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‘Real Steel’: Good flick for boys’ night out

Going into Real Steel, I expected a movie that 8-to-12-year-old boys would love; everyone else — not so much. Director Shawn Levy’s prior credits (including Night at the Museum and Pink Panther) involved some level of cheesiness, so I expected more of the same.


Actor covets the chance to play Barrymore

He says he comes by his interest in performing quite naturally since his mother was an opera singer.


One big anniversary, two big nights

For two decades, the radio show ‘World Cafe’ has maintained the beat for music lovers. Later this month, an impressive lineup of artists will perform during a big anniversary bash.


Rich Little has always made a good impression

When Rich Little was about 5 or 6, he would stand in front of his class and just ramble on, much to the delight of his teachers — until they couldn’t stand his constant chatter anymore.



Laugh lately?

Sarah Colonna, a writer for the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, will perform at the Keswick Theatre next week.


Versatility makes McDonald a busy performer

Singer/actress/multi-award winner Audra McDonald said she knew from the time she was 9 years old that show business was for her.


Parker’s film is fun escapism for harried moms

I Don’t Know How She Does It often feels more like an extended Sex and the City episode than a movie.


Laughter is the best medicine

Holmesburg resident Tim Grill has no problem joking about his battle with spina bifida. In fact, that’s just the beginning of his comedy routine.


Contagion in contagious at the box office

Contagion is a scary movie.