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Warrior woman with a mission

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Dave
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Zoe Saldana
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Though tiny in person, Zoe Saldana can slug it out, as her fighting form demonstrated in action films such as 2009’s “Avatar,” 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” and 2010’s “Colombiana.” But what she really wants to fight for is the cause of women in cinema.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

This scary ‘Animal’ is smart and sensitive

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DAVE Bautista as Drax

Because he stands a muscular 6’6” and weighs almost 300 lbs, Dave Bautista scares a lot of people. He is, after all, best known as the professional wrestler Dave “The Animal” Batista (that’s right, no “u”), an intimidating opponent in the squared circle. But it turns out that his biggest enemy was himself.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘A bunch of a**holes, but still lovable’

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DIRECTOR James Gunn on set

Of all the people involved with the explosive, ambitious film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” there is nobody happier than James Gunn—who happens to be the unlikeliest director of a Marvel film to date.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

J.K. Rowling returns to detective work with ‘The Silkworm’

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At first glance, Cormoran Strike sounds like a Frankenstein’s Monster of character qualities: imaginatively named, dedicated private investigator, missing half of one leg due to military service in Afghanistan, unwanted son of a rock star, armed with an uncanny memory, physically intimidating but internally sensitive. In the hands of a lesser writer, Strike would be a cardboard cutout. Luckily, J.K. Rowling can really write.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Isabel Allende plays a deadly game in ‘Ripper’

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As far as high-concept foundations for a novel are concerned, the idea at the heart of Isabel Allende’s “Ripper: A Novel” (translated from the Spanish by Ollie Brock and Frank Wynne, HarperCollins, New York, 2014, 478 pages) is quite intriguing.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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