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Outtakes

Dissecting the Oscars racism controversy

So, Oscar voters are racist. That’s what I’ve been hearing, anyway. And maybe the allegation has some validity. For the second time since 1998, the 20 acting nominations for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual awards have been exclusively bestowed on Caucasian...


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3 tips for spotting a celebrity at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, and so is the celebrity hunting.  According to the Sundance Institute, more than 40,000 people come to the festival each year. It’s safe to say that one of the reasons why so many people attend might be so they can get their chance at a...


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Sundance in Ogden a convenient way to experience the film festival

“It’s something to be proud of. People walk out so impressed by the (Peery’s Egyptian) theater,” Sundance volunteer Jan Moyer said. Many patrons of Sundance come to Ogden not knowing what to expect, but end up having a one of a kind experience they’ve never had in Park City or Salt Lake City, she...


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Uber, Blade agree to cease Sundance helicopter flights, officials say

The Sundance helicopter saga appears to be over.


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Sundance: Disney films connect with autistic man in ‘Life, Animated'

OGDEN — Fans of the book “Life, Animated” can get reacquainted with its engaging subject in a new documentary of the same name playing at the Sundance Film Festival in Ogden. The 2014 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind tells the story of his autistic son,...


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What's Playing

New Releases THE FIFTH WAVE — Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying. 112 Minutes. See review on Page 6. DIRTY GRANDPA — Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, graphic nudity, and for language and drug...


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A cappella group The Filharmonic to give free concert at USU Jan. 28

It will be the first Utah appearance of the group of Filipino-Americans who appeared in “The Sing-Off” TV show and the film “Pitch Perfect 2.” 


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Upcoming DVD releases

“Goosebumps” — Rated PG for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor. IMDb says, “A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison,...


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Local screenings

• “The Princess Bride” (1987, PG) 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. A grandfather is reading a fairy-tale adventure to his sick grandson about a beautiful young woman and her true love. You can enjoy the plot and the breathtaking scenery that was shot in the United Kingdom and Ireland in a...


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‘5th Wave' tops other YA films — but could improve


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