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May 8, 2012 | By Abe Novick
It was prophetic. In March 1941, some nine months before Pearl Harbor, two Jews drew Captain America punching Adolf Hitler right in the face. That inaugural cover of the Marvel comic became such a pop culture icon that it was acted out in the 2011 movie Captain America: The First Avenger. The embodiment of all that was great about America, Cap — like Superman, Batman, the X-Men, and so many other superheroes — was created by a pair of Jews, Joe Simon (born Hymie Simon)
NEWS
April 30, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF
The Avengers is coming. The U.S. box office was overshadowed by events overseas, where the Marvel Comics superhero extravaganza The Avengers made its thundering bow, hammering down $178.4 million in ticket sales, days before opening here this Friday. The film, with Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson, opened in 39 countries last weekend. Domestically, the comedy Think Like a Man, based on Steve Harvey's book, was No. 1 for the second straight weekend, with $18 million.
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April 4, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"WINTER Soldier" has fun with Captain America's status as the squarest Avenger - in this sequel, we learn he hasn't kissed a girl in half a century. Of course, Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) was cryogenically frozen much of that time, but even when he thawed out, his heart belonged to his World War II sweetheart, his "best girl," though he might have to recalibrate his fantasy stats now that his "best girl" is an old lady in a nursing home and he's spending time with Scarlett Johansson, a/k/a Black Widow, a/k/a Natasha, a/k/a cinema's leading unitard wearer, and available.
NEWS
March 6, 1990 | BY DAVE BARRY
If you were to ask me how I came to be running after litterbugs in downtown Miami while wearing bright red women's tights, I would have to say that the turning point was a visit to my optometrist. My optometrist is named Dr. Jeffrey Jeruss, and although he looks like a normal human being, only slightly larger, it turns out that, when it comes to littering, he is - and I mean this as a compliment - insane. So am I. I hate littering. I hate it when you go to a park or the beach, and the day is suddenly destroyed by the arrival of: The Picnic People From Hell.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1998 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
As British secret agents John Steed and Emma Peel fence their way around a tailor's shop (an exhibit of swordplay devoid of even the slightest swash or buckle, by the way), Mrs. Peel explains her cutting-edge work in the field of atmospheric physics: "We were bombarding protons and ions to make antimatter," she explains, clanging steel with Steed. The folks behind The Avengers have come up with something almost as cutting-edge: the anti-movie. A stultifyingly dull re-do of the '60s TV series starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg, The Avengers is a thoroughly inert yarn featuring a frosty, charmless performance from Ralph Fiennes as the bowler-and-brolly-wielding Steed, and a frazzled, charmless performance from Uma Thurman as Mrs. Peel, who is sometimes referred to as Dr. Peel, because of all her work with protons and ions.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2012 | Choose one .
The suits have knocked off the superheroes at the box office. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones' sequel Men in Black 3 debuted as the No. 1 movie over Memorial Day weekend with $55 million domestically from Friday to Sunday. That bumps The Avengers into second place after three blockbuster weekends. The Avengers took in $37 million over the three days to push its domestic total to $514 million and become only the fourth movie to top half a billion dollars. Sony estimates that by the end of the four-day holiday weekend Monday, Men in Black 3 will have pulled in $70 million domestically and $202 million worldwide.
SPORTS
March 20, 2008 | By John Kopp INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tony Graziani was supposed to be firing touchdown passes to Chris Jackson in Los Angeles tonight for the first time since the heralded twosome left the Avengers after the 2004 season. With Graziani out at least three weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee, that won't happen. Backup quarterback Matt D'Orazio will be under center when the Soul (3-0) play the Avengers at the Staples Center. The Avengers (2-1) won't miss Graziani. Before being knocked out of Sunday's game, he had passed for 732 yards and 20 touchdowns.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
LOU FERRIGNO is, of course, best known for portraying the Hulk in various incarnations. The still-muscular actor has also become a Con staple the past two decades and he says he still enjoys every one. "When I was a kid, I didn't have Cons to go to. I was a very lonely child," Ferrigno said. "I would have loved conventions where I could meet celebrities in person. . . . I loved Sean Connery as James Bond [and] if I had the opportunity to meet him as a kid, it would have been very exciting for me. "That's why, today, when I meet these fans of different generations who love the Hulk - when they come up and they're all excited to meet me and I talk about my movies, it's great.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2008 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
"Oh, $#@!" That line is the frequent (and increasingly hilarious) reaction by the Earth-invading Skrulls when going up against the title character in "Deadpool. " It's also likely to be the reaction of fans when they read the first issue of a relaunch starring one of the most popular and controversial creations of the past 20 years. Known as "The Merc With a Mouth," Deadpool possesses the humor, wit and snappy banter of Spider-Man. At the same time, he rivals the Punisher as the most lethal character in the Marvel stable - with dedication to his missions, ability with weapons and tactical skills that are both impressive and frightening.
NEWS
July 2, 1999 | By Sara Sherr, For the Daily News
Sorry, kids. Last week's Warped Side stage contest at the Theater of the Living Arts, seemingly too good to be true (nine bands for three bucks), was postponed at the last minute. The new time and channel, as of this writing, is 8 p.m. Monday at the Pontiac Grille (304 South St., 215-925-4053, $3, all ages). The Rondelles play here so often, they might be considered a local band, and that's fine with me. The now-Washington D.C.-based teen trio returns at 10 p.m. Saturday to the Khyber (56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $6)
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September 3, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evans loves romance Captain America star Chris Evans , who has been described as "easy on the eyes" by at least one film expert, has a soft spot for romantic fare. "I'm such a sap," Evans, 34, tells USA Today. Evans doesn't see himself doing action pics for the rest of his career. "I'm out there throwing that shield and knocking people out at least a few times every couple of years, so when I have some down-time, that's not exactly what I'm looking to keep doing," says the Avengers: Age of Ultron star.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
While such blockbusters as Antman and The Avengers: Age of Ultron rake in box-office gold on the big screen this summer, Flashpoint Theatre Company has staged Lulu's Golden Shoes , Quiara Alegría Hudes' comic-book-inspired feminist-Latina take on growing up as a young girl in North Philadelphia. The title refers to "Installment 12" in the fictional Barrio Grrrl series penned by Ana (Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez), a precocious, overweight teenager. Teased about her appearance, she dreams of attending Yale University and imagines an Amazing Voice (Leah Walton)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Art of Dixie? The  Dixie Chicks , Tattle's favorite country trio, is returning to Europe for their first headlining tour since lead singer and Texan  Natalie Maines  said during the  George W. Bush  administration, "We're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas. " The line went over well in London, but the Chicks got hammered on American country radio, they took flak for being un-American, CDs were destroyed, concert dates were canceled and the threesome made only one more (albeit great)
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everyone needs reminders from time to time, and the Radnor girls' lacrosse team is no different. After falling to Harriton in the District 1 tournament, the Raiders reminded themselves what they're capable of, and pulled off a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory Saturday in a PIAA quarterfinals rematch at West Chester East. After Hannah Proctor scored the tying goal with 1 minute and 50 seconds left in regulation, coach Brooke Fritz reminded her team again. "I just told them that they had controlled the second half of the game," Fritz said.
SPORTS
May 7, 2015 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
WITH "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" crushing everything in its path and obliterating box-office records along the way, the question, as always, is: "What does the future of the Marvel cinematic universe have in store?" Thankfully, Comics Guy was able to chat with Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige to get some answers! (Warning: Mild spoilers if you haven't seen "Ultron" yet!) In the wake of the premiere screening of "Age of Ultron," Feige was already excitedly talking about the next film on Marvel's slate.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Like some portentous nightmare, the summer of 2015 presented itself to me the other day at the AMC Loews Cherry Hill. I was there to see Furious 7 (Vin Diesel, start writing that Oscar acceptance speech - now!). But first came the trailers, one after the other after the other, signaling a daunting pileup of digitally polished productions that will be kabooming in 3-D and Imax through Hollywood's most lucrative season. The so-called summer that begins this Friday with the Marvel Cinematic Universe installment Avengers: Age of Ultron and ends Labor Day weekend with The Transporter Refueled offers a whopping roster of remakes, reboots, resets, prequels, sequels, spinoffs, and thrice-baked tales set in some other, nostalgia-tinged time zone.
SPORTS
March 5, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
TWO-POINT heartache, Constitution High basketball knows it all too well. The Generals have lost the last two Public League championships by two points apiece. Last year, Martin Luther King outlasted Ahmad Gilbert and Co., 46-44, after Gilbert's three-pointer fell short at the buzzer. Last month, Imhotep Charter hoisted the title after Constitution's Kimar Williams and Chad Andrews-Fulton combined for a layup that came a moment too late. "It's very difficult because we lost two times in a row by the same score; we lost by two," Williams said at practice Monday.
SPORTS
March 1, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHAT A DIFFERENCE a little over a month makes. On Jan. 19, the 76ers visited the Washington Wizards and were spanked to the tune of a 35-point loss. They were rag-dolled inside the paint by Marcin Gortat, and, following the game, Sixers big man Nerlens Noel complained about the lack of touches the big men were getting. Last night, the Sixers didn't have four of the players who participated in that blowout, played five more who weren't on the active roster and shot 35 percent from the floor (28-for-30)
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
"MARVEL Universe Live!," now roaring 'round the Wells Fargo Center, had a really hard act to follow - all those big-budget Marvel action movies, which wow kids of all ages with fantastic computer graphic imagery and amazing antics by stunt drivers and martial-arts acrobats, daredevils who flip and fly themselves and their vehicles with pinpoint perfection. But where others might be scared away, the gang at Feld Entertainment (which also stages the Ringling Bros. Circus and "Disney on Ice" spectacles)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
LOU FERRIGNO is, of course, best known for portraying the Hulk in various incarnations. The still-muscular actor has also become a Con staple the past two decades and he says he still enjoys every one. "When I was a kid, I didn't have Cons to go to. I was a very lonely child," Ferrigno said. "I would have loved conventions where I could meet celebrities in person. . . . I loved Sean Connery as James Bond [and] if I had the opportunity to meet him as a kid, it would have been very exciting for me. "That's why, today, when I meet these fans of different generations who love the Hulk - when they come up and they're all excited to meet me and I talk about my movies, it's great.
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