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The sitcom ‘Just Shoot Me!’ makes its DVD debut this week

The comedy series “Just Shoot Me!” leads a wide variety of TV shows being released on DVD this week.

September 10, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Low-key 'Menashe' is a unique portrait of single parenthood

"MENASHE" — 3 stars — Menashe Lustig, Yoel Weisshaus, Ruben Niborksi, Meyer Schwartz; PG (thematic elements); Broadway

September 09, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? Weirdest commercial ever

WORLD WIDE WEIRDERNET — Sometimes you get lost as you dig into the dark bowels of the internet. You find things people probably wished had stayed buried forever, but our lust for treasure hunting is insatiable.

September 09, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


'Home Again' is too scattered and implausible to satisfy

"HOME AGAIN" — 2 stars — Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Pico Alexander; PG-13 (some thematic and sexual material); in general release

September 09, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Creative travel film 'Trip to Spain' is an acquired taste

"THE TRIP TO SPAIN" — 2½ stars — Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan; not rated; Broadway

September 09, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


The Book Nook

Happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library. We have started our fall events and have some awesome things in store for everyone.

September 08, 2017 | By Elizabeth Dukelow | Entertainment


Grassroots Art Center joins Smithsonian magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

LUCAS - The Grassroots Art Center will open its doors free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! This is an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

September 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


10 people who could play the Joker if Leonardo DiCaprio says no

GOTHAM — What is it about the Joker?

September 07, 2017 | Travis Poppleton KSL.com | Entertainment


Then and now: The 1997 and 2017 summer movie seasons back to back

Now that the last few summer movies have finally crawled into theaters and people are stopping to assess the past four months, at least one thing is clear: 2017 has been divisive outside of just politics. While sites like Slash Film and IndieWire are hailing this summer as one of the best in decades, others have described it as “disastrous” or, in the case of one Variety article, “the movie business’ summer of hell.”

September 07, 2017 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment


‘Close Encounters’ was the best choice during weekend of box-office blues

Did you notice that “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was playing in local theaters last week? Yes, that “Close Encounters.”

September 07, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


A tale of 2 Star Wars: We love it, but is the franchise actually any good?

From a “best of times, worst of times” perspective, this has been a week of light and darkness for the Star Wars franchise.

September 07, 2017 | Jared Whitley Deseret News | Entertainment


A trio of independent films about women leads new movies on video

“Megan Leavey” and two more low budget, independently produced films about women lead this week’s new movies on Blu-ray, DVD and various streaming sites.

September 07, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? Moab's BASE jump waterslide



MOAB, Utah — So I had this awesome slip and slide as a kid called Crocodile Mile. In my little kid brain, it was a mile long with a picture of a crocodile with its mouth open at the end of the slide. It was as amazing as it sounds.

September 06, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? Blowing out birthday candles is gross



DADSVILLE — Look, I don't always agree with dad logic, but this one just makes too much sense and it's something that's been weighing on my mind far too long.

September 04, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


Bleep Podcast: The best and worst movies of summer 2017

This summer delivered some terrific movies, like "Wonder Woman," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Dunkirk," and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." But there were also some critical and box office duds like "Snatched," "The Dark Tower," and "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."

September 01, 2017 | Adam Mangum DeseretNews.com Web Team | Entertainment


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Megyn Kelly wants to be there for her kids' nighttime routine — and I want to be there for mine

“Mommy, sing me ‘Blue Shadows’ and paint my face,” my 4-year-old son asks every night when I put him to bed. The song from “The ...

September 25, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? World's sneakiest dog



SNEAKSVILLE — Every young boy wants two things: to be a ninja and to own a dog. (Maybe little girls want this too. I can't ...

September 25, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


Summer hits ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ now on video

Two summer hits — “Wonder Woman” and “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” — arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and various streaming sites this week, along with a number ...

September 22, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


'Friend Request' is a creepy, clunky commentary on social media friendship

"FRIEND REQUEST" — 2 stars — Alycia Debnam Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham; R (horror violence, disturbing images and language); in general release

September 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Kingsman sequel 'Golden Circle' starts strong but finishes flat

“KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE” — 2 stars — Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry; R (sequences of strong violence, drug content ...

September 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Heartfelt 'Brad's Status' gets a little too lost in its own misery

“BRAD'S STATUS” — 2½ stars — Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson; R (language); in general release

September 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Witty 'Lego Ninjago Movie' is a fun take on martial arts epics

“THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE” — 3 stars — Voices of Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Michael Pena, Zach Woods, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani; PG (mild action ...

September 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Boston Marathon bombing survivor drama 'Stronger' offers a unique underdog perspective

“STRONGER” — 3 stars — Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Carlos Sanz, Nate Richman; R (language throughout, some graphic injury images and brief sexuality/nudity); in ...

September 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


How 'Downton Abbey' sent me on a slippery slope of binge-watching

Some years ago, after the first season of “Downton Abbey” aired on PBS and the second season had begun, friends began urging me and my ...

September 22, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Expansive Salinger biopic 'Rebel in the Rye' seeks to know the man through his relationships

“REBEL IN THE RYE” — 2½ stars — Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Zoey Deutch, Sarah Paulson; PG-13 (some language, including sexual references, brief violence and smoking); in ...

September 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Ken Burns’ Vietnam documentary film is on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Ken Burns’ mammoth documentary about the war in Vietnam is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with the most recent seasons of several popular ...

September 20, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


The Clean Cut: Young magician on 'Britain's Got Talent' channels Hermione Granger

Although Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and many are probably busy working on their Captain Jack Sparrow impressions, it would be ...

September 20, 2017 | Lottie Johnson Deseret News | Entertainment


Game review: Flip Ships is out-of-this-world fun

An alien mother ship is hovering over Earth and a group of enemy fighters is attacking. Players will take on the cooperative roles of Earth ...

September 20, 2017 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Entertainment


'Viceroy's House' examines the turmoil in India following World War II

“VICEROY'S HOUSE” — 2½ stars — Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi; not rated; in general release

September 18, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Promising 'American Assassin' defaults to action cliches

“AMERICAN ASSASSIN” — 2 ½ stars — Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch; R (strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief ...

September 18, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


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