MENU
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend January 15-17, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's been difficult to escape the current news cycle long enough to disappear into somewhere else a little less real. Here are a few titles I've watched recently that are now playing in theaters, streaming or both. The Marksman. Caption: Liam Neeson tells Ryan Painter about the characters and themes that pulled him into The Marksman (Video: Briarcliff Entertainment)
  • Willie Nelson receives COVID-19 vaccine at Texas emergency room

    ...- JERROD KINGERY, KEYE Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — Country music legend (and, at 87, member of Texas' Phase 1B vaccination group) Willie Nelson has received his COVID-19 vaccine. Nelson received his vaccination at the Family Emergency Room in Cedar Park near Austin, Texas. In a post shared on their Facebook page Wednesday, Family Hospital Systems thanks Willie for helping them slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Review: Neeson's 'The Marksman' features an interesting protagonist in a familiar story

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The Marksman. 3 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Robert Lorenz. Writer: Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz, Robert Lorenz. Starring: Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Jacob Perez. Genre: Action, Thriller. Rated: PG-13 for violence, some bloody images and brief strong language. Caption: Liam Neeson tells Ryan Painter about the characters and themes that pulled him into The Marksman (Video: Briarcliff Entertainment)
  • Review: 'WandaVision' is kitschtastic and positively bonkers

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Well, I've watched the first three episodes of "WandaVision," Marvel's first series for Disney+ and I can tell you that I'm not entirely sure where the narrative is going but I'm certainly enjoying the ride. Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studio's WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+ (Photo: Marvel Studios)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 11-17, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — There's no shortage of films being released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital this week. Unfortunately, the majority of them are unfamiliar movies released by smaller studios. Here are a few that stood out. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 11-17, 2021 (Photo: Universal, Shout! Factory, Paramount,Gravitas Ventures, Warner Bros. ,Kino Lorber)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 4-10, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Here we are, the first Tuesday of 2021. I wish I could tell you that everything felt different. At least we have a few new release films to distract ourselves with. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 4-10, 2021 (Photo: Criterion Collection, Paramount, Universal, Sony Pictures, Acorn, BBC, Screen Media)
  • 'I screwed up': 'Jeopardy!' star Ken Jennings apologizes for past social media posts

    ...- WJLA STAFF
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) – "Jeopardy! " champion and guest host Ken Jennings used Twitter to apologize for what he calls "insensitive" posts he's made on the social media platform in the past. In a thread posted Wednesday, Jennings said some of the tweets in question were jokes in his head that didn't translate well in writing. Jennings admitted, "I've definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things. Sometimes they worked as jokes in my head and I was dismayed to see how they read on screen.
  • As in-home movie theaters grow in popularity, so does the great American snack: popcorn

    ...- VERONICA JOHNSON, WJLA
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) – If you still need something to look forward to in 2021, consider a celebration of one of America’s most influential snack foods: popcorn! Now with more in-home viewing of movies while theaters continue to social distance, the home popcorn chefs are kicking it up a bit. The United States will observe National Popcorn Day on Jan. 17. This irresistible treat dates back thousands of years as a staple crop for Indigenous tribes.
  • Review: 'Soul' is an ambitious, strange and wondrous Pixar experience

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Soul. 4 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers. Writer: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett. Genre: Animation, Drama, Comedy. Rated: PG for thematic elements and some language. Caption: Interview with John Petrucelli, Visiting Director of Jazz at the University of Utah, about the opportunity to compose "Coming Home," a song inspired by the Pixar film "Soul" (Video: Disney/KUTV/John Petrucelli)
  • Review: 'News of the World' explores the ideological divide of post-Civil War America

    ...- Ryan Painter
    News of the World. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Paul Greengrass. Writer: Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, Paulette Jiles (novel) Starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel. Genre: Drama, Western. Rated: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, thematic material and some language. (from left) Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) and Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. (Photo: Universal)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Dec. 21-27, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a slow week for releases as our attentions turn towards... well, typically travel and large family gatherings. Maybe we should all just lay low this year. Reset, come back in two weeks. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 21-27, 2020 (Photo: Sony, Focus Features, Universal, Paramount, FUNimation, Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Review: 'Wonder Woman 1984' improves upon the original's formula

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Wonder Woman 1984. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Patty Jenkins. Writers: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham, William Moulton Marston. Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig. Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. GAL GADOT as Diana Prince in the action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • K.T. Oslin, iconic singer-songwriter, passes away at age 78

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Iconic singer-songwriter K. T. Oslin has passed away at the age of 78. The "80's ladies" singer won Grammys, CMA Awards and ACM Awards throughout her career. K. T. Oslin, iconic singer-songwriter, passes away at age 78 (CMA) Oslin was honored at the CMA Awards in 1988 for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. She was voted into theNashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. “K. T.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 14-20, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    We're inching our way to the point of no return (or at least the point where online retailers will no longer guarantee delivery by Christmas). While most of this week's releases fall into various niches, the release of "Tenet" is something of a major affair and a capstone to a year that Hollywood (and many others) would like to forget. (Photo: Arrow, Warner Bros. , RLJ Entertainment, Well Go USA) Tenet -Unlike many ofChristopher Nolan's films, "Tenet" isn't an intellectual exercise.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend January 15-17, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's been difficult to escape the current news cycle long enough to disappear into somewhere else a little less real. Here are a few titles I've watched recently that are now playing in theaters, streaming or both. The Marksman. Caption: Liam Neeson tells Ryan Painter about the characters and themes that pulled him into The Marksman (Video: Briarcliff Entertainment)
  • Willie Nelson receives COVID-19 vaccine at Texas emergency room

    ...- JERROD KINGERY, KEYE Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — Country music legend (and, at 87, member of Texas' Phase 1B vaccination group) Willie Nelson has received his COVID-19 vaccine. Nelson received his vaccination at the Family Emergency Room in Cedar Park near Austin, Texas. In a post shared on their Facebook page Wednesday, Family Hospital Systems thanks Willie for helping them slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Review: Neeson's 'The Marksman' features an interesting protagonist in a familiar story

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The Marksman. 3 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Robert Lorenz. Writer: Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz, Robert Lorenz. Starring: Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Jacob Perez. Genre: Action, Thriller. Rated: PG-13 for violence, some bloody images and brief strong language. Caption: Liam Neeson tells Ryan Painter about the characters and themes that pulled him into The Marksman (Video: Briarcliff Entertainment)
  • Review: 'WandaVision' is kitschtastic and positively bonkers

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Well, I've watched the first three episodes of "WandaVision," Marvel's first series for Disney+ and I can tell you that I'm not entirely sure where the narrative is going but I'm certainly enjoying the ride. Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studio's WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+ (Photo: Marvel Studios)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 11-17, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — There's no shortage of films being released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital this week. Unfortunately, the majority of them are unfamiliar movies released by smaller studios. Here are a few that stood out. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 11-17, 2021 (Photo: Universal, Shout! Factory, Paramount,Gravitas Ventures, Warner Bros. ,Kino Lorber)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 4-10, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Here we are, the first Tuesday of 2021. I wish I could tell you that everything felt different. At least we have a few new release films to distract ourselves with. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 4-10, 2021 (Photo: Criterion Collection, Paramount, Universal, Sony Pictures, Acorn, BBC, Screen Media)
  • 'I screwed up': 'Jeopardy!' star Ken Jennings apologizes for past social media posts

    ...- WJLA STAFF
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) – "Jeopardy! " champion and guest host Ken Jennings used Twitter to apologize for what he calls "insensitive" posts he's made on the social media platform in the past. In a thread posted Wednesday, Jennings said some of the tweets in question were jokes in his head that didn't translate well in writing. Jennings admitted, "I've definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things. Sometimes they worked as jokes in my head and I was dismayed to see how they read on screen.
  • As in-home movie theaters grow in popularity, so does the great American snack: popcorn

    ...- VERONICA JOHNSON, WJLA
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) – If you still need something to look forward to in 2021, consider a celebration of one of America’s most influential snack foods: popcorn! Now with more in-home viewing of movies while theaters continue to social distance, the home popcorn chefs are kicking it up a bit. The United States will observe National Popcorn Day on Jan. 17. This irresistible treat dates back thousands of years as a staple crop for Indigenous tribes.
  • Review: 'Soul' is an ambitious, strange and wondrous Pixar experience

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Soul. 4 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers. Writer: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett. Genre: Animation, Drama, Comedy. Rated: PG for thematic elements and some language. Caption: Interview with John Petrucelli, Visiting Director of Jazz at the University of Utah, about the opportunity to compose "Coming Home," a song inspired by the Pixar film "Soul" (Video: Disney/KUTV/John Petrucelli)
  • Review: 'News of the World' explores the ideological divide of post-Civil War America

    ...- Ryan Painter
    News of the World. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Paul Greengrass. Writer: Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, Paulette Jiles (novel) Starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel. Genre: Drama, Western. Rated: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, thematic material and some language. (from left) Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) and Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. (Photo: Universal)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Dec. 21-27, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a slow week for releases as our attentions turn towards... well, typically travel and large family gatherings. Maybe we should all just lay low this year. Reset, come back in two weeks. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 21-27, 2020 (Photo: Sony, Focus Features, Universal, Paramount, FUNimation, Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Review: 'Wonder Woman 1984' improves upon the original's formula

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Wonder Woman 1984. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Patty Jenkins. Writers: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham, William Moulton Marston. Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig. Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. GAL GADOT as Diana Prince in the action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • K.T. Oslin, iconic singer-songwriter, passes away at age 78

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Iconic singer-songwriter K. T. Oslin has passed away at the age of 78. The "80's ladies" singer won Grammys, CMA Awards and ACM Awards throughout her career. K. T. Oslin, iconic singer-songwriter, passes away at age 78 (CMA) Oslin was honored at the CMA Awards in 1988 for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. She was voted into theNashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. “K. T.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 14-20, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    We're inching our way to the point of no return (or at least the point where online retailers will no longer guarantee delivery by Christmas). While most of this week's releases fall into various niches, the release of "Tenet" is something of a major affair and a capstone to a year that Hollywood (and many others) would like to forget. (Photo: Arrow, Warner Bros. , RLJ Entertainment, Well Go USA) Tenet -Unlike many ofChristopher Nolan's films, "Tenet" isn't an intellectual exercise.
  • Xbox Series S: Next-gen gaming for the budget conscious

    ...- CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    (WOAI/KABB) – Microsoft is diving into next generation gaming in a big way this year with the dual release of the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. The Xbox Series X and Series S are among the hot gifts to buy this holiday season. (Courtesy: Microsoft) The Series X and Series S are Microsoft's first major new game console since the release of the Xbox One back in 2013.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend December 11-13, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Please forgive my tardiness with this weekend's recommendations. We're trying to work in some vacation days for our co-workers and the release of "Cyberpunk 2077" was just too tempting for one of our assignment editors. So, I'm working a night shift while he adventures in CD Projekt Red's latest release (which apparently has a few glitches and bugs to sort out). It's a short article this week.
  • Chadwick Boseman's final Twitter post announcing his death is the most retweeted of 2020

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Chadwick Boseman's death announcement is officially the most retweeted post of 2020. The actor died at the age of 43 after a long battle with colon cancer. His Twitter account broke the news Aug. 28. Within 24 hours, it became the most-"liked" tweet in the social media giant's history. And, as of Monday, it was retweeted more than 2 million times – a new record.
  • Ellen DeGeneres says she's tested positive for COVID-19

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Ellen DeGeneres said Thursday that she's tested positive for COVID-19. The talk show host announced her diagnosis on Twitter, saying she's "feeling fine right now" and is following proper Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. She added that anyone who was in close contact with her has been notified.
  • Review: George Clooney's 'The Midnight Sky' fails to reach the heights of its influences

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The Midnight Sky. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: George Clooney. Writer: Lily Brooks-Dalton, Mark L. Smith. Starring: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo. Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi. Rated: PG-13 for some bloody images and brief strong language. George Clooney as Dr. Augustine Lofthouse. (Photo: Netflix) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: With radiation poisoning Earth’s air, all of humankind abandons the planet’s surface.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 7-13, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Sports, action, horror, western, art-house comedy. This week has a little bit of everything. (Photo: RLJ Entertainment, Universal, Paramount, Shout! Factory, CBS, Well Go USA) Digital. The Beach House -Life finds Emily and Randall, college sweethearts, heading in opposite directions. In hope of revitalizing the relationship, the pair escape to Randall’s family’s beach house only to discover that Mitch and Jane, friends of his parents, have already settled in.
  • Marvel comic will honor healthcare workers

    ...- Zachary Rogers, WKRC
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKRC) -Not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs! Marvel Comics will be celebrating a different kind of superhero in 2020: The healthcare worker! Marvel has teamed up with Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania to celebrate real-life healthcare workers with a comic book called "True Nurse Stories". The book focuses on stories of actual nurses who work in the Pittsburg area.
  • Bellagio opens its 2020 holiday conservatory display

    ...- MAT LUSCHEK | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The seasons are changing once again and the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is ready to greet the final holiday of the year. The gardens ushered in the holiday season with another extravagant display -- this year entitled "Her Majesty Queen Bellissima. " Caption: (Video: KSNV)
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend December 4-6, 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter
    If you're not watching "The Mandalorian," you should be. This week's episode is a quick 30-minute jaunt courtesy ofRobert Rodriguez that features some major reveals and a payoff to what was set up in the second season's first episode. Here's a look at seven titles that are either new to cinemas or streaming services this week. The Prom.
  • Drake selling new line of candles, including one that smells like Drake himself

    ...- KHALID LAWS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Have you ever wondered what Drake smells like? Well here's your chance to find out. The multitalented rapperhas teamed up with the luxury fashion store Revolve to release a new line of scented candles. One in particular, "Carby Musk," will fill reportedly fill the air with his own smell.
  • Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and others band together to preserve J.R.R. Tolkien's home

    ...- LARRY D. CURTIS, KUTV
    (KUTV) – Actors who played some of the key characters in movie adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien's most popular works "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" are joining in a "fellowship" to save the late writer's home and to establish it as a literary center. The residence in Oxford is where Tolkien wrote parts of the two works he is most known for.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 2, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Having spent the better part of the past two weeks working on my Holiday Gift Guide 2020, most of this week's highlights feel a little redundant. That is only because it is a really strong release week (although the digital releases were unimpressive). New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of December 2, 2020 (Photo: Warner Bros. , The Criterion Collection)
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in December 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    There are quite a few top-tier titles leaving Netflix this December including the likes of the all nine seasons of "The Office," theBack to the Future trilogy, 2018's "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch," "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2," Indiana Jones franchise, "Poltergeist" the Ip Man films starring Donnie Yen and the original "The Witches. " Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was one of the best films of 2018.
  • Review: 'The Croods: A New Age' offers a familiar, needed message of unity

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The Croods: A New Age. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Joel Crawford. Writer: Kevin Hageman, Dan Hagman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logam, Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds. Genre: Animated, Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG for peril, action and rude humor. (from left) Eep Crood (Emma Stone) and Grug Crood (Nicolas Cage) in DreamWorks Animation's The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford. (Photo: DreamWorks Animation)
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend November 20-22, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — While there's plenty of drama to be observed in the world right now, here are eight new-this-week options that serves as a distraction for those who are interested in getting off thecarousel to keep from getting dizzy and catch their breath. Animaniacs. Caption: Legendary voice actor Maurice LaMarche talks to Ryan Painter about his friendship with Rob Paulsen and the return of Brain and the Animaniacs (Video: Hulu)
  • Donate now to the annual KOMO Toy Drive

    ...- STAR Staff
    It's time for our annual KOMO Toy Drive - a great way to bring joy in a challenging time. Help put toys under the tree and hope in the hearts of local kids in need this holiday season. Here's how you can help make a difference:Donate new unwrapped toys or donate money to benefit The Salvation Army Toy and Joy program. ONLINE NOW: Make an online monetary donation HERE. Shop directly from The Salvation Army's Wish List HERE and send toys directly to Toy and Joy. IN STORE:
  • Smithsonian museums, National Zoo, Holocaust Museum closing again due to COVID-19 surge

    ...- COURTNEY POMEROY | WJLA Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Smithsonian museums that had reopened since the coronavirus pandemic forced their closure in the spring, and the National Zoo, will close again starting Monday.
  • Review: 'The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special' celebrates, recycles the franchise's past

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Ken Cunningham. Writer: David Shayne. Starring: Billy Dee Williams, Dee Bradley Baker, Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran. Genre: Animation, Action. Rated: TV-G. The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (Photo: Disney+) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: It’s almost Life Day, but Rey, feeling like she’s not fulfilling her duties as a Jedi, decides to embark on a mission that sends her back in time.
  • Matthew McConaughey would consider running for Texas governor under right circumstances

    ...- JERROD KINGERY | KEYE Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — Austin icon and Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is tossing around the idea of one day entering politics. On Tuesday's episode of "The Hugh Hewitt Show," McConaughey said "it would be up to the people more than it would me" when asked if he were to run for governor of Texas. Hewitt asked McConaughey what he would do if he were the "brand ambassador" for the U. S. and what he could "recommend that both Republican and Democrats could get behind. "
  • Charlie Brown returns to television for holiday specials after Halloween absence

    ...- CHRIS WHITE, WSYX/WTTE
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – PBS shared Wednesday that Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew will return to television after all. The exciting news comes after Apple TV acquired the rights to Charlie Brown programs. Apple gained criticism after sharing that “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” would not air on television as it had for the past 65 years. PBS shared “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will air on PBS and PBS Kids this Sunday, Nov.
  • Dolly Parton's $1M research donation helps in discovery of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON, WZTV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee treasure Dolly Parton is helping the world yet again. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a $1 million donation made by Parton to Vanderbilt researchers has helped in the discovery of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. "When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon," the country queen tweeted Tuesday morning.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of November 16-22, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's a busy week as we edge closer to the holiday season. "The New Mutants," "The Broken Hearts Gallery," and "Unhinged" all had a go at wide theatrical releases with varying success. We'll see if any of the three find a second life on home video. New to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of November 16-22, 2020 (Photo: Disney, RLJE, Sony, Shout! Factory, Warner Bros. , Lionsgate, IFC, Paramount) Digital.
  • Dolly Parton to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON, WZTV
    (WZTV) – Dolly Parton will perform in the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The country icon will sing the holiday classic “A Holly Jolly Christmas” during Cracker’s Barrel’s second-ever appearance in the parade. While there won't be an in-person audience for the event this year, it will be nationally televised so people can watch it from the comfort of their own homes. “I think we could all use a heaping helping of comfort right now.
  • Review: 'Freaky' is a body-swap comedy with a slasher movie personality

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Freaky. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Christopher Landon. Writer: Michael Kennedy, Christopher Landon. Starring: Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Alan Ruck. Genre: Horror, Comedy. Rated: R for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, and language throughout. (from left) Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton), Nyla Chones (Celeste O'Connor) and Josh Detmer (Misha Osherovich) in Freaky, co-written and directed by Christopher Landon. (Photo: Universal Pictures)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of November 9-15, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — This week's releases are on the thin side. There's some quality to be found if you know where to look. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of November 9-15, 2020 (Photo: Sony, Paramount, Epic, ESPN, Universal, MPI, Warner Bros. ) Digital.
  • Review: Strong performances lift neo-Western 'Let Him Go' above its telegraphed blows

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Let Him Go. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Thomas Bezucha. Writer: Thomas Bezucha, Larry Watson (novel) Starring: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Lesley Manville. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for violence. Diane Lane (left) stars as “Margaret Blackledge” and Kevin Costner (right) stars as “George Blackledge” in director Thomas Bezucha’s LET HIM GO, a Focus Features release. (Photo: Kimberley French / Focus Features)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of November 2-8, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of November 2-8, 2020 (Photo: IFC, NEON, CBS, Sony, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. , Acorn TV) Digital. A Call to Spy -Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher ("Radium Girls") and starring Sarah Megan Thomas(who also wrote), "A Call to Spy" is an engrossing World War II drama about Britain's women spy program in France.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 30 - November 1, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    We're wrapping up October with a few horror films and a western dressed up in its space opera clothes. The Craft: Legacy. "The Craft: Legacy" is a sequel to 1996's "The Craft. " Like the first film, "Legacy" sees three teens befriend the new girl in school believing that she'll be the perfect candidate to complete their witch coven. The original was dark, but never serious. "Legacy" is all over the map.
  • Review: 'The Craft: Legacy' plays with nostalgia, struggles with identity

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Craft: Legacy. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Zoe Lister-Jones. Writer: Zoe Lister-Jones, Peter Filardi (based on characters created by) Starring: Cailee Spaeny, Zoey Luna, Gideon Adlon. Genre: Drama, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, crude and sexual content, language and brief drug. Lourdes (Zoey Luna) Frankie (Gideon Adlon) Tabby (Lovie Simone) and Lily (Cailee Spaeny) in Columbia Pictures' THE CRAFT: LEGACY. (Photo: Sony Pictures)
  • 'That is my writing on the napkin:' Maine woman says she might be Questlove's 'Ellie'

    ...- WGME Staff
    PORTLAND (WGME) — Questlove, the famous drummer from The Roots, posted a story this weekend about how a Maine woman's act of kindness helped fuel his love for music. The drummer asked for the internet's help locating her now, almost 45 years later, to thank her. Music can touch the soul in many ways. For Ellen Bruzzese, known as Ellie, that included hitting the music lounge at the Portlander five nights a week during the 70s and 80s after finishing work at DiMillo’s. Caption: WGME.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in November 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's just about time to swap out the cobwebs for the dried corn on the cob or fairy lights if you, like Netflix who have Christmas titles popping up as early as November 4th, want to get an early jump on December's holidays. Here's Netflix's hype reel for November: Here's what caught my eye: Easy A. Olive (Emma Stone) is a non-descript high school student who finds her life mirroring that of character Hester Prynne's in the novel "The Scarlet Letter.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Halloween is nearly here and that means it's time to say goodbye to October and officially dive into the holiday season. This week is dominated by catalog titles and a few interesting digital releases. New Titles and Catalog Releases. (Photo: Lionsgate, Universal, Arrow, Blue Underground, Film movement, Criterion Collection)
  • Review: Netflix's 'Over the Moon' shoots for the stars, gets lost in the clouds

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Over the Moon. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Glen Keane, John Kahrs. Writer: Jennifer Yee McDevitt, Audrey Wells. Starring: Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Phillipa Soo. Genre: Animated, Adventure. Rated: PG for some thematic elements and mild action.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in November 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    With November nearly upon us I'd like to ask that everyone take a moment to vote. Netflix is a great escape, but we live a real country where our voices matter. Use your voice. And then reward yourself with a little downtime. Krisha. "Krisha" sees a mother reuniting with her family, including the son she abandoned, after years lost to addiction. Some members of the extended family are prepared to welcome her back. Others refuse to believe that she's changed.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 19-25, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — High drama, suspense and more than a bit of horror highlight this week's DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases. Recent Series and Movies. (Photo: Paramount,Gravitas Ventures, RLJE Films, Universal) After So Many Days - This documentary follows newly married couple and music duo Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack as they attempt to perform a show every day for an entire year. Their journey takes them around the world.
  • Okla. teacher on 'America's Funniest Home Videos' after distance learning video goes viral

    ...- TYLER BUTLER, KTUL
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – Travis Sloat was 20 minutes into his digital English lesson when his eyes drifted to something he missed. Caption: (Video: KTUL) "Sure enough, yeah, 20 minutes of that and then you can see it in my eyes," he said. "The second my eyes cut that direction, the head sort of hangs. " His wife's bra was still hanging on the door handle behind him, even after he combed the background of his shot to make sure there was nothing distracting or embarrassing.
  • 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' leaving broadcast TV, heading to streaming service

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL, WSYX/WTTE
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — If you're looking to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on television this year, you're out of luck. It will not air on ABC as it usually does but instead on Apple TV, according to a joint press release from the streaming service and a content company known as Wild Brain. The classic Halloween special started streaming globally through Apple TV on Oct. 19 and will be available for free from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
  • Review: 'Love and Monsters' is an amusing post-apocalyptic adventure

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Love and Monsters. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Michael Matthews. Writer: Brian Duffield, Matthew Robinson. Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker. Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action. Rated: PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material. Dylan O'Brien as Joel in Love and Monsters (Photo: Paramount) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The apocalypse has separated Joel from his girlfriend Aimee. He’s in one underground refuge, she’s in another 80 miles away.
  • Review: 'The Kid Detective' is an odd, funny descent into a small-town darkness

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Kid Detective. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Evan Morgan. Writer: Evan Morgan. Starring: Adam Brody, Sophie Nélisse, Sarah Sutherland. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: R for language, drug use, some sexual references, brief nudity and violence. Caption: Ryan Painter talks to Adam Brody about his new film "The Kid Detective" and its writer/director Evan Morgan (Video: Sony) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: 12-year-old Abe Applebaum was a celebrated kid detective.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 16-18, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    It's been a busy week of politics, interviews and movie watching. Here's a quick tour through what I saw. Helpsters. Created by Sesame Workshop, the people behind "Sesame Street," "Helpsters" is a delightful children's program about a group of monsters who run a business dedicated to help people solve their problems. The show helps teach problem solving and teamwork. Its 25-minute episodes feature two conundrums, at least one sing-along moment and the occasional celebrity guest.
  • Review: 'Helpsters' is a fantastic problem-solving program from the Sesame Workshop

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Helpsters. 4 out of 5 Stars. Creator: Timothy McKeon. Starring: Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ingrid Hansen. Genre: Family. Available On: Apple TV+ Caption: Ryan Painter talks with Sesame Workshop's Jordan Geary and Cody the star of Apple TV+'s "Helpsters" (Video: Apple) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: Cody and her friends are Helpsters, monsters that help people solve problems big and small. Episode 1. Cody, Scatter and Michael Ian Black in “Helpsters" (Photo:Apple)
  • A first look at future Las Vegas Atari hotel

    ...- MAT LUSCHEK | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Get ready player one, the group behind the Atari inspired -- and officially licensed -- hotels has released the first renderings of what to expect when the "mothership" lands in Las Vegas. GSD Group, partnered with Gensler, an architecture and design firm, have unveiled a first look at what these Atari hotels are going to look like. Atari Hotels Exterior Front Entrance. (Photo: UberStrategist, Inc. (on behalf of Atari Hotels))
  • Review: 'Honest Thief' is a Liam Neeson action movie

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Honest Thief. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mark Williams. Writer: Steve Allrich, Mark Williams. Starring: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney. Genre: Action, Crime. Rated: PG-13 for strong violence, crude references and brief strong language. Liam Neeson in "Honest Thief" (Photo: Briarcliff Entertainment) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Tom, better known as the In-and-Out Bandit, has stolen $9 million from a variety of banks in numerous towns.
  • Review: 'Evil Eye' is a thriller buoyed by its cultural eccentricities

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Evil Eye. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani. Writer: Madhuri Shekar. Starring: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Bernard White. Genre: Horror, Thriller. Rated: Not Rated. Available on: Amazon Prime. Sunita Mani as Pallavi and Sarita Choudhury as Usha in EVIL EYE (Photo: Amazon Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A mother fears that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of a man who she had an abusive relationship with years before.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 12-18, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's an eclectic week packed with a caped crusader, a infamous hockey mask, a Breaking Bad spin-off, some anime, a pair of essential 4K releases and a few indie curiosities. Let's dive in. New Releases. New DVD, Blu-ray and Digital releases. (Photo: Warner Bros. , Well Go USA, Film Movement, MVD Visual, Sony, Lionsgate, Music Box Films)
  • Halloween Gift Guide: Tricks, treats, frights and fun

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, we're forced to enjoy it from a safe distance, but that doesn't mean we can't share a few scares or populate our shelves with a variety of Funko Pop! figures (they make the backgrounds of our Zoom meetings all the more interesting). I took a dive into the rabbit hole and uncovered a variety of movies and collectables that speak to the many aspects of my Halloween and horror fandom. "Beetlejuice," and "Hocus Pocus" were recently released in 4K .
  • Barbie confronts racism in viral video

    ...- WKRC Staff
    UNDATED (WKRC) — A new video that discusses racism is going viral. Who is leading the conversation? Barbie, according to CNN. The video, from Mattel shows "Nikki," who is Black, and Barbie having a discussion about discrimination. Mattel says the goal of the video was to help girls understand why people across the country are rallying and marching.
  • Visit the MarketPlace at Factoria to receive a free Deluxe Plush Toy

    ...- STAR Staff
    All of us here at STAR 101. 5 are longing for the days when we can host events for our loyal listeners throughout the community again. Until we can do that safely, our friends at the MarketPlace at Factoria(3935 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006) are giving our listeners a reason to smile! Now through October 19th, several MarketPlace merchants are giving you a chance to grab a beautiful Deluxe Plush Toy for the kiddos in your life!
  • Exotic animal collector featured on 'Tiger King' is arrested

    ...- STEVE MAUGERI | WRGB Staff
    GRANVILLE, N. Y. (WRGB) — One of the stars of the hit Netflix series "Tiger King: has been arrested. Timothy Lee Stark was arrested for having two active warrants out of Indiana. This happened in Granville, New York where police found him at a bed and breakfast. Police say Stark told them he was on vacation and had planned on turning himself in. Stark was arrested and transported to the jail by members of the Granville Village Police Department.
  • Review: Apple TV+'s 'Ghostwriter' revival continues to entertain and educate

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Ghostwriter: Season 2. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Starring: Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata, Hannah Levinson, Justin Sanchez. Genre: Fantasy, Drama. Rated: TV-G. Streaming Service: Apple TV+ Caption: Ryan Painter talks with "Ghostwriter" actors Justin Sanchez and Hannah Levinson and Executive Producer Luke Matheny. (Video: Apple)
  • Taylor Swift endorses Biden, Harris for 2020 election

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Country musician-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris for the 2020 presidential election. Speaking with V Magazine, Swift said America "has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs" under the pair's leadership.
  • Review: Bill Murray charms in Sofia Coppola's father-daughter drama 'On the Rocks'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    On the Rocks. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sofia Coppola. Writer: Sofia Coppola. Starring: Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans. Genre: Drama, Comedy. Rated: R for some language/sexual references. (L-R) Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans in Sofia Coppola's "On the Rocks" (Photo: a24/Apple) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Laura is worried about her marriage. Felix, her freewheeling father, isn’t helping the situation.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 5 - 11, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's the first busy week in recent memory as numerous series, feature films and even a pair of notable digital titles kick off the first week of October. Mulan (Photo: Disney) "Mulan" is now available for those who wanted to own the film without the strings of Disney+ tied to it. The film sees Mulan (Yifei Liu), a young woman, disguising herself as a man to take her father's place when he is is conscripted to join the Chinese Imperial Army.
  • Review: 'Possessor Uncut' is an engrossing, shocking sci-fi horror hybrid

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Possessor Uncut. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Brandon Cronenberg. Writer: Brandon Cronenberg. Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Rated: R. Possessor Uncut (Photo: NEON) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: A possessor, a person who can inhabit other people’s bodies, struggles to retain her own identity as she begins to lose control of her host.
  • Texas grand jury indicts Netflix over 'Cuties' movie, claiming it sexually exploits minors

    ...- JERROD KINGERY, KEYE
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) – Texas lawmakers are again targeting the controversial Netflix film "Cuties," and this time the streaming giant is being indicted. Rep. Matt Schaefer of Texas House District 6 tweeted out a copy of the indictment today.
  • Review: Blumhouse's 'The Lie' is a mediocre, frightless thriller

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Lie. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Veena Sud. Writer: Sebastian Ko, Marcus Seibert, Veena Sud. Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Mireille Enos. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for language throughout, some violence and brief sexuality. Peter Sarsgaard as Jay and Joey King as Kayla in THE LIE (Photo: Amazon Studios) WARNING: Be advised. This article contains spoilers.
  • Review: WWII drama 'A Call to Spy' reveals the role of Britain's women spies in France

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    A Call to Spy. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher. Writer: Sarah Megan Thomas. Starring: Sarah Megan Thomas, Stana Katic, Radhika Apte. Genre: Biography, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language and smoking. Sarah Megan Thoman as ‘Virginia Hall’ in Lydia Dean Pilcher’s A CALL TO SPY. An IFC Films Release (Photo: IFC) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: Early in World War II, Britain quickly realized that they needed more spies in France.
  • Review: 'The Glorias' shines a light on the robust life of activist, writer Gloria Steinem

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The Glorias. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Julie Taymor. Writer: Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl, Gloria Steinem. Starring: Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Lulu Wilson, Janelle Monáe. Genre: Biography, Drama. Rated: R for some language and brief lewd images. Julianne Moore and Bette Midler in THE GLORIAS (Photo: LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The life of women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in October 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Welcome to the mythical place known as October. I hope it treats us well. Here's a look at what Netflix thinks you'll want to watch this month. And here's a look at what I'll be watching. Outside of the "Great British Baking Show," of course. Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Taika Waitti's "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" tells the story of Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison ), a foster teen, who is sent to a remote farm after burning his way through every foster family he has been place with.
  • Mark Wahlberg donates 1.3M face masks to students, teachers across US

    ...- DANIELLE MOODY, WOAI/KABB
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI/KABB) – Actor Mark Wahlberg has donated 1. 3 million face masks to students and teachers around the country. San Antonio ISD officials say the district received 100,000 three-ply, disposable face masks to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. "We are thrilled to have caught the attention of Mark Wahlberg," officials said. "We greatly appreciate the donation as these masks help us meet the challenges of this moment.
  • Freeform releases spooky '31 Nights of Halloween' movie line-up

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The spookiest month of the year is about to begin, and one cable channel has got you covered for all 31 nights of festivities. Freeform has released their highly-anticipated "31 Nights of Halloween" schedule. Fan favorite "Hocus Pocus" will be airing 14 times, while "Beetlejuice" will be shown 12 times. Other classics sprinkled in the mix include the "Halloweentown" series, "The Addams Family," "Matilda," "Ghostbusters" and "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. "
  • Review: There's more depth to 'Kajillionaire' than its kooky tone suggests

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Kajillionaire. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Miranda July. Writer: Miranda July. Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez. Genre: Crime, Drama. Rated: R for some sexual references/language. (L to R) Evan Rachel Wood as "Old Dolio Dyne", Debra Winger as "Theresa Dyne" and Richard Jenkins as "Robert Dyne" in director Miranda July's KAJILLIONAIRE, a Focus Features release. Credit : Matt Kennedy / Focus Features.
  • Blake Shelton takes foster children fishing on his farm

    ...- DESTINY WASHINGTON | KOKH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton invited some foster children to go fishing with him, according to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. The fishing trip was part of the Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families partnership program. (Photo: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation) The fishing trip is part of the Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families partnership program. Shelton is a board director on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
  • Gallery: NYCC Funko Virtual Con 4.0 Exclusives

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Fandom can be a wonderful thing and for those who are missing the New York Comic Con experience in 2020 can at least go online to take part in some of the celebrity interviews, informative panels, browse artist alley and pick up a few NYCC exclusives. Funko's 2020 NYCC exclusive lineup features everything from Star Wars toJunji Ito. You'll want to check out the amazing Miles Morales Pop! It might be the coolest thing the company has ever produced (and that's saying something).
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in October 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Fans of "Parks and Recreation" only have until September 30, 2020, to binge their way through all seven seasons. On the movie front, the classic Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" goes at the end of the month, as does "The Patriot" and "Charlotte's Web. " However, seeing as it is October, I'll be focusing on horror films and costumespectacles. "Emelie" In "Emilie" Sarah Bolger stars as a replacement babysitter who proves to be more diabolical than she is delightful.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of September 21-27, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — This week is dominated by television releases, but there are some strong catalog titles as well. This week sees the fourth season of insanity that is "Rick and Morty," an animated adventure centered on mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his overly-trusting grandson Morty Smith. There are clones and galactic battle with a heavy influence from Star Wars.
  • Michael Jordan becomes NASCAR team owner, with Bubba Wallace as featured driver

    ...- JACK HELEAN, WBMA
    (WBMA) – NASCAR announced Monday that NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR's Denny Hamlin will now be owners of a NASCAR Cup Series team, with Bubba Wallace as a featured driver. According to the report, Jordan will be the majority owner of the team with Hamlin serving as minority owner. “Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters and me to races, and I’ve been a NASCAR fan my whole life,” said Jordan in the news release.
  • Review: Nextflix's 'Enola Holmes' is a jovial romp for all ages

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Enola Holmes. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Harry Bradbeer. Writer: Nancy Springer (novel), Jack Thorne. Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin. Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for some violence. ENOLA HOLMES. (L to R) MILLIE BOBBY BROWN as ENOLA HOLMES, SUSAN WOKOMA as EDITH. LEGENDARY 2020(Photo: Netflix)
  • Online magazine names Colin Kaepernick one of 2020's most influential African Americans

    ...- WKRC STAFF
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) – NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick has been named the second most influential African American by online magazine The Root. The Root publishes an annual list called "The Root 100" of the top 100 most influential Black people aged 25 to 45 who they say have made strides and helped uplift the Black community.
  • Review: 'Lost Girls and Love Hotels' is a potent mix of alcohol, sex and self-loathing

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Lost Girls and Love Hotels. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: William Olsson. Writer: Catherine Hanrahan. Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Takehiro Hira, Carice van Houten. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for strong sexual content, nudity, and language. Lost Girls & Love Hotels (Photo: Astrakan Releasing ) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Margaret, an American living in Tokyo, works as an English teacher at a Japanese flight attendant school.
  • Review: Noomi Rapace carries psychological thriller 'The Secrets We Keep'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Secrets We Keep3. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Yuval AdlerWriter: Yuval Adler, Ryan CovingtonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Chris MessinaGenre: Drama, ThrillerRated: R for strong violence, rape, some nudity, language and brief sexuality. Noomi Rapace stars as Maja in Yuval Adler’s The Secrets We Keep, a Bleecker Street release (Photo: Patti Perret / Bleecker Street)
  • Report: Singer files trademark countersuit against country group Lady A

    ...- ALFRED CHARLES | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE (KOMO) — A singer known as Lady A has filed a countersuit against the country music group formerly known as Lady Antebellum, escalating a legal dispute that has spanned music genres, according to a report by an entertainment trade publication. Variety reported Tuesday that Anita White, the Seattle-based artist who goes by “Lady A,” filed a trademark infringement countersuit in Seattle against the Nashville trio that now also goes by the name Lady A.
  • Netflix's 'Challenger: The Final Flight' is like being there, once again

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Sitting on the carpet with my sixth-grade classmates a teacher wheels in a television. We’re in a side room, close together and bubbling over with anticipation. I was a fan of space travel, never considered myself a likely candidate for an astronaut. That changed with NASA’s The Teacher in Space Project. CHALLENGER - THE FINAL FLIGHT The Challenger 7 at launch in episode 2 of CHALLENGER - THE FINAL FLIGHT. Cr. Public Domain/NASA.
  • Paul Rudd stars in New York's latest 'Mask Up, America' campaign video

    ...- WSTM STAFF
    NEW YORK (WSTM) – Actor Paul Rudd stars in New York state's latest "Mask Up, America" campaign video to encourage the public to wear masks. The state says the video is aimed at informing young people about the importance of wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This nation is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "We all need to do our part and wear a mask.
  • Wisconsin judge keeps Kanye West off ballot

    ...- LANDEN MOORE | WLUK Staff
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) — A Wisconsin judge has denied Kanye West's request to appear on the state's presidential ballot. Brown County Circuit Judge John Zakowski made the decision Friday, determining West's nomination papers were indeed turned in seconds after the 5 p. m. filing deadline. Attorneys spent about three hours Wednesday night arguing exactly when West's nomination paper were filed.
  • Review: HBO Max's 'Unpregnant' is a familiar road comedy with a different destination

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Unpregnant. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg. Writer: Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Bill Parker, Jenni Hendriks, Jennifer Kaytin, Ted Caplan. Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira, Giancarlo Esposito. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual content, strong language and some drug references. HBO Max's road comedy UNPREGNANT starsHaley Lu Richardson as Lucy (Photo: HBO Max)
  • Review: Nihilistic perspective squanders 'Space Dogs' documentary's intriguing premise

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Space Dogs. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter. Writer: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter. Starring: Aleksey Serebryakov. Genre: Documentary. Rated: Not Rated. SPACE DOGS (Photo: Icarus Films) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A loose examination of Laika, the stray dog that was sent into space by the Soviets, and the idea that she continues to roam the streets of Moscow as a ghost. SPACE DOGS (Photo: Icarus Films)
  • Review: 'The Broken Hearts Gallery' is a funny, formulaic romantic comedy

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Broken Hearts Gallery. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Natalie Krinsky. Writer: Natalie Krinsky. Starring: Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar. Genre: Comedy, Romance. Rated: PG-13 for sexual content throughout and some crude references, strong language and drug references. Amanda (Molly Gordon) and Nadine (Phillipa Soo) try to help Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan, center) feel better in TriStar Pictures' THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY.
  • Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief Fund

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio are joining with the Salvation Army's Northwest Division to collect money for “Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief. ” The fires have scorched several parts of eastern and western Washington, threatening property and homes for the state's residents. If you would like to donate to the effort to help those affected by the wildfires, your monetary gift will be appreciated. >>>>>To donate: click here.
  • Will Smith announces 2 seasons of 'Fresh Prince' reboot coming to Peacock

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Fresh Prince has found himself a new home. Will Smith announced Tuesday on his YouTube Channel that "Bel-Air" has been ordered for 2 season by Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. "We have just officially closed the deal with Peacock with an unprecedented two-season order from a pitch," Smith said in the video.
  • Barbie unveils new doll for 'Day of the Dead' collection to honor Mexican holiday

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Barbie is celebrating Día de Muertos a little early, debuting a second doll in their collectioninspired by the Mexican holiday. Día de Muertos(Spanish for "Day of the Dead") is in early November. Families gather to celebrate the lives of their departed loved ones over the course of the two-day holiday. The lively event is a colorful one, filled with music, food, flowers, desserts, offerings to the dead.
  • Dallas artist paints 'Wakanda Forever Mural' to honor actor Chadwick Boseman

    ...- DANIELLE MOODY, WOAI/KABB
    DALLAS, Texas (WOAI/KABB) – A Dallas artist painted a mural in the Graffiti Arts District to honor actor Chadwick Boseman after his death in late August. Caption: Dallas artist paints 'Wakanda Forever Mural' to honor actor Chadwick Boseman. The actor was best known as his portrayal of superhero Black Panther. Boseman passed away from stage III colon cancer. The artist wanted fans to light up with smiles, those old and young to remember his impact on film and in popular culture.
  • Review: Netflix's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' is classic, essential Charlie Kaufman

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    I’m Thinking of Ending Things. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Charlie Kaufman. Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Iain Reid (book) Starring: Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, David Thewlis. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for language including some sexual references. Im Thinking Of Ending Things. Jessie Buckley as Young Woman in Im Thinking Of Ending Things. (Photo: Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX 202) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) –Synopsis: A young woman goes with her new boyfriend to meet his parents.
  • Review: 'Mulan' is gorgeous, thrilling and a little disappointing

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Mulan. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Niki Caro. Writer: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin, Lauren Hynek. Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, Jet Li. Genre: Action, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence. Mulan (Photo: Disney) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) –Synopsis: When her father is conscripted to join the Chinese Imperial Army, Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself as a man to take his place. Mulan (Photo: Disney)
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his family test positive for COVID-19

    ...- BRYNA ZUMER | WBFF Staff
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said in an Instagram video Wednesday that he and his entire family have tested positive for COVID-19. "My wife and my two baby girls and myself have all tested positive for COVID," he said, about his wife, Lauren, and their 2 young daughters, Tiana and Jasmine. "I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me personally too as well," he said.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER