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July 5, 1994 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's rare, in the course of interviewing movie stars about their new film, that one of the actors leans over and smacks another in the head, then rips a soggy bagel out of his mouth. It's simply not done in most proper social settings, even among pampered film actors. But then, most movie stars aren't Jacob and Adam Worton, the blond, blue- eyed, 19-month-old identical twins who make their acting debuts - actually, their crawling, grinning and drooling debuts - in the new comedy Baby's Day Out. "WWAAAAAHHH!
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Memo to candidates for governor: It's not a good idea to hire an actor for your TV commercial who once played "Mr. Cannibal" in a torture flick. Democrat Tom Wolf's campaign learned that lesson Monday as the website BuzzFeed reported the other role of lawyer and actor Alan Benyak - and Republicans blasted what they called an offensive error in judgment. "We were unaware of Mr. Benyak's involvement in the film," Wolf spokesman Mark Nicastre said Monday night. He said the campaign was sending a substitute ad - with Benyak edited out - to TV stations.
NEWS
September 3, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
After Red Mascara, 92, wrote "I'm From New Jersey" in 1960, he started campaigning for it to become the official state song. After 54 years, the effort "needs a spark," says Red, who was born Joseph Rocco Mascari in Phillipsburg, Warren County, where he still lives. "Maybe this is the spark. " "This" is an almost-finished documentary by Daniel Goodman. His film also is called I'm From New Jersey , and its hero is a gentlemanly, self-taught tunesmith who refuses to give up. I'm from New Jersey / and I'm proud about it / I love the Garden State "I realized that his song really is all about what I was trying to talk about in my film," says Goodman, 30, who's raised $48,000 for the project through the Kickstarter online funding platform.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1991 | By Stu Bykofsky, Daily News Columnist
"Today is Black Thursday," Channel 6 cameraman Bob Kravitz said yesterday, the day Saddam Hussein had threatened a "rain of fire. " After almost a week in Saudi Arabia, Kravitz and Action News reporter Dann Cuellar have decided to sleep during the day and remain awake at night because "that's when he starts peppering us with his Scuds," Kravitz said in a telephone interview from eastern Saudi Arabia. "This was the first morning we didn't get a 'wake-up' call. We call it Scud awake," he said.
NEWS
February 13, 2007 | By Rebecca Nugent
Many parents in Evesham Township have found the recent curriculum changes in the K-8 district, which include the video That's a Family!, unacceptable. The reasons vary, and I can speak only to my own rationale. While I understand and support the schools' efforts to promote respect for all persons, the district circumvented this goal when it presented materials explicitly or implicitly endorsing one particular moral viewpoint over competing views. That's a Family! was produced not to encourage tolerance, but to aggressively advocate the normalization of homosexual behavior.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2007 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
The weeds are sky-high in Times Square. Deer run the avenues, hopscotching around abandoned cars. Mass graves fill Central Park. Manhattan, in the year 2012, is a ghost town. Not even Rudy Giuliani could save the place. But maybe Will Smith can. In I Am Legend , a big-budget adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 sci-fi novel (and two film versions: the 1964 Last Man on Earth and the 1971 Charlton Heston-starring Omega Man ), Smith plays Robert Neville, a military scientist who seems to be the last man in Manhattan.
FOOD
February 16, 2012
Bridgeton, N.J., is poised for its second annual one-day/one-film food festival, April 21, with a screening of Like Water for Chocolate , director Alfonso Arau's 1992 film based on the novel by Laura Esquivel. Eventgoers will be treated to a beer/wine tasting with appetizers before the film, and a full-course dinner and dessert after it, with a meal inspired by the foods in the movie story line and produced by local restaurateur-experts in Mexican cuisines. Traditional Mexican music and a cooking demonstration round out the evening at the Ashley McCormick Center, a former furniture emporium on East Commerce Street.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Augustine Anthony and Haris Anwar, Bloomberg News
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan deployed its army to protect diplomatic missions in Islamabad on Thursday amid some of the most sustained and violent protests yet against an American-made film that denigrates Muhammad. "We have to do everything we can to protect foreigners in the country," Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told the GEO television channel, criticizing violence he said was an attempt to sabotage the government's call for peaceful rallies Thursday. "Is this the way to show respect to our Prophet?"
NEWS
February 15, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
The man responsible for bringing the controversial film, "Hail, Mary," to Philadelphia pondered the dozen religious protesters who were praying the rosary on the street below and felt a certain sense of relief. "We think this is the easier part now," film programmer Ray Murray, a Roman Catholic, said yesterday afternoon in his second-floor office as the French movie began a one-week run at the Theatre of the Living Arts on South Street. "We've been under a lot of tension with the letters and calls . . .," Murray said.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1988 | By Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
The people behind the selling of the movie "The Last Temptation of Christ" are hoping the good word from the nation's movie critics will keep the box office humming. Although Universal Pictures refuses to talk about the marketing of the movie, it's clear that the studio is shunning TV advertising in favor of a low-profile newspaper campaign to reach the movie's target audience and to cool opposition to the film. And one industry observer speculated that to counter the outcry against the film, the company had been forced to spend more on advertising than it wanted.
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NEWS
September 14, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
They are three of the most important individuals in American history. All had the last name Roosevelt, and all were beset by personal demons that threatened to cut them down. Theodore, Franklin Delano, and Eleanor Roosevelt helped define the American century, said Ken Burns, creator and director of PBS's epic 14-hour documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History . Divided into seven two-hour episodes, it will air on consecutive nights beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. on PBS (locally on WHYY-TV12)
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Memo to candidates for governor: It's not a good idea to hire an actor for your TV commercial who once played "Mr. Cannibal" in a torture flick. Democrat Tom Wolf's campaign learned that lesson Monday as the website BuzzFeed reported the other role of lawyer and actor Alan Benyak - and Republicans blasted what they called an offensive error in judgment. "We were unaware of Mr. Benyak's involvement in the film," Wolf spokesman Mark Nicastre said Monday night. He said the campaign was sending a substitute ad - with Benyak edited out - to TV stations.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE'S A MOMENT in "The Fisher King" when Robin Williams' character, homeless and unhinged by the death of his wife, gets close to something happy. And then a fire-wielding red knight appears on horseback, the embodiment of all his anguish, forcing him back toward the darkness of his own depression. It seems so much more than just a scene in a movie now, in light of the gifted actor's suicide last month. On Tuesday night, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Philadelphia Film Society, the movie website eflixir.com and Minding Your Mind, a Philadelphia mental-health awareness group, will present the 1991 film at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts as part of National Suicide Prevention Week.
NEWS
September 3, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
After Red Mascara, 92, wrote "I'm From New Jersey" in 1960, he started campaigning for it to become the official state song. After 54 years, the effort "needs a spark," says Red, who was born Joseph Rocco Mascari in Phillipsburg, Warren County, where he still lives. "Maybe this is the spark. " "This" is an almost-finished documentary by Daniel Goodman. His film also is called I'm From New Jersey , and its hero is a gentlemanly, self-taught tunesmith who refuses to give up. I'm from New Jersey / and I'm proud about it / I love the Garden State "I realized that his song really is all about what I was trying to talk about in my film," says Goodman, 30, who's raised $48,000 for the project through the Kickstarter online funding platform.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
"GUARDIANS of the Galaxy," the Marvel movie everyone scoffed at because no one knew the characters, became the No. 1 movie of the year this past weekend, finishing in first place once again with $16.3 million and upping its domestic gross to nearly $275 million. In another week or so it will pass "Man of Steel," a DC movie featuring a character everyone knew. Throw in another $275 million in foreign box office and "Guardians" is continuing to make Disney's $4 billion purchase of Marvel seem like a bargain.
NEWS
September 1, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Is Reese Witherspoon this year's Matthew McConaughey ? That is, a familiar face from formula-froth rom-coms and packaged studio product who opts to return to the kind of smaller-budget, character-driven fare that launched said career, and who uses the Toronto International Film Festival as a catapult to awards-season glory? Last year: McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club , directed by French Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée , and a best-actor Oscar at the end of it all. This year: Witherspoon in Wild , likewise directed by Vallée - and with an Academy Award best actress statue in her future, perhaps?
NEWS
August 29, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
  ANGELINA JOLIE   and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Correns, France, a spokesman for the couple says. The wedding was small and private (good for them) and attended by friends and family (but not Angelina's father, Jon Voight , who didn't know, according to "Inside Edition") at Chateau Miraval. Tattle sent regrets. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Brangelina obtained a marriage license from a California judge, who also conducted the ceremony in France.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
For the last 19 years, Philadelphia has had an annual festival, under one name or another, celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender films. A common denominator has been Thom Cardwell, who helped oversee the ambitious Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, called QFest since 2009. After producer TLA Entertainment Group changed hands and focus earlier this year, 2014's QFest was dropped from its usual spot on the July calendar. Cardwell, however, stepped up to fill the vacuum.
SPORTS
August 22, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
GROWING UP in Olney where he still lives, Tony Chennault knew all about the lure of the streets. Following a decorated basketball career at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, two seasons playing at Wake Forest and two more at Villanova and now armed with a communications degree from Villanova, Chennault is telling a story from those streets in a film called "Oldhead," about the wise, older mentor some young men will believe in while others will ignore....
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