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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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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


Spider-Man coming to the MCU: What that does and doesn't mean

It’s finally happened: Spider-Man will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

February 14, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


Visuals good in 'Jupiter Ascending;' story isn't

"Jupiter Ascending" is the latest film from the Wachowskis, the dynamic sibling duo who brought us the "Matrix" trilogy and the criminally underrated "Cloud Atlas." "Jupiter Ascending" is not nearly in the same league as those films, but it might be passable enough to become a guilty pleasure in the future. Or not.

February 13, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


The jury's still out on 'Better Call Saul'

In October 2013, I wrote a column about the AMC television series “Breaking Bad” that lamented the moral problems of rooting for the bad guy. Upon reading my column, my sister called me and took me to task. She insisted I was dead wrong about the show, and she asked how much of it I had watched. I told her I was only done with the first couple of seasons.

February 13, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


Worldwide ticket sales shake up Hollywood box office figures

At the end of December, the biggest film of 2014 was “Guardians of the Galaxy." But that changed during the first month of 2015 when a latecomer, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” climbed to the top.

February 13, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


A black and white Valentine's Day: classic movies about love

Love and laughter seem to go hand in hand, and these classic black-and-white films can make even the most hardhearted person chuckle about the funny things lovers go through.

February 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


New movies on video this week are led by ‘Alexander’s’ very bad day

A Disney family comedy leads new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

February 13, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Five for Families: ‘SpongeBob’ contains moral elements

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 13, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


Julianne Moore wrestles with Alzheimer's in powerful 'Still Alice'

“Still Alice” is not an easy film to watch, but it is a movie well worth seeing.

February 13, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


Great nerdy heroes from the movies

NERD TOWN — Last weekend welcomed the release of SpongeBob Squarepants’ second trip to the silver screen. The new movie, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” won at the box office with a No. 1 spot and an estimated $56 million. The movie offers up laughs and a hero in the form of a nerd.

February 13, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | 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


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