It’s a weekend for comedies – one of them intentional.
"The Heat" is a profanely funny rejiggering of the buddy-cop formula, with two female law officers – an uptight FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) and a foul-tempered Boston police detective (Melissa McCarthy) – forced to work together to find a murderous drug kingpin. Director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") gets maximum laughs out of his hilariously mismatched stars.
The Cricket didn’t see "White House Down" (because the movie screened while he was covering the Utah Arts Festival), but his colleague Scott D. Pierce reports that the story of a D.C. cop (Channing Tatum) saving the president (Jamie Foxx) is ridiculously over the top – and not in a good way.
Only one art-house entry this week: "Dirty Wars," an atmospheric documentary that follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill as he looks into deadly U.S. drone strikes in the Middle East. Scahill’s discoveries are disquieting, but director Richard Rowley’s moody cinematography sometimes gets in the way of his own story.
|1.||4 Utah restaurants call it quits|
|2.||Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera|
|3.||Restaurateur impressing Salt Lake with good food, hard work|
|4.||Report shows Utah Dickey’s had problem with food labels|
|5.||Salt Lake’s Flower Patch goes down as David bows to Goliath|
|6.||Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police|
|7.||BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener|
|8.||Op-Ed: LDS leader delivered a confusing message to graduates|
|9.||Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy with music, menus|
|10.||Golf: Summerhays hopes for long run in FedEx Cup Playoffs|