Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The "Ant-Man" cast is set.
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Get On Up Chadwick Boseman, having played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, tries on a different kind of legend: the Godfather of Soul. With that unmistakable rasp, unmistakable pompadour, and unmistakable dance moves, a biopic of James Brown. From Tate Taylor, director of The Help. PG-13
It used to be we would go to the orchestra to avoid commercialism. Now, audiences are paying good money to be pitched to. Playing excerpts from the scores of Pixar films on two nights in Verizon Hall last week, the Philadelphia Orchestra set aside its charge of letting the public in on something interesting, overlooked, or artistically important.
Mods vs. rockers Though based on The Who's 1973 rock-opera album (and with three new songs by Pete Townshend), Franc Roddam's 1979 drama, Quadrophenia, is no musical: It's an engrossing portrait of alienated teens living rival pop lives of desperation in 1960s England. The film screens at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $11; $9 seniors; $7 ages 12 and under. Call 610-917-1228.
If anyone is having a Best Decade Ever, it's composer Robert Lopez. Along with 2013's powerhouse Frozen ($1.2 billion worldwide box office, the highest-grossing animated film ever) for which he cowrote songs with wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and his controversial Broadway smash written with South Park's creators, The Book of Mormon, at the Forrest Theatre starting on Tuesday, the 39-year-old is an EGOT (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) - and the youngest at that.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - As Marvel finalizes surprises for its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the rumor mill regarding "Doctor Strange" has reached...
Richard Linklater catches lightning in a bottle in "Boyhood, a drama taken from footage shot over 12 years in a boy's life.
Jul 28 (TheWrap.com) - Time will tell which of these two films winds up being the fluke, but director Tate Taylor, the man behind the cloying and artificial “The Help,” has bounced back with “Get on Up,” a daring and often thrilling screen treatment of the life of music legend James Brown.