Movie Cricket Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/moviecricket Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Plans for tonight: Rocking (very, very) hard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58407254-66/http-com-www-lake.html.csp • Hard-rock heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat co-headline at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. Opening acts: Hellyeah, Nothing More. Show starts at 6. Tickets, from $36.75 to $42, at TicketMaster. • Pioneering punk band GBH performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix. • Rock band Citizen performs at The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: You Bl... • Hard-rock heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat co-headline at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. Opening acts: Hellyeah, Nothing More. Show starts at 6. Tickets, from $36.75 to $42, at TicketMaster. • Pioneering punk band GBH performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix. • Rock band Citizen performs at The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: You Bl... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58407254@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:29:02 MDT Sundance Institute picks 10 projects for first Episodic Story Lab http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58420607-66/hour-sundance-executive-producer.html.csp The Sundance Institute has announced the 10 projects that will be part of its first Episodic Story Lab — which aims to do for TV and online storytelling what the Feature Film Labs do for movies. The lab will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. It has been established with founding support by TV pioneer Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons”) and his wife Lyn. Applicants to the program had to submit a spec pilot script and a series ... The Sundance Institute has announced the 10 projects that will be part of its first Episodic Story Lab — which aims to do for TV and online storytelling what the Feature Film Labs do for movies. The lab will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. It has been established with founding support by TV pioneer Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons”) and his wife Lyn. Applicants to the program had to submit a spec pilot script and a series ... 58420607@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:03 MDT Sundance adding Grand Theatre to Salt Lake venues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58419986-66/sundance-grand-lake-salt.html.csp Utah residents can start registering Wednesday for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s locals-only passes — and this year, there’s a new Salt Lake City venue for locals to see movies. The Sundance Institute announced today that it will add the Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College’s Center for Arts and Media, at 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City, as a venue for the festival. The 1,100-seat Grand becomes the largest Sundance venue in Salt Lake City — and the second-largest overall, behind Pa... Utah residents can start registering Wednesday for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s locals-only passes — and this year, there’s a new Salt Lake City venue for locals to see movies. The Sundance Institute announced today that it will add the Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College’s Center for Arts and Media, at 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City, as a venue for the festival. The 1,100-seat Grand becomes the largest Sundance venue in Salt Lake City — and the second-largest overall, behind Pa... 58419986@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:11:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Matt Damon, ‘Bourne’ again? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58419532-66/bourne-com-damon-deadline.html.csp Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Matt Damon is in talks to return as Jason Bourne. [Deadline] • CW’s new “The Flash” series is bringing back a blast from the past: Amanda Pays, who starred in the ‘80s TV version of “The Flash,” will reprise her scientist character. [The Hollywood Reporter] • Don’t want that free U2 album? Apple has set up a website to help you delete it. [Entertainment Weekly] Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Matt Damon is in talks to return as Jason Bourne. [Deadline] • CW’s new “The Flash” series is bringing back a blast from the past: Amanda Pays, who starred in the ‘80s TV version of “The Flash,” will reprise her scientist character. [The Hollywood Reporter] • Don’t want that free U2 album? Apple has set up a website to help you delete it. [Entertainment Weekly] 58419532@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:40:02 MDT Plans for tonight: Cloud Cult descends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58407238-66/com-http-cloud-cult.html.csp • Guitarist Maxwell Hughes, known for his unique two-handed playing style, performs at Piper Down, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Free; must be 21 or older. • Experimental indie-rock band Cloud Cult performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $15, at 24Tix. • Guitarist Maxwell Hughes, known for his unique two-handed playing style, performs at Piper Down, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Free; must be 21 or older. • Experimental indie-rock band Cloud Cult performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $15, at 24Tix. 58407238@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:48:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: From a red cup to a tiara http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58415301-66/miss-york-box-com.html.csp Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is your Miss America 2015, winning by performing Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while rhythmically drumming on a red plastic cup (a la Anna Kendrick in “Pitch Perfect”). [AP, via ABC News] • Apple’s “free” U2 album giveaway reportedly cost the company $100 million to the band. [New York Times] • The thriller “No Good Deed” topped the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $24.5 million. [Box Office Mojo] Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is your Miss America 2015, winning by performing Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while rhythmically drumming on a red plastic cup (a la Anna Kendrick in “Pitch Perfect”). [AP, via ABC News] • Apple’s “free” U2 album giveaway reportedly cost the company $100 million to the band. [New York Times] • The thriller “No Good Deed” topped the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $24.5 million. [Box Office Mojo] 58415301@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:37:03 MDT Plans for the weekend: Mahler, Alabama, Zendaya and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58378281-66/http-com-www-tickets.html.csp • 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’s Grandstand show: ‘70s rock band Grand Funk Railroad at 7:30 p.m. (concert tickets are $25, and include fair admission). Saturday’s Grandstand show: Disney Channel star Zendaya (concert tickets are $22 in advance, $27 on the day of the show, and include fair admission). Sunday’s Grandstand show: Mexican acts Conjunto Prima... • 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’s Grandstand show: ‘70s rock band Grand Funk Railroad at 7:30 p.m. (concert tickets are $25, and include fair admission). Saturday’s Grandstand show: Disney Channel star Zendaya (concert tickets are $22 in advance, $27 on the day of the show, and include fair admission). Sunday’s Grandstand show: Mexican acts Conjunto Prima... 58378281@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:37:02 MDT Friday movie roundup: The worst movie ever made in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58406417-66/sltrib-entertainment-com-csp.html.csp 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 “Radio From Hell” show, to be the worst movie ever made in Utah. The Cricket does not make this pronouncement lightly — and he says it fully keeping in mind the movie that has long held that title, “Troll 2.” No, “108 Stitches,” a weakly executed and humorless campus raunch comedy, is that bad and worse. (Thankfully, it’s only openi... 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 “Radio From Hell” show, to be the worst movie ever made in Utah. The Cricket does not make this pronouncement lightly — and he says it fully keeping in mind the movie that has long held that title, “Troll 2.” No, “108 Stitches,” a weakly executed and humorless campus raunch comedy, is that bad and worse. (Thankfully, it’s only openi... 58406417@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:20:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: A new anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58406379-66/2014-broadway-com-entertainment.html.csp Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Say hello to your new “Weekend Update” anchor, Michael Che. The comedian and “Daily Show” contributor will join Colin Jost in reading satirical news on “Saturday Night Live,” taking over the spot held by castmember Cecily Strong. [Entertainment Weekly] • Actor Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct over an incident at a Broadway show in June, in a plea deal that avoids jail time and probation. [AP, via The Huffington Post] • “Mad Men... Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Say hello to your new “Weekend Update” anchor, Michael Che. The comedian and “Daily Show” contributor will join Colin Jost in reading satirical news on “Saturday Night Live,” taking over the spot held by castmember Cecily Strong. [Entertainment Weekly] • Actor Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct over an incident at a Broadway show in June, in a plea deal that avoids jail time and probation. [AP, via The Huffington Post] • “Mad Men... 58406379@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:46:03 MDT Plans for tonight: Drake and Lil Wayne face off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58378277-66/com-http-www-tickets.html.csp • 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 Grandstand show: The 33rd annual Country Showdown, featuring Nathan Osmond (included in fair admission). General-admission tickets are $10 for teens and adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over) and children (6 to 12), free for children under 5, at the gate. (Discount tickets available as Smith’s Food and Drug stores.) • Grammy-win... • 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 Grandstand show: The 33rd annual Country Showdown, featuring Nathan Osmond (included in fair admission). General-admission tickets are $10 for teens and adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over) and children (6 to 12), free for children under 5, at the gate. (Discount tickets available as Smith’s Food and Drug stores.) • Grammy-win... 58378277@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:02:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Pistorius not guilty of murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58401692-66/bbc-com-guilty-http.html.csp Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He still faces the possibility of a guilty verdict for “culpable homicide” (the equivalent of manslaughter in South Africa). [BBC News] • Zack Snyder has leaked a photo of the new Batmobile. Go nuts, people. [The Hollywood Reporter] • Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-1 character actor best known for playing the James Bond villain J... Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He still faces the possibility of a guilty verdict for “culpable homicide” (the equivalent of manslaughter in South Africa). [BBC News] • Zack Snyder has leaked a photo of the new Batmobile. Go nuts, people. [The Hollywood Reporter] • Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-1 character actor best known for playing the James Bond villain J... 58401692@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: U2’s new album, for free http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58397305-66/2014-album-com-deadline.html.csp 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. [Vulture] • Sure, they joked about it, but there really is a “23 Jump Street” in the planning stages. [Deadline] • EA Sports is updating its Madden 15 game to remove former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended by the NFL after video evidence of his domestic violence surfaced this week. [Entertainment Weekly] 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. [Vulture] • Sure, they joked about it, but there really is a “23 Jump Street” in the planning stages. [Deadline] • EA Sports is updating its Madden 15 game to remove former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended by the NFL after video evidence of his domestic violence surfaced this week. [Entertainment Weekly] 58397305@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:28:02 MDT