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Cardboard boat regatta on horizon

Sign-up for the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Tominac Fitness Center Pool on Hunter at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

February 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Valentine's Day on Stewart/Hunter

CYSS-registered youth are invited to the Youth Activity Center for a night games, refreshments and dejay-prompted dancing from 7-10 Friday. There's no charge. Register by Thursday. Bring your date and enjoy a safe night. For more information, call 767-4491.

February 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.":

February 08, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


'Last Days in the Desert' explores Jesus' final trials in the wilderness

Portraying Jesus on film continues to be a delicate endeavor for filmmakers.

February 08, 2015 | Travis Poppleton Deseret News | Things to Do


'Jupiter Ascending': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Jupiter Ascending."

February 08, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


‘Bob Newhart Show’ final seasons arrive on DVD

Seasons five and six of “The Bob Newhart Show” — Newhart’s seminal 1970s sitcom — have arrived on DVD this week.

February 08, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


'Mortdecai' continues actor's downward spiral

Over the last couple of years, Johnny Depp's track record has been less than stellar.

February 06, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


3 female role models from film

People, particularly young and impressionable children, see messages in the media, often looking to TV and movie stars for guidance on how to act as a man or a woman. Here are three strong female characters that fathers and mothers can be comfortable with their daughters emulating.

February 06, 2015 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Things to Do


Possibly the best Kickstarter video ever

KICKSTARTINGDOM — It seems like everything has a Kickstarter page these days. Whether it’s raising money for your neighbor’s cat to get a holiday sweater or so a guy named Dave can get a chalupa, these pages are everywhere. All of these videos also seem to come with boring, bland and somewhat irritating videos.

February 06, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Predictable 'Seventh Son' pits Jeff Bridges vs. Julianne Moore

Certain actors carry enough weight to make weak movies watchable. Think Christopher Walken in “The Rundown,” Gene Hackman in “Runaway Jury” or Liam Neeson in most anything he’s done since “Taken.”

February 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


5 movies to watch during Black History Month

February might be more strongly associated by some with Valentine’s Day (aka Singles Awareness Day), but the entire month is also dedicated to celebrating black history. Luckily, there is no shortage of great cinema involving African-American culture, struggles and accomplishments. From classics such as “Glory” and “Roots” to less obvious fare like “In the Heat of the Night,” there is something for every taste.

February 06, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


'Project Almanac' and its shaky cam are visually exhausting

'Project Almanac' (rated PG-13), 2½ stars

February 06, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


The Super Bowl commercials were a mixed bag

I married a woman from Port Angeles, Washington, and we are consequently raising five diehard Seattle Seahawks fans, who have made it much harder for me to ignore the football game taking place between the Super Bowl commercials these past two years.

February 06, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


'SpongeBob Out of Water' is a wacky comic ride

It’s been over a decade since a talking yellow sponge made the leap from television to the big screen in 2004’s “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.” Usually a delay that long isn’t a good sign for a sequel, but fans of this zany Nickelodeon cartoon can rest assured: Your hero may still be underwater, but he's not watered down.

February 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


Muddled 'Jupiter Ascending' wasn't worth the wait

It’s never a good sign when a movie gets its release date pushed back. Unfortunately, “Jupiter Ascending,” a film originally slated for last summer, is not the exception to that rule.

February 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


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‘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


Violent 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is not for everyone

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" (rated R) — 3 stars

February 24, 2015 | Douglas Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


Five for Families: 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman's' humor likely to appeal to parents, children

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 24, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


'McFarland, USA': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "McFarland, USA."

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


'The DUFF' is a blunt take on life as a modern teen

If you’re still in high school, “The DUFF” may help you feel like you just might survive.

February 23, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


Cardboard boats race Saturday

Join the fun at the Cardboard Boat Regatta at Tominac Fitness Center pool on Hunter at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. There's no charge.

February 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


FoxMind Games: 4 games for all ages

FoxMind is an award-winning company that offers games that are easy to learn, quick to play, smart and fun. Created in 2000, the company won the Game of the Year award in France with one of its first games, Squad 7. Here are four reviews of FoxMind games:

February 23, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Have You Seen This? Disney shadows



DISNEYLANDISH — Marketers have the uncanny ability of manipulating us into serious emotional responses with their commercials and events, and Disney may have the best marketing team on the planet.

February 23, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


And the Oscar goes to: Common themes from a varied list of Best Picture nominees

The films nominated for top honors at the 87th annual Academy Awards (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. MST, ABC) deal with everything from parenting, maturation and artistry to war, invention and social justice.

February 22, 2015 | Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret News | Things to Do


Japanese ‘Power Rangers’ inspiration ‘Zyuranger’ comes to DVD

Fans of the hugely popular American-produced “Power Rangers” franchise have been clamoring for years to see a stateside DVD of the Japanese TV program that inspired it — and it’s finally been released this week.

February 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


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