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Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas set to compete on 30th season of 'Survivor'

Sierra Dawn Thomas, 27, a professional barrel racer who calls Roy home, is a castaway on “Survivor.”

Spirit Awards now more than indie appetizer to Oscars

The blur between the Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards — set a day apart on different sides of Los Angeles, with distinctly different dress codes — is nearly complete. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Japanese ‘Power Rangers’ inspiration ‘Zyuranger’ is on DVD this week

The Japanese superhero television program, “Super Sentai Zyuranger," which led to the “Power Rangers” franchise, makes its U.S. DVD debut this week. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Game review: Cross Hares doesn't quite hit the target

Cross Hares: Testing Ground, from 1A Games, is a roll-and-move trail game in which players take on the roles of warrior rabbits. Spells of Doom, from Drawlab Entertainment, is a tactical skirmish... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Game review: Imperial Assault is Star Wars in a box

Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a new big box game that offers a story-driven campaign game for two to five players. It also boasts a two-player skirmish game. The game is... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Game review: The Battle at Kemble's Cascade brings '80s arcade games to the table

Z-Man Games' The Battle at Kemble's Cascade is a scrolling shooter board game that emulates arcade games from the 1980s. Players navigate their spaceship through asteroids, hostile enemies, and... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Game review: A House Divided, Rise of Empires offer epic adventures

A House Divided, from Mayfair Games, is an easy to play and learn strategic war game set in the U.S. Civil War. Rise of Empires, also from Mayfair Games, is a game where players compete to build... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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'McFarland, USA': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "McFarland, USA." Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Doug's take:: Violent 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is not for everyone

“Kingsman: The Secret Service" definitely falls into the "very guilty pleasure" category. This film is a frenzy of violence. But as the blood drips away and the bodies hit the floor, a... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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'The Duff': 3 points for parents

Information about the film "The Duff." Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman's' humor likely to appeal to parents, children

Here are five movies from various platforms that 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 »

Feb. 20, 2015

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'The DUFF' is a blunt take on life as a modern teen

If you’re still in high school, “The DUFF” will make you feel like you might survive. If you’ve graduated high school, “The DUFF” will make you glad you never,... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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BYU graduate, Utah native has documentary up for an Oscar

"White Earth," a short documentary directed by Utahn J. Christian Jensen, has been nominated for an Academy Award. The 20-minute film explores the booming oil town of White Earth, North Dakota,... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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'The Night Shift' hopes diversity keeps enticing TV viewers

Last summer's surprise NBC hit "The Night Shift" returns for a second season Monday, and producers hope its diverse cast will keep viewers coming back. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Kevin Costner coaches cross-country in heartwarming 'McFarland, USA'

On the surface, “McFarland, USA” feels about as original as another repackaged Beatles’ greatest hits album. And yet, “McFarland” carries an undeniable appeal. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Stacey Kent returns to Jazz SLC series

Jazz vocalist Stacey Kent returns to Salt Lake City on Feb. 23 at the Capitol Theatre for the first leg of her 2015 world tour. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Oscar nominee ‘Theory of Everything’ leads new movies on Blu-ray, DVD

The Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything” leads new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Bugs hamper the fun in ‘LittleBigPlanet 3’

The LittleBigPlanet games have established themselves as some of the best all-ages games out there, on any console. But major technical issues keep this installment from being the easy... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Time once again for another round of Oscar trivia

The 87th Oscar telecast is Sunday night, so here are some bits of historical trivia to get you in the mood. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong'o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress in "12 Years a Slave," gave a speech about what she called "dark beauty." Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Summer grains great for any season

This restaurant-inspired medley is created in one large saucepan. It is a great side or main dish. For the cook who wants to break out of the basic rice circle, this will impress family and friends... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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A dish to help celebrate Chinese New Year

This year, Feb. 19 marks the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Ram. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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'Modern Family' to air episode that takes place only online

How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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PTC expertly executes unsettling ‘Crucible’

Directed by PTC’s former artistic director, Charles Morey, this admirable staging of Arthur Miller's classic “The Crucible” both entertains and explores a broad range of themes in... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015

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Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw. Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015

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'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "You Don't Own Me," died... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015

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