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Doug's Take: 'Tomorrowland' not as good as hoped

When the word got out that Disney was producing a movie titled “Tomorrowland,” the speculation and anticipation started. So what was actually delivered? I’m still trying to figure... Read more »

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Vintage TV series dominate new DVD releases this week

A number of vintage television programs dominate new DVD releases this week, including complete-series sets of “The Saint” and “The Nanny.” Read more »

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Music in the air: Outdoor concerts getting underway around the state

Music ranging from country to pop to classical will fill outdoor venues across the state this summer. Outdoor summer festivals and concerts in Utah will be full-fledged beginning in June and... Read more »

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‘Jaws’ and other vintage revivals return to theater screens in June

"Jaws" and several other vintage favorites make their way to the big screen for June revivals. Read more »

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Bradley Cooper searches for redemption in moving 'Aloha'

Life is a mess. “Aloha” is a moving film about a man who is trying to decide whether to clean his up. Read more »

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'San Andreas' levels California with B-movie mayhem

“San Andreas” is a perfect B-movie distraction film. It’s the harmless second-tier ride you take at the amusement park while killing time between the headliners. Read more »

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'San Andreas': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "San Andreas." Read more »

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What is the most Hawaiian movie set in Hawaii? The answer might surprise you

Cameron Crowe's latest, "Aloha," has come under fire for its "whitewashed" portrayal of Hawaii, and it's just the latest in a long list of movies that misrepresent America's 50th state. So what... Read more »

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BYU Museum of Art acquires previously lost Carl Bloch painting

The BYU Museum of Art has acquired "The Mocking of Christ," a work by Danish painter Carl Bloch. The painting is on mahogany and depicts a soldier pushing a crown of thorns into Christ's head. Read more »

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Book review: Authors share photos, history of where the Pony Express crossed Utah

Patrick Hearty and Dr. Joseph Hatch have put together a pictorial history of the horseback couriers in “The Pony Express in Utah” as part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America... Read more »

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'Dancing,' 'Voice' on top as viewers got musical last week

Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Voice" tuned up to score five out of the 10 most-watched shows. Read more »

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Pathfinder Adventure card game review: Wrath of the Righteous

A fissure in the world of Golarion called the Worldwound has long been a challenge for the mortal world with attacks from Abyssal creatures. Wrath of the Righteous is a new card game in the... Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Abracada … What? is a family game of wizardly deduction

The game Abracada … What? by Z-Man Games has a lot going for it. It is easy to learn, lasts about 30 minutes, accommodates two to five players, and has a fun wizard and magic theme. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Book review: 'Forgotten Skills of Backyard Herbal Healing and Family Health' is a great intro into herbal world

With pictures, step by step instructions and easy to follow examples, "Forgotten Skills of Backyard Herbal Healing and Family Health' provides great instruction for anyone looking to advance in... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Broadway's box office and attendance figures hit records

Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Millcreek holding summer movie nights

The Millcreek Venture Out! team will kick off a season of music, movies and activities next month. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama

For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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The movies that will keep buzzing after the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hierarchy with strictly defined elevations of movies and media access, where films are met by high praise or lowly boos. And so there was a strange fittingness... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved,... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Clint Eastwood movies receive Blu-ray upgrades this week

Seven Clint Eastwood movies are in a Blu-ray box set released this week, and four of the films are making their hi-def debuts. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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About Utah: Reliving their great escape — from a movie seat

In 1990, against thought-to-be-impossible odds, eight Mormon missionaries fled a civil war in Liberia and lived to tell about it. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting Utah congressmen

A conservative group yanked television ads that were set to air Friday targeting U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart after the two Utah congressmen announced they share the group's view that a... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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