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Christmas classics cater to all tastes

Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.

December 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights this weekend

Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas decorations to delight children and adults alike during the Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Pengiuns...' never takes flight

"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.

December 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Tree lightings are Thursday, Friday

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


New 'Hunger Games' has sporadic action; good acting

The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.

November 28, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Holiday activities piling up

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:

November 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Turkey 'egg' hunt coming to post

Help find the eggs left by turkeys around Cypress Creek Adventure Golf on Dec. 1.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


'Nightcrawler' is a masterpiece

"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.

November 07, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Ricefest features parade, cook-off, music

The eighth annual Ricefest starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in downtown Riceboro.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Basketball bouncing into Stewart, Hunter

Turkey Trot

November 04, 2014 | | Things to Do


'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Halloween parties on post

Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Fury' is realistic war drama

"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.

October 24, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


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'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


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


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