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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 Oct 20, 2014 01:35PM

• L.A. rock band together Pangea headlines the Caravan of Stars Tour, which lands at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Mozes & The Firstborn...

Updated on Oct 20, 2014 09:17AM

It may be a little cold to be thinking about next summer’s concerts at Usana Amphitheatre, but not for country singer Alan Jackson.

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Updated on Oct 20, 2014 09:18AM

For fans of ‘90s punk and riot grrrl music, it’s the equivalent of a Beatles reunion: Sleater-Kinney is getting back together.

Accor...

Updated on Oct 20, 2014 08:41AM

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

• The World War II drama “Fury” captured the top of the weekend box-office charts, ...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 02:20PM

• Alt-rock band Anberlin performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix.

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 11:43AM

Robert Redford may soon be seeing dragons.

The movie-industry trade paper The Hollywood Reporter writes that the actor-director and ...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 11:30AM

Chrissie Hynde’s concert on Nov. 24 is moving to a new venue — and ticket buyers will get a bargain.

Hynde, the longtime leader of T...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 11:19AM

Two weeks until Halloween, this week’s best new movie celebrates Dia de los Muertos — Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

“The Book of Life” i...

Updated on Oct 20, 2014 08:16AM

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

• Family members say the body found in a ravine near Seattle is that of actress Mis...

Updated on Oct 16, 2014 12:26PM

• Rock band The Pretty Reckless, fronted by former “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen, performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Crash Midnight, A...

Updated on Oct 16, 2014 02:07PM

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concerts will bring the residents of 123 Sesame Street, and a Disney star, to Salt Lake City.

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Updated on Oct 17, 2014 08:07AM

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

• Finally, there will be a “Wonder Woman” movie — in 2017. That’s the best news fro...

Updated on Oct 15, 2014 04:58PM

Shonen Knife, the trailblazing all-female Japanese pop-punk band, performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt lake City. Opening act: Foster Body. Show starts at 6. ...

Updated on Oct 16, 2014 08:16AM

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

• Bono took to Facebook to apologize for forcing everyone to upload U2’s newest alb...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 01:55PM

• Deathcore band Born of Osiris will perform at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Thy Art Is Murder, Betraying the Martyrs, Within the Ruins, Erra. ...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 10:37AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

The Salt Lake Dance Center is preparing to mount i...

Updated on Oct 15, 2014 09:35AM

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

• Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will return as Iron Man in the third “Captain Americ...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 01:35PM

• The Utah Jazz continue their pre-season schedule by hosting the Los Angeles Clippers, at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Ticket...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 09:45AM

Donny Osmond made television history in Great Britain this weekend — and British TV viewers and critics weren’t happy about it.

The ...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 09:39AM

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

• Hip-hop star Iggy Azalea leads all nominees for the American Music Awards, with s...

Updated on Oct 10, 2014 03:20PM

• Hardcore band Finch performs tonight at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Maps & Atlases. Show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $22, at Smith’s Tix.

Updated on Oct 10, 2014 01:33PM

Usually, putting words like “terrible” or “horrible” in a movie title is an open invitation to critics to attack the film like it was a piñata.

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Updated on Oct 13, 2014 07:07AM

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

• Katy Perry will perform the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show next February, accordin...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 04:00PM

• Pioneering hip-hop artist KRS-One leads the Elevated Minds Festival, at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Immortal Technique, Slick Rick. Show sta...

Updated on Oct 10, 2014 07:23AM

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

• French author Patrick Modiano has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Th...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 11:45AM

• Progressive post-hardcore band Hail the Sun headlines the Blue Swan tour, arriving at The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Stolas,...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 07:13AM

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

• Fallout is growing for actor Stephen Collins, after an audiotape surfaced in whic...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 01:05PM

• ‘90s pop/hip-hop star Aaron Carter performs at the Murray Theatre, 4961 S. State St., Murray. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix and 24Tix.

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Updated on Oct 14, 2014 09:50AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project aims to bring vegan junk food to the masses.

Vegans in the Salt Lake City area are familiar w...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 10:14AM

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

• Time to order another slice of pie: David Lynch and Mark Frost are bringing back ...

Updated on Oct 6, 2014 02:53PM

• Garage-pop band Total Slacker performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Paws, Flashlights. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $8, at 2...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 06:55PM

Six projects have been selected for the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, set for later this month at the Sundance resort in Provo Canyon.

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Updated on Oct 7, 2014 07:18AM

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

• Trinidad-born multi-talented artist Geoffrey Holder has died at the age of 84. Ho...

Updated on Oct 3, 2014 03:28PM

• Rock band Babylon A.D. performs tonight at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Outside Infinity, Soundingstone, Angel Reign, Berlin Breaks, Seven...

Updated on Oct 3, 2014 11:48AM

The folks behind Salt Lake Comic Con are looking to set a date for the second Fan Experience, or FanX, and want the fans to help them decide.

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Updated on Oct 3, 2014 10:59AM

“Gone Girl” is here, and it was worth the wait.

Director David Fincher and screenwriter Gillian Flynn (adapting her best-selling nov...

Updated on Oct 6, 2014 08:59AM

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

• The members of the English boy band One Direction are investors in the Australian...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 12:28PM

• Drone-metal band Earth will perform at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening act: King Dude. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix.

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 10:08AM

Robert Redford will need to make room in his trophy case for another lifetime-achievement award.

This time, it’s the International D...

Updated on Oct 3, 2014 08:58AM

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

• Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, will make four movies exclusive...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 12:00PM

• California rock band Trapt will perform to celebrate its newest CD, “Reborn,” at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 03:54PM

Neon Trees is returning to Provo this weekend — and everyone’s invited to the homecoming party.

The chart-topping rock band has been...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 01:11PM

The most famous lips in cult-movie history are coming to Salt Lake City next week.

The fifth annual Salty Horror Convention and Inte...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 09:36AM

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

• Tracy Morgan’s doctor says the comedian might not ever perform again, because of ...

Updated on Sep 30, 2014 01:47PM

• Garage-punk band The Maxies, which bills itself as “the biggest band in Greenland,” perorms at The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City. Opening act:...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 09:35AM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project launches an epic battle between two tenacious combatants.

Provo developers Jana and Michael M...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 07:19AM

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

• Netflix has announced its first original movie: The sequel to “Crouching Tiger, H...

Updated on Sep 29, 2014 01:58PM

• Pop superstar Katy Perry brings her “Prismatic” tour to EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Tegan and Sara. Show starts at 7. Tickets, f...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 01:11PM

Short literary fiction will get the spotlight in Salt Lake City in November, when the touring version of the public-radio program “Selected Shorts” comes in for a readi...

Updated on Sep 29, 2014 01:15PM

Utah has lost out on a major Hollywood production, as director Quentin Tarantino announced he will be making his Western “The Hateful Eight” in Colorado.

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