Philip Martin

Columnist: Philip Martin

Jennifer Christman

Weekend Editor, Columnist: Jennifer Christman


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Actress gets tough in No Good Deed

"When I was 6 years old, we got robbed at gunpoint," Taraji P. Henson recalls. "A man with a stocking cap on his head and a gun in his hand ran up to my mom and me in the parking lot of our building.

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No. 1 Galaxy fills box office void

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy again led the box office last weekend as movie ticket sales tumbled to the lowest level in 13 years during a traditionally slow weekend.

The Trip to Italy

British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon appear to have the sort of vacations just about anyone might envy. Thankfully, their jaunts to sample the cuisine and scenery of some of Europe's most sought-after locations can be just as much fun for viewers as it is for the participants.


At area theaters

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Love moves you to explore and take risks. Right off the bat, you'll be successful, but in October, more work and money will need to be applied to get the same results. You'll be rewarded in November. Neighbors add to your good fortune in December. January brings respect and promotion within your family and community. Leo and Gemini people adore you.

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How will the world end? Will it gradually get colder and colder until life finally flickers out and dies, or will Earth suddenly come to an end because of some catastrophe (such as an asteroid hitting it)? Or maybe we'll destroy ourselves. Does the Bible say anything about this?

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Do you have any hints for storing digital photos? I have hundreds of pictures saved on my computer, and I have a hard time finding what I am looking for.

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The Drop

British actor Tom Hardy came to prominence with unforgettably noisy performances in movies like Bronson and Locke. With The Drop, he dominates the movie by playing a quiet soul whose main survival skill is slipping into the background.


The Last of Robin Hood, R Kevin Kline plays cinematic swashbuckler Errol Flynn, whose high-flying, globe-spanning affair with an aspiring actress (Dakota Fanning), enabled by the girl's fame-obsessed mother (Susan Sarandon), came crashing down in October 1959. With Sean Flynn, Max Casella; directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. Sept. 19

Home movies

Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (PG-13, 80 minutes)

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Dolphin Tale 2