July 10, 2009
Cheri *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) In this exquisite adaptation, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend play two voluptuaries - an aging courtesan and the son of one of her friends. They don't realize how deeply they have fallen in love, and they break up without realizing what it will do to them. Pfeiffer provides a rare sensual depiction of maturity; director Stephen Frears conjures a world where anything goes as long as the environment stays stylish. Although it's been shockingly slighted by national media, Cheri is one of the best films of the year.
July 1, 2009
Cheri is a voluptuous movie about two voluptuaries who fall in love. Michelle Pfeiffer's performance as Colette's 49-year-old courtesan, Lea de Lonval, provides a rare sensual depiction of maturity and aging. When she lifts up her arms and admires "beautiful handles for an old vase," you agree about the handles, and the vase doesn't look so shabby, either. But Pfeiffer's hypnotic performance goes beyond her own eerie allure. She evokes an intense response because, as an actor, she conveys an exquisite sensibility.
June 26, 2009
Opening Wednesday Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: (20th Century Fox) The prehistoric gang has 3-D adventures with a new species: dinosaurs. Public Enemies: (Universal Pictures) Outlaw John Dillinger faces off with the top agent of the brand-new FBI. With Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Cheri : (Miramax) A man retreats into fantasy after he's forced to end an affair with an older woman. With Michelle Pfeiffer. Opening next Friday O'Horten: (Sony Pictures Classics) An engineer is forced to retire and give up his scheduled, structured life.
July 22, 2007
On July 14, 2007, PAUL ALEXANDER, SR.; devoted and loving husband of Cheri Alexander. He is also survived by a daughter, five sons, and a host of other relatives, friends, and church family. Visitation at THE DERRICK C. JONES FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 4611 Park Heights Avenue, on Monday, July 23, 2 until 7 P.M. Elder Alexander will lie-in-state on Tuesday, July 24 at 5 P.M. at Carter Memorial C.O.G.I.C., 745 W. Fayette Street. Family will receive friends at 6, with funeral service to follow at 6:30 P.M. Interment in King Memorial Park Cemetery, on Wednesday, July 25 at 11 A.M.
June 3, 2007
On May 30, 2007, BERNADETTE S. HARRER (nee Schneider), of Baltimore; beloved wife of the late Henry Harrer; loving mother of Daniel A. Harrer and his wife Karen B., and Kenneth H. Harrer, Sr., and his wife Cheri , dear grandmother of Kenneth H. Harrer, Jr., and Kyle Harrer; sister of William H. Schneider and the late Beth Thompson. Family and friends will honor Bernadette's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services - Parkville, 8800 Harford Road, on Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Monday, 9:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Fullerton.
April 3, 2006
On April 1, 2006, EDWARD SEBASTIAN, beloved husband of Sarah K. Feeney, devoted father of Edward A. Feeney and wife Carol; Timothy M. Feeney and wife Donna; David D. Feeney and wife Cheri; Brendan P. Feeney and wife Linda and Coleen M. Feeney, dear son of Bernadine B. Feeney and the late Sebastian Feeney, loving grandfather of 15. Family and friends may call at THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., (Beltway exit 29-B) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 P.M. All are invited to attend Services on Tuesday in the Cub Hill Bible Presbyterian Church, 2927 Cub Hill Road, at 10 A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery.