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September 10, 1999 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If you loved Trainspotting, then you'll like The Acid House, an omnibus film adapted by Irvine Welsh from his surreal short stories of the same title. Set on the fringes of Scotland's capital, this trilogy tells the vivid stories of three species of male loser: The headcase, the cuckold and the acidhead. In these stories, it is women who wield most of the power, and are they ever capricious. As feverishly directed by Paul McGuigan, who is a good fit for Welsh's vitriol-laced valentines to North Edinburgh, each panel in the triptych vacillates between the extremes of humiliation and hilarity.
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March 31, 1989 | By Richard Fuller, Special to The Inquirer
There is, presently, a sort of loose-leaf trilogy in print on the rise and fall of rich people. Part One, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, was recommended some weeks ago in this column. Part Two would be The Hearts and Lives of Men by Fay Weldon (Dell, $4.95), who has always been a liberatingly nasty writer - scathing, scurrilous and, of course, sinfully readable. Hearts should expand Weldon's loyal readers to include the hordes that made Vanities a bestseller. Focusing on the high-profile society of high-culture London (comparable to that of New York)
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June 8, 2006 | By Gene D'Alessandro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eccentric actor Woody Harrelson and his wife, Laura Louie, have welcomed yet another female offspring to their bohemian all-woman brood. "We are proud to announce the completion of our goddess trilogy with the birth of our third daughter, Makani Ravello," who was born Saturday, the Oscar-nominated actor and Louie said in a statement Monday. Harrelson, 44, and Louie, 41, who were married in 1998, live on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The older daughters are saddled with the names Deni Montana, 13, and Zoe Giordano, 9. Harrelson will star as a singing cowboy in Robert Altman's much-publicized A Prairie Home Companion, which opens tomorrow, and with Keanu Reeves in the animated thriller A Scanner Darkly, due out July 7. Not the lemon prize, but ... England's Zadie Smith nabbed the Orange Prize for Fiction Tuesday with her third novel, On Beauty, an Ivy League-based story modeled after E.M. Forster's Howards End. Smith, 30, had been the favorite for the $53,600 prize, which celebrates excellence in English-language writing by women.
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December 29, 1992 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
MOSTLY HARMLESS Fiction. By Douglas Adams. Harmony. $20 Douglas Adams' legions of fans will not be surprised to hear that their favorite guide to hitchhiking around the galaxy deserves a thumbs-up for taking another look at the future and discovering - yet again - that it doesn't work. His findings make up another wonderfully pliant cosmic joke in Mostly Harmless, which is the fifth instalment in - as the publishers sheepishly admit - "the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.
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April 20, 1989 | By Adrienne Beard, Special to The Inquirer
A Newtown Square developer is pushing for public water and sewer, although East Fallowfield supervisors have previously voted against the services. During the East Fallowfield Planning Commission meeting on Monday, John Snyder, a spokesman for the developer, Trilogy, presented plans showing a 10- inch pipe under a stream. The pipe would enable Trilogy to extend public water and sewer to 56 houses proposed off Mount Carmel Road north of Strasburg Road, according to Snyder. In June, the supervisors voted against extending public water and sewers to the 75-acre subdivision, a few miles east of a proposed public water district.
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September 10, 1999 | by Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
Just because acid trips have a cinematic quality does not mean cinema can capture their rapture, as we seen in Paul McGuigan's trilogy, "The Acid House. " The first story, "The Granton Star Curse," is a nightmare about the unlucky day of one poor sod, Boab (Stephen McCole). A vengeful God zaps Boab into an insect, whereupon Boab exacts entomological revenge, mostly by infecting his former friends' food. In "A Soft Touch," you don't get a much sorrier home life than the one a sap (Kevin McKidd)
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May 23, 2010
By Stieg Larsson Knopf. 576 pp. $27.95. Reviewed by John Timpane Well, it's here. For weeks, bookstores throughout the country have loaded special tables with copies of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire - next to a "Coming Soon" sign. Now "soon" is here. With The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest , a third stack of books will now beckon readers of the "Millennium trilogy" (which has sold more than 27 million books worldwide)
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August 23, 1996 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
With The World of Apu, Satyajit Ray closes his wondrous Apu trilogy with a paradox. We are confronted with an overwhelming image in which one of cinema's great artists seems to question the value of art. After sustaining one more grievous loss of a loved one, the young Apu becomes, in both a spiritual and a physical sense, an aimless nomad. We see him, after years of wandering, in a forest at sunrise. Apu takes out the pages of the novel that he is fitfully writing and lets the wind carry them away.
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May 12, 2001 | By Miriam Seidel FOR THE INQUIRER
Someone once said that a great movie has to have three great scenes in it. Well, Pat Graney's Tattoo, an evening-long dance work playing at the Painted Bride, has at least two dynamite, unforgettable scenes, and it's definitely worth seeing. The Seattle-based Graney explained in the program that Tattoo is the last dance of a trilogy she has created over 10 years, all based on a dream she had of an extinct civilization on another planet. Given her glancing, episodic style, this was a helpful thing to know.
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May 6, 2006 | Daily News wire services
"Star Wars" fans rejoice! After decades of imploring pleas, Lucasfilm will release the original versions of the classic "Star Wars" trilogy - "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back!" and "The Return of the Jedi. " The latest DVDs are versions that premiered in 1977, 1980 and 1983. Over the years, creator George Lucas revised and expanded those films, provoking dismay among fans of the early movies. The new two-disk limited editions will be released on Sept. 12 through Dec. 31. Each set will include commentary by Lucas and by crew and cast members.
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December 18, 2014
NOW THAT "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies are finally wrapped, the filmmakers involved seem more exhausted than elated. At least their post-"Hobbit" interviews make it seem that way. So I asked the opinion of Martin Freeman, who plays the title character in director Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy. (Jackson also did the "Rings" trilogy.) "I'm probably not as exhausted as Peter is, who has spent every day and every night on it for many, many years," the actor said.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
NEW YORK - Something more than an amiable, intermittently earnest play is waiting to emerge from Quiara Alegria Hudes' The Happiest Song Plays Last , the completion of her "Elliot Trilogy" and her follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful , which just ended a run at the Arden. But at the moment, it rides on homey, atmospheric elements familiar from August Wilson's plays. The Philadelphia-born writer, who also wrote the hugely successful musical In the Heights , has audiences at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre singing along with the incidental Puerto Rican music and probably salivating over subplots involving food.
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May 27, 2013
The Guns at Last Light The War in Western Europe, 1944-45 Volume Three of the Liberation Trilogy By Rick Atkinson Henry Holt, 896 pp. $38 Reviewed by Chris Patsilelis   Rick Atkinson opens The Guns at Last Light with a stirring set piece. The Allied generals are meeting to put the finishing touches on Operation Overlord, the June 6, 1944, invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. Here is the 53-year-old Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, "a man at peace with his soul" but also a man with "high blood pressure, chronic headaches, and ringing in one ear" who smoked 80 Camels a day. Without his usual grin, he implores his staff: "I consider it to be the duty of anyone who sees a flaw in the plan not to hesitate to say so. " Here is British Field Marshal Gen. Bernard L. Montgomery, "a wiry, elfin figure" with a narrow, foxlike face "in immaculate battle dress," popping to his feet, "pointer in hand.
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February 6, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stories of real human beings make history powerful. Photographs make it immediate. Outstanding examples of both are on the schedule as the Free Library of Philadelphia begins a series of Black History Month programs this week. On Tuesday, eminent civil rights historian Taylor Branch will talk about his new book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (Simon & Schuster, $26), a 190-page distillation of his magisterial three-volume history, America in the King Years , the product of 24 years of research.
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January 18, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 1982, the sci-fi film Tron proved filmmakers could create entirely artificial digital worlds for actors to populate. That same year, a no less dazzling, exciting, and hypnotic feature named Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance reminded us of that other - organic - world, nature. An odd sort of documentary directed by Godfrey Reggio and shot by time-lapse photography expert Ron Fricke, it dispensed with narrative structure and dialogue in favor of a sublime, haunting score by Philip Glass.
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December 30, 2012
Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 By William Manchester and Paul Reid Little Brown, 1,232 pp. $40 Reviewed by Dan DeLuca With this third volume of William Manchester's The Last Lion , one of the two truly epic multi-volume 20th-century political biographies still at sea has finally been finished. That other, greater white whale of the great man theory of history, Robert Caro's four-books-and-counting The Years Of Lyndon Johnson , is still ongoing.
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November 1, 2012
By Justin Cronin Ballantine Books. 568 pp. $28 Reviewed by Carole E. Barrowman In Justin Cronin's bestseller The Passage , plagues of vampires swarmed the earth, forming the "Twelve Viral Tribes" who laid "waste to every living thing," except for pockets of survivors, and Amy, "a child to stand against them. " In a review last year of The Passage I suggested the novel was a creation story - a poetic postapocalyptic tale, part supernatural thriller, and part philosophical meditation on the nature of humanity.
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April 17, 2012 | By John Timpane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
‘Unbeknownst to all of us, she was observing all the time, everyone and everything. " Philadelphia Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez is talking about her step-niece, Quiara Alegría Hudes, a true daughter of West Philly who won the Pulitzer Prize for drama on Monday. Hudes, 34, won for her play Water by the Spoonful , a tale of a soldier's return from war, life at a Philly sandwich shop, and the struggle with addiction. David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter called the win "an upset that went against industry predictions.
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March 25, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Last week, late one morning on a break from class, Emily Ansara Baines could be found seated at a table in the cafeteria of the Los Angeles-area school where she works as a substitute teacher. She was not eating Mockingjay flatbread crackers, or Prim's basil-wrapped goat cheese balls, or Rue's roasted parsnips, although she could tell you how to make them if you asked. Baines is the author of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook (Adams Media, $19.95), a food-centric fan's tribute to the mega-selling Suzanne Collins trilogy.
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March 12, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, a word-of-mouth romance smash so erotic it's sometimes labeled "mommy porn," has been signed up by a paperback division of Random House Inc. Vintage Books announced Saturday that it had acquired the three books - Fifty Shades of Grey , Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed . E-book editions will be out today, and paperbacks are expected in early April. The novels had been distributed by an Australia-based publisher, the Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House.
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