• 4 movies about growing up

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Some movies focus on the struggle of growing up. These four coming-of-age movies are sure to inspire and encourage kids of all ages.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal First Look as ‘Nightcrawler’ Surfaces in Craigslist Video: ‘Hard Worker Seeking Employment’

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The first video of Jake Gyllenhaal as his “Nightcrawler” character surfaced on the Internet Saturday in a bizarre place: Craigslist. Or perhaps not a bizarre place at all and simply the kickoff of a clever viral marketing campaign, according to The Wrap. A representative for Open Road has not yet returned TheWrap's request for comment. In the clip, Gyllenhaal's character — an aggressive freelance crime journalist — is searching for employment while philosophizing on the current climate for present day job seekers.

  • ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Cedar Cover’ on home video

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The second season of the riveting sci-fi series “Orphan Black,” with Tatiana Maslany playing a variety of clones, and the gentle Hallmark series “Cedar Cove” have landed on home video this week.

  • Movie Review: “Sex Tape”

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The cinematic equivalent of herpes, "Sex Tape" is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies everywhere. Fortunately no medication is required after being exposed to it: The effects are not permanent, only painful. Here’s the weird thing: Two of the movie’s three writers (Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller) have collaborated on a couple of good movies ("The Five-Year Engagement," "The Muppets"). Segel also wrote the even funnier "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," while Stoller directed.

  • Movie review: 'Planes: Fire and Rescue'

    By Jessica Allison, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Movie reivew: Wildfires are no match for Disney’s next franchise, with “Planes: Fire and Rescue.”

  • Movie review: 'The Purge: Anarchy'

    By Grace Gordon, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Movie review: “The Purge: Anarchy” is a literal take on class warfare.

  • “Dances With Wolves” star and Oklahoma native Wes Studi tackles local and national film roles

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    “Dances With Wolves” star and Oklahoma native Wes Studi tackles local and national film roles.

  • PG-13 is fast becoming another R

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    “The Expendables 3” surprised the movie industry by pursuing — and earning — a PG-13 rating after the first two movies in the franchise were rated R, thus making even thinner the line separating the two ratings.

  • 'Fire & Rescue' is more filler than feature

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    There’s a simple way to decide whether to take the kids to see Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” this weekend. Did they like last year’s “Planes?” If the answer is yes, go. If not, don’t bother.

  • 4 awkward movie moms with the best of intentions

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Moms come in all sorts of varieties, and sometimes it seems like it is their job to embarrass you. Take a look at five moms from the movies that have the best intentions.

  • Two ’80s reissues lead movies on DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Two comedies from the 1980s lead new movies on DVD this week, the sequel to “The Gods Must Be Crazy” and Albert Brooks’ second writing-directing effort.

  • Oklahoma news briefs

    From staff reports | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for July 17, 2014

  • 10 Years of 'Napoleon Dynamite:' Where are they now?

    Travis Poppleton, KSL | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    It's been 10 years since Napoleon and Kip first stepped foot into Rex’s dojo, and we have an update of how the world is celebrating and where the stars are today.

  • Horror movies under a frightful spell at box office

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Here's a tale that chills every studio executive to the bone, according to USA TODAY. A genre goes gangbusters at the box office, ringing up millions in profits with little investment — only to disappear without warning or explanation from the cinema landscape. Such is the story line for Hollywood's Horror Hex 2014, a puzzling ticket sales plague that comes just a year after movies like "The Conjuring," "The Purge" and "Insidious Chapter 2" delivered solid No. 1 hits, USA TODAY reports.

  • 3 of the best movie marriages

    Sarah Bringhurst, KSL | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    There are plenty of great love stories in Hollywood, but what makes a great marriage? Here are three inspiring on-screen marriages from the movies.

  • A conversation with author Ian Doescher, who turned “Star Wars” into an Elizabethan drama.

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Ian Doescher wrote three “Star Wars” and Shakespeare mash-ups in two years, making his way onto the best-seller lists. He will speak and sign books on Sunday, July 20, in Tulsa.

  • Sitcom set about a preacher’s family is on DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Cedric the Entertainer stars in the sitcom “The Soul Man,” about a former Las Vegas singer turned St. Louis preacher.

  • The endless, excruciating idiocy of the Internet — in one very stupid viral photo

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    This is a photo of director Steven Spielberg sitting next to a triceratops prop on the set of “Jurassic Park," The Washington Post reports. This is a 6,000-post-deep comment thread in which many, many people express their deep outrage over Spielberg’s “slaughter” of the “majestic animal.” This is the Wikipedia page for triceratops, which — ICYMI! — went extinct over 60 million years ago.

  • What to watch instead of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

    Sarah Bringhurst, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Here are some new movies that we recommend over "Transformers: Age of Extinction" any day.

  • Documentaries top the week’s video releases

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Documentaries about an unrealized film, British soccer stars and America’s obsession with pop culture lead new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week