September 18, 2013 |
At Harrowgate Boxing Club on Monday afternoon, the seasoned amateur fighters went into their usual routines - one stretched, another jogged while throwing punches, a third boxed the air - and the new ones fussed with jump ropes. At the Rivera Rec Center, trainers spoke in Spanish about forthcoming fights. At nearby Freddy & Tony's Restaurant on West Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia, waitresses brought out pork, rice, and beans to Spanish-speaking customers. A routine day for all - except, that is, when asked about Danny Garcia.
August 17, 2013 |
Comcast Corp. is seeking to expand licensing of the cutting-edge software that runs its new cloud-based X1 channel guide, which could be the future of cable TV. Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the nation's two largest cable-TV companies, formed a joint venture to license the X1 software to cable companies, computer-chip manufacturers, set-top box makers, software developers, and others. Comcast says about 100 companies have licensed the software, referred to as the Reference Design Kit (RDK)
July 29, 2013 |
DURING LAST week's heat wave, the compact boxing gym in Roxborough's Kendrick Recreation Center was sweltering. Despite the heat, Aaron Traister, 35, Dianna Cute, 33, and a handful of other boxing devotees were still there shadowboxing and sparring. "There's no fresh air when people are working out. It disappears quickly," said Traister, a seven-year Roxborough resident who joined the boxing program at Kendrick, on Ridge Avenue near Rector Street, a few months ago. The issue, Traister and Cute said, is that the city promised the boxers that the gym would be in good condition by the time the summer heat hit. The gym had to be moved downstairs from a spacious auditorium upstairs in the rec center, city officials said, to utilize the space better.
July 25, 2013
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks Per Rank/Title/Studio Last Week Total Out Location 1. The Conjuring (Warner Bros.) $41.9 $41.9 1 $14,418 2. Despicable Me 2 (Universal) 24.9 276.0 3 6,520 3. Turbo (Fox) 21.3 31.0 1 5,600 4. Grown Ups 2 (Sony) 19.9 79.4 2 5,692 5. Red 2 (Summit) 18.0 18.0 1 5,984 6. Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.)
July 18, 2013
BIO BOX Name: Ed Pinckney Born: March 27, 1963 (age 50), in Bronx, N.Y. College: Villanova; was a member of the underdog Wildcats team that upset Georgetown to win the 1985 NCAA championship. He won the Most Outstanding Player award for the Final Four. Also won the Robert V. Geasey Award as the Big 5 player of the year in 1985. Pros: Drafted No. 10 overall by Phoenix in 1985. Played with the Suns until 1987. Also played for Sacramento Kings (1987–89), Boston Celtics (1989–94)
July 12, 2013
Also playing it again are DVD box sets of vintage TV comedy from Shout! Factory: 1"THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS: THE COMPETE SERIES" Piles on all 147 episodes of this teen-angst comedy classic from the late 1950s-early '60s. Dwayne Hickman's Dobie pines extra hard for a kittenish Tuesday Weld, deals with rivals like Warren Beatty and puts up with a hipster dolt played by Bob Denver. 2"FAT ALBERT AND THE COSBY KIDS" Animated series created, produced and hosted by Bill Cosby, about his experiences growing up in North Philadelphia.
July 9, 2013 |
"THE LONE RANGER" wasn't truly lone this past weekend, but he needed a lot more kemosabe fannies in the seats at theaters. What was essentially "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: The Rise of Tonto" got walloped at the box office because all those "Despicable Me" minions Gru on people. According to studio estimates yesterday, "Despicable Me 2" took in $82.5 million over the weekend and $142.1 million across the five-day holiday window. Johnny Depp 's "Ranger" was labeled a bomb by industry folk, opening with just $29.4 million over the weekend, and a disappointing $48.9 million since Wednesday.
July 9, 2013 |
See ya, kemosabe. Hello, yellow fellows. Both The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2 were released Wednesday, but that's it for similarities. Through its first five days, Steve Carell 's Despicable Me 2 earned $142.1 million, the highest five-day debut on record for an animated film. The Lone Ranger , the $225 million Disney Western, meanwhile, grossed just $48.8 million since Wednesday, positioning itself to be one of the year's biggest flops. (Analysts had expected that number to be twice as big by the end of the weekend.)