November 17, 2014 |
FOLLOWING a weekend in which the No. 1 story in America was how a fat ass was supposed to "break the Internet" - it didn't - is it not fitting that the biggest movie in the country was "Dumb and Dumber To"? It's Election Day all over again. Twenty years after the 1994 original, the sequel to "Dumb and Dumber," opened with $38.1 million at the box office, according to studio estimates yesterday. "Dumb and Dumber To" edged out the second weekend of "Big Hero 6" ($36 million)
November 17, 2014 |
It's no surprise that, at 12, Nakiyah loves shopping at the mall, getting a manicure and a pedicure, and texting her friends, or that she looks forward to going to amusement parks and the beach. In many other ways, though, she's not your typical tween. Bright and bright-eyed, Nakiyah is a loving girl who is respectful to her peers and the adults in her life. She's active in her church and Sunday school and in her community. Around home, her foster mother says, Nakiyah is a helper; she keeps her room clean and lends a hand making meals.
November 16, 2014 |
Philadelphia's most expressive company, Koresh Dance, opened its home season at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Thursday night, flaunting its signature emotive style. Ev-o-lu-tion , a reprise from 2009, adds primordial grunts to its signifying gestures. Koresh notes that if you flip the first four letters of evolution , you get love , which inspired this piece - an examination of how humans expressed love in pre-language ages. It opens with the company women, in designer Brittany Ann Cormack's rags, struggling as if to free themselves from the muck.
November 15, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno was still in high school, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games and World War II raged on in Europe. The year was 1941, and to many, that time in history holds special meaning. For old-timer Yankees fans, it's DiMaggio's streak. For film junkies, Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" premiered. But for longtime Penn State and Temple fans, they know 1941 for something else: the last time the Nittany Lions lost to the Owls. Anyone with fingers and toes or a calculator can tell you that Temple has gone 72 seasons without defeating Penn State.
November 15, 2014 |
"LOW DOWN" is one from the heart. It's a melancholy, evocative, beautifully made memory piece, unblinking and unromanticized, a lovely film that brings great emotion and a dead-on feeling for time, place and recaptured mood to a story that is as universal as it is personal. Starring the letter-perfect duo of John Hawkes and Elle Fanning, "Low Down" is based on Amy-Jo Albany's finely written memoir of growing up with her father, famed jazz pianist Joe Albany, a heroin addict living in the on-the-skids Hollywood of the 1970s.
November 15, 2014
THERE'S NOTHING I would like better than for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to shut his lying, mellifluous mouth. Infuriatingly, he won't. But is passing a so-called "Muzzle Mumia Law" the right remedy? Coming in response to France's favorite inmate addressing-on-tape some 20 dimwits getting degrees from Mumia's alma mater, Vermont's Goddard College, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill allowing crime victims to sue to prevent inmates from making public statements causing "mental anguish.
November 14, 2014 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** What a potential loved one says or implies has you raring to go. Rest assured that you will meet up early. Take advantage of the heat as sometime in the wee hours of Saturday, moods change to efficient and sometimes fussy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ***** Others might find your desire to head home early rather odd, and you might even agree with them. Nevertheless you want to head home, buy some bubbly and pizza. On top of that, you fluff up the pillows, adding one or two. Saturday you might act in a very different manner as you meet up with someone you would like to show your etchings to. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
November 11, 2014 |
Often described as quiet or laid back, 12-year-old Nehemiah is an introvert by nature, often content to be the observer. When meeting new people he can be timid, but once he feels comfortable with them he warms up. In the company of his siblings and in familiar places, he's a fount of energy. Nehemiah is fascinated by insects and animals, and spends many hours engrossed in the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. He also enjoys watching comedy movies, reading mystery novels, and listening to music, especially gospel.
November 8, 2014 |
IF CHIP KELLY has soured on something, it might be the people he has to stand in front of and answer questions from several times a week. The Eagles' coach was asked yesterday about a report from earlier in the week on NJ.com that indicated the team might have been thinking of replacing quarterback Nick Foles with Mark Sanchez before Foles broke his collarbone at the end of the first quarter Sunday at Houston. Specifically, the report quoted a league source who said he thought some people in the organization, including general manager Howie Roseman, "kind of soured" on Foles as Foles struggled through the first half of the season.