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ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2010
I don't play video games, so any pre-awareness of "Prince of Persia" comes from my addiction to pop-culture Web sites. That puts me dead center in the wider audience that the studio needs to make "Prince of Persia" a movie blockbuster. To ensure that, they hire an over-serious A-list actor like Jake Gyllenhaal to elevate multi-platform pablum (what used to be called a B-movie) into mass-market gold. It's worked before, but putting Tobey Maguire (a nerd) in a superhero movie about a nerd ("Spider-Man")
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2010
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER made a couple of tries this year to recapture some of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" magic, and the first was "Prince of Persia. " It's a breezy, swashbuckling adventure yarn featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as an adopted member of a royal family rooting out throne-grabbing treachery with the help of a pretty girl and a magic dagger. The movie was a hit overseas, but a borderline dud in the U.S. But "Persia" is not as bad as its box-office rep and is very suitable for families, though the DVD is miserly with special features.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2010
1. Get Him to the Greek . (R) 2. Robin Hood . (PG-13) 3. Iron Man 2 . (PG-13) 4. Prince of Persia . (PG-13) 5. Killers (PG-13) 6. The Experiment (R) 7. Letters to Juliet . (PG) 8. Just Wright . (PG) 9. Legendary 1/2 (PG-13) 10. Marmaduke . (PG) Top DVD titles at U.S. Blockbuster stores for week ended Oct. 3. ( New this week)
NEWS
June 16, 1986
Considering the extremely difficult task of eradicating graffiti here in Philadelphia, did they not have a similar problem in Persia hundreds of years ago? "The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: Nor all your piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line; nor all your tears wash out a word of it" (The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGerald). Dave Spielberg Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 11, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALIS
Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin of West Chester and her daughter, Eliana Glanzberg-Krainin, 2, stroll through the Philadelphia Zoo during activities celebrating the Jewish festival of Purim. Eliana dressed as a jack-o'-lantern for the event, which included a costume parade and face painting. The festival commemorates the victory of Esther over Haman and his plan to destroy the Jews of Persia.
NEWS
March 8, 1987 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Residents will get the chance to sample some hamantashen, win a prize in a Shushan chariot race or "punch Haman in the eye" at the annual Purim carnival from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. next Sunday at the Jewish Community Center on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. A concert of Jewish music that same evening also will be part of the Purim celebration. According to Martha Karasick, director of adult activities and cultural events at the center, Purim celebrates the rescue of the Jews from a plot to kill them in Persia: Haman, an aide to the king of Persia who lived in the city of Shushan, ordered all the people to bow down to him. Mordecai, a Jew, refused to do so, and an angry Haman plotted to kill all the Jews in Persia.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
THE SUMMER OF '10 may be remembered as the season Jerry Bruckheimer lost his Midas touch. I long ago ceased to question Bruckheimer's uncanny sense of audience taste - I gazed uncomprehendingly at sequels to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "National Treasure," and was just as dumbfounded by their cumulative box office (a billion or two). Lately, though, his gift for turning leaden scripts into gold seems to have deserted him - "Prince of Persia," though a much less awful film than "National Treasure 2," is a certifiable bomb.
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
The ancient Jewish feast of Purim will be celebrated in modern fashion next Sunday, when the Jewish Community Center of Southern New Jersey (JCC) presents "The Great Purim Happening," complete with games, prizes, entertainment, a moon walk ride and a recording studio. The event will be held from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the center, 2395 W. Marlton Pike (Route 70), Cherry Hill. Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jews of Persia from a plot to kill them. Ahashverowsh, a king in ancient Persia, was married to a Jewish woman named Esther.
NEWS
June 2, 2010
1. Shrek Forever After (Paramount) $57.1 mil.   $146.8 mil.   2   $13,066    2. Prince of Persia (Disney) 37.8 mil.   37.8 mil.   1   10,371    3. Sex and the City 2 (Warner) 36.8 mil.   51.0 mil.   1   10,692    4. Iron Man 2 (Paramount) 21.1 mil.   279.1 mil.   4   5,541    5. Robin Hood (Universal) 13.4 mil.   86.1 mil.   3   3,960    6. Letters to Juliet (Summit) 7.5 mil.   38.
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SPORTS
January 14, 2016 | By Evan Cross, Staff Writer
Mike DePersia had 18 points, including eight free throws, helping Haddonfield past host Overbrook, 56-45, in a Colonial Conference matchup Tuesday. Brendan Gilmartin added 17 points for the Bulldogs. In other Colonial action, Devon Tuten scored 22 points, including three three-pointers, to lead Sterling past visiting Audubon, 58-40. Rakim Bryant scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds in host Lindenwold's 56-46 win over Haddon Township. Zach Peterson scored 16 points in West Deptford's 48-31 triumph over host Collingswood.
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick and Rob DePersia have been playing basketball together for their whole lives. They have decided to continue in college. The DePersia twins, four-year varsity players for Haddonfield High School, have decided to attend Rowan University to study engineering and play basketball for the Profs. "We had some opportunities to do some other things individually," Nick DePersia said. "But we feel like we bring out the best in each other. " The twins both scored more than 1,000 career points and led Haddonfield to four consecutive Colonial Conference Liberty Division titles.
SPORTS
February 21, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a typical game for the DePersia twins and the Haddonfield boys' basketball team. Nick DePersia was raining three-point jumpers. Rob DePersia was buzzing around the court, playing with "unmatched energy," according to coach Paul Wiedeman. It was all so familiar as the DePersia brothers led the way in host Haddonfield's 53-51 victory over Paulsboro in a Colonial Conference interdivision clash of Top 10 teams before a near-capacity crowd on a frigid Thursday night. But it also was something different.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2014
"NIGHTCRAWLER" arrives on Halloween, appropriate for a movie conceived as a campfire story. And like a good campfire story, it leaves a lot to the imagination, says star Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the mysterious title character, a fellow who photographs crime and carnage. "The opening shot of the film, it's pitch black, and the headlights hit him and he suddenly emerges out of this proto-darkness. He's like something primal and elemental that just comes out of the land," said Gyllenhaal.
SPORTS
December 23, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Midway in the fourth quarter, Haddonfield junior guard Nick DePersia was falling out of bounds and attempted to throw the basketball off a Rancocas Valley player. But it went through the Rancocas Valley player's legs, took one bounce, and landed right in the hands of Haddonfield junior Jake Robinson for an uncontested layup. "Lucky assist," DePersia said. "But I'll take it. " Nick DePersia and his twin brother, Rob, were more good than lucky in leading Haddonfield to a 56-43 victory over Rancocas Valley in a clash of Top 10 teams Saturday.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
If it's tough to separate the DePersia twins on the hardwood, it might be more difficult off the court. Nick and Rob DePersia sleep in the same room, attend the same classes, listen to the same music, like the same television shows, and hang out with the same friends. "We pretty much have the same personality," Rob DePersia said. "We even laugh at the same jokes. " His younger (by seven minutes) brother confirms that. "Sometimes we'll be in class and somebody will say something and we'll just look at each other and smile," Nick DePersia said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2010
1. Get Him to the Greek . (R) 2. Robin Hood . (PG-13) 3. Iron Man 2 . (PG-13) 4. Prince of Persia . (PG-13) 5. Killers (PG-13) 6. The Experiment (R) 7. Letters to Juliet . (PG) 8. Just Wright . (PG) 9. Legendary 1/2 (PG-13) 10. Marmaduke . (PG) Top DVD titles at U.S. Blockbuster stores for week ended Oct. 3. ( New this week)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2010
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER made a couple of tries this year to recapture some of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" magic, and the first was "Prince of Persia. " It's a breezy, swashbuckling adventure yarn featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as an adopted member of a royal family rooting out throne-grabbing treachery with the help of a pretty girl and a magic dagger. The movie was a hit overseas, but a borderline dud in the U.S. But "Persia" is not as bad as its box-office rep and is very suitable for families, though the DVD is miserly with special features.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2010 | By PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - I don't think anyone in Rockford, Ill., is losing any sleep over whether Jerry Bruckheimer has hit the skids or not. But in Hollywood, where dissecting other people's failures is something of a national pastime, the knives are out for the veteran producer, who has had a rocky last 18 months, what with the disastrous opening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" coming on the heels of a series of relative duds, including "The Prince of Persia: The...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
THE SUMMER OF '10 may be remembered as the season Jerry Bruckheimer lost his Midas touch. I long ago ceased to question Bruckheimer's uncanny sense of audience taste - I gazed uncomprehendingly at sequels to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "National Treasure," and was just as dumbfounded by their cumulative box office (a billion or two). Lately, though, his gift for turning leaden scripts into gold seems to have deserted him - "Prince of Persia," though a much less awful film than "National Treasure 2," is a certifiable bomb.
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