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Have You Seen This? Two accordions take on 'Star Wars'



THE DEATH STAR — So the accordion has never been my instrument of choice.

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


‘Accidental Tourist,’ ‘7 Days in May’ given Blu-ray upgrades

Vintage movies from Hollywood and elsewhere in the world are making their Blu-ray debuts this week.

May 24, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Ariana Grande's mom helped people to safety after concert bombing

On Monday night, 22 people died and dozens more were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in England.

May 24, 2017 | Herb Scribner News Division | Entertainment News


Jessica Simpson explains why she doesn't want to have another child

Jessica Simpson said she doesn’t plan to have anymore children.

May 24, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Entertainment News


The Beatles’ influential ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album is a half-century old

There are many things these days that remind me I’m an old codger:

May 23, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Emma Stone and Steve Carell duke it out on the tennis court in new movie 'Battle of the Sexes'

Not all tennis matches begin with love — or end with it either.

May 22, 2017 | Brittany Binowski DeseretNews.com Web Team | Entertainment News


ABC cancels 'Last Man Standing,' fans wonder if it was because of the show's conservative values

Comedian-actor Tim Allen broke his silence this week on ABC’s decision to cancel “Last Man Standing.”

May 22, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Entertainment News


Sterile 'Everything, Everything' is a linear, unmoving teen romance

“EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING” — 2 stars — Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson; PG-13 (thematic elements and brief sensuality); in general release

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


Have You Seen This? The coolest kid at the bounce house



THE BOUNCE — Whether we admit it or not, we all want to be cool.

May 20, 2017 | John Clyde KSL.com | Entertainment News


Middling 'Alien: Covenant' merges high-minded mythology with sci-fi horror

“ALIEN: COVENANT” — 2½ stars — Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride; R (sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity); in general release

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


Low-brow potty gags help tedious 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul' live down to its name

“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL” — 1½ stars — Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright; PG (rude humor); in general release

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


Documentaries on WWI, Africa, Australia and Puerto Rico are on video

A wide array of documentaries are on DVD this week, with subjects ranging from World War I to such far-flung locales as Africa, Australia and Puerto Rico.

May 19, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


'Better Call Saul' has some prequel problems

We’re now about halfway through the third season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” the prequel series to “Breaking Bad.” And now, finally and for the first time, the title character has made an appearance.

May 19, 2017 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment News


8 mobile games that won't rot your brain

It's no secret that smartphone mobile games are a huge industry. Hugely popular titles like Clash of Clans, Pokemon GO and Candy Crush have led mobile games to the top of the market — beating out both computer and console games in total revenue, according to CNBC. However, some of these games have been labeled as "addictive," "mindless" and "pointless." While that may be true for some mobile games, there are plenty of others that can give brains young and old a workout. Here are eight mobile games that may actually make users feel smarter and more creative after playing ...

May 19, 2017 | Justin Adams Deseret News | Entertainment News


‘Things to Come,’ ‘Space Between Us,’ ‘Rock Dog’ on home video

New movies on home video platforms this week include a French melodrama, an offbeat sci-fi romance, and a pair of children’s films about, respectively, a rock ’n’ roll mutt and a friendly mermaid.

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


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Accusatory 'Beatriz at Dinner' leaves subtlety on the table

“BEATRIZ AT DINNER” — 2 stars — Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloe Sevigny, David Warshofsky; R (language and a scene of violence); Broadway

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


Female superhero movies after 'Wonder Woman'

For years, the assumption in Hollywood has been that audiences aren’t really interested in female-led movies generally, but especially not female-led action movies, and ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment News


Parents Television Council president says explicit media content is driven by money

It was during a normal day at home with his then-5-year-old daughter that Tim Winter realized that someone needed to make a change.

June 22, 2017 | Whitney Butters Wilde Deseret News | Entertainment News


'Transformers: The Last Knight' collapses into another incoherent CGI-heavy mess

“TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” — 2 stars — Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner; PG-13 (violence and intense sequences of sci-fi action, language ...

June 22, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


A French WWI drama and a Chinese WWII comedy lead new movies on video

A wide variety of new foreign and independent films are on home video platforms this week.

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


10 ideas that are way better than Universal’s 'Dark Universe' franchise

If you’re like me, you were caught a bit by surprise by the announcement that Universal Pictures would be launching an expanded universe based ...

June 21, 2017 | Jared Whitley Deseret News | Entertainment News


Have You Seen This? A skunk will ruin your day



NOPESVILLE — One Saturday when I was 17, I was excited about a date I was going on that night.

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


Common Sense Media announces addition of new rating for TV and movies

Common Sense Media, a San Francisco nonprofit that advocates for family-friendly media, announced yesterday their plans to introduce a new metric to evaluate gender-positive movies ...

June 21, 2017 | Hannah McDonald Deseret News | Entertainment News


All 6 seasons of the comedy series ‘Laugh-In’ are debuting on DVD

If you recognize such catchphrases as “You bet your sweet bippy” or “Verrry interesting” or “Here come da judge” or “Look that up in your ...

June 20, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


The Clean Cut: This tiny beach house will make you never want to leave the ocean

Sometimes the best things come in small packages.

June 17, 2017 | Brittany Binowski DeseretNews.com Web Team | Entertainment News


'Laced in Lies' debuts as the 10th in the Shelby Nichols series

"LACED IN LIES," by Colleen Helme, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, $12.99, 314 pages (f)

June 17, 2017 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | Entertainment News


‘Bambi’ and other vintage titles are on home video this week

For its 75th anniversary, Disney’s classic animated feature “Bambi” is available in a new DVD/Blu-ray release.

June 17, 2017 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment News


Absurd story twist kills tender drama 'The Book of Henry'

“THE BOOK OF HENRY” — 2 stars — Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler; PG-13 (thematic elements and brief strong language ...

June 16, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Heartfelt 'The Wedding Plan' is a candid portrait of faith and loneliness

“THE WEDDING PLAN” — 3 stars — Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi; PG (thematic elements); Broadway

June 16, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


Pixar's 'Cars 3' can't outrun its sequel feel

“CARS 3” — 2½ stars — Voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy; in general release

June 16, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment News


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