July 23, 2016
        Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actress contenders                "Star Trek Beyond" is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season                The 2016 New York Film Festival will open with Ava Duvernay's documentary "The 13th"                Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make us swoon as "La La Land" drops a luminous Teaser Trailer                "Loving" announces itself as an awards player with a great Trailer                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for July                Woody Allen has another crowd pleaser on his hands with "Cafe Society"                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actor contenders                Kristen Stewart shines in the sci-fi love story "Equals"                'Ghostbusters' is an excellent re-invention of the classic franchise                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders                "Captain Fantastic" is one of the year's most pleasant surprises                This week brings an adorable bit of animation in "The Secret Life of Pets"                Aaron Eckhart has plum supporting roles in "Bleed for This" and "Sully"                "Cafe Society", "Captain Fantastic", and "Ghostbusters": Films to see in July        

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Rafael Nadal plants himself with the all-time greats of tennis

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: Determined Rafael Nadal won his first US Open title tonight and by doing so, firmly planted himself among the all-time greats of tennis.
Nadal, the reigning Wimbledon and French Open champion, beat back the challenge of Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in a thrilling rain-delayed match that lasted 3 hours and 43 minutes. The world’s number one player collapsed to the ground in joy after match point and then embraced his opponent at the net.
The landmark victory gave Nadal the one major title that had alluded him and he became only the seventh man in history to win all four of the sport’s grand slam crowns. He is also one of only two men and one of three players overall to win all four and the Olympic Gold Medal. (The others are Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf).
Nadal, only 24, has also won five French Opens, two Wimbledons and an Australian Open for a total of 9 majors. His win moved him one ahead on the all-time list of Agassi, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl. His archrival Roger Federer is the all-time leader with 16 majors.
You’ve gotta feel for Novak who had managed to beat five-time champion Federer in the semifinals on Saturday surviving two match points along the way.
Here’s a guy with all kinds of talent whose career happens to be taking place during the era of Nadal and Federer. With those two winning almost all of the grand slam championships since 2004, there isn’t a whole lot left over for anyone else.
But Novak, also the US Open runner-up in 2007, is only 23 and I feel quite certain that he will add another major or two (or maybe several more) to the Australian Open he won in 2008.
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Tennis star Novak Djokovic parodies Shakira video

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: Whether he’s stripping down to his underwear for a fashion show or imitating the tics and mannerisms of other players, tennis star Novak Djokovic can always be counted on for some off-court fun.
The Serbian player, ranked third in the world and winner of the 2008 Australian Open, is in character in this parody of the Shakira video Gypsy.
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