Sundance regular Gregg Araki returns with his new comedy, "Kaboom," a trippy, hyper-sexualized journey about a teen ("Heroes" co-star Thomas Dekker) dealing with his identity, evil magic, and a mysterious cult. True to Araki’s over-the-top sensibilities, "Kaboom" throws everything but the kitchen sink into his comic-book-styled world, all in an effort to deaden the nervous system of conservatives everywhere. That’s fine, but all he really attained with this flat comic romp is an eye-rolling mess that loses its steam halfway in.
"Kaboom" screens again at: Saturday, Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m. at Prospector Square Theatre, Park City; Monday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City; and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 p.m., Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City.
- Vince Horiuchi
|1.||In ninja gear and claiming to be polygamists, women invade Utah home|
|2.||Utah rally: Same-sex marriage would hurt children|
|3.||Utah teacher to stand trial on charges of sex with second boy|
|4.||Fall TV preview: The best and worst of fall TV|
|5.||Utah same-sex marriage supporters decry use of child photos|
|6.||BYU football: Virginia suddenly looms large for Cougars|
|7.||Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting of Darrien Hunt|
|8.||Letter: How low will same-sex marriage opponents go?|
|9.||Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season|
|10.||Utah suspect in cannibal case should have been behind bars|