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Where no comic-book movie has gone before

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RELUCTANT heroes (from left) Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced  by Vin Diesel) and Drax (Dave Bautista)

Grand but grounded, “Guardians of the Galaxy” boldly goes where no comic-book movie has gone before. Since Marvel Studios promised a shared cinematic universe with 2008’s “Iron Man,” fans eagerly awaited connecting films “Captain America” and “Thor,” whose titular heroes’ adventures culminated in the formation of a superhero team in 2012’s “The Avengers.”

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Fil-Am comedienne enlivens ‘Mixology’

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GINGER Gonzaga (right) used to dress up as her Filipino grandmother and entertained neighbors.

“I grew up in an American town where my high school was 99 percent white,” said Filipino-American “Mixology” actress, Ginger Gonzaga during a recent phone interview. “My dad is Filipino and he has about five brothers who live where we live. So we were kinda the Filipino family of my town.”

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Relentlessly raw, rip-roaring Rob Schneider

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“This is my practice show—I got a big show coming up,” Filipino-American comic Rob Schneider joked a few minutes into his one-night comedy gig at Solaire Resort’s Grand Ballroom last Monday.

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‘Crazy’ Williams-Gellar casting makes perfect sense

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ROBIN Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play a gabby father-daughter pair.

The new David E. Kelley sitcom “The Crazy Ones” scores a casting coup with comedian Robin Williams and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father-daughter team working in the same Chicago advertising agency.

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From Vegas to Manila: The Killers, a life force

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THE KILLERS treats Manila fans to a vigorous performance, and gadgets were hard at work all throughout to record it.  INQUIRER / RAFFY LERMA

The close-to-two-hour show was inimitably grand and unrelenting. The Killers, as contemporary lingo would have it, killed it!

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