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'Tomorrowland' takes the top spot on a slow weekend at the box office

The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland."

'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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Batman ’66 stars to reprise roles for 50th anniversary movie

Holy 50th anniversary celebration, Batman! Adam West and Burt Ward are set to re-team for an animated Batman movie in 2016. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Book review: 'Dangerous Deception' introduces exciting plot that changes the Caster world

Ridley Duchannes is missing, and all leads point to a kidnapping by the dangerous and twisted Silas Ravenwood. Link and his friends race against time to save Ridley before Silas takes her away from... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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First Look: Pixar's 'Inside Out' leaves audience in tears

There wasn't a dry eye in the over 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the credits rolled following the first screening of Pixar's "Inside Out" at CinemaCon on Wednesday morning. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announces 2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup

Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announced the 2015 lineup of the Twilight Concert Series on Tuesday, including Death Cab for Cutie and Run the Jewels. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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'Freetown': 3 points for parents

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

April 8, 2015

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Shannon Hale shares lessons learned along the way to publishing third Princess Academy book

"Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters" is the third book in the series by Utah author Shannon Hale and follows Miri as she becomes a tutor for three royal sisters. "Princess Academy" was... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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