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7 of the best movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in August

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:04pm

Due to the late summer heat, it’s a good time to stay inside and stream some movies! Luckily for you, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have some great titles to choose from this month.

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:05pm

Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:49pm

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Review: 'Alpha' is the biggest surprise of the late summer movie season

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:30pm

I have to be honest; I didn’t have much interest in seeing “Alpha” earlier this week. But I tried to go into the theater with an open mind and I’m so glad I did because “Alpha” ended up being one of the best surprises of the late summer.

MoviePass users who canceled were re-subscribed mistakenly, company says

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:33pm

MoviePass users who had previously canceled their subscriptions learned this week that they had been opted-in to the company’s new plan, despite canceling the service.

To fend off Netflix, movie theaters try 3-screen immersion

Robert Stevens, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:14am

Sit at the back of the movie theater, and it's possible to see the appeal of ScreenX, the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away from Netflix.

History-making 'Crazy Rich Asians' readies for release

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 6:37pm

It's been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. The last was Wayne Wang's adaptation of the generational tear-jerker "The Joy Luck Club," which was released in 1993.

'The Meg' chomps $44.5M, 'BlacKkKlansman' opens strong

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 12:28pm

Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade.

'You're killing me, Smalls!' 'The Sandlot' cast reunites at Salt Lake Bees to celebrate 25th anniversary

Sean Walker,, Rod Zundel, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 10th - 10:12pm

Cast members of the cult classic "The Sandlot" reunited Friday night at Smith's Ballpark for the Salt Lake Bees game to help kick off a weekend-long celebration of the iconic film's 25th anniversary.

FanX adds Jason Momoa, Laraine Newman, Evermore Park to next month's event

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 10th - 8:05pm

“Aquaman” actor Jason Momoa, former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Laraine Newman and a partnership with Evermore Park are the latest additions to this year's FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention.

What parents need to know about 'The Meg'

Dave Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 10th - 3:48pm

A giant prehistoric shark and a bald-headed man match wits to see who will become king of the ocean and everything you should know as a parent as the battle ensues.

FanX co-founder returns after leave of absence, promises improved harassment policy

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 10th - 11:36am

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention co-founder Bryan Brandenburg has returned to the organization after a brief leave of absence that he says provided him a “great opportunity” to improve the harassment policies at the event.

Review: ‘The Meg’ is totally absurd, yet oddly satisfying

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 9th - 4:12pm

“The Meg” is not a good movie, but in the end it doesn’t matter because it’s entertaining and it’s about a giant shark wreaking havoc.

'Wall of Awesomeness' in Roosevelt library includes 57 items of celebrity memorabilia

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 9th - 1:25pm

The staff at a tiny library in eastern Utah has spent the last several years amassing a wall full of celebrity autographs, and they are hoping to add more next month.

Oscars add popular film category, sets earlier 2020 date

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 2:42pm

The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020.

Council powerless to remove Trump star from Walk of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:40am

The West Hollywood City Council is powerless to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The best TV shows that are inspired by real life

Amanda Taylor, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 5th - 3:34pm

These shows are based on real people or events. While their accuracy may waver, they’re certainly entertaining.

'Mission: Impossible' bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 5th - 12:37pm

Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for "Mission Impossible -- Fallout."

Salt Lake City band Cinders is on fire with its new single

Spencer Sutherland, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 4th - 2:48pm

Two years since releasing its first full-length album, Salt Lake City band Cinders is back with a brand new single, “100 Foxes.” It's a fantastic shout-along about never giving up, no matter how hard life tries to bring you down.

Here are some of the best alternatives to MoviePass

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 4th - 12:29pm

When MoviePass broke onto the movie-watching scene last year, it seemed revolutionary and incomparable. Now, though, there are several companies that offer similar subscription services.