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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 25, 2004
Did they have to make Fat Albert a moron? In the early-'70s Saturday morning cartoons on which this film is based, Fat Albert and his gang - a well-behaved gaggle of North Philadelphia street kids - were always too precious, lacking the comic bite that creator Bill Cosby gave them in performance. Of course, the TV show was aimed at the very young, so the lack of edge was forgivable. But on the big screen, Fat Albert has been turned into an ignoramus. Yanked from his cartoon setting into the real world by a distressed girl's tears, Albert (Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson in a fat suit)
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The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Major League Lacrosse announced its weekly award winners Monday, and all have Baltimore-area connections. Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kevin Cooper (Archbishop Spalding, Maryland) collected Cascade Rookie of the Week honors after scoring on each of his three shots and adding an assists in his MLL debut, a 13-12 win at the Ohio Machine on Saturday night.   Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) was named Offensive Player of the Week; he recorded a season-high eight points to help send the Cannons past the visiting Charlotte Hounds, 17-16, in overtime Saturday night.
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January 23, 1999
ASSESSING race relations, it has been said, isn't just a matter of measuring how far America has come, but how far it must go. And the nation is not yet at the point where every African American can laugh at an animated, prime-time TV show that pokes fun at imaginary black residents of a high-rise housing project.The miscalculation that produced "The PJs" was made by a black man, entertainer Eddie Murphy. His new show has revealed a division among African Americans. Some are able to laugh at stereotypes.
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By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 31, 2005
Robert Blake hasn't worked in film since 1997, but as of last week, fans and curiosity seekers can see the veteran actor - recently acquitted of murdering his wife - in the DVD release of Electra Glide in Blue. In the offbeat 1973 MGM thriller, generally considered one of Blake's best films, he plays a good-natured ex-Marine turned Arizona motorcycle cop who dreams of becoming a homicide detective. Blake, who received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, did not participate in any of the DVD's extras, for obvious reasons.
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December 27, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Millions of Americans went shopping for comedy this weekend, giving the star-studded Meet the Fockers the record for the best Christmas weekend opening ever. The sequel, reuniting Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro and adding Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Stiller's parents, earned $44.7 million over the holiday weekend, beating the previous record of $30 million, set in 2002 by Catch Me if You Can. This weekend's top 12 films grossed an estimated $121.9 million, compared to last year's $165.
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By David Zurawik | January 6, 2005
Baltimore will be the fictional setting for a new prime-time series scheduled to debut Feb. 14 on UPN, the network announced yesterday. Cuts, a sitcom starring Marques Houston (Fat Albert) and Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), is set in a hair salon in a Baltimore neighborhood. The series is created and produced by Eunetta T. Boone, a former sportswriter at The Evening Sun. Boone is also the creator and executive producer of One on One, another UPN series set in Baltimore starring Flex Alexander as a TV sportscaster and single dad. Cuts is a spinoff of One on One, with Houston playing Alexander's brother, Kevin Barnes, a barber who returns to Baltimore to run his father's barbershop, only to find that it has been sold to a large corporation.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 5, 2001
The city's first Captivity Film Festival, a scaled-back version of what had been envisioned as a grand celebration of African-American cinema, kicks off tonight with a free outdoor showing of Ossie Davis' "Cotton Comes to Harlem." While acknowledging he was unable to put together the showcase event he had hoped for, festival organizer and Heritage Cinema founder Michael Johnson stressed that the weekend will feature an eclectic mix. Included on the schedule are a Gil-Scott Heron concert film, a collection of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids cartoons, a panel discussion on the African-American Image in Motion Pictures and an appearance by Paul Robeson Jr., who will introduce one of his father's films.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 31, 2005
Robert Blake hasn't worked in film since 1997, but as of last week, fans and curiosity seekers can see the veteran actor - recently acquitted of murdering his wife - in the DVD release of Electra Glide in Blue. In the offbeat 1973 MGM thriller, generally considered one of Blake's best films, he plays a good-natured ex-Marine turned Arizona motorcycle cop who dreams of becoming a homicide detective. Blake, who received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, did not participate in any of the DVD's extras, for obvious reasons.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Major League Lacrosse announced its weekly award winners Monday, and all have Baltimore-area connections. Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kevin Cooper (Archbishop Spalding, Maryland) collected Cascade Rookie of the Week honors after scoring on each of his three shots and adding an assists in his MLL debut, a 13-12 win at the Ohio Machine on Saturday night.   Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) was named Offensive Player of the Week; he recorded a season-high eight points to help send the Cannons past the visiting Charlotte Hounds, 17-16, in overtime Saturday night.
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By Joe Burris and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2014
When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels. With her first show flight sometime next spring, the 2008 Naval Academy graduate said she could become first woman to perform in Blue Angels history. The Blue Angels are considered one of the most elite outfits in U.S. military aviation, and the addition of a female pilot to its ranks is both historically significant and no small feat, said Robert Thomas, the curator of the National Military History Center in Indiana.
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By David Zurawik | January 6, 2005
Baltimore will be the fictional setting for a new prime-time series scheduled to debut Feb. 14 on UPN, the network announced yesterday. Cuts, a sitcom starring Marques Houston (Fat Albert) and Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), is set in a hair salon in a Baltimore neighborhood. The series is created and produced by Eunetta T. Boone, a former sportswriter at The Evening Sun. Boone is also the creator and executive producer of One on One, another UPN series set in Baltimore starring Flex Alexander as a TV sportscaster and single dad. Cuts is a spinoff of One on One, with Houston playing Alexander's brother, Kevin Barnes, a barber who returns to Baltimore to run his father's barbershop, only to find that it has been sold to a large corporation.
FEATURES
December 27, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Millions of Americans went shopping for comedy this weekend, giving the star-studded Meet the Fockers the record for the best Christmas weekend opening ever. The sequel, reuniting Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro and adding Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Stiller's parents, earned $44.7 million over the holiday weekend, beating the previous record of $30 million, set in 2002 by Catch Me if You Can. This weekend's top 12 films grossed an estimated $121.9 million, compared to last year's $165.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 25, 2004
Did they have to make Fat Albert a moron? In the early-'70s Saturday morning cartoons on which this film is based, Fat Albert and his gang - a well-behaved gaggle of North Philadelphia street kids - were always too precious, lacking the comic bite that creator Bill Cosby gave them in performance. Of course, the TV show was aimed at the very young, so the lack of edge was forgivable. But on the big screen, Fat Albert has been turned into an ignoramus. Yanked from his cartoon setting into the real world by a distressed girl's tears, Albert (Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson in a fat suit)
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 5, 2001
The city's first Captivity Film Festival, a scaled-back version of what had been envisioned as a grand celebration of African-American cinema, kicks off tonight with a free outdoor showing of Ossie Davis' "Cotton Comes to Harlem." While acknowledging he was unable to put together the showcase event he had hoped for, festival organizer and Heritage Cinema founder Michael Johnson stressed that the weekend will feature an eclectic mix. Included on the schedule are a Gil-Scott Heron concert film, a collection of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids cartoons, a panel discussion on the African-American Image in Motion Pictures and an appearance by Paul Robeson Jr., who will introduce one of his father's films.
NEWS
January 23, 1999
ASSESSING race relations, it has been said, isn't just a matter of measuring how far America has come, but how far it must go. And the nation is not yet at the point where every African American can laugh at an animated, prime-time TV show that pokes fun at imaginary black residents of a high-rise housing project.The miscalculation that produced "The PJs" was made by a black man, entertainer Eddie Murphy. His new show has revealed a division among African Americans. Some are able to laugh at stereotypes.
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By Eduardo A. Encina | August 3, 1998
Lional DaltonPosition: Defensive tackleHeight: 6-1Weight: 320Age: 23College: Eastern MichiganYear: RookieHighlights: Dalton, a two-year starter at Eastern Michigan, was signed as a free agent and may make an impact on the defensive line and on special teams. Earned first-team all-Mid-American Conference twice and was selected co-defensive MVP for the Eagles last year as a senior. Recorded 46 tackles as a senior and two fumble recoveries despite triple-teaming at times. Also competed for the indoor track team as a sophomore and broke the school record in the shot put at 56 feet, 2 inches.
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