November 2, 2012 |
THE GAP BETWEEN the 1 percent and 99 percent is also on the minds of Europeans, if the engrossing "Sister" is any measure of things. Ursula Meier's new movie introduces us to a poor and virtually orphaned French boy named Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) living in the Swiss alps, where he makes a daily trip from a shabby valley apartment to the alpine ski resort where he steals expensive equipment from the swells above the clouds. Little Simon is the kind of kid you intuitively like - a thief, yes, but a hardworking one, stealing equipment to order, remodeling the "merchandise" to give a lived-in look that makes the stuff more marketable to his cash-strapped friends.
October 2, 2012 |
CRAVING SOME intel on ABC's action-thriller "Last Resort," (8 p.m. Thursdays, ABC) we sought out Andre Braugher on the North Shore of Oahu for some answers: Q: What's the best and worst thing about working in Hawaii? A: The best thing is that it's paradise and that it's infused with a fascinating spirit. The worst thing is that it's 5,000 miles away from the people I love. . . . but opportunities to work on potentially groundbreaking shows cannot be overlooked. Q: Why were you attracted to this role?
September 28, 2012 |
SHAWN RYAN has never been the kind of TV writer who colors inside the lines. In the pilot for "The Shield," he had the show's main character, a cop named Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) murder a fellow officer. Ryan's also the guy who put Jennifer Beals in charge of one of the largest police departments in the country in "The Chicago Code. " And in ABC's "Last Resort," which premieres Thursday, he and co-creator Karl Gajdusek bring us Andre Braugher as the captain of a nuclear submarine who, when his government appears to have turned against him, decides to take his sub - and his nukes - and change the rules.
September 28, 2012 |
Thursday night - time to roll out the networks' big guns, literally and literarily. ABC opens with Last Resort , perhaps the most ambitious and expensive-looking new series of the season, and a program whose mature and violent content seems ill-suited to the 8 p.m. slot. The captain (Andre Braugher) and crew of a dreadnought ballistic Navy sub get an authenticated missile launch code. When both Braugher and his commanding officer ( Underworld 's Scott Speedman) have qualms about heaving nuclear warheads at Pakistan, their sub is targeted for destruction.
September 27, 2012
* LAST RESORT. 8 p.m. Thursday, 6 ABC. * ELEMENTARY. 10 p.m. Thursday, CBS 3. SOMEONE'S OUT to get the USS Colorado. Placed in the most precarious of positions in the Thursday premiere of ABC's "Last Resort," the submariners aboard don't have much going for them, beyond nuclear missiles and a captain, Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher), who knows how to use them. If he's smart, he'll keep a couple trained on those head-of-the-class clowns on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," and maybe reserve another for Fox's "The X Factor.
September 7, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - For the past few years, Atlantic City's casinos have been thinking outside the box to try to drum up new business and compete with gambling halls proliferating in neighboring states. But the Golden Nugget Atlantic City is literally outside the box. It has become the first casino in New Jersey to offer outdoor gambling. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement recently granted the casino's request to move three blackjack tables onto its deck. Tom Pohlman, the casino's executive vice president and general manager, said the outdoor games debuted right before Labor Day weekend and did better than expected.
August 23, 2012 |
The Burlington County freeholders are making plans to spruce up Olympia Lakes, a swimming and fishing spot that decades ago hosted American Bandstand dances on hot summer nights. The 106-acre tract in Willingboro, now known as Willingboro Lakes Nature Preserve, is the latest recreation area to join the county's park system. In May, Willingboro Township transferred the property to the county. The freeholders have since hired the Taylor Design Group to come up with a proposal to improve the site.
August 10, 2012 |
Ten New Jersey residents have been charged in a $40 million mortgage fraud scheme involving properties at the Shore and resorts in the South, federal officials said today. Nine of those charged in an indictment handed up by a grand jury were arrested today. According to federal officials, Joseph Witkowski, 66, of Flemington, and some of his alleged coconspirators sought out oceanfront condominiums overbuilt by financially distressed developers and recruited straw buyers for the properties.
August 9, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Praising Resort Casino's rich history and the continuing importance of the Atlantic City gaming market, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority representatives said it is the "perfect time" for the Native American tribe to establish a presence here. The presence has been created by the death of Resorts co-owner Dennis Gomes. Morris Bailey, the other owner, needed a partner, and the Mohegan authority fills that role. "With Morris Bailey's faith in us, we are honored to continue the work that Dennis has started," said Mitchell Etess, chief executive officer of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, the entity that owns Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
August 8, 2012 |
Atlantic City's oldest casino - Resorts Casino Hotel - plans to announce a new partnership Tuesday with the Native American tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun Casino complex in Connecticut. Industry sources say the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will take over the operations of Resorts, becoming the first tribe to have a presence in Atlantic City. In February, Resorts lost half its ownership with the sudden death of its former CEO and veteran Atlantic City operator, Dennis Gomes.