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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More Essentials Oct. 11-18

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival winner, Grand Theatre, Sacred Texting and more.
Plan-B Theatre Company begins its annual elementary school tour Oct. 13 with the world-premiere production River.Swamp.Cave.Mountain (pictured), about a pair of young siblings learning to cope with the recent death of their grandmother. The 35-minute show will also be making several stops at Salt Lake City Library branches for free shows, beginning Oct. 19 at the Main Library branch.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Music Monday: Oct. 9

Jean Caffeine at Piper Down, The Iron Maidens at The Royal
TUESDAY 10/10 Jean Caffeine Don’t you hate when a really special show sneaks into town and you miss it? You know, like Ken Stringfellow did with house concerts by The Posies and his solo band last month and last year, respectively?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Movie Reviews: Blade Runner 2049, My Little Pony, The Mountain Between Us

The Stray, Dolores, Victoria and Abdul
An intriguing mix of options—from blockbuster sci-fi sequel to survival drama, from documentary biography to historical biopic—makes for a busy early-fall weekend at local movie theaters. Blade Runner 2049 tries fascinating new things, while also remaining a bit too beholden to its predecessor.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Movie Preview

Blockbusters, awards candidates and more for your end-of-year movie-going
That nip in the air is leading us down the road to a different movie season, one where the occasional inescapable blockbuster shares headlines with high-profile "serious" movies courting awards consideration. Here's a look at a handful of the most potentially interesting titles for kids, kids-at-heart, grown-ups and serious cinephiles.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Beyond Essentials Oct. 4-11

A World Ablaze, Salt Lake Performance Art Festival, Utah Paranormal Expo & more
You've seen the Essentials, but there's more where that came from. It's time once again to look Beyond Essentials.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

The ups and downs of trying to follow a classic
What should a sequel be? It’s a simple enough question, yet after more than 100 years of cinema—and 40 years of the blockbuster franchise era—it doesn’t feel like we’re any closer to a reliable answer.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Movie Reviews: American Made, Battle of the Sexes, Year by the Sea, The Unknown Girl

Two fact-based stories share multiplex screens with a remake-quel to a 1990s cult favorite, and the Dardenne brothers bring another great moral character study to the art house. Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne turn the impact of one good woman on others into the fascinating moral drama of The Unknown Girl.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Beyond Essentials Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Ririe-Woodbury's Parallax, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Marvel Universe Live and more
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company opens its 2017-2018 season with Parallax  (pictured), featuring a trio of works new to local audiences: Kate Weare's Salt Lake City premiere Unstuck; Raja Feather Kelly's world premiere Pantheon; and artistic director Daniel Charon's world premiere Exilic Dances. Performances are Sept. 28-30, 7:30 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South), $15-$35, with a special 1-hour family matinee version Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., $10 individual or $45 for a 5-ticket family pack.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 wrap-up: The Power of the Panel

As attendees trickled out of the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday at the end of the 5th annual Salt Lake Comic Con, many of the big moments will be associated with big names. Whether it's Q&A sessions in the big ballroom, or one-on-one autographs and photo-ops, the chance for interactions with celebrities like Elijah Wood, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Lloyd and John & Joan Cusack is one of the event's big selling points, and the source of plenty of memories.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Movie Reviews: Kingsman: The Golden Circle; Lego Ninjago; Brad's Status

Stronger, Friend Request, Rebel in the Rye
An interesting mix of prestige drama, animated comedy and an action sequel hit local multiplexes, while art house offerings include a biopic of author J.D. Salinger. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (pictured) returns to the over-the-top spy hijinks of the 2015 original, only with a lot more narrative bloat between crazy action sequences.

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