Tonight at 7 p.m., Reading Terminal Market is kicking off their “Movies at the Market” series. Once a month, anyone looking to watch a free flick can head over to the market to do just that. The film of choice tonight is “Chef,” a comedy/drama about a chef who quits his job at a prestigious LA restaurant and decides to open a food truck with his ex-wife, son, and best friend.
It’s a better movie than the description makes it sound.
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Local boy Bradley Cooper’s latest film, Joy, opens Christmas Day. There’s Oscar talk floating around this David O. Russell flick that also features Jennifer Lawrence. At 40, Cooper is entering the prime of his acting career, and there’s a lot to love about this charismatic actor from Jenkintown who’s already been nominated for three Academy Awards. But, as with any actor with a robust career, there have been some misses, too.
We open up the film vault and give you a guide to the films that made us want to bro-five our seat neighbors at the end, and the ones where we wanted to barf our movie popcorn right back into the bag. We’ve got high hopes for Joy, but until its release here’s a roadmap to navigate the highs and lows of Coop’s film repertoire. Scroll down for our rankings, or click straight through the section that interests you most.
The Good | The Even Better | The Bad | The Ugly
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Bradley Cooper appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his new film Burnt (trailer below), in which he plays a top chef who’s given the chance to redeem his rather infamous reputation at a high-stakes new restaurant job in London.
Cooper and Kimmel are old pals, so the banter between the two was relaxed, far-reaching and very Philly. They talked about some of Cooper’s first jobs — like that time he bussed tables at Alexander’s Cafe in Jenkintown (“It’s still there!” he exclaimed) and when he was a prep cook at Marabella’s Italian seafood joint in Somerspoint, New Jersey. “That’s where I learned everything … like shucking oysters,” he told Kimmel. That later expertise, he shared, came in handy on the first day of shooting Burnt.
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Philly film lovers and fans — it’s just about that time of year again. The 24th annual Philadelphia Film Festival begins October 22nd and runs through November 1st. The festival begins with Anomalisa, from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and ends with Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next. Classics like Monty Python and Raiders of the Lost Ark, French and Spanish language films, and documentaries are among the hundreds being screened in between. (Here are some of our top picks.)
One collection of flicks we’re particularly excited about is a series called “Greater Filmadelphia,” which will showcase the city’s own filmmaking talent and stories. Here’s what you’ll find among them, listed in alphabetical order. (Click on the films’ names for screening info.)
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The gender pay gap has been a hot topic in all sectors of the business world recently. Politicians like President Obama and Hillary Clinton will be quick to tell you that women get paid 78 cents on the dollar compared to men for doing the same jobs — but too often the debate gets labeled as a partisan issue, relegating it to hot-headed debates on cable TV news.
But there is one unlikely gender pay gap hero who just might be able to move the needle: Bradley Cooper. In the wake of a revelation that Jennifer Lawrence got paid millions less than her three male co-stars in American Hustle, Cooper told Reuters that he’ll now team up with female co-stars to negotiate salaries before production. Read more »
With the anticipated matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants last night, Bradley Cooper has been front and center in support of his Birds. Yesterday, we shared a commercial that found him dressed as Eagles mascot Swoop, and today Twitter video has surfaced of him chanting Eagles fight song “Fly Eagles Fly” in his box seat last night at Lincoln Financial Field.
According to NJ.com, he was a guest of team owner Jeffrey Lurie and, apparently, quite the good luck charm. The Eagles stomped the Giants 27 to 7. “Fly, Eagles, fly … ”
Check out Cooper’s performance below. I admit, it’s not the most passionate impersonation (I was waiting for him to throw up a fist or something), but it’s nice to see the Jenkintown megastar showing a little Philly pride.
You may remember Bradley Cooper’s passionate Eagles promo video last year that was released just in time for the Eagles vs. Giants matchup in October. “This is more than a mid-season matchup,” he said. “This is a street fight — Wall Street against Broad Street.”
He goes on to rib the New York team a bit, imitating a New York accent and offering advice on how to shut up a smack-talking Giants fan.
This year, he’s been rather quiet when it comes to football promos — until yesterday, when this funny FOX NFL Sunday commercial was released. In it, Cooper is dressed as the Eagles mascot, holding the head of the bird as he says “It’s time to go watch my Philadelphia Eagles.”
He then realizes that “my Eagles don’t play today … and I didn’t bring a change of clothes.” A walk of shame with his feathered tail flopping behind ensues. Check it out above.
The Eagles take on the Giants tonight at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philly favorite Bradley Cooper has apparently taken Margate by storm: Several shots have emerged of the actor leaving Steve & Cookie’s, a popular bayside restaurant, last evening, and his fan base clearly took note.
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For celebs who are in the spotlight constantly, keeping in shape is practically part of their job. So it’s no surprise that many of the stars we adore are as fit as it comes. These seven Philadelphia born-and-bred celebrities — from Kevin Hart to P!nk to Will Smith and more — are definitely fit and, call us nosy, but I’m sure we’re not alone in wanting to know how they do it. So we shamelessly dug up their wellness routines to inspire, inform, and entertain you. Check them out below. Read more »
The Internet is abuzz this morning with racy photos of Jenkintown native Bradley Cooper enjoying an amorous moment on the beach with his 29-year-old supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk.
The pair were caught sunning and smooching in the sand on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, him sporting a pair of bright orange trunks and her in a mismatched bikini. The Daily Mail has all the photos, and they share them interspersed with scenes from From Here to Eternity, the 1953 film classic where Montgomery Clift and Deborah Kerr share the same sort of lip-lock on a beach in Hawaii. For now, though, here are some photos in tweet form:
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