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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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Book Review - ‘Dog Gone, Back Soon’

Apr 14, 2014 8:26pm

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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Starting position for barbell deadlift complex with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain's Edge on Wednesday March 19, 2014. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - Squats, deadlift barbell complexes train tissues

Apr 08, 2014 6:01am

The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn’t have liked pushups. That’s because it had short arms.

The mechanics would have been difficult for a T. rex to get into pushup position. The range of motion its...

Book Review - Get It Done

Apr 07, 2014 9:52pm

You’re hoping someone has a match.

That’s because you need a fire lit under your tail. You’ve been putting things off, lollygagging, dragging your feet, even though you know you’ve got lots...

Ending position for kicker with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain's Edge on Wednesday March 19, 2014. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - Pistol squats can be teaching tool for the body

Apr 04, 2014 6:39pm

Pistol squats are one of those exercises that can be intimidating at first. But with today’s modifications, you can ease your way into them.

Pistol squats are a single-leg squat. If you are...

Movie Review - ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Apr 04, 2014 6:01am

The greatest praise you can heap on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is that it doesn’t just work as a superhero movie. It works as a movie.

Take away the trio of ginormous helicarriers...

Book Review - ‘Vintage’

Mar 31, 2014 5:39pm

The sweater is like an old friend.

Once upon a time, it was your mother’s favorite garment. Back then, it was sophisticated and elegant, with beads and bangles that must’ve made her feel...

Willem Dafoe, left, and Adrien Brody in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

Movie Review - ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Updated: Mar 28, 2014 10:09pm

Prepare to be transported to an era when staying in a hotel was considered exotic, romantic, even something of an adventure, and not just another sleepless night because you can’t stop worrying...

Starting position for a burpee with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain's Edge on Wednesday March 19, 2014. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Learning to work through burpee exercise

Mar 25, 2014 1:27pm

One burpee is not so bad. A few burpees are tolerable.

Everyone has a number in mind that is representative of the maximum number of burpees they can do. If your workout calls for that magic...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 22

Mar 21, 2014 9:47pm

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 22.

Best Bet: Race 5 Dreaminofthewin 34-12-10-3

Best Longshot: Race 6 Pocket Medal 36-2-2-5

No....