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Movie buzz: Jack Black goes bowling

Actor Jack Black attends the Premiere Of Universal

Actor Jack Black attends the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Bridesmaids" at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. (April 28, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

WHO Jack Black

THE DEAL The rocker-comedian may reteam with director Richard Linklater ("School of Rock") for a movie about professional bowling, according to the Los Angeles Times. Black confirmed that his role would be inspired by a real-life figure but stopped short of naming Pete Weber, a colorful and controversial PBA champion with a history of divorces and drinking. The film would mark Black's third collaboration with Linklater following the dark comedy "Bernie," in which he played a gay mortician. Black also announced that his next album with Kyle Gass as Tenacious D will be a vinyl-only, jazz-oriented release influenced by Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis.

WHO The Beatles

THE MOVIE "Magical Mystery Tour"

THE DEAL The Fab Four's most famous flop was this one-hour television movie, which first aired on the BBC in 1967. Despite its fashionably psychedelic imagery and now-classic soundtrack ("The Fool on the Hill," "I Am the Walrus"), the movie was savaged so mercilessly that Paul McCartney later apologized for it.

Nevertheless, the film remains a valuable artifact for Beatlemaniacs. A digitally restored Blu-ray version screens this weekend with three local Beatles experts -- Tony Traguardo, Rob Leonard and Mitch Axelrod, of the Internet talk show Fab4Free4All -- in attendance.

INFO Sunday at 1 and 7 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $11. 631-423-7611;

THE EVENT Gold Coast International Film Festival

THE DEAL David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" and Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," are among the highlights of the second annual Gold Coast festival. The lineup, announced this week, includes "Bad Parents," a comedy starring Janeane Garofalo as a soccer mom; "One Track Heart," a documentary on the Roslyn singer known as Krishna Das; and the black comedy "Bliss," from acclaimed German director Doris Dörrie. Valley Stream's Edward Burns will accept the festival's Artist of Distinction Award and attend the premiere of his latest film, "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas."

INFO Oct. 22-28 at venues around the North Shore. For tickets and information, go to

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