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

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider.

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a dramedy about a high-school senior and his relationship with a leukemia-afflicted classmate, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on... Read more »

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Streamlined FanX event is a win for Salt Lake Comic Con

Utah's homegrown geek convention rolled out its second FanX event this week — a smaller, streamlined version of its previous record-shattering conventions. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Utahn Scott Mitchell weighs in one last time on the 'The Biggest Loser' finale

Utahn Scott Mitchell got on the Biggest Loser scale Thursday one last time during the finale of NBC's “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days.” Read more »

17 hours ago

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Book review: 'The Mime Order' is intelligent, immersive

"The Mime Order," Samantha Shannon's sophomore release, brings Paige back to a futuristic London and immerses the reader into a society full of danger, mistrust and more supernatural secrets. Read more »

17 hours ago

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Author of memoir 'Leaving Before The Rains Come' shares lessons of personal growth

Alexandra Fuller's latest work of nonfiction, "Leaving Before The Rains Come," is a story of personal prisons, how to get out of them and growing in all times of life. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Book review: Painful secret adds twist to latest Huckleberry Hill romance

Anna and Felty Helmuth are the most successful matchmakers in Amish Country, Wisconsin. But even their skills are challenged by a painful secret in "Huckleberry Spring" by Utah author Jennifer... Read more »

18 hours ago

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Book review: 'Searching for Super' features superheroes without superpowers

Being a superhero is extremely difficult without any superpowers, which is exactly why the Baileys are lying low for a while, or as they call it "hunkering down," in "Searching for Super" by Utah... Read more »

18 hours ago

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Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Read more »

19 hours ago

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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and... Read more »

19 hours ago

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Cumberbatch, Fry, others urge UK to pardon convicted gay men

Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Read more »

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

Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp by Victory Point Games is a solo board game. The theme is timely. A deadly virus has broken out in the United States. The single player is the director of the... Read more »

yesterday

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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 this worker-placement-style game, players take the roles of enterprising mining companies looking to... Read more »

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Versailles: a strategic palace building board game

In the game Versailles, 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... Read more »

yesterday

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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... Read more »

yesterday

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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. Read more »

yesterday

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Epic Resort game review: Build your own fantasy resort

Epic Resort is board game with a fresh and original theme. Players represent vacation resort owners trying to attract tourists and fantasy heroes to come and spend time and money. Read more »

yesterday

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Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

Australia's largest newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. Read more »

yesterday

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Internationally known violist to perform with Gifted Music School

Students at the Gifted Music School will perform their winter concert with internationally known violist Roberto Diaz, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Read more »

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‘Mama’s Family,’ ‘Wonder Years’ episodes released on DVD this week

Episode collections of the vintage sitcoms “Mama’s Family” and “The Wonder Years” have been released on DVD this week. Read more »

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Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge... Read more »

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Officers from various jurisdictions help Park City police during Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival brings in film industry insiders from all over the world, and the population of Park City explodes, along with the number of calls to police. Read more »

yesterday

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Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights

Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations

Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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