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December 16, 1988 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
Charlie Babbit (Tom Cruise) is a scheming, conniving rat. He has lived most of his life wheeling and dealing and getting by and loving only himself. Once he learns he has been cut out of his father's $3 million estate - it has gone instead to his autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) - revenge would seem easy. But on a cross-country odyssey to trick his brother out of his inheritance, Charlie is instead taught life's lessons by Raymond, who is incapable of understanding them himself.
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August 31, 1989 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
Rain Man is the big video news this week, but also quietly arriving at your video store is a trio of well-loved foreign films. RAIN MAN (1989) (MGM/UA) $89.95. 134 minutes. Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino. Everything about the acting and direction of Barry Levinson's film is so exquisitely calibrated and so right that it's easy to forget how much could have gone wrong. The story of two brothers - a hustler and his autistic sibling - would have crested on a wave of unearned tears in lesser hands.
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January 15, 1986 | By GENE SEYMOUR and LINN WASHINGTON, Daily News Staff Writers (Staff writers Kevin Haney and John F. Morrison contributed to this report.)
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu concluded his two-day Philadelphia visit today with loving handshakes for local activists and solemn words about the struggle for equal rights in South Africa. The 54-year-old Anglican bishop of Johannesburg, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent campaign against apartheid, made a lunchtime appearance at the Philadelphia Centre Hotel in Center City and spoke this morning before an audience of about 100 local anti-apartheid activists at the DuBois House on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
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November 8, 1986 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Tracks in the Snow, a Cain-and-Abel allegory in the tradition of East of Eden, is a Dutch-made movie set in the spectacularly icy hinterlands of rural Norway. Make no mistake, this is no sibling rivalry on skates, but a fiery tale of brotherly love/hate unlike anything you've ever seen. The second feature of Amsterdam-born director Orlow Seunke, Snow chronicles the journey of two middle-aged brothers accompanying their father's coffin to a remote corner of the "Far North. " It's so remote, in fact, that they estimate it will take them three weeks to get there from the uncharted village where they have attended to their dying father.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
We're keeping our fingers crossed that the film Brotherly Love takes home the NAACP Image Award Friday night for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture. Not only is Overbrook High School the backdrop, but a makeup artist in the film - executive produced by Queen Latifah and starring Keke Palmer - is Northern Liberties' own Shannon Thompson . "I'm excited ... I'm super excited," said Thompson Wednesday morning, hours before she planned to hop on a plane to Los Angeles for the 47th celebration of African American superstardom held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
SPORTS
October 1, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
TWO WEEKS earlier, Chase d'Arnaud was just grateful to return to the major leagues, a week after his minor league season at Triple A Lehigh Valley ended. The 28-year-old d'Arnaud had played in only 16 big-league games since 2011 when he was added to the roster after Cesar Hernandez suffered a season-ending thumb injury. But d'Arnaud's return to the big leagues came with a bonus for the final week of the season: His younger brother and parents arrived at Citizens Bank Park yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1989 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
What kind of movie year was 1988? Oh, brother! We mean this in every sense of the expression. Figuratively speaking, 1988 will be remembered as the year the New Hollywood grew up. Those directors who challenged the old Hollywood establishment during the 1970s - Francis Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese - made important mid-career works in Tucker, Married to the Mob, Patty Hearst and The Last Temptation of Christ, respectively....
NEWS
February 20, 1986 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The jurors cheered with pep-rally fervor as Charlotte Hummel chalked up on a blackboard the votes for or against conviction. They had been asked to consider the question, "Is this the City of Brotherly/Sisterly Love?" But if the high school students who made up the jury were light-hearted, the results that Hummel added up were somber. By a vote of 64-35, the teenagers decided that Philadelphia was guilty of not living up to its designation as the City of Brotherly Love. The students rendered their verdict at the end of a mock trial at Temple University sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews as part of the organization's Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week, which began Sunday and ends Saturday.
SPORTS
December 11, 1989 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Dallas punter Mike Saxon has a message for all you Eagles fans. You missed. Nyah, nyah, nyah. "These people are the worst shots in the world," Saxon said, referring to yesterday's ugly Veterans Stadium crowd. "They must have thrown a thousand snowballs at me, and they didn't hit me once. "This is the City of Brotherly Love, huh? It didn't look much like it today. " Indeed, Philadelphia's image took a beating yesterday as a rowdy bunch of Eagles fans pelted the field with snowballs while NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue - and a national TV audience - looked on. The snowy barrage became so intense in the second half that the Eagles cheerleaders had to leave the field for their own safety and a large group of Dallas fans were evacuated from field-level seats.
NEWS
July 14, 1996 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a high-profile job with a chance to make big bucks. But the retirement plan stinks. That's the message delivered again last week as mob boss John Stanfa, 55, and four of his top associates were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 30 years to life. "I think the sentences should send a message to anyone else foolish or shortsighted enough to be attracted to the life of La Cosa Nostra," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Courtney 3d, one of four prosecutors who handled the case against Stanfa and more than 20 of his associates.
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February 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
We're keeping our fingers crossed that the film Brotherly Love takes home the NAACP Image Award Friday night for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture. Not only is Overbrook High School the backdrop, but a makeup artist in the film - executive produced by Queen Latifah and starring Keke Palmer - is Northern Liberties' own Shannon Thompson . "I'm excited ... I'm super excited," said Thompson Wednesday morning, hours before she planned to hop on a plane to Los Angeles for the 47th celebration of African American superstardom held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Harold Jackson, Editor of the Editorial Page
Nearly 14 years ago, Mayor John Street upset many white Philadelphians with off-the-cuff remarks he excitedly made at a national convention of the NAACP. "Let me tell you," he said, "the brothers and sisters are running the city. Oh, yes. Running it! Don't you let nobody fool you; we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love. We are in charge! We are in charge!" Councilman Jim Kenney called Street's comments "a general divisive, nasty message to the people who live in the city and the people who live around the city.
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November 1, 2015 | By Tom Wilk, For The Inquirer
Phil Alvin's heart flatlined during a 2012 tour. That near-death experience resurrected his artistic partnership with his younger brother, Dave. Once noted for their disagreements and infighting, the Alvins demonstrated sibling revelry and respect on stage at World Café Live on Thursday night. The nearly two-hour set, performed with their backing band the Guilty Ones, played to the brothers' strengths. The co-founders of the roots-rock band the Blasters reunited last year for the Grammy-nominated album Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy . Their follow-up album, Lost Time , delves deeper into the American music that is part of their artistic DNA. At 62, Phil remains a powerful and versatile singer, sounding like an Old Testament prophet on "World's in a Bad Condition," a revved-up recasting of the Golden Gate Quartet's gospel standard.
NEWS
October 27, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cheer up, Philadelphia. Or at least drop your fists and weapons. A day of kindness is at hand - a day devoted to encouraging hard-bitten city dwellers to smile, to embrace their brothers and sisters, to go out of their way not only to help one another but to support organizations that need fresh supplies and strong backs. "Kindness is contagious," said J Nathan Bazzel. So is the flu. But Bazzel, executive director of the official Day of Kindness, says he's counting on a kindness-begets-kindness current to flood the city with caring and compassion on Tuesday.
SPORTS
October 1, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
TWO WEEKS earlier, Chase d'Arnaud was just grateful to return to the major leagues, a week after his minor league season at Triple A Lehigh Valley ended. The 28-year-old d'Arnaud had played in only 16 big-league games since 2011 when he was added to the roster after Cesar Hernandez suffered a season-ending thumb injury. But d'Arnaud's return to the big leagues came with a bonus for the final week of the season: His younger brother and parents arrived at Citizens Bank Park yesterday.
NEWS
August 4, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
SOCIAL MEDIA was in an uproar yesterday about the "death" of hitchBOT, a traveling robot created by Ryerson University of Toronto, Canada, on the mean streets of Philly. HitchBOT was destroyed by vandals this weekend as he made his way through the City of Brotherly Love. He was last seen alive near Elfreth's Alley. Here's what Twitter had to say: * @ NHLFl@yera : "Smh the classless city of Philadelphia threw snowballs at santa and also murdered @hitchBOT. " * @philebrity: "Thank you, Philly, for killing @hitchBOT.
NEWS
August 3, 2015
ISSUE | PAPAL MATTERS Costs covered It's hard to believe The Inquirer used a couple pages and a flattering photo from 1979 to praise a lawyer who sued the city over the visit of Pope John Paul II ("Ensuring separation of church, state," July 26). What was the point other than irritating those excited about Pope Francis' visit? No one wants to hear about 1979 hippies, civil-liberties zealots, and other fringe groups vs. a truly important 2015 event. The city already has said it is being reimbursed for the expenses of the papal events.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2015 | Jenice Armstrong
SOMETIMES you make grand plans, and then life happens, as former Daily News reporter Sheila Simmons can attest. When I met her, back in 1991, she was a business reporter and Miss "It" around town, active in such organizations as the Urban League Young Professionals and also the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The bashes she threw were famous. Our group of friends was sad when she left the City of Brotherly Love, in 1994, for a plum gig at the Cleveland Plain Dealer covering entertainment.
SPORTS
May 7, 2015 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
ON THE HEELS of being "discovered" and being an "overnight success" after 44 years as an actress, thanks to the "Insidious" films - the third of which comes out June 5 - Lin Shaye is in the spotlight and doing the pop-culture convention circuit for the last time. Last month, she was part of a panel at WonderCon, in Anaheim, Calif., which she says was "wild. " "There was a kid standing there with a lobster on his head asking a serious question," Shaye said, laughing. "It was a little hard to keep from cracking up. " Whether such a memorable experience is in store for the venerable actress at this year's Wizard World Philly Con this weekend is unknown.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
On the heels of being "discovered" and being an "overnight success" after 44 years as an actress, thanks to the "Insidious" films - the third of which comes out June 5 - Lin Shaye is in the spotlight and doing the pop-culture convention circuit for the last time. Last month, she was part of a panel at WonderCon, in Anaheim, Calif., which she says was "wild. " "There was a kid standing there with a lobster on his head asking a serious question," Shaye said, laughing. "It was a little hard to keep from cracking up. " Whether such a memorable experience is in store for the venerable actress at this year's Wizard World Philly Con this weekend is unknown.
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