December 14, 2001 |
Rob Morrow co-wrote, directed and stars in "Maze," and the appeal of the do-it-yourself project is obvious. Morrow plays the title character, Lyle Maze, an artist with Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, conditions that give the actor plenty of opportunities to do some showy work. In fact, Morrow the writer makes sure that Morrow the actor has so many chances to chew up scenery that it's a little hard sometimes to get past the vanity nature of the project. What makes "Maze" sweetly palatable is that Morrow landed actress Laura Linney to play the woman at the center of the movie's love triangle.
April 22, 2011 |
A decorous, respectable adaptation of Sara Gruen's engaging bestseller, "Water for Elephants" would have come more excitingly alive with stronger doses of Depression-era grit and sexual spunk. The 1931 circus setting and a love triangle involving three exceedingly attractive people provides a constant wash of scenic pleasure and the film's fidelity to its source will receive nodding approval from the book's many fans, which should result in solid, if unspectacular commercial results for this Fox release.
May 4, 2012 |
Q: I am a 22-year-old college graduate with big dreams. My only problem is this love triangle I have put myself in for the past five years. At the age of 15 I met this young girl who was clean, smart, beyond beautiful, trustworthy – and to top it off, I was her first sex partner. We spent a lot of time together during my teenage years and I started to get bored with her. I put her through a lot of hurt and BS, but she still stood by my side. At age 17, I met another very pretty girl.
December 24, 1986 |
Menage, a saucy comedy of sexual manners, laces its laughs with bitter jokes and pungent wit. Written and directed by Bertrand Blier, whose Oscar-winning Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978) was about a dissatisfied wife in love with a 12-year-old boy, Menage features an equally unhappily married woman. Shrewish Monique, disgusted with her spineless, jobless mouse of a husband, Antoine, sells him for the price of a bath and a new silk slip. The buyer is an oxlike hustler named Bob. Bob adores Antoine, who is smitten with Monique, who has the hots for, you guessed it, Bob. As far as love triangles go, and this one goes the limit, Menage combines the breathless mirth of Noel Coward's Design for Living with the heavy-breathing farce of Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot. Its difference - and Blier's triumph - is that it does not play its love triangle merely for laughs.
April 16, 2011 |
What's an audience to do when asked to care about characters who offer no reason to give them a second thought? That's the question raised by The Credeaux Canvas , Keith Bunin's play about an amoral young man, his girlfriend, his roommate - an unfathomable, hermitlike art student - and the rich woman they try to swindle. Theatre Horizon is staging the play at the Centre Theater in Norristown, where it's one of the relatively few suburban events included in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
April 4, 1986 |
Likable Parting Glances takes all the familiar elements of a love triangle and reinvents the geometry of the heart. In this first feature by Bill Sherwood, classical musician turned director, Michael (Richard Ganoung) despairs when his lover accepts an assignment abroad. In his amour's absence, will Michael be strong enough to resist the temptation of his ex, with whom he finds himself still emotionally involved? Because Michael's globe-trotting lover is Robert (John Bolger) and his ex- beau is Nick (Steve Buscemi)
May 17, 1994 |
One of the mantras of the musical theater work The Mystery of Love has to do with the bandstand. The members of a hard-working rhythm-and-blues band regard the bandstand as a mythological place, where "dreamers come to project their dreams. " Lead singer Shine (an understated, fine portrayal by Robert Tyree) and singer/manager Maceo (Ramon Melindez Moses) believe in the transformations that occur there: When they tell each other "anything can happen on the bandstand," they mean it in the most positive, musical sense.
March 9, 2012
BROWNSVILLE, PA. - A 35-year-old western Pennsylvania man has been charged in the fatal beating of a 75-year-old man allegedly stemming from a love triangle involving the younger man's 20-something girlfriend. Jonathan Godines, of Brownsville, was originally charged with aggravated assault and lesser charges in the Nov. 15 beating of John Eicholtz. Fayette County authorities say Eicholtz, also of Brownsville, died Dec. 1. Authorities on Wednesday filed a new set of charges, including criminal homicide, based on autopsy results that linked Eicholtz's fatal brain hemorrhage to the assault.
June 4, 2014 |
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Lansdale woman who tried to poison a romantic rival, ruling unanimously that federal prosecutors in Philadelphia overreacted by charging her under antiterrorism law. Though her lawyers called the decision a victory, it came too late for Carol Anne Bond, 42, who served six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to chemical weapons charges in 2007. In an opinion dripping with sarcasm, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. chided prosecutors in Philadelphia for equating "an amateur attempt by a jilted wife to injure her husband's lover" with an attack prohibited under a 1997 treaty banning chemical weapons.
September 8, 2012 |
A 26-year-old pizza cook was charged Friday with phoning in the bogus terrorism tip that rerouted a Texas-bound US Airways flight back to Philadelphia on Thursday under a national spotlight. It wasn't the charges against Kenneth W. Smith Jr. that were compelling as much as the story behind them. Smith, authorities said, was entangled in a 21st-century love triangle, a text-message and Facebook war of words with his girlfriend's former beau that spiraled into a federal crime. When the ex-boyfriend, identified as Christopher Shell, posted a "compromising" photo of the unnamed woman on Facebook, Smith decided to "avenge" her, according to an affidavit filed in the case.