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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


'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


Why 'Project Almanac' is not the movie to see

If you plan on seeing “Project Almanac”, you will probably walk out of the theater wishing time-travel were real. Not because the movie inspires scientific greatness but simply because you’ll want your night back. Here are just a few reasons why the movie might not be the best choice at the box office.

February 05, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


Mythotopia: a strategic medieval fantasy board game

Mythotopia is reminiscent of the old Avalon Hill games of the 1980s and 1990s but with much better production values.

February 04, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Classic foreign films are new to Blu-ray and DVD this week

Classic foreign films from the 1980s lead an array of vintage titles in release on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

February 04, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Ewan McGregor portrays Christ and Satan in 'Last Days in the Desert'

Let’s get right to the point: Christian audiences are going to be wary of a Sundance film that features Ewan McGregor playing both Jesus Christ and Satan. Given the standard cinematic treatment of religion in general and Christians in particular, you can’t fault the devout for anticipating sacrilege, no matter how much they liked McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi.

February 03, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


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Game review: Cross Hares doesn't quite hit the target

Cross Hares: Testing Ground

February 22, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Things to Do


Syrinscape: auditory atmosphere for fantasy roleplaying games

The whole ethos of tabletop roleplaying games is to create an immersive environment that transports players to fantastic realms. A variety of player aids have been developed for games, such as Pathfinder, that now include a complete audio sound app.

February 22, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Paddle Georgia to be on Ogeechee

Register for this summer's Paddle Georgia trek at https://regonline.com/paddlega2015.

February 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Kingsman: The Secret Service' delivers

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is 2015's first memorable, enjoyable film.

February 20, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Oscar nominee ‘Theory of Everything’ leads new movies on Blu-ray, DVD

The biographical film about Stephen Hawking that is nominated for five Academy Awards leads this week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD.

February 20, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Can you match the movie to these popular quotes?

We’ve all endured that conversation where references fly over our heads like mathematical formulas in a Tracer Bullet plot.

February 20, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do


Time once again for another round of Oscar trivia

If you think of Meryl Streep as ancient and the oldest film you’ve ever seen is “Spider-Man,” this column probably isn’t for you.

February 19, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Little-known facts about the Oscars

Oscar night is almost upon us. And short of watching all the nominated films to be able to make reasonable arguments for why so-and-so was snubbed, what better way to get into the spirit than reading up on some of the fascinating, bizarre and little-known trivia from throughout Oscar history?

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' gets official synopsis, starts filming

THE BLACK PEARL — Captain Jack Sparrow is headed back to the theater at least one more time, and the fifth installment of the Disney franchise has begun filming and received an official synopsis.

February 19, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


A bevy of new DVD releases aimed at kids are in release

A 1960s sci-fi kids show with puppets arrived on DVD recently, along with quite a few animated programs.

February 18, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


'Digging for Fire' is an interesting portrait of an aging marriage

“Digging for Fire” is the latest from the director of last year’s “Happy Christmas.” Built around the exploits of a married couple somewhere in their 30s, it’s an interesting piece on adulthood, fidelity and taking a hard look at the paths we’re on in life.

February 15, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


5 classic romantic movies

In honor of the most romantic holiday of all, Valentine’s Day, we’ve complied a list of the greatest and most iconic romantic movies. Whether you’ve got a date this weekend or not, snuggle up with these classics and enjoy an evening full of love and romance.

February 15, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


‘Olive Kitteridge’ leads TV shows on DVD

The TV shows newly released on Blu-ray and DVD this week are led by the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge,” the fourth season of “Hart to Hart”, and “Greatest Heroes of the Bible.”

February 15, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Disappointing 'Seoul Searching' isn't what audiences are looking for

The Sundance press guide paints “Seoul Searching” as a loving tribute to ’80s pop culture and the films of John Hughes, and that affection is obvious. But the final product is far too flawed to do its inspiration justice.

February 15, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


'Jupiter Ascending' features a fuzzy plot

'Jupiter Ascending,' rated PG-13, 2 1/2 stars

February 15, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


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