January 25, 2002 |
"Revenge is a dish best served cold," opined a conspirator in Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Too bad for Laclos, he died before he could savor Alexandre Dumas' tasty - and piping-hot - revenge banquet The Count of Monte Cristo. Good for us, though, because this delicious adventure of crude betrayal and elegant revenge is yummy even when reheated by director Kevin Reynolds. The story is concocted so adroitly that it's director-proof. Such was not the case with Reynolds' 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which made so many concessions to special-effects appetites that it lost sight of its hero and his antagonist.
August 18, 1986 |
Haverford police said last week that they believed revenge for the beating of a woman may have been the motive for a stabbing Thursday night. Sgt. Charles Brooks said Friday that William Touch, 32, was found lying on his bed in his apartment in the first block of East Eagle Road with a severe stab wound in the abdomen. Brooks said Touch's girlfriend, Cathy Fancher, the victim of a beating last month, had told police that Touch was stabbed by a man she knew. That man is a suspect in the case, he said.
July 8, 2011 |
By 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Mark Geisenheyner knew there was only one way his weekend could end. The two bodies he had left moments before in a remote Douglass Township farmhouse threatened to put him behind bars for the rest of his life or worse. Three others he'd shot - a New York City plumber, his wife, and a family friend - lay bleeding, but alive, and would surely identify him as their attacker. Geisenheyner, a 51-year-old career criminal whose adult life consisted of one arrest and prison term after another, was determined things would end differently this time.
November 18, 1996 |
Perhaps nothing motivates a person more than a chance to gain some revenge. Saturday morning, Springfield running back Garrison Lockley didn't have to look far for motivation. It was his last high school football game and his team had a chance to finish with a winning record in front of a big crowd. However, Lockley chose revenge as his motivation. His season was cut short last year when he suffered torn knee ligaments in a game against Academy Park, his first game of the season.
March 8, 2013 |
ATTEMPTS to impart a cool European tone to an American-style revenge saga pays slim dividends in the erratic "Dead Man Down. " It's the work of Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and he seems to be going for something like Nick Refn's critically acclaimed "Drive" - becalmed lead performances, a slow-burn narrative puncuated by spasms of outrageous violence, a thwarted romance in the middle of it. ...
June 27, 1997 |
Peter Greenaway remains a defiant iconoclast, openly scorning fellow filmmakers who cling to the traditional conventions of storytelling. His voluptuous and ornate The Pillow Book is an aggressive piece of summer counter-programming, in which - as usual - words are subservient to images. The movie is not one to change anyone's opinion of Greenaway. All the elements of his directing style are here to elate one camp and exasperate the other. As he did in his astonishing Prospero's Books, Greenaway seeks to reimagine a classic text in The Pillow Book.
February 9, 1989 |
The Plumstead Christian Academy Panthers had revenge on their minds when they visited Phil-Mont Christian Academy Tuesday night, and they almost got it. The Panthers, who had fallen to the Falcons by 20 points on Jan. 11, stayed within striking distance down the stretch, but Phil-Mont prevailed for a 60-57 Keystone Conference basketball victory. Rich Norris, a 6-foot, 2-inch senior forward, played a key role for the Falcons, scoring a game-high 28 points. But more important was his 6-for-6 shooting from the field in the final quarter.
July 12, 2014 |
A Nic Cage revenge opera. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Rage . It means that at several intimidating points, Cage will bark out his lines at the top of his lungs. He is, after all, the big screen's Big Screamer. His roar is so forceful, it flattens the ears of whoever is the recipient. It means there will be more blood than at a Red Cross drive. And it means there will be moments of anguish as Cage silently contemplates his sins. Or maybe he's thinking about his career.
July 28, 1994 |
Amin Budd looked like a small child as he lay in a hospital bed, his sleepy eyes opening and closing, flecks of bed lint in his hair and his blue hospital gown exposing a small thin chest. But what the 16-year-old said about the gunshot wound in his leg, inflicted by a 72-year-old man, spoke volumes about the high school dropout who neighbors said liked to get into fights. "Revenge," he whispered. "I'm going for revenge. " Budd, of Oxford Street near 30th in North Philadelphia, was in stable condition yesterday at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Main Clinical Campus.
February 3, 1998 |
Joel Smith had been storing the emotion since Oxford beat Garnet Valley, 59-58, in overtime on Jan. 12. The way the Garnet Valley senior forward saw it, the Jaguars could have won that game. They should have won that game. The second meeting - last night at Garnet Valley - was Smith's chance for revenge. "We wanted to show them we could play," Smith said. "We wanted to show everyone we were for real. " Actually, the Jaguars' shooting was unreal while they rolled to a 29-11 lead after one quarter.