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Friday, November 9, 2018

Movie Reviews: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Overlord

What They Had, Wildlife
A new version of a classic tale, a new adventure for a literary character and Nazi zombies take over multiplexes this week. Claire Foy takes over the role of dragon-tattooed Lisbeth Salander in the generic espionage thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web.  Actor Paul Dano shows impressive chops in his directing debut Wildlife, even if the concept feels fundamentally literary.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Power to the Props

Utah voters approve ballot initiatives, but for some, the fight is not over.
With votes still being counted through Wednesday, Propositions 2 and 3 were on their way to passing with margins of around 50,000 votes.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Music Monday 11/5: Mike Peters' The Alarm, The Story So Far, Calvin Johnson and more

Local photographer Johnny Christensen attended Mike Peters’ The Alarm concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at The State Room and came back with this report: “Mike Peters held Salt Lake City fans in the palm of his hand as he shared his love for hiking in Zion National Park—despite fighting cancer for 18 years.” Tonight, Monday, Nov. 5 at The Complex, emo rock reigns supreme when The Story So Far, Turnover, Citizen, and Movements perform a stacked bill.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Movie Reviews: Bohemian Rhapsody, Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Suspiria

Beautiful Boy, Nobody's Fool, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Yes, it's already time for holiday movies, as Disney re-imagines The Nutcracker, plus a few fact-based stories and one crazy-ass remake. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (pictured) adapts the familiar story into a hero-journey spectacle that never quite achieves the magic it aims for.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Joint Session

Speaker Hughes, Prop 2 supporters talk cannabis, compromise and the church.
Members of the public questioned Hughes, Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) Director DJ Schanz and Libertas Institute President Connor Boyack for two hours.

Comedy preview: The Lucas Bros.

Comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas—who perform together as The Lucas Bros.—visit Wiseguys Gateway this weekend with their unique, often-deadpan mix of observational humor, pop-culture gags and social commentary. They spoke by phone with City Weekly ahead of their visit.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Music Monday 10/29

Carl Broemel, Scarlxrd, Shecock, SuperBubble, Goo Goo Dolls, GLOE and more.
Fans of Kentucky Southern-rock shape-shifters My Morning Jacket can rejoice: multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel performs tonight, Monday, Oct. 29 at The State Room, while frontman Jim James appears next Monday, Nov. 5 at The Commonwealth Room. Last month, Broemel released a divine solo album, Wished Out, which he recorded and produced in his home studio.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Movie Reviews: Hunter Killer, Johnny English Strikes Again, Mid90s

The Happy Prince, All About Nina
The pre-Halloween weekend offers mostly minor releases, including a submarine thriller, the return of a bumbling British super-spy and a nostalgic tale of 1990s skate punks. The coming-of-age drama Mid90s manages individual effective scenes that never add up to an actual movie.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Very Special Session

Guv says it’s possible to get medical cannabis up and running in Utah, despite the fact reaching a compromise has long proved difficult for state lawmakers.
Gov. Gary Herbert dismissed the idea that legislators would be unable to cooperate in a post-midterms special session to reach a compromise on medical cannabis and create a workable, functioning system for dispensing and acquiring the drug in Utah. “Not only are they skeptical, but they’re cynical, and that probably is just part of a group in society that are always cynical about anything and everything,” Herbert said of the doubters.

Fast Times at Capitol High

State Democratic lawmakers ask for public input on medical cannabis and the ballot initiative that could legalize it
“I’m not seriously ill, but I am a criminal,” Linda Johnson told Utah Democrat state senators and representatives Wednesday night. Recounting her experience with medical cannabis, Johnson explained how she supplied her arthritic neighbors at a local retirement community with a THC and CBD balm to ease the pain of their deteriorating joints.

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