April 21, 2014 |
Cinematographer Wally Pfister has a resumé rife with hits - Batman Begins , The Dark Knight , The Dark Knight Rises . He won an Oscar in 2011, for his sixth collaboration with Christopher Nolan , the mind-bending, gravity-defying Inception . Pfister shot Lisa Cholodenko 's smart, smart-looking Laurel Canyon . He shot Moneyball . Transcendence , he did not shoot. Instead, for the $100 million sci-fi thriller opening this weekend and starring Johnny Depp as a cyberscience superstar pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence, Pfister makes his directing debut.
June 8, 2013 |
Wally Joyner studied the images in front of him and shook his head. First, he saw Domonic Brown frozen in time with a first-pitch fastball hurtling toward him. Brown was bent at the knees, his hands adjacent to his mouth, his torso slightly hunched. Next, Joyner saw himself from 13 years earlier in almost exactly the same pose. "That's surprising," Joyner said. "I'm not going to say it's not similar, because it's very similar. I'm imagining there are other guys you could slide in there who look the same.
March 28, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - As an Angels rookie in 1986, Wally Joyner became a national sensation. The hype, the unrelenting attention, even garnered a moniker. The Angels weren't coming to your town for a three-game series. "Wally World" was. With an unusual baseball name and an everyman frame that one of his BYU coaches described as "a bowling pin in knickers," Joyner was an easy feel-good story to get behind. After finishing each of his two full minor league seasons with 12 home runs, that first season he hit 15 by mid-May and outpolled perennial Yankees All-Star Don Mattingly to start the All-Star Game in July.
February 28, 2013 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wally Joyner stuck out his left fist for a bump Wednesday as Domonic Brown dashed past the batting cage. When Brown poked one the opposite way a few minutes later, Joyner nodded his head and said, "Atta boy. " In between batting-practice rounds, Joyner mimicked a swing to make a point while Brown watched. A day earlier, Brown credited his hot spring start to Joyner, the Phillies' new assistant hitting coach. "It seemed like God maybe sent an angel down toward me," Brown said, citing the strong connection the two made.
October 16, 2012 |
During a coaching overhaul immediately following a disappointing 2012 season, the Phillies decided they wanted to have two hitting coaches to offer their lineup differing methods of instruction. On Monday, they hired Wally Joyner, a 16-year major-league veteran, to serve as assistant hitting coach. Joyner, 50, will work with newly appointed hitting coach Steve Henderson. A condition of Henderson's hiring was his acceptance of an assistant. It's the newest trend in baseball. Three teams - St. Louis, Atlanta and San Diego - employed assistants in 2012.
June 13, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Wally," and I have been friends for several years, and a couple for nearly two. He recently brought up the subject of marriage, and we agreed that we are likely altar-bound. Only one thing gives me pause. A few months ago, Wally got plastered and had a fling with a female friend. He regretted it immediately and said it was what made him realize I am "The One. " (He is getting help for his drinking now.) The problem is, the woman is still pursuing him. She buys him gifts or brings him vegan meals.
September 15, 2011 |
YOU'VE SEEN Wally Neibart's art. You just don't realize it. Over a span of some 60 years, his illustrations appeared in numerous magazines, from Playboy and Philadelphia magazine, to the National Wild Turkey Federation publication, in local newspapers, including the Daily News, in books, in countless advertisements, on billboards, and, if you happened to be at the Shore at certain times, on your raft. Some of the drawings that he did for fun couldn't be reprinted in a family newspaper.
June 25, 2011 |
Patricia Bosley Merbreier, 86, beloved by children for decades as television's "Mrs. Noah," died Thursday night, June 23, after a prolonged illness at Shannondell, a retirement community in Audubon. She and her husband, W. Carter Merbreier, cohosted the long-running program Captain Noah and His Magical Ark on what is now 6ABC. Capt. and Mrs. Noah (as they referred to each other even in their personal lives) invited scores of newsmakers and celebrities onto their program, which ran from 1967 until 1994.
November 16, 2009 |
Montgomery Theater, like many area houses, just opened its winter musical, I Love My Wife. Like most of the others, this show deals with a very special Christmas Eve, when gifts are offered and dreams come true. Unlike the others, those gifts and dreams mostly involve getting undressed and swapping spouses. Michael Stewart and Cy Coleman's relic from 1977 carries with it a musty attic air, though any treasure hunter can attest to the joy of finding a vintage gem packed in the cedar chest.
February 22, 2008 |
The Cleveland Cavaliers gave LeBron James the help he wants - maybe enough to compete for the ring he craves. The Cavaliers took part in the biggest trade of deadline day, landing center Ben Wallace and swingman Wally Szczerbiak yesterday in a three-team deal with Chicago and Seattle. Wallace provides the Cavs with rebounding, shot blocking and plenty of playoff experience. Szczerbiak's outside shooting could make teams pay for double-teaming James, the NBA's leading scorer who hoped his team could pull off a move.