November 20, 2009 |
Something about Bella Swan brings out the sexy beast in boys - likewise their gallantry. In New Moon, the fever-dream sequel to Twilight (its official title is The Twilight Saga: New Moon), the intense brunette wonders whether a rebound beau's bark is worse (or better) than her first love's bite. At first, Bella (angst princess Kristen Stewart) gets dumped by beloved Edward (passion prince Robert Pattinson), because Vampire Boy can't trust himself around her. Then good chum Jacob (studmuffin Taylor Lautner)
April 2, 1989 |
My friend the interior designer was not with me on two recent visits to the New Moon. Had he been, I might be telling you with some authority whether the Fairmount restaurant's new color scheme - screaming yellow and lily-pad green - is trendy or not. The effect is certainly eye-catching and different from the fairly serene look of this place when it was Adrian's, which it was until a couple of months ago. But for the most part, there are more...
February 14, 1990 |
Erick Hawkins, whose dance company tonight inaugurates a subscription series of dance and theater sponsored by Movement Theater International, is often referred to as a patriarch of American dance. Hawkins brushes the description aside. "I'm afraid I don't know very much to be a patriarch," he said in an interview in his studio. But the facts speak for themselves. Hawkins has been creating dances for more than 50 years, and he has danced with two of the major forces in 20th- century dance.
July 1, 2010 |
"THE TWILIGHT SAGA" has rung up another record, proving once again that nothing rings a cash register like teenage girls. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" took in more than $30 million from midnight screenings yesterday, according to distributor Summit Entertainment. That surpassed the previous midnight record of $26.3 million set on opening day last November by its predecessor, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon. " The huge start for "Eclipse" puts the latest chapter in the vampire-romance series on track for one of the biggest opening days ever.
July 22, 2000 |
Earth may have a shy new neighbor. Astronomers announced late yesterday that they had accidentally found what appears to be a tiny new moon orbiting Jupiter. It would be the first new satellite of Jupiter discovered in 21 years. If confirmed, as scientists at the University of Arizona's Spacewatch program and Harvard University expect, it would be Jupiter's 17th moon. It was not easy to find. The unnamed moon, probably only three miles in diameter, is the smallest object orbiting any of the nine planets in our solar system, Harvard astronomer Brian Marsden said.
December 16, 1993 |
A tow truck pushes through knee-deep water on Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood. Flooding continued yesterday on the Shore as tides stayed high, boosted by a new moon and a storm about 500 miles offshore. In Ocean City, officials said low-lying spots received two more feet of water during yesterday morning's high tide. More flooding is expected today from a storm front approaching from the Carolinas.
November 19, 2009 |
"TWILIGHT: NEW Moon" is not a good movie, but who cares. Stephenie Meyer's saga has hacked into the reptilian cortex of the female brain the way "Grand Theft Auto" taps into the male (I'll leave it you to judge which is the superior gender), and all "New Moon" really needs to do is put Kristen Stewart within five feet of Rob Pattinson and his sparkly skin. Mission accomplished. Meyer has created something that no movie may tear asunder, and she's done it with an ingenious remix of the classic romance - desire, yearning, chivalry, yearning, torment, yearning, intimations of the eternal, more yearning, etc. Or, stated more simply: You're a teenage girl in a town where every guy, every poet, jock, vampire, werewolf and nerd is in love with you (and, consequently, at least one chick wants to murder you)
October 7, 2011 |
SUMMIT Entertainment and NCM Fathom are teaming to return the first three "Twilight Saga" movies to theaters for one night each in the weeks leading up to the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I" on Nov. 18. About 730 theaters nationwide will participate in the fan-appreciation program, dubbed "Twilight: Saga Tuesdays. " "Twilight," the first film in the franchise, will play on Nov. 1, followed on Nov. 8 by "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" on Nov. 15.
April 28, 1998 |
Last season, when I reviewed The Desert Song at the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, I referred to the libretto of the operetta as something one had to suffer through in order to enjoy Sigmund Romberg's glorious score. I hate to repeat myself, but I can sum up my impression of the theater's production of The New Moon the same way - and this time with even more emphasis on suffering: The story for this show is really painful business. But first, let me say what is fine - and it is really fine - about the show and the production.
February 2, 1995 |
Area Muslims are observing the holy month of Ramadan, a time of daytime fasting and prayer. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which commemmorates the revelation of the first parts of the Koran to the Prophet Mohammed. Ramadan begins with the first sighting of the moon after the new moon last Monday. The first full day of the observance was Tuesday, according to Waliyyuddin Abdullah, of the Islamic Communications Network of North Philadelphia. "It is a time of fasting - abstaining from food, cigarettes, sex, bad- mouthing anyone, restraining yourself from anything we would consider bad . . . It teaches us to discipline ourselves," Abdullah said.