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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!
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.
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
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.
LIVING
March 30, 1986 | By Gary Haynes, Inquirer Graphic Arts Director
Color film is expensive and getting more so. Several years ago, market manipulations pushed silver prices to $50 an ounce, and manufacturers of film and paper escalated prices sharply. Now that silver is back to less than $10 an ounce, film and paper prices keep going up, with no ceiling in sight. One way to economize on film is to buy in volume. A roll of Kodachrome 36's costs $7 list, but if you buy 20 rolls at a time almost any dealer will give you a discount, and of course if you buy a case, 300 rolls, some will cut the price further and even store it for you. Buying film in quantity from discounters is not a bad idea, because lower prices ensure rapid turnover of stocks, meaning that you will be getting fresh film, not something that has been gathering dust on the shelf.
NEWS
May 14, 1987 | By Theresa Conroy, Special to The Inquirer
It begins with teenagers drinking "just for fun. " It ends in death. During a 13-minute color video, a car carrying a drunken driver and his friend veers out of control on a narrow, County Line Road bridge. The car strikes a guardrail and flips onto its roof. Workers from the Horsham Township Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad rush to the scene and perform lifesaving emergency procedures. But the teenagers die. The video, which took volunteers from local school districts and businesses two years to make, simulates the dangers of drunken driving in an effort to dissuade teenagers from making fatal mistakes, one of the producers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1992 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You don't have to be a fan of environmental Vice President-elect Al Gore to enjoy Tropical Rainforest, the Franklin Institute's new film, opening in the Omniverse Theater Nov. 20 for a seven-month run. The movie will bring to four-story life the flora and fauna of some of the world's rain forests. You'll see a blue Ulysses butterfly emerging from its chrysalis; leaf-cutting ants marching across a log with their bounty; pythons looking you in the eye and more. The film also focuses on recent destruction of some of these fragile environments.
NEWS
December 22, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOKYO - Director Yoshimitsu Morita, whose films depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of everyday life in conformist Japan, has died. He was 61. Morita, who won international acclaim over his prolific 30-year career, died Tuesday of acute liver failure at a Tokyo hospital, said Yoko Ota, spokeswoman at Toei Co., the film company behind his latest work. Morita's movies were distinctly Japanese, depicting the fragile beauty of the nation's human psyche and visual landscape while daringly poking fun at its ridiculous tendency for rigid bureaucracy and ritualistic hierarchy.
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August 22, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emily DiPrimio was about 4 years old when her dad, Ron, cast her in one of the scary movies he makes in his spare time. She played a little girl who gets to tell a guy he's dead. "Ever since then, she had the bug," her father said. On Friday evening, the Vineland 15-year-old will really get to strut her stuff. Carver , a 1980s-style slasher flick that Emily directed and cowrote with her father, will premiere as the opening feature of the second annual Reel East Film Festival.
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August 15, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fort Tilden is about two spoiled brats who have had life handed to them, who fake depth so well that even they are not aware of how wholly shallow they are, who are reprehensible to everyone around them and even to each other. They make for a pretty good movie. Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott) live in a gorgeous Williamsburg apartment that is paid for by the Bank of Parent, as is the rest of their lifestyle. Harper is an artist, or so she claims, but her main job seems to be asking her dad for money.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
20TH CENTURY FOX has made three tries with the "Fantastic Four" and it hasn't been fantastic yet. When you consider that Marvel/Disney did stunningly better with the little known "Ant-Man," maybe it's time that Fox, the studio that gave up on Daredevil and Elektra, should let Marvel/Disney take back the FF. This latest unnecessary FF reboot debuted with just $26.2 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates yesterday....
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August 4, 2015 | BY ELLEN GRAY, Daily News Television Critic graye@phillynews.com, 215-854-5950
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - With just a few weeks left of filming for the sixth and final season, the cast of "Downton Abbey" made its final appearance at the Television Critics Association's summer meetings in Beverly Hills this weekend, and some reporters seemed reluctant to let go. One practically begged executive producer Gareth Neame for an annual two-hour movie. (Sorry. Not likely.) Neame, though, wasn't ruling out (or in) the possibility of one feature-length "Downton" continuation.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amy Powerful documentary portrait of Amy Winehouse, the British singer who died in 2011 at 27, a victim of drink, drugs, and fame. Soul-stirring, heartbreaking, the film uses a trove of archival footage, much of it recorded on smartphones by friends, lovers, bandmates, roadies, record execs, and fans, to trace the life and blazing career of the singer and songwriter with the trademark beehive and the fearsome talent. R Tangerine The clack of prostitutes' heels, screaming matches in divey motels, the admonishments of a doughnut shop owner threatening to call the police . . .. Sean Baker's iPhone-shot film plunges into the world of transgender sex workers on the streets of L.A., following two friends - played by newcomers Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor - looking for their pimp.
NEWS
July 31, 2015
The BlackStar Film Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday, featuring some of the best films from black directors, writers, and documentarians encompassing the African diaspora. Films such as BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez and dream hampton's Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story aren't the only must-sees at the fest. We chose five more. All tickets are $12; $8 for students or seniors: Life Essentials with Ruby Dee: Director Muta'Ali Muhammad tells the story of his grandparents, who happen to be famed actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When the BlackStar Film Festival, highlighting cinema culled from the African diaspora, hits venues around University City starting Thursday, it will bring its usual retinue of serious narrative and documentary fare. BlackStar's closing film happens to be its starkest, darkest entry: Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story , a documentary from filmmaker dream hampton about the vicious 2011 murder of a black trans teen, 19-year-old Shelley "Treasure" Hilliard, who was ritually burned and dismembered, as though her murderer had a desire to erase rather than kill.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sonia Sanchez wonders how she became "this woman with razor blades between her teeth. " "That's a great line, I think," she says of the imagery from her poem "Woman. " "I love how stuff comes through the body - starts at the toe jam and goes all the way up!" She makes jazzy hand motions from her feet all the way through her body. The 80-year-old award-winning poet, educator, mother, and activist sits on a couch in her airy Germantown home, African sculptures decorating the walls or standing at attention.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2015
Repertory Films Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com . Ghostbusters (1984) $10.50; $8 seniors and students. 7/29. 7 pm. 42nd Street (1933) $10.50; $8 seniors and students. 7/30. 7 pm. Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org . North By Northwest (1959) $12; $9 seniors; $8 children. 7/28. 7:15 pm. Harold & Maude (1971) $12; $9 seniors; $8 children. 7/29.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thirteen films will be screened at the Kimmel Center the week leading up to Pope Francis' visit - the latest in a huge lineup of cultural offerings throughout Philadelphia announced for late September. The World Meeting of Families Film Festival will run Sept. 22-25, featuring films about Philadelphia and the Catholic Church, as well as classic movie offerings for families. The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is curating the event, which will be ticketed ($10 for adults, $5 for children)
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