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Charlize Theron arrives at the LA Premiere of "Atomic Blonde" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Monday, July 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
Some movies have excellent trailers and look like they will be full of action making them must sees but then fall flat when you watch them. ‘Atomic Blonde,’ released earlier this year, looked like it would be fantastic but it just didn’t work for me.  Lorraine Broughton, played by Charlize...
Ossie Davis as Chuck in 1993's "Grumpy Old Men" Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Since 1999, the Christmas season has been a good time to appreciate the many talents of actor Ossie Davis who starred in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s musical TV movie “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” Davis also narrated the dialog-free story about a young runaway girl (Allie Sheridan) who...
Editor, Daily News, Constance Pike is a psychotherapist and her husband Mike Magee is a school teacher, but the two of them seem to have another area of expertise, namely writing letters to the editor criticizing me. In his letter, many months ago, Magee called me a “phony,” but once was not...
Big tobacco is spending millions of dollars to inform Americans of the truth about their products — truth that those same companies spent decades denying and trying to litigate to death. News media companies spent millions defending themselves against Big Tobacco in court simply for having...
DEAR ABBY: My only sister has been “borrowing” money from me every month for years. She has a ton of credit card debt and cannot afford to meet her monthly financial obligations. Last year my husband and I paid her property taxes for her so she wouldn’t lose her house. It was over $5,000. She...
This past Thursday afternoon, this writer sat for two hours in the woods, as I had the previous two afternoons. I was very comfortable on my T-Seat with my Remington 1100 slug gun across my lap with my eyes scanning slowly left to right in anticipation of the appearance of a deer, hopefully the...
DEAR PET TALK: How do cats clean themselves? — KAYDEN, 3rd Grade, Fitchb56 ——— DEAR KAYDEN: If you’ve observed a cat, you’ll notice that they use their tongues very carefully to clean their fur. Cats’ tongues feel like sandpaper because they are covered with “papillae,” which are minute,...
Editor, Daily News I have enjoyed many of Allen Young’s recent columns, especially the last one about Puerto Rico, which included ways in which we could meaningfully contribute to help alleviate its current devastation and desperation. However, I cannot agree with Allen’s unwillingness to hold...
Even by government standards, it is a colossally dumb idea: revoking someone’s license to work as a way to get them to pay off their student loans. Yet many states do just that. Student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009 to $1.3 trillion today. The average borrower in the class of 2016...
DEAR ABBY: After 16 months of casual dating, I married my ex-wife. We met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the marriage work, and after two years we divorced. That was two years ago. It was my first marriage and her second. I was angry that we couldn’t make it work, and I blamed...

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