• 'Shaun the Sheep' is sly, understated, stop-motion fun for the whole family

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    “Shaun the Sheep” is another great marriage of sly British wit and the character of stop-motion animation.

  • Kermit and Miss Piggy break up after 40 years of Muppet love

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    It is a sad day in the 'Muppet' world. After 40-years together, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have decided to end their relationship.

  • Highest paid actor has been there before

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Robert Downey Jr., for the third year in a row, is the world's highest-paid actor ($80 million), but that's not the real news in Forbes' annual list of leading men with enviable bank balances, USA TODAY reports. What's different this year is that for the first time three multimillionaire Indian actors little known among American movie audiences are included in an international top 10.

  • Myriad Gardens movie nights bring out family film devotees in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The Sonic Summer Movie Nights lineup in downtown Oklahoma City continues with "Finding Nemo," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."

  • What parents should know about 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" is a fun and exciting action flick that will keep you smiling, but is it OK for your family? That's for you to decide, and here are some things to know to help you make a decision.

  • 'Brickumentary' is a routine documentary on a celebrated toy

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Legos can do lots of things. That’s the surface message of “A Lego Brickumentary,” a new film that feels more like a promotional piece for the celebrated building blocks than a documentary.

  • Little-known facts about the Mission: Impossible series

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    A look at the history and behind-the-scenes insanity that has helped the Mission: Impossible series stay fresh after nearly 50 years.

  • Amy Schumer and Sen. Chuck Schumer to tackle gun violence

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    After last month's tragic movie theater shooting at a screening of the Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck," the actress is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer for a new public initiative tacking gun violence, USA TODAY reports. Yes, the two are related — Schumer and Schumer are cousins.

  • ‘MST3K’ episodes make DVD debut

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    1950s delinquents, a giant spider and a ‘HARM’-ful spy are mocked by the Mystery Science Theater’ crew in episodes making their DVD debut this week.

  • Where does 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' rank in the series?

    Travis Poppleton, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    This weekend, Christopher McQuarrie gives us his take on Mission: Impossible. Clocking in as No. 5 in the series, how does "Rogue Nation" stack up against the previous Ethan Hunt adventures?

  • Sony's New 'Spider-Man' Won't Be Origin Story, Says Screenwriter

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Hollywood Reporter gives us some good news: the new Spider-Man film won't be another origin tale. "I think that everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died," according to screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein on Grantland's The Andy Greenwald Podcast . That's a relief for those of us who have seen the Spidey tale in the comics, multiple cartoons, and now two sets of films.  The new movie is set to focus on Peter Parker in high school, as played by Tom Holland.

  • ‘The Scent of Rain and Lightning’ to be filmed in state, officials say

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Film producers for the big screen adaptation of “The Scent of Rain and Lightning” revealed initial casting on Monday. Based on Nancy Pickard’s book, the film stars Maika Monroe, best known from her role in the horror sleeper hit “It Follows,” and soon to be seen in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” Also joining the cast are Maggie Grace (“Taken,” “Lost”) and Brad Carter (“True Detective”) of the forthcoming “Black Mass,” the Johnny Depp gangster vehicle about Whitey Bulger. Grace also serves as a producer on the film. Filming for “The Scent of Rain and Lightning” begins in Oklahoma in the fall. The budget is estimated in the $3 million range.

  • Cruise, Ferguson deliver a winner with thrilling 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    There is no actor on the face of the planet who works as hard to entertain his audience as Tom Cruise. He's become the world’s preeminent thrill-seeking philanthropist, and the philanthropist has done it again.

  • Netflix adding 57 titles; dropping 53 in July

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Netflix streaming will add 57 titles and drop 53 in July. Don't get too excited; the additions aren't all that great.

  • Five for Families: ‘The Muppets' will entertain kids and adults

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

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

  • 'Ant-Man' has a winning formula

    Doug Wright, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    I think I’m perilously close to becoming a bonafide superhero/comic book character nerd.

  • ‘Home,’ ‘Water Diviner’ on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The cartoon movie for kids, “Home,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with Russell Crowe’s directing debut, “The Water Diviner.”

  • Teaser trailer for Netflix’s ‘Unfortunate Events’ great, but fake

    Angela Treasure, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    A perfectly creepy trailer for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the popular book series “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” has turned out to be a fake, according to the streaming service.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Infinity Polar Bear'

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Movie reviews, including "Infinity Polar Bear"

  • Garden party: You can find movies, music and more at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City this summer

    Compiled by Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Here’s a handy guide to entertainment that’s being offered over the next couple of months at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.