March 28, 2015 |
Five bounty hunters were charged in Camden County after beating and allegedly robbing a suspect they were pursuing, then kidnapping the suspect's teenage acquaintance and holding a knife to his throat, authorities said Thursday. The wild incident unfolded about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday along Briarhill Drive in Chesilhurst. The bounty hunters were watching for Eric L. Webb, 38, of Lindenwold, who was wanted on a drug-charge warrant in Camden County, the county prosecutor's office said. As Webb and the 17-year-old acquaintance stepped out of a car, some of the hunters walked toward them, authorities said.
August 1, 2014 |
FOR AT LEAST a century we've been beaming our pop culture into deep space, which probably explains why we've gotten no official visits from aliens. If there is intelligent life out there, watching "Gilligan's Island" and listening to the Starland Vocal Band, surely they'll skip the Milky Way altogether. At least that would be a reasonable guess. The funny, kicky "Guardians of the Galaxy" offers a different take - that whatever magic resides in an '80s mix-tape could save the universe.
March 26, 2013 |
He moved us with his award-winning performance as President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg saga. But did you know that Daniel Day-Lewis was himself moved beyond words, beyond reason, beyond love itself? "There has never been a human being that I never met that I loved as much as him - ever," the thesp says on the extra features on the Lincoln Blu-ray/DVD release. "I doubt there ever will be. " So deeply was Day-Lewis immersed in the spiritual and mental viscera of Lincoln, he found himself at an existential impasse after he finished the pic. "You're not quite sure what to do with yourself when it's finished," he says.
December 25, 2012 |
A version of this review appeared in Sunday's Arts + Entertainment section. Neck-deep into Quentin Tarantino's antebellum western Django Unchained , I had this mental image of the über-geek genre filmmaker tapping furiously on his laptop, beaming at the brilliance of every new piece of dialogue he's writ. For all I know, Tarantino works on a typewriter, or longhand on a legal pad (or dictates his copy to a Gal Friday in spike heels), but in any event, as the banter ping-ponged across the dining table in the plantation mansion of slave-master Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio, twirling his mustache)
April 23, 2012 |
Even though Philadelphia's bail system is broken, it's anything but clear that inviting bounty hunters back to town will solve the city's fugitive problem. That's why top court officials need to be held to their pledge to closely monitor the moves being made to open the door wider to commercial bail-bond writers, who are boasting better-than-average court-appearance rates for their clients. Faced with no-show-for-trial rates that mean as many as one in three criminal defendants skip their court dates, the city's courts, at the direction of the state Supreme Court, earlier this month lowered the bonding requirements for private bail firms.
April 12, 2012 |
It was good to see National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell uphold his tough penalty against the New Orleans Saints for paying bounties to members of that team who viciously tried to hurt opposing players. By upholding the fines and suspensions he handed down last month, Goodell sends a strong message that the NFL is truly serious about cracking down on unnecessary violence in the sport. Not only was Goodell's credibility at stake in adhering to his original decision, but also public confidence in a league that too frequently has been slow to make player safety a higher priority.
February 1, 2012
Philadelphia authorities have to do a better job when issuing Get-Out-of-Jail cards, but needed reforms in the bail system are more complex than merely putting Dog the Bounty Hunter on the case. Given the controversy surrounding the recent freeing of a man jailed on a gun charge, the court system's handling of bail can be anything but fail-safe. The suspect in a 2011 murder and an associate were arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing a witness to the earlier murder last week. Indeed, an Inquirer investigation in 2009 revealed widespread problems with court defendants who failed to show for trial, with the number of fugitives once climbing to 47,000.
April 18, 2011 |
SOMEONE MAY have to change his name to Nicolas Cage d. The "National Treasure" star, himself a national treasure, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans' French Quarter after he got drunk Friday night and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs. Granted, when you don't know your own house, that's pretty drunk, but once in Tattle's building a tipsy tenant couldn't get his apartment key to work and started banging on the door.
August 27, 2010
1. Date Night . (PG-13) 2. The Last Song . (PG) 3. Death at a Funeral 1/2 (R) 4. Furry Vengeance 1/2 (PG) 5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1/2 (PG-13) 6. Clash of the Titans . 1/2 (PG-13) 7. Repo Men 1/2 (R) 8. Kick-Ass . 1/2 (R) 9. Cop Out . (R) 10. Bounty Hunter 1/2 (PG-13) Top DVD titles at U.S. Blockbuster stores for week ended Aug. 22. ( New this week)