Sequels, cartoons, superheroes — meet the new movies, same as the old movies.
E. James Harrison brings the oft-forgotten story of Simon of Cyrene to life in his novel based on Jesus Christ's final days. Read more »
The sitcom “Parks and Recreation” gets the complete-series box-set treatment this week on DVD. Read more »
The hockey documentary “Red Army” leads a mixed bag of new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »
Violence is the name of the game for PG-13 films aimed at kids, but how much is too much? Read more »
The most scientifically accurate portrayal of dinosaurs ever made when it was released in 1993, "Jurassic Park" has been left behind by recent discoveries in paleontology. Read more »
Universal's plans for a cinematic universe based on the Transformers franchise are starting to come together as it signs a few interesting names who will help develop the Transformers movies of... Read more »
“Rizzoli & Isles” keeps on rolling through season five, and “Justified” comes to an end with Season 6, both newly released on home video this week. Read more »
It's National Doughnut Day! To help you celebrate, we've gathered doughnut recipes and local shops for you to visit (and maybe get a free doughnut). Happy eating. Check out these 10 ways... Read more »
Movies released on Blu-ray and DVD this week are led by “McFarland, USA,” an uplifting sports story starring Kevin Costner. Read more »
A two-part 1966 episode of “Bonanza” about Mormons being persecuted in a small Nevada town makes its DVD debut this week. Read more »
A number of vintage television programs dominate new DVD releases this week, including complete-series sets of “The Saint” and “The Nanny.” Read more »
A collection of five John Wayne Westerns is on Blu-ray this week, including two films making their high-def debuts. Read more »
"Jaws" and several other vintage favorites make their way to the big screen for June revivals. Read more »
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 »
Episodes with Walter Matthau, Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson highlight the fourth season of the 1960s medical drama “Dr. Kildare,” which is now on DVD. Read more »
A number of movies previously available only on full-frame DVDs are being replaced by widescreen rereleases. Read more »
“American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated true story of the deadliest sniper in military history, has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »
Don Rickles’ “CPO Sharkey” sitcom and “The Colbys” are on DVD for the first time, along with reissues of “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Wild Wild... Read more »
Julianne Moore won her well-deserved Oscar for “Still Alice,” a story of Alzheimer’s on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »
The comedy “Hot Pursuit,” with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, is a failed comedy whose funniest moments come as bloopers under the end credits. Read more »
A collection of Frank Sinatra films on Blu-ray this week highlight a bevy of newly released vintage titles. Read more »
The comedy-drama TV series “Parenthood” is on DVD this week, along with several British programs. Read more »
There’s a running gag in the “Avengers” sequel about profanity, and it’s pretty funny until it ends on an obvious and unfortunate note. Read more »
Older stories can be found in the story archives
Disney-Pixar's new movie, "Inside Out," helped me remember why I should embrace sadness, not run from it. Read more »
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker have released a patriotic-themed music video of “Amazing Grace” just in time for the Fourth of July. Read more »
Sequels, cartoons, superheroes — meet the new movies, same as the old movies. Read more »
If we're reading just for pleasure, we're missing the larger point of literature. Read more »
"Captain Moroni's Command" offers a few valuable tactical insights on the Book of Mormon's war chapters by an expert in modern-day warfare and also includes maps by scholar John L. Sorenson. Read more »
Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins continues its 20-year legacy of providing memorable experiences for its patrons. Read more »
Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. He was 77. Read more »
Former University of Utah football starter Michael Richardson is unifying the seemingly separate worlds of football and musical theater as he stars in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and he... Read more »
Salt Lake Comic Con will continue its trademark battle with the long established San Diego Comic-Con in federal court. Read more »
A high school teacher has sparked debate over the place of the Bard and other dead white males in the common core. Read more »
From performances on the Hollywood Backlot Stage to private performances for Disneyland officials and a religious fireside in Corona, California, Vocal Point hopes to uplift and inspire many... Read more »
Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she's able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star. Read more »
Book review: 'Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave' is simultaneously heartbreaking, heartwarming
Two sisters abandoned by their father at a gas station embark on their journey home in "Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave." Quick thinking, well-laid plans and a lot of bravery make for an... Read more »
Book review: 'A Hero Rises: Moroni & the Battle for Manti' brings to life battles, characters from the Book of Mormon
A fictional tale of Captain Moroni and that offers insight into why Mormon said of him "...if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold the very powers of hell would... Read more »
The two-part TV miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” from the producers of “The Bible,” comes to DVD this week. Read more »
"Mania" is the third and final book in the Night Walkers series by J.R. Johansson. Parker and Jack must solve the puzzle their father left behind to win the war between the Night Walkers and the... Read more »
The Godfrey Clan, the family of Nitro Circus creator Gregg Godfrey, was featured on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night. Read more »
Utah author Jessica Day George puts a fantasy spin on the legacy of the Dracula family in her young adult novel “Silver in the Blood” set in Romania near the end of the 19th century. Read more »
A Hollywood studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and... Read more »
The off-center comedy-drama “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »
“Visions of Freedom” and “Signers of Liberty” have profiles of the 56 men who signed one of the documents that helped found the United States of America. Read more »
Magic doesn't just happen like, well, magic. Read more »
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