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'Z for Zachariah' struggles to deliver on its post-apocalyptic promise

“Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic morality tale. Its star-studded cast and compelling premise have made it one of the more buzz-worthy submissions to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. But unfortunately, the final product fails to realize its full potential.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


'Aloft' tackles the pain of healing

“Aloft,” currently being screened as part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is a film about healing.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


‘Mama’s Family,’ ‘Wonder Years’ episodes released on DVD this week

More of Vicki Lawrence’s favorite episodes of her vintage sitcom “Mama’s Family” and the second season of “The Wonder Years” have been released this week on DVD.

January 31, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Epic Resort game review: Build your own fantasy resort

Epic Resort is board game with a fresh and original theme. Players represent vacation resort owners trying to attract tourists and fantasy heroes to come and spend time and money. Players score victory points by providing rest to fantasy heroes — such as the paladin and barbarian — all the while upgrading and maintaining resort locations.

January 31, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


'American Sniper' lives up to hype

"American Sniper" was a film that originally was given a limited release in order to qualify it for awards consideration. It was widely released Jan. 16, and it caused quite a stir by having the biggest January opening weekend in history, grossing $89 million. I'm here to tell you that it was pretty much worth every bit of fanfare.

January 30, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Have You Seen This? A cat's advice on the big game



CATTINGTON — The big game is only a week away, and that means we’re about to get assaulted with clever ads that make us laugh, cry and sometimes a little of both.

January 29, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Super Bowl party at Thunder Run

Join other NFL fans to watch the Seahawks and Patriots battle in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday at Thunder Run in Club Stewart. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

January 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Movie night benefits Bark Park

The Bryan County Bark Park will hold a movie-night fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at The Ice Cream Stop near Publix on Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Series should've retired before 'Taken 3'

"Taken 3" has star Liam Neeson doing more of the same that we saw in the series' first two movies, and the result is less than satisfying.

January 16, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


2014's best includes outer space, wars

What does Ben Affleck searching for his missing wife; Tom Cruise as he lives, dies, repeats; Brad Pitt leading troops into war; and a group of Marvel Comics misfits all have in common?

January 09, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Stewart players to present Hitchcock take-off

Auditions will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday 10 for the Fort Stewart Community Theater's first production of "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play."

January 05, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Spend New Year's Eve on post

Welcome 2015 with friends and family during the New Year's Eve Bash at Thunder Run in Club Stewart from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'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


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Book review: 'The Bridge' is a refreshing visit with Cole and Hitch

"ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE BRIDGE," by Robert Knott, G.P. Putnam's Sons, $26.95, 320 pages (f)

February 11, 2015 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | Things to Do


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