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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...

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Sylvan Hills names student, teacher of the month for March

Apr 10, 2014 5:02pm

Student Alex Bowman and teacher Emily Johnson of Sylvan Hills High School were named the Sylvan Hills High’s March student and teacher of the month. Alex received a gift card to Larry’s Pizza and...

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 6:00am

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 9:51pm

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 6:38pm

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 5:38pm

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 10:11pm

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 1:26pm

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...

Book Review - ‘Splash, Anna Hibiscus!’

Mar 24, 2014 8:15pm

“Look, Mom!”

You probably say that ten times a day. You want to show her something, ask a question, or just get Mom to see what you’re doing. Sometimes, it’s hard to get her attention, but...

Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rowlf and Scooter star in “Muppets Most Wanted.” (Photo by Jay Maidment)

Movie Review - Muppets Most Wanted

Updated: Mar 21, 2014 9:39pm

Apparently, every ounce of innocent, sweet-natured joy that made 2011’s “The Muppets” such a whimsical burst of nostalgia can be traced back to one person.

Jason Segel, who co-wrote and...

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