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Military invited on river paddle

Join Outdoor Recreation on a leisurely paddle down a Coastal Georgia river from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Lifeguards will be on trip.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Age of Ultron' is entertaining despite overload

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is the end of Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to the most successful superhero movie ever. So does this sequel live up to the hype? Not quite. Equally entertaining, but not nearly as satisfying.

May 08, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


The Vergara-Witherspoon tag team feels lukewarm in 'Hot Pursuit'

“Hot Pursuit” is just good enough to make you wish it were better. In spite of a few fun moments and a promising cast, director Anne Fletcher’s comic effort just can’t deliver on its potential.

May 08, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


'Salt of the Earth' shares a photographer's fascinating and horrifying images of humanity

Most of us carry around a compact camera that would outperform all but the best of the industry’s digital options from only a few years ago. Social media and advancing technology have turned photography into an exciting and frightening field full of uncertainty.

May 08, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


'Cinderella,' 'Maleficent' were just the beginning: A guide to Disney's live-action adaptations of a

As if animated blockbusters such as “Frozen” and “Big Hero 6,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars weren’t enough, Disney has found yet another cash cow: turning its animated classics from yesteryear into live-action films for a new generation.

May 08, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


Five for Families: ‘Sorcerer's Stone’ brings popular novel to life

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.

May 08, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


Harrison Ford makes his peace with Han Solo

I met Christopher Reeve in 1995, about three weeks before the tragic riding accident that rendered him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. I was in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for Sen. Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming, and Reeve was scheduled to testify before Congress about funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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


'Hot Pursuit': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Hot Pursuit":

May 08, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Things to Do


‘Selma,’ ‘Spare Parts’ are on home video this week

Martin Luther King Jr. squares off against President Lyndon Johnson in “Selma,” which is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Also newly released is “Spare Parts,” the inspiring true story of an underdog team in a robotics competition.

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


'Maggie' puts a timely twist on the classic zombie narrative

In 2002, “28 Days Later” helped jumpstart the modern zombie craze by making a single change to the genre’s traditional narrative. Slow, lumbering zombies were out and super fast zombies were in.

May 08, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


Cursing in ‘Avengers 2’ and other shows kids watch is no joke

The first scenes of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” drop the audience into the middle of a chaotic battle, and that is where most of the film’s witty quips are frontloaded — a highlight being a gag about goody two-shoes Captain America being offended when Iron Man curses.

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


Will Ender Wiggin be the next Spider-Man?

The cinematic Spider-Man has gone through some major upheavals in the last 10 years, including the bombshell announcement in just the last few months that he would be rebooted again — this time as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing alongside Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers.

May 08, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


Troupe off to see the 'Wizard

The Richmond Hill Community Theatre performed "The Wizard of Oz" to a sold-out crowd Saturday at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park. Ken Butler directed the play. Tom Harris was the assistant director. Dawn Berry was the producer and stage manager. Hillary Nelson was in charge of set and costume design, assisted by Stacie Eller. Michael Wrenn handled sound and lighting, and Kristen Graves as the make-up artist.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Indiana Jones 5 is confirmed, but no word on release date yet

ADVENTURE LAND — Disney is slowly taking over the world. First it bought Pixar, then Marvel, and most recently LucasFilms and the rights to "Star Wars."

May 06, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


'The First Martyr' episode of 'A.D.' culminates with powerful scene

The approach that the Bible-inspired series "A.D. The Bible Continues" has settled upon is now clear. The first half of the average episode — and sometimes more than the first half — consists of historical drama based only loosely on the period. The episode then climaxes with stirring scenes taken more or less from the biblical text.

May 06, 2015 | Eric Huntsman Deseret News | Things to Do


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Everything you need to know about 'San Andreas' in one line

"San Andreas is an emotionally dead, special effects spectacle."

May 30, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do


Visuals, acting ride high in 'Tomorrowland'

The recently released film "Tomorrowland" is based on the Disney theme-park ride of the same name, and for about two-thirds of its length, it's never in short supply of wit and imagination despite a screenplay that is heavy-handed about optimism for tomorrow.

May 29, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Have You Seen This? George Clooney apologizes for 'Batman & Robin'

LAND OF REGRET — George Clooney has become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood today. The man has won two Oscars, starred in several films that were both critically acclaimed and huge box office juggernauts and he's made powerful and poignant films like "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Descendents."

May 29, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


'Tomorrowland' not as good as hoped

'Tomorrowland' (PG) — 3 stars

May 29, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to Do


Four for Families: ‘Tomorrowland’ praises innovation

Here are four 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.

May 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do


John Wayne Westerns get a Blu-ray upgrade this week

Two John Wayne movies receive Blu-ray upgrades this week as part of a five-film Westerns set.

May 29, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


'San Andreas' levels California with B-movie mayhem

“SAN ANDREAS” — 3 Stars — Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt; PG-13 (intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language); in general release

May 29, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do


What is the most Hawaiian movie set in Hawaii?

Alongside the effects-heavy disaster flick “San Andreas” and a few smaller-budgeted movies, this weekend sees the release of “Aloha,” a star-studded romantic comedy featuring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin from rom-com auteur Cameron Crowe (“Say Anything,” “Jerry Maguire”).

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do


Pathfinder Adventure card game review: Wrath of the Righteous

A fissure in the world of Golarion called the Worldwound has long been a challenge for the mortal world with attacks from Abyssal creatures. Efforts to stop the attacks did, at best, contain the problem, but hidden powers have a plan for a large-scale invasion.

May 28, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Board game review: Abracada … What? is a family game of wizardly deduction

The game Abracada … What? by Z-Man Games has a lot going for it. It is easy to learn, lasts about 30 minutes, accommodates two to five players, and has a fun wizard and magic theme. At the core of this family game is the mechanic of deduction that is used in a fun and entertaining way.

May 28, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Things to Do


Clint Eastwood movies receive Blu-ray upgrades this week

Four Clint Eastwood movies are on Blu-ray for the first time as part of a new seven-film box set released this week.

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


Have You Seen This? The fire tunnel



FIRE TUNNEL — Take two men, a motorcycle and a whole bunch of fire, and what do you get? A Guinness world record, apparently.

May 23, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Find a brighter future in 'Tomorrowland'

THE FUTURE — There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding Disney’s newest live-action film, “Tomorrowland,” but all will be revealed when the movie hits theaters this weekend.

May 23, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


Netflix adding 60 titles, dropping 55 in June

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — May is wrapping up and so are 55 titles from Netflix's streaming service. Don't start to panic just yet, because the streaming service is also getting 60 new titles, some of which are actually notable.

May 23, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


Fourth season of ‘Dr. Kildare’ leads TV shows new to DVD this week

Multiple-episode stories and guest roles by seasoned actors on the verge of stardom highlight the fourth season of “Dr. Kildare,” now on DVD.

May 23, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do


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