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August 16, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THERE ARE mysteries afoot in the suspense picture "Paranoia," though none as big as how Richard Dreyfuss could possibly have fathered Liam Hemsworth. They play father and son - blue-collar "bridge and tunnel" folk living on the outskirts of Manhattan (although parts of the movie were filmed in Philadelphia). The description looks laughable on Hemsworth, an Aussie who's only just mastered a generic "American" accent and wisely makes no attempt to speak "Long Island" in any form.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2003 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
It's a movie about paranoia, dementia and fisticuffs - and people who get their jollies infiltrating 12-step groups and hearing the woes and wailing of the addicted and bereaved. It's Fight Club, David Fincher's intense '99 nightmare in which Edward Norton plays an office drone befriended by a charismatic, mysterious Brad Pitt, as a guy who launches an underground association of men pummeling other men to a bloody pulp. And then there's Helena Bonham Carter, offering a rare contemporary turn as a chain-smoking, quip-spewing girl - and being chillingly, seductively good at it. Innovative and adventurous - until, perhaps, the final revelation, which some folks find a letdown.
NEWS
March 18, 1987
Syndicated columnist James J. Kilpatrick is obviously a paranoid Reaganite. When a free nation such as ours encounters a case of gross negligence, as evidenced in Iranscam, we publicly air out the problem using the news media as the vehicle. After this is done we can move on. President Reagan has not been unfairly treated by Dan Rather or anyone else. John Mumford Philadelphia.
NEWS
January 2, 2000
The extremes of positive liberty were seen in the false claims of communism. But they are also inherent in attempts . . . to force people to live in particular ways, to shape their businesses in a certain manner . . . to refrain from smoking cigarettes even in private, to bear costs and obligations for the sake of society or a presumed community interest. Such illiberal behavior may be commonly associated with dictatorship, but it is also a strong tendency in democracy, for majority votes are in effect mandates to do things that minorities did not want.
NEWS
April 8, 1987
Gennady Gerasimov, the Soviet Foreign Ministry's affable, telegenic chief spokesman, has been cracking jokes about the "Soviet Mata Hari" who allegedly led a U.S. Marine sergeant astray. "American fear of spying is a permanent feature of our relations," he remarked wearily last week. Ironically, the same day that Mr. Gerasimov was belittling the Americans' "absurd" overreaction to the Marine scandal, the French were expelling three Soviet diplomats for spying. That was small potatoes compared to the 47 Soviet diplomats the French expelled in 1983, but the action suggests that the proud Gaullists share America's irrational obsession.
NEWS
October 7, 2001 | By Fawn Vrazo
I flew to London a week ago. I'm still an emotional wreck. Before Sept. 11, the flights from JFK to Heathrow and back would have been delightful, even for a nervous flyer like me. Spick-and-span equipment; blue skies; an attentive staff; barely any turbulence. But I found myself driven to the edge of paranoia by the unshakable fear that terrorists were on both flights. Today, safe on the ground, I tell myself I was being irrational, silly, racist. But behaviors that would have been all of those things before Sept.
NEWS
March 30, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Last week, Fox News analyst Glenn Beck, known - and loved by millions - for his warnings about the many sins of liberalism, finally got around to denouncing rock icon Bruce Springsteen. In an impassioned attack, Beck branded the Boss' 1984 single, "Born in the U.S.A," as "anti-American" and a piece of "propaganda. " Beck's penchant for finding enemies around every corner makes him one of today's leading mouthpieces for what the late American historian Richard Hofstadter in 1964 termed the "paranoid style" in politics.
NEWS
October 16, 2001 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
I live 46 miles south of Center City, so deep in the corn and soybean fields of Jersey that I figured there was nothing to fear there from terrorists. Then I remembered Elmer, the Salem County crop-duster guy. So often I've seen the wings of his shiny yellow plane glinting in the sun ? as Elmer would swoop low over a neighbor's field and lay down an even, white fog of pesticide. That gave me pause, I will say. That gave me pause. Paranoia has taken a seat at the table, and so we inspect the mail for white powder and eye swarthy men in planes.
NEWS
June 21, 1998
Would you like black oil on your popcorn? Should that soda come in the Weird, Paranoid or Jumbo Conspiracy size? Sorry, unlike The Syndicate, this theater does not allow cigarette-smoking. Yes, The X-Files movie has made it to the cineplex, and those opening weekend grosses will provide an interesting test of the power of hype. How many people who've never bothered to check out the dark, cultic doings of The X-Files for free on the Fox network will plunk down $6.75 to sample them in concentrated, big-screen form?
NEWS
July 6, 1999 | By Rachel Simon
Columbine has left one certain legacy. "There's a lot of paranoia since Colorado," notes Anthony Guarna, chief juvenile probation officer for Montgomery County. We flinch at the sight of teenagers in black trench coats. We interpret every threatening comment as if it were a loaded gun. A never-before-in-trouble kid, Sean Kelley, 17, was a sophomore at Norristown Area High School, a budding rock singer, a Boy Scout, and an aspiring jewelry maker. His crash course in post-Columbine paranoia started a week after Colorado, when his social studies teacher encouraged discussion on the tragedy.
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January 15, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My boyfriend of more than three years is in a military medical school. We live together and lately have been discussing future plans (we are 24, so these are plans a few years down the line). Medical school rotations, residency, and any other mandatory training from the military are things I have been aware of for a long time, and I am aware that he will be physically gone for a large portion of the next two to three years.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It had been a tumultuous weekend for UberX, the ride-sharing service that was launched in Philadelphia Friday despite a ban from the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Customers were plentiful. But so was the backlash from regulators, who sent a series of curt tweets threatening to impound UberX drivers' cars - and then making good on it in a sting operation, seizing six vehicles and fining each driver $1,000. By Monday morning, drivers were nothing if not cautious. One declined an interview, leaving an Inquirer reporter with a $7 receipt for a 13-second ride.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE EBOLA crisis and scare have hit Welleh Taire, a Liberian immigrant who lives in Southwest Philadelphia. Two of her cousins in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, died in August. Her 10-year-old daughter has not yet been allowed to travel here from Liberia. And people have asked her if she has Ebola just because she's from Africa. "Three weeks ago, I was at work and this woman asked me, 'Do you have Ebola?' " Taire said yesterday. "I said, 'What made you think I have Ebola?' I tried to explain to her not all Africans have Ebola.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THERE ARE mysteries afoot in the suspense picture "Paranoia," though none as big as how Richard Dreyfuss could possibly have fathered Liam Hemsworth. They play father and son - blue-collar "bridge and tunnel" folk living on the outskirts of Manhattan (although parts of the movie were filmed in Philadelphia). The description looks laughable on Hemsworth, an Aussie who's only just mastered a generic "American" accent and wisely makes no attempt to speak "Long Island" in any form.
NEWS
July 1, 2013
By Cristina García Scribner. 235 pp. $25 Reviewed by Luis A. Gómez The tyrant is now in the sunset of his life, riddled by infirmities and bitter about a revolution disintegrating in front of his eyes. The many attempts against his life and the crumbling of the facade he struggled to maintain for more than 50 years have resulted in paranoia ("in any given twenty-four hours, somebody, somewhere, was plotting to kill him"). He was always an impulsive man, but now he lashes out at everything and everyone around him, including his brother Fernando, a perpetual lackey of the tyrant whom, in his paranoia, he has occasionally suspected of potential "counterrevolutionary thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It was a Philadelphia phenomenon: This summer, two of cinema's biggest stars, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, were left largely undisturbed as locals instead cozied up to their Paranoia costar: the unusually fan-friendly Liam Hemsworth - and his visiting fiancee, pop princess Miley Cyrus. The cast is back in town, at least until this week. And the lovely young couple are again embracing Philly and getting chummy with, really, anyone who wants to get chummy. Hemsworth was barely back to work last week when three freshmen La Salle University speech pathology majors heard he was around the corner at Rogues Gallery and ditched their class trip at the Mütter Museum to gawk.
NEWS
October 8, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
NEW YORK (not really) - On a crisp April day in 2010, Bradley Cooper could be found at the corner of 19th and Market, outside Philadelphia's Marathon Grill, making a movie. A bystander edged across the cables, through the phalanx of walkie-talkie-slinging production assistants, and approached the star. "We were rolling film, and right as he walked by he whispered 'Fake! ' - and then he walked away," Cooper recalls with a laugh. "Only in Philly. " As it happens, the guy had a point.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2012 | By Dan Gross
CAMERA PERSONNEL at Fox 29 voted unanimously last week to authorize a strike if they are unable to reach a contract agreement with the television station. Sources familiar with the bargaining say the company proposed a three-year deal with no wage increase the first year and small upticks in the second and third years of the contract. The camerapeople are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98. We're told the possible strike is being timed to coincide with the Eagles season, when games are broadcast on Fox. Local 98 business manager John J. Dougherty said, "I can only confirm that negotiations are ongoing and highly frustrating.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2012 | By Dan Gross
"PARANOIA" IS WINDING DOWN production, and the film should wrap summer shooting Monday. We say summer shooting because the corporate-espionage thriller, starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman , will be back to shoot for 10 days in December. The movie, which films Tuesday around 12th and Walnut, is taking hiatus as star Liam Hemsworth leaves to shoot "Catching Fire," the "Hunger Games" sequel. Hemsworth and fiancée Miley Cyrus joined Ford, Oldman, director Robert Luketic and many other cast members for a long dinner Saturday night at R2L. OUT AND ABOUT *Norristown-native actress Maria Bello partied Saturday night at HQ nightclub at Revel in Atlantic City.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012 | By Dan Gross
People have been wondering which local salon gave Miley Cyrus the dramatic new haircut she unveiled to fans on Twitter Sunday night. The pop star, who has been staying around Washington Square for about a month with fiance Liam Hemsworth while he's shooting "Paranoia" with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman , took an Acela train to and from New York Sunday for her new skater punk haircut, which makes her oddly resemble Justin Bieber. She tweeted that she has never felt more like herself with her new hipster cut. She looks as if she should get a DJ night spinning indie rock/electro at the Barbary (951 Frankford)
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