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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 Sep 12, 2014 02:01PM

The 158th annual Utah State Fair concludes this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. this weekend. Tonight’...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 10:20AM

Before we get to the decent movies this week, let us pause to consider “108 Stitches” — which The Cricket declared, while on his regular Thursday appearance on X96’s “R...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 09:46AM

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

• Say hello to your new “Weekend Update” anchor, Michael Che. The comedian and “Daily ...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 01:02PM

The 158th annual Utah State Fair continues this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Today’s hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tonight’s Gran...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 09:32AM

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

• Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of murder in the shootin...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 07:02AM

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

• U2 has a new album, and if you’ve got an iTunes account, you can get it for free. [V...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 12:13PM

The 158th annual Utah State Fair continues this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Today’s hours are noon to 11 p.m. Tonight’s Grandst...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 09:40AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project can be summed up in two words: “Go Utes!”

Sandy filmmakers Thomas and Dave Cook are mounting ...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 07:21AM

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

• Some Broadway theaters will dim their lights tonight in tribute to Joan Rivers — aft...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 12:40PM

The 158th annual Utah State Fair continues this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Today’s hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tonight’s Gran...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 07:15AM

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

• The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — that’s Prince William and his wife, the former K...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 06:28PM

James Hong may not be the most famous celebrity at Salt Lake Comic Con — but he may be the most prolific.

“This is my 60th year [in ...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 03:02PM

With so much happening this weekend in Salt Lake City — Salt Lake Comic Con, the Utah State Fair, the Salt Lake City Greek Festival — it’s just as well that there’s not...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 03:31PM

The 158th annual Utah State Fair continues this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and Satu...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 07:23AM

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

• Comedians and other celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the caustically funny Joan ...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 03:37PM

This time next year, a Cannibal will have people screaming their heads off at Lagoon.

The Farmington amusement park has announced it...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 09:31AM

Hearing the news that Joan Rivers, the legendary comedienne and showbiz survivor, has died at the age of 81, I thought back to the time when I swore at her.

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 12:42PM

The 158th annual Utah State Fair kicks off its 11-day run today at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Hours today are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets ...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 09:19AM

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

• The “stars” for season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” have been announced — and they...

Updated on Sep 3, 2014 11:50AM

• Sacramento-based rocking blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will celebrate the release of their new CD, “You Asked for It ... Live!”, at Bleu Bistro, 1615 S. Foothill...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 06:02PM

Chrissie Hynde is touring this fall, for the first time under her own name — rather than as leader of The Pretenders. And Salt Lake City is one of her stops.

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 07:14AM

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

• TBS has cancelled Cee-Lo Green’s reality show, partly because of bad ratings — but a...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 03:37PM

• Metalcore band Crown the Empire performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Secrets, Volumes, Ice Nine Kills, The Family Ruin. Show starts at 6....

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 09:33AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project aims to bring a videogame to life.

Orem filmmaker and composer Josh Aker is a big fan of the ...

Updated on Sep 3, 2014 07:14AM

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

• The FBI is investigating the scumbag or scumbags who hacked into the personal accoun...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 10:18AM

• Emo/alt-rock bands Hawthorne Heights and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus co-headline at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Everybody Run, Senick, Famous...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 04:13PM

This is how bad Labor Day weekend is for movies: The best movie opening today is 30 years old.

That would be Ivan Reitman’s action c...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 09:30AM

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

• Joan Rivers is “resting comfortably” in a New York hospital, her daughter Melissa s...

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 29, 2014 07:26AM

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 Sep 2, 2014 09:54AM

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 29, 2014 11:24AM

• 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,...

 
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