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'Do the scary thing first, and get scared later': 34 quotes by Lemony Snicket

In celebration of the Lemony Snicket's birthday, here are 34 of the best quotes from some of his works.

'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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‘Olive Kitteridge,’ ‘Hart to Hart’ and a Bible series are on DVD this week

The HBO dramatic miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, and other TV shows in release include “Hart to Hart” and the locally filmed “Greatest... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Book review: 'The Rules in Rome' a suspenseful WWII-era spy novel

Set in German-occupied Rome during World War II, "The Rules in Rome" is an interesting tale of espionage, danger and romance and follows a pair of spies behind enemy lines. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Book review: ‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’ is a charming tale about second chances

Gabrielle Zevin’s book “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” tells how a small child opens a reclusive man’s heart and shows that life is about people rather than things. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Doug's Take: 'Jupiter Ascending' features a fuzzy plot

The next time you see a young woman performing janitorial duties, you might want to show a little respect. She could be the rightful heir of the earth. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Make no mistake about it, Valentine's Day is about feasting

Make no mistake about it, Valentine's Day is about feasting — or at least that's how it was originally intended. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Doug's Take: 'Project Almanac' and its shaky cam are visually exhausting

When a gaggle of teens figures out how to actually fire up the plans for a time machine that was conceived by the father of one of the kids, well, let’s just say it might be a bit much for... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2015

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'What's in a name?': Utah Shakespeare Festival's offerings go far beyond its namesake's plays

For 53 years, the Utah Shakespeare Festival has brought Shakespeare’s works to residents and visitors of Cedar City, Utah, with the hope that his plays will continue to teach life lessons. Read more »

May 31, 2014

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Salt Lake Gallery Stroll helps make art accessible

The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is a monthly event where galleries throughout the city open their doors and invite the community in to “be a part of art,” as the organization’s... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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