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Friday, January 17, 2020

Movie Reviews: Bad Boys for Life, Dolittle, Les Misérables

Cunningham, Varda By Agnès
Bad Boys for Life *** I’m happy to report that the latest, long-awaited installment in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action franchise isn’t a catastrophe. (Be honest: Didn’t the January release date have you kinda scared?)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sundance Early Ticket Purchasing for Utah Locals Today

If you don't have a ticket package for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, it's not too late to get tickets for individual screenings—especially if you're a Utah local. Today, from noon - 8 p.m.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Music Live Extra Jan. 13: A weekend at Garage on Beck

Two nights of local acts who engage in varying forms of the far-out.
FRIDAY 1/17 Jacob T. Skeen, Monster Hands, International Society of Rock n’ Roll, DJ Mariano If you’ve never seen a one man band, you need to see Jacob T. Skeen, who not only serves up smoldering psychobilly all on his own, but pounds his drums and strums his guitar all dolled up in a suit. He plays ferociously, and has been relentlessly taking up stages around the valley, keeping up with his own fast guitar playing and steady kick-drumming, while a single cymbal shimmers in front of his jostling knees.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Movie Reviews: Underwater, Like a Boss, 1917, Just Mercy

Ip Man 4, Three Christs
1917 *** See feature review. Opens Jan. 10 at theaters valleywide.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Music Live Extra Jan. 6: Major Tom and the Moonboys, Tycoon Machete

FRIDAY 1/10 Major Tom - 4th Annual David Bowie Memorial Bowie fans should look no further than this Draper-based tribute band—though they won’t call themselves that. There’s something closer to the real thing going on here with the work of Tom Larsen, whose love of Bowie extends back to his teenage years, where he met his wife (who also loved Bowie), and who formed the promising foundations of a music career on his passion.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Movie Reviews: 63 Up, The Grudge

63 Up ***1/2 Michael Apted’s monumental documentary experiment—begun in 1964 with a handful of 7-year-old British children, whom he has subsequently followed every seven years—long ago became something bigger than any individual installment. So is there really a way to effectively assess those individual installments when they appear?

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Eats!

Weekly contributors dish on what food trends they're looking forward to in 2020.
Fermentation, spice and ... burger-flavored ice cream?

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Movie Reviews: Little Women, Uncut Gems, Spies in Disguise

Little Women ***1/2 See feature review. Opens Dec. 25 at theaters valleywide.

Deck the Newsroom!

City Weekly staffers reflect on their holiday guilty pleasures.
"The oddest of holiday pairings since "fruit cake" and "delicious."

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Utah Film Critics Association announces winners of 2019 awards

Parasite wins 3 awards, including Best Picture
At the annual meeting of the Utah Film Critics Association, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s thriller Parasite won three awards, including Best Picture of 2019. The film was also recognized as Best Non-English Language Film, and for the Original Screenplay by Bong and Jin Won Han.

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