January 31, 2016
The Lady in the Van Maggie Smith stars as a homeless woman who pulls into writer Alan Bennett's driveway - and stays there for 15 years - in the film adaptation of Bennett's memoir and play. Alex Jennings is Bennett, in bifurcated mode: the timid, reluctant host and the ready-at-the-typewriter artist, eager to get what he can from the unkempt, unpleasant "eccentric" he's let into his life. PG-13 Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Animation CGI from Pixar, stick figures from Don Hertzfeldt, old-school and new-school animation, all represented in this showcase of Academy Award contenders.
January 16, 2016 |
The Friends Select girls' basketball players may have thought they were seeing double on Thursday. That's because the Jimenez sisters seemed to be everywhere in host Westtown's 47-37 win. Naomi Jimenez, a senior, controlled the paint for the Moose, leading the team in scoring with 20 points and adding six rebounds and four blocks. Eunice Jimenez, a junior, controlled the backcourt in the Friends Schools League matchup, dishing out six assists. She added seven steals and 11 points.
January 8, 2016 |
Hannah Caskey is making up for lost time. The Friends Select sophomore paired 12 points with 10 rebounds Wednesday to record her first career double-double as the visiting Falcons defeated George School, 45-40, in a Friends Schools League basketball game. Caskey missed her freshman season with an arm injury. Dom Dondici scored a team-high 18 points for Friends Select. George School's Val Lavar (game-high 25 points) went 8 for 10 from the foul line. Nonleague. Mikayla Vaughn scored her 1,000th point on a layup in the third quarter of Friends' Centrals' 67-54 victory at Radnor.
December 27, 2015
Joy. Jennifer Lawrence stars as the real-life Joy Mangano, a Long Island girl from a dysfunctional family who crossed all sorts of hurdles on her way to huge success as a home-shopping entrepreneur. From David O. Russell, Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle director, with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro along for the crazy, carousing ride. PG-13 Carol. An achingly beautiful love story, adapted from an early Patricia Highsmith novel, about a New York City shopgirl (Rooney Mara)
December 20, 2015
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December 17, 2015 |
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the leadership team at Philadelphia International Airport that will work with new airport CEO Chellie Cameron, whom Kenney last week appointed to the top job, effective after he officially becomes the city's leader on Jan. 4. Folasade "Sade" A. Olanipekun-Lewis, chief financial officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, will shift to the newly created position of chief administration officer at...