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The Cricket
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 Jul 29, 2014 04:55PM

Is it time to think about Christmas already? It is if you’re a major department store, or an artist who wants to create a classic display for one.

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Updated on Jul 29, 2014 02:43PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project aims to prolong a bug’s life.

The bug in question is Beatrice, an old VW Beetle that Salt Lak...

Updated on Jul 29, 2014 12:12PM

• Deathcore band Rings of Saturn performs at The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras, Dethron...

Updated on Jul 29, 2014 04:21PM

Would-be millionaires will be lining up at the Valley Fair Mall on Friday, for a chance to audition for the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

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Updated on Jul 29, 2014 10:23AM

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

• Freddie Prinze Jr. says he nearly quit acting after working with Keifer Sutherlan...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 04:10PM

Considering how real-estate developers have been drooling over the prospect of paving over or bulldozing the Utah State Fairpark at North Temple and 1000 West, it may h...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 11:52AM

• Pioneering punk band Black Flag performs on its Victimology Tour at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix. ...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 03:37PM

Ted Nugent, the ‘70s rock star who’s now more famous for his right-wing rants than for his music, has two words for his critics: “Unclean vermin.”

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Updated on Jul 29, 2014 07:51AM

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

• So what was Comic Con’s biggest reveal this weekend in San Diego? The “Mockingjay...

Updated on Jul 25, 2014 02:19PM

The Polyphonic Spree, the orchestral/choral pop-rock band, performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Sarah Jaffe. Show starts at...

Updated on Jul 25, 2014 09:16AM

It’s a week where Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last work, Roger Ebert’s last days, Michael Douglas’ worst mugging, and one of Scarlett Johansson’s weirder movies all hit th...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 08:35AM

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

• The big surprise at the first day of San Diego’s Comic Con was the appearance of ...

Updated on Jul 24, 2014 12:25PM

Salt Lake Comic Con has added more names to its line-up of celebrity guests over the last week.

Salt Lake Comic Con runs Sept. 4-6 ...

Updated on Jul 24, 2014 11:29AM

KRCL’s “Pie & Beer Day” fund-raiser — featuring pie from Salt Lake City bakeries Tulie Bakery, Eva Boulangerie and Cafe Trio — happens at Beer Bar, 161 E. 200 South, ...

Updated on Jul 25, 2014 08:12AM

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

• So, yeah, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer landed today, and is already being a...

Updated on Jul 24, 2014 11:05AM

On the streets of downtown Salt Lake City, where participants in the annual Days of ‘47 Parade wait for their turn to start on the route, the atmosphere Thursday mornin...

Updated on Jul 23, 2014 06:12PM

• Hardcore punk band 7 Seconds performs at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: The Copyrights. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix...

Updated on Jul 24, 2014 10:06AM

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

• The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its first block of movies, ...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 01:46PM

• Blues-rock group The Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes. Show start...

Updated on Jul 29, 2014 02:30PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project provides front-row tickets to a revolution.

The Hive Theatre Company, a Salt Lake City theatr...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 08:12AM

It’s been a month since director James Merendino wrapped filming in Salt Lake City on “Punk’s Dead,” and he’s just released the first teaser trailer.

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Updated on Jul 23, 2014 07:22AM

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

• Robert Downey Jr. is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood for the second year in a...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 03:37PM

• Indie-folk band Cotton Jones performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: New God, Good Company. Show starts at 7. Tickets ar...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 09:10AM

Uah singer David Archuleta returned from his LDS mission earlier this year, but he’s still got the travel bug.

Archuleta, the former...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 07:33AM

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

• J.J. Abrams is making the Internet go nuts today, by releasing a video that shows...

Updated on Jul 19, 2014 10:27PM

After 10 years at the Utah Film Commission, Marshall Moore is leaving as its executive director.

“The deciding factor was the will o...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 01:55PM

Country Explosion 2014 concludes its four-day run this weekend at the Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, Tooele. Tonight: Singing superstar Reba McEntire, wit...

Updated on Jul 19, 2014 08:27PM

It’s not a great weekend for new movies. In fact, it’s pretty awful.

The weekend’s big studio openings include two sequels for movie...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 08:13AM

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

• Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, who performed Stephen Sondheim’s works like no on...

Updated on Jul 17, 2014 01:47PM

Country Explosion 2014 begins its four-day run at the Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, Tooele. Tonight’s headliner: Country trio Rascal Flatts, with opening...

Updated on Jul 17, 2014 01:46PM

Are you feeling sexy, Salt Lake City?

A national survey by the real-estate website Movoto says Salt Lake City is the second-sexiest ...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 08:33AM

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

• Marvel Comics is talking up some big changes to its “Avengers” title, including a...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 04:36PM

Derek and Julianna Hough’s homecoming is being put off by a day.

The Utah-rasied brother-and-sister dancers were to perform tonight ...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 03:21PM

• Grammy-winning rock bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry performs at USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening act: An acoustic set by The Plain Wh...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 04:51PM

If you go to the movies tonight at the Century Cinemas 16 in South Salt Lake City, you might find yourself in the middle of a New York labor dispute.

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Updated on Jul 17, 2014 07:41AM

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

• Yo, Adrian! The musical “Rocky” is closing on Broadway on Aug. 17, after five mo...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 01:14PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project is far out.

Cosmic rock band Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts, from Springville, is embarking on ...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 01:07PM

• Alternative hip-hop band Jurassic 5 performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies (Melo D) & MC Supernatural....

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 07:00AM

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

• “Weird Al” Yankovic is releasing eight videos in eight days to tout his new album...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 08:50PM

A set of eight paintings by the legendary Utah artist Arnold Friberg is going on the auction block this weekend — but people in Utah can see the artwork before the sale...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 12:52PM

Save Us From the Archon, an experimental/post-hardcore/progressive band from Pennsylvania, performs at The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake Cit...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 03:16PM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture that isn’t about Germany winning the World Cup:

• “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” t...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 06:54PM

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is going to have a major role in an upcoming movie.

The inspirational film, called “Singing With Angels,...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 01:17PM

Looking to expand your mind this weekend? Here are two museum exhibits you should consider:

• “Early Utah Masterpieces,” an exhibit ...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 02:06PM

• The Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival happens tonight and Saturday, at Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Tonight’s headliner: Ellis Hall. Sat...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 01:40PM

It could be a dream come true for many middle-aged Utah women: To sleep with Donny Osmond.

Settle down, everyone, it’s perfecly inno...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 09:08AM

There’s just one thing you have to do this weekend at the movies: Go ape.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is the real deal, an exci...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 08:53AM

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

• Yes, Rosie O’Donnell is returning to “The View.” Still can’t make me watch it. [V...

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 11:29AM

Bob Weir & RatDog, keeping the flame of The Grateful Dead alive, performs at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. Show starts ...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 07:30AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture (not counting this morning’s Emmy nominations):

• Robert Redford is set to play Dan ...

 
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