June 1, 2016
LOS ANGELES - When I interviewed Lana Condor , who plays fan-favorite mutant Jubilee in her first feature-and the new franchise entry, X-Men: Apocalypse , she did not even have a Wikipedia page yet. "No, I don't think I would," the 19-year-old said before laughing. Condor said starting out in such a giant tentpole movie had pluses and minuses. "It's a platform I'm lucky to have," she said, "and hopefully can use to get more work. But the downside is that filming X-Men was a dream.
May 29, 2016 |
Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in King of Prussia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment. "I couldn't stand being the owner/manager and a customer coming up to me and saying, 'Don, when is that treadmill going to be fixed?' and me trying to get a service manager on the phone. " Finding someone to evaluate a malfunctioning treadmill or elliptical machine and fix it quickly often was as sweat-inducing and tortuous as a 10-mile run uphill.
May 28, 2016 |
The latest goaltender to shepherd his team to the Stanley Cup Finals hadn't been a full-time starter in the NHL until this season and has a name that sounds like a mutual-fund firm. Martin Jones is 26 years old, stands 6-foot-4, and had appeared in all of 20 games for the Los Angeles Kings before the San Jose Sharks acquired him in a trade last June (after he spent four days as a Boston Bruin). The Sharks immediately made him their No. 1 goalie. He played 65 regular-season games and has started all 18 of their playoff games, and his team is in the Finals for the first time in its 24 years of existence.
May 10, 2016
ISSUE | EAGLES Bradford needs to prove himself Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford needs to grow up and get back to work ("An unfair fight," Wednesday). He is acting like a juvenile refusing to honor the two-year, $35 million contract he signed ($22 million guaranteed). His behavior might be understandable if he were a bona fide franchise quarterback. Being a franchise quarterback needs to be earned, not proclaimed, however, and he has not yet earned that in Philadelphia. If he were to show up for work and earn what he is being paid, he might find himself in Philadelphia beyond his two-year contract or position himself for a big payday elsewhere.
March 29, 2016 |
In all of Hollywood history, there have been 139 comic book adaptations to the silver screen. It only seems as if that many will be released in the next two years. The reason for the surge? Success. Let's start with the enormous success of Deadpool , one of the Top 10 Marvel-based films ever as far as tickets sold, and which is still going strong in theaters. The long-predicted "superhero fatigue" not only hasn't materialized, there's also no sign of it on the horizon.
March 11, 2016 |
It's practically palatial, the underground bunker in 10 Cloverfield Lane , compared to Brie Larson and little Jacob Tremblay's claustrophobic shed in Room . The cozy warren where Mary Elizabeth Winstead awakens, her leg shackled and an IV poking into her arm, looks like a luxury Airbnb. There's a kitchen, a living room, a jukebox, a TV, and a library of DVDs and VHS tapes - and she has her own private place to sleep. Sure, the door is locked from the outside. But things could be worse.
February 17, 2016 |
The Eagles are on the clock with Sam Bradford. The window for NFL teams to use their franchise tags begins Tuesday and extends to March 1. If the franchise tag is not used on a pending free agent during that period, that player would be free to sign elsewhere beginning March 9. Teams can use the franchise tag on one free agent to help keep that player off the open market. The tag provides a one-year contract at the average of the five highest-paid players at his position or 120 percent of his previous year's salary, whichever is greater.
February 17, 2016 |
THE EAGLES have a complicated, less-than-happy history with the franchise tag, which NFL teams can begin applying today to keep key players from becoming free agents. The Birds aren't expected to use the 2016 tag, today or at all before the March 1 deadline, to ensure the retention of their most prominent free agent, quarterback Sam Bradford. They still might sign Bradford, but they don't seem wed to him to the extent that they're willing to dedicate $20 million or so of their 2016 salary cap to the notion.
January 5, 2016 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - After a week of upheaval, the Eagles offered a reminder of both the problems and the potential that their next head coach will inherit. You are plenty familiar with the problems: a front seven that is neither big enough in the middle nor fast enough on the edges; cornerbacks who require regular help on both sides of the field; an offensive line that has struggled to block between the tackles, wide receivers who either struggle to get open or drop balls when they do. The potential is much shorter.
December 27, 2015
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