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From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment

Oscar nominee ‘Theory of Everything’ leads new movies on Blu-ray, DVD

The biographical film about Stephen Hawking that is nominated for five Academy Awards leads this week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD.

February 20, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Can you match the movie to these popular quotes?

We’ve all endured that conversation where references fly over our heads like mathematical formulas in a Tracer Bullet plot.

February 20, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Entertainment

Time once again for another round of Oscar trivia

If you think of Meryl Streep as ancient and the oldest film you’ve ever seen is “Spider-Man,” this column probably isn’t for you.

February 19, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Little-known facts about the Oscars

Oscar night is almost upon us. And short of watching all the nominated films to be able to make reasonable arguments for why so-and-so was snubbed, what better way to get into the spirit than reading up on some of the fascinating, bizarre and little-known trivia from throughout Oscar history?

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' gets official synopsis, starts filming

THE BLACK PEARL — Captain Jack Sparrow is headed back to the theater at least one more time, and the fifth installment of the Disney franchise has begun filming and received an official synopsis.

February 19, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

A bevy of new DVD releases aimed at kids are in release

A 1960s sci-fi kids show with puppets arrived on DVD recently, along with quite a few animated programs.

February 18, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Have You Seen This: High-tech umbrella attack in London

LONDON — Police have found a man who is accused of attacking four businessmen in the alley of a London suburb over the weekend.

February 16, 2015 | Jarom Moore KSL | Entertainment

'Digging for Fire' is an interesting portrait of an aging marriage

“Digging for Fire” is the latest from the director of last year’s “Happy Christmas.” Built around the exploits of a married couple somewhere in their 30s, it’s an interesting piece on adulthood, fidelity and taking a hard look at the paths we’re on in life.

February 15, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

5 classic romantic movies

In honor of the most romantic holiday of all, Valentine’s Day, we’ve complied a list of the greatest and most iconic romantic movies. Whether you’ve got a date this weekend or not, snuggle up with these classics and enjoy an evening full of love and romance.

February 15, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst | Entertainment

‘Olive Kitteridge’ leads TV shows on DVD

The TV shows newly released on Blu-ray and DVD this week are led by the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge,” the fourth season of “Hart to Hart”, and “Greatest Heroes of the Bible.”

February 15, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Disappointing 'Seoul Searching' isn't what audiences are looking for

The Sundance press guide paints “Seoul Searching” as a loving tribute to ’80s pop culture and the films of John Hughes, and that affection is obvious. But the final product is far too flawed to do its inspiration justice.

February 15, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

'Jupiter Ascending' features a fuzzy plot

'Jupiter Ascending,' rated PG-13, 2 1/2 stars

February 15, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Entertainment

Oscar-nominated 'Song of the Sea' animates Irish-Scottish legend

A lot of eyebrows raised last month when “The Lego Movie” failed to make the short list of films nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. It’s hard to find an animated movie from 2014 that had more of an impact, but somehow the celebrated homage didn’t make the cut.

February 14, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Family movies highlight an array of vintage titles on video this week

A pair of TV movies aimed at families, a golden oldie that should please jazz buffs, a reissue of Disney’s animated classic “101 Dalmatians” and a “Peanuts” theatrical feature arrive on home video this week.

February 14, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

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TV review: 'Victoria' season 2 fails to live up to the first season

There was more natural drama in season one of "Victoria," the British drama series written by novelist Daisy Goodwin that airs its second season on ...

January 17, 2018 | Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz Deseret News | Entertainment

The Clean Cut: Kid President tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.

In addition to being Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Monday, Jan. 15, marked the nationwide celebration of the minister and activist's legacy in ...

January 17, 2018 | Lottie Peterson Johnson Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: Hammy action undermines 'The Commuter's' suspenseful story

“THE COMMUTER — 2½ stars — Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern; PG-13 (intense action/violence and language); in general release

January 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: Spielberg's 'The Post' is a suspenseful, endearing tribute to the freedom of the press

"THE POST" — 3½ stars — Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk; PG-13 (language and brief war violence); in general release

January 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Have You Seen This? The ultimate paper airplane

DUNDER MIFFLIN PAPER COMPANY — When I was in eighth grade we had an assignment in my science class to build a paper airplane.

January 13, 2018 | John Clyde | Entertainment

Movie review: Creative 'Paddington 2' is a clever piece of family-friendly British wit

“PADDINGTON 2” — 3 stars — Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, voice of Ben Whishaw; PG (action and mild rude humor); in general release

January 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Lessons from 'Ferdinand': Living life to the 'bull'est

In its opening weekend, the film “Ferdinand” landed a No. 2 spot at the box office, falling in a distant second to the long-awaited — and ...

January 11, 2018 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Entertainment

Have You Seen This? Confused mountain lion

CONFUSION, Idaho — When I get hungry, I tend to get hangry and confused.

January 10, 2018 | John Clyde | Entertainment

What to know before watching the second season 'Victoria' on PBS

"VICTORIA, Season Two" — PBS, Sunday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. MST

January 09, 2018 | Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz Deseret News | Entertainment

Disney hotels to remove 'Do Not Disturb' signs for hotel rooms. Here's why

Some Disney hotels will soon remove “Do Not Disturb” signs so that staffers can enter and inspect rooms, according to CNNMoney.

January 09, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News special workflow | Entertainment

Predicting the 5 movies that will make the most money in 2018

THE MOVIE THEATER — Just three days before the end of the year, we did an article about the highest-grossing domestic films of the year.

January 06, 2018 | David Clyde | Entertainment

‘Lucky,’ ‘The Mountain Between Us,’ ‘American Made’ on home video

Several recent theatrical films have made their way this week to Blu-ray, DVD and various streaming platforms.

January 05, 2018 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Five for Families: 'Ferdinand' and other farm films

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations or ratings ...

January 05, 2018 | Caresa Alexander Randall Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: Prequel sequel 'Last Key' keeps the Insidious franchise nice and creepy

“INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY” — 3 stars — Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer; PG-13 (disturbing thematic content, violence and terror and brief ...

January 05, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: 'I, Tonya' is a dark, comic take on life of skater Tonya Harding

“I, TONYA” — 3 stars — Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson; R (pervasive language, violence and some sexual content/nudity); in general release

January 05, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

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