January 17, 2014 |
THE cop/buddy/action movie essentially funded the movie industry in Reagan/Clinton-era America, before the genre toe-tagged around the time of "Lethal Weapon 4. " The tag read "do not resuscitate," but attempts continue. In "Ride Along," director Tim Story puts the corpse on the table and shocks it with a couple of paddles named Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. It's Hart who provides the amps, pouring energy and ideas into an obviously hyper-improvised role as Ben, a timid security guard who spends a day with a hardboiled Atlanta detective (Cube)
March 22, 2013 |
A POTTSTOWN high-school student allegedly had smoked pot and was texting when he veered across two lanes and fatally struck a jogger earlier this month, police say, and prosecutors hope to use his high to get a lengthier sentence. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office on Thursday announced charges of DUI and vehicular homicide against Justin Jackson, 18. A news release notes that investigators found traces of marijuana in the Pottstown teen's blood shortly after the crash.
March 9, 2012
ONE of the lunkheads who has organized an armed sit-in of a Delco Applebee's says that if we are afraid of guns, it just means we need more education about them. Dozens of people licensed to openly carry their guns are planning to show up at the restaurant tomorrow to make people more aware of the law that allows them to advertise the fact they're carrying. So if you're intimidated by a restaurant filled with armed people who insist on showing you they're armed, it means that you're just dumb?
December 13, 2011
I'd like to nominate an unconventional candidate for 2011 Fantasy MVP. No, it's not Aaron Rodgers, who has been consistently outstanding all season. It's not LeSean McCoy, who tops the running back rankings with 1,482 total yards and 17 touchdowns - five more than his nearest competitor. Nor is it Wes Welker, who leads all receivers with 100 receptions and 1,339 yards, plus nine TDs. Rather, my choice is Welker's teammate, Rob Gronkowski - the most lethal tight end in the business.
December 2, 2011
SEATTLE - This isn't Pop Warner. This isn't JV football, or high school or even college. This is business. DeSean Jackson is an asset. He is an underperforming asset, and, at $600,000, embarrassingly underpaid. He also is selfish and churlish. Isolationist. Cowardly. So what? Pay him. This is the NFL. There is no lesson to be taught by staring down an immature nonprofessional. He is too valuable. He is irreplaceable. Jackson wants a long-term, big-money contract extension.
May 13, 2011 |
A Mel Gibson movie opening on Friday the 13th - if you're into omens (where are we on the Mayan calendar?), this can't be good. Certainly "The Beaver" is grappling with a box-office curse - the taint of rant-prone Mel, making his first movie appearance since pleading no contest to charges that he abused his girlfriend. There was never much hope that "The Beaver" was going to make "Lethal Weapon" dollars. The script sat unproduced in Hollywood for years, reputed to be well-written but too weird for general audiences.
December 8, 2010 |
DANNY BRIERE did not hesitate. He cannot remember the last time life was this good. Even though he has missed three games due to suspension, Briere leads the Flyers with 14 goals, he is completely healthy, and - for the first time in a long time - everything is falling into place off the ice. For the last 2 years, Briere struggled with a divorce that he admits sometimes affected his play. But the Flyers' highest-paid player - and at times, most lethal weapon - says that's behind him. "There were a lot of things going on that probably didn't go the way I wanted to," Briere said in a candid November interview.
January 1, 2009 |
Christopher B. Craig, one of former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's most loyal aides and widely considered among the best legal minds in the Capitol, has resigned from the Senate staff after 16 years. Craig, who is credited with writing the landmark 2004 law that legalized slot machines in Pennsylvania, said yesterday that he resigned from his $158,300-a-year post as a top lawyer for Senate Democrats to explore other job opportunities. But several sources familiar with the matter said Craig resigned after learning that he would not continue as chief counsel to Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee and would be reassigned to a lower legal post.
November 21, 2007 |
Secrets run in the Whitfield family. They also walk, pratfall and crash into the L.A. River. This Christmas, Ma'Dere (Loretta Devine), matriarch of the clan, looks forward to seeing all six of her broods together for the first time in years. Before they arrive, though, she asks Joe (Delroy Lindo), her live-in love, to move his clothes into the garage so she can maintain the fiction that he is just a friend. A holiday evergreen set in the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Adams, This Christmas is a family reunion comedy with appealing, if familiar, characters and a soundtrack upbeat as its story.