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September 11, 2005 | By Steven Rea and Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITICS
Biopics and a war pic, colonial America and government paranoia, the songs of Johnny Cash and the raps of 50 Cent, cartoon twosomes, schoolboys with wands, a troupe of struggling hipsters breaking into song. If there's a dominant theme in the big movies of fall, darned if we can find it. But that's a good thing: The Hollywood fare between now and Thanksgiving promises the proverbial something for everybody, and quality-wise the studios may actually deliver. Big stars (Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, George Clooney)
SPORTS
January 28, 2000 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A year ago, Archbishop Wood depended on Tim Whalen, the school's all-time leading scorer, to make the big plays and carry the basketball team. With three other 1999 seniors voted to second- or third-team berths on the all-Catholic League team, coach Joe Sette's cupboard should have been bare when he looked at it this season. But the Vikings have two home games this weekend - tonight with La Salle and Sunday with Cardinal Dougherty - with first place possibly at stake. "This is a little different team," Sette said.
NEWS
February 5, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
"He's Just Not that Into You" had me thinking of our new president and his inauguration speech. "We are shaped by every language and culture," the president said, "drawn from every end of this Earth. " Maybe that's why "Into You" feels a bit like an anachronism, an ensemble romantic comedy whose nine main characters make downtown Baltimore look like Mayberry R.F.D. I've seen "The Wire," so I know there are black people in Baltimore, but outside of kitchen staffers and a few non-speaking peripherals, you don't see many here.
SPORTS
July 12, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Consider this hypothetical case: You are one of the best sword-swallowers in America. There are only 28 circuses in the country, and coming out of sword-swallowing school, you are recruited by one of the best. Problem is, the circus that hires you already has a guy who can insert a javelin down to his small intestine without a hiccup, and his talents show no signs of fading. Three years pass. You practice every day, you're better now than you ever were, but all the circus needs you for is sweeping up. It's paying you comfortable sweepers' wages, but nothing like what you could make in the spotlight.
SPORTS
February 17, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Three of South Jersey's premier boys' basketball scorers - Haddonfield's Brian Zoubek, Middle Township's David Smith and Eastern's Ruben Britt - have missed recent games for various reasons. Zoubek and Smith have been injured. Britt, a senior guard who is averaging about 17 points per game, has missed Eastern's last two contests because of an apparent incident at a recent practice. Asked about Britt's absence, Michael Schreiner, Eastern's acting superintendent, said: "There was a conflict at a practice, but it's been resolved by the coaches and parents.
NEWS
October 10, 1996 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK. HBO, 9 p.m. Sunday. HBO, you can tell, is pretty excited. It has Demi, it has Sissy, it has Cher. They're at premieres, they're on talk shows, they're even on the sides of buses, hyping up a storm for "If These Walls Could Talk," the HBO movie about abortion that premieres Sunday. Some people might say it's a delicate topic, but you'd never guess that from the way the publicity machine is churning. These are Big Stars with Big Ideas and They're Coming to a TV Set Near You. Climb aboard or get out of the way. It's a sledgehammer approach, but oddly suited to the project it promotes.
NEWS
August 3, 1994 | Inquirer photographs by Carlos Gonzalez
The Evolution of Dunk" was the focus, and two big stars were out at the Temple-R.W. Brown Community Center at 1701 N. 8th St. in North Philadelphia yesterday. The event was held to support the Mayor's Office of Community Services' Project FLOW (Future Leaders of the World).
NEWS
July 5, 2012
American soprano Evelyn Lear, 86, who became an opera star in Europe singing some of the most difficult contemporary roles before returning to the United States, died Sunday at a nursing home in Sandy Spring, Md. Her friend and collaborator John Edward Niles said she had been ailing for months after suffering a mild stroke. She and her husband, Thomas Stewart, the acclaimed bass-baritone, retired in the Maryland suburbs near Washington after singing together for decades around the world.
NEWS
October 14, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, Austria, has died. Marita Ruiter, who exhibited Mr. Bey's photos in her Luxembourg gallery, told the Austria Press Agency on Tuesday that he had died in Vienna on Sept. 30 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease and was cremated Monday. Born in Austria as Gilbert Selahettin Schultavey, the son of a Turkish diplomat, Mr. Bey assumed his stage name shortly after moving to the United States with his Jewish Czech mother from Vienna to escape the Nazis and being discovered by talent scouts from Warner Bros.
NEWS
January 14, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Patrick Traynor, 67, of Perkasie, a clinical psychologist and former track star who was an all-American steeplechase champion at Villanova University, died at home Saturday from apparent heart failure. Mr. Traynor grew up in Havertown. He signed up for the track team at Monsignor Bonner High School to get in shape for basketball, his first love, his son Patrick Jr. said. Mr. Traynor played both sports at Bonner, and was Catholic League cross-country and mile champion. After graduating from Bonner in 1959, he moved on to Villanova to run for famed coach Jumbo Elliott.
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January 28, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
There's no shortage of big stars - marquee names as disparate as Justin Timberlake and David Bowie are returning, alongside boldfaced names Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. But   the coming months are more about medium-sized acts that, thankfully, aren't big enough to play the enormodome. Look for albums by alt-folkies Thao & the Get Down Stay Down ( We the Common , on sale Feb. 5, playing Underground Arts March 24), Richard Thompson ( Electric , Feb. 5), and the Mavericks ( In Time , Feb. 26)
SPORTS
January 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
It's easy to see what Bishop Eustace doesn't have: a go-to offensive player, a consistent double-figure scorer, a roster studded with some of the most familiar names in South Jersey boys' basketball. It's tougher to see what makes the Crusaders so special. But that doesn't mean it's not there, not real, not responsible for the team's success. "We try not to talk about it," Bishop Eustace coach Bob Falconiero said. "We don't want to overanalyze it. " Falconiero has been around long enough to know the value of chemistry, commitment, unselfishness - those intangible but invaluable qualities that make all the difference in team sports.
NEWS
October 14, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, Austria, has died. Marita Ruiter, who exhibited Mr. Bey's photos in her Luxembourg gallery, told the Austria Press Agency on Tuesday that he had died in Vienna on Sept. 30 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease and was cremated Monday. Born in Austria as Gilbert Selahettin Schultavey, the son of a Turkish diplomat, Mr. Bey assumed his stage name shortly after moving to the United States with his Jewish Czech mother from Vienna to escape the Nazis and being discovered by talent scouts from Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fledgling theater group in Chester County has landed a bit of big-time help from showbiz dynamo Tina Fey. The Upper Darby High grad turned TV and film star filmed a surprise unpaid pitch for Facetime Community Theatre, a Phoenixville nonprofit that offered its first program this summer - a theater camp for children. "Hi, I'm domestic television personality Tina Fey, coming to you from here, the set of 30 Rock in New York City," the former Saturday Night Live star begins.
SPORTS
July 11, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi and Daily News Staff Writer
IF YOU LIKED watching former Big 5 stars such as Allan Ray (Villanova), Pat Carroll (Saint Joseph's) and Mark Tyndale (Temple), you will be able to see them play on the same team Aug. 5 at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena. They will play an exhibition game for Team Philadelphia against a team of former Washington-area college stars. This is a precursor to what organizers hope will be the Basketball Alumni Legends League (The-BALL), set for the summer of 2013. The league hopes to start with four teams.
NEWS
July 5, 2012
American soprano Evelyn Lear, 86, who became an opera star in Europe singing some of the most difficult contemporary roles before returning to the United States, died Sunday at a nursing home in Sandy Spring, Md. Her friend and collaborator John Edward Niles said she had been ailing for months after suffering a mild stroke. She and her husband, Thomas Stewart, the acclaimed bass-baritone, retired in the Maryland suburbs near Washington after singing together for decades around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2012 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
The new DVD releases this week are mid-range in quality. New Year's Eve, Grade C: Veteran director Garry Marshall has dusted off the bland formula he used in Valentine's Day - multiple story lines played out by a gaggle of big stars - to make New Year's Eve. It's a different day, but Marshall makes the same mistakes. The film plods along because of lackluster directing, a banal script, and wooden acting. It's not only Katherine Fugate's uninspired script that makes this such a bland offering.
SPORTS
March 13, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remember the Eagles' sneak-attack signing of Nnamdi Asomugha last July? Well, don't expect a repeat blockbuster acquisition from the Eagles when free agency kicks off Tuesday at 4 p.m. As much as Birds fans may be hoping for their team to drop another bomb - Mario Williams? Vincent Jackson? Peyton Manning?!? - the Eagles are likely to let other teams fend for the top free agents in this year's class. That doesn't mean they won't address areas of specific need like linebacker, running back, or backup quarterback.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012 | BY SANDY COHEN, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Martin Sheen commanded the stage with his impassioned portrayal of an attorney arguing for gay-marriage rights; Jane Lynch inspired instant response as a vehement same-sex marriage opponent; Brad Pitt dazzled as a judge. It was all part of the star-studded West Coast premiere of "8," a play about the 2010 federal court fight against Proposition 8, the gay-marriage ban that California voters approved in 2008. The performance Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles also featured George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti, George Takei, John C. Reilly, Chris Colfer, Matthew Morrison and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
A version of this review appeared Wednesday. The Focker franchise is like Chrismukkah, an interfaith mashup serving plum pudding with a latke on the side. Starring Ben Stiller as the Jewish son-in-law who fails to meet the unreasonable expectations of his gentile father-in-law (Robert De Niro), Little Fockers , third in the series that began with Meet the Parents , comes to bury grudges and inevitably raises them instead. The best that can be said of the overpopulated and underwritten film is that it gives in-laws, spouses, and spawn a place to put their holiday anxiety and laugh at it. But the humor is sporadic, with Viagra jokes that don't provoke laughs so much as cringes.
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