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'STEP' showcases the inner-city quest for a college education

"STEP" — 3 stars — directed and produced by Amanda Lipitz; not rated, probable PG for language and adult themes; Sundance Film Festival

January 27, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


How should Star Wars cope with the loss of Carrie Fisher?

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

January 25, 2017 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment News


Fascinating 'Founder' points a critical finger at the man behind the McDonald's empire

“THE FOUNDER” — 3 stars — Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak; PG-13 (brief strong language); in general release

January 23, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? How to wash a car with a baby



THE YARD — Doing household chores is a part of life and teaching your children how to work hard is a valuable skill. It's important to teach them so they can become contributing adults to society some day. It's also important because they can now do stuff that you don't want to.

January 21, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Final season of ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘Homeland’s’ fifth season on DVD

Among TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray this week, “Rizzoli & Isles” wraps things up and the fifth season of “Homeland” paves the way for the sixth season, which is on Showtime now.

January 21, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Diesel's 'Return of Xander Cage' is a charmless Fast and Furious knock-off

“XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” — 1 star — Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose; PG-13 (extended sequences of gun-play and violent action and sexual material and language); in general release

January 20, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Late twist puts a traditional Shyamalan signature on compelling 'Split'

“SPLIT” — 3 stars — James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richarson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley; PG-13 (disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language); in general release

January 20, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? Climbing without limbs



THE MOUNTAIN — When I woke up this morning and heard my kids get out of bed, I rolled over, looked at my wife and said, "I can't do this today." Then a little later, I saw this video and realized I just need to suck it up. Being a dad is easy as long as you remember all the fun stuff that comes with it.

January 18, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Independent films highlight this week’s new movies on DVD and Blu-ray

This week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD are dominated by independent productions, and some are definitely worth checking out.

January 18, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Where ‘La La Land’ fits among movie musicals about show business

With all the praise being heaped on “La La Land,” perhaps it’s time to put the hype into perspective.

January 18, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? Mascot is having a rough day



THE ICE — We all have those days. The days when just nothing will go right. No matter what you do things just refuse to work out. This happened for me a few weeks ago when I woke up completely under the impression it was Friday (it was Saturday), I managed to pour orange juice into my oatmeal, I ripped my pants while putting them on and my infant daughter threw up all over me right after I got dressed. And this was all before I'd even left the house.

January 15, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


‘Deepwater Horizon’ and other 2016 films on DVD, Blu-ray this week

New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are led by a true story, “Deepwater Horizon.”

January 15, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Sobering 'Patriots Day' is a moving retelling of the 2013 Boston Marathon bomber manhunt

“PATRIOTS DAY” — 3½ stars — Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman; R (violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use); in general release

January 13, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Messy 'Bye Bye Man' just doesn't deliver the frights

“THE BYE BYE MAN” — 1 ½ stars — Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas; PG-13 (terror, horror violence, bloody images, sexual content, thematic elements, partial nudity, some language and teen drinking); in general release

January 13, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


3 early Jerry Seinfeld appearances with Johnny Carson are on DVD

If you’re a Jerry Seinfeld fan, you’ll want to check out three of his earliest late-night TV appearances that are now on DVD.

January 11, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


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Have You Seen This? Real-life jet pack



THE FUTURE — In my last Have You Seen This I shared a video of an actual functioning hoverbike. It blew my mind and I started ...

February 25, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Mediocre 'Rock Dog' falls flat against its animated competition

“ROCK DOG” — 2 stars — Voices of Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Mae Whitman, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott; PG (action and language); in general ...

February 25, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? The hoverbike



THE FUTURE — Drones seem to be the wave of the future. UPS is currently testing drone delivery, we've heard promises of a taco-delivering drone ...

February 24, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


PG-13 and under Oscars: What the numbers say

You might need an R to spell Oscar, but you don’t need one to get nominated.

February 23, 2017 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment News


'Arrow' goes off the rails in a 'very special episode'

So, as I promised last year, I’ve streamlined my superhero TV viewing habits. I only skim Marvel’s "Agents of S.H.I.E ...

February 22, 2017 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? Do not ride this ride



BAD IDEA TOWN — I love amusement parks. I'm not sure what that says about me as a person, but I don't care. If ...

February 18, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


'Saturday Night Live' won't topple Trump

“Can SNL topple the Trump administration?”

February 16, 2017 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? The assault trombone



THE BATTLEFIELD — Let's cut right to the chase. This video is from all the way back in Oct. 2015. Most of you probably weren ...

February 15, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? Best traffic court ever



THE COURT — In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the ...

February 11, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Clever 'Lego Batman Movie' is a fun and funny must-see for all ages

“THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE” — 3½ stars — Voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis; PG (rude humor and some action); in ...

February 10, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


R-rated 'Logan' doesn't look fun

So the Super Bowl was almost as exciting as the commercials this time around. If you knew how deeply disinterested in football I truly am ...

February 09, 2017 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? Flying indoors



THE TUNNEL — There are some insane competitions out there, like the Redneck Games, toe wrestling, and competitive bed jumping. Look it up, it's real.

February 08, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Brooding 'Where is Kyra?' revels in dimly-lit misery

"WHERE IS KYRA?" — 2 stars — Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland; not rated, probable R for profanity, sexual content and nudity; Sundance Film Festival

February 04, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Ponderous 'Discovery' imagines a scientifically proven afterlife

“THE DISCOVERY” — 3 stars — Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough, Ron Canada; not rated, probable R for profanity and some brief ...

February 03, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Tone problems mar 'Band Aid's' exploration of a troubled marriage

“BAND AID” — 2 stars — Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Hannah Simone, Ravi Patel; not rated, probable R for profanity, vulgarity, drug use ...

February 02, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


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