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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.
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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
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.
NEWS
November 14, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
Historically, Philly is an organ jazz town. But the likes of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and Shirley Scott never summoned a sound quite like John Zorn's Simulacrum. Throughout their hour-long set at Johnny Brenda's on Wednesday night, presented by Ars Nova Workshop, the trio fused the visceral and the virtuosic, stitching together prog-rock technique, heavy-metal brutality, and avant-jazz improvisation. Despite his name on the marquee (and initial advertising that he'd be on hand to conduct)
SPORTS
November 7, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
CALGARY, Alberta - Calgary left winger Johnny Gaudreau, the pride of Gloucester Catholic High, is showing last season wasn't a fluke. Blink and he's zooming past a defender with his eye-opening speed. "It's pretty special watching a player like that, and it has to be frustrating for opposing defenses," said Calgary center Josh Jooris, Gaudreau's housemate and a onetime teammate of Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere at Union College. "You want to try to shut him down going down the ice, but he's just so dynamic, it's tough.
NEWS
September 4, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Dougherty, leader of the politically powerful Electricians union in Philadelphia, expanded his sphere of influence Wednesday with a new title. Dougherty was selected to succeed Pat Gillespie as head of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents nearly 40 unions in Philadelphia and the suburbs. Gillespie, who has served as business manager for the union coalition for 34 years, said he had wanted to retire by Nov. 23, his 70th birthday. He will remain on the job until Dec. 1, when Dougherty takes over.
NEWS
August 31, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Martello and Johnnie Hobbs Jr. are veterans of the Philadelphia theater scene, yet they've never had a chance to work together before. But thanks to 1812 Productions, Philadelphia's premier comedy company, the two stalwarts of the city's stages come together this week for The Shoplifters . Martello plays Alma, a klepto who sees stealing as her Robin Hood-like duty. Corporations have everything, she has nothing, so she deserves to take what they have. Hobbs is Otto, a security guard who has one more day on the job, and the last thing he needs is to deal with the sticky-fingered Alma.
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.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | Philly Clout
WALK DOWN Spring Garden Street near 18th and you can't help but notice that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 union hall is basically a giant advertisement for state Supreme Court candidate Kevin Dougherty and Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney . The sign for Dougherty - a Common Pleas judge and brother of electricians union boss Johnny Doc - is gargantuan, spanning most of the building like a highway billboard....
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