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Have You Seen This? Mascot is having a rough day



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

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

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 ... Read More
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Messy 'Bye Bye Man' just doesn't deliver the frights

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 ... Read More
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3 early Jerry Seinfeld appearances with Johnny Carson are on DVD

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.
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Don’t call ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ a prequel … even if it is

Don’t call ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ a prequel … even if it is

A few months ago, in keeping with this column’s prime directive, which is to address the pressing, hot-button issues on my beat — and that ... Read More
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How Disney is finally making Lucas’ early vision for Star Wars a reality

How Disney is finally making Lucas’ early vision for Star Wars a reality

With two Disney-produced Star Wars movies already released now — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 and last month’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? The best cat commercial of all time

Have You Seen This? The best cat commercial of all time

THE CAT KINGDOM — We always want to know what commercials are going to premiere during the Super Bowl.
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Rachel Weisz shines in ‘Denial,’ a post-Holocaust story, on Blu-ray, DVD

Rachel Weisz shines in ‘Denial,’ a post-Holocaust story, on Blu-ray, DVD

One of 2016's best movies, “Denial,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
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Vintage Red Skelton shows in color are on DVD this week

Vintage Red Skelton shows in color are on DVD this week

Fans of Red Skelton will be pleased to see 12 episodes of his color shows making their DVD debut this week.
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I hope Mariah Carey has a comeback

I hope Mariah Carey has a comeback

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance.
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'Hidden Figures' is a fun celebration of NASA's unsung space race heroes

'Hidden Figures' is a fun celebration of NASA's unsung space race heroes

“HIDDEN FIGURES” — 3 stars — Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst; PG (thematic elements and some language); in general release
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'A Monster Calls' explores mortality with a skillful blend of fantasy and grim reality

'A Monster Calls' explores mortality with a skillful blend of fantasy and grim reality

“A MONSTER CALLS — 3 1/2 stars — Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, voice of Liam Neeson; PG-13 (thematic content and some scary images); in ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Jet-powered snowboard

Have You Seen This? Jet-powered snowboard



THE WORKSHOP — OK, first things first here. This is not an actual jet-powered snowboard, it's powered by fans, but let's be honest, if ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Domino bricks are mesmerizing

Have You Seen This? Domino bricks are mesmerizing



THE JOB SITE — Sometimes there are efficient ways to do your job. Sometimes there are cool ways to do your job. And sometimes there are ... Read More
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2017 family movie preview

2017 family movie preview

As 2016 winds to an end, movie fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. Not only did they manage to survive one of the ... Read More
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Swedish comedy-drama ‘A Man Called Ove’ is on Blu-ray, DVD

Swedish comedy-drama ‘A Man Called Ove’ is on Blu-ray, DVD

The highlight of this week’s new DVD/Blu-ray releases is “A Man Called Ove,” an off-kilter Swedish drama with heart.
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Have You Seen This? Free climber flies up cliff with no rope

Have You Seen This? Free climber flies up cliff with no rope



BONKERS TOWN — I have made it known that I'm basically a coward. The most daring thing I've ever done is look down the ... Read More
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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is on track to be the year’s No. 1 hit

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is on track to be the year’s No. 1 hit

You may recall that last year’s No. 1 movie (for both domestic and worldwide box-office earnings) was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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Washington and Davis' acting clinic takes powerful 'Fences' from stage to screen

Washington and Davis' acting clinic takes powerful 'Fences' from stage to screen

“FENCES” — 3½ stars — Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo; PG-13 (thematic elements, language and some suggestive references); in general release
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Gorgeous 'Lion' highlights a heartbreaking and inspiring clash between two worlds

Gorgeous 'Lion' highlights a heartbreaking and inspiring clash between two worlds

“LION” — 3½ stars — Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Priyanka Bose; PG-13 (thematic material and some sensuality); in general release
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'Rogue One' is what the prequels should have been

'Rogue One' is what the prequels should have been

Back in the day, when “A New Hope” was called “Star Wars” and the only other released video of that galaxy far, far away came ... Read More
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3 new PBS documentaries lead TV shows on DVD this week

3 new PBS documentaries lead TV shows on DVD this week

PBS documentaries about giraffes, early civilizations and early man lead television programs on DVD this week.
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Impressive effects and quality actors can't save muddled 'Assassin's Creed'

Impressive effects and quality actors can't save muddled 'Assassin's Creed'

“ASSASSIN'S CREED” — 2 stars — Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Ariane Labed; PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, thematic elements and brief strong ... Read More
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‘Sully,’ ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Greatest,’ ‘Bridget Jones 3’ on Blu-ray, DVD

‘Sully,’ ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Greatest,’ ‘Bridget Jones 3’ on Blu-ray, DVD

The Golden Globes ignored “Sully,” and perhaps the Academy Awards will too, but from this corner it’s one of the year’s best movies ... Read More
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What parents should know about 'Assassin's Creed'

What parents should know about 'Assassin's Creed'

THE ANIMUS — I know how it is— you are busy with work and last-minute Christmas shopping, your kids are out of school and begging to ... Read More
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Animated 'Sing' believes more is more, when less would have been better

Animated 'Sing' believes more is more, when less would have been better

“SING” — 2½ stars — Voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton; PG (some rude humor and mild peril); in general release
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'Passengers' hints at Kubrick but eventually goes full Hollywood

'Passengers' hints at Kubrick but eventually goes full Hollywood

“PASSENGERS” — 2½ stars — Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia; PG-13 (sexuality, nudity and action/peril); in general release
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Have You Seen This? Hooray for the jumbotron kid

Have You Seen This? Hooray for the jumbotron kid



THE STADIUM — Whether you admit it or not, a life goal of yours is to show up on the jumbotron at a sporting event.
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Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game play test underway

Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game play test underway

This past August, the Deseret News announced the open play test for a new roleplaying game based on the Star Trek Universe, Star Trek Adventures ... Read More
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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" adds depth, context to the Star Wars universe

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" adds depth, context to the Star Wars universe

FAR FAR AWAY — For the last two years, I have been marking time by when a new Star Wars movie is released.
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This year’s World Series is on Blu-ray for Chicago Cubs fans

This year’s World Series is on Blu-ray for Chicago Cubs fans

Here’s a shout-out for Chicago Cubs fans — Major League Baseball has released the entire 2016 World Series on Blu-ray.
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Harry Potter stage story is worth the trouble

Harry Potter stage story is worth the trouble

LONDON — J.K. Rowling has made it perfectly clear in interviews and on her website that she wants no one to spill the secrets in ... Read More
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Meryl Streep’s latest acting triumph is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Meryl Streep’s latest acting triumph is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Meryl Streep’s most recent acting triumph is the film “Florence Foster Jenkins,” now on Blu-ray and DVD.
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Have You Seen This? Catching your flight in style

Have You Seen This? Catching your flight in style



THE AIRPORT — Almost all of us have been there; we show up at the airport way too late because we always underestimate traffic and always ... Read More
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