- Created on Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:48
"The Dark Knight Rises" brings down the curtain on the brilliant Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. Each of the earlier episodes, "Batman Begins" (2005) and "The Dark Knight" (2008), earned a spot on this critic's annual Top Ten List, No. 9 and No. 1, respectively.
Given how the late Heath Ledger played The Joker to perfection, delivering an inspired, Oscar-winning, career performance in the previous installment, you knew it would be hard for Nolan to find as compelling a character for his highly-anticipated finale.
- Created on Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:43
For movies opening July 20, 2012
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"The Dark Knight Rises" (PG-13 for sensuality, profanity and intense violence) Latest Batman adventure, again directed by Chris Nolan, has the Caped Crusader (Christian Bale) coming out of exile to match wits with a mysterious cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and with a masked terrorist (Tom Hardy) determined to destroy Gotham City. Ensemble cast includes Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard.
- Created on Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:25
Sugar Ray Leonard captured the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and later became the first fighter to earn over $100 million over the course of an enviable career. After winning world championship titles in five different weight classes, he retired from the ring in 1997. His 36-3-1 record, includes 25 wins by knockout.
Today, Ray lives in California with his wife, Bernadette, and their children, Camille and Daniel. Here, he discusses his moving memoir, "The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring."
- Created on Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:48
If you're a vegan like I am and rely solely on a plant-based diet for good health, you may have been approached with this question: "Where do you get your protein if you're not eating meat?"
We are a nation of animal lovers. We raise them as pets, and others we eat as food. If you think about it for a moment, it sounds gross for someone to eat a carcass. Can a pig or hog be someone's pet?
- Created on Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:37
Dear Lucy: I do not love the life I am living now, period. I read your column, I love it, but the truth is that I don't like anything about my life right now. I am so disgusted with myself because I cannot shake these feelings of unhappiness. Help!