June 27, 2016 |
What do you get when you serve Roadster Ricotta with Sports Car Sushi? The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, a wedding of the original, Pininfarina-designed 124 Sport Spider, one of the loveliest Fiats ever, and the wonderfully playful Mazda Miata. Due in U.S. showrooms this summer, this latter-day evocation of that first Spider is a collaboration between Fiat and Mazda. The Japanese automaker supplies the Miata platform and some parts, and will build the rear-drive 124 Spider at its assembly plant in Hiroshima.
May 8, 2015 |
THE MAN who helped Spider-Man reach the "big time" is coming back to the City of Brotherly Love for Wizard Philly 2015 - and he couldn't be happier. "I've been to Wizard Philly numerous times. I love Philly," said Dan Slott, one of the most popular and prolific writers working in comics today. "I am most looking forward to finally putting to rest . . . Pat's or Geno's? The eternal question! Though, I hear if I want the real Philly cheesesteak experience, I have to stray from the bright lights of Pat's and Geno's.
February 6, 2015 |
DRESSED OUT appropriately in uniforms that made them look like diseased gray bumblebees, the La Salle Explorers, a team that has confounded its own coach much of the season, was in full Sybil mode last night at Gola Arena. Playing against Richmond, the hottest team in the Atlantic 10, La Salle scored the game's first 10 points, played better than it has all season for the first 23 minutes and led by 16 points. The Explorers then proceeded to go the next 8 minutes without scoring.
May 6, 2014 |
Amazing, but not surprising The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , the first release of the summer movie season and the biggest film of the year for Sony Corp., led the U.S. box office in its opening weekend. Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone , it netted $92 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters. International sales to date total $277 million. Sony says the movie - the fifth in its Spider-Man franchise, which began with director Sam Raimi 's 2002 film starring Tobey Maguire - is playing on 11,002 screens in China, the biggest release of any film in history.
May 2, 2014 |
PERHAPS the fertile imagination of Stan Lee could conjure a villain with the power to bend time into a recurring loop. The fellow could use his Groundhog Day abilities to rob armored cars, or whatever, and while this was going on the rest of us could be forced to experience the same thing, over and over. Much as we now experience the "Spider-Man" movies, reboots of reboots of a character done to near-perfection, and very recently, by Sam Raimi. Case in point: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," a long, low-energy movie, that begins with Spider-Man policing New York successfully, but failing in his relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone)
May 2, 2014 |
"AMAZING Spider-Man 2" star Andrew Garfield recently stirred some controversy when he said he brought up the possibility that Miles Morales - the half-black/half-Latino teen who replaced Peter Parker as Spidey in Marvel's Ultimate comic-book line - could replace him as the movie Spider-Man once Garfield spins his last web. While many dismissed the idea, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso is not among them. "Yeah, I could easily see it happening," Alonso told Tattle Comics Guy Jerome Maida . "I'm excited by the prospect of seeing the world's most recognizable superhero peel back the mask and show a new face and how inclusive that would be and what a statement that would make - and I don't think I'm alone!"
May 2, 2014 |
AT THE box office and in the comic books that gave him birth, some signs are pointing to a slight decline in the popularity of Spider-Man, so Sony is hoping that "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (in theaters today) will juice audiences for a franchise that already has four more sequels and spinoffs planned for the next four years. The first "Spider-Man" film a dozen years ago had a then-unheard of opening weekend haul of $114 million, on its way to a massive $403 million total. However, each subsequent film has seen a drop at the domestic box-office, culminating in "Amazing Spider-Man," the first film in what many thought was an unnecessary reboot, grossing only $262 million domestically.
March 29, 2013 |
Learn about the world from a bug's perspective Saturday at Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Doreen Cronin's book Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly . Go inside the creatures' world as they learn to overcome the same challenges that humans experience. Will Worm learn to stand on his own two feet even though he doesn't have any? Will Fly find her superhero powers in time to save her Aunt Rita? Is Spider too big and ready to shed his skin? Experience many teachable moments, including that all kinds of superheroes are important.
February 14, 2013 |
SWEDISH GOLFER Daniela Holmqvist says she was bitten by a spider and used a tee to extract what she thought was potentially fatal venom before finishing her round during qualifying for the LPGA's season-opening Women's Australian Open. The Swedish Golf Federation reported on its website that Holmqvist was hitting out of the rough on the fourth hole at Royal Canberra Golf Club when she felt a sharp pain on her ankle. Holmqvist swatted the spider away and was told by people nearby that it could have been a black widow, so she used a golf tee to pierce the swelling and squeeze out the venom.
October 26, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Look who's giving safety advice: None other than Broadway's one-time injury-happy Spider-Man. Reeve Carney, who plays the hero in the hit musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and Robert Cuccioli, who plays the Green Goblin, put aside their substantial comic-book differences Thursday - and apparently any sense of irony - to team up and offer tips about keeping kids safe this Halloween. Flanked by four costumed villains from the show and representatives from the city's fire and police departments, the actors reminded parents to examine all Halloween candy and never eat any unwrapped treats, ensure children wear flame-retardant costumes and masks that never impeded their ability to see and hear, and avoid strangers or unfamiliar houses.