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Why 'Project Almanac' is not the movie to see

If you plan on seeing “Project Almanac”, you will probably walk out of the theater wishing time-travel were real. Not because the movie inspires scientific greatness but simply because you’ll want your night back. Here are just a few reasons why the movie might not be the best choice at the box office.

February 05, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst | Entertainment

Classic foreign films are new to Blu-ray and DVD this week

Classic foreign films from the 1980s lead an array of vintage titles in release on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

February 04, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Ewan McGregor portrays Christ and Satan in 'Last Days in the Desert'

Let’s get right to the point: Christian audiences are going to be wary of a Sundance film that features Ewan McGregor playing both Jesus Christ and Satan. Given the standard cinematic treatment of religion in general and Christians in particular, you can’t fault the devout for anticipating sacrilege, no matter how much they liked McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi.

February 03, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp: A solo game about defeating a deadly virus

Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp by Victory Point Games is a game for one person ripped from the headlines of a modern-day newspaper. A deadly virus has broken out in the United States because a man visiting the Congo carries it into the United States. As he shows symptoms and collapses, he is taken to a local hospital and placed in an isolation wing. Doctors discover that he has a highly contagious virus that is resistant to all current antitodes. This could be the end of humanity.

February 03, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Entertainment

Quirky 'Don Verdean' muses on the nature of religious faith

Directed by Jared Hess and co-written with his wife Jerusha, “Don Verdean” is a lighthearted poke at the world of biblical archaeology, a field Hess describes as an amusing “fringe” element of mainstream Christianity.

February 02, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Netflix adding nearly 50 titles and dropping 40 in February

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — It’s the end of another month, which means Netflix is about to get rid of a number of titles as well as add some to its streaming library.

February 01, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

Enjoyable 'Chuck Norris' is a powerful reminder of simple freedoms

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a film is by sharing it with someone who is seeing it for the first time.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Harmless 'Project Almanac' is Time Travel 101

Your enjoyment of “Project Almanac” hinges on two key questions:

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret Media Companies | Entertainment

Five for Families: 'Big Hero 6' filled with positive values

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features department and

January 31, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Entertainment

Quirky 'Strongest Man' focuses on the meaning of little lives

Late in “The Strongest Man,” the film’s protagonist reflects on what he calls his “little life.” The expression tells us a lot about the character, and a lot about the film.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

'Z for Zachariah' struggles to deliver on its post-apocalyptic promise

“Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic morality tale. Its star-studded cast and compelling premise have made it one of the more buzz-worthy submissions to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. But unfortunately, the final product fails to realize its full potential.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

‘Mama’s Family,’ ‘Wonder Years’ episodes released on DVD this week

More of Vicki Lawrence’s favorite episodes of her vintage sitcom “Mama’s Family” and the second season of “The Wonder Years” have been released this week on DVD.

January 31, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

'Aloft' tackles the pain of healing

“Aloft,” currently being screened as part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is a film about healing.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Epic Resort game review: Build your own fantasy resort

Epic Resort is board game with a fresh and original theme. Players represent vacation resort owners trying to attract tourists and fantasy heroes to come and spend time and money. Players score victory points by providing rest to fantasy heroes — such as the paladin and barbarian — all the while upgrading and maintaining resort locations.

January 31, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Entertainment

HOMEWORDS: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This weekly poetry column explores the topic of "home" in four expanding contexts: from the mobile home of the body, to the house it inhabits, to the land that anchors the house, to the sky in which it swirls.

January 30, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment

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Movie review: Jesse Plemons' creepy performance highlights funny, flawed 'Game Night'

“GAME NIGHT” — 2½ stars — Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons; R (language, sexual references and some violence); in general release

February 23, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: 'Annihilation' is a part-sci-fi, part-horror journey through genetics

“ANNIHILATION” — 3 stars — Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac; R (violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality); in general release

February 23, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Spring painting workshop in Lucas

The "CANVAS and CORK" painting workshop in January was well-attended and folks had so much fun that another event has been scheduled for 6-9 p ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

“Romeo and Juliet” comes to Sterling College

Sterling – It's regarded as one of the most famous love story ever told, yet it has never been staged in Sterling. Not at the ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

Artwork wanted for Weirdy Mail exhibit at Grassroots Art Center in Lucas

The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas specializes in the unique and unusual. An exhibit planned in April – "Weirdy Mail" - is no exception, and anyone of ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

Movie review: Big-screen 'Samson' can't match its biblical source material

"SAMSON" — 2½ stars — Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James, Caitlin Leahy; PG-13 (violence and battle sequences); in general release

February 20, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Parents Guide: What should you expect from 'Black Panther?'

THE MULTIPLEX — Buckle up: Marvel Studios has officially kicked off its 2018 movie release season with “Black Panther,” and by all accounts, this movie is ...

February 19, 2018 | David Clyde | Entertainment

President Harrison Ford? Yes, please (but just on the big screen)

Break out the VHS's — Presidents Day is almost here, which can only mean one thing: time to rank our movie presidents.

February 17, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Getting past perfection online

There has been a movement on social media calling out popular female bloggers and Instagram influencers to shed the façade of perfectionism and show more ...

February 17, 2018 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Entertainment

Video game review: 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' is a love letter to fighting games and anime

Dragon Ball FighterZ,” PS4, PC, Xbox One, $59.99, ESRB Rating: T for cartoon violence, mild language and mild suggestive themes.

February 17, 2018 | Sam Bigelow Deseret News | Entertainment

'Downton Abbey' cast dominates the new 'Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' trailer

Fans of Mary Ann Shaffer's and Annie Barrows' best-selling novel, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," have reason to rejoice: a new ...

February 16, 2018 | Cristy Meiners Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: Stop-motion 'Early Man' an animated treat for young soccer fans

“EARLY MAN” — 3 stars — Voices of Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Nick Park; PG (rude humor and some action); in general release

February 16, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: Stylish 'Black Panther' takes Marvel fans deep into mythological Africa

“BLACK PANTHER” — 3 stars — Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright; PG-13 (prolonged sequences of action violence and a brief rude gesture ...

February 16, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Movie review: 'The Insult' is a thoughtful take on righteous indignation

“THE INSULT” — 3 stars — Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamond Bou Abboud; R (language and some violence images); Broadway

February 16, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Who is Black Panther? A guide to Marvel’s first black superhero

Much like the fictional African nation of Wakanda in the comics — an advanced country mostly unknown to outsiders that boasts a rich and complicated cultural ...

February 15, 2018 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

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