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The Non-Nerd’s Guide To ‘Ant-Man’

This week, Marvel rolls out what might be its most unusual movie yet: <i>Ant-Man</i>, the story of Paul Rudd getting really tiny and punching people. But the casual viewer who didn’t grow up reading this stuff might be wondering just who these people are and why they matter to the larger Marvel universe. …

Review: Adam Sandler-starring 'Cobbler' is full of holes

"The Cobbler" is a wildly ill-conceived curio from director Tom McCarthy, who co-wrote with Paul Sado. The misstep is especially startling given McCarthy's previous scripting and helming trifecta of "The Station Agent," "The Visitor" and "Win Win."<p>A murky, Yiddish-language prologue set in 1903 …

Review: 'Home Sweet Hell' plunges into a muddle of moviemaking

If<p>Katherine Heiglthought the unappetizing dark comedy "Home Sweet Hell" might somehow help her flagging film career, she was greatly mistaken. As for her co-lead,Patrick Wilson, there simply had to be better choices out there for the talented, appealing actor. "Home Sweet Hell" makes his other …

'Run All Night’ — another strong Neeson action thriller

This is probably sad, but somehow it doesn’t feel sad: The most consistently satisfying thing in the American cinema right now is the Liam Neeson action movie. With “Taken,” released in January 2009, the right formula met the right actor, and ever since, it has been a delight watching Neeson play …

Action Movies

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Peace Corps

For anyone perusing the endless opportunities for volunteering abroad, committing to serving two years in the Peace Corps has probably crossed your mind. In fact, the organization -- started by President Kennedy in 1961 as an outlet for Americans to help with international development and promote …

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World Cup 2014: Greece and Japan reach scoreless draw

Reduced to 10 men after captain Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a 0-0 draw with Japan on Thursday that kept both alive in Group C and sent rival Colombia through to the knockout round of the World Cup.<p>Both teams inserted new strikers in …

Serey Die Squashes Father Death Reports

During the national anthems, midfielder Serey Die broke into tears. Some players get emotional, but Die's reaction just seemed to be carried away. When his teammates comforted him there was something wrong at that moment.<p>Serey Die Squashes Father Death Reports<p>06/19/2014<p>During the national anthems, …

Emotions

Colombia Holds Off Ivory Coast 2-1 In Furious Finish At World Cup (VIDEO/GIFs)

Colombia shouldn't have to stop dancing any time soon after edging the Ivory Coast 2-1 in a scintillating Group C clash at Nacional in Brasilia on Thursday. Scoreless into the second half, the match concluded with 30 minutes of thrilling end-to-end action that included three goals in a wild …

Suarez pushes England to edge of World Cup exit

Before the World Cup, Uruguay was worried about Luis Suarez's knee and Colombia was fretting over injured Radamel Falcao. Considering the wild celebrations Thursday, neither should have.<p>Less than a month after surgery, the incomparable Suarez came back Thursday to score two vital World Cup goals, …

Watkins leads after first round in Wichita

Wichita, KS (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Watkins used seven birdies and no bogeys to take a 1-shot lead after the first round of the Air Capital Classic Thursday in Wichita, Kansas.<p>Watkins, who is seeking his first career victory, made five of his birdies on the back nine at Crestview Country Club …

Mets and Conforto agree on main terms but there's still a bit of work left

There's strong optimism a deal will get done, but there's apparently at least one final issue to work out.<p>The Mets and their first-round draft choice …

Michael Phelps stars at Santa Clara swim meet

Michael Phelps returned to swimming on his own terms. His ultimate goal obviously is to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, though he's being coy about it.<p>The 18-time Olympic champion said Thursday that he's focused on this weekend's Santa Clara Grand Prix, where he is entered in the …

Soccer

David Blatt offered Cavaliers' job

The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered their head-coaching job to longtime European coach David Blatt and the two sides are in contract talks, sources …

Here are some alternative to the bulk and heavy tripod when you want stability and sharpness, but not weight and bulk.

Though a tripod can be an invaluable tool for producing sharp images, you may not enjoy hauling it around especially when traveling. If you want …

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