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'Sunshine Superman' takes a dive into the history of BASE jumping

“I feel that when I jump off a cliff, I’m obeying (the) laws of the universe.”

June 09, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


Is ‘Spy’ worth a trip to the movies?

“Spy,” a new comedy directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, crashed into theaters this past weekend, and here are a few things you should know before you go.

June 09, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


Have You Seen This? Don't park like a jerk



THE PARKING LOT — We’ve all seen it, a car parked illegally while the rest of us are just trying to follow the law. Because none of us have ever parked illegally, right?

June 08, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Do you miss David Letterman yet?

Before everything went digital, watching a TV show at a time other than when it was broadcast required the ability to stop the digital clock from blinking “12:00” on your VCR. Then you had to set a timer and get a tape and hope that you weren’t recording over a home video or something.

June 08, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Things to Do


‘Rizzoli & Isles’ on home video this week

“Rizzoli & Isles” keeps on rolling through season five, and “Justified” comes to an end with season six, both newly released on home video this week.

June 08, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Whitewater trip set for July

Have fun kayaking, whitewater rafting, ziplining, canoeing and more on a Leisure Travel trip to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C., on July 18.

June 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Pixar shows off 'The Good Dinosaur' in new trailer

I’m so genuinely happy to see Pixar back to being Pixar.

June 07, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do


Five for Families: ‘SpongeBob’ teaches ‘positive’ lessons

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

June 07, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


'Insidious: Chapter 3' is good for a handful of scares but little else

“Insidious: Chapter 3” is the prequel to a pair of films about the supernatural torment of a troubled family. It’s good for a handful of genuine scares, but a late film tone change and some general clunkiness keep it in mediocre territory.

June 07, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


‘McFarland, USA’ leads movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Uplifting family fare is rare on movie screens these days, but when it does come around, it’s often in the form of a true sports story, such as “McFarland, USA,” which was in theaters a few months ago and is now on Blu-ray and DVD.

June 07, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Paul Dano and John Cusack paint an epic Beach Boy portrait in powerful 'Love & Mercy'

"Pet Sounds" is a beautiful and creative album, by far the most memorable and definitive work Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys ever produced. The album marked the group’s transition from surf band into true artistry, and according to the new Wilson biopic “Love & Mercy,” it also marked the descent of the band’s creative leader into years of illness and abuse at the hands of Dr. Eugene Landy.

June 07, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


'San Andreas' is tough to believe

Doug Wright has over 40 years of experience in broadcasting. He is the host of "The Doug Wright Show" and "The Movie Show."

June 07, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


Cars and Coffee set for Saturday at museum

The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum will host Cars and Coffee, a monthly event showcasing unique, rare and antique cars, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at 11460 Ford Ave.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Things to Do


Fishing derby set for Sat.

Local children can try to reel in the big one at the Richmond Hill Exchange Club's 25th annual Kids Fishing Derby form 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Things to Do


A picnic-perfect strawberry cream-cheese pie

Sweet, fresh and satisfying, Donna Morgan's strawberry cream cheese pie is a terrific blend of light summer berries and creamy cream cheese. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner - and maybe for a snack, too. The best part of this recipe is it makes two pies, so you can keep one all for yourself.

June 05, 2015 | By Janet Tharpe Food columnist | Things to Do


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Being a bridesmaid is harder – and more expensive – than you think

Turns out being a bridesmaid is taxing in more ways than one.

July 01, 2015 | Sierra Theobald Deseret News | Things to Do


Family flicks for the Fourth of July

FAMILY TIME — This weekend we celebrate Independence Day. Whether you are headed out of town or staying close to home, most families have some big plans to celebrate our country.

June 30, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


Book review: 'The Heir' takes readers into another Selection

"THE HEIR: The Selection, Vol. 4," by Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99, 342 pages (f) (ages 12 and up)

June 29, 2015 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | Things to Do


Jurassic World: the parental perspective

I don’t think there’s anyone reading this article that isn’t aware people die in the latest Jurassic chapter.

June 28, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do


Five for Families: 'Inside Out' portrays 'strong values'

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

June 28, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


New Tom and Jerry, Curious George cartoons on DVD this week

Three new videos demonstrate an interesting trend for children’s shows — feature-length cartoons and live-action movies that debut on multiple non-theatrical platforms, meaning DVD and/or Blu-ray, along with various streaming sites.

June 27, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Vintage thriller ‘The Whistler’ comes to DVD for the first time

If you know the quote “I am the Whistler, and I know many things,” you know what to expect with 1940s “Whistler” movies, some of which are on home video for the first time.

June 27, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


'Inside Out' is creative, original

'Inside Out' (PG) — 4 stars

June 27, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


'Inside Out' is return to form for Pixar

"Inside Out" is the 15th effort from Pixar Studios, and for those who have been disappointed with some of its latest entries, Pixar has its mojo back. This is its most visually stunning and emotionally resonant film since "WALL-E."

June 26, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


'Max': 3 points for parents

‘Max’: 3 points for parents

June 26, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Things to Do


Netflix adding 57 titles; dropping 53 in July

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time to find out what is coming and going from Netflix this July.

June 26, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Carole King concert, Wim Wenders documentary on Blu-ray, DVD

A tribute concert for singer/songwriter Carole King leads this week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD.

June 26, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


Runaway third act ruins strong start in 'Max'

“MAX” — ★★½ — Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Mia Xitlali; PG (brief language, action violence); in general release

June 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


Indie video games offer alternative to pass the summer

For movies, the summer months mark the biggest season of the year. Ticket sales from May through August typically account for roughly 50 percent of the annual box office, and the vast majority of the releases carry a rating of PG-13 or below and are aimed at broad audiences as studios try to cash in on summer break.

June 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


Quirky 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' is a heartwarming sermon on friendship

“ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL” — ★★★★ — Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Moolly Shannon, Connie Britton, Nick Offerman; PG-13 (sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements); Broadway

June 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


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