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The TV series ‘Parenthood’ comes to DVD this week

The all-star ensemble comedy-drama TV series “Parenthood” is on DVD this week, along with several British shows.

May 10, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Wrecking Crew Productions, Wichita, in association with Prestigious Films, Los Angeles, Calif., anno

PRESTIGIOUS FILMS is accepting DVD pre-orders for their independent feature Western/Thriller "Wichita." DVDs will be available on their website for $16.99 and shipping will begin on May 15th.

May 08, 2015 | | Entertainment

The Vergara-Witherspoon tag team feels lukewarm in 'Hot Pursuit'

“Hot Pursuit” is just good enough to make you wish it were better. In spite of a few fun moments and a promising cast, director Anne Fletcher’s comic effort just can’t deliver on its potential.

May 08, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

'Salt of the Earth' shares a photographer's fascinating and horrifying images of humanity

Most of us carry around a compact camera that would outperform all but the best of the industry’s digital options from only a few years ago. Social media and advancing technology have turned photography into an exciting and frightening field full of uncertainty.

May 08, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

'Cinderella,' 'Maleficent' were just the beginning: A guide to Disney's live-action adaptations of a

As if animated blockbusters such as “Frozen” and “Big Hero 6,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars weren’t enough, Disney has found yet another cash cow: turning its animated classics from yesteryear into live-action films for a new generation.

May 08, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

Five for Families: ‘Sorcerer's Stone’ brings popular novel to life

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

May 08, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Entertainment

Harrison Ford makes his peace with Han Solo

I met Christopher Reeve in 1995, about three weeks before the tragic riding accident that rendered him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. I was in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for Sen. Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming, and Reeve was scheduled to testify before Congress about funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

May 08, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment

'Hot Pursuit': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Hot Pursuit":

May 08, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Entertainment

‘Selma,’ ‘Spare Parts’ are on home video this week

Martin Luther King Jr. squares off against President Lyndon Johnson in “Selma,” which is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Also newly released is “Spare Parts,” the inspiring true story of an underdog team in a robotics competition.

May 08, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

'Maggie' puts a timely twist on the classic zombie narrative

In 2002, “28 Days Later” helped jumpstart the modern zombie craze by making a single change to the genre’s traditional narrative. Slow, lumbering zombies were out and super fast zombies were in.

May 08, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Cursing in ‘Avengers 2’ and other shows kids watch is no joke

The first scenes of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” drop the audience into the middle of a chaotic battle, and that is where most of the film’s witty quips are frontloaded — a highlight being a gag about goody two-shoes Captain America being offended when Iron Man curses.

May 08, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Will Ender Wiggin be the next Spider-Man?

The cinematic Spider-Man has gone through some major upheavals in the last 10 years, including the bombshell announcement in just the last few months that he would be rebooted again — this time as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing alongside Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers.

May 08, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

Indiana Jones 5 is confirmed, but no word on release date yet

ADVENTURE LAND — Disney is slowly taking over the world. First it bought Pixar, then Marvel, and most recently LucasFilms and the rights to "Star Wars."

May 06, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

'The First Martyr' episode of 'A.D.' culminates with powerful scene

The approach that the Bible-inspired series "A.D. The Bible Continues" has settled upon is now clear. The first half of the average episode — and sometimes more than the first half — consists of historical drama based only loosely on the period. The episode then climaxes with stirring scenes taken more or less from the biblical text.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Huntsman Deseret News | Entertainment

Have You Seen This? Awesome man punches bear

BEAR COUNTRY — I have no shame in admitting that I am afraid of bears. Scratch that, I am mortified of bears. They run fast, climb trees, swim like Michael Phelps and they a pretty darn clever. Give me a moment as I shudder.

May 05, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

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Have You Seen This? Shark loves belly rubs

THE WATER — Personally, I think sharks get a bad wrap.

June 16, 2018 | John Clyde | Entertainment

Movie review: What could've been family fun becomes vulgar escapade in R-rated 'Tag'

"TAG" — 2½ stars — Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Annabelle Wallis, Jeremy Renner; R (language throughout, crude sexual content, drug use and brief ...

June 16, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Russell Community Theater presents The Nerd

RUSSELL - Russell Community Theater will present "The Nerd" as its annual dinner theater showing June 26-30.

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

Movie review: Nick Offerman swaps woodworking for musicmaking in 'Hearts Beat Loud'

"HEARTS BEAT LOUD" — 2½ stars — Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette; PG-13 (some drug references and brief language); Broadway

June 15, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Han Solo, Facebook and the moment passion becomes obligation

When I was a kid staying home sick from school, I’d often watch “Donald’s Happy Birthday,” a Donald Duck cartoon from 1949. In ...

June 15, 2018 | Court Mann Deseret News | Entertainment

The Clean Cut: Watch behind-the-scenes footage from 'Incredibles 2'

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a voice actor for an animated movie, you’ll enjoy this behind-the-scenes look of ...

June 15, 2018 | Jenna Alton Deseret News | Entertainment

Why the incredibly long wait for ‘Incredibles 2’ and other talk about Pixar’s super sequel

A lot has changed in the 14 years since Pixar’s “The Incredibles” first landed in theaters back in 2004.

June 15, 2018 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

The Clean Cut: Watch Jenny Oaks Baker and family play musical score from 'Incredibles'

With the release of “Incredibles 2” this Wednesday, Jenny Oaks Baker and her family used their musical superpowers to perform an instrumental cover of “The ...

June 13, 2018 | Jenna Alton Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: Stylish 'Incredibles 2' is a fun return to a Pixar family favorite

“INCREDIBLES 2” — 3 stars — Voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger; PG (action sequences and some ...

June 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Have You Seen This? The definition of sportsmanship

THE DIAMOND OF EMOTION — As a high school football player I had the opportunity to play for a state championship twice and both times my ...

June 13, 2018 | John Clyde | Entertainment

Movie review: Biopic 'Mary Shelley' recreates romance behind groundbreaking 'Frankenstein'

"MARY SHELLEY" — 3 stars — Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Ben Hardy, Stephen Dillane, Douglas Booth; PG-13 (sexuality and thematic elements including substance abuse); Broadway

June 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

‘Solo’ director Ron Howard says he feels ‘badly’ for people who aren’t seeing ‘Solo’ in specific way

“Solo” director Ron Howard admitted over the weekend he is upset with how “Star Wars” fans have treated his new film.

June 12, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Entertainment

15 free games coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC in June

Each month, Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members receive a selection of free games alongside online multiplayer access. Each platform usually offers its users ...

June 12, 2018 | Sam Bigelow Deseret News | Entertainment

Have You Seen This? Sacrificing yourself to save a drone

THE WATER — When I was about 4 or 5, my parents took my older brother and me to stay at a hotel in the mountains ...

June 09, 2018 | John Clyde | Entertainment

'In Emma's Footsteps' needs to show more, talk less

"IN EMMA'S FOOTSTEPS" — 2 stars — Shona Kay Moyer, Anne Sward Hansen, Liz Christensen; not rated; in general release

June 09, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

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