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Robert’s Top 10 Films of 2013

As another Christmas season comes and goes, one more annual tradition is right around the corner – New Year’s Eve, of course! When the clock strikes midnight tomorrow night, we bid our final goodbyes to the year that was and officially welcome the year 2014. Advertisements

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White Ranger vs. Scorpion: Universes clash in ‘Super Power Beat Down’

Attention fellow fanboys and true believers alike… Have you ever wondered who would win in a battle between Batman and Deadpool? Or what would happen if Wolverine encountered the Predator in the jungles of South America? Or even which Batmobile would cross the finish line first?

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Mayweather vs. Canelo: ‘Money’ simply unstoppable

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez seemed to possess the tools necessary to dethrone pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. when they faced off in Las Vegas on Sept. 14 in boxing’s most anticipated event of the year.

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Mayweather vs. Canelo: There can only be ‘One’

How’s it going, fight freaks? Well, tomorrow night is the boxing event of the year. After all the hype, trash talk, and rigorous preparation made by both fighters, this is “The One” – the highly-anticipated superfight between pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Mexican powerhouse Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

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‘Despicable Me 2’: More gadgets, gags and Minion mayhem

Everybody’s favorite bald-headed super-villain is back in the game this summer for an entertaining and charming sequel. Despicable Me 2 is playing in movie theaters nationwide and like its predecessor, it’s full of gadgets, gags and of course, Minion mayhem!

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Mikey Garcia’s star shines bright after impressive knockout win

Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia’s spectacular knockout win over Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15 saw the continuing rise of one fighter’s career and the potential end of another. At 25 years old, Oxnard, Calif., native Garcia has quickly risen to the top of the featherweight division with a string of impressive victories – none more […]

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‘Iron Man 3’ delivers gritty, but compelling superhero tale

There’s a moment in Iron Man 3 when Robert Downey Jr. (in a voiceover as Tony Stark) says that you can take away his home and suits of armor, but there’s one thing you can’t take from him: He is Iron Man. Since first donning the iconic red and gold armor in 2008’s Iron Man, […]

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‘Avengers Alliance’: The ‘Fantastic Four’ who should make the cut next season

For over a year now, I’ve been playing the turn-based social network game Marvel: Avengers Alliance on my Facebook account. Developed last year by Playdom, players assume the role of a rookie S.H.I.E.L.D. agent recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury. Your mission: Assemble and fight alongside a who’s who of legendary Marvel superheroes – including […]

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Robert’s Top 5 Favorite WrestleMania Promos

On April 7, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will hold its annual four-hour extravaganza, WrestleMania. This year, WrestleMania XXIX emanates from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The main event will feature a rematch from last year’s “Once in a Lifetime” event as The Rock defends his WWE Championship against John Cena. Other matches billed on […]

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Stallone still packs a mean punch in ‘Bullet to the Head’

As Sylvester Stallone nears 70, you would expect him to hang up his acting gloves soon. But the 66-year-old action icon, best known for his roles as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, continues making films – and not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. In his last four films (excluding his voiceover work in […]

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Robert’s 2013 Boxing Wish List

I was four years old when I witnessed my very first boxing match, which was the WBA and IBF heavyweight title bout between defending champion Evander Holyfield and challenger Bert Cooper on November 23, 1991. I remember that bout simply for the warrior mentality Holyfield displayed that night, retaining his titles via seventh-round technical knockout. Throughout […]

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Melissa Rycroft dances to the top of ‘Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars’

In the first-ever all-female finale in the 15-season history of Dancing with the Stars, television personality Melissa Rycroft won the mirrorball trophy that so eluded her during her previous run almost four years ago, defeating Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and General Hospital star Kelly Monaco in what was probably the most competitive season finale so far.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Earns High Score with Clever Script and Gaming Nostalgia

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph can easily be described as video games galore. The film’s opening – complete with an 8-bit title card – is a prime example. We’re taken inside the world of a popular arcade game called Fix-It Felix Jr., an 8-bit throwback to Nintendo’s 1981 classic, Donkey Kong. Here, we meet Wreck-It Ralph (John […]

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