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Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy in 'Tammy'

In ‘Tammy,’ Melissa McCarthy adds to her gallery of aggressive, unkempt characters

Jul 04, 2014 6:00am

At this rate, we’re probably only a couple of movies away from seeing Melissa McCarthy play a feral clump of sweatpants and greasy hair, living under a bridge and scaring small children.

Her...

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Zac Efron stars as frat president Teddy Sanders in 'Neighbors,' a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.

Movie Review - ‘Neighbors’

May 08, 2014 8:15pm

Every few years, something so jarring, so very traumatizing occurs that it shakes a wide swath of America to its very core and causes many of us to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew about...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the progression for the dead bug exercise at CrossFit Mountain's Edge in Las Vegas. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - To strengthen your core, go ahead and bug out

May 06, 2014 9:09pm

We know that when the temperature outside gets warm it is time to spray for bugs. Those creepy crawlers will stop at nothing to get inside a nice home and set up camp.

If I see a bug, I...

Book Review - ‘My Name is Bob’

May 05, 2014 10:22pm

It happened in a minute.

You let go of Mom’s hand to look at something. It took just a minute, but when you looked back, all you could see were legs and feet and Mom was gone.

Being...

Amber (Kate Upton, left), Carly (Cameron Diaz) and Kate (Leslie Mann) toast their friendship. (Submitted Photo)

Movie Review — ‘The Other Woman’

Apr 24, 2014 7:34pm

For a movie about three intelligent women — well, two intelligent women and an amiable assemblage of curves played by model Kate Upton — “The Other Woman” is disappointingly, disturbingly dumb....

Ending position for battle rope slams with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Build strength with battle ropes

Apr 23, 2014 5:25pm

Every athlete has some weakness.

Whether it be speed, strength, flexibility, coordination or the ability to maintain proper movement mechanics throughout the course of exercise or sport....

Book Review — ‘Stone Cold’

Apr 23, 2014 2:06pm

Sometimes, you just can’t fit in.

You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a neon sign across your shoulders, one that says “I’M NEW!”...

Ending position for bent over row with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - In tennis, powerful swings start with a strong back

Apr 21, 2014 6:00am

I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a...

Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence.’ (Special to The Commercial)

Movie Review - ‘Transcendence’

Apr 18, 2014 4:30pm

Although it never really moves beyond anything you’ve seen before, there’s a very good reason to plunk down your hard-earned money to see “Transcendence”: Johnny Depp sheds all of his quirks and...

Book Review - ‘Dog Gone, Back Soon’

Apr 14, 2014 8:25pm

You were sure that everyone was in awe.

There you were, poised, confident and in control. You had a handle on things and you were workin’ it. All eyes were on you, watching, and you were...

Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in 'Draft Day.'

Movie Review - ‘Draft Day’

Apr 11, 2014 3:29pm

Kevin Costner has made great sports movies (“Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams”).

He’s made good sports movies (“For Love of the Game” and “Tin Cup”).

And he’s made “Draft Day.”

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