June 9, 2011 |
Richard Wolff's career has taken him from a peaceful childhood in King of Prussia to Pure Hell and finally to The Coffin . Wolff, 54, isn't in a coffin - he is releasing a film named The Coffin through his fledgling distribution company, Breaking Glass Pictures. Due Aug. 30, The Coffin is "a psychological thriller that broke box-office records in Thailand and Singapore," says Wolff, who lives a few blocks away from his company's Old City office. As for Pure Hell, it's the name of a black 1970s punk band Wolff represented in his early days as a young, idealistic music promoter.
May 3, 2011 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyans shouting for revenge buried Moammar Gadhafi's second-youngest son to the thundering sound of antiaircraft fire Monday, as South Africa warned that the NATO bombing that killed him would bring only more violence. Libya's leader did not attend the tumultuous funeral of Seif al-Arab, 29, but older brothers Seif al-Islam and Mohammed paid their respects, thronged by a crowd of several thousand. Jostling to get closer to the coffin, draped with a green Libyan flag, mourners flashed victory signs and chanted "Revenge, revenge for you, Libya.
April 29, 2011 |
Joe Johnson provided his usual offensive spark. His biggest play, though, was getting a hand on a missed shot. Johnson scored 23 points and came up with a huge offensive rebound, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 84-81 victory in Game 6 last night, knocking the visiting Orlando Magic out of the playoffs. The Hawks, who won the series 4-2, advanced to the second round for the third straight year, this time against top-seeded Chicago. The Magic, who routed Atlanta a year ago in the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA history, head into an uncertain offseason after their earliest playoff ouster since 2007.
April 20, 2011 |
The first five minutes featured 11 months of pent-up emotion avalanching onto the field. "It was ridiculous. Unexplainable," Moorestown girls' lacrosse goalie Bridget Bianco said. "There was excitement, nerves, worry, anger that needed to come out. Everything you could imagine was just inside of us before the game. " Almost a year after their 10-year instate winning streak was snapped by Shawnee in the South Jersey Group 3 final, the Quakers wasted no time exacting revenge in Wednesday's much anticipated rematch.
April 15, 2011 |
'Without borders" is the operative metaphor of In a Better World , Susanne Bier's urgent and compassionate thriller about the vicious cycle of aggression and revenge. Her gripping drama questions articles of faith about violence and nonviolent response, whether the perpetrator is a schoolyard bully or a vicious warlord. It is a rare film that examines the no-man's-land between principle and action, between ethically considered ideal and gut-gratifying revenge. Haevnen , its Danish title, means "vengeance.
March 17, 2011 |
A former Lower Merion physics teacher who was fired in January for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student years before has sued his accuser in federal court for slander and libel. Although Robert Schanne, 43, does not deny that he had a relationship with Jenna Addis, now 26, he said that it started "well after" she was his student and that Addis last year fabricated a school-age romance only after she became jealous of his relationship with another woman, according to the lawsuit.
March 11, 2011 |
TORONTO - Dan Carcillo was disappointed. He wanted a piece of Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek, who nearly decapitated him with a hit from behind. Komisarek was given a game misconduct for the first-period hit. And Carcillo can thank the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara for not getting the opportunity to address the issue himself. Chara sent Montreal's Max Pacioretty to the hospital with a severe concussion and a cracked vertebrae on Tuesday, the result of a scary hit when Chara bounced Pacioretty off the turnbuckle in the boards near the Canadiens' bench.
February 23, 2011 |
The Upper Darby boys' basketball team got the best of Lower Merion during the regular season, but the Aces won when it counted most. Raheem Hall collected 22 points and Darius Hall struck for eight of his 12 points down the stretch as Lower Merion topped the host Royals, 73-66, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA second-round playoff game. The Aces (17-7), seeded 13th, lost to No. 4 seed and Central League champion Upper Darby (22-2) twice during the regular season. But Lower Merion clinched a spot in the Class AAAA state playoffs, and the Royals must battle it out with seven other teams for one remaining spot.
February 21, 2011 |
PHILADELPHIA native Seth Green ("Austin Powers," "Robot Chicken") is Playboy 's March 20Q and, among other topics, discusses how a short, nerdy guy has gotten a tall babe of a wife. "When we go out somewhere and my wife looks great, I like to think everybody's saying, 'Hey, how come she's [ahem, you know] that guy?' " says Green, "but I've been short all my life, so it is what it is, and I don't have an issue with it. The only thing it determines is what parts I can play. I'm not going to be the intimidating a--hole cop who shakes down the entire precinct.
February 12, 2011 |
Haddonfield's cheering section Friday night might have ruptured a few lungs in its enthusiasm to galvanize the host Bulldogs in South Jersey's biggest wrestling rematch of the season. In a sold-out gym, in which Paulsboro wanted revenge for a 33-31 loss to Haddonfield at home on Jan. 21, the frenzied cheers matched the intensity on the mat. But this time, the Red Raiders emerged with a 31-23 win and the program's 32d NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 team championship. The victory improved second-seeded Paulsboro's record to 20-1.