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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


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


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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


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