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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


Versailles: a strategic palace building board game

In the game Versailles by NSKN Games and legendary designer Andrei Novac, King Louis XIV of France hires two to five players as architects and craftsmen to build him a fabulous palace. Whoever can contribute the most ornate, well-built segments of the palace will win.

February 03, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp: A solo game about defeating a deadly virus

Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp by Victory Point Games is a game for one person ripped from the headlines of a modern-day newspaper. A deadly virus has broken out in the United States because a man visiting the Congo carries it into the United States. As he shows symptoms and collapses, he is taken to a local hospital and placed in an isolation wing. Doctors discover that he has a highly contagious virus that is resistant to all current antitodes. This could be the end of humanity.

February 03, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Onward to Venus: A board game of planetary conquest and exploration

Based on the Doctor Grordbort graphic novels, the board game Onward to Venus is a game about colonizing the solar system by building a powerful army and seizing exciting opportunities at the right time. Build factories and mines to dominate planets; hunt exotic, big game around the solar system; solve planetary crisis or take advantage of planetary tensions to win victory points.

February 03, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Quirky 'Don Verdean' muses on the nature of religious faith

Directed by Jared Hess and co-written with his wife Jerusha, “Don Verdean” is a lighthearted poke at the world of biblical archaeology, a field Hess describes as an amusing “fringe” element of mainstream Christianity.

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


Frisbee league forming on post

Registration begins Feb. 9 for companies that want to find out if their Frisbee team is the best on Fort Stewart.

February 02, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Pay Dirt is an immersive board game about modern-day gold mining

The board game Pay Dirt is about the gritty and competitive world of modern-day gold mining in frigid Alaska. In this worker-placement-style game, players take the roles of enterprising mining companies looking to refine the most efficient process for gold discovery. Hire the best employees, buy the best equipment and manage through the hardships that will inevitably come to hit pay dirt and win.

February 02, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Netflix adding nearly 50 titles and dropping 40 in February

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — It’s the end of another month, which means Netflix is about to get rid of a number of titles as well as add some to its streaming library.

February 01, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Quirky 'Strongest Man' focuses on the meaning of little lives

Late in “The Strongest Man,” the film’s protagonist reflects on what he calls his “little life.” The expression tells us a lot about the character, and a lot about the film.

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


Enjoyable 'Chuck Norris' is a powerful reminder of simple freedoms

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a film is by sharing it with someone who is seeing it for the first time.

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


Harmless 'Project Almanac' is Time Travel 101

Your enjoyment of “Project Almanac” hinges on two key questions:

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


Five for Families: 'Big Hero 6' filled with positive values

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features department and OK.com.

January 31, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


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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


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


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