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May 15, 1997 | By Kevin L. Carter, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tisha Campbell, singer and star of the new movie Sprung, has a lot to say about Martin. "We just got married Aug. 17," she says of her husband, Duane Martin, a basketball player and actor she met at an audition almost seven years ago. Not that Martin. "The best thing about Martin is that Tichina and I became even closer than we were," says Campbell, referring to her best friend, Tichina Arnold, who played Pam on the Fox sitcom and is Campbell's duet partner on the Sprung sound track.
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November 9, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Never thought I would read the following sentence, let alone write it. For a film about suicides, Wristcutters: A Love Story is strangely life-affirming. This film about slackers stuck in limbo between life and death is upbeat in an offbeat way. In its opening sequence a depressive dude named Zia (Patrick Fugit, the almost famous star of Almost Famous) morosely cleans his apartment and proceeds to commit the act referenced by the title. But instead of curling up under the oblivion blanket, Zia is stranded in the afterlife.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1987 | By KAY GARDELLA, New York Daily News
Television is easing into the big ratings month, November, known as a sweeps period (when ratings accrued translate to future ad rates), with what I call warmup films. They're not good enough for the hot sweeps competition but are good enough to keep viewers entertained for a couple of hours. One such film is CBS' "Conspiracy of Love" (tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Ch. 10) starring 12-year-old Drew Barrymore as Jody, the focus of a tug of war between her devoted grandparents, played by Robert Young and Elizabeth Wilson, and her deserted mother (Glynnis O'Connor)
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October 28, 2005 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In Shopgirl, Claire Danes is Mirabelle Buttersfield, a displaced Vermonter, an artist, a twentysomething salesgirl at the gloves counter on the couture floor of Saks in Beverly Hills. She can stand idle for hours, interrupted by the occasional shopper looking for evening gloves to go with that Oscar de la Renta gown. And then one day Mirabelle is interrupted by a nice enough man of middle age, apparently out to buy a present for his wife or girlfriend. He's not sure if he should choose gray or black.
NEWS
May 14, 1998 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
We shouldn't have to tell you this, but here's a word of advice for guys who might be curious: Don't make love to a vacuum cleaner. It sucks! Alas, some lonesome fellow - from Long Branch, N.J., of all places - decided to date his Hoover. Of course, he was only in it for the sex. So it did what any upright appliance would do - it severed the relationship. And that's how a 51-year-old man became less of a man - and nearly bled to death in a bizarre mechanical love tragedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1992 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
Interracial love is the sensitive subject of the film that leads this week's list of new home video. MISSISSIPPI MASALA 1/2 (1992) (Columbia TriStar) 118 minutes. Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury. An exuberant film by Salaam Bombay! director Mira Nair, this is an exotic and erotic love story about an interracial couple - a black American who has never seen Africa and an African-born Indian who has never seen her native land - whose cultures have more in common than they ever imagined.
NEWS
February 14, 2002 | By SARAKAY SMULLENS
THIS IS a valentine to Philadelphia and our Kimmel Center. Even cynics should forgive me, remembering the day. In truth, I can't help myself. I love the center because it is majestic. I love it because the lifeblood of so many marvelous Philadelphians is in it, enriching its soul and strengthening it. I love it because it's world-class. I love it because we did it - against great odds - when so many said we couldn't. Of course, no love is perfect, and this includes the Kimmel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1999 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If the course of true love never did run smooth, then what of the course of true loathe? A Fish in the Bathtub, a ruefully funny film starring Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara as Sam and Molly, squabblers closing in on their 40th anniversary, suggests loathing is a knotty form of love. Can this marriage be saved? Or must it first be detangled? The film's title refers to a large carp that irascible Sam brings home one night and parks in the tub. The fish is not a symbol. It is a symptom.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
About 20 years ago, filmmaker Stephen Frears and screenwriter Christopher Hampton adapted the novel Dangerous Liaisons . From Choderos de Laclos' defining document of 18th-century French literature, they spun a movie that brilliantly contrasted the cynics, who play love as a sport, against the romantics, visibly elevated by the union of two souls. Lightning does not strike again with Chéri . Frears and Hampton's version of Colette's heartrending novels - Chéri and The Return of Chéri - about a young man initiated by an older woman in the teens of the 20th century is surprisingly flat.
NEWS
December 21, 2012 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
MARION COTILLARD has been working as an actress since she was a teenager, but it was her Oscar-winning performance as Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose" that brought her to the attention of American audiences - and Hollywood filmmakers. Since then she's worked with directors such as Michael Mann ("Public Enemies"), Woody Allen ("Midnight in Paris"), Steven Soderbergh ("Contagion") and Christopher Nolan ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises"). In "Rust and Bone," she returns to France for an intimate relationship movie about a whale trainer and the fighter who sort of nurses her back to health after an accident at the Sea World-like water show where she works.
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December 29, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
DOWNTON ABBEY. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Lady Mary's had her Matthew, Bates his Anna. But as Downton Abbey enters its sixth and final season on PBS's Masterpiece Sunday, the greatest love story - beyond the one between the show and its fans - may belong to the long-married couple whose union made the whole thing possible. So a toast, please, to Lord and Lady Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern), whose marriage of convenience became a love match in which the earl, Robert Crawley, got much more from his American wife, Cora, than just the money to keep his sprawling estate going, and she got more than their three headstrong daughters and the right to be called "milady.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Laurie Anderson's Heart of a Dog is a dreamy thing, part doc, part memoir, part meditation, in which the dauntingly multidisciplined artist (painting, sculpture, poetry, music, moviemaking) celebrates the life of her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, mourning her death and honoring it, too. Incorporating old 8mm home movies, staging reenactments of childhood events, quoting Kierkegaard, and noting how the Department of Homeland Security's cautionary catchphrase, "If you see something, say something," sounds like it was written by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Anderson explores spiritual and physical dimensions - and the points where they might intersect.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"Freehold" brings a stubborn issue-movie earnestness to what should be the rousing story of Ocean County, N.J., detective Laurel Hester. That "Freeheld" doesn't have much of a pulse is almost inexplicable, given the level of talent involved - last year's Oscar winner Julianne Moore has the marquee role as Hester, the Jersey police detective who fought at death's door to win the right to assign her pension benefits to her legally recognized domestic...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
FXX's Wednesday-night season premieres offer the weirdest love stories on TV. Yes, they feature people who show their love by having an online forum to mock each other more effectively. Or who try to keep the honeymoon phase of their relationship going by getting wasted and stealing a DVD kiosk. Fantasy-football-themed The League (10 p.m. Wednesday) and (very) cracked romance You're the Worst (10:30 p.m. Wednesday) are those shows. These aren't nice, frothy love stories, but love isn't always nice and frothy.
NEWS
August 23, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Officiant: Pastor Francois Lacroix, Wallingford Presbyterian Church, Wallingford. Venue: Treno Pizza Bar, Westmont, N.J. Food: Treno; Cake: Gift of Carrie L. Salsbery, Cherry Hill. Photography: Tricia Burrough, owner of Lilac Blossom Photography, Collingswood. Flowers: Bridal bouquets and attendant flowers, Maria Anastasia, Allentown; reception centerpieces, Wegmans. Brides' attire: Liz: Roaman's; Denine: Macy's. Music: The Liz and Denine Choir, comprising friends of the couple; DJ Mike from No Macarena, Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THEIR LOVE story began nearly 40 years ago when Leslie Manas walked into Sassafras Cafe in Old City and "Jean and I met in a mirror's reflection and we've been partners ever since," she said. Jean is Jean Huffenus, a French designer/metalsmith on Jewelers Row whose creations range from tender "Mother and Child: Arms of Love" necklaces to erotica. "Jean's back was to me," Manas said. "He was facing this wall of mirrors. He saw me pass by behind him. He said to his crazy French friend Jean-Claude, 'Oh, I must know her.' " Manas laughed and said, "So I guess you could say our partnership started in bed. " One fruit of that partnership is this weekend's Craft Phila Liberty Bell Fair, an outdoor show of made-in-the-USA handcrafts, art and fashion on 6th to 7th streets between Chestnut and Market.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olivier's erotic letters "I woke raging with desire for you," writes the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th Century in a scorching, randy, salacious letter to his lover Vivien Leigh . "Oh dear God how I did want you. " Laurence Olivier 's missive is part of a cache of 200 previously unpublished letters between the two lovers that is to be made public. Explicit, anatomical, and yet somehow also poetic, most of the letters, held in the Victoria and Albert Museum archive, can't be printed here.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
*  SELFIE . 8 tonight, 6ABC. *  MANHATTAN LOVE STORY . 8:30 tonight, 6ABC. *  STALKER . 10 p.m. tomorrow, CBS3. THEY SAY YOU never get a second chance to make a first impression, but without mistaken first impressions, most romantic comedies would end in Act 1. That's true in different ways for two new rom-coms premiering tonight on ABC. "Selfie," whose nose-wrinkle of a title almost anticipates the vomit to come,...
NEWS
September 8, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
It doesn't take long for Emily Browning to break into song in God Help the Girl . The first scene of Stuart Murdoch's impossibly charming Glasgow tale - of a young woman and the friends she makes and the hearts she breaks - is of Browning's character Eve on the run from a mental health facility. "I look down the barrel of the gun" - that is, straight into the camera - "and I start singing," says the actress. God Help the Girl , opening Friday at the PFS Roxy, declares its intentions immediately.
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