June 2, 2014 |
LAST SUMMER downashore, all we did was talk about Sandy. This year, beachgoers are back to talking about sand itself. And surf. And sun. And all those local seaside occasions worth planning your weeklong vacation around: Ocean City's Night in Venice, Cape May's block party Seafood Festival, A.C.'s Airshow. So. Have at it. Bring the kids. Join the crowds. Get a little sand in your shoes. Strawberry Festival, West Cape May, June 7. The Shore town is best at feting the fruits (and veggies)
May 15, 2014 |
GODZILLA WAS born of a national psyche freshly wounded by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He debuted in 1954 in director Ishiro Honda's "Gojira. " Toho Studios thought so little of the project, it refused to pay for the puppets and stop-action photography that had made "King Kong" scary. Honda was forced to use a guy in a rubber monster suit. More than two dozen movies later, the special effects have blossomed in tandem with the monster's success. The latest effort, costing $160 million, is "Godzilla," which opens Friday.
May 2, 2014 |
What matters most in a movie, Ramesh Kajaria says, is the story. This one might have possibilities: A boy grows up in "Bollywood," immigrates to America, and, after a successful engineering career, finds happiness curating a foreign film series in South Jersey. "There were five studios in Andheri, my town in suburban Bombay, and my friend and I used to sneak inside and watch movies being made," Kajaria (kuh-jar-ia), 67, recalls. "Bollywood was a big part of life," he says. "Movies were quite inexpensive in those days - about one rupee," 20 cents.
April 25, 2014 |
Gloucester Catholic's Marissa Capello breezed through Deptford's lineup through five innings of Wednesday afternoon's Tri-County Conference Diamond Division softball game before allowing three runs over the final two frames. No matter, though, as the junior was always in control to lead the Rams over the Spartans, 10-3, at West Deptford Little League field. Capello scattered four hits and struck out 18 to earn the win. Marisa Meglino doubled and drove in two runs, and Coastal Carolina recruit Annie Robinson belted a home run. Angela Antonini and Allison McCarthy also doubled.
April 17, 2014 |
LACE 'EM UP and buckle up, NHL playoff season is here. Don't take any stupid penalties, watch those cross-ice passes and just win your shift. First one to 16 victories gets the best trophy in North American pro sports. Here's a look at the first-round matchups, in bracket order, of course. (Note, see our other writers' picks on the series besides Flyers-Rangesr below the capsules.) Eastern Conference FLYERS vs. RANGERS Goals for : 2.84 Flyers, 2.61 Rangers Goals against: 2.77 Flyers, 2.32 Rangers Power play: 8th Flyers, 15th Rangers Penalty kill: 7th Flyers, 3rd Rangers Last 10: 4-3-3 Flyers, 6-2-2 Rangesr Season series: Tied, 2-2 Three things: Rangers were essentially forced to trade captain Ryan Callahan to Tampa Bay at the deadline for Lightning captain Martin St. Louis.