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5 indie movie directors ready to take on big-budget franchises

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:00pm

Here are five indie directors we'd like to see take on a big-budget franchise.

Live-action ‘Lion King’ won’t have villain song ‘Be Prepared’

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:32pm

Be prepared … for a live-action “Lion King” movie without Scar’s classic villainous anthem.

5 things 'Mister Rogers' can still teach us

Mercedes Leguizamon and Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:22pm

To a generation of children, Fred Rogers was a lot more than a soothing voice and a cardigan.

As 'Black Panther' shows, inclusion pays at the box office

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:59am

A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film.

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:53pm

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

Blind 11-year-old Utah girl acts through obstacles as star of ‘Princess Academy’ musical

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 6:32pm

Mia Walker, a blind, 11-year-old actress playing the lead role in a new show, identifies with her character’s refusal to let her physical abilities limit her.

What parents should expect before seeing ‘Black Panther’

Dave Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 2:13pm

It's going to be another big year for Marvel, and "Black Panther" kicks it off with a bang. Here is what to expect as a parent before you send your kids to the movie.

Review: 'Black Panther' is an important film, but not a great film

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 5:50pm

I have a lot to say about "Black Panther" and why I wasn’t a big fan, but I also have a lot to say about why it’s such an important movie.

3 romantic movies to stream on Netflix for Valentine's Day

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 6:22pm

There’s nothing like dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day to celebrate your devotion to your significant other.

Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 9:39pm

MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies as they want for $10 a month.

Attorney general suit: Weinstein Co. failed to protect women

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 7:18pm

New York's attorney general is accusing Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of "repeatedly and persistently" sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday by the state prosecutor that could impact the company's potential sale.

Artist and teacher Jordan Brun brings modern style to Utah

Emily Howsley, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 2:47pm

Artist and educator Jordan Brun's modern "GARISH" series is more than meets the eye. Using neon spray paint, markers, paint, jewelry, Brun creates modern, pop art pieces inspired by culture, experiences, and current events.

'Fifty Shades Freed' commands $38.8 million to top charts

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 12:37pm

Newcomers like "Fifty Shades Freed," ''Peter Rabbit" and "The 15:17 to Paris" breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," ''The Greatest Showman" and various Oscar contenders. But it's all just setting the stage for "Black Panther," which opens next week.

SLC library to stream music collection from Utah artists

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 2:47pm

If you’re making and recording music in Utah, the Salt Lake City Library wants to hear it — and pay you for it.

Award-winning composer Johann Johannsson dead at 48

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 1:23pm

Johann Johannsson, an award-winning composer and producer who combined classical sounds and modern electronics on the acclaimed soundtracks to "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has died at age 48.

Reg E Cathey, known for 'House of Cards,' dead at 59

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 12:21pm

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for "House of Cards" and "The Wire," has died.

Can ‘Venom’ work as a villain flick without Spider-Man?

Dave Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 7:27pm

Will Tom Hardy's anti-Spider-Man be enough to carry a full feature? Watch Sony's new 'Venom' trailer to find out.

Lucky few will be in the room where it happens when 'Hamilton’ hits Utah

KSL  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 7:14pm

If you didn't get a shot at buying tickets to "Hamilton," well, better luck next time.

10 best new titles streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in February

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 2:00pm

February is upon us, which means it’s a new month chock full of new streaming titles for us to enjoy. Here’s a look at 10 of the best new titles available to stream this month.

'Peter Rabbit' is a fun trip to the theater with your family

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 8th - 2:16pm

"Peter Rabbit" is not a great film that will be remembered as a classic, but it is a fun trip to the theater with your family.