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'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Christmas classics cater to all tastes

Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.

December 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights this weekend

Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas decorations to delight children and adults alike during the Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Pengiuns...' never takes flight

"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.

December 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Tree lightings are Thursday, Friday

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


New 'Hunger Games' has sporadic action; good acting

The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.

November 28, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Holiday activities piling up

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:

November 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Turkey 'egg' hunt coming to post

Help find the eggs left by turkeys around Cypress Creek Adventure Golf on Dec. 1.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


'Nightcrawler' is a masterpiece

"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.

November 07, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Ricefest features parade, cook-off, music

The eighth annual Ricefest starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in downtown Riceboro.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Basketball bouncing into Stewart, Hunter

Turkey Trot

November 04, 2014 | | Things to Do


'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Halloween parties on post

Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


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Have You Seen This? Baby is new ‘Lord of the Dance’

ÉIRE — Unless you were living under a rock at the turn of the millenium, you are more than aware of Michael Flatley and his rise to fame with over-the-top productions centered around traditional Irish step dancing.

February 27, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Things to Do


'McFarland, USA' is a movie Disney should be proud of

"McFarland, USA" (rated PG) — 3 1/2 stars

February 27, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


The Great Snowball Battle: a snowball fight card game

The Great Snowball Battle, by Game Salute, is a simple, short and entertaining card game of throwing snowballs and running for cover.

February 26, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Oscar-winners ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Whiplash’ are on Blu-ray, DVD

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” is among 2014’s top 10 box-office hits and won the Academy Award last weekend for Best Animated Feature. This week, it was released on Blu-ray and DVD.

February 26, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Five for Families: ‘McFarland’ a ‘must-see’ family film

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

February 26, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


'Lazarus Effect' brings horror cliches back from the dead

Sometimes, the road to mediocrity is paved with good intentions.

February 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


There's no escaping 'Saturday Night Live'

Way back when, I grew up in lovely Calabasas, California, alongside such notables as Ricky Schroeder and Erik Menendez. (Thankfully, I got out before the Kardashians arrived.) If, by chance, you happen upon a copy of Calabasas High School’s 1986 yearbook, you’ll see a picture of my friend Aaron Priceman in a trenchcoat and sunglasses standing alongside yours truly dressed up as Ed Grimley.

February 26, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Things to Do


'The Lazarus Effect': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "The Lazarus Effect":

February 26, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Things to Do


'Risk' video game doesn't improve much on classic board game

The board game Risk: The Game of Global Domination has been around for a long, long time — almost 60 years, in fact — making it a bona fide classic in most people’s books. So it’s understandable that this electronic version of the game from “Assassin’s Creed” publisher Ubisoft, which is available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, doesn’t mess with the basic formula.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast’ Oscars make case for second Disney 'renaissance'

It’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when Disney Animation was on the verge of shutting down.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


Griddly Games: A review of 3 family board games

Griddly Games is a small family games publisher that lives by the mantras “This just isn’t play, it’s play time” and “games that get you going.” Griddly Games has won a variety of awards in the industry from Creative Child Magazine, the National Parenting Center and Dr. Toys Best Toys. Here are reviews for three games.

February 26, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


5 great movies about friendship

The noted author C.S. Lewis once said, “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” Truly, friendship makes life happier and more meaningful as Lewis wisely noted.

February 25, 2015 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Things to Do


Have You Seen This? Little Led Zeppelin



THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW — Led Zeppelin is an iconic band with unforgettable rhythms and face-melting solos. Many have tried to cover Zeppelin and many have failed, but a bunch of kids between the ages of 7 and 12 did a pretty solid job with three Zeppelin classics.

February 24, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


The winners and losers of the 2015 Academy Awards

LA LA LAND — The 87th Annual Academy Awards featured all the stars and drama we’ve come to expect over the years. Celebrities of all kinds made an appearance ranging from Lady Gaga to Julie Andrews. Those two actually shared the stage.

February 24, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


'The Duff': 3 points for parents

Information about the film "The Duff."

February 24, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Things to Do


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