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Superhero movies reach Olympian heights with Hercules

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In this new era of superhero movies, has telling one champion from another become a Herculean task? If so, here are a few tips to help you remember the name of the latest hero to smash his way onto the big screen: he’s big, he’s brawny, he’s got a bad attitude, and he very well may have been the first superhero to ever capture the imagination of the public at large, having made his debut, oh, about 2,300 years ago. If that isn’t enough to help you remember his name, may we refer you to the trailer of his new movie, in which you may have heard him bellow, “I—AM—HERCULES!” That’s right, after a parade of movie super-characters that’s included…

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Want to look divine? How to dress like a Greek god or goddess

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The first time I saw The Rock I thought – this guy was made to play Hercules. And I was right! Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, is out July 25 and judging by the trailer it looks to be an ass-kicking good time:   I’m hoping the movie will help usher in a new ancient-Greece trend – nothing screams summer like a maxi-style toga or a twisting snake bracelet. So in the spirit of Greek myths, here are five modern looks inspired by your favorite goddesses (and Hercules himself!):   Aphrodite Aphrodite by rachelcarterya featuring an asos bag Obviously the goddess of love and beauty has to wear pink. And one of her symbols is the scallop shell, represented in this…

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