June 23, 2015 |
IT MAY NOT be archeologically accurate to say this, but dinosaurs still rule the Earth. With $102 million, "Jurassic World" kept the No. 1 spot with one of the biggest second weeks ever, while "Inside Out" nearly matched it with a $91.1 million debut, well above expectations. "Jurassic World" became only the second release to break $100 million in its second week. "The Avengers" took in $103.1 million in its second week. "Inside Out" became the first Pixar release not to open in first place, following 14 straight No. 1s, but it's the largest opening for a wholly original movie (one not based on source material or a sequel)
June 19, 2015 |
A woman was attacked and slashed with a box cutter Wednesday morning while walking into a El stop in Frankford, SEPTA officials said. Transit police were still searching for the suspect in the case Wednesday afternoon, said SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III. The attack happened at 9:27 a.m., officials said, when a woman tried to enter the Margaret-Orthodox station of the Market-Frankford Line and got into an argument with a man inside the station....
June 18, 2015 |
SEPTA Transit Police are searching for a person of interest after a woman was slashed with a box cutter at the Margaret-Orthodox station on the Market-Frankford Line this morning. A man punched a 50-year-old woman and sliced her forearm with the weapon during an argument around 9:30 a.m., SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel said at a news conference. The woman, who lives near the station and did not know her attacker, had raised her arm to protect herself. The blade left a 5-inch gash in the arm, Nestel said.
June 16, 2015 |
HOLLYWOOD spends so much time and money on box-office predictions the big studios are usually as accurate as Nate Silver was on national elections. Then along comes "Jurassic World," a fourquel, 14 years from its last installment and directed by a man making his summer tentpole debut. Expectations are for a "World"-ly $125 million. But no. "Jurassic" is the Hollywood version of The Raptor, with all the world's true believers heading to the multiplexes. With nearly $205 million domestic (estimated)
June 16, 2015 |
CANASTOTA, N.Y. - Perhaps more than any other sport, boxing is about family, of bonds formed between fathers and sons. Those bonds are almost always born of love, but love can come in several forms. Sometimes it is tender, sometimes tough, still other times a curious mixture of each. But during the International Boxing Hall of Fame's 26th annual induction ceremony here yesterday afternoon, several of the inductees spoke of being introduced to boxing, at least indirectly, by mothers, siblings or dear friends who could just as well have been blood relatives.
June 11, 2015 |
FRANK CAPPUCCINO was humbled. He was about to referee one of the most important heavyweight boxing matches of the '80s, and he recalled looking out over the sold-out crowd in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall and being dazzled. "I remember thinking, here I am a guy from Kensington, and I'm in the ring, looking out in the crowd, and I see people like Charlie Sheen, Jack Nicholson and Martin Sheen. It was really something special. " However, fans hardly got comfortable in their seats when the fight was over.
May 30, 2015 |
One Philadelphia voter wanted Mickey Mouse on City Council, while another supported the rodent's longtime sweetheart, Minnie, for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Daffy Duck also got a nod for Council, along with Bozo the Clown. And Philly Jesus won votes for Council and Municipal Court judge. Philadelphia voters cast ballots for 41 electoral contests in last week's primary election. And 1,296 of them, unimpressed with their options, opted to write in candidates not on the ballot.
May 27, 2015 |
IT WILL BE duly noted for historical purposes that "ESPN Friday Night Fights" ended its 17-year run on May 22 with a telecast from Corona, Calif., the co-featured bouts won by heavyweight Andrey Fedosov and junior middleweight John Thompson IV in the finals of the Boxcino tournament. But, from a purely emotional standpoint, the farewell show should have been on May 8 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, with 42-year-old Amir Mansour scoring a 10-round unanimous decision over Joey Dawejko, 18 years his junior, for the vacant Pennsylvania heavyweight championship.
May 24, 2015
Soul (7-1) at Tampa Bay (3-4) Today, 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, Tampa Broadcast: ESPN3 (espn.go.com/watchespn) About the Soul: Had its season-opening seven-game winning streak snapped last week at Jacksonville . . . Fullback Tommy Taggart will miss 2 to 5 weeks with a severe ankle sprain. Daverin Geralds, signed last week, will take Taggart's spot . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh leads the AFL with 55 touchdown passes. He also has only five interceptions in 302 attempts.
May 9, 2015 |
Top Rank boss Bob Arum has always been a fan of 1970s middleweight contender and Philadelphia native Eugene "Cyclone" Hart. Turns out he's also a fan of his son, super-middleweight contender Jesse Hart. So much so that Arum has initiated talks to give Hart, who shined on the undercard of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight last week, a chance to headline a card here, possibly in the summer or fall. The fight will be on TruTV, Top Rank's television partner, Arum told Hart and his representatives, Alfred "Doc" Nowicki and David Price.