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Have You Seen This? Dads and babies cut a rug

Have You Seen This? Dads and babies cut a rug

THE DANCE FLOOR — Sometimes it's tough for a family with a small baby to find activities you can all do together that are fun ... Read More


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Netflix becomes exclusive US pay-TV provider for Disney

Netflix becomes exclusive US pay-TV provider for Disney

The wait is over. Well, close enough.
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Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup

Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup

“PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND” — 3 stars — Kevin de Paula, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Leonardo Lima Carvalho; PG (thematic elements, some smoking ... Read More
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Daughter tries to trick mom into revealing surprise by writing letter from ‘dad’

Daughter tries to trick mom into revealing surprise by writing letter from ‘dad’

TOLEDO, Ohio — A little girl’s attempt to con her parents into giving up a surprise has caught the attention and admiration of millions.
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Have You Seen This? 10-year-old girl rocks with a Beatle

Have You Seen This? 10-year-old girl rocks with a Beatle

BUENOS AIRES — One young rock fan lived out the dream of jamming with one of the most famous musicians still alive today after the 10-year-old ... Read More
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DC movie universe hit with fallout from ‘Batman v Superman’ disappointment

DC movie universe hit with fallout from ‘Batman v Superman’ disappointment

The debate over the quality of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will likely rage on at least until the next time the super-duo (or ... Read More
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Carol Burnett, ‘Angie Tribeca,’ ‘Cop Rock’ on DVD this week

Carol Burnett, ‘Angie Tribeca,’ ‘Cop Rock’ on DVD this week

A new DVD with two Carol Burnett specials has been released this week, along with the debut season of the off-the-wall police sitcom “Angie Tribeca ... Read More
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Video game adaptation 'Angry Birds Movie' can't quite find its wings

Video game adaptation 'Angry Birds Movie' can't quite find its wings

“THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE” — 2 stars — Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader; PG (rude humor and action); in general ... Read More
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'Castle' is done, so let's bring back 'Firefly'

'Castle' is done, so let's bring back 'Firefly'

“Castle” has been cancelled. The series, which follows the adventures of a novelist who hangs out with cops to solve crimes, has been a pleasant ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? 5 creepiest places in Russia

Have You Seen This? 5 creepiest places in Russia



RUSSIA, OF COURSE — I don't know why, but most of love to be scared. I pretend like I don't, but I do. I ... Read More
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A sequel sometimes takes decades to follow the original film

A sequel sometimes takes decades to follow the original film

Sequels do not always spring from ongoing franchises. While the follow-up flicks we most readily recognize are those that arrive a year or two after ... Read More
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‘Joy’ and a special edition of ‘American Sniper’ on Blu-ray

‘Joy’ and a special edition of ‘American Sniper’ on Blu-ray

Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for four Academy Awards in the past six years, and her latest, “Joy,” is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Also ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Rats in the kitchen

Have You Seen This? Rats in the kitchen



THE DISGUSTING REAL WORLD OF PIXAR — Sometimes, videos have the ability to just gross you out. Like, get-you-on-the-verge-of-dry-heaving gross. This doesn't happen all the ... Read More
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Even Bacon can't give 'The Darkness' any flavor

Even Bacon can't give 'The Darkness' any flavor

“THE DARKNESS” — 1½ stars — Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Jennifer Morrison; PG-13 (thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language); in ... Read More
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Vintage programs dominate this week’s TV shows on DVD

Vintage programs dominate this week’s TV shows on DVD

Bob Hope Christmas specials (it is May, right?), and full-season sets of “Have Gun — Will Travel” and “The Untouchables” have been released on DVD this ... Read More
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Netflix saves you from watching 160 hours of commercials a year, study shows

Netflix saves you from watching 160 hours of commercials a year, study shows

Finding a new show to watch is a major decision for avid TV viewers.
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Documentary follows the lives of recyclers in Oakland, California

Documentary follows the lives of recyclers in Oakland, California

Amir Soltani noticed people rummaging through the trash cans in West Oakland, California, when he moved there nine years ago. Every night, he heard the ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Famous ring tones on the piano

Have You Seen This? Famous ring tones on the piano



THE LAND OF RINGTONES — Famous composers throughout history have drawn upon their experiences and what moves them to orchestrate some of the most iconic and ... Read More
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'Captain America: Civil War' is a fun movie, but it also missed an opportunity

'Captain America: Civil War' is a fun movie, but it also missed an opportunity

For the most part, “Captain America: Civil War” is just as good as everyone says it is. However, there was one troublesome plot point that ... Read More
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Vintage movies from the 1930s through the ’90s on video this week

Vintage movies from the 1930s through the ’90s on video this week

More 1930s pre-Code Hollywood movies debut on DVD, along with new Blu-ray anniversary reissues of “Independence Day” and “Top Gun.”
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Unofficial holidays fill the calendar

Unofficial holidays fill the calendar

Do you know what day it is today? Or what day it is every day, for that matter?
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Touching 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' seeks for the divinity in mathematics

Touching 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' seeks for the divinity in mathematics

“THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY” — 3½ stars — Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam; PG-13 (thematic elements and smoking); in general release
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Have You Seen This? A selfie a day for 8 years

Have You Seen This? A selfie a day for 8 years

MONTREAL — There are very few habits that I’ve kept since I was a 12-year-old, aside from a proclivity for sleeping in and generally eating ... Read More
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Game review: Operation F.A.U.S.T. is a spirited pursuit for fine art full of bluffing and deduction

Game review: Operation F.A.U.S.T. is a spirited pursuit for fine art full of bluffing and deduction

The card game Operation F.A.U.S.T. (Fine Art Underground: Stolen Treasures) by Grey Fox Games puts players in the roles of art ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? 2-year-old boy falls in love with Snow White

Have You Seen This? 2-year-old boy falls in love with Snow White



THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DISNEY — As part of the man code I took years ago, I vowed I'd never cry. As a 16-year-old high ... Read More
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'Captain America: Civil War': Points for parents

'Captain America: Civil War': Points for parents

Points for parents
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Sophomore seasons of ‘Brokenwood Mysteries,’ ‘Last Ship’ on video

Sophomore seasons of ‘Brokenwood Mysteries,’ ‘Last Ship’ on video

A compelling murder-mystery series from New Zealand and a post-apocalyptic show set aboard a naval destroyer lead this week’s new TV programs on Blu-ray ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Beats by bulldog

Have You Seen This? Beats by bulldog



THE STUDIO — There is just something about bulldogs. I'm not sure what it is, but you see one and you immediately smile and want ... Read More
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Quiz: Which 'Star Wars' movie did these quotes come from?

Quiz: Which 'Star Wars' movie did these quotes come from?

IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY — After St. Patrick’s Day, there’s a lull in holiday festivities. There’s no tree to put up ... Read More
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Asking a critic to name his favorite movie is a loaded question

Asking a critic to name his favorite movie is a loaded question

“So, what's your favorite movie?” That’s a question that has come up quite often since I wrote my first Deseret News movie review ... Read More
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Marvel declares war on the summer movie season with excellent 'Captain America: Civil War'

Marvel declares war on the summer movie season with excellent 'Captain America: Civil War'

“CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR” — 3½ stars — Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle; PG-13 (extended sequences of violence, action ... Read More
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Creative 'April and the Extraordinary World' imagines a world powered by steam

Creative 'April and the Extraordinary World' imagines a world powered by steam

“APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD” — 3 stars — Voices of Marion Cotillard, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort; PG (action/peril including gunplay, some thematic elements and rude ... Read More
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Sci-fi, romance, horror among new movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Sci-fi, romance, horror among new movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

A sci-fi thriller, a character drama with echoes of the Holocaust, a sentimental romance and an odd horror yarn are among new movies on Blu-ray ... Read More
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Nintendo’s first mobile app is all about 'Mii'

Nintendo’s first mobile app is all about 'Mii'

Nintendo’s first foray into the world of mobile gaming is here, and it doesn’t feature Mario, Link or Donkey Kong. Instead, it’s ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? The Wowwowwow cat

Have You Seen This? The Wowwowwow cat



CATLANDIA — In the world of the Interwebs and Googler machines, every day is Caturday. Monday is Caturday, Tuesday is Caturday, March is Caturday. It's ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Speed finger painting

Have You Seen This? Speed finger painting

SPEEDVILLE — Some people do well in timed situations. I was one of those geeks who couldn’t wait for times table tests because my 8-year-old ... Read More
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'Ratchet & Clank': points for parents

'Ratchet & Clank': points for parents

Points for parents
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Game review: Talisman Harbinger and Cataclysm are 2 excellent game-changing expansions

Game review: Talisman Harbinger and Cataclysm are 2 excellent game-changing expansions

Talisman is a classic fantasy board game by Fantasy Flight Games with a strong fan following. Two to six players travel a fantasy realm trying ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Teen with no hands plays incredible piano piece

Have You Seen This? Teen with no hands plays incredible piano piece



AMAZING TOWN — All of us have had to overcome some challenges in our lives and it's very possible that many of you reading this ... Read More
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‘Hot in Cleveland’ is now on DVD in a full-series box set

‘Hot in Cleveland’ is now on DVD in a full-series box set

The popular TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” is now available in a series box set.
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Video game adaptation 'Ratchet & Clank' has merit, but can't compete with the big boys

Video game adaptation 'Ratchet & Clank' has merit, but can't compete with the big boys

“RATCHET & CLANK” — 2½ stars — Voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Sylvester Stallone; PG (action and some rude humor); in general release
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Sweet, insightful independent film ‘East Side Sushi’ on DVD this week

Sweet, insightful independent film ‘East Side Sushi’ on DVD this week

A gentle low-budget film leads new movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
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Five for Families: 'Jungle Book' live-action adaption of animated classic

Five for Families: 'Jungle Book' live-action adaption of animated classic

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
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18 of Cary Grant’s earliest films have been released in a new DVD box set

18 of Cary Grant’s earliest films have been released in a new DVD box set

A couple of my favorite old Hollywood stories are actually just quips that demonstrate the wit and charm of Cary Grant, the versatile leading man ... Read More
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'Mother's Day' means well but misses its mark

“MOTHER'S DAY” — 2 stars — Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis; PG-13 (language and some suggestive material); in general release
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Emma Stone to star in Disney’s ‘Cruella’; other live-action movies announced

Emma Stone to star in Disney’s ‘Cruella’; other live-action movies announced

HOLLYWOOD — Though rumors circulated in January, Disney has confirmed that American actress Emma Stone will star as the villain in the live-action adaptation of “101 ... Read More
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Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery is on Blu-ray and DVD

Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery is on Blu-ray and DVD

Agatha Christie’s biggest-selling novel, the oft-filmed “And Then There Were None,” has been made into a British TV miniseries, which is now on Blu-ray ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Massive Lego train set

Have You Seen This? Massive Lego train set



LEGOMANIA — So, I'm not totally sure what to say here other than this massive Lego train set is impressive. The thing has all sorts ... Read More
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Prince's 5 most iconic songs

Prince's 5 most iconic songs

THE MUSIC REALM — Whether you were a fan of Prince or not, his influence on music and culture has been ubiquitous and undeniable. For me ... Read More
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'The Huntsman: Winter's War': points for parents

'The Huntsman: Winter's War': points for parents

Points for parents
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