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'Insurgent' is a compelling story complete with surprises

'Insurgent' (rated PG-13) — 3 stars

March 26, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Entertainment


5 underrated Disney movies

After almost nine decades and despite a few missteps, Disney is still drawing in audiences with animated hits like “Frozen” and “Big Hero 6” as well as Kenneth Branagh’s live-action reimagining of “Cinderella."

March 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment


‘Into the Woods,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ ‘Unbroken’ on Blu-ray, DVD

Three films that opened to great success during the recent Christmas season lead new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

March 26, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? You hear that bass mom?



THE DANCE FLOOR — Quite often a little kid will do something that is absolutely hilarious and adorable that would just be completely obnoxious and aggravating if an adult did it.

March 22, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment


Topical ’70s sitcom ‘Maude’ arrives on DVD

Writer-producer Norman Lear had a string of hugely successful and influential sitcoms during the 1970s and '80s, most notably “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life,” among others.

March 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March head up vintage movies new to DVD

Humphrey Bogart’s last B-gangster picture and a pair of dramas starring Fredric March at the peak of his stardom lead these vintage movies on home video this week.

March 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


'Clue' 30 years later: where are they now?

It’s been 30 years since “Clue” first hit movie theaters.

March 21, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Entertainment


Help Mike Tyson and Martin Scorsese make their movie



THE RING — News recently broke that acclaimed director Martin Scorsese will direct a biopic about heavyweight legend Mike Tyson with Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx playing the controversial pugilist.

March 21, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment


Central Kansas Community Choir and Barton Orchestra to present concert

The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Fine Arts Auditorium on at Barton Community College.

March 20, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

How much mileage could a studio expect from a 1950s film starring a biologist with a fascination for a secluded fishpond? Quite a bit, when the scientist is beautiful Julie Adams wrapped in a skin-tight white latex bathing suit and the fish turns out to be an angry piscine amphibious humanoid – aka a "Creature from the Black Lagoon."

March 20, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


5 movies about mental illness

This week, the NCAA basketball tournament, often dubbed “March Madness,” begins. But there is another, much more dire, problem that still many people unfortunately dub as “madness.” Mental illness is a very real, and very serious, problem for millions of people across the United States and around the world. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in four American adults (or 61.5 million people) experiences mental illness in a given year. Mental illness affects the sufferer and the people who love them. If you or a loved one has a mental illness, here are five movies ...

March 20, 2015 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Entertainment


PHHS presents ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker, the Musical’

The Pawnee Heights Players will be presenting their Spring musical on March 27, in the Pawnee Heights High School gym in Rozel. The play," The Elves and the Shoemaker, the Musical," will be presented at 10:30 in the morning, and again at 7 at night.

March 20, 2015 | | Entertainment


'Red Army' is compelling ... and a victim of bad timing

“RED ARMY” — ★★ — Viacheslav “Slava” Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Alexei Kasatonov, Vladislav Tretiak, Vladimir Pozner; PG (thematic material and language); Broadway

March 20, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


‘Penguins,’ ‘Song,’ ‘Annie’ come to DVD, Blu-ray

Those Madagascar penguins, starring in their own movie, and other family films lead a mixed bag of new movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week.

March 20, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment


Disney makes 'Cinderella' story worth telling again

'Cinderella' (rated PG) — 3½ stars

March 20, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Entertainment


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Have You Seen This? Blowing out birthday candles is hard



CAKE TOWN — Birthdays can be rough.

May 26, 2018 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


Review: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' reveals more about the Millennium Falcon crew

KESSEL — What I like most about Disney’s formula to their big franchise film format is that in the off years, you get a side ...

May 25, 2018 | David Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


The Clean Cut: YouTuber makes impressive animal sounds on violin

YouTuber and violinist Sebastiaan Kulwanowski has found a way to visit the zoo without ever leaving his house.

May 25, 2018 | Jenna Alton Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: Somber '1945' explores moving angle of the Holocaust's aftermath

“1945” — 3 stars — Peter Rudolf, Bence Tasnadi, Tamas Szabo Kimmel, Dora Sztarenki, Eszter Nagy-Kalozy; not rated; Broadway

May 25, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Dala Camerata Quartet to perform at Lindsborg

LINDSBORG - The Dala Camerata Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery. The group is composed ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


POW exhibit opens

LYONS - "Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience," is a mobile, interactive exhibit that shares and preserves the stories of American POWs from ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? The tetherball bear



THE ARCHIVES — I'd like to show you this video from 2013 and give you a warning. This video may look adorable, but it's ...

May 24, 2018 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


A flat tummy isn't everything

Kim Kardashian wants you to have a flat stomach.

May 24, 2018 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: Swashbuckling 'Solo' shoots its way into the 'Star Wars' canon

"SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY" — 3 stars — Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke; PG-13 (sequences of sci-fi action/violence); in general release

May 24, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Bleep Podcast: Discussing the greatness of Fellowship of the Ring moive

In 2001, filmmaker Peter Jackson launched his epic trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” with The Fellowship of the ...

May 23, 2018 | Adam Mangum Deseret News | Entertainment


The Clean Cut: 1977 interview with 'Star Wars' stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

This week, the "Today" show posted a throwback to 1977: a sit down interview with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, three stars who ...

May 23, 2018 | Jenna Alton Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: Talking dogs can only be funny for so long in lacking 'Show Dogs'

“SHOW DOGS” — 1½ stars — Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, voices of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci; PG (suggestive and rude humor ...

May 22, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Have You Seen This? This video will mess with your ears and your brain



WITCH TOWN — So I have to admit I don't really know what's going on with the whole Yanny vs. Laurel thing, and at ...

May 21, 2018 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment


Movie review: Reynolds and Co. continue lampooning superhero genre in very R-rated 'Deadpool 2'

“DEADPOOL 2” — 3 stars — Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz; R (strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug ...

May 20, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


Movie review: New doc shows Pope Francis to truly be 'people's pope'

“POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD” — 3 stars — Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, John Kerry, Angela Merkel; not rated; in general release

May 20, 2018 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment


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