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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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Updated on Apr 18, 2014 10:57AM

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Updated on Apr 18, 2014 10:17AM

It’s like an Easter egg hunt at the movies this weekend, with a bunch of new titles in a wide range of topics and quality.

The best ...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 09:32AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of such sweeping classics as “One H...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 12:01PM

• Electro/hip-hop group Hyper Crush performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Jayefkay, TYR, SirensCeol. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $2...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 11:17AM

Animals will take over The Leonardo in May.

The science/technology museum announced today its next exhibit: “Animal Inside Out,” a l...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 09:08AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• The line-up for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival has been announced. Olivier Dahan’s...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 10:18AM

Connoisseurs of fine liquor have voted — and chosen a Utah-made spirit as the best around.

Underground Herbal Spirit, made by Ogden’...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 10:04AM

There’s a rare Wednesday opening at movie theaters today for Easter weekend, and it’s a title aimed at the faith-based audience.

“He...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 09:54AM

Paul McCartney — who, amazingly enough, can still be considered “The Cute One” at the age of 71 — is coming back to Utah.

Sir Paul w...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 07:28AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Yes, Pharrell Williams is everywhere and can do everything. Take, for example, th...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 04:49PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project brings a little music to your life.

Pablo Blaqk is a musician based in Salt Lake City, who gr...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 12:49PM

The JazzSLC series has lined up eight stellar acts — both legends and new talents — for its 2014-15 season.

All shows will be presen...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 12:23PM

• Indie-rock band Say Hi and Australian rock duo Big Scary share the bill at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 09:22AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Donna Tartt’s novel “The Goldfinch” is the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize i...

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 12:49PM

• The Utah Jazz plays its final home game of the season, against the Los Angeles Lakers, at EnergySolution Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 ...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 08:27AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, while ...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 03:09PM

While most of us are still deciding what to do this summer, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is already preparing for its 2015 summer tour.

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Updated on Apr 12, 2014 01:49PM

• The Utah Jazz faces the Portland Trailblazers tonight at EnergySolution Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Smith’s...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 02:47PM

The head of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts has been chosen for a prestigious education program.

Gretchen Dietrich, UMFA’s executive di...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 11:05AM

Baseball season has barely started, but the best new movie this weekend is a glorification of all things football.

“Draft Day” is a ...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 10:10AM

Friday, Sept. 26, will be a big night for country fans in Utah, with Blake Shelton headlining a hot line-up.

Shelton, the country st...

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 08:22AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Thursday’s announcement that Stephen Colbert will take over CBS’ “The Late Show” ...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 01:07PM

• Country singer Tyler Farr performs at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Charlie Worsham. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $22, at Smith’s Tix.<...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 09:32AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• The FXX channel will run a marathon of all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons,” starti...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 09:17PM

The six plaintiffs in the lawsuit to overturn Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage will be honored as heroes this summer by the Utah Pride Festival.

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Updated on Apr 9, 2014 12:26PM

• Indie pop/rock band The Colourist performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Night Terrors of 1927 (led by Jarrod Gorbel, f...

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 04:30PM

A Utah writer and beauty expert is in the running to be chosen “Beauty Blogger of the Year” by the fashion magazine Allure.

Megan Mo...

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 10:07PM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Holy plot twist! Did you see “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” last night? What t...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 04:47PM

Looking for a laugh this week? The fourth annual Salt Lake Comedy Festival aims to give you a few.

The event boasts both well-known ...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 01:13PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project lets you be paid back in art — while others are paid forward.

Two Salt Lake City artists, a s...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 02:14PM

A lot of high-quality art — and some Hollywood glamour — is going on sale in Park City this weekend.

The art is from the estate of J...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 12:52PM

• The Utah Jazz faces the Dallas Mavericks at EnergySolution Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at Smith’s Tix.

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 09:00AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• TV presenter and model Peaches Geldof, daughter of rocker/humanitarian Bob Geldo...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 01:28PM

• The Salt Lake Bees play host to the Fresno Grizzlies in Pacific Coast League baseball action, at Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. First pitch is at...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 01:27PM

If you missed the short-film programs at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, don’t worry: Some of the best will be coming soon to a theater near you.

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 03:36PM

By the time this Utah Jazz season is over, EnergySolutions Arena will need somebody who contacts the dead.

So a visit from Theresa C...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 09:05AM

Here’s what’s being talked about this weekend in pop culture:

• Mickey Rooney, who made movies for 87 of his 93 years on this planet...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 02:55PM

The summer nights in Park City will be filled with country, rock and folk.

The Park City Institute this week announced the line-up f...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 07:50PM

Get out your calendars: There are three big concerts just announced for Utah this summer.

Here they are, in chronological order:

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Updated on Apr 4, 2014 03:24PM

• Hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen headlines The Grand Kerfuffle 2014, tonight on the University of Utah Union lawn area, 200 S. Campus Drive, Salt Lake City. Also performin...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 12:51PM

This week at the movies, Captain America is back, fighting for what’s right — in a world where that’s not always so clear.

“Captain ...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 07:19AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture — all following up on David Letterman’s announcement that he will retire next year:

...

Updated on Apr 3, 2014 01:04PM

• It’s the season opener for the Salt Lake Bees baseball team, facing the Sacramento River Cats in Pacific Coast League action, at Smith’s Ballpark (that’s the new name...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 09:32AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Daniel Radcliffe says it’s unlikely he’d be reprising his role as Harry Potter in...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 01:28PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project has a nice beat and is easy to dance to.

The goal of The Contras, a rock band from Roy, Utah,...

Updated on Apr 1, 2014 11:43AM

An annual event is arriving, right on schedule, today at Red Butte Garden.

The Salt Lake City garden’s famous Spring Marshmallow Tre...

Updated on Apr 3, 2014 08:58AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture — an April Fool’s Day edition:

• Google is looking for a Pokemon Master, and has tur...

Updated on Mar 31, 2014 02:40PM

The Canadian province of Ontario is naming a highway after a favorite daughter, the late freestyle skier Sarah Burke.

Highway 93 in ...

Updated on Mar 31, 2014 02:05PM

Another piece of the Wasatch Front’s summer concert schedule is in place, with the announcement of the season at Layton’s Kenley Amphitheatre.

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Updated on Mar 31, 2014 01:29PM

• Indie rock band From Indian Lakes performs at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: The American Scene, Naive Thieves. Show starts at 6. Ticket...

 
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