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‘Hercules’: Graphic novel now a movie

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DWAYNE Johnson stars as the Greek mythological hero.

Larger-than-life Greek Hercules returns to the big screen, this time based on Steve Moore’s graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.”

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

The ‘Harry Potter’ spin-offs

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The internet left one mighty fine Easter egg for Potterheads around the world when Pottermore’s website released an article from the Daily Prophet written by Rita Skeeter. Of course, the puppet master Rita was actually J.K. Rowling in disguise.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Harry Potter battles graying hair in new short story

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J.K. Rowling can’t seem to stop dropping one “Harry Potter” shocker after another.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

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