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September 18, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Officiant: Duncan Robertson; Humanist Fellowship of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland Venues: Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland; the Philadelphia Zoo; the Ramada Inn, Fargo, N.D. Catering: Prestige Scotland, Edinburgh Photo: Gabe Haney, Haney's Photography, Moorhead, Minn.   Music: Edinburgh Sounds, Edinburgh. Dress: Designed by Sue Wong, purchased online.     Do you have the date? Email us - at least six weeks before your ceremony - why we should feature your love story: weddings@phillynews.com . Unfortunately, we can't personally respond to all submissions.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Syfy.   BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Directing the "Sharknado" movies is like fighting off airborne sharks: It helps to be able to think on one's feet. That's been the experience of Anthony C. Ferrante, whose rematch with the "Jaws" of weather systems, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," makes its Syfy debut tomorrow night with many more famous humans than the first. And at least as many sharks. (Keep your eyes peeled for the one from ABC's "Shark Tank.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
This is a love story. It's also a dance story, one that began in Dresden, Germany, in 1994. Its middle is happening here in Philadelphia, now. The lovers are award-winning artists, collaborators onstage and in real life - husband and wife Niki Cousineau and Jorge Cousineau, founders of the dance company Subcircle. Their new ensemble work All this happened, more or less , opens Thursday night at the Performance Garage. The story of their life and work together, its title is the opening line of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 . The novel's key event is the World War II firebombing of Dresden in which 130,000 people died - bombings Jorge's grandparents survived.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Attention, Phantom of the Opera lovers: Prepare to fall in love all over again. Cameron Mackintosh has redesigned Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical, which for the next month is receiving its North American premiere at the Academy of Music. Actually, remake more accurately describes what he has conceived here. Phantom , now almost 30 years old, needed to catch up with the times, particularly with advances in stagecraft. Accordingly, the sets (now by Paul Brown)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Valentine's Day and its extended V-Weekend will always be for lovers. Normally, that means reservations for romantic tete-a-tetes at a local restaurant, most of which are surely booked by now. It could, if you're really ambitious, be about booking an overnight stay at one of the area's hotels that offer the amenities of l'amour at varying price points such as string quartets in your suite, one-on-one boudoir photo shoots, aphrodisiac dining menus,...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
  Into the sad, shut-in life of Adele Wheeler, the tremulous single mom played by Kate Winslet in Labor Day , comes a man. A strong, hushed, handsome man. He's handy around the house. He knows how to dance. He can cook chili and make breakfast. He teaches Adele's 13-year-old boy, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), how to play baseball. And he has an awesome recipe for peach pie. The fact that Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin) is also an escaped convict, imprisoned for killing someone, may complicate matters a bit. But hey, you take what you can get. Labor Day is a strange, strangely compelling romance - one minute it's Harlequin bodice-ripper, the next it's Jim Thompson pulp.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
What a difference two decades make. In 1993, Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing seemed like a fairy tale of two gay teens finding love and acceptance in the violent, addiction-plagued public housing of London's working-class suburbs. Twenty-one years later, Mauckingbird's uneven production treats Beautiful Thing like an after-school special. In director Peter Reynolds' production, truant Jamie (Griffin Back), popular athlete Ste (Kevin Murray) and dropout Leah (Sofie Yavorsky)
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
THERE'S A compelling scene in the documentary film "Caucus," released last month, when pollsters for the Des Moines Register lay out their conclusions to the newspaper's editors just before the 2012 Iowa caucus. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is neck and neck with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after spending the first two-thirds of the film coming off as an also-ran candidate, losing the attention game to a field of sizzle-then-fizzle competitors such as U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann , former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich , Texas Gov. Rick Perry and radio host Herman Cain . The newspaper's top editor, stunned, asks, "Jesus, could he win this Tuesday night?"
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
WHEN TEEN and tween girls are looking for a role model, there's no reason to gravitate to over-the-top booty-shaking, half-naked pop stars. Maybe they should try Saoirse Ronan. Yes, her name is hard to spell (it's pronounced sear-sha), but the Oscar-nominated 19-year-old Irish star has quite an impressive body of work ("Atonement," "The Lovely Bones," "Hanna") to go with her winning, wisecracking personality and a great accent. Ronan can presently be seen as Daisy in "How I Live Now" and the Daily News caught up with her in September when the film played the Toronto International Film Festival.
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