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Weapons in a hardware store

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Let’s just say that if you watch Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” you won’t look at the rakes, water hoses and brooms in a hardware store the same way again. Playing a supposedly regular employee in a store that looks like Home Depot, Denzel comes up with creative ways to use everyday household tools to “equalize” people who brutalize the helpless.

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Ever quotable Bill Nighy

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NIGHY. British wit and dry humor. ----------ruben-nighy1
photo by RUBEN V. NEPALES

“I have a Snickers bar abuse problem.” “No sandwiches were hurt during the making of this movie.” “I don’t particularly want to die, but I really don’t want to be young. I wasn’t good at being young.” Bill Nighy’s quips, reflecting his British wit and dry humor, made for one amusing recent morning. What made the actor’s bon mots even more delightful was that he kept a straight face as he dished them.

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Miles Teller: From drummer to boxer

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MILES Teller (left) as Andrew Neyman and JK Simmons as Terence Fletcher Photo by Daniel McFadden, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Miles Teller will play a boxer after his acclaimed turn as a drummer prodigy in “Whiplash.” “I’m training for this boxing movie in November,” announced the actor, who made his film debut opposite Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole.” Now 27, the “Divergent” star still looks boyish, but he’s actually an intense young man.

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Eddie Redmayne on portraying Hawking

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WHILE reading the script of “The Theory of Everything,” Redmayne, with Felicity Jones, discovered the extraordinary woman behind the icon. AP

Stephen Hawking and Hannah Bagshawe are among the key people in Eddie Redmayne’s life and career these days. The actor plays the genius astrophysicist in “The Theory of Everything,” in an excellent performance that makes him one of the Best Actor race frontrunners. Hannah is the heartthrob’s fiancée, whom he reportedly plans to marry this winter.

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Bill Murray–still cool at 64

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MURRAY. Generating buzz for his performance in “St. Vincent.”

“What are you drinking?” Bill Murray asked as he strode into a meeting room at the Fairmont Royal Oak Hotel in Toronto. It was Saturday afternoon, the peak of the Toronto International Film Festival.

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