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Bloopers shown under the end credits should not be a film’s highlight

It's only May, and already we have a strong candidate for worst movie of the year: “Hot Pursuit,” with Reese Witherspoon as a maladroit cop and Sofia Vergara as a flamboyant Latin mob wife on the run from killers and crooked cops.

May 15, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winner ‘Still Alice’ on Blu-ray, DVD

The fourth time was the charm for perpetual Oscar nominee Julianne Moore, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as the title character in “Still Alice,” now on Blu-ray and DVD.

May 15, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


'Far From the Madding Crowd' buries a soap opera story under gorgeous cinematography and excellent a

Based on Thomas Hardy’s novel, director Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” is a gorgeous, well-produced and well-acted film. But its story will likely produce eye rolls from all but the most idealistic of 21st century audiences.

May 15, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Five for Families: ‘Sandlot’ is a nostalgic look at youth

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 15, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Entertainment


Lazy 'Pitch Perfect 2' is a snarky sour note for a conflicted franchise

The plot of 2012's "Pitch Perfect" was pretty simple.

May 15, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? Bearpocalypse is near



THE BEARPOCALYPSE — My friends, this is the end. It has been a pleasure knowing you vicariously through this digital world, but there is a strong possibility this will be my last time speaking with you.

May 14, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment


Great buddy comedies streaming on Netflix

BFF TOWN — The buddy comedy “Hot Pursuit” hit theaters last week, and the film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara got us thinking about great buddy comedies.

May 14, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment


New Muppets TV show geared toward adults



MUPPETVILLE — The Muppets are headed back to the small screen in an all-new TV show headed to ABC this fall.

May 13, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment


Four award-winning games from Out of the Box Publishing

Out of the Box Publishing's vision is to "inspire and connect families and friends around the world with exceptional and engaging games," according to materials from the company. Its mission is to produce and sell exceptional family friendly games that are accessible and affordable.

May 13, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Entertainment


Your summer movie preview

Some people have predicted this summer to be the best season for tentpole cinema in decades, while others have written it off as just another example of Hollywood peddling sequels, remakes and adaptations. Who’s correct? I don’t care. I don’t plan on turning my brain back on in a movie theater until at least September.

May 12, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Entertainment


Batman ’66 stars to reprise roles for 50th anniversary movie

Who is the definitive onscreen Batman? Michael Keaton? Christian Bale? Kevin Conroy?

May 12, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment


Game review: Armada, Imperial Assault packs deliver Star Wars excitement

Star Wars: Armada

May 10, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Entertainment


Game review roundup: Fun abounds in Fief, Rattlebones and Homeland

In Fief: France 1429 from Academy Games, three to six players control family dynasties during the turbulent 15th century. The board is a map of central France, with villages divided up into fiefs and bishoprics, which overlap each other.

May 10, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Entertainment


Frank Sinatra movies get Blu-ray upgrades this week

A new Blu-ray set of Frank Sinatra films has been released this week, along with the DVD debuts of two Rosalind Russell pictures and several vintage Westerns.

May 10, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Pathfinder Roleplaying game: Here be monsters

What would a fantasy roleplaying game be without monsters? From the classic Beowulf monster Grendel to evil dragon Smaug from the Hobbit, monsters are an important component for any fantasy story. That’s why there are four bestiary books for the Pathfinder roleplaying game, detailing hundreds of monsters.

May 10, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Entertainment


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Movie review: 'Three Identical Strangers' is the summer's craziest story and it's entirely true

“THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS” — 4 stars — Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland, David Kellman; PG-13 (periodic profanity and some frightening adult themes); in general release

July 20, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: They're back and better than ever (even Pierce!) in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

“MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN” — 2½ stars — Lily James, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Jeremy Irvine, Pierce Brosnan; PG-13 (some suggestive material); in general release

July 20, 2018 | Lottie Peterson Johnson Deseret News | Entertainment


Russell Community Theater announces open auditions for ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’

RUSSELL - Open auditions for the Russell Community Theater production of "A Bad Year for Tomatoes" will be held from 6-9 p.m. on July 31 ...

July 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


Movie review: 'Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation' proves vampires are better in the dark

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION” — 2½ stars — Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg; PG (some action and rude humor); in general release

July 14, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Massive lines shut down Build-A-Bear's first Pay Your Age event

On Thursday, Build-A-Bear cut short its inaugural Pay Your Age Day event.

July 13, 2018 | Lottie Peterson Johnson Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: ‘Leave No Trace’ shows PG films can be deeper than animated fluff

“LEAVE NO TRACE” — 3½ stars — Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard; PG (thematic material throughout); in general release

July 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: Even Dwayne Johnson can't quite save 'Die Hard' clone 'Skyscraper'

“SKYSCRAPER” — 2½ stars — Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, McKenna Roberts; PG-13 (sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language ...

July 13, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Historian to present ‘Soda Fountains of Kansas’

Journalist and Kansas historian Cindy Higgins will give a PowerPoint presentation about "Soda Fountains of Kansas" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at ...

July 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


Pay your age for a furry new friend at Build-A-Bear this Thursday

Attention, stuffed animal lovers: Build-A-Bear is hosting its first Pay Your Age day — its biggest in-store deal ever, according to the Build-A-Bear website.

July 11, 2018 | Lottie Peterson Johnson Deseret News | Entertainment


Reports of classic rock's ‘death’ are greatly exaggerated

Classic rock will never die, because people will always appreciate good music.

July 11, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


‘Rayman 3,’ ‘Extreme Exorcism’ and more free video games for July

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 ...

July 11, 2018 | Sam Bigelow Deseret News | Entertainment


The Clean Cut: Watch the third 'Christopher Robin' trailer, cast interviews

For “Winnie the Pooh” fans, the countdown is almost over. In a little over three weeks, “Christopher Robin” will be released in theaters.

July 11, 2018 | Jenna Alton Deseret News | Entertainment


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