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'Prototype 2' a fun but familiar adventure

"Prototype 2" is a good superhero adventure, but it's not a novel concept. Check out the familiar superpowers wielded by the hero, Sgt. James Heller: A) Like "Spider-Man," Heller hops across New York-esque skyscraper rooftops, then jumps off and...

Who you gonna call if you're Santana?

Forgive my worship of Dan Aykroyd, but he was in town this weekend and I made him buy me a drink. (He's the nicest guy ever.) Here's the newsiest part of our hang: Aykroyd didn't seem extremely optimistic about the possibility of filming a "...

DJ-producer Justin Martin performing Saturday

If you want to be a DJ, it's easy to get the equipment - a laptop, software, music and mixers. But that doesn't mean you'll be any good. Just like buying a harp won't necessarily make you a good harpist. Veteran DJ-producer Justin Martin explains. "...

Maher too 'out-there' for Obama to respond

In February, Bill Maher donated $1 million to a Super PAC for President Obama. Maher still hasn't heard from Obama. But he's cool with that. "I never expected anything back, and that's what I've gotten," Maher says. "And that's what it should be...

Movies and politics from Whoopi's view

Whoopi Goldberg performs Friday at Treasure Island, so we will talk politics in a moment. But first, she gives me this surprising film trivia: Goldberg was never asked to reprise her Oscar-winning role as Oda Mae Brown (from 1990's "Ghost") for an...

'Witcher 2' an epic fantasy adventure

Here we have another epic fantasy - dragons, kings, assassins, monsters, elves - set against a backdrop of dusty villages and forest battles. But "The Witcher 2" also gives us a smidgen of full frontal female nudity. It's brief. And it's only as...

'Last Vegas' project still has loose ends

Filming in Vegas may begin in the fall for "Last Vegas," a sort of "Grumpy Old Hangover" starring (perhaps) Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Christopher Walken. The cast doesn't seem set in stone quite yet. The Hollywood Reporter...

'Unit 13' a good shooter with replay value

It's a cliche to say this but I need to make a point: If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise? Similarly, in the military shooter "Unit 13," if I kill a terrorist with a silencer pistol, and the terrorist's...

'Ridge Racer Unbounded' crashing fun

The premise of most racing games is: It's fun to drive 272 mph. And even if you suffer a wreck or two within the same race, you can still win. That's the modus operandi of "Ridge Racer Unbounded" -- speed, crash, yet victory. When you first get...

Your UPDATED Nightclub/Dayclub DJ Forecast

I'm on vacation, but I had to put together this updated nightclub/dayclub list for various reasons, so I'm posting it here for you clubby club clubbers. But first, here's a song I love by Nero, who performs Wednesday at Surrender. SATURDAY April 14...