REVIEW - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REVIEW News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Movie review: ‘Boyhood’ explores growing up, a year at a time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234110-223/linklater-boyhood-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234110-223/linklater-boyhood-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Boyhood’ explores growing up, a year at a time</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="2014-08-01T16:31:17.946-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richard Linklater’s new film “Boyhood” is a moving drama based on a daring yet shockingly simple premise: What would happen if a movie followed a family over a decade, watching the parents age and the children grow into adults? Linklater experimented with this sort of time-capsule filmmaking with his “Before Sunrise” trilogy, three movies that captured a romance between two people (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) in their 20s, then in their 30s (in “Before Sunset”) and finally in their 40s (in “Bef...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58234110@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:31:17 MDT Cyprus passes international bailout review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224141-79/cyprus-bailout-european-international.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224141-79/cyprus-bailout-european-international.html.csp">Cyprus passes international bailout review</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T13:16:09.373-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 01:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nicosia, Cyprus • Cyprus’ international creditors said Friday that the country’s bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has moved forward and more steps have been taken to shore up the banking sector. But they urged authorities to tackle the high number of bad loans that are a drag on economic growth and job creation because they keep banks from lending. In a statement issued after the end of Cyprus’ fifth bailout review, the European ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582241412014-07-25T13:16:09.373-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T13:16:09.373-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224141@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:09 MDT Movie review: Reiner’s ‘And So It Goes’ is a comic low point http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58206433-223/oren-stars-movie-goes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58206433-223/oren-stars-movie-goes.html.csp">Movie review: Reiner’s ‘And So It Goes’ is a comic low point</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="2014-07-24T15:47:56.465-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rob Reiner hits the bottom of the romantic-comedy barrel in “And So It Goes,” a desperately unfunny movie that assaults the dignity of its stars and the audience. Michael Douglas stars as Oren Little, a self-absorbed, mean-spirited and bigoted real-estate agent in a sleepy Connecticut town. Oren is suddenly saddled with caring for Sarah (Sterling Jerins), the daughter of his estranged son, Luke (Scott Shepherd), who is soon to serve a brief prison stretch for insider trading. Oren tries to fob ...</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> 58206433@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:47:56 MDT Movie review: ‘Lucy’ is convoluted sci-fi that’s not crazy enough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215368-223/lucy-movie-besson-crazy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215368-223/lucy-movie-besson-crazy.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Lucy’ is convoluted sci-fi that’s not crazy enough</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="2014-07-24T15:41:02-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those expecting a straight-ahead action movie in Luc Besson’s “Lucy” may find this sci-fi head-scratcher a little crazy — but I don’t think it’s crazy enough. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, an American student in Taiwan who becomes an unwilling drug mule for a nasty Asian crime boss, Mr. Jang (played by the Korean star Choi Min-Sik). A pouch of a mysterious drug is surgically implanted in her belly, but when the parcel bursts into her bloodstream, the drug takes effect, opening up her mental...</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> 58215368@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:41:02 MDT Movie review: In ‘Wish I Was Here,’ Braff mixes high drama and low comedy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211773-223/braff-movie-wish-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211773-223/braff-movie-wish-config.html.csp">Movie review: In ‘Wish I Was Here,’ Braff mixes high drama and low comedy</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="2014-07-24T15:43:28.343-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 03:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Director/star Zach Braff shows in the famously crowd-funded comedy-drama “Wish I Was Here” that he’s equally appealing and infuriating on both sides of the camera. Braff stars as Aiden Bloom, a 35-year-old Los Angeleno whose dream of being a successful actor could be hitting its sell-by date. His patient wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), is supporting the family with a dead-end job at the water department; his father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), is paying to send their kids, Grace (Joey King) and Ticker (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> 58211773@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:43:28 MDT U.S. job-training review emphasizes data, employers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211040-79/programs-training-job-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211040-79/programs-training-job-obama.html.csp">U.S. job-training review emphasizes data, employers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T11:26:01.662-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Obama spoke at a signing ceremony for bipartisan job-training legislation aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally funded programs. Obama said it will give states and cities more flexibility in managing their job-training programs. The White House used the occasion to release a six-month review of federal job-training programs. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582110402014-07-22T11:26:01.662-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T11:26:01.662-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211040@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:26:01 MDT Pundit minds. Small circles: Common Core ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206993-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206993-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp">Pundit minds. Small circles: Common Core ...</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="2014-07-21T13:38:01.919-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Give Common Core an honest review — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... ‘We don’t have local control now,’ says Utah’s leading Common Core opponent, Utah Eagle Forum leader Gayle Ruzicka. ‘We have federal control’. “That is not true, and Ruzicka knows it. Whatever embrace the state has made or continues to make of the Common Core standards, they have never been mandatory. The state remains totally in control, which is why Gov. Herbert can convene this effort to review and perhaps change its stan...</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> 58206993@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198661-82/core-common-utah-standards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198661-82/core-common-utah-standards.html.csp">Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T13:38:01.369-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to review Utah’s adoption of national “Common Core” standards for education may produce useful information, but it will not, as the governor says, “settle this question once and for all.” Arguably, no debate of what to teach children is ever settled, but in this case the reason it won’t be settled is because the people questioning the Common Core are not interested in settling it. They aren’t even interested in accurately describing the situation. “We don’t have l...</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> 58198661@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT Movie review: Christian thriller ‘Persecuted’ is unintentionally silly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186228-223/luther-movie-persecuted-harrison.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186228-223/luther-movie-persecuted-harrison.html.csp">Movie review: Christian thriller ‘Persecuted’ is unintentionally silly</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="2014-07-18T11:41:16.429-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They call blockbusters like the “Transformers” franchise “critic-proof,” but the Christian-themed “Persecuted” earns the honor — because, in its title, this ludicrous political thriller tells its audience how to feel if anyone dares to dislike the movie. TV evangelist John Luther (James Remar) tells the liberal Sen. Harrison (Bruce Davison) he won’t support the senator’s sweeping religious-equality bill, so the senator engineers a plot to frame Luther for a teen girl’s murder. Luther, now a fug...</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> 58186228@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:41:16 MDT Movie review: Polanski takes on kinky Broadway tale ‘Venus in Fur’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186256-223/polanski-venus-amalric-fur.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186256-223/polanski-venus-amalric-fur.html.csp">Movie review: Polanski takes on kinky Broadway tale ‘Venus in Fur’</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="2014-07-18T11:34:42.75-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sexual gamesmanship gets a French twist in “Venus in Fur,” director Roman Polanski’s kinky adaptation of David Ives’ Tony-nominated play. Some of the kink is inherent in the story, a two-character tale about a playwright, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), auditioning an actress, Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner), for the lead in his adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 1870 novel “Venus in Furs,” the book that helped coin the word “masochism.” In Ives’ play and the screenplay he and Polanski adapted, 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> 58186256@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:34:42 MDT Movie review: ‘Girl on the Train’ a slow trip to nowhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186257-223/train-girl-movie-review.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186257-223/train-girl-movie-review.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Girl on the Train’ a slow trip to nowhere</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="2014-07-18T11:31:16.532-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The indie thriller “The Girl on the Train” is a mere 80 minutes, but so self-important and slow that it makes time move backward. Danny (“Lost’s” Henry Ian Cusick) is a documentarian who encounters a young beauty, Lexi (Nicki Aycox), on the train. He keeps watching the train to repeat the meeting, and soon Lexi has ensnared him in a “Double Indemnity”-like scenario to put the hurt on a shady lawyer (John L. Payne). Writer-director Larry Brand buries his noir plot under useless layers of flashba...</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> 58186257@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:31:16 MDT Movie review: Gentleness of ‘Grand Seduction’ undercuts its own humor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186260-223/town-grand-seduction-lewis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186260-223/town-grand-seduction-lewis.html.csp">Movie review: Gentleness of ‘Grand Seduction’ undercuts its own humor</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="2014-07-18T11:28:00.264-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Canadian comedy “The Grand Seduction” is too laid-back for its own good, but it’s not without its whimsical charms. In the tiny harbor of Tickle Head, Newfoundland, workers who used to fish for a living now collect welfare checks or move to jobs in the city, St. John’s. The town’s only hope is to lure a petrochemical plant, but the oil company’s insurance requires the town have a doctor in residence. The town lucks out when Dr. Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) is caught at the St. John’s airport...</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> 58186260@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:28:00 MDT University of Phoenix faces financial aid review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58183943-79/education-review-department-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58183943-79/education-review-department-phoenix.html.csp">University of Phoenix faces financial aid review</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled to start Aug. 4, will initially cover the 2012-13 and 2013-14 years. The review will also cover the University of Phoenix’s compliance with laws governing campus security and crime statistics and drug policy. The universit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581839432014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183943@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:00:33 MDT Movie review: Illustrator Steadman more interesting than movie about him http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58046159-223/steadman-movie-artist-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58046159-223/steadman-movie-artist-config.html.csp">Movie review: Illustrator Steadman more interesting than movie about him</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="2014-07-10T16:59:29.824-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ralph Steadman is a fascinating artist, but the documentary “For No Good Reason” doesn’t do much to draw out what makes him fascinating. Steadman, now 78, is best known for his illustrations for Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo journalism, such as “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” He talks about his collaboration — and many drunken, drug-addled misadventures — with the out-there Thompson, which followed the artist’s youthful ambitions to “change the world” with his acid-dripped political cartoons. F...</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> 58046159@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:59:29 MDT Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife dies at 82 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58149684-79/scaife-clinton-mellon-pittsburgh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58149684-79/scaife-clinton-mellon-pittsburgh.html.csp">Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife dies at 82</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE MANDAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T12:49:02.087-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 12:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsburgh • Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 82. Scaife died early Friday at his home, reported his newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Scaife’s death comes less than two months after he announced in a first-person, front-page story in his Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he had an untreatable for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581496842014-07-04T12:49:02.087-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T12:49:02.087-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149684@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:49:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Hellion’ digs into life of a troubled teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104367-223/hellion-config-data-jacob.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104367-223/hellion-config-data-jacob.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Hellion’ digs into life of a troubled teen</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="2014-06-27T16:07:36.266-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Writer-director Kat Candler digs deep in “Hellion,” an effective drama of boyhood and manhood, drawing emotional performances from Aaron Paul and newcomer Josh Wiggins. Wiggins plays Jacob, a 13-year-old whose casual vandalism lands him in trouble with the authorities — with little guidance from his father, Hollis (played by Paul), still nursing grief from his wife’s death. After one incident, Jacob’s misbehavior results in his 10-year-old brother, Wes (Deke Garner), getting hauled off by Child ...</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> 58104367@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:07:36 MDT Movie review: ‘German Doctor’ plods through symbol-heavy melodrama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104435-223/doctor-german-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104435-223/doctor-german-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: ‘German Doctor’ plods through symbol-heavy melodrama</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="2014-06-27T16:02:45.2-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Plodding symbolism weighs down “The German Doctor,” a drama that casts a harsh light on Argentina’s post-World War II harboring of Nazi sentiments. It’s 1960 in Patagonia, in southern Argentina, and Enzo (Diego Peretti) and Eva (Natalia Oriero) are relocating the family to a hotel Eva has inherited on a resort lake. Also new to the area is a German (Àlex Brendemühl) who claims he’s a veterinarian with an interest in cattle hormone research. What the family doesn’t know, but the audience is clu...</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> 58104435@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:02:45 MDT Movie review: Strong acting makes bleak world of ‘The Rover’ worth a visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075097-223/rover-config-data-movie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075097-223/rover-config-data-movie.html.csp">Movie review: Strong acting makes bleak world of ‘The Rover’ worth a visit</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="2014-06-20T17:22:00.631-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson give rock-solid performances in “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic drama whose spare bleakness needs all the acting firepower it can get. Set in Australia, “10 years after the collapse” (which is all the explanation we get), the action starts when a group of bandits steal a car. Pearce’s character owns that car, and he really wants it back. He learns that the thieves’ ringleader, Henry (Scoot McNairy), left behind his slightly backward brother, Rey (Pattinson), who ...</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> 58075097@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:22:00 MDT Movie review: ‘SuperMensch’ is a warm, fuzzy portrait of Hollywood insider http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075126-223/gordon-hollywood-legend-shep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075126-223/gordon-hollywood-legend-shep.html.csp">Movie review: ‘SuperMensch’ is a warm, fuzzy portrait of Hollywood insider</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="2014-06-20T17:16:59.592-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everyone in Hollywood loves Shep Gordon — which is why it would be nice if the documentary “SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” did more than tell you that. Gordon tells much of his own legend, of how as a new arrival in Hollywood in the late ’60s he befriended Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, who recommended he become a talent manager for a new musician, Alice Cooper. Gordon helped shape Cooper’s career, as well as that of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. Gord...</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> 58075126@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:16:59 MDT Movie review: Dark atmosphere masks a lack of substance in ‘The Double’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075127-223/double-simon-james-movie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075127-223/double-simon-james-movie.html.csp">Movie review: Dark atmosphere masks a lack of substance in ‘The Double’</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="2014-06-20T17:14:26.315-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 05:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Though it’s based on a Fyodor Dostoyevsky novella, director Richard Ayoade’s “The Double” comes off as an unpleasantly grim mix of Franz Kafka and Terry Gilliam. Jesse Eisenberg takes double duty as two employees at an oppressively bleak company: Simon James, a cubicle drone nervous to make waves, and James Simon, a new arrival who instantly charms the boss (Wallace Shawn) and starts making moves on Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), the pretty co-worker for whom Simon James has been pining. Ayoade, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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