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'Tomorrowland' is a violent take on the line between utopia, catastrophe

“Tomorrowland” is inspired by Walt Disney’s utopian vision of the future.

'King of the Blues' B.B. King dead at 89 at home in Vegas

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Rise of Netflix met warily at Cannes Film Festival

In Netflix's first official visit to the Cannes Film Festival, the streaming service's ambitions have been met warily at the Cote d'Azure cinema capital, a 68-year-old movie palace reverential to... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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'Pitch Perfect 2': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Pitch Perfect 2." Read more »

May 15, 2015

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'Dior and I' showcases the ordinary people behind fashion's flashy facade

"Dior and I" is a very human portrayal of an exotic industry, and an honest portrait of an accomplished man confronting serious stress with the help of a dedicated team. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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'Far from the Madding Crowd': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Far from the Madding Crowd." Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Pete Escovedo and Latin Jazz Band will close out 2014-15 Jazz SLC series

Pete Escovedo, musician, composer and the guardian of Latin jazz, will perform for the first time in Salt Lake City. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Lazy 'Pitch Perfect 2' is a snarky sour note for a conflicted franchise

“Pitch Perfect 2” isn’t as sneaky as its predecessor, but in spite of some funny moments, the franchise is still struggling to find the harmony between self-parody and sincerity. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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'Far From the Madding Crowd' buries a soap opera story under gorgeous cinematography and excellent acting

Based on Thomas Hardy's Victorian-era novel, "Far From the Madding Crowd" tells the story of a wealthy woman who juggles three suitors as she struggles to run an inherited farm. Think of it as a... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Doug's Take: 'Hot Pursuit' is a waste of talented cast

When you have this kind of talent and these results, it’s disappointing. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winner ‘Still Alice’ on Blu-ray, DVD

Julianne Moore won her well-deserved Oscar for “Still Alice,” a story of Alzheimer’s on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Castle Panic: Dark Titan is a tough but fun game

Now the Castle Panic series adds the Dark Titan expansion, introducing the Dark Titan Agranok, the toughest enemy to date. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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'Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption' packs a comic punch

The contemporary cartoon lineup on cable networks is packed with sharp-witted animated series featuring humor that reaches multiple age groups. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘Sandlot’ is a nostalgic look at youth

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 »

May 14, 2015

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Duchovny talks new record, his feelings on 'X-Files' script

Whether you remember him as FBI agent Mulder from "The X-Files" or the womanizing novelist Hank Moody on "Californication," David Duchovny wants you to know him as something else: The 54-year old... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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D'oh! Is 'The Simpsons' parting company with Harry Shearer?

An escalating contract dispute suggests that Harry Shearer may be exiting "The Simpsons," where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon series debuted in 1989. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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David Letterman on retirement: It's time, but he's torn

You don't think of David Letterman as a stop-and-smell-the-flowers type, but here he is, at a major turning point yet savoring his chocolate milkshake. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Tying up a few loose ends as 'Mad Men' comes to an end

"Mad Men" is nearing its end with grace and assurance as its characters already are scattering from view. After seven seasons barnstorming a long-ago decade, the series feels like it's coming in... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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CBS cancels 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'

CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to "Supergirl," an unusual genre show for the network. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a socially-minded tone

The Cannes Film Festival unrolled its red carpet with a socially minded French drama on Wednesday as the usually glitzy festival began on a more serious note after January's terror attacks in Paris. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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What's New: 'Understanding the Apocrypha' is an excellent resource

The Apocrypha is a collection of writings that were not a part of the original Hebrew bible. Jared W. Ludlow, a professor of ancient scripture at BYU, recently released audio CD... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Cookbook review: 'Backyard Dutch Oven Cooking' brings championship tastes home

"Backyard Dutch Oven Cooking" is Bruce Tracy's second book that explores the possibilities available when using a Dutch oven for cooking. This book shows how a Dutch oven can be used almost... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Cookbook review: 'Sweet Cast Iron Creations' shows how to make mouthwatering Dutch oven desserts

Two-time International Dutch Oven Society World Championship Cook-off winner Doug Martin provides the tips and tricks to make dessert standards like peach cobbler, apple pie and his own... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Four award-winning games from Out of the Box Publishing

Out of the Box Publishing's vision is to inspire and connect families and friends around the world with exceptional and engaging games. This is a review of four of their award-winning games. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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ABC sets 10 new series for next season; Muppets on board

ABC is adding a fourth drama next season from its favorite producer, Shonda Rhimes, and bringing the Muppets to prime time in a series with both adult and kid appeal, the network said Tuesday. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Cannes chief seeks sun, more female directors, fewer selfies

As the Cannes Film Festival gets set to open, two trends seem clear: The women are coming — and the selfies are going. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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