November 5, 2015 |
DID SOMEBODY mention a possible hangover? Well, yes. Temple football coach Matt Rhule, as a matter of fact, three days after his 23rd-ranked Owls (7-1, 4-0 American) came within minutes of beating No. 8 Notre Dame (7-1) in what was only the biggest moment in program history. "I don't know that our team is over it yet, and that's a scary thought," said Rhule, whose team will play Friday night at Southern Methodist (1-7, 0-4) as a 12-point favorite. "Life moves on. Nobody cares what happened, or why. We'll find out a lot about our guys this week.
November 8, 2014 |
DESPITE LOSING at Richmond by a point, Villanova still is in position to make some serious postseason noise. If they can win their last three, starting tomorrow at home against Towson (4-5, 2-3), the seventh-ranked Wildcats (7-1, 4-1 CAA) likely will get an opening bye in the FCS tournament and at least one home game. Or maybe even two. Which should be more than enough incentive. "I like our chances," said coach Andy Talley, who might be unbeaten if his kickers had made a short field goal at the end of regulation in the opener at Syracuse and a PAT in the rain in Virginia.
May 24, 2013
Directed by Todd Phillips. With Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, John Goodman, and Ken Jeong. Distributed by Warner Bros. Running time: 1 hour, 40 mins. Parent's guide: R (violence, profanity, nudity, drugs, adult themes, giraffe abuse) Playing at: area theaters
May 24, 2013 |
Guys get blotto. . . . wake up and can't remember what happened the night before. . . . madness ensues. So goes the premise of 2009's The Hangover and its 2011 sequel, but the post-binge amnesia idea is jettisoned in The Hangover Part III . Make no mistake, there's still plenty of madness (whether it's funny or not is another question), but director Todd Phillips, back to hammer the nails in the coffin of his hit franchise, has opted to make a kind of gangland kidnapping action thriller instead.
May 23, 2013 |
THE SAFEST PLACE to be in "Hangover 3" is the spot usually reserved for Justin Bartha - off camera. Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms look like they're trying to sneak out a side door of this played-out franchise, happily ceding screen time to Zack Galifianakis and especially Ken Jeong. (Poor Helms doesn't quite make it - stay around for the end credits.) An apt subtitle for the trilogy's finale would be "Chow Time" - Jeong's flamboyant mystery man is the driver of a gold-heist plot that has the wolfpack in Mexico trying to find Chow, key to locating missing bullion that belongs to a vengeful crook (John Goodman)
November 30, 2012 |
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - How a team reacts to winning is often more a measure of its possibilities than how it plays after a loss. La Salle finally beat Villanova Sunday after losing 10 straight to the Wildcats. Mediocre teams spend too much time celebrating a big win. Good teams use that feeling and play even better. La Salle could not have much better in the first 12 minutes Thursday night at Rider. The Explorers scored 30 points on 20 possessions, opened up an 18-point lead and held it to the finish line, winning wire-to-wire, 63-52.
March 23, 2012 |
CHILLS, BOUTS of depression, loss of appetite: These are all symptoms of "The Hunger Games" hangover. After devouring Suzanne Collins' kid-killing trilogy and checking out the long-anticipated film adaptation, we understand if you are left wanting - nay! - needing more. Here's how to get your "Hunger" fix while you wait for the film's second installment, "Catching Fire," which is expected November 2013. Literature "The Giver": While many would point to William Golding's Lord of the Flies as the obvious antecedent to The Hunger Games, we see more in common with Lois Lowry's classic about a society that is so devoid of free will that people can't even see colors.
March 2, 2012 |
LAST WEEK, critics worried that "Act of Valor" might be a Navy recruitment video, luring young people into a life of (gasp!) military service. Not to worry. After that one-week blip, Hollywood is back to business as usual, pandering to a young male demo with a movie that celebrates self-indulgence, status-seeking, substance abuse, vulgarity and the headlong quest for "fine bitches," preferably drunk ones. It's called "Project X" and has all the earmarks of a commercial success.
December 29, 2011
WHEN YOU load up the cooler this week for your New Year's Eve soaking, take a moment to think about what you're going to drink on the morning after. Ah, yes, the hair of the dog that bit you. Hard-earned experience has taught us that the best hangover cure is prevention: Go easy on the bubbles and drink plenty of water. An aspirin before bedtime works wonders, too. But preparing for the worst is my motto, so here goes. The phrase "hair of the dog" is traced to the ancient Hippocratic philosophy of similia similibus curantur ("like cures like")