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August 20, 2010 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
This week's DVD releases feature a very popular teen star, an emotionally tormented serial killer, and a reluctant porn worker. The Last Song, Grade C-: Any film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, from The Notebook to Dear John, is going to be sentimental. It's how the actors wade through the emotional bog that makes or breaks the film. In this film about an angry teen (Miley Cyrus) who spends the summer with her father, Cyrus doesn't have the acting skill to get through the bog. Finding Bliss, Grade B: It's hard to believe a film about an aspiring filmmaker (Leelee Sobieski)
NEWS
September 22, 2009 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eric Dare says he deserves to keep Dexter the pug, because he has paid for his care and feeding for six years. Doreen Houseman wants Dexter, too, and has spent $20,000 fighting for him since she and Dare broke up in 2006. She has testified she gave Dexter chicken soup when he was sick, and dressed him in doggy Halloween costumes and festive Christmas outfits. Yesterday, a Superior Court judge issued a ruling in the unusual battle that will make at least one accessory mandatory for the 6-year-old dog: a travel carrier.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1991 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Take a dry-cleaning deliveryman who blunders gamely into a broadcast-news career and you have the giddy farce Livin' Large!, a hip-hop, happening, tabloid-TV Picture of Dorian Gray. Can an inner-city black youth make it on a lily-white Atlanta television station without selling his soul? It depends on how you define "making it," which in this seriously funny movie by Michael Schultz (Cooley High, Car Wash) means redefining establishment culture. Though Dexter Jackson (gifted newcomer Terrence "T.C.
NEWS
January 22, 1991 | By Lee Winfrey, Inquirer TV Writer
Former Philadelphian Pete Dexter, author of three novels and many newspaper columns, has written his first telemovie, which will be shown on the Showtime cable channel sometime in April. The telemovie, Paris Trout, is based on Dexter's novel of the same name, which won the 1988 National Book Award. The title role of the murderer is played by one of Hollywood's most convincing villains, Dennis Hopper. Praising the star during an interview here Sunday, Dexter said, "Dennis, he just picks it up and walks off with it. It was an education to watch him work.
NEWS
July 28, 2009 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doreen Houseman is happy that her battle to gain custody of Dexter the pug has won the support of pet lovers across the country. But that's not what's important to her. Her case has set legal precedent in New Jersey, but that doesn't impress her much, either. Houseman just wants her dog back. Tomorrow, a second trial on the custody of the nearly six-year-old brown pooch is set to begin. The Williamstown woman plans to testify again that her ex-fiancé broke an oral agreement to let her have the dog after she moved out of their house.
NEWS
April 21, 1995 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
"The Cure" is a loose, contemporary variation of "Huckleberry Finn," but its subject isn't racism - it's AIDS. In this contemporary story, a boy and his AIDS-afflicted friend decide to raft down the Mississippi River to Louisiana, where they believe they can find a miraculous antidote to the incurable disease. It's false hope born of youthful ignorance. Erik (Brad Renfro of "The Client") reads in a supermarket tabloid that a bayou scientist has developed a cure for AIDS. Erik is neither old enough nor savvy enough to distrust lurid tabloids, so he convinces his sick friend Dexter (Joseph Mazzello)
NEWS
July 30, 2009 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eric Dare and Doreen Houseman broke up more than three years ago, but they still haven't worked out who gets Dexter. Yesterday, for the second time, the matter of the 6-year-old pug was before a New Jersey judge. And at the end of the day, it was still unclear where Dexter would be permanently hanging his leash. Dare yesterday testified that he bought Dexter but let his ex-fianc?e share the dog for a while after they split up, to make her feel better. He said he never intended to give Dexter to Houseman permanently.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1995 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The Cure, about the relationship between two misfit 11-year-old boys, one of them stricken with AIDS, is the movie equivalent of a Judy Blume or S. E. Hinton paperback - a story that tackles timely issues for a junior high school audience. And that's in no way intended as a put-down. A sweet, but only occasionally too-sweet, drama that borrows equally from Huckleberry Finn, Midnight Cowboy and a disease-of-the-week TV pic, The Cure is anchored by a pair of strong, unaffected performances.
NEWS
September 11, 2009
Four Returning Series of Note Curb Your Enthusiasm. HBO. Sundays, 9 p.m. Returns next Sunday. Larry David's spoiled, narcissistic alter ego is as sidesplittingly clueless as ever, but this season he has the ultimate gimmick. He's going back to work on a show-within-a-show reunion of Seinfeld , whose four stars will be guest-starring off and on throughout the season. That alone is worth the premium-network price. Dexter. Showtime. Sundays, 9 p.m. Returns Sept.
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May 16, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"GOD'S POCKET" is adapted from the book of the same name by former Daily News columnist Pete Dexter, and arrives 30 years after events that inspired the story. Which involved Dexter getting beaten half to death by a group of folks who didn't care for one of his columns - an incident inscribed in newspaper lore, in the legend of Dexter, in the city's own reputation for fight-town toughness. Randall "Tex" Cobb, who accompanied Dexter on that night, and himself sustained a broken arm, later remarked that in Philadelphia "even the drunks punch in combination.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chloë Sevigny, who had a memorable turn as a transsexual contract killer in British TV writer Paul Abbott's Hit & Miss , continues to court the quirky with Those Who Kill , a reimagining of the Danish crime drama from X-Files and Millennium writer Glen Morgan. It's potable, for sure, though not exactly vintage stuff. Premiering Monday on A&E, Those Who Kill pretty much lifts its story lines from the Danish hit, but it has a much more perverse take on its main characters.
NEWS
December 15, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dexter, a purebred Australian cattle dog, gnawed on a stuffed animal until he found the sweet spot that made the toy squeak. "They love that squeaker," Marianne Ahern said this month as Dexter and two other four-legged creatures played with the squeaky item at her half-acre house near Langhorne, Bucks County. The toy was originally a Beanie Baby that would have ended up in a landfill, but Ahern reclaimed it, cleaned it, and converted it into a Glad Dogs Nation product. "I see this as my retirement business," said Ahern, 57, president and founder of Glad Dogs Nation.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* DEXTER. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * BREAKING BAD. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. * CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK. 5 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12.   EVEN IF you wanted to, there's no escaping Charlie Rose. His latest PBS show, "Charlie Rose: The Week," only serves to underline how busy the 71-year-old newsman is, since it often showcases work he's done at his other jobs, including his long-running late-night PBS show, "Charlie Rose," his "CBS This Morning" hosting gig and, of course, CBS' "60 Minutes.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
It was the great philosopher Justin Bieber who said, "never say never," and boy, that kid knew what he was talking about. Because lately I find myself doing things I never thought I'd do. Things I'd read about other people doing and thought to myself, I may do a lot of things, but I'll never do that. It started three weeks ago, when I was looking for something to watch on TV and nothing was on, so I defaulted to On Demand. I'm a big fan of On Demand, mostly because I'm not the demanding type and it's training me to assert myself.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Rick Bentley, THE FRESNO BEE
This week's new DVD releases range from the odd to the odder. Cloud Atlas, Grade B : Events and actions in one time period have an effect on past and future eras. Tom Hanks stars. Not since 2001: A Space Odyssey has a film come along that's such a marvel of moviemaking and a frustrating test of comprehension as Cloud Atlas . The latest work by Andy and Lana Wachowski, the minds behind The Matrix , reimagines the art of moviemaking by creating a product that finds cohesion in confusion, distinction in disorder and symmetry in asymmetry.
SPORTS
March 22, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dexter Strickland was trying to decide on a college, he knew he could always count on his friends from Villanova to give him the good word about the Wildcats. If it wasn't Maalik Wayns, it was Dominic Cheek, two players who would commit to Villanova's incoming freshman Class of 2009. There also was 2007 Villanova commit Corey Fisher, a high school teammate of Strickland's at St. Patrick in Elizabeth, N.J. "They did a lot," Strickland said Tuesday. "They kept talking about it each and every day. Me and Maalik were very close.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
* DEXTER. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. SEVEN SEASONS in, the man who plays Dexter Morgan still manages to maintain what seems like a healthy distance from TV's most sympathetic serial killer. So as Showtime's "Dexter" Sunday wraps up what's expected to be its next-to-last season, Michael C. Hall, for one, is not buying the idea that love, loss and fatherhood - and the forced sharing of Dexter's secret with his sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) - have all necessarily made the character a more reliable narrator.
NEWS
December 11, 2011 | By Sue Manning, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Dexter's social calendar this holiday season is chock-full of travel plans, party invites, new clothes, special meals and trips to see Santa Claus. Highlights for the 3-year-old cocker spaniel and his owner Carol Bryant, of Forty Fort, Pa., include a couple of car trips to look at light displays. A friend drives so Bryant can hold Dexter in the passenger seat as they drive by the lighted homes. "He especially likes the animation and wags his tail," she said. Like a lot of pet owners, Bryant makes her holiday plans around her dog. Bryant, the editorial, social media and public relations director for Fido Friendly Magazine, takes photos galore of Dexter in his holiday finest and uses them on Facebook, Twitter, her blog, and in e-mails to friends and Christmas cards.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
In case you were wondering, the holiday season began on TV more than two weeks ago when that adorable little elf Justin Bieber sang "Fa La La," a song from his Christmas album, on Dancing With the Stars . That was the first flake. Here comes the blizzard. If you're not running amok through Best Buy on Black Friday, you can stay home and watch Jingle All the Way or The Elf on a Shelf . The week after that, the Rock Center tree gets lit in prime time (Please be my Santa, Al Roker)
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