February 28, 2016 |
Dan Gorman thinks places are like people: A street corner pulsates, a freight train line lumbers, a dark, dank rowhouse aches. It's a view of the inanimate world that enlivens the big screen. Gorman is a locations scout whose reconnaissance work shaped not only the acclaimed Creed , up for a 2016 best supporting actor Oscar, but three other films with Academy Award nominations or wins that were shot in the region in recent years: Foxcatcher, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Lovely Bones.
February 15, 2016
DREAMBOAT Matt Katzenbach, of Salt Lake City (at right in photo), is not related to former Daily News intern and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper. Nor, quite obviously, is Matt's identical twin, Scott (the handsome fellow on the left). Nonetheless, the Arizona-born brothers bear a striking resemblance to the Rydal-raised star of Silver Linings Playbook. Way back since the days of Alias , from L.A. to London to Bangkok, the siblings have, with increasing frequency, had to answer the same question from strangers: "Do you know who you look like?"
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)
October 20, 2014 |
J. Andrew Greenblatt, 34, is executive director of both the 23d Philadelphia Film Festival, now through Oct. 26, and the Philadelphia Film Society, which oversees the annual event and operates the Roxy Theater in Center City. (Go to www.filmadelphia.org/festival/ for film and schedule information.) Q. What is your most memorable film festival experience? A. Obviously, my first Philadelphia Film Festival as the executive director [PFF 18.5 in 2009] was incredibly memorable, especially our fantastic closing-night screening of Precious . We filled the theater beyond capacity for back-to-back screenings.
February 25, 2014 |
WHEN 20 best-selling young-adult-fiction authors invade Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls to work with hundreds of book-loving students, Sister Kimberly Miller will see her dream fulfilled. "When an author comes into Little Flower, he or she is like a rock star," Sister Kim said, which means that the 20-author Little Flower Teen Writers Festival, on April 26, will generate all the electricity of a Readapalooza. "Reading has always been the heart of our school," Sister Kim said of the 600-girl Little Flower, on West Lycoming Street near 10th, in Hunting Park.
January 23, 2014 |
Debbie Reynolds-Mihos, 51, of Philadelphia, a co-owner of several area diners, including the Llanerch Diner of Silver Linings Playbook fame, died Saturday, Jan. 18, at her home. The cause of death was leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma. She was diagnosed in 2011, and underwent five regimens of chemotherapy over 21/2 years, her family said in a tribute. Despite daunting odds, she fought courageously to stay alive "for those she loved," her family said.
January 17, 2014 |
DON'T CALL IT a comeback. After releasing her first album in nine years last spring, Philly-born rapper Eve has another project: a sitcom. The sitcom, slated for the 2014-15 pilot season on ABC, is reportedly a multicamera interracial romantic comedy. Eve is no stranger to being in front of the camera. She starred in an eponymous UPN sitcom that lasted from 2003 to 2006, playing a fashion designer named Shelly, despite the fact that the show was called "Eve," which seemed rather silly.
December 23, 2013 |
'He is a brilliant con artist, OK?" Christian Bale says of Irving Rosenfeld, the character he plays in American Hustle . "But, really, who is he conning with that hair?"
August 22, 2013 |
WELCOME TWO NEW DIVAS into the world. Rob and Remy Maaddi , the Sewell, N.J.-based stars of "Bridezillas," the spin-off "Bridezillas: Marriage Bootcamp" and their own upcoming "Remy & Rob" reality show on WEtv, are the new parents of two healthy baby girls, Alexia Bella (4 pounds 14 ounces and 18.25 inches) and Melina Livia (4 pounds 9 ounces and 18 inches). The twins were born at 6:24 p.m. Monday in Voorhees, N.J. "The girls were scheduled [via C-section] for tomorrow.
August 21, 2013
Rob and Remy Maaddi, the Sewell, N.J.-based stars of "Bridezillas," the spin-off "Bridezillas: Marriage Bootcamp" and their own upcoming "Remy & Rob" reality show on WEtv, are the new parents of two healthy baby girls, Alexia Bella (4 pounds 14 ounces and 18.25 inches) and Melina Livia (4 pounds 9 ounces and 18 inches). The twins were born at 6:24 p.m. Monday in Voorhees, N.J. "The girls were scheduled [via C-section] for tomorrow. So Remy and I weren't ready. Remy had a nail appointment for a mani-pedi on Sunday night.