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'A perpetual memorial': Salt Lake Buddhists honor loved ones at annual Obon Festival

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:00pm

Members of the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple who had died in the past year were remembered on Saturday as people ate, danced and celebrated at the temple’s annual Obon Festival.

The 6 best titles streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in July

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:00pm

July offers some old favorites, one I feel obliged to tell you about even though it hurts my soul and some picks you may not know about. Here we go with the best new titles streaming in July.

'The Dark Knight' returning to IMAX screens in August

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:33am

"The Dark Knight" is returning to the big screen — actually, four of the biggest ones — in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:02am

Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House."

2018 Sundance Film Festival brings record 124K visitors, report says

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:15pm

A record 124,900 people attended the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, according to data collected by a Salt Lake City-based analytics firm. The numbers released Tuesday show a 26-percent spike in economic impact from last year.

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:02pm

"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust.

Celebrate Christmas in July with these 8 TV episodes

Amanda Taylor, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:47pm

Bring some holiday sparkle into the long days of summer with these festive shows.

Review: 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' will make your kids wish they were back in school

Dave Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:47pm

If I were to compare summer movies to a refreshing water slide on a hot day, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” would be that dry spot halfway down.

What parents need to know about 'Skyscraper'

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 13th - 2:31pm

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is back in theaters with "Skyscraper," but should you take the family for this high-rise adventure?

Review: The Rock’s ‘Skyscraper’ isn’t great, but it doesn’t need to be

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 12th - 3:15pm

"Skyscraper" is not going to win any awards or be remembered as an all-time classic, but who cares. It's an action movie with "The Rock," and it does exactly what it's meant to do.

Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth

Brian Lowry, CNN  |  Posted Jul 12th - 2:38pm

While Netflix and HBO battle it out for Emmy supremacy — with the streaming service edging the pay channel in total nominations — voters can take a bow for a slate of nominees that both spread the wealth and mostly got it right, barring a few notable exceptions and oversights.

KSL Movie Club: 4 movies that make us want to explore the great outdoors

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:00pm

Sometimes a movie captivates your sense of adventure and makes you want to explore the great outdoors. This month's KSL Movie Club is focusing on just that.

5 movies and TV series being filmed in Utah right now (or the very near future)

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:32pm

The Utah Film Commission announced five new projects that will generate an estimated economic impact of $15.6 million and create about 400 local jobs in the state.

Superhero pose: Wonder Woman Gal Gadot visits kids' hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:00am

Movie star Gal Gadot surprised children at a Virginia hospital with a superpowered superhero moment: She visited them wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the popular "Wonder Woman" film.

Weinstein lawyer says emails, witnesses show he's innocent

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 1:04pm

Moving beyond rote denials, Harvey Weinstein is playing a leading role in shaping what his lawyer said Monday will be an aggressive defense to sexual assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

Women performing lead roles in 2018 Utah Shakespeare Festival

Carole Mikita, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 8th - 7:41pm

The Utah Shakespeare Festival opened its 2018 season on Thursday, July, 5, 2018. This year, the company is focusing on the idea of intolerance in its productions.

Celebrate America's birthday month with these TV shows set in areas from coast to coast

Amanda Taylor, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:44pm

If you want to show your patriotism while maintaining couch potato status, check out this map of the United States via the best TV shows set in each region.

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' buzzes to $76 million debut

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:21pm

Despite its heroes' diminutive size, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales.

Salt Lake Gaming Con draws thousands of competition junkies to Sandy

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 7th - 1:23pm

Video gamers, pinball wizards, voice actors, cosplayers and more spawned in the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Friday for the fourth annual Salt Lake Gaming Con.

Ben Affleck to be featured in star-studded FanX lineup

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:35pm

Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck is the latest addition to a star-studded lineup for this year’s FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention.