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May 20, 2002 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Johnny, 12, likes playing basketball, football and video games. He also enjoys swimming, hiking, listening to music on the radio, and drawing action figures from television. One talent he is working to perfect is magic. His main area of expertise so far is card tricks. There is neglect in Johnny's background, and he receives therapy to help him manage his anger, control impulsive behavior, and express his feelings. He receives medication for an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
NEWS
May 26, 1995 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Hollywood goes online with "Johnny Mnemonic," the first of several big- budget summer movies aimed at the so-called cyberpunk culture. Tailoring movies to this computer generation appears to be problematic - one national magazine, for instance, felt the need to provide the phonetic spelling of "mnemonic" in case the intended audience couldn't pronounce it. So I'll simplify things for the computer set with some digital lingo - "Johnny Mnemonic"...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Phoenix, a moody post-Holocaust noir, stars the formidable German actress Nina Hoss. It's cowritten and directed by Christian Petzold, who shepherded Hoss through 2012's taut East-West thriller Barbara . Like the latter film, Phoenix finds its protagonist moving anxiously along the borders of postwar Germany, telling lies as if she believed them. Unlike Barbara , though, which took place in 1980 with the Stasi's informants everywhere, Phoenix is set in Berlin immediately after the Allied Forces' liberation of the camps.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Johnny, the nocturnal drifter of Naked, wanders through London's shabby rowhouse blocks like a New Testament prophet warning of the apocalypse, his lightning tongue electrifying those cockneys he does not merely shock. Johnny's exodus from his native Manchester and his food- and sleep-deprived nights in London streets and flats is the subject of Mike Leigh's furious film, one that plunges this director of whimsical comedies (Life is Sweet, High Hopes) into startlingly unfamiliar depths.
NEWS
June 23, 1988 | By TONI LOCY, Daily News Staff Writer
Johnny, a lanky 15-year-old with a smile bright enough to sell toothpaste, never thought twice about the dangers of working in a crack house. All that mattered to Johnny (not his real name) was cash - $325 a week to start. But the lure of fast, easy money and the life that went with it seems to be catching up with Johnny, the father of a six-month-old boy. After being beaten by his alleged crack house employers in May, Johnny became a witness for the district attorney's office and testified against Victor Chandler, 25, a native of Barbados with alleged Jamaican ties, and five other adults who are charged with drug-related offenses.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
I'M SICK of people griping and moaning about how the police are so unfair and crying racism when there are police shootings, or they've arrested their poor little Johnny. But what are police supposed to do when Johnny is shooting at them, robbing an elderly person for some weed, or victimizing a law-abiding citizen? Get real. Bhoke S. Lumumba Philadelphia
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1995 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Johnny Mnemonic answers the pressing question, just exactly what is inside Keanu Reeves' brain? As we have long suspected, not a whole lot. For as Johnny, the hero of this future schlock based on William Gibson's cyberpunk story set in 2021, Reeves is a courier with an empty head. He has downloaded grey matter - including childhood memories - so that he can upload 360 gigabytes of data and smuggle it from Beijing to the Free City of Newark. Unfortunately, Johnny's cerebral capacity is only 180 gigabytes.
NEWS
July 17, 2005 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Black Horse Pike might as well be the Berlin Wall. The highway is hardly the only thing separating the dueling Hogbins - Johnny and Kathy Hogbin on the east side and Frank and Linda Hogbin on the west. The two brothers and their wives own competing nursery and landscaping businesses across the blacktop from one another in Cecil, a section of Gloucester County's Monroe Township, halfway between Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. Both Hogbins sell mulch, desert yucca plants, and Edward Scissorhands-like sculpted shrubs.
NEWS
February 18, 1994 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
As engrossing as it is repulsive, "Naked" is the chronicle of an acerbic, people-hating man and his descent into a modern hell that offers him no hope, but plenty of material for sarcastic jokes. Here's one of his pickup lines: "Has it ever occurred to you that you've already experienced the happiest moment of your life, and all you have to look forward to is sickness and purgatory?" The author of this line, Johnny (David Thewlis, who is amazing) has utter contempt for all people, himself included.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | SAM PSORAS/ DAILY NEWS
They say "Johnny can't read" and it looks like one of those Johnnies got a job with the company that makes highway signs. Can you find the spelling error in this sign at the I-95 entrance on Morris Street? Hint: it's in the word "airport. " Lois Marasco, of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, blamed the goof on the sign makers and guaranteed it would be corrected.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Johnny Clegg is used to getting up people's noses. If it wasn't because the white, British-born, South African activist/singer-songwriter stuck it to the government by fronting several biracial bands during the time of apartheid, it was because of Clegg's lyrics on songs such as "Impi" and "Gijim'beke. " From the 1970s through the '90s, Clegg, his various ensembles, and their blends of African Zulu rhythms and gooey pop were a voice of reason on apartheid. "I think we made an impact [then]
NEWS
April 2, 2016
With a reported budget of around $10,000 and all the infamy of a single supremely silly YouTube video, Philadelphia union boss John Dougherty's recently revealed drone fleet isn't exactly the Luftwaffe. It is, however, a particularly flighty example of the local labor movement's endless testing of the legal boundaries of intimidation, a favorite tactic that does much to keep the city's reputation and economy close to the ground. Why does a local electricians' union - unlike, say, a number of small nations - require an air force?
NEWS
March 31, 2016
ISSUE | 'JOHNNY DOC' Give this civic leader his due Sunday's Inquirer contained another attack on the character of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 leader John Dougherty (" 'Johnny Doc' gets an air force"). It is time to take notice of the enormous contribution Dougherty and the IBEW have made to the safety and economic health of our region. Unskilled and untrained workers performing unlicensed electrical work present a serious public-safety issue.
NEWS
March 25, 2016
ISSUE | CRIMINAL JUSTICE 'Punt' was fair play The Inquirer's Chris Brennan is entitled to his opinions, but readers should know about his involvement in the events he is reporting on ("As the D.A. is learning, sometimes you have to punt the football," Feb. 29). In her effort to discredit perceived enemies, Attorney General Kathleen Kane allegedly broke the law by leaking secret grand jury materials to Brennan, then at the Daily News, to discredit the prosecutors who ran an investigation of elected officials that she abandoned.
NEWS
March 16, 2016
Amid deteriorating relations with his fellow Democrats, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has hired Republicans to manage his reconstituted fund-raising operation, the Inquirer reported Monday. Williams, whose past political spending has drawn federal scrutiny, explained that his new team of onetime rivals is "working to professionalize" his campaign finances so he can "focus . . . on doing the important work in the District Attorney's Office. " The heartening implication is that Williams' campaign finances are separate from his law enforcement.
SPORTS
March 14, 2016
Johnny Manziel has fallen from the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft to a colossal bust without a team. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is officially a free agent after clearing waivers Saturday. If a team had claimed Manziel, it would have assumed responsibility for the $2.17 million guaranteed on the final two years of his contract. Instead, the Browns remain on the hook for the amount after cutting Manziel on Friday. However, they're expected to try to recoup the guaranteed money on the deal if the NFL suspends him. His ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley accused him of beating her and threatening to kill them both Jan. 30 in Dallas.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2016 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Fans of the Duluth, Minn., trio Low squeezed in Monday night for a sold-out show at Johnny Brenda's, a date rescheduled due to Pope Francis' Philadelphia visit in September. It was a rare treat for those fortunate enough to secure tickets, perhaps the band's most intimate local show since they played at Silk City two decades ago. The band's music would have been an apt sound track for the throngs of faithful who flooded our town to see the pope. Guitarist Alan Sparhawk and drummer Mimi Parker, the married couple at Low's core, are Mormon, not Catholic, and their songs aren't conventional anthems of praise.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2016 | Patrick Rapa, For The Inquirer
It was either a million years ago or just last June when Torres played Philadelphia. Her breakthrough second record, Sprinter , had dropped in May, and though the praise was immediate and fairly universal in indie rock circles, the Brooklyn-via-Nashville singer-guitarist, (a.k.a. Mackenzie Scott), had a nervous energy about her that June night at Boot & Saddle. She seemed a bit jittery - suspicious, perhaps, that people were suddenly buying what she was selling. Her debut disc, 2013's Torres , had been a cult favorite at best; packed rooms were a recent development.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Singer-songwriter Jesse Malin has long been too glam for rustic earnestness, too uncultured for commercial punk. From his glittery, hard-core band D Generation in the '90s to solo albums portraying him as Springsteen with a rooster haircut, Malin just doesn't quit. This year, he released two albums - New York Before the War and Outsiders - as ramshackle and ruminative as anything he has ever recorded. A cocksure Malin was raring to rant at Johnny Brenda's on a rainy Thursday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2015 | By Brion Shreffler, For The Inquirer
With ominous bass and soft drums, Car Seat Headrest started their headlining set at Johnny Brenda's on Sunday night with low-key confidence via the moody and atmospheric "The Ending of Dramamine - How to Leave Town," in which an opening repeating structure was soon joined by contemplative guitar. Sharp, recurring notes began to dance like a candle urged by subtle currents before they turned bluesy, the drum rolled, and the song shifted, still tight and compact - clinical, amid an expansive jam feel that coolly returned to that soft, minimalist beginning.
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