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Friday, August 17, 2018

Movie Reviews: Crazy Rich Asians, Alpha, Mile 22, The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Down a Dark Hall, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, McQueen
The dog days of summer include a story of the first dog, plus a  wide range of specialty offerings including a pair of biographical documentaries,  Mark Wahlberg in action and a culturally-unique romantic comedy.

Friday, August 10, 2018

U of U film grad releases debut feature

Nick Scown talks the filmmaking process and history behind PRETTY BAD ACTRESS
Nick Scown, a graduate of the University of Utah Film Studies program, sends his first feature film, Pretty Bad Actress—a dark comedy about a former child star kidnapped by a crazed fan—into select theaters and streaming platforms  today (co-star Jillian Bell is pictured). Ahead of that release, he answered a few City Weekly questions via email.

Movie Reviews: BlacKkKlansman, The Meg, Dog Days, The Cakemaker

Which is scarier: a giant shark, an internet boogeyman or the Ku Klux Klan? This week's new releases give you a chance to find out.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Movie Reviews: Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds, Spy Who Dumped Me

A strange new take on Winnie the Pooh, espionage farce and supernatural young-adult romance hit multiplexes as summer movie season begins to wind down.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Music Monday 7/23: Drake & Migos and more

Whether you like your hip-hop ice-cold and Canadian or dipped in Dirty South hot sauce, this Thursday’s Drake + Migos show at Vivint Smart Home Arena will satisfy. Billed as the Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour (Aubrey is Drake’s real name, and The Three Migos refers to, well, the three members of Migos), the 57-leg North American jaunt actually kicks off here in Salt Lake City, leading us to the sneaking suspicion that Atlanta’s Takeoff, Quavo and Offset really like it here in The Beehive State.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Movie Reviews: The Equalizer 2, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Three Identical Strangers

Unfriended: Dark Web
A trio of very different sequels hit multiplexes this weekend, while the art house selection presents a very different kind of trio.

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Urban Arts Festival announces headliner Chali 2na

The 2018 Urban Arts Festival announced hip-hop stalwart Chali 2na as headliner for the eighth annual event, allowing him to showcase both his music and his visual arts.

Movie Reviews: Skyscraper, Hotel Transylvania 3, Leave No Trace, Sorry to Bother You

Church and State, The Night Eats the World
It's Dwayne Johnson to the rescue at multiplexes this weekend, while art house offerings include a bold racial satire, zombie apocalypse and one of the year's best dramas.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Movie Reviews: Ant-Man and the Wasp, The First Purge, Whitney, Boundaries

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry swarms into multiplexes along with a Purge prequel, a Whitney Houston documentary and a story of an estranged father and daughter on a road trip.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Music Monday 7/2: Boytoy, Echo Beds, Freedom Festival and more for your holiday week

Last February, I swooned when Oklahoma psychedelic surf rock band Planet What came through town, sending a few sonic booms out from Diabolical Records’ cozy confines. This week, the trend continues when Brooklyn’s Boytoy headline a Tuesday, July 3 show at Diabolical, bringing salty licks from their latest album, Night Leaf, to the Wasatch Front.

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