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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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Joel Kinnaman stars in "RoboCop." (Columbia Pictures)

‘RoboCop’ more concerned with machinations than machine

Feb 14, 2014 6:00am

From Coke to Bruce Jenner’s face, there are decades of proof that newer doesn’t mean better.

Yet Hollywood keeps trying.

A new version of “RoboCop” hits multiplexes this week alongside...

Book Review - ‘I’ll Take You There’

Feb 10, 2014 6:57pm

For as long as you can remember, there’s always been someone in your corner.

A sibling watched out for you on the playground. A teacher took you aside for extra tutoring. A neighbor watched...

Ending position for rhomboid stretch with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain's Edge on Wednesday January 15, 2014. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Listening to your pain can help you get stronger

Feb 10, 2014 4:00pm

Pain is a wonderful teacher. It instills a sense of caution and respect for our surroundings.

As a kid, I went camping a lot with my Boy Scout troop. In every troop there is a kid overly...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for Saturday, Feb. 8

Feb 07, 2014 9:10pm

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Best Bet: Race 8 Alsvid/ Black Bear entry 14-5-4-0

Best Longshot: Race 7 Pappascat 16-1-1-0

No...

All levels of athletes can benefit from battle ropes

Feb 05, 2014 7:49pm

Two-minute sets. That sounded easy. By the fourth set I was worn out; lying on the gym floor exhausted! My love for the battle ropes was born.

Giving gym equipment an intimidating name like...

Book Review - ‘An Unexpected Grace’

Feb 05, 2014 7:31pm

You never did like broccoli much.

Oh, you ate it when you had to, but it wasn’t the first thing on your plate. You’re not too fond of liver, either, and you can’t stand the smell of a banana...

Movie Review - ‘Labor Day’

Jan 31, 2014 10:11pm

“Labor Day.”

It sounds like one of those Garry Marshall, every-holiday-is-a-movie extravaganzas a la “New Year’s Eve” and “Valentine’s Day.”

Or maybe a screwball romantic comedy with,...

Want to be a titan on the tees? Build your strength

Jan 28, 2014 10:14pm

Mini-golf as a kid and some long drives out in the desert as a teenager are about the extent of my golfing experience.

Despite my lack of knowledge on the green, I can still help improve...

Book Review - ‘Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act’

Jan 28, 2014 9:56pm

You haven’t had to hit the alarm for quite a few months now.

You haven’t had a whole lot of reason to look presentable, either; sweats and tees are just fine. You’re not even sure your...

Hang tough, suspension trainers work many muscles

Jan 25, 2014 12:59pm

Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.

My “everything” hurt. My core felt sorest. The soreness lasted for about a...