September 17, 2011
ATTACK THE BLOCK. Low-budget sci-fi horror film is high on energy and fun. (Unrated) A. BELLFLOWER. Pretentious mumblecore relationship movie, with the added twist of flamethrowers. (R) C. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Chris Evans portrays this old-school comic-book hero with conviction. Slow start, but good storytelling. (PG-13) B. CONTAGION. Virus goes on global rampage, but kills mainly well-known actors. Some intriguing ideas, but so-so execution. Matt Damon, Kate Winslet.
November 24, 2006 |
Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Activision. Rated T for teen. $59.99, Xbox360. Whether you're a comic-book enthusiast or just a gamer period, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is quite a blast to play. The controls are simple enough and range from simple button mashing to serious combos and a few nice signature moves. You control a party of four heroes at once, battling the forces of Dr. Doom and his so-called Masters of Evil, which are basically the best villains in the Marvel 'verse.
May 5, 2012 |
Fine Arts Maya 2012: Lords of Time. The origins of intricate Maya timekeeping systems are an integral part of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's exploration of a civilization that flourished, with cities already in existence by 500 B.C., in what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, and El Salvador. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, president of Honduras, will join Penn Museum director Richard Hodges at a ceremony to open the exhibition. — Sally Friedman Exhibition hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through Jan. 13 at 3260 South St. Timed tickets, which include admission to the rest of the museum, are $22.50, $18.50 for ages 65 and older and military, and $16.50 for students (full-time with ID)
March 24, 1989 |
Al Lewis is an organizer. Chess clubs. Reading lessons. Sunday school classes. Parties. Easter egg hunts. You name it, and he'll organize it for the people he sees every day at his workplace in North Philadelphia. Al Lewis is also a police captain with 23 years' experience. He has locked up plenty of criminals, has boarded up his share of crack houses and has aggressively fought hoodlums who prey on the citizens of his workplace, North Philadelphia. Some days it might seem as though police Capt.
May 24, 2010 |
Seven years in the making, " Avengers " No. 1 is well worth the wait. No, it didn't take the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis , John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson seven years to produce the issue. They are all way faster than that. Most people in the industry are way faster than that - or else they'd starve. The only possible exception would be a book that announces Kevin Smith as its writer and Jim Lee as its artist. In that case, seven years between issues would not be far-fetched.
July 2, 2002 |
Marvel has a huge success story this summer that has nothing to do with a guy who can shoot webbing out of his hands. Instead, it's a comic book that focuses on the real-life heroes who protect us all. The title is "The Call of Duty: The Brotherhood," and it is a comic book that focuses on firefighters. It debuted in June, and sales have been brisk. "We sold out in a day," says Michael Yates, who, along with partner Martin King, owns Showcase Comics on South Street. "It sold very well," says Bill Fink, owner of Ontario Street Comic Shop.
October 3, 1999 |
The wedding was without benefit of clergy, but who needs a blessing when you have the amazing Rhythm Band, and a violin soloist dressed up like Captain America? The ceremony was held at the West Chester Area Senior Center, and they're used to the unusual. Also, having nuptials in the main hall is not unprecedented. Three years ago, the center director, Amy Holman Balian, was the bride. That time, the Captain America violinist, Herb Balian, was the groom. Both weddings were graced by the music of the Rhythm Band, comprised of bells, tambourines, wash boards, kazoos and a variety of percussion implements.
June 8, 2012 |
Movies Opening This Week Lola Versus After being dumped by her fiance just weeks before their wedding, a woman (Greta Gerwig) enlists her friends to help her find her place in the world as a single woman about to turn 30. Rock of Ages A romance is played out in 1980s Los Angeles with rock music setting the mood. Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, and Catherine Zeta-Jones star. Safety Not Guaranteed Three journalists set out to interview a man who placed an ad for a time-travel companion.
July 1, 2005 |
Thanks to Marvel Comics, America's heroes got to read a special story starring their favorite heroes recently. In April, Marvel announced it had joined the "America Supports You" program, a Department of Defense campaign to showcase and communicate America's support of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. As the centerpiece of the partnership, Marvel created a custom comic book featuring beloved and well-known superheroes in the storyline. More than 1 million copies of Marvel's "Salute Our Troops" comic book were distributed in May to the troops and their families in the United States and abroad.