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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


As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, what are movies communicating about love, relationships?

It's a movie about contractual sexual torture, and it's coming to a theater near you in time for Valentine's Day.

February 12, 2015 | Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


4 of the best romantic comedy couples

ROMANCEVILLE — With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a safe bet that romantic comedies will dominate on movie and TV screens. We all know the predictable boy meets girl plot, so what sets a rom-com apart? It’s chemistry, and here are four couples that have it repeatedly.

February 12, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


Spider-Man will finally join the Avengers on the big screen

News about Spider-Man finally joining his fellow mighty Marvel superheroes on the big screen is getting fans excited.

February 12, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do


4 best comic book adaptations

In an official press release, Marvel and Sony announced that they will be collaborating on future Spider-Man projects and that Spider-Man will appear in other Marvel films in some capacity. With this news, here are my four top picks of comic books turned into films.

February 12, 2015 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Things to Do


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


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


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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


Oscar-nominated 'Song of the Sea' animates Irish-Scottish legend

A lot of eyebrows raised last month when “The Lego Movie” failed to make the short list of films nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. It’s hard to find an animated movie from 2014 that had more of an impact, but somehow the celebrated homage didn’t make the cut.

February 14, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


Family movies highlight an array of vintage titles on video this week

A pair of TV movies aimed at families, a golden oldie that should please jazz buffs, a reissue of Disney’s animated classic “101 Dalmatians” and a “Peanuts” theatrical feature arrive on home video this week.

February 14, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


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