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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 Aug 28, 2014 03:36PM

The University of Utah Utes begin the college football season by hosting the Idaho State Bengals at Rice-Eccles Stadium, 451 S. 1400 East, U. of U. campus, Salt Lake ...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 07:34AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Superstar couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt secretly got married last Saturday. It...

Updated on Aug 27, 2014 01:32PM

If you’re over 50 and looking for a job, Salt Lake City is a good place to be.

That’s the finding of a survey by Grandparents.com, t...

Updated on Aug 27, 2014 01:31PM

• Orange County, Calif., hip-hop musician and graffiti artist Phora performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $21, at Smi...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 07:22AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• You knew this was coming: Jesse Helt, the homeless runaway who accepted Miley Cyrus’...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 12:28PM

• Veteran punk-rock band The Offspring headlines the Summer Nationals tour at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Stif...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 10:00AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project has a right to sing the blues.

Salt Lake City musician John Thomas Draper performs blues and ...

Updated on Aug 27, 2014 07:04AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• If you were rooting for a new show to win an Emmy, you were sorely disappointed — be...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 03:46PM

• It’s the final week to see “Animal Inside Out,” the “Body Worlds” exhibit featuring anatomical specimens of animals, at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 09:24AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards — a...

Updated on Aug 22, 2014 02:57PM

• Reggae-rock band Rebelution brings its “Count Me In” summer tour tonight to Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna. Opening acts: Iration, The Green, Stick Figure. Sh...

Updated on Aug 22, 2014 10:08AM

It’s a bad weekend for Hollywood movies.

The most-anticipated opening — at least for teen girls — is “If I Stay,” a sticky-sweet rom...

Updated on Aug 22, 2014 09:35AM

If you need a fix of good independent movies in Salt Lake City this week, you better take care of it early.

The Broadway Centre Cine...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 08:49AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• A shoplifting suspect in jail for the last month told Beverly Hills police that he w...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 01:00PM

• Heavy-metal band Corrosion of Conformity performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Bl’ast, Brant Bjork, Lord Dying. Show starts at 6. T...

Updated on Aug 22, 2014 02:25PM

Julianne Hough is returning to “Dancing With the Stars” — but not to dance.

The Utah native and two-time “DWTS” pro champ will be jo...

Updated on Aug 22, 2014 09:06AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• The Toronto International Film Festival is dedicating an entire day, Sept. 5, to Bil...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 01:10PM

• Reggae superstar Ziggy Marley performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 9. Tickets are $35, at Smith’s Tix.

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Updated on Aug 20, 2014 01:09PM

One advantage to being a sensitive singer-songwriter in Utah: When you make a music video, you can throw a bed in the middle of the Utah desert and — BAM! — instant vis...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 07:47AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• The National Football League reportedly has asked music acts being considered for th...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 09:52AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project believes in the power of print.

Two Utah sisters — writer Brenda Fisher and photographer Tony...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 01:43PM

• Psychedelic pop-rock band Portugal. The Man and indie dance-rock band Grouplove co-headline at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. The show starts at 7,...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 01:14PM

Students around Utah will be getting some geometry with their art this school year.

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has ...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 08:01AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Taylor Swift announced her new album, “1989,” and released a video for the first sin...

Updated on Aug 18, 2014 12:34PM

• Swedish metal band Pray For Locust performs at The Dawg Pound, 3550 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Blood and Thunder, Turned to Stone. Show starts at 8. ...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 06:10PM

The people of Utah have spoken, and they want their homegrown punk rockers.

The 1999 rock comedy “SLC Punk” will close out the Sunda...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 08:47AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was No. 1 at the box office for a second weekend. The...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 01:12PM

U92’s Summer Jam, the Salt Lake City radio station’s annual hip-hop extravaganza, happens today and tonight at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lak...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 09:45AM

There’s a little something for everybody at the movies this weekend — as Hollywood’s August clearance sale continues.

The weekend’s ...

Updated on Aug 18, 2014 08:41AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Paul McCartney gave an electrifying show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park last ni...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 05:24PM

The granddaddy of modern comic books is coming back to Salt Lake Comic Con.

Stan Lee, “Stan the Man,” the legendary former head of M...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 05:11PM

Salt Lake Comic Con has booked a quartet of teen internet stars — and, with one of them, some controversy.

“The Fam Tour” — made up ...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 03:37PM

• Metal band Soulfly performs at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix.

•...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 03:37PM

Local artists — some of whom have unique personal stories — are donating their works for a charity auction set for this weekend.

The...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 08:43AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Singer Celine Dion has declared an indefinite hiatus from show business, to concentr...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 08:02AM

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced siren who smoldered onscreen with Humphrey Bogart an...

Updated on Aug 13, 2014 11:23AM

• Alt-rock superstar bands Fall Out Boy and Paramore co-headline at UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Opening act: New Politics. Show starts at 7. Tickets, ...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 01:32PM

• Two ‘80s rock acts, Michael McDonald and Toto, co-headline at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $62 (general), available...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 01:21PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

Priscilla Briggs, of Salt Lake City, founded ...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 08:40AM

Patrick Lowell was one of 10 million people who lost their homes to foreclosure in the global financial crisis of 2008.

Lowell, a Pa...

Updated on Aug 13, 2014 08:06AM

This is the part of the blog where I usually say, “Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture”. But there’s only one thing being talked about in pop culture today:...

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 01:27PM

• Rapper Shwayze performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix.

• Th...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 07:21AM

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

• The rebooted “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” made a whopping $65 million at the bo...

Updated on Aug 8, 2014 01:10PM

• The sixth annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival — featuring Utah artisans along with food, drink and kid’s activities — happens tonight and Saturday at the Gallivan Cen...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 08:51PM

Less than a week before Christmas, fans of energetic dancing will get an early present — when the “So You Think You Can Dance” tour arrives in Utah.

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Updated on Aug 8, 2014 12:21PM

Too many days in the Rockies apparently got to Lady Gaga.

The pop star/performance artist brought her “artRAVE: The artPOP Ball” tou...

Updated on Aug 8, 2014 09:56AM

Can four pizza-loving reptiles dethrone the “Guardians of the Galaxy” this weekend?

In terms of movie quality, no way, dude.

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 07:18AM

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

• Director Terry Gilliam says he’s trying again to make his “Don Quixote”-themed mo...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 12:44PM

Actor, filmmaker and Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford is suing the state of New York over a nine-year-old tax bill.

Redford...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 12:44PM

• Experimental post-punk band Xiu Xiu performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Circuit des Yeux, Jawwzz. Show starts at 7. ...

 
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