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There are great restaurants, hotels and its a safe city. What is your favourite NBA city? I like New York. Its a great NBA city as far as fan support. To me, its still second behind Toronto. I feel we have a great basketball city and players enjoy living here. Name the best three NBA cities in order. Toronto, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. How many wins will it take to get to the playoffs? Im not going to put a number on it for us. But it would probably be 44 or 45 wins. Who was the coach you learned from the most? Thats hard to say.

How could they do that to Doris Lessing?). Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they’ve already at least thumbed through the original work, but we think this sentiment unwise. You’ll have to forgive us. We’re about to go Benedict Arnold (or, you know, Fredo Corleone) on you: we have to admit that some movies are better than the books they’re based on. Don’t get us wrong. We’re not undermining the quality of these books. We’re just expressing our immense joy over movies that are as nuanced as the authors’ writing: Loading Slideshow “There Will Be Blood” Paul Thomas Anderon’s film is a very loose adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” While the former is a satire about green and the oil industry, the movie skirts the line between literal and absurd, making for a shocking watch. “Jurassic Park” The novel was a bestseller when it was published in 1990, but gained more acclaim after the movie came out. Spielberg’s adaptation was groundbreaking for the industry, in an “Avatar” sort of way, as it was a revolutionary use of CGI and animatronics. “American Psycho” Oh, Bret Easton Ellis. His books, not to mention his tweets, can be gratuitously graphic.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The top 10 Las Vegas movies The Best Vegas Films When it comes to movie locales, Las Vegas isn’t a bad bet. From its gangster roots to its embrace of vice and shotgun weddings, Sin City has become one of Hollywood’s favorite datelines. As Las Vegas unveils its “Vegas Enablers” campaign, a re-imagined take on the pop culture-entrenched slogan “What happens here, stays here,” USA TODAY film critic Scott Bowles lists his top 10 films to come from The Strip Paramount/The Kobal Collection #1 ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (1974) The payout: The story of the early life and career of Vito Corleone in the 1920s as he expanded his syndicate from Nevada to Cuba hit Hollywood’s ultimate jackpot. The film grossed a then-impressive $48 million and made Oscar an offer it couldn’t refuse, walking off with six Academy Awards, including best picture, best director for Francis Ford Coppola and best supporting actor for Robert De Niro. Frank Masi, Warner Bros. Pictures #2 ‘The Hangover’ (2009) The payout: The $35 million comedy about a band of drunken revelers was considered something of a long shot, with its B-level cast and an R rating, which once hampered summer films. By the end of its run, Hangover became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy with $277 million and spawned films like Bridesmaids and We’re the Millers. #5 ‘Casino’ (1995) The payout: Martin Scorsese’s mobster drama about greed, betrayal and a feud over a trophy wife ensconced Robert De Niro and Joe Pesce as gangster icons and earned Sharon Stone a best actress Oscar nomination. Castle Rock/New Line/The Kobal Collection #6 ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ (1992) The payout: No actor has hit the jackpot in Vegas more often than Nicolas Cage, himself an avowed Elvis fan. He’s at his hound dog best here as a commitment-phobe who takes his fiancee (Sarah Jessica Parker) to Vegas to get hitched, only to have his plans undone by a dicey poker player (James Caan).

“They were [about] spinning through the air and putting your hands on your hips,” she explained obviously referencing the Lynda Carter days of female superhero shenanigans. “With the Black Widow we do something more, although of course the physicality and her image is important. To me, this character has given me a great opportunity. Joss has jumped the fence with Avengers to celebrate a female character that is not a simple ornament inside the group. He’s not interested in just selling her physical attractiveness.” And you have to admit, while Natasha Romanoff looks great in skin-tight leather, she’s without a doubt the strongest female hero we’ve seen on screen in a very long time. [ James Spader talks Avengers: Age of Ultron ] “I love it,” Johansson explained. “I think it is a sensational character. It is a professional, highly skilled, dangerous, mysterious superhero. I love playing it. I think that it is rare to find a woman sexy and intelligent on the big screen, able to fight anyone (including men) and overcome them physically and emotionally, and my character does it.” Of course, the lack of female superheroes is one that’s been getting a lot of attention lately especially since Joss Whedon revealed that it’s something he intends to tackle head on. But will we see another strong female in the Marvel cinematic universe before Wonder Woman makes it to the big screen? With the Scarlet Witch heading our way in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ it certainly looks that way. As for Johansson’s comments about comic book movies, I think we can give her the benefit of the doubt… for now. But she’d better make it up to us with an amazing performance in ‘Captain America 2’.