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Eddie Redmayne shines in charming, heartbreaking 'Theory of Everything'

It’s a love story and a tragedy, but it’s also brainy without being eggheaded.

Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's Frozen

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"Frozen" was released a year ago but its cultural presence is as powerful as ever. Disney has pulled out all the stops when it comes to merchandising as it leverages the mega-hit's popularity with... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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St. Louis region prepares for grand jury decision

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Christian funnyman Michael Jr. has unusual comedic philosophy

In the Bible, Jesus is quoted as having said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Clean comedian Michael Jr. has found that to be true. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Game review: Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical adventure

Fantasy Flight Games' Android: Netrunner is a two-player card game in which one player takes on the role of an evil corporation and the other a computer hacker, or runner. Set in a grim future, the... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Slim pickings among movies released on DVD, Blu-ray this week

The pickings are slim among movies released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, which include a disaster thriller and a raunchy sequel. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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'Hyrule Warriors' is a surprisingly fun button-masher for Zelda fans

An action-heavy spin-off from the main Zelda franchise should help fans pass the time until the next big Zelda game hits stores in 2015. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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'Christmas creep'? 'White Christmas' was guilty, but today's movies are not

Christmas creep, which refers to the holiday being hyped earlier each year, doesn’t seem to affect Hollywood’s yule-themed movies. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America"... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Cookbooks see growth, but slow to move to digital

A few years ago, Ken Hagemann was drawn to what he thought was the future of cookbooks. Lured by the ease and searchability promised by e-books and apps, he purged most of his old school volumes. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening

Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

For those who may not be as familiar with Suzanne Collins' book trilogy, here's what you need to know heading into the first leg of the two-part finale. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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'VeggieTales' spinoff debuts on Netflix Nov. 26

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation team up to premiere a new design and series for the VeggieTales cast. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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NBC scraps Cosby television project

NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a project involving the long-beloved comic as a sexual assault scandal... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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'Grinch' musical brings Christmas fun, Seuss-style

The Broadway touring production of "Grinch the Musical" is like walking through the pages of the Seuss classic. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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NBC drops Bill Cosby comedy project in wake of rape allegations

NBC has dropped the planned Bill Cosby comedy pilot in wake of increased allegations by several women who claimed that he raped and sexually assaulted them. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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FanX returns in January with 'Star Wars' star Carrie Fisher in lineup

Salt Lake Comic Con is planning a smaller, high-quality FanX event coming in January, with "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher among the first named guests. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Stephen Colbert to host 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year's Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Thai showings of Hunger Games banned by protest plan of military—imposed gov't

A cinema chain in Thailand's capital has canceled all screenings of the latest "The Hunger Games" movie after a student group planned a protest at a theater against the country's military coup.... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Tips for living: 5 ways to help children write thank you notes

Help your children understand the importance of handwriting thank you notes. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence: Privacy loss that accompanies stardom takes heavy toll

Jennifer Lawrence says she knew being a movie star would bring with it a certain loss of privacy. What she didn't know, she says, was the deep emotional and even physical toll it would take. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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