July 23, 2015 |
A Chester County DJ who was charged with 300 counts of sexual assault and child pornography in April allegedly also raped and filmed a woman last September who thought she was being hired for a modeling job, the district attorney's office said Tuesday. Daniel Milowicki, 28, a self-employed photographer and disc jockey who uses the name DJ Dan Dub C, was out on bail when he was arrested for a second time on July 16 on rape and other charges, said District Attorney Tom Hogan. Milowicki routinely worked at events such as children's pool parties, birthday parties, and school dances, as well as at weddings, bars and other events, police said.
July 22, 2015 |
Hollywood is in town Don't be too surprised if you run across actors Anna Gunn ( Breaking Bad ), James Purefoy ( The Following ), or Carrie Preston ( The Good Wife ) in and around Philadelphia in the next couple of weeks. They're here to shoot a new film by indie helmer Meera Menon ( Farah Goes Bang ) called Equity . It's a drama about the world of Wall Street: Yep, our town is to double for the Big Apple. Country's royal couple split As everyone knows, the best country-music love songs have sad endings.
July 17, 2015 |
LOS ANGELES - Evangeline Lilly plays yet another strong female character in "Ant-Man," but don't expect her character, Hope Van Dyne, to kick as much butt as the movie's trailer implies. Lilly feels this is a good thing. "I think the good intentions of male-dominated Hollywood have resulted - again, with the best of intentions - in what I feel are a lot of female heroes acting like men," Lilly said recently in an interview during the film's press event. "What I feel is [important to]
July 13, 2015 |
Ant-Man is upon us. On Friday, another superhero heads to the multiplexes. A Silver Age brethren of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor, Ant-Man is, um, a little different. Sure, he has the superhuman strength, the supercool costume, and the supersmart-alecky retorts of a Marvel Comics crimebuster. But this guy is less than an inch high, and if he joined his fellow Formicidae in an invasion of your kitchen pantry, you'd grab the Raid and gun him down with the rest of the pests. How can this tiny speck possibly do battle with evil masterminds bent on world domination?
July 11, 2015 |
Communiy development and independent cinema combine in Movies on the Block, a series of free outdoor screenings sponsored by the Philadelphia Film Society and backed by local foundation Fierce Advocacy Fund. PFS established Movies on the Block to increase access to films across the city, adapting existing urban spaces to meet the needs of areas with "chronic concerns," such as gun violence and health issues such as obesity and diabetes. "When movie houses started, it was always a community gathering place," said Allison Koehler, education and programs director at PFS. Now, "a lot of us feel that going to the movies is an individual experience, and we want to bring back movie-going as a gathering place.
July 9, 2015 |
Eric JonRosh, the creative genius behind TV's most beloved miniseries of all time, The Spoils of Babylon , graces our screens a year later with the earth-shattering follow-up, The Spoils Before Dying , a three-hour miniseries of world historical significance offered by IFC across three consecutive nights. This world-changing event starts Wednesday. A self-proclaimed "auteur-storyteller-novelist-birdwatcher-yachtsman-journalist-short-story-ist-journeyman," JonRosh is the ultra-ridiculous, hyperbolic, rotund Orson Welles-ian character played with delicious irony by Will Ferrell.
July 8, 2015 |
Don't look for light cinematic fare for the opening Tuesday of the Philadelphia gay film festival qFLIX. Its second annual iteration, which runs through Sunday, will lead with a moody romantic drama, Beautiful Something , set here and shot by local director Joseph Graham. And the weighty stuff continues, with documentaries whose titles speak to global LGBT struggles, among them A Sinner in Mecca andthe savage, Ugandan-made Outed: The Painful Reality . One film being buzzed about in Philadelphia's gay community, however, has a comic streak as wide as the United States: Be Who You Are , a deceptively simple, charming, buoyant documentary to premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday at Prince Music Theater.
July 4, 2015 |
Deeply personal and filled with love, Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear is nonetheless a hard movie to watch - hard to watch comfortably. Based on her experiences growing up with a father who was in and out of institutions, diagnosed with manic depression, Forbes' film throws a memoir-ish lasso around late-1970s Cambridge, Mass., where a family with a wildly careening dad, a mom trying to pursue a career, and two girls caught in the throes go...
July 4, 2015 |
He's widely considered by critics as one of the top directors in the world, but Taiwan-based Malaysian Chinese auteur Tsai Ming-liang's works are hardly rarefied creations. And while he's something of a minimalist, his movies do not have the antiseptic, static, arid feel of so many films classed under that banner. Films such as Vive L'Amour (1994), The River (1997), and his most recent entry, the 2013 masterpiece Stray Dogs are lively, urban parables that burrow into the nitty-gritty of life in modern Taipei.
July 3, 2015 |
It seemed to Philadelphia Art Commission members a curious notion: SugarHouse Casino was asking for approval to finance a documentary and annual film festival to meet its mandate to invest in public art. Members were receptive Wednesday, but had questions: How does a $100,000 film about the history of Philadelphia as a onetime motion picture mecca constitute public art? How, unlike the LOVE statue, would it be visible to the public? Would such a project endure for years? "What assurances has the city . . . that this is going to be lasting?"