• Western Heritage Awards celebrate timeless values of Old West

    By Karen Klinka, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    More than 800 patrons, wearing cowboy boots and tuxedos or silk and sequins, denim and beads, attended the 55th annual awards banquet Saturday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

  • ‘Foyle’s War’s’ final season on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The final season of “Foyle’s War” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a wide range of other television programs.

  • 'Queen and Country' suffers a big-screen identity crisis

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    “Queen and Country” is a sequel to “Hope and Glory,” an Oscar-nominated film released 28 years ago. Though it was created by John Boorman, the man behind the first film, "Queen and Country" does not meet that same standard.

  • 'Most dangerous movie ever made' being released

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    In the movie ‘Roar,’ actor/director Noel Marshall is tackled while playing with lions. His wife, Tippi Hedren, the star of Hitchcock’s “Birds,” and her daughter, a teenaged Melanie Griffith, also sustained gory injuries, Yahoo Health reports. And now the cult classic is being re-released across the U.S. this April. Roar, originally released in 1981 and returning to theaters on Friday, April 17, has been called “the most disaster-plagued pic in the Hollywood history.” The cast and crew racked up 70-some injuries during the 11-year filming of the movie, which is being released by Drafthouse Films in partnership with Olive Films.

  • Movie review: 'While We're Young'

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    While grappling with the changes brought by middle-age, a filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) find their stagnant lives reinvigorated by their friendship with a couple of 20-something hipsters in “While We’re Young.”

  • Influx of Christian programming at Easter prompts mixed reactions

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A look at how "Finding Jesus," "Killing Jesus" and "A.D." fared among mainstream and Christian audiences.

  • Stan Freberg was a comic genius

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    If the name Stan Freberg doesn’t mean anything to you, it’s time for a brief tutorial. The comic genius influenced comedy and advertising for several generations. He died last week at age 88.

  • Mixed bag of hit-and-miss movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are a very hit-and-miss mixed bag, and, unfortunately, most of them miss.

  • Five for Families: 'Star Wars: A New Hope' offers an unforgettable ride

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    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

  • 'Monkey Kingdom' is educational, entertaining and very funny

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Last year, Disneynature gave us a startling and intimate look at the Alaskan wilderness in “Bears.” Now, the nature documentary division of the Magic Kingdom is back with its eighth offering, “Monkey Kingdom.”

  • Despite Sparks' recent track record, 'The Longest Ride' is likable

    Doug Wright, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Well, I’m man enough to admit that I actually like the new film “The Longest Ride,” based on a Nicholas Sparks story.

  • Theaters to host 'Batman v Superman' event

    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Get ready, true believers: The Batfleck is coming next week. The first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer arrives Monday at a special event in IMAX movie theaters across the country. Director Zack Snyder tweeted out a link for fans on Wednesday with details plus a short video with a tease of footage from his follow-up to 2013's "Man of Steel," USA TODAY reports. The trailer will mark the public's first glimpse at Ben Affleck in action as the Dark Knight opposite a returning Henry Cavill as Superman. Snyder had given Comic-Con attendees a snippet of footage last July at the annual pop-culture convention in San Diego.

  • 3 family flicks about leadership

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    These three movies offer some excellent examples of what it takes to lead others to greatness.

  • Indie film crime drama shooting in Tulsa with stars including rocker Marilyn Manson

    BY MICHAEL SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    An independent film drama produced and directed by a former Tulsan has begun production in the Tulsa area, featuring a cast of Hollywood character actors, as well as rock musician Marilyn Manson. When Edison High School graduate John Swab screened a 32-minute short film last year at Circle Cinema, he described his gritty drama “Judas’ Chariot” as a “prequel of sorts to the feature film that we really want to make.” “Let Me Make You a Martyr” is that movie, a feature-length crime drama that recently began filming on a budget of about $200,000, said Abby Kurin, the director of Film, Music, Arts & Culture for VisitTulsa. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman bring stage show to Midwest City

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    You might want to avoid Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s stage show if you’re easily offended. Take it from the married couple, who are performing two sets of original comedy Wednesday at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City.

  • Rita Wilson has double mastectomy after cancer diagnosis

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Rita Wilson is revealing she has breast cancer. The actress, 58, who is taking a leave from the Broadway play Fish in the Dark, which she's been starring in with Rosie Perez, is sharing in the news in People, issuing a statement explaining that she has a "personal health issue." Specifically, Wilson, who is married to Tom Hanks, says, "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma. I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery."

  • ‘Book of Negroes,’ ‘Manhattan’ on DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Based on a novel about slavery, the applauded TV miniseries “The Book of Negroes” arrives on DVD this week, along with the cable series “Manhattan,” about scientists working on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

  • Mirren and Reynolds explore the nature of motive in 'Woman in Gold'

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Last year, “The Monuments Men” addressed the Allied effort to reclaim precious works of art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Now, director Simon Curtis explores the same topic from a more personal perspective in “Woman in Gold."

  • Defining ‘film noir’ for casual movie watchers

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The term “film noir” is one of those phrases casually tossed off by film buffs that the casual movie watcher may not know.

  • Five for Families: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is a ‘miracle’ for all ages

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    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.