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Doug's Take: 'Insurgent' is a compelling story complete with surprises

I haven’t read the books in Veronica Roth's Divergent series, but so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the films.

‘MST3K’ skewers turkeys, 5 vintage titles debut on DVD, Blu-ray

Four vintage movies are roasted by “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and five other titles make their DVD/Blu-ray debuts. Read more »

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Cross-cultural 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' traces a misguided journey of destiny

On paper, "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" has the potential to be an oddball comedy. Instead, “Kumiko” takes its oddness very seriously, leaving the audience slightly bemused. Read more »

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'Home': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Home." Read more »

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'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year. Read more »

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Jazz SLC spring concert brings Kenny Barron to the stage

A trio of legendary jazz musicians — Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash and George Mraz — light up the Capitol Theatre in an electric performance. Read more »

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‘Into the Woods,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ ‘Unbroken’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Recent hit movies — “Into the Woods,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “Unbroken” — lead new movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Read more »

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'Pathfinder' fantasy roleplaying adventure is fun, exciting

Many role-playing games have come and gone over the years and some might argue their prime has past. But "Pathfinder" is a fantasy RPG published by Paizo Publishing that continues to increase in... Read more »

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What accounts for the cinematic generation gap?

Time and technology have changed the way we tell and receive visual stories. Read more »

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Five for Families: ‘Babe’ teaches viewers to love others

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features Department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

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Art exhibition highlights differences in collections of LDS Church, state of Utah

In collaboration with the LDS Church History Museum and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, "Church vs. State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis" offers visitors insight into how art embodies... Read more »

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Big-screen classics in April include ‘The Sound of Music,’ film noirs

Lots of classic films will play in a variety of theatrical venues throughout April, including the 50th anniversary presentation of “The Sound of Music.” Read more »

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'The Lion King' booked for Eccles Theater in spring 2017

"The Lion King" has been booked for the George S. and DorÉ Eccles Theater in spring 2017, officials announced Thursday morning. The theater, under construction at 151 S. Main in Salt Lake... Read more »

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'The Weegee Guide to New York' shows mid-20th century city

A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards. Read more »

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Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Theater review: A lot to love in Pioneer Theatre Company’s ‘I Hate Hamlet’

There are sparkling performances to savor in Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of “I Hate Hamlet," which offers affectionate amusement for grown-up theatergoers in search of an... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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BYU graduates work with Al Fox, Connor O'Leary, Elaine Bradley to create inspiring children's books

Ben Ehlert and Mitchell Stevens have created a crowdsourcing model for children's book publishing that helps anyone become an author. In March, they announced collaborations with Al Fox, Connor... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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'Insurgent' seizes top spot; 'The Gunman' misfires

Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent." Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Doug's Take: Disney makes 'Cinderella' story worth telling again

The Walt Disney Company is 2-for-2 this movie season, first with the underdog cross-country film “McFarland, USA,” starring Kevin Costner, and now with “Cinderella.” Read more »

March 22, 2015

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'United' through music: Members of various faiths to perform in annual Salt Lake Interfaith Musical Tribute

Praises will be sung, danced, drummed, prayed and chanted at Sunday’s Interfaith Musical Tribute as members from different faiths perform sacred music from their traditions at the Salt Lake... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Book review: 'Letters to My Future Husband' is a lively adventure with a delightful twist

After a lifetime of writing letters to her future husband, Sophie just wants to find him in the novel "Letters to My Future Husband" by Lisa McKendrick. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Utah Symphony to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Orchestral Suite from Wagner's 'Ring Cycle'

Guest pianist Ingrid Fliter and guest conductor Jun MÄrkl will join the Utah Symphony for performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Wagner's "Ring Cycle" March 27-28. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Book review: 'The Lazarus Game' takes readers on a dangerous adventure in cyberspace

Carter Chance is a genius and wants to impress the beautiful Sidney Locke. But first he must figure out how to defeat both the Russian Mafia and the new video game that is making everyone in his... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Book review: 'Madness in Solidar' moves Imager Portfolio series ahead significantly

"Madness in Solidar" is the ninth installment of the Imager Portfolio by Cedar City resident L.E. Modesitt Jr. and moves the story of the Imagers in Solidar forward 400 years. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Book review: 'Loving Helen' shares historical romance filled with surprises

Falling in love was easier than expected for Helen. And that's the problem. To save her sister, Grace, she'll have to throw herself into the longed-for relationship that she knows can never happen... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March head up vintage movies new to DVD

Humphrey Bogart’s final film as a gangster as well as a pair of Fredric March oldies lead these newly released vintage titles, some on DVD for the first time. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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