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  • 'Midsommar' is a grotesque, less effective follow up to 'Hereditary'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Midsommar3 out of 5 StarsDirector: Ari AsterWriters: Ari AsterStarring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson HarperGenre: Drama, HorrorRated: RSALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A group of American college students travel to rural Sweden to experience their midsummer festival. Review: I loved the madness of writer/director Ari Aster’s debut film “Hereditary.
  • 'The Walking Dead' comic series comes to unexpected end with latest issue

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    A month after Robert Kirkman unexpectedly killed off his best-selling book’s lead character, the writer delivered an even bigger shock in “The Walking Dead” #193: killing off the series. The end came without warning in the 72-page issue of the Image Comics series that hit stores Wednesday, written by Kirkman and drawn by Charlie Adlard, closing out the zombie survival drama that ran for 16 years and spawned a mini-empire of TV series, novels, and video games.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 1 -7, 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    We're kicking July off with an incredibly light release week. "The Best of Enemies," based on the true story of Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), a civil rights activist, and C. P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a Ku Klux Klan leader, who are forced to work together when a court orders desegregation in 1971 North Carolina. It's not a bad film and will likely appeal to those who loved "Green Book" are likely to love this as well.
  • 'Toy Story 4' repeats, 'Spider-Man' opens big in Asia ahead of domestic release

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office June 28-30, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) As expected, “Toy Story 4” repeats as box office champion with a weekend total of $57. 9 million. That’s about $6 million less than most were predicting, but only a 52% drop. The film’s domestic total is now $236 million and worldwide the total is a healthy $496. 5 million. “Annabelle Comes Home” finds itself in second place with $20 million this weekend.
  • 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' offers levity in the wake of 'Endgame'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Spider-Man: Far from Home. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jon Watts. Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Stan Lee (Comics), Steve Ditko (Comics) Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi. Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments. Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME' (Photo: Sony)
  • American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, spills the tea on her 'Whirlwind' life

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    It was just a gal and her guitar... when singing sensation Maddie Poppe performed for fans at Star 101. 5 Radio Station. Her charm, charisma, and incredible talent, were shining through. It's clear, at just age 21, this artist is comfortable anywhere, from intimate settings like this, to the immense American Idol show stage. "I saw the card with my name on it before he announced it," Poppe said. "It was like this big how could I not see that?
  • Bounty hunter's wife, Beth Chapman, dead at 51

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Beth Chapman, who starred in "Dog the Bounty Hunter" with her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman died Wednesday. Duane confirmed the death of his wife in a tweet. She was 51 years at the time of her death. "This is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain," Duane posted. "Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side. " Beth was atQueen's Medical Center in Honolulu and was placed into a medically induced coma Monday.
  • 'Annabelle Comes Home' delivers jump scares and fleeting frights

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Annabelle Comes Home. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Gary Dauberman. Writers: James Wan (story by), Gary Dauberman. Starring: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife. Genre: Horror. Rated: R for horror violence and terror. The Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema’s horror film “ANNABELLE COMES HOME,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • Coming to Netflix in July 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Welcome to the month when we finally get "Stranger Things 3. " Nothing else really matters, right? Actually, I am also excited to see other Netflix Originals like "3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2," "Cities of Last Things" and "The Red Sea Diving Resort. " Still, "Stranger Things 3" and more "Stranger Things 3" please. Here are a few catalog titles also coming to Netflix in July that caught my eye: "The Book of Eli"
  • 'Toy Story 4' hits a franchise high, falls short of ambitious expectations

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office June 21-23, 2019SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We need to reconsider how we define success at the box office. We get so wrapped up in films breaking records that when they come up short the inclination is to say they were disappointments. “Toy Story 4” earned $118 million, beating out the competition by over than $100 million. The problem is that many believed that “Toy Story 4” could open with more than $160 million this weekend.
  • Granger Smith thanks community for its support after his son's death

    ...- KEYE Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - In a new video, county-music singer Granger Smith thanked the community, doctors and nurses, at Dell Children's Medical Center for their support after his young son's death earlier this month. River Kelly Smith was taken to Dell Children's Medical Center for treatment before passing away earlier this month. Granger Smith said in the video he has plans to deliver a $100,000 check from the sale of shirts in son's honor to the hospital with his family sometime this week.
  • 'Wicked' casts a bewitching spell at The Paramount Theatre

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    The magical story of 'Wicked,' now on stage at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, begins at a special school where two soon-to-be famous witches meet. And you could say - it's definitelynot friendship at first sight! "I play Glinda 'The Good Witch' - but she is? That’s the question in 'Wicked,'" said Erin Mackey. "We’re always exploring good and wicked. " Mariand Torres is Elphaba - who just happened to be born the color green.
  • Washington is among the top 20 best states to live in

    ...- Gena Wynkoop
    I mean, come on... we know this. Washington is obviously, the BOMB. According to a study conducted by Wallethub, Washington nabs the 17th spot on the 'Top 20 States to Live in America' list. Although I think it should be higher (especially while we are in the midst of a stunning spring), I do realize that the winter months can be a bit dreary, so okay - I will accept the 17th spot.
  • 'Midsommar' is a grotesque, less effective follow up to 'Hereditary'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Midsommar3 out of 5 StarsDirector: Ari AsterWriters: Ari AsterStarring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson HarperGenre: Drama, HorrorRated: RSALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A group of American college students travel to rural Sweden to experience their midsummer festival. Review: I loved the madness of writer/director Ari Aster’s debut film “Hereditary.
  • 'The Walking Dead' comic series comes to unexpected end with latest issue

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    A month after Robert Kirkman unexpectedly killed off his best-selling book’s lead character, the writer delivered an even bigger shock in “The Walking Dead” #193: killing off the series. The end came without warning in the 72-page issue of the Image Comics series that hit stores Wednesday, written by Kirkman and drawn by Charlie Adlard, closing out the zombie survival drama that ran for 16 years and spawned a mini-empire of TV series, novels, and video games.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 1 -7, 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    We're kicking July off with an incredibly light release week. "The Best of Enemies," based on the true story of Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), a civil rights activist, and C. P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a Ku Klux Klan leader, who are forced to work together when a court orders desegregation in 1971 North Carolina. It's not a bad film and will likely appeal to those who loved "Green Book" are likely to love this as well.
  • 'Toy Story 4' repeats, 'Spider-Man' opens big in Asia ahead of domestic release

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office June 28-30, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) As expected, “Toy Story 4” repeats as box office champion with a weekend total of $57. 9 million. That’s about $6 million less than most were predicting, but only a 52% drop. The film’s domestic total is now $236 million and worldwide the total is a healthy $496. 5 million. “Annabelle Comes Home” finds itself in second place with $20 million this weekend.
  • 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' offers levity in the wake of 'Endgame'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Spider-Man: Far from Home. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jon Watts. Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Stan Lee (Comics), Steve Ditko (Comics) Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi. Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments. Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME' (Photo: Sony)
  • American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, spills the tea on her 'Whirlwind' life

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    It was just a gal and her guitar... when singing sensation Maddie Poppe performed for fans at Star 101. 5 Radio Station. Her charm, charisma, and incredible talent, were shining through. It's clear, at just age 21, this artist is comfortable anywhere, from intimate settings like this, to the immense American Idol show stage. "I saw the card with my name on it before he announced it," Poppe said. "It was like this big how could I not see that?
  • Bounty hunter's wife, Beth Chapman, dead at 51

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Beth Chapman, who starred in "Dog the Bounty Hunter" with her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman died Wednesday. Duane confirmed the death of his wife in a tweet. She was 51 years at the time of her death. "This is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain," Duane posted. "Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side. " Beth was atQueen's Medical Center in Honolulu and was placed into a medically induced coma Monday.
  • 'Annabelle Comes Home' delivers jump scares and fleeting frights

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Annabelle Comes Home. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Gary Dauberman. Writers: James Wan (story by), Gary Dauberman. Starring: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife. Genre: Horror. Rated: R for horror violence and terror. The Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema’s horror film “ANNABELLE COMES HOME,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • Coming to Netflix in July 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Welcome to the month when we finally get "Stranger Things 3. " Nothing else really matters, right? Actually, I am also excited to see other Netflix Originals like "3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2," "Cities of Last Things" and "The Red Sea Diving Resort. " Still, "Stranger Things 3" and more "Stranger Things 3" please. Here are a few catalog titles also coming to Netflix in July that caught my eye: "The Book of Eli"
  • 'Toy Story 4' hits a franchise high, falls short of ambitious expectations

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office June 21-23, 2019SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We need to reconsider how we define success at the box office. We get so wrapped up in films breaking records that when they come up short the inclination is to say they were disappointments. “Toy Story 4” earned $118 million, beating out the competition by over than $100 million. The problem is that many believed that “Toy Story 4” could open with more than $160 million this weekend.
  • Granger Smith thanks community for its support after his son's death

    ...- KEYE Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - In a new video, county-music singer Granger Smith thanked the community, doctors and nurses, at Dell Children's Medical Center for their support after his young son's death earlier this month. River Kelly Smith was taken to Dell Children's Medical Center for treatment before passing away earlier this month. Granger Smith said in the video he has plans to deliver a $100,000 check from the sale of shirts in son's honor to the hospital with his family sometime this week.
  • 'Wicked' casts a bewitching spell at The Paramount Theatre

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    The magical story of 'Wicked,' now on stage at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, begins at a special school where two soon-to-be famous witches meet. And you could say - it's definitelynot friendship at first sight! "I play Glinda 'The Good Witch' - but she is? That’s the question in 'Wicked,'" said Erin Mackey. "We’re always exploring good and wicked. " Mariand Torres is Elphaba - who just happened to be born the color green.
  • Washington is among the top 20 best states to live in

    ...- Gena Wynkoop
    I mean, come on... we know this. Washington is obviously, the BOMB. According to a study conducted by Wallethub, Washington nabs the 17th spot on the 'Top 20 States to Live in America' list. Although I think it should be higher (especially while we are in the midst of a stunning spring), I do realize that the winter months can be a bit dreary, so okay - I will accept the 17th spot.
  • 'Men in Black: International' celebrates box office win with lackluster numbers

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office June 14-16, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — All is quiet and eerie at the domestic box office as “Men in Black: International” takes the top spot despite being largely ignored as it looks to finish the weekend with a scant $28 million. Previous entries in the franchise all opened over $50 million. Following recent trends, the film did far better overseas where it has earned nearly $74 million for worldwide total of $102 million against a $110 million budget.
  • 'Shaft' offers action thrills amid a tone-deaf narrative

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Shaft. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Tim Story. Writers: Kenta Barris, Alex Barnow, Ernest Tidyman (Characters) Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree. Genre: Action Comedy. Rated: R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity. (L-R) ALEXANDRA SHIPP as Sasha, JESSIE T. USHER as John "JJ" Shaft and SAMUEL L. JACKSON as John Shaft in New Line Cinema's action comedy "SHAFT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros.
  • 2019 Bachelor Casting Call is coming to the PNW

    ...- Seattle Refined
    Are you ready to find LOVE on one of the MOST DRAMATIC shows in history? Are you here for the right reasons? Are roses your favorite flower? If any of these answers are YES, or you know what we're talking about in general.... then you are a perfect contestant to try out for ABC's 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'!
  • Visiting the largest land ever created in Disney Parks history

    ...- Seattle Refined
    Disneyland Resort just opened up their much hyped new land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. It's 14 acres of out-of-this-world fun, in fact - it's the largest land ever created in Disney Parks history. There's so much to do on the Planet Batuu, head into the marketplace and pick up a unique gift, or stop by Ronto Roasters where a Smelter Droid turns a spit of meat. You can even head to the Droid Depot and design your own droid.
  • Vashon named one of Best Islands in America for a Summer Vacation

    ...- Gena Wynkoop
    It's time to start thinking about those sweet, sweet summer vacations and according to Thrillist, Washington's very own Vashon Island made their '16 Best Islands in America for a Summer Vacation This Year' list. In a midst of beautiful islands all over the states Vashon definitely stands out, and is described in Thrillist as a place where "free-spirited liberals have left 'the mainland' for this fertile farmland in search of a slower pace of life. "
  • 'Dark Phoenix' burns out, 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' stumbles into first place

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office: June 7-9, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — “The Secret Life of Pets 2” fell short of modest predictions that had the film earning $50 million over its first weekend, but its $47 million was still good enough to nab first place as the latest (and last from Fox) X-Men film “Dark Phoenix” struggled to make just $33 million. Snowball (Kevin Hart) in Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, directed by Chris Renaud. (Photo: Universal Pictures)
  • 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' improves upon the original's cuteness

    ...- Ryan Painter
    The Secret Life of Pets 2. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val. Writer: Brian Lynch. Starring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford. Genre: Comedy, Animated. Rated: PG for some action and rude humor. (from left) Liam, Max (Patton Oswalt) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) in Illumination's "The Secret Life of Pets 2," directed by Chris Renaud. (Photo: Universal Pictures)
  • Dull 'Dark Phoenix' closes out exhausted X-Men series

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Dark Phoenix. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Simon Kinberg. Writer: Simon Kinberg, John Byrne (story), Chris Claremont (story), Dave Cockrum (story), Jack Kirby (characters), Stan Lee (characters) Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. Genre: Sci-Fi, Action. Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action including some gunplay, disturbing images, and brief strong language.
  • Just announced: An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane at The Paramount!

    ...- STAR Staff
    JUST ANNOUNCED: Jason Mraz & Raining Jane to play TWO nights at The Paramount Theatre on November 9 & 10! While amassing a global fan base for his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound, Jason Mraz has earned numerous diamond and platinum certifications for his various releases, including his classic singles “I Won’t Give Up,” “Lucky,” and the record-breaking “I’m Yours.
  • Bumbershoot announces 2019 lineup

    ...- Gena Wynkoop
    BUMBYYYY IS BACK! The line up was announced via Instagram this morning and the list looks MAGICAL. Headliners include The Lumineers, Tyler The Creator, Rezz, Louis the Child, H. E. R. and soooo much more. Bumbershoot will begin on August 30, 2019 and will run through September 1, 2019. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a. m. so be sure to set mark your calendars and set your alarms! Learn more on Bumbershoot's website.
  • Sinclair Cares: Stand America Strong, A Day of Giving

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    DONATE NOW >>>WASHINGTON (SBG) - Severe storms from Kansas to Pennsylvania led to multiple tornadoes destroying homes and causing torrential rains that led to significant flooding. That's why our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group and The Salvation Army are teaming up to help those impacted by the storms. According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday marked the 12th straight day that tornadoes were reported. That is the most since an 11 day stretch in 1980.
  • Weekend box office: 'Godzilla' sequel stomps past 'Aladdin'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office: May 31- June 2, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” can add “Champion of the Box Office” to its various titles as the massive-monster movie earned $49 million this weekend. That’s about half of the $93 million that 2014’s “Godzilla” earned over its first weekend and just bellow the $61 million that “Kong: Skull Island” opened to in 2017. Both of those films went on to earn more than $500 million worldwide.
  • Father's Day gift guide to new-release movies, books and television

    ...- Ryan Painter
    While I've known a father who was ungrateful for a new tie, another shaving kit or a grill accessories, a little escapism can go a long way. Here are some movie, television and book releases that will help dad kick back and relax for a change. "Captain Marvel" arrives just in time for father's day on June 11, 2019 (Photo: Marvel, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros. , Shot Factory)
  • Coming to Netflix in June 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    From "Batman Begins," the final season of Marvel's "Jessica Jones," a new Adam Sandler film the Sundance Film Festival sci-fi drama "I Am Mother" and on to the Neon Genesis EvangelionJapanese mecha anime franchise, there's plenty to look forward to in June if you fancy spending a couple hours out of the heat. Here's Netflix's sizzle reel for the first half of the month. And here's a look at seven catalog titles that caught my attention. 50/50.
  • Weekend box office: 'Aladdin' soars past expectations, dominates worldwide

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office: May 24-26, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — "Aladdin" will finish the weekend atop the domestic box office charts with an impressive $86 million that is expected to swell to $105 million for the four-day weekend. That’s decidedly better than early forecasts that predicted a four-day total of $75 million. Overseas the film an additional $121 million for a worldwide total of $207 million.
  • Who should be the next Indiana Jones? 'Nobody,' Harrison Ford says

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Harrison Ford has some strong feelings about who should take up the role of cinema’s most famous Nazi-fighting archeologist when he finally hangs up the hat and whip. “Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones,” Ford said on NBC's "Today. " “When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy. ” Ford, 70, is set to return to theaters as Indiana Jones for the fifth time in 2021, 13 years after his last appearance in2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. "
  • Jon Voight calls Trump 'greatest president since Abraham Lincoln'

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    In a pair of Twitter videos Friday night, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight praised President Donald Trump and slammed his critics, insisting Trump is "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln. " Voight’s comments were addressed to “the people of the Republican Party,” but it was unclear what prompted him to post the videos. "I'm here today to acknowledge the truth.
  • Concerns raised after Kim Kardashian tweets photo of sleeping newborn

    ...- Bryna Zumer
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Kim Kardashian West tweeted a cute photo of her newborn baby, sent to her by husband Kanye, but many are alarmed by the way the baby appears to be sleeping. Little baby Psalm is seen surrounded by bumpers and pads in his crib, which experts say is unsafe. One doctor wrote: "Please please please go pay an overpriced 'sleep consultant' to get all that unnecessary padding, bumpers, and blankets out of your child's crib so they are not at risk for SIDS.
  • Last Call: Titles leaving Netflix in June 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - The list of titles leaving Netflix in June includes numerous direct-to-video Disney films, a crop of horror films and a few all-time classics. Here are five I recommend checking out before they leave. "Cold in July" DirectorJim Mickle and frequent collaborator writer/actorNick Damici know how to stretch a dollar. Their low-budget adventures always look twice as good as anyone else's work form a similar budget. Based on Joe R.
  • Lil Nas X gifts Billy Ray Cyrus a new Maserati following success of hit 'Old Town Road'

    ...- Jason Hall
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Lil Nas X showed his gratitude to Billy Ray Cyrus for his contribution to the massive success of his debut single "Old Town Road. "The rapper and songwriter, who featured Cyrus on the remix version of the No. 1 hit song, surprised the country music legend with a Maserati sports car in a video shared on his Twitter account. Fittingly, Cyrus mentions the vehicle in his verse on the remix of the song, singing,“Baby’s got a habit: diamond rings and Fendi sports bras.
  • STAR 101.5 is ready to fill your gas tank with FREE Gas Fridays!

    ...- STAR 101.5 STAFF
    SEATTLE, Wash. -- Gas prices got you down? STAR 101. 5 is here to fill up your gas tank! Starting on Friday, May 24th STAR 101. 5 is giving away FREE gas! Every Friday you will have three chances to win a $500 gas card! Listen to STAR 101. 5 at 7:05 a. m. , 11:05 a. m. and 4:05 p. m. for the keyword and text* the keyword to 51200 for your chance to win! View all contest details HERE. *This is a text to win contest. Must be 18 years or older to play.
  • Reality TV star Luann de Lesseps released from jail

    ...- Gary Detman
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) - Luann de Lesseps, the star of the reality TV show "The Real Housewives of New York City," went back to jail. A judge on Thursday morning ordered de Lesseps into custody for alleged probation violations. She has since been released. The judge said de Lesseps isn't taking her probation seriously after a positive alcohol test and failure to attend meetings.
  • Live action 'Aladdin' is better than expected, less magical than animated version

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Aladdin3 out of 5 StarsDirector: Guy RitchieWriter: John August, Guy RitchieStarring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi ScottGenre: Adventure, ComedyRated: PG for some action/perilSALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Aladdin, a talented thief, falls for a princess believing her to be a court attendant. Unable to match the pedigree of the other suitors, Aladdin turns to a magical being to help him improve his social status. Review: Going into “Aladdin” I was prepared for a complete debacle.
  • 'Booksmart' is a hilarious, vulgar and witty coming-of-age story

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    "Booksmart" 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Olivia Wilde. Writers: Susan Fogel, Emily Halpern,Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman. Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo. Genre: Comedy. Rated: R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking - all involving teens. Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, BOOKSMART, an Annapurna Pictures release. (Photo: Francois Duhamel / Annapurna Pictures)
  • Report: Giada De Laurentiis 'looks over her shoulder' after scare with alleged stalker

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Famous chef Giada De Laurentiis is speaking out for the first time to DailyMailTV after filing a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker. "I am always looking behind my shoulder to see what is going on. It's always at the forefront of everywhere that I go," the chef told Daily Mail as she expressed how she feels like a 'target'. De Laurentiis says she began to receive messages on her website from a man who referred to himself as "AA. "
  • Weekend box office: 'John Wick 3' outpaces expectations, 'Endgame' surpasses 'Titanic'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office: May 17-19, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Going into the week it felt inevitable that “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” would finish the weekend atop the domestic box office. “Avengers: Endgame” was still posting fantastic numbers, but they’d fallen enough to suggest that the growing popularity of the John Wick franchise was going to be just enough to surpass the MCU juggernaut. Besting expectations, “John Wick 3” finished the weekend with a truly impressive $57 million.
  • Bruce Willis 'booed' after bad first pitch at Phillies game

    ...- STORYFUL
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (STORYFUL) -- Bruce Willis gave a less-than-stellar performance when he threw the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. The crowd appeared to jeer and boo as Willis, wearing a No. 19 Phillies shirt, threw the ball to Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola, only to see it bounce in front of the home plate.
  • 'John Wick: Chapter 3' is a brutally violent, gorgeously crafted

    ...- Ryan Painter
    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Chad Stahelski. Writer: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane. Genre: Action, Thriller. Rated: R for pervasive strong violence, and some language. Keanu Reeves stars as 'John Wick' in JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM. (Photo: Lionsgate)
  • Kacey Musgraves delights crowd in Australia with glass slipper 'shoey'

    ...- STORYFUL
    MELBOURNE, Australia (STORYFUL) -- Singer Kacey Musgraves finally gave in and did a ‘shoey’ at her concert in Melbourne, Australia, on May 14th. Emily Jade Smith shared footage on Instagram of the country music star taking a shot out of a glass slipper to the delight of the crowd at Palais Theatre. Musgraves refused to do the ‘shoey challenge’ at her Sydney concert on May 13th, telling a fan “I’m not f—king drinking out of your shoe,” despite chants from the crowd.
  • New MOHAI exhibit may change your perceptions about Seattle style

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    When you think of Seattle style, does the image of a rain slicker come to mind? While weather gear has it's place, our city possesses a flair for fashion - and it's pretty sensational. "The exhibit is called Seattle Style Fashion Function History of Clothing and Style in Seattle," said Clara Berg, the curator of the exhibit at MOHAI that's dedicated to what Seattleites have been wearing. "19th, 20th and 21st century.
  • Review: 'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' has the distinct smell of a cult classic

    ...- Candice McMillan
    Like its live action-animation hybrid predecessors, “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” has the distinct smell of a cult classic. It tries very hard in the ways that count – squeeze as many Pokémon characters on screen as is reasonable within its sub-two hour runtime – and very little in the ways its target audience is sure to forgive – plot, dialogue, world building and the like.
  • Weekend box office: Pokémon opens strong, Avengers still prevail

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office May 10-12, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It seemed to be a foregone conclusion that “Avengers: Endgame” would find itself in first place at the end of its third weekend, but a larger-than-expected push by “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” and a steeper drop for “Endgame” saw “Detective Pikachu” earning $20. 7 million on Friday while the Marvel Cinematic Universe capstone finished the day with only $16 million. When the dust cleared, “Detective Pikachu” snagged $58 million.
  • 'The Hustle' strays from its dirty, rotten mark

    ...- Ryan Painter
    The Hustle. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Chris Addison. Writer: Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, Jac Schaeffer. Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Tim Blake Nelson. Genre: Comedy. Rated: PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual content and language. Rebel Wilson stars as Penny Rust and Anne Hathaway as Josephine Chesterfieldin THE HUSTLE, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Christian Black / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures 2019 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
  • Fanciful 'Tolkien' emphasizes romantic fantasy over fact

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Tolkien. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Dome Karukoski. Writer: David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford. Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney. Genre: Biography, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for some sequences of war violence. Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins in the film TOLKIEN. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved(Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
  • Coltiva: Italian Pizza with a Seattle Twist

    ...- John Prentice
    Garret McAleese loves pizza, he's also the owner of Coltiva - Pizzeria e Barra on Lower Queen Anne. "We’re all about making delicious pizza that kinda blends Italian goods with Northwest goods together,” McAleese said. Coltiva pizzas combine Italian cheese and flour with Pacific Northwest meats and produce, some of which comes from his parents' farm, The best of both worlds, according to Garret.
  • Weekend box office: 'Avengers: Endgame' surges past $2 billion worldwide

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Weekend Box Office: May 3-5, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — “Avengers: Endgame” will finish its second weekend with a three-day total of $145 million. Sure, that’s a 59% drop, but those numbers are misleading because of how many people were seeing the film throughout the week. The domestic total is $619 million. The worldwide total passed the $2 billion threshold on Saturday. It currently sits at $2. 18 billion worldwide. “Endgame” has a solid chance of surpassing “Avatar’s” $2.
  • PNW Concert Guide: May 2019

    ...- Gena Wynkoop
    If you are a music fiend like me, you pour over ticketing websites at the beginning of the month to see who is bringing their tour to our city. Without further adieu, I bring you our monthly concert guide so you won't miss your favorite artist when they come into town. Obviously I had to shorten and consolidate this list for the sake of saving time (although I could spend my whole work day just plotting out which concerts to go to) so please let me know what I have missed!
  • Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has passed away

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Peter Mayhew has died at the age of 74, according to his family. In a statement released on Twitter, the family said "the family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. " Mayhew played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode 3 of the prequels, and the new trilogy, according to a statement from his family.
  • Oddly perfect: Theron and Rogen mix politics and romance in funny 'Long Shot'

    ...- Ryan Painter
    "Long Shot" 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jonathan Levine. Writers: Dan Sterling, Liz Hannah. Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael. Genre: Comedy, Romance. Rated: R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use. Charlotte Fields (CHARLIZE THERON) and Fred Flarsky (SETH ROGEN) in LONG SHOT. (Photo: Lionsgate) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Charlotte Field is poised to make a run for the U. S. Presidency.
  • The Jonas Brothers bring first headlining tour in a decade to Tacoma

    ...- Gena Wynkoop
    THE JONAS BROTHERS ARE COMING TO THE TACOMA DOME. *Aaaaand my inner pre-teen is going NUTS. * On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Jo-Bro's are touching down in Tacoma to bring their first North American headline tour in nearly a decade. Tickets for the Happiness Begins Tour, with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw, go on sale Tuesday, May 7th at 10 a. m. Get ready, ladies. Get ready. Follow this link for ticket information!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog trailer is released, social media reacts to the character's teeth

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclar Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- A new live-action movie based on SEGA video game character Sonic the Hedgehog is coming out in November. The first trailer for the motion picture was released today and it has many people reacting on social media. Sonic the Hedgehog's teeth are specifically getting a lot of users riled up. Some viewers of the trailer believe Sonic's teeth look too human. Jim Carrey is also prominently featured in the trailer. The comedian will play Dr.
  • Kick off Live Nation's National Concert Week with STAR 101.5 on April 30th!

    ...- STAR Staff
    National Concert Week is ALMOST here and STAR 101. 5 is kicking it off early! From May 1 - May 7, Live Nation is offering $20 all-in tickets to thousands of concerts to celebrate the summer concert season! Before those tickets go on sale, our listeners have the chance to WIN tickets early! STAR 101. 5 is giving away a pair of tickets at the bottom of EVERY hour on Tuesday, April 30. Listen every hour from 6:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
  • Report: "The Office" could be removed from Netflix

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- "The Office," a comedy show that featured prominent actors likeRainn Wilson and Steve Carell, could be leaving Netflix, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The show is owned by NBCUniversal, which has a deal with Netflix allowing viewers to binge watch the entire series until 2021.
  • Weekend Planner

    ...- STAR 101.5
    STAR 101. 5 WEEKEND PLANNER - July 19-21. BITE OF SEATTLE. FRI-SUNSeattle's Original Food & Beverage Showcase featuring 200+ food & specialty vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 70+ live bands, BBQ Competition, MUNCHIES @ The Mural, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demos and cook-off battles, The Alley Six Course ‘Multi-Bite’ experience benefiting Food Lifeline, Family Fun Zone, interactive sponsor activities at Seattle Center. KING COUNTY FAIR.
  • Vacation Mode: It's Disneyland Time!

    ...- Seattle Refined
    Calling all Disney fans! We are in vacation mode, and Refined wants to send you to The Happiest Place on Earth. Who doesn't love a free trip right? We recently headed to Cali with a bunch of lucky families who got a Disney experience unlike any other. Bright and early at SeaTac's Concourse C and Alaska Airlines, seven winning families hit the adventure spin cycle, kicking off their unforgettable Disneyland in style.
  • STAR 101.5's Kent Phillips is One Nice DJ, but One Angry Man

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    It's afternoon drive time on STAR 101. 5. Kent Phillips is the man behind the mic. His friendly voice conveys kindness, warmth and fun. He's been spinning the hits at STAR and making people smile for 32 years. Music may have changed over the past 30+ years, but one thing has stayed the same: everybody likes Phillips. That's why this version of Phillips in character - is totally out of character! He's leading a double life - DJ by day, actor by night.
  • The 'Prince From Minneapolis' exhibition [purple] reigns at MoPOP

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    Fans first became captivated with Prince after watching his 1984 film "Purple Rain". The enigmatic entertainer blended musical styles, broke down gender stereotypes and had a flamboyant sense of fashion. And now you can get up close and personal with pieces from The Purple One's life. "This exhibition is called Prince from Minneapolis," said Brooks Peck, senior curator at The Museum of Pop Culture at the Seattle Center.
  • This contestant on 'Jeopardy!' just broke the record single day cash winnings

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) --James Holzhauer is causing a stir among "Jeopardy" fans after breaking the record for single day cash winnings on the show with $110,914. The last time this record was broken, the amount totaled to $77,000, Decider reports. Holzhauer, who also happens to be a professional sports gambler, wagered $38,000 during a Final Jeopardy question about physics. TVLine reports the earnings number is especially significant because his daughter was born on November 9th, 2014 (11/09/14).
  • PHOTOS: James Bay plays intimate STAR Stage at Snoqualmie Casino

    ...- STAR Staff
    Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. -- On Wednesday, April 3rd, STAR 101. 5 FM hosted a lucky batch of listeners for a private STAR Stage with the charming James Bay! James Bay answered questions from the audience before playing an acoustic set of three songs, including his hits 'Let It Go' and 'Wild Love'. He also performed his new single with Julia Michaels, 'Peer Pressure'.
  • AMC plans female-led third 'Walking Dead' series for 2020

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    It looks like the dead will be doing a bit more walking next year. AMC announced Monday it will launch a third scripted series set in the zombie-filled world of “The Walking Dead. " According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will feature two female protagonists and “focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. ” The currently untitled spinoff is set to film 10 episodes this summer to premiere on the cable network sometime in 2020.
  • Nipsey Hussle's girlfriend Lauren London speaks out for the first time since his death

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Actress Lauren London has broken her silence about rapper and businessman Nipsey Hussle's death. London and the musician dated for five years until Sunday's tragic events. The couple, who were recently featured in GQ Magazine and described as "California Love," shared one son together. In an Instagram post, London wrote: I am completely lost. I’ve lost my best friend. My sanctuary. My protector. My soul.... I’m lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words.
  • PHOTOS: Couples set sail to renew wedding vows live on STAR 101.5 in Victoria, B.C.!

    ...- STAR Staff
    Oak Bay, Victoria B. C. -- Can you hear the wedding bells? Those are the bells of five lucky couples who joined STAR 101. 5 FM for the adventure of a lifetime to Victoria B. C. to renew their wedding vows! In a contest conducted by STAR 101. 5 FM, winning couples were invited to renew their wedding vows LIVE on the Kent in the Afternoon Show and spent the weekend in Oak Bay, Victoria B. C. celebrating!
  • Multiple people injured at rapper Nipsey Hussle's memorial in Los Angeles

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- One night after rapper and businessman Nipsey Hussle passed away, chaos erupted at his memorial where six people suffered minor injuries,CBS Los Angeles reports. Hundreds of people were gathered outside the rapper's clothing store where the 33-year-old musician was killed on Sunday afternoon. The memorial remained peaceful throughout the day since news of the rapper's death was revealed up until Monday night's incident.
  • You have a chance to buy the home from 'Full House' in San Francisco

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- The house featured in the hit television series "Full House" is available for purchase today in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the home's owner, Jeff Franklin, will list it by the end of April. It is unknown yet how much the home costs. Franklin also happens to be the executive producer and creator of "Full House" as well as the recent Netflix spinoff "Fuller House.
  • VIDEO: Fountains at Bellagio casino premiere special 'Game of Thrones' show

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — As the world prepares to reenter the realm of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" for its final season, the Las Vegas Strip is getting a dose of the international phenomenon. The Fountains of Bellagio premiered its very own "Game of Thrones"-themed show Sunday, March 31, at 8:00 p. m. The show will run nightly at 8:00 p. m. and 9:30 p. m. until Saturday, April 13. The final season begins Sunday, April 14, with the series finale scheduled for Sunday, May 19.
  • Baseball is back! Join STAR 101.5 to celebrate the opening of the new T-Mobile Park!

    ...- STAR Staff
    It's finally Seattle Mariners season!!! Join STAR 101. 5 and T-Mobile at Henry's Tavern in Seattle (1518 1st Ave S) on Monday, March 25th from 5:00pm-7:00pm! Curt from the Curt, Corine & Leonard Morning Show will be on-site spinning the best of STAR's hits! Stop by the STAR 101. 5 booth and play a game of bean bag toss to win fun prizes (while supplies last)! Enjoy music, food, and prizes – as well as awesome 5G tech experiences designed for die-hard baseball fans like YOU.
  • New 'Avengers' posters clarify who survived 'Infinity War,' and Shuri fans are not happy

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    One month before the film’s release, Marvel Studios stepped up promotion for “Avengers: Endgame” Tuesday with new posters and a featurette highlighting all the characters who disappeared at the end of last year’s “Infinity War”—including one apparent off-screen death that has angered some Twitter users. “Avengers: Infinity War” ended with villain Thanos snapping his fingers and wiping out half the universe and most of the heroes who have been introduced since 2012’s original “Avengers” film.
  • New Name, New Food: T-Mobile Park debuts fresh menu for upcoming Mariners season

    ...- Brandon Burnstead & Sunita Martini
    It's a lineup loaded with heavy hitters. The Mariners are celebrating the debut of T-Mobile Park with some serious local flavor. "One of the things that's great about Seattle is we've got really highly educated diners. They know what good quality is, so that makes our job a lot easier," said celebrated chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell. "We try to keep things simple but use really high quality ingredients and go from there. "
  • Review: 'Five Feet Apart' plays like a medical retelling of 'Romeo and Juliet'

    ...- Candice McMillan
    Sick girl meets sick boy. Their disease keeps their love from blossoming into something more intimate, shall we say
  • Presented by Car Toys: Our STAR Stage with Lukas Graham!

    ...- STAR Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash. -- On Thursday, March 14th, 2019 STAR 101. 5 FM hosted a lucky batch of listeners for a private STAR Stage with the incredibly talented, Lukas Graham! Lukas answered questions from the audience and serenaded us with an acoustic performance of four songs, including his hits '7 Years' and 'Love Someone'. He also performed 'Stick Around' and 'You're Not the Only One (Redemption Song)' from his latest album, 3 (The Purple Album) - out everywhere now!
  • 6 of Seattle's Best Irish Restaurants

    ...- Jeffrey Totey
    Are you the kind of person who looks for green beer and Lucky Charms on St. Patrick's Day? This article isn't for you. This if for those lads and lasses who want to take advantage of the holiday for a true, hearty Irish meal. The Blarney Stone.
  • Chatting with singer/songwriter Rob Thomas on making music and a difference

    ...- Malia Karlinsky
    His poetic lyrics mingle with the melody, and seem to seep into your soul. Rob Thomas made his mark on the music scene more than 20 yers ago as the lead singer for Matchbox Twenty. Their songs, like 'Bent", "Unwell" and "If You're Gone" were the soundtrack for our lives. The Grammy-winner is true rock and roll royalty. But he's incredibly relatable too. The artist was in Seattle performing his newest solo hit on the STAR 101. 5 Stage earlier this month.
  • A Parent's Guide to Emerald City Comic Con

    ...- William Harris, Comicsblend.com
    Emerald City Comic Con 2019 is almost here - a time when Seattle becomes the epicenter of a geek universe with movie and television stars in orbit, superstar comic book creators and a constellation of cosplayers. A mom came to me recently asking advice for her daughter Ryley who will be attending her very first con, and the idea of this post came alive. But this guide will also help newbies and veterans make the most of their experience. First up – how do I get in?
  • The Ultimate PNW St. Paddy's Day Event Guide

    ...- BreAnna Girdy
    Every year St. Patrick's Day rolls around, giving us a reason to celebrate while sporting our greenest outfits. Seattle Refined decided to save everyone the trouble, and so we've pulled together an extensive list of what you can do for St. Patty's Day this year. St. Patrick's Day Parade, Irish Festival 2019 The Irish Heritage Club has an itinerary for those who want to celebrate Irish heritage with the community.
  • Tori Kelly is bringing 'The Acoustic Sessions Tour' to Seattle's Paramount Theatre

    ...- STAR Staff
    GRAMMY nominee Tori Kelly is bringing The Acoustic Sessions Tour to The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The stripped-down acoustic excursion follows Tori’s fall 2018 Hiding Place tour, which included sold-out shows in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Dallas. Tori was recently won two GRAMMY Awards for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Never Alone” and Best Gospel Album for Hiding Place.
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