November 23, 2015 |
There's a scene early in Creed inside Adrian's, that famous South Philly eatery run by the mumbling restaurateur Rocky Balboa. A young man walks in and eyes the pictures on the wall - photographs of the heavyweight champ's legendary bouts, most notably his epic collisions with Apollo Creed. "Apollo? Yeah, he was great," Rocky says to the stranger, played with a beautiful, burning intensity by Michael B. Jordan. "He was the perfect fighter. Ain't nobody ever better. " "So how'd you beat him?"
November 23, 2015 |
For Sylvester Stallone, it was déjà vu. There he was, a few Fridays ago, at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, having a proclamation read to him by the mayor. Michael Nutter was declaring Nov. 25 "Creed Day" in honor of the new movie Creed , which stars Stallone as some mug named Rocky Balboa, and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, the son of Rocky's best pal, boxing legend Apollo Creed. In Rocky III , released in 1982, Stallone stood in pretty much the same spot, gazing out over the city skyline, being saluted by an actor (Gene Crane)
November 6, 2015 |
Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan will headline a news conference today at the Art Museum steps about their new Rocky spin-off , "Creed. " The movie has turned into a major fall release with a coveted Thanksgiving holiday spot: It will open Nov. 25. With the official release still weeks away, here's what we know so far: There will be a sequel, maybe two. Producer Irwin Winkler (who also produced the original and all of the "Rocky" movies) confirmed to the webset showbiz411.com that a second "Creed" has been planned and a third is in discussion.
February 26, 2015 |
"CREED," the much-anticipated "Rocky" sequel, now has an official synopsis . . . and it shows that the title character isn't the only one fighting. Our own Italian Stallion may be ailing, according to the official summary. Star Michael B. Jordan will play Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed who was born after his father's untimely death at the hands of Ivan Drago. Adonis heads to Philly to seek out Rocky ( Sylvester Stallone , duh), his dad's opponent-turned-bestie. While training, Johnson falls for a local singer-songwriter played by Tessa Thompson ("Selma")
January 20, 2015 |
HE'S HERE! Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone , was spotted in town this weekend, especially in the Midtown Village area, where I got reports of Sly shopping at I. Goldberg (1300 Chestnut St.) and strolling down 13th Street with a pal. I'm sure he'll catch a bite or two with buddy Harry Jay Katz while here, as well. Stallone, of course, is in town to start shooting "Creed," the "Rocky" sequel starring Michael B. Jordan ("Friday Night Lights," "Fruitvale Station") as Adonis Creed, the grandson of the Italian Stallion's rival-turned-bestie, Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers in the original "Rocky," who was, alas, killed by Communism in the form of Dolph Lundgren 's Ivan Drago, in 1985's "Rocky IV")
July 26, 2013 |
IN FILM CRITIC Gary Thompson 's recent interview with "Fruitvale Station" first-time director Ryan Coogler , Coogler joked that even though "Station" had been getting great acclaim, no one had asked him to direct an "Avengers" movie yet. How about a "Rocky" movie? According to thewrap.com, Coogler will reteam with his "Station" star Michael B. Jordan for "Creed," a "Rocky" spin-off about the grandson of Apollo Creed. The one-and-only Rocky, Sylvester Stallone , will reportedly return as young Creed's not-so-eager trainer.
May 15, 2013 |
The Newark Police Department made an arrest Monday in connection with the Sunday morning stabbing of Delaware senior quarterback Trevor Sasek. Michael J. Creed, 25 and a Newark resident, was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. Sasek, a graduate of Spring-Ford High in Royersford, suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen during the fight. He underwent surgery and is in stable condition. "For privacy reasons, we're not confirming the identity of the victim," University of Delaware spokeswoman Andrea Boyle said Monday afternoon.
November 30, 2012 |
Linda Creed, one of the best songwriters in Philadelphia history, wrote the lyrics to "The Greatest Love of All" two weeks after a mastectomy. "The lyrics take on a completely different meaning when you realize this," said Lisa Brownstein, who founded the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation a year after her friend's death in 1986. For example: No matter what they take from me They can't take away my dignity. Whitney Houston sang the song to the top of the charts as Creed lay dying.
December 1, 2011
Ronald L. Hahn, 84, of Wayne, a retired sales manager, died at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse on Saturday, Nov. 26, from complications of a fall. Mr. Hahn began his sales career with Pillsbury Flour Mills Co. in Philadelphia, where his future wife, Gloria DiVirgilio, was working in the office. For 30 years, he was with Creed Co., a plumbing supply firm in Concordville. In the early 1990s, he retired as a sales manager from Creed, now PlumbMaster. Mr. Hahn and his wife raised a family in Norristown and Gladwyne, and spent summer vacations boating on the Chesapeake.
August 23, 2011 |
"ONE of the lessons being widely drawn from the erratic results of the presidential primaries thus far is that many voters are saying that they are frustrated with the way things are going in general and are fed up with the so-called establishment. " Sound familiar? Echoes of these sentiments resound today as Republicans scamble to find a challenger to President Obama in an atmosphere of voter discontent. But it was written in April 1972, almost 40 years ago, by Creed C. Black, then editor of the Inquirer.