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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Sundance to launch film festival in Hong Kong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58246714-66/sundance-festival-film-hong.html.csp The Sundance Institute is expanding its global reach, with a version of the Sundance Film Festival launching this fall in Hong Kong. Sundance Film Festival — Hong Kong Selects will bring eight titles from this year’s Sundance Film Festival for their Hong Kong premieres over two weekends between Sept. 19 and Sept. 28, the institute announced Friday morning. The eight films, accompanied by a delegation of filmmakers and festival organizers, will be screened at The Metroplex, a newly opened cineple... The Sundance Institute is expanding its global reach, with a version of the Sundance Film Festival launching this fall in Hong Kong. Sundance Film Festival — Hong Kong Selects will bring eight titles from this year’s Sundance Film Festival for their Hong Kong premieres over two weekends between Sept. 19 and Sept. 28, the institute announced Friday morning. The eight films, accompanied by a delegation of filmmakers and festival organizers, will be screened at The Metroplex, a newly opened cineple... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58246714@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:10:03 MDT Plans for tonight: All hail the Wu-Tang Clan! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58224647-66/http-com-www-performs.html.csp • Legendary hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan performs in this week’s Twilight Concert Series show at Pioneer Park, 300 West and 300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Run the Jewels. Show starts at 7; gates open for Twilight Market at 5. Tickets are $5, at the gates. • Electro/folk-rock band Grizfolk performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $10, at 24Tix. • Grammy-winning country star Kix Brooks, formerly of the duo Brooks & Dunn, perf... • Legendary hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan performs in this week’s Twilight Concert Series show at Pioneer Park, 300 West and 300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Run the Jewels. Show starts at 7; gates open for Twilight Market at 5. Tickets are $5, at the gates. • Electro/folk-rock band Grizfolk performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $10, at 24Tix. • Grammy-winning country star Kix Brooks, formerly of the duo Brooks & Dunn, perf... 58224647@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: A break for Kodak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58245648-66/com-film-http-kodak.html.csp Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A coalition of Hollywood movie studios — spurred on by directors J.J. Abrams, Judd Apatow, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino — have struck a deal with Kodak to keep producing film, which is on the verge of disappearing in the age of digital. [Wall Street Journal] • Dick Smith, the pioneering movie make-up artist whose work included “The Godfather,” “The Exorcist,” “Little Big Man” and an Oscar win for “Amadeus,” has died at the age of 92... Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A coalition of Hollywood movie studios — spurred on by directors J.J. Abrams, Judd Apatow, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino — have struck a deal with Kodak to keep producing film, which is on the verge of disappearing in the age of digital. [Wall Street Journal] • Dick Smith, the pioneering movie make-up artist whose work included “The Godfather,” “The Exorcist,” “Little Big Man” and an Oscar win for “Amadeus,” has died at the age of 92... 58245648@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:46:02 MDT Plans for tonight: Metal ‘All Stars’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58224646-66/com-www-http-facebook.html.csp • The All Stars Tour, featuring hard-rock bands, rolls into In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Bands on the bill: I See Stars, The Acacia Strain, Like Moths To Flames, Slaves, Mutrix, Betraying The Martyrs, Palisades, Sworn In, Upon This Dawning, Kublai Khan. Show starts at noon. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix. • Real Salt Lake takes on the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium, 9270 S. State St., Sandy. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at the Rio ... • The All Stars Tour, featuring hard-rock bands, rolls into In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Bands on the bill: I See Stars, The Acacia Strain, Like Moths To Flames, Slaves, Mutrix, Betraying The Martyrs, Palisades, Sworn In, Upon This Dawning, Kublai Khan. Show starts at noon. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix. • Real Salt Lake takes on the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium, 9270 S. State St., Sandy. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at the Rio ... 58224646@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:01 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: From ‘Girls’ to Neverland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58241038-66/poster-2014-com-http.html.csp Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Girls” star Allison Williams has been cast in the title role of NBC’s holiday musical “Peter Pan Live!” She’ll be flying opposite Christopher Walken’s Captain Hook. [Entertainment Weekly] • Quentin Tarantino has released a poster of his next movie, the Western “The Hateful Eight.” [Vulture] • Paramount has apologized for a poster announcing the Australian release of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” because of the juxtaposition of the movie’s rel... Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Girls” star Allison Williams has been cast in the title role of NBC’s holiday musical “Peter Pan Live!” She’ll be flying opposite Christopher Walken’s Captain Hook. [Entertainment Weekly] • Quentin Tarantino has released a poster of his next movie, the Western “The Hateful Eight.” [Vulture] • Paramount has apologized for a poster announcing the Australian release of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” because of the juxtaposition of the movie’s rel... 58241038@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:37:02 MDT Macy’s City Creek seeking artists for holiday candy windows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58238009-66/artists-store-macy-create.html.csp 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. The Macy’s City Creek store, at 21 S. Main in downtown Salt Lake City, is again putting the call out to artists to create the store’s holiday candy windows — a tradition that dates back to when the Macy’s there was a ZCMI store. Macy’s will chose six artists to create a window display that evokes Salt Lake City and is made entirely of candy. This year... 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. The Macy’s City Creek store, at 21 S. Main in downtown Salt Lake City, is again putting the call out to artists to create the store’s holiday candy windows — a tradition that dates back to when the Macy’s there was a ZCMI store. Macy’s will chose six artists to create a window display that evokes Salt Lake City and is made entirely of candy. This year... 58238009@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:10:02 MDT Utah Crowd-Funding: Saving a Bug http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58237927-66/bug-beatrice-godette-crowd.html.csp 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 Lake City resident Sarah Godette found in an internet ad in May 2013. “There she was on my computer screen calling to me to come get her,” Godette wrote. “A few hours later she was mine.” Alas, Godette soon discovered problems with the car, and it has sat idle for nearly a year. Godette aims to restore Beatrice the Bug, “ to maintain the classic feel of the VW Bug whil... 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 Lake City resident Sarah Godette found in an internet ad in May 2013. “There she was on my computer screen calling to me to come get her,” Godette wrote. “A few hours later she was mine.” Alas, Godette soon discovered problems with the car, and it has sat idle for nearly a year. Godette aims to restore Beatrice the Bug, “ to maintain the classic feel of the VW Bug whil... 58237927@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:43:01 MDT Plans for tonight: Santana, sold out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58224644-66/com-www-http-facebook.html.csp • 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, Dethrone the Sovereign. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $12, at 24Tix. • Grammy Award-winning guitarist Carlos Santana performs at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30. The show is sold out. • Indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening a... • 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, Dethrone the Sovereign. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $12, at 24Tix. • Grammy Award-winning guitarist Carlos Santana performs at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30. The show is sold out. • Indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening a... 58224644@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:12:01 MDT ‘Millionaire’ auditions set for Friday at Valley Fair http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58237002-66/valley-fair-auditions-com.html.csp 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.” The syndicated game show will be holding auditions Friday at the Megaplex Theatres at Valley Fair, 3620 S. 2400 West, West Valley City. Sessions run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (The 7 p.m. session is for prospective contestants for the show’s upcoming “Movie Week.”) Those auditioning must be 18 or older, and a legal U.S... 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.” The syndicated game show will be holding auditions Friday at the Megaplex Theatres at Valley Fair, 3620 S. 2400 West, West Valley City. Sessions run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (The 7 p.m. session is for prospective contestants for the show’s upcoming “Movie Week.”) Those auditioning must be 18 or older, and a legal U.S... 58237002@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:36:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Prinze vs. Sutherland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58236389-66/prinze-sutherland-com-entertainment.html.csp Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Freddie Prinze Jr. says he nearly quit acting after working with Keifer Sutherland on “24.” “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world,” Prinze said. Sutherland’s response was more polite. [ABC News] • Warner Bros. has bought the film rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch.” [Entertainment Weekly] • James Shigeta, the Hawaiian-born actor who was one of the most prominent Asian-American actors in Hollywood,... Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Freddie Prinze Jr. says he nearly quit acting after working with Keifer Sutherland on “24.” “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world,” Prinze said. Sutherland’s response was more polite. [ABC News] • Warner Bros. has bought the film rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch.” [Entertainment Weekly] • James Shigeta, the Hawaiian-born actor who was one of the most prominent Asian-American actors in Hollywood,... 58236389@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:02 MDT Utah State Fair headliners: Beach Boys, Grand Funk Railroad, Zendaya http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58233916-66/fair-sept-com-http.html.csp 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 have slipped your attention that the 159th Utah State Fair actually will happen there, Sept. 4-14. The talent performing on the grandstand has been announced — and it includes three big headliners: Classic rock bands The Beach Boys (Sept. 8) and Grand Funk Railroad (Sept. 12), and Disney Channel singing sensation Zendaya (Sept. 13)... 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 have slipped your attention that the 159th Utah State Fair actually will happen there, Sept. 4-14. The talent performing on the grandstand has been announced — and it includes three big headliners: Classic rock bands The Beach Boys (Sept. 8) and Grand Funk Railroad (Sept. 12), and Disney Channel singing sensation Zendaya (Sept. 13)... 58233916@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:10:01 MDT Plans for tonight: Amos Lee brings the soul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58224642-66/com-http-www-lake.html.csp • 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. • The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! will perform at Lo-Fi Cafe, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Bumpin Uglies. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $10, at Smith’s Tix. • Folk/rock/soul musician Amos Lee performs at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Desert Noises. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are ... • 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. • The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! will perform at Lo-Fi Cafe, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Bumpin Uglies. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $10, at Smith’s Tix. • Folk/rock/soul musician Amos Lee performs at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Desert Noises. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are ... 58224642@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:52:01 MDT Right-wing rocker Nugent calls his critics ‘unclean vermin’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58232614-66/nugent-com-ted-http.html.csp 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.” “I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy,” Nugent said in a recent interview, via email, with Gannett Wisconsin Media. (Nugent played Saturday night in Oshkosh, Wis.) “By all indicators, I don’t think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, d... 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.” “I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy,” Nugent said in a recent interview, via email, with Gannett Wisconsin Media. (Nugent played Saturday night in Oshkosh, Wis.) “By all indicators, I don’t think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, d... 58232614@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:56:03 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: What was Comic Con’s biggest reveal? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58232467-66/com-http-2014-box.html.csp 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” teaser trailer? Wonder Woman’s new costume? Or the “Mad Max: Fury Road” trailer? [The Huffington Post, Vulture, Rope of Silicon] • “Lucy,” the sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson, topped the weekend box office with $44 million, beating out Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules.” So now can we have a stand-alone “Black Widow” movie, Marvel? [Box Office Mojo] • Now Que... 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” teaser trailer? Wonder Woman’s new costume? Or the “Mad Max: Fury Road” trailer? [The Huffington Post, Vulture, Rope of Silicon] • “Lucy,” the sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson, topped the weekend box office with $44 million, beating out Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules.” So now can we have a stand-alone “Black Widow” movie, Marvel? [Box Office Mojo] • Now Que... 58232467@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:02 MDT Plans for tonight: Listening to Train, free http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58198433-66/http-com-www-tickets.html.csp • 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 6 p.m. Tickets are $22, at Smith’s Tix. • Futuristic electronic/rock band Ghost Town performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix. • Country superstar Tim McGraw headlines tonight at Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening acts: K... • 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 6 p.m. Tickets are $22, at Smith’s Tix. • Futuristic electronic/rock band Ghost Town performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix. • Country superstar Tim McGraw headlines tonight at Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening acts: K... 58198433@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:37:02 MDT Friday movie roundup: A tale of Hoffman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58223642-66/sltrib-movie-com-csp.html.csp 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 theaters at the same time. Let’s start with the good stuff: “A Most Wanted Man” is a low-key spy thriller, smart and tense, and featuring the final starring role of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He plays Gunther Bachmann, a chain-smoking, hard-drinking, righteously jaded head of a secret German counter-intelligence unit that’s trying to r... 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 theaters at the same time. Let’s start with the good stuff: “A Most Wanted Man” is a low-key spy thriller, smart and tense, and featuring the final starring role of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He plays Gunther Bachmann, a chain-smoking, hard-drinking, righteously jaded head of a secret German counter-intelligence unit that’s trying to r... 58223642@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:16:02 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Comic Con gets a look at ‘Interstellar’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/58223580-66/duran-com-comic-con.html.csp 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 director Christopher Nolan and star Matthew McConaughey, talking about their upcoming movie “Interstellar” and showing a new trailer. [Entertainment Weekly] • Is there something they should know? And will it take depositions to find out? Duran Duran is suing one of its fan clubs, for breach of contract. [Chicago Sun-Times] • A Florida Republican legislator wants to ... 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 director Christopher Nolan and star Matthew McConaughey, talking about their upcoming movie “Interstellar” and showing a new trailer. [Entertainment Weekly] • Is there something they should know? And will it take depositions to find out? Duran Duran is suing one of its fan clubs, for breach of contract. [Chicago Sun-Times] • A Florida Republican legislator wants to ... 58223580@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:20:02 MDT