May 8, 2015 |
GOOD THINGS were forecast for feminism when women in Hollywood gained control of their filmmaking destinies, as has happened with "Hot Pursuit. " Reese Witherspoon produces, Anne Fletcher directs and Witherspoon stars as Cooper, a cop escorting federal witness Riva (Emmy winner Sofia Vergara, on loan from "Modern Family") to the trial of a dangerous drug kingpin. So, it's with some disappointment that we report that most of the jokes in "Hot Pursuit" involve cutting remarks about physical appearance - Vergara is busty and vain and likes expensive shoes, Witherspoon is short and boyish and looks "like a lesbian.
January 3, 2013 |
It's on. The Eagles and Browns will vie for Chip Kelly as both teams have scheduled interviews with the Oregon coach to fill their vacancies, an NFL source said Wednesday. Moreover, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman will compete with their former colleague, Joe Banner, who is now the Browns CEO. USA Today, which first reported the Eagles and Browns interviews, included the Bills as the third NFL team that is set to meet with Kelly. The Eagles and Browns have Kelly high on their wish lists, if not at the top, multiple NFL sources have said.
November 14, 2012 |
They keep coming, these supremely gifted young players. Is there a place for them all in the contracting classical cosmos? Violinist Benjamin Beilman, 22, made a strong case for himself as a rare talent in a Sunday afternoon Astral Artists Trinity Center recital in Poulenc, Brahms, Messiaen, and Schubert. It was a program packed with stylistic diversity, and with sheer notes. Schubert's Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major (D. 934 ) has so much etudelike repetition the violinist begins to seem like a sous chef slicing and dicing his way through the task.
January 10, 2008 |
By the morning of Nov. 16, the news had spread throughout the community that Michael Caulder, 60, had died two days earlier of a gunshot wound to the head in his Tredyffrin Township home, in what police would later rule as a homicide. That afternoon, a photographer from a local newspaper was taking pictures of the outside of the house, and making small talk with a police officer guarding the Vassar Circle home. Another photographer, much younger, with shaggy, sandy brown hair, snapped shots as well.
June 14, 2005 |
When I was a child, one of my favorite books was Dr. Seuss' And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Told by his father to look out for interesting sights on the way to school, young Marco uses his imagination to transform a plain horse and wagon into a zebra pulling a chariot and even more fantastic sights as the tale goes on. As an adult, I still hold fast to the idea that the world is full of hidden wonders if you just, as Marco's father...
November 23, 2002 |
The tours are over. Jim Thome, David Bell and Tom Glavine, the three free agents the Phillies have hotly pursued this month, have all seen the rising red steel and heard the steady pounding of pile drivers at the new ballpark's construction site. They've toured the city and the suburbs, eaten cheesesteaks, watched the local hockey team, and fielded lucrative offers. Now it's time for decisions - and suspense. Even as Glavine took off from Philadelphia, rumors also flew: The Phillies had stealthily increased their three-year offer by $3 million to a new market high of $30 million (according to today's Bergen Record)
September 29, 2001 |
A small number of CIA operatives and U.S. Army commandos have slipped into northern Afghanistan to scout Afghan military positions and seek information on the whereabouts of suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, senior administration officials said yesterday. The Pentagon refused to comment on the military movement, and President Bush said that neither he nor other senior administration officials would publicly discuss details of his war on terrorism. "But make no mistake about it," Bush said.
July 31, 2000 |
In his 1884 science-fiction classic, Flatland, mathematician Edwin A. Abbott wrote of mythical 2-D shapes that slid around each other in a perfectly flat world, unaware of - and unable to comprehend - the 3-D universe above and below them. At the time, Abbott and his Victorian colleagues were toying with the possibility that we are just as trapped in our own world of length, width and depth, oblivious to fourth or fifth dimensions surrounding us. Since then, the notion of extra dimensions has cropped up in both science and science fiction (someone got lost in the fourth dimension in an episode of The Twilight Zone)
March 24, 1999 |
No, it was not a filming of a "Dukes of Hazzard" special. Even the Duke boys had only two, maybe three Hazzard County cops in "hot pursuit. " One recent week, however, Philadelphia's finest found a way to crash five police cruisers in 20 minutes. That's right, five police cars crashed - in pursuit of what? A serial killer? A mob boss? The Unabomber? Nope, the five police cars were part of a 50- mile high-speed chase, along with seven State Police cars and a State Police helicopter in pursuit of a pickpocket through the streets of West Philadelphia, pinballing off parked cars, trees and, believe it or not, each other.
November 1, 1998 |
Another day, another lead by Vijay Singh. But going into today's final round of the $4 million, season-ending Tour Championship, the plot is plenty thick. After a par round of 70 yesterday that was anything but pretty, the PGA Championship winner, at 7 under, holds a 1-shot lead over a pair of hungry pretenders to the Tour Championship throne and the $720,000 winner's check: Jim Furyk and Hal Sutton. "Today was a struggle," said Singh, who scrambled more often than a young Randall Cunningham after hitting only six fairways and 12 greens all day. "It was a very up-and-down round, very patchy.