review: Last Life in the Universe

Less is more. That’s the underlying principle that bestows the Thai film, Last Life in the Universe, its quirky and whimsical charm. In this film, inaction speaks louder than words, and oddly enough, it works. Released in 2003, Last Life in the Universe received numerous accolades in Asia and garnered

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