COMEDY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMEDY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: They laughed at our work, and that was the idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837057-82/humor-comedy-palestinian-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837057-82/humor-comedy-palestinian-bank.html.csp">Op-ed: They laughed at our work, and that was the idea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joel Warner </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Peter Mcgraw</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to the Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T16:43:01.884-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everyone thought we were crazy when we said we were going to the Palestinian territories in search of comedy. You mean the war-torn region that’s been under Israeli occupation for decades? A place that’s synonymous with suicide bombers and Israeli army incursions? Oh, sure, they’d crack. It’s going to be hilarious. But this is exactly what we discovered during our travels in the West Bank: lots of comedy. In a busy cafe in the capital city, Ramallah, we met a young woman who considered it utterl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837057@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:01 MDT Daniel Radcliffe on why New York audiences rock http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826617-223/radcliffe-says-potter-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826617-223/radcliffe-says-potter-think.html.csp">Daniel Radcliffe on why New York audiences rock</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:29:04.342-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he’s onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage. The former “Harry Potter” star is consistently greeted by a burst of applause when makes his entrance on Broadway, no matter if it’s a musical or a drama. The first time it happened was in “Equus” in 2008 and he had to stop himself from laughing. “It’s just something we are so unaccustomed to in England,” Radcliffe says. “Obviously, it’s a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266172014-04-16T08:29:04.342-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:29:04.342-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826617@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:29:04 MDT Scott D. Pierce: End these 9 TV shows; save these 7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798212-223/bad-shows-abc-cbs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798212-223/bad-shows-abc-cbs.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: End these 9 TV shows; save these 7</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T08:25:18.703-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Over the next few weeks, TV programmers will make final decisions about which shows they will renew and which they’ll kick to the curb. A lot of series have already been picked up. A bunch have gotten the ax. And a bunch more that are “on the bubble” — they might get renewed, they might not. And that decision will usually come down to a network’s new program development; whether programmers think a potential new series will be stronger than what it would replace. These days, pretty much every s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798212@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:25:18 MDT Movie review: ‘Draft Day’ goes long, plays fast and scores http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786588-223/sonny-draft-browns-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786588-223/sonny-draft-browns-config.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Draft Day’ goes long, plays fast and scores</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T09:36:51.826-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a delightful irony that “Draft Day,” a movie about America’s gaudy celebration of pro football’s newest players, showcases two of Hollywood’s old dogs: actor Kevin Costner and director Ivan Reitman. Costner stars as Sonny Weaver Jr., general manager of the beleaguered Cleveland Browns, who’s having a hectic day. It’s been a week since the death of his father, the beloved Browns coach whom Sonny fired last season. Sonny’s girlfriend, Ali (Jennifer Garner), who runs finances in the Browns’ fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786588@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:36:51 MDT Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57803210-223/colbert-letterman-cbs-late.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57803210-223/colbert-letterman-cbs-late.html.csp">Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T14:28:07.527-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 02:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy. Colbert, 49, has been hosting “The Colbert Report” at 11:30 p.m. ET since 2005, in character as a fictional conservative talk-show host. The character will retire with “The Colbert Report.” “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a hig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578032102014-04-10T14:28:07.527-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T14:28:07.527-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:28:07 MDT It's true -- Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57801961-63/colbert-cbs-late-announced.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57801961-63/colbert-cbs-late-announced.html.csp">It's true -- Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T11:27:32.481-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well, that didn't take long. A week after David Letterman announced that he will retire from the "Late Show" in 2015, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will succeed him. Clearly, CBS and Colbert must have been talking about this for some time. Here's the release from the network: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Colbert Report," will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801961@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:27:32 MDT Salt Lake Comedy Festival brings the laughs this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57791524-66/comedy-lake-salt-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57791524-66/comedy-lake-salt-festival.html.csp">Salt Lake Comedy Festival brings the laughs this week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:47:14.102-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looking for a laugh this week? The fourth annual Salt Lake Comedy Festival aims to give you a few. The event boasts both well-known and up-and-coming performers in every area of comedy: Stand-up, improv, film and more. Here’s the schedule of events and locations: Wednesday, 7 p.m. • The Salt Lake Comedy Film Festival, featuring local comedic films — including the premiere of Lucas Millhouse’s sports comedy “Whip Brawler.” Sponsored by the Salt Lake Film Society. Location: Broadway Centre Cinema...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791524@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:14 MDT Legendary star Mickey Rooney has died at age 93 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57783762-223/rooney-mickey-films-later.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57783762-223/rooney-mickey-films-later.html.csp">Legendary star Mickey Rooney has died at age 93</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANTHONY McCARTNEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T11:36:56.093-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood’s top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the “show” part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals. Pint-sized, precocious, impish, irrepress...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577837622014-04-07T11:36:56.093-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T11:36:56.093-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57783762@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:36:56 MDT Movie review: Luxury and laughs in ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702188-223/anderson-hotel-budapest-grand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702188-223/anderson-hotel-budapest-grand.html.csp">Movie review: Luxury and laughs in ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T09:21:03.167-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“The Grand Budapest Hotel” may be director Wes Anderson’s most intricately constructed and lushly designed jewel box — and that’s saying something for the guy who made “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” But this comedy-drama, set in the decadent glamour of pre-World War II Europe and the squalid drabness of the Iron Curtain, is also the most sweetly nostalgic and wistful. Anderson — who shares story credit with Hugo Anderson and cites the pre-war Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig as an ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702188@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:21:03 MDT Movie review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ makes fun of itself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702182-223/muppets-movie-constantine-kermit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702182-223/muppets-movie-constantine-kermit.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ makes fun of itself</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T16:54:02.647-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our old friends in fur and felt are back in “Muppets Most Wanted,” a comedy that delivers laughs the way Miss Piggy delivers karate chops: hard, frequent and unexpected. The new movie follows up 2011’s “The Muppets” directly, with the end of that movie’s final scene. As the assistant director (Rob Corddry, one of the movie’s many random celebrity cameos) yells, “That’s a wrap,” the Muppet gang find that now that they’re all back together, they really should do something — and that something is t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702182@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:54:02 MDT Actor finds the comedy of the ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ face-off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57671630-223/women-relationships-mars-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57671630-223/women-relationships-mars-book.html.csp">Actor finds the comedy of the ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ face-off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg WEIst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T17:37:31.371-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Readers learned to expect sparks of drama from the Mars-Venus interplanetary face-off of male-female relationships, from John Gray’s ubiquitous selp-help book, first published in 1992. Now insights drawn from “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” have been transformed into another kind of theater. Actor and “Moth” storyteller Peter Story will perform a one-person show about gender aliens and relationships on Thursday, March 20, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The touring show d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671630@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:37:31 MDT Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57687428-223/brenner-comedian-david-tonight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57687428-223/brenner-comedian-david-tonight.html.csp">Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LYNN ELBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Television Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T17:13:01.709-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned “Tonight Show” favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standup comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, died Saturday. He was 78. Brenner, who had been fighting cancer, died peacefully at his home in New York City with his family at his side, according to Jeff Abraham, his friend and publicist. “David Brenner was a huge star when I met him and he took me under his wing. To me, historically, he was ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576874282014-03-15T17:13:01.709-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T17:13:01.709-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687428@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:13:01 MDT TV review: ‘Rescue Me’ fans (and others) will like ‘Sirens’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57642247-63/leary-rescue-sirens-comedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57642247-63/leary-rescue-sirens-comedy.html.csp">TV review: ‘Rescue Me’ fans (and others) will like ‘Sirens’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T10:48:11.226-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you were a fan of “Rescue Me,” you’ll definitely want to check out USA “Sirens.” (Two episodes of the series air tonight at 11:01 and 11:32 p.m. on USA.) Denis Leary is a creator/writer/executive producer of this new half-hour comedy about EMTs, and it definitely has the same comic sensibility as “Rescue Me.” There’s more emphasis on the comedy this time; the show is 30 minutes instead of 60 minutes; and Leary isn’t in it. But there are similarities. “Sirens” centers on three EMTs. Johnny (Mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57642247@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:48:11 MDT Harold Ramis, a filmmaker who let us all laugh together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57597672-223/ramis-groundhog-murray-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57597672-223/ramis-groundhog-murray-iframe.html.csp">Harold Ramis, a filmmaker who let us all laugh together</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ann Hornaday </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T15:29:01.105-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I always drink to world peace.” That’s just one of the myriad oft-quoted lines from “Groundhog Day,” by many lights the life’s masterwork of Harold Ramis, who died Monday at 69. The 1993 film — which starred Bill Murray as a cynical weatherman who goes on a fugue-like journey through the time-space continuum while covering the holiday in Punxsutawney, Pa. — has entered the pantheon of classic American comedies, revered for its philosophical loop-de-loops, unabashed romance and characteristicall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57597672@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:29:01 MDT Comedy legend Harold Ramis dead at 69 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57591484-200/ramis-comedy-chicago-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57591484-200/ramis-comedy-chicago-iframe.html.csp">Comedy legend Harold Ramis dead at 69</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMMY WEBBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T17:34:12.979-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harold Ramis, the bespectacled “Ghostbusters” sidekick to Bill Murray whose early grounding in live comedy led to blockbuster movies such as “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day,” died Monday. He was 69. Ramis, who suffered for several years from an autoimmune disease that caused inflammation and damage to his blood vessels, died at his home in the Chicago suburbs, surrounded by family and friends, his talent agency said. Perhaps his greatest legacy is his influence...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575914842014-02-25T17:34:12.979-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T17:34:12.979-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:34:12 MDT Movie review: ‘3 Days to Kill’ blends 3 elements badly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57574095-223/ethan-kill-costner-bad.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57574095-223/ethan-kill-costner-bad.html.csp">Movie review: ‘3 Days to Kill’ blends 3 elements badly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T16:48:03.496-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kevin Costner’s comeback vehicle “3 Days to Kill” tries to be blend three elements, which is at least one too many. It’s an action/thriller, with Costner starring as Ethan Renner, a CIA assassin who maims, tortures and kills people. A whole lot of people. It’s a family drama, with Ethan trying to repair his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) and wife (Connie Nielsen). And Ethan ends up forging some sort of familial relationship with the family squatting in his P...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574095@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:48:03 MDT Friday movie roundup: ‘Pompeii’ or play? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57579271-66/sltrib-com-cricket-html.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57579271-66/sltrib-com-cricket-html.html.csp">Friday movie roundup: ‘Pompeii’ or play?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T10:21:02.693-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 10:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A recent story in Slate offered statistical proof that February is the month where the worst movies open. The movies opening this weekend seem to bear that out. “Seem to” because The Cricket — who just got back from vacation this week — hasn’t seen them, but he believes what he hears from others. The Cricket’s trusted colleague Scott D. Pierce saw the action movie “3 Days to Kill,” a loopy story about a CIA assassin (Kevin Costner) trying to thwart international terrorists, reconcile with his te...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579271@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:21:02 MDT