Hercules (2014)

Now Playing Synopsis: Dwayne Johnson stars as the son of Zeus in this Brett Ratner-directed adaptation of Steve Moore's Radical Comics graphic novel The Thracian Wars. As the story opens, a haunted Hercules (Johnson) travels Greece with his five loyal companions, capitalizing on his heroic reputation by selling his services for gold. When a malevolent warlord threatens to thrust the kingdom of Thrace into chaos, however, its desperate ruler and his daughter turn to Hercules to restore the peace. In order to succeed, Hercules must once again summon the strength and valor that once made him a myth among men. Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, and Rufus Sewell co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Put Mideast in perspective

...all land ever acquired by Islam has been dedicated to Allah. Consequently, Spain, Portugal and parts of France, Italy and Greece still are considered to be Islamic possessions by radicals in the Islamic world. Therefore, ceding land to the Palestinians...

Ragnhild Ferstad - Michael Arthur Beaudreau

...maid of honor. The groom chose his friend, Magne Fosson of Norway, to serve as his best man. The newlyweds honeymooned in Greece and currently live in Skein, Norway where the couple serve with Youth with a Mission. Beaudreau - Ferstad

Casey McCormick Brush - Matthew Anthony Magoulas

...Cheeks Mundy and the soloists were Nick Brush, Laura Butler, and Constan Magoulas. The reception was held at the historic Marion Hatcher Center. After spending their honeymoon in Greece and Turkey the couple currently resides in Augusta.

Costa Rica continues unlikely World Cup run

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach...the game ended 1-1 after extra time.Greece's Theofanis Gekas saw his penalty saved...Holebas.The red card changed the game and Greece poured forward for most of the remainder...

Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension

...Portugal is one of the smaller eurozone economies and, like Greece and Ireland, needed an international rescue in 2011 during...analyst at IG.Portugal became the third eurozone country after Greece and Ireland to require a financial rescue when it got a 78 billion-euro...

Luis Suarez returns to lift Uruguay, put England on brink of elimination

...Colombians clinched a spot in the round of 16 after Greece and Japan played to a draw. GREECE 0, JAPAN 0In Natal, Brazil, reduced to 10...in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a draw with Japan that keeps both...

Colombia beats Ivory Coast in World Cup soccer

...Coast could not find an equalizer despite a strong finish.A point against Japan in its third game will definitely seal qualification for Colombia but it could be secured before that, depending on the result of Japan-Greece later Thursday.

World Cup roundup: Biting incident mars Uruguay's win over Italy

...to confirm top spot in Group C and eliminate the Asian champions. GREECE 2, IVORY COAST 1In Fortaleza, Brazil, Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round with a victory over Ivory Coast.