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March 4, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Nina Simone 's family isn't "Feeling Good. " A biopic starring Zoe Saldana as the R&B/Jazz chanteuse who died at age 70 in 2003, is due in April and the family is not pleased. A fresh round of criticism for the film erupted after the trailer and poster for "Nina" were unveiled Wednesday. Saldana posted a quote from the singer and civil rights activist on Twitter, and Simone's estate responded with: "Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Saldana and sexism Hollywood may be filled with Lefties, but it's still a big-money industry and rare is the industry that treats its workers as anything more than cogs in a machine. New mother of twins  Zoe Saldana  ("Star Trek," "Avatar," "Guardians of the Galaxy," the upcoming "Infinitely Polar Bear") spoke with  USA Today  about the response she got when she told her bosses she was pregnant. "The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic," she said.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
BEING YOUNG and thin generally doesn't cause problems for actresses in Hollywood, but both were getting between Zoe Saldana and the role she desperately wanted in "Infinitely Polar Bear. " The director, Maya Forbes, "wanted me to gain weight. I guess she wanted me to look more like a mother," said Saldana, laughing at the irony of it all. Late last year, Saldana gave birth to twin boys who shouted with delight in the background while she spoke on the phone yesterday with the Daily News . "I have to admit it bothered me. I don't think the essence of a person comes down to the girth of that person.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness ***1/2 (out of four stars) Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. Running time: 1 hour, 52 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13 (violence, interspecies sex, adult themes) Playing at: area theaters
NEWS
May 11, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Wendy does Philly Just as threatened, Wendy Williams cohosted Good Day Philadel- phia Friday morning - and then went to Indepen- dence Hall to shoot promo stuff for Season 6 of The Wendy Williams Show .   Mighty good!   Mighty Writers, a Philly-based nonprofit program that teaches writing to kids 7 to 17, is a finalist for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Out of 360 noms from 47 states, too. Winners will be announced in June.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Café Society Woody Allen's latest, set in the glammy 1930s, follows a kid from the Bronx (Jesse Eisenberg) who lands a job in Hollywood working for his uncle (Steve Carell), a big-deal agent to the stars. The agent's assistant (Kristen Stewart) is recruited to show the nephew the ropes. Romantic entanglements ensue. PG-13 Captain Fantastic No, not a new Marvel Comics franchise - the opposite, in fact: a human-scale indie about a dad (Viggo Mortensen) who has raised his six kids way off the grid in the Pacific Northwest.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2002 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Snipes moves across a gritty Philadelphia cityscape where gangstas and rappers - and greedy record moguls - collide. A solid, suspenseful thriller with a surprising noir twist, the film, from director Rich Murray, follows a 17-year-old kid who gets tangled up in some nasty business involving stolen master tapes, kidnapping and murder. Snipes premiered at the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema in April, and is now rolling out into select markets nationwide. Erik (Sam Jones 3d)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zoe Saldana's gritty, nasty little action thriller, Colombiana , offers the tagline "Revenge is beautiful. " Doesn't take an ethicist to tell you that's just wrong. So is this French-produced piece of pure action from director Olivier Megaton ( Transporter 3 ) and producer and cowriter Luc Besson, who unleased three decades of action movies and TV with his equally preposterous - and yes, equally delicious - 1990 film La Femme Nikita . Delicious? Megaton's slick, 100 miles-a-second pic, which has the petite 33-year-old Saldana kill her way through virtually the entire Colombian underworld, has the subtlety of a sledgehammer, but it's a guilty pleasure for action junkies.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2012
Music Yo La Tengo really has it. Yo La Tengo are a Hoboken trio who have come to embody the whole idea of the indie rock band. They've kept growing and changing since their debut in 1992 - and so have their most popular tunes. That's the fun and challenge of this band, who appear Saturday at Penn's Landing as part of WHYY's Connections Festival. Yo La Tengo with Frank Turner, Maps & Atlases, the Lawsuits, and Fabian Akilles, at 4 p.m. Saturday at the River Stage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 201 S. Columbus Blvd.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
BRADLEY COOPER is Hollywood's go-to guy when it comes to playing struggling writers who find overnight success via shady means. In "Limitless," a designer brain-power drug put him on the best-seller list. In "The Words," it's old-fashioned plagiarism. Cooper plays Rory Jensen, a modestly talented fiction writer whose exasperatingly long bohemian phase starts to test the patience of his wife (Zoe Saldana) and father (J.K. Simmons). Cooper is a decent writer, a few agents compliment his unpublished work, but he can't break through - until, that is, he finds an old, yellowed manuscript in a vintage briefcase purchased at a Paris antique shop.
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July 17, 2016
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Café Society Woody Allen's latest, set in the glammy 1930s, follows a kid from the Bronx (Jesse Eisenberg) who lands a job in Hollywood working for his uncle (Steve Carell), a big-deal agent to the stars. The agent's assistant (Kristen Stewart) is recruited to show the nephew the ropes. Romantic entanglements ensue. PG-13 Captain Fantastic No, not a new Marvel Comics franchise - the opposite, in fact: a human-scale indie about a dad (Viggo Mortensen)
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Café Society Woody Allen's latest, set in the glammy 1930s, follows a kid from the Bronx (Jesse Eisenberg) who lands a job in Hollywood working for his uncle (Steve Carell), a big-deal agent to the stars. The agent's assistant (Kristen Stewart) is recruited to show the nephew the ropes. Romantic entanglements ensue. PG-13 Captain Fantastic No, not a new Marvel Comics franchise - the opposite, in fact: a human-scale indie about a dad (Viggo Mortensen) who has raised his six kids way off the grid in the Pacific Northwest.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Nina Simone 's family isn't "Feeling Good. " A biopic starring Zoe Saldana as the R&B/Jazz chanteuse who died at age 70 in 2003, is due in April and the family is not pleased. A fresh round of criticism for the film erupted after the trailer and poster for "Nina" were unveiled Wednesday. Saldana posted a quote from the singer and civil rights activist on Twitter, and Simone's estate responded with: "Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"INFINITELY Polar Bear" is the story of a heavily medicated bipolar man left alone with his two vulnerable kids, a situation often played for laughs. Where would rookie writer-director Maya Forbes get the nerve to suggest this situation is even remotely funny? No doubt from her own formative experience being raised in Boston by a bipolar father who, fresh out of the mental hospital, took over parenting when his wife went to New York City to earn a degree. "Infinitely Polar Bear" (polar bear is the best the youngest child can manage trying to say her father is "definitely bipolar")
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
BEING YOUNG and thin generally doesn't cause problems for actresses in Hollywood, but both were getting between Zoe Saldana and the role she desperately wanted in "Infinitely Polar Bear. " The director, Maya Forbes, "wanted me to gain weight. I guess she wanted me to look more like a mother," said Saldana, laughing at the irony of it all. Late last year, Saldana gave birth to twin boys who shouted with delight in the background while she spoke on the phone yesterday with the Daily News . "I have to admit it bothered me. I don't think the essence of a person comes down to the girth of that person.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Saldana and sexism Hollywood may be filled with Lefties, but it's still a big-money industry and rare is the industry that treats its workers as anything more than cogs in a machine. New mother of twins  Zoe Saldana  ("Star Trek," "Avatar," "Guardians of the Galaxy," the upcoming "Infinitely Polar Bear") spoke with  USA Today  about the response she got when she told her bosses she was pregnant. "The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic," she said.
NEWS
May 11, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Wendy does Philly Just as threatened, Wendy Williams cohosted Good Day Philadel- phia Friday morning - and then went to Indepen- dence Hall to shoot promo stuff for Season 6 of The Wendy Williams Show .   Mighty good!   Mighty Writers, a Philly-based nonprofit program that teaches writing to kids 7 to 17, is a finalist for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Out of 360 noms from 47 states, too. Winners will be announced in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness ***1/2 (out of four stars) Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. Running time: 1 hour, 52 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13 (violence, interspecies sex, adult themes) Playing at: area theaters
NEWS
April 29, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Contrary to the Mayan calendar, which had Dec. 21, 2012, penciled in as the day everything was to go ka-boom, we're all still all here. But at the movies, the apocalypse is now. Take a look through the films premiering between next weekend - when Iron Man 3 explodes on a zillion screens, kick-starting Hollywood's summer season - and Labor Day weekend. Doom and gloom are everywhere, from global holocaust to alien invasions to putting Jay Gatsby and Jay-Z in the same movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013
T AYLOR SWIFT will never get to write a breakup song about Bradley Cooper . The Rydal boy rebuffed her before she had the chance. Swift asked best gal pal, Jennifer Lawrence , who starred with Cooper in the Delco-set "Silver Linings Playbook," to hook her up with the recently Oscar-nominated actor, according to RadarOnline. But Cooper, ever the classy one, turned down the offer because the 23-year-old Swift is far too young for him. Cooper turned 38 this month.
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