Silver Linings Playbook

Too many films are set in Philadelphia and Boston, usually for the wrong reason.  Both cities have passion and character, but they also have fairly noticeable speech patterns.  I suspect some actors want to play characters from those cities only to make the audience say, “Wow, what a great (Boston or Philadelphia) accent!”  After about…

Ebertfest 2012 – Big Fan

Big Fan Sports fans are everywhere.  If you’re going to make a movie centered around sports, you’d better get it right.  If you’re going to make a movie centered around the NFL, you really better get it right because no sport is more scrutinized here in America.  Well, maybe wrestling, but that’s not a sport.…

– philly sucks

I grew up five minutes from New York City.  In literally five minutes, you could be through the Lincoln Tunnel and into Manhattan.  It took us a little longer as kids because we had to take the NJ transit train from the Ridge Road station in Lyndhurst to Hoboken for $1.35, then a 50 cent PATH train…