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July 16, 2012 | Choose one .
With Batman lurking, the prehistoric critters of Ice Age: Continental Drift ran off with the box office, earning $46 million in their opening weekend. The animated film is the fourth in the Ice Age series, the first in 3-D. There has now been a decade of Ice Age films, with the characters voiced by Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, and John Leguizamo becoming increasingly familiar to audiences, particularly international ones. The film had already done robust overseas business ahead of opening in the United States.
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February 8, 1994 | By ACEL MOORE
On Saturday morning I embarked on what had become a dangerous mission in the last month or so - retrieving my morning Inquirer from my driveway. The driveway has been coated with anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of ice since this Ice Age of '94 began. Up until this weekend, I have managed to negotiate the ice-slick driveway on foot without falling. That morning, my luck ran out. When I slipped and fell, I broke not only my dignity, but my left wrist. As I lay on the ground, my immediate reaction was to take inventory of the damage that was done, and the thought occurred to me: Why couldn't the newspaper deliveryman have missed today?
NEWS
March 25, 1995
The iceman still cometh to the halls of Congress. Every morning, 900 buckets of ice are placed outside the offices of senators and House members by government-paid lackeys at a cost of at least $14,000 a year, according to Roll Call, a non-partisan newspaper that covers Congress. And despite the Republican contempt for this practice last year - before they were elected - 51 of the Republican freshmen have signed up for the service. Maybe this practice made sense before refrigeration, when ice was harder to come by. But we do have the technology now to make ice in our own offices, don't we?
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July 1, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the third installment in the animated movies about goofy prehistoric animals who form an interspecies clan. One might call this feeble attempt to wring every last nickel from a moderately enjoyable franchise The Crass Menagerie. The best thing about the Ice Age movies has always been the tangential plotline about Scrat, the very hungry rodent, who stalks an elusive acorn to the ends of the Earth. The worst thing about this one is that the film's other wild and woolly characters stalk an even more elusive story.
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June 30, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the third installment in the animated movies about goofy prehistoric animals who form an interspecies clan. One might call this feeble attempt to wring every last nickel from a moderately enjoyable franchise The Crass Menagerie . The best thing about the Ice Age movies has always been the tangential plotline about Scrat, the very hungry rodent, who stalks an elusive acorn to the ends of the earth. The worst thing about this one is that the film's other wild and woolly characters stalk an even more elusive story.
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June 30, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
"Ice Age 3" opens this week, so if you want to see a good animated movie, check out  . . . "Up. " Or maybe "Monsters Vs. Aliens," if you can still find it. Anything but "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," packed with ideas as fresh as "Land of the Lost," which we haven't seen for, oh, three weeks now. Sequel No. 2 is in 3-D (glasses required, check theaters), and begins with Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano) fretting over his pregnant wife (Queen Latifah). A labored subplot finds the impending birth alienating Diego the saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2009 | By LAURA RANDALL For the Daily News
When it comes to personal preference, Queen Latifah's taste in animated films runs more along the lines of "Dungeons & Dragons" than "Alvin and the Chipmunks. " One of her all-time favorites is "Heavy Metal," the 1981 sci-fi/fantasy cult favorite known for its sex, loud music, and horror. "It's not quite a kid's movie, but I did see it as a kid and I thought it was pretty cool," the rapper-turned-Oscar-nominated actress recalled. Still, when 20th-Century Fox approached her about taking on the voice of Ellie the Woolly Mammoth in the sequel to the first "Ice Age," she told her agents to make it happen.
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January 16, 1992 | By Jim Detjen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The greenhouse effect is likely to usher in a new Ice Age. First it will get warmer. Then it will get a whole lot colder. So cold, in fact, that giant ice sheets will move south toward the United States. This surprising finding by two scientists is based on an analysis of earlier episodes of global warming using ancient fossils in Europe and North America. Their study, being published today in the British journal Nature, found that massive ice sheets have dramatically grown in size in the Arctic region during periods when global temperatures have increased.
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March 19, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ice Age froze out the competition at movie theaters as the animated film about prehistoric pals debuted with a whopping $47.9 million over the weekend, a record for a movie opening in March. The three-day take for Ice Age nearly pays for its production - the film had a $50 million budget. Many movie fans told the New York Post they were really attending Ice Age to see the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones. They included parents, who grew up with Star Wars and normally wouldn't go to an animated movie with their youngsters.
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June 1, 2013 | By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
MOSCOW - A perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood has been found on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal, Russian scientists said Thursday. The carcass was in such good shape because its lower part was stuck in pure ice, said Semyon Grigoryev, the head of the Mammoth Museum, who led the expedition into the Lyakhovsky Islands off the Siberian coast. "The blood is very dark, it was found in ice cavities below the belly and when we broke these cavities with a pole pick, the blood came running out," he said in a statement released by the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, which sent the team.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Batman held on to his lofty box-office perch over the weekend, as The Dark Knight Rises clocked in with a gate of a little more than $64 million. Still, that was a 60 percent decline from the film's opening weekend receipts of $160.9 mil. Total take in the first 10 days of release for the final installment in Christopher Nolan 's trilogy now stands at $289 million. That's well behind the initial 10-day total of $313.8 million of its 2008 predecessor, The Dark Knight . Second place in the box-office sweeps went to Ice Age: Continental Drift , with $13.3 million in its third week.
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | Choose one .
With Batman lurking, the prehistoric critters of Ice Age: Continental Drift ran off with the box office, earning $46 million in their opening weekend. The animated film is the fourth in the Ice Age series, the first in 3-D. There has now been a decade of Ice Age films, with the characters voiced by Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, and John Leguizamo becoming increasingly familiar to audiences, particularly international ones. The film had already done robust overseas business ahead of opening in the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | By Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
Five minutes into Ice Age: Continental Drift , kindhearted but accident-prone Sid the Sloth (voice of John Leguizamo) riffs a joke that summarizes the franchise. He's telling a new character how he and his glacial mates fought dinosaurs in the prior installment, summing it up: "It didn't make sense, but it sure was exciting. " No truer phrase has ever been uttered about this lucrative animated series. Logic may be extinct, but boy, do these movies whiz by like ice cubes zipping across a linoleum floor.
NEWS
December 28, 2009 | By RALPH R. REILAND
OUR DREADFUL destiny was that we were either going to starve to death or be buried by advancing glaciers in a new ice age. The alleged villain, global cooling, was coming faster than anyone predicted. It wouldn't be all that long before polar bears would be rummaging through Macy's. That was the dire - and now infamous - warning by Newsweek science editor Peter Gwynne in the magazine's April 28, 1975, issue. "There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production - with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth," Gwynne wrote.
NEWS
July 8, 2009
TENSIONS BETWEEN Mayor Nutter and the municipal unions ratcheted up a notch on Monday when the city announced a wage freeze for all employees, including pay step increases and longevity payments. Nutter says he has the authority to impose the freeze because contracts for unionized workers have expired. Cathy Scott of AFSCME DC 47 promises a court action to overturn the move. The freeze will last only until a new contract is signed, but the city hopes the new agreements will include this freeze for all city employees.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the third installment in the animated movies about goofy prehistoric animals who form an interspecies clan. One might call this feeble attempt to wring every last nickel from a moderately enjoyable franchise The Crass Menagerie. The best thing about the Ice Age movies has always been the tangential plotline about Scrat, the very hungry rodent, who stalks an elusive acorn to the ends of the Earth. The worst thing about this one is that the film's other wild and woolly characters stalk an even more elusive story.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2009 | By LAURA RANDALL For the Daily News
When it comes to personal preference, Queen Latifah's taste in animated films runs more along the lines of "Dungeons & Dragons" than "Alvin and the Chipmunks. " One of her all-time favorites is "Heavy Metal," the 1981 sci-fi/fantasy cult favorite known for its sex, loud music, and horror. "It's not quite a kid's movie, but I did see it as a kid and I thought it was pretty cool," the rapper-turned-Oscar-nominated actress recalled. Still, when 20th-Century Fox approached her about taking on the voice of Ellie the Woolly Mammoth in the sequel to the first "Ice Age," she told her agents to make it happen.
NEWS
June 30, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
"Ice Age 3" opens this week, so if you want to see a good animated movie, check out  . . . "Up. " Or maybe "Monsters Vs. Aliens," if you can still find it. Anything but "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," packed with ideas as fresh as "Land of the Lost," which we haven't seen for, oh, three weeks now. Sequel No. 2 is in 3-D (glasses required, check theaters), and begins with Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano) fretting over his pregnant wife (Queen Latifah). A labored subplot finds the impending birth alienating Diego the saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary)
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