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  • Review: Pixar's 'Luca' brings a transformative childhood adventure to Disney+

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Luca. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Enrico Casarosa. Writers: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones. Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph. Genre: Animated, Adventure. Rated: PG for rude humor, language, some thematic elements and brief violence. Caption: Ryan Painter talks with Pixar animator Emron Grover about finding connection to the stories he works on and the unusual process of finishing a film during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video: KUTV)
  • Review: Rita Moreno doc 'Just a Girl' is a painful, dazzling journey of self-discovery

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mariem Pérez Riera. Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some strong language including a sexual reference, and suggestive material. Caption: KUTV's Ryan Painter talks to Rita Moreno about her life as seen through the lens of the documentary "Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It" (Video: Roadside Attractions)
  • Review: Inspirational football drama '12 Mighty Orphans' comes up short

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    12 Mighty Orphans. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Ty Roberts. Writer: Ty Roberts, Kevin Meyer, Lane Garrison, Jim Dent. Starring: Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw. Rated: PG-13 for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking. 12 Mighty Orphans (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A successful Texas high school football coach takes on the challenge of making a successful team out of a group of discarded orphaned boys.
  • Review: Brash 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' is exactly what fans thought they wanted

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Patrick Hughes. Writer: Tom O'Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo. Genre: Action, Comedy. Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual content. Samuel L Jackson as ‘Darius Kincaid’ and Ryan Reynolds as ‘Michael Bruce’ in THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD. (Photo: Lionsgate)
  • Young Darius Rucker super fan gets surprise of a lifetime at music festival

    ...- ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS, WPDE
    MYRTLE BEACH, S. C. (WPDE) – A South Carolina boy's dream came true after a video of him singing Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker on Twitter was noticed by a local radio DJ – and the singer himself! Jeremiah got the surprise of a lifetime whenGator 107. 9 co-host Jeff Bentontold him he was going backstage at the Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach to meet Darius Rucker.
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Donate Blood Now

    ...- STAR Staff
    Bloodworks NW and blood centers across the U. S. need your help to donate blood since they see blood shortages during the summer months. STAR 101. 5 and our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group have partnered with the Bloodworks NW for Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves, kicking off on World Blood Donor Day, June 14. If you're healthy and feeling well, please schedule your next blood donation in the days and weeks ahead. This campaign is ongoing through July 23.
  • Review: Marvel Studios' 'Loki' series is multidimensional wackadoodle

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – We’ll start within the safety of a synopsis pulled directly from the Marvel press release: The starting point of the series is the moment in “Avengers: Endgame” when the 2012 Loki takes the Tesseract—from there Loki lands in the hands of the Time Variance Authority (TVA), which is outside of the timeline, concurrent to the current day Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mr. Jim Riley

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Jim Riley on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Monday morning, June 7th, STAR 101. 5 surprised University Cooperative School 5th grade teacher, Mr. Riley, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mr. Riley was nominated by his student Alina and her mother Linda Larose. "This year we have been doing outdoor school, which has been full of surprises everyday," said Alina. "Every day no matter the weather, Mr.
  • Review: 'In the Heights' is an essential, joyous celebration of life

    ...- Ryan Painter
    In the Heights. 4. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jon M. Chu. Writer: Quiara Alegría Hudes. Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Genre: Drama, Musical. Rated: Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references. (Center) ANTHONY RAMOS as Usnavi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IN THE HEIGHTS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We drift into June with an unusual collection of new DVD and Blu-ray titles . There's a bit of spycraft, B-movie mayhem and everything in between. New to Blu-ray and DVD. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2021 (Photo: Lionsgate, RLJ Entertainment, Warner Bros. , Paramount, Wolfe Films) The Courier - The story of Greville Wynne isn't well known. It should be. Wynne played a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • International soccer star rescued from blaze as he dangles from burning hotel window

    ...- JUAN FERNANDEZ | Zenger News
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Zenger News) —Video shows the moment Uruguayan midfielder Francisco Duarte, who plays for the national team, is rescued as he dangles from the 11th-floor window of a burning hotel. The footage was taken at the Cyan Hotel de las Americas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the early hours of May 25. The team CA Rentistas was in town for a match against the CONMEBOL Libertadores.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Tina Leazer

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Tina Leazer on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday morning, May 26th, STAR 101. 5 surprised King's Elementary School 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Leazer, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Leazer was nominated by her student Corinne and her mother Alisha Elliott. "Mrs. Leazer has worked tirelessly to make this crazy COVID school year meaningful and fun for her 4th graders. Unlike most teachers, Mrs.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 24-30, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The digital debut releases (rather than the day-and-date releases that come with the release of physical product) for the next couple of weeks appear to be scant (nearly nonexistent) but the DVD and Blu-ray half of the equation offers some interesting options. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 24-30, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony)
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in June 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    June is on the horizon and that means Netflix has 60 new titles coming to their streaming service over the next four weeks. Here's Netflix's sizzle reel for June. Here are four titles that caught my eye. Sweet Tooth. I've loved Jim Mickle's work since seeing "Stake Land" in 2010. He's consistently done quality genre work on limited budgets.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mr. Dayby Compton

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Dayby Compton on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 20th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Rainier View Elementary School kindergarten grade teacher, Mr. Compton, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mr. Compton was nominated by his wife, Sulamita. "I am nominating my husband because he deserves to be recognized.
  • Review: Pixar's 'Luca' brings a transformative childhood adventure to Disney+

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Luca. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Enrico Casarosa. Writers: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones. Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph. Genre: Animated, Adventure. Rated: PG for rude humor, language, some thematic elements and brief violence. Caption: Ryan Painter talks with Pixar animator Emron Grover about finding connection to the stories he works on and the unusual process of finishing a film during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video: KUTV)
  • Review: Rita Moreno doc 'Just a Girl' is a painful, dazzling journey of self-discovery

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mariem Pérez Riera. Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some strong language including a sexual reference, and suggestive material. Caption: KUTV's Ryan Painter talks to Rita Moreno about her life as seen through the lens of the documentary "Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It" (Video: Roadside Attractions)
  • Review: Inspirational football drama '12 Mighty Orphans' comes up short

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    12 Mighty Orphans. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Ty Roberts. Writer: Ty Roberts, Kevin Meyer, Lane Garrison, Jim Dent. Starring: Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw. Rated: PG-13 for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking. 12 Mighty Orphans (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A successful Texas high school football coach takes on the challenge of making a successful team out of a group of discarded orphaned boys.
  • Review: Brash 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' is exactly what fans thought they wanted

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Patrick Hughes. Writer: Tom O'Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo. Genre: Action, Comedy. Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual content. Samuel L Jackson as ‘Darius Kincaid’ and Ryan Reynolds as ‘Michael Bruce’ in THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD. (Photo: Lionsgate)
  • Young Darius Rucker super fan gets surprise of a lifetime at music festival

    ...- ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS, WPDE
    MYRTLE BEACH, S. C. (WPDE) – A South Carolina boy's dream came true after a video of him singing Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker on Twitter was noticed by a local radio DJ – and the singer himself! Jeremiah got the surprise of a lifetime whenGator 107. 9 co-host Jeff Bentontold him he was going backstage at the Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach to meet Darius Rucker.
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Donate Blood Now

    ...- STAR Staff
    Bloodworks NW and blood centers across the U. S. need your help to donate blood since they see blood shortages during the summer months. STAR 101. 5 and our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group have partnered with the Bloodworks NW for Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves, kicking off on World Blood Donor Day, June 14. If you're healthy and feeling well, please schedule your next blood donation in the days and weeks ahead. This campaign is ongoing through July 23.
  • Review: Marvel Studios' 'Loki' series is multidimensional wackadoodle

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – We’ll start within the safety of a synopsis pulled directly from the Marvel press release: The starting point of the series is the moment in “Avengers: Endgame” when the 2012 Loki takes the Tesseract—from there Loki lands in the hands of the Time Variance Authority (TVA), which is outside of the timeline, concurrent to the current day Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mr. Jim Riley

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Jim Riley on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Monday morning, June 7th, STAR 101. 5 surprised University Cooperative School 5th grade teacher, Mr. Riley, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mr. Riley was nominated by his student Alina and her mother Linda Larose. "This year we have been doing outdoor school, which has been full of surprises everyday," said Alina. "Every day no matter the weather, Mr.
  • Review: 'In the Heights' is an essential, joyous celebration of life

    ...- Ryan Painter
    In the Heights. 4. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jon M. Chu. Writer: Quiara Alegría Hudes. Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Genre: Drama, Musical. Rated: Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references. (Center) ANTHONY RAMOS as Usnavi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IN THE HEIGHTS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We drift into June with an unusual collection of new DVD and Blu-ray titles . There's a bit of spycraft, B-movie mayhem and everything in between. New to Blu-ray and DVD. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2021 (Photo: Lionsgate, RLJ Entertainment, Warner Bros. , Paramount, Wolfe Films) The Courier - The story of Greville Wynne isn't well known. It should be. Wynne played a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • International soccer star rescued from blaze as he dangles from burning hotel window

    ...- JUAN FERNANDEZ | Zenger News
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Zenger News) —Video shows the moment Uruguayan midfielder Francisco Duarte, who plays for the national team, is rescued as he dangles from the 11th-floor window of a burning hotel. The footage was taken at the Cyan Hotel de las Americas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the early hours of May 25. The team CA Rentistas was in town for a match against the CONMEBOL Libertadores.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Tina Leazer

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Tina Leazer on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday morning, May 26th, STAR 101. 5 surprised King's Elementary School 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Leazer, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Leazer was nominated by her student Corinne and her mother Alisha Elliott. "Mrs. Leazer has worked tirelessly to make this crazy COVID school year meaningful and fun for her 4th graders. Unlike most teachers, Mrs.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 24-30, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The digital debut releases (rather than the day-and-date releases that come with the release of physical product) for the next couple of weeks appear to be scant (nearly nonexistent) but the DVD and Blu-ray half of the equation offers some interesting options. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 24-30, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony)
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in June 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    June is on the horizon and that means Netflix has 60 new titles coming to their streaming service over the next four weeks. Here's Netflix's sizzle reel for June. Here are four titles that caught my eye. Sweet Tooth. I've loved Jim Mickle's work since seeing "Stake Land" in 2010. He's consistently done quality genre work on limited budgets.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mr. Dayby Compton

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Dayby Compton on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 20th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Rainier View Elementary School kindergarten grade teacher, Mr. Compton, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mr. Compton was nominated by his wife, Sulamita. "I am nominating my husband because he deserves to be recognized.
  • Review: Punk inspired 'Cruella' nails the look, struggles with pace

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Cruella. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Craig Gillespie. Writer: Dana Fox, Tony McNamara, Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, Steve Zissis, Dodie Smith. Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser. Genre: Comedy, Crime. Rated: PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements. Emma Stone stars as Cruella in Disney's CRUELLA (Photo: Disney)
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in June 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    I don't know about you, May seems to have arrived and evaporated without warning. It's been decades since I was a schoolboy, the call of summer is still feels like a signal for impending change. While I suspect many of us are planning on cutting back on the time we spend indoors, there will still be lazy mornings and late nights where kicking back to watch a movie or two is entirely acceptable. Here's a look at a few of the titles that will departing. Searching for Bobby Fischer.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 17-23, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    It's a particularly strong week for DVD and Blu-ray with a trio of 2021 Oscar-winning titles and the thoroughly enjoyable "Godzilla vs. Kong" coming to digital. Digital. Godzilla vs. Kong - There's a lot to love in this cinematic showdown between two of cinema's most beloved creatures of mass destruction.
  • Celebrity Chef Jose Andres wants Americans to get vaccinated

    ...- CESAR ARREDONDO, Zenger News
    WASHINGTON (Zenger News) — Renowned Chef Jose Andres says people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can get free $50 gift cards if they come to eat at his Washington, D. C. restaurants. Jose Andres is known for restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and South Beach, and for global efforts to fight hunger through his nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Now he is throwing his weight behind beating the global pandemic in the U. S.
  • 'Friends: The Reunion' special coming to HBO Max this month

    ...- MEGAN BUTLER | KTUL Staff
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — OH MY GOD. "Friends: The Reunion" special will finally premiere on HBO Max on May 27, the one-year anniversary of HBO Max’s launch. Could we BE anymore excited?! The streaming service made the announcement on Wednesday and released a teaser. Original stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are all set to return to the show's iconic soundstage, Stage 24,on the Warner Bros.
  • John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre event on 100-year anniversary

    ...- Ashley Ellis, KTUL Staff
    UPDATE: The Remember & Rise massacre commemoration event set for May 31 has been canceled. Details here. --- TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission announced Friday morning that John Legend will headline the "Remember & Rise" event commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre at ONEOK Field. In addition to artist and activist Legend, there will be keynote speeches from national civic leaders and musical performances from additional artists.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Ms. Katie Lawrence

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Katie Lawrence on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 13th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Greenwood Elementary School kindergarten grade teacher, Ms. Lawrence, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Ms. Lawrence was nominated by her student Wyatt and his father Steve Simpson. STAR 101. 5's Jen Pirak presents Greenwood Elementary School's Ms. Katie Lawrence with the STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week check.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: "Dr. D" of Salish Coast Elementary School

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Don Halquist, also known as "Dr. D", on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 6th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Salish Coast Elementary School's 2nd grade teacher, Dr. D, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Dr. D was nominated by his student Joy and her mom Ashley Quinn. "Dr. D is a phenomenal teacher.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 3-9, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    This week then quantity might not be on par with last week's releases. The quality, however, certainly is. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 3-9, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Sony, Disney, Arrow, Criterion) Judas and the Black Messiah -William O'Neal was given two options. He could go to jail for impersonating an FBI agent. Or, he could join the Black Panthers and become an informant for the FBI.
  • Celebrate Star Wars Day with 'The Bad Batch'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It’s Star Wars Day 2021 and Disney+ have just released the 70-minute premier of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” to their streaming library. You might be wondering who The Bad Batch are and where this group of ruffians fit into the Star Wars Universe timeline. The Bad Batch are a group of clone troopers who suffer from genetic mutations. These mutations give them special abilities that are summed up by their names: Hunter, Tech, Crosshair and Wrecker.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Ms. Emily Cornell

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Ms. Emily Cornell on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday afternoon, April 29th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Saint Cecilia Catholic School's 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Emily Cornell and her class, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Ms. Cornell was nominated by her student Zachery and his mom Katie Countryman. "My son has been in Ms. Cornell's class for 2 years.
  • Love for rap music deeply rooted in Young Miller Tha Don

    ...- PERRCY LOVELL CRAWFORD, Zenger News
    LOS ANGELES (Zenger News) — Young Miller Tha Don tasted music success early. As a teenager, he was part of Romeo’s Rich Boyz group. Romeo, the son of Master P and cousin of Young Miller Tha Don, formed the group that produced the hit “You Can’t Shine Like Me. ” Master P’s influence took Young Miller Tha Don from New Orleans to California, where he’s working to keep the legacy going.
  • Burning Man cancels 2021 event, organizers set sights on next year

    ...- News 4 & Fox 11 Digital Staff
    For a second straight year, Burning Man is canceled. In a release posted on Tuesday morning, organizers say, "All of us at Burning Man Project have been busy projecting all the possible scenarios that would allow us to bring our desert city back to life in 2021. The variables are many, and our capacity to overcome challenges is high. It’s what we do. ... We have decided to set our sights on Black Rock City 2022.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 26 - May 2, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's been a quite few weeks, particularly when it comes to major digital releases, but this week sees things liven up. Digital. Digital release highlights for the week of April 26 - May 2, 2021(Photo: Warner Bros, Universal) Judas and the Black Messiah -William O'Neal was given two options. He could go to jail for impersonating an FBI agent. Or, he could join the Black Panthers and become an informant for the FBI. He joined the Black Panthers.
  • CES announces return to Las Vegas for in-person show in 2022

    ...- Matthew Seeman
    CES, the Consumer Electronics Show that normally attracts thousands of people to Las Vegas to see the latest in technology and gadgets each year, will return for an in-person convention in 2022. The Consumer Technology Association announced Wednesday that next year's edition, scheduled for Jan. 5-8, will be both in-person and digital. About 1,000 companies have committed to returning to Las Vegas next year, according to the CTA, including Amazon, Dell, Google, IBM and Samsung.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in May 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    With May only a few days away, it's time to take a look at what Netflix will be bringing subscribers over the next four weeks. Here's a peek at their sizzle reel. And now a look at the four titles that I'm most looking forward to. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness. The story of David Richard Berkowitz is filled with murder, a dog possessed by a demon and a possible connection to a satanic cult. Many have dismissed the idea of Berkowitz working as part of a larger group.
  • 'We're meant to save it': Tennessee theatre group finds secret stage dating back to 1868

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    PULASKI, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee theatre group looking for a new home stumbled upon the surprise of a lifetime. Tammy Pierchoski is no stranger to the stage. Serving as an advocate for the arts in Middle Tennessee at STAAR Theatre, she’s a natural storyteller. Perhaps her favorite is about discovering Tennessee’s oldest surviving opera house: Antoinette Hall. More than a decade ago, Pierchoski was part of a growing theatre group on the hunt for a new place to perform.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend April 23-25, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    All eyes will turn back to the box office with the cinematic reboot of "Mortal Kombat" and anime "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" are both given a wide theatrical release. Both films have already opened overseas where "Mortal Kombat" has made around $10 million and "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" has racked up a massive $384 million. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch"Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. " So, I can't comment on its quality. Here's a look at what I did spend my time with this week:
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Here's a look at the titles that will be leaving Netflix in May. It's not a particularly long list. It does, however, feature a number of films and a series that I'd recommend diving into before they evaporate into the streaming ether. War Horse. Released in 2011, Steven Spielberg's World War I drama "War Horse" stars Jeremy Irvine as Albert Narracott, a young man, who enlists in the British Army after his horse Joey is sold to the British Calvary.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Amy Benton

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Mrs. Amy Benton on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Monday morning, April 19th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Northshore Christian Academy’s 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Amy Benton and her classroom, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Benton was nominated by her student Jourdan and his mom Kelli Stolz. STAR 101. 5's Teacher of the Week Mrs. Amy Benton with her 4th grade student Jourdan, who's mom Kelli nominated her.
  • Loretta Lynn's career honored with Tennessee mural

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE, WZTV
    HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country music icon Loretta Lynn is being honored with a mural that showcases her 60-year career in the business. It was complete just in time for the superstar to turn 89 and on the heels of her new album, "Still Woman Enough. " It can be found on Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills. It's 60 feet long and features four different photos throughout Lynn's career. Guests are invited to come out and get their picture taken with the artwork.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 19-25, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    I think it is safe to say that the week of April 19-25, 2021, will not be remembered for its DVD and Blu-ray releases. That said, there are some solid catalog titles and a better-than-most horror anthology worth checking out. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 19-25, 2021 (Photo: The Criterion Collection, RLJE Films, Warner Archive) The Mortuary Collection - A woman walks into a funeral parlor...
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Ms. Michelle Dumag

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Ms. Michelle Dumag on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday morning, April 14th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Woodside Elementary School 5th grade teacher, Ms. Dumag, during her virtual classroom time with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Ms. Dumag was nominated by her student Xander Davis and his mom Sheena. "Ms Dumag has shown pure energy and excitement for teaching, online, and now in person.
  • Co-founder of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band moves to Middle Tennessee after 50 years of visiting

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt is making Middle Tennessee his new home. John McEuen has moved to Franklin to continue his music career spanning over six decades. McEuen says he's been coming to Nashville for more than 50 years and is ready to plant some roots in the Music City area. "The final quarter is usually the best part of the game... I came here to play it out!
  • Country star Trisha Yearwood unveils line of pet supplies with collars and dog treats

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country star Trisha Yearwood unveiled her latest business venture Thursday. The GRAMMY Award-winning singer now has a pet collection with items like collars, leashes, washable bedding, natural dog treats and chews. Yearwood is a proud rescue mom to Emmy and Millie, who serve as the primary inspiration for the line. “I have always rescued dogs,” says Trisha.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 12-18, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    It's a quiet week as Oscar nominated "Nomadland" comes to digital and a variety of documentaries, catalog titles and a little Nicholas Cage arrive on Blu-ray and DVD. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 12-18, 2021 (Photo: Searchlight Pictures, Magnolia, Kino Lorber, Screen Media, RJLE Films, Warner Archives, The Criterion Collection) Digital.
  • Works of Van Gogh, Monet & Da Vinci to be on display in multi-sensory series at Biltmore

    ...- KARI BARROWS | WLOS Staff
    ASHEVILLE, N. C. (WLOS) — A new, multi-sensory artwork exhibition is set to display at the largest privately owned home in the U. S. Biltmore recently announced the works of legendary artistsVincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci will be on display, each in their own exhibit, in a year-long series. In a press release, Biltmore says the exhibition "offers fascinating ties to George Vanderbilt’s collection of treasures in Biltmore House.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Ms. Janine Schmoll

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Ms. Janine Schmoll on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday, April 8th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Sunrise Elementary School 5th grade teacher, Ms. Schmoll, during her virtual classroom time with the news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! "Ms. Schmoll is super awesome! She is super funny and is also willing to help students and other teachers. She makes sure that all students understand by asking all students one at a time.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 4-11, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    It's a surprisingly slow week for DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases. Thankfully there are some interesting titles to make up for that. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 4-11, 2021 (Photo: GKids, Shout! Factory, Lionsgate, Arrow, RLJE, Warner Archive) Earwig and the Witch - The latest film from famed Studio Ghibli is a computer animated adaptation of the Diana Wynne Jones children's novel of the same name.
  • Horror Never Ends: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Returns -- Again

    ...- JUSTINA BONILLA | Zenger News
    LOS ANGELES (Zenger News) — It’s horror redux. Director Fede Alvarez has confirmed he will produce a direct sequel to the 1970s horror classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” coming out later this year. David Blue Garcia will direct. On Bloody Disgusting’s “The Boo Crew” podcast, Alvarez said: “It is a direct sequel. It is old man Leatherface. ” He said special effects for the film “are classic, old-school gags.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Kristine Hannley

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Mrs. Kristine Hannley on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday, April 1st, STAR 101. 5 surprised Creekside Elementary 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Kristine Hannley, during her virtual classroom time with the exciting news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Hannley was nominated by Melissa James, the mom of one of Mrs. Hannley's students, Blakely. "She goes above and beyond!
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 29 - April 4, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a big week for DVD and Blu-ray as "Wonder Woman 1984" makes its way to the physical format for the first time and "The Ten Commandments" gets a 4K release in time for Easter. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 29 - April 4 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Sony, Paramount, Screen Media,Samuel Goldwyn Films, Universal) Wonder Woman 1984 -Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman in the latest film in the DC Cinematic Universe.
  • Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tyler The Creator headlining Bonnaroo 2021 music festival

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Tyler, the Creator are headlining Bonnaroo's 2021 music festival. Concert-goers will head back to the farm September 2-5 after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled last year's fest. Organizers say this year's event will celebrate 20 years of magic on the farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Artists like Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion, Leon Bridges and Jason Isbell are slated to perform. Tickets go on sale at noon Wednesday.
  • Husband of Joe Exotic announces divorce plans over social media

    ...- Brandon Martin, KOKH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KOKH) — Joe Maldonado Passage, popularly known as Joe Exotic, and his husband, Dillon Passage, are getting a divorce, Passage announced on Instagram. Passage wrote on Instagram that he has always stood by his side and "will continue to always love and support him. ""This wasn't an easy decision to make but Joe and I both understand this situation isn't fair to either of us," Passage said.
  • 26 years after her death, Selena's legacy continues to grow

    ...- SBG San Antonio
    SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) — An image of a single rose glowing in purple and white hues. That is how the ‘Queen of Tejano’ is being remembered 26 years after her death. The image appears on the official Selena Facebook Fan page; purple, her favorite color, and the white rose, her favorite flower. Just minutes after it was posted, it was liked thousands of times by fans who continue to adore her.
  • Review: The MonsterVerse gets it right with the wildly entertaining 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Godzilla vs. Kong. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Adam Wingard. Writers: Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein, Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields. Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi. Rated: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language. (L-r) GODZILLA battles KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in April 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    April is nearly upon us and that means a new crop of titles will be appearing on Netflix. Here's Netflix's 9-minute sizzle reel: Here are five titles that I have my eye on. Concrete Cowboy. Idris Elba, andCaleb McLaughlin ("Stranger Things")star in this drama about a 15-year-old boy from Detroit who is sent to live with his father inPhiladelphia and is introduced into the local phenomenon of city cowboys.
  • Old skating rink in Los Angeles turned into homeless shelter named after Alex Trebek

    ...- Jordan Whittington, WZTV
    LOS ANGELES (WZTV) – Before his death last year, longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and his wife made a donation to turn an old roller-skating rink in Los Angeles into a homeless shelter, TMZ reports. Their reported $500,000 donation to the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission was put into motion this week as the facility was unveiled as the Trebek Center. The 107-bed shelter is expected to open later this year. Helping the homeless was a mission dear to Trebek.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend March 26-28, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    It's been one of those weeks that feels incredibly busy behind the scenes but hasn't left me with much to actually share with you. If you're heading out to the theater, I highly recommend last week's "The Courier" or catch any of the Oscar Best Picture nominees as they make their way back into theaters for those who were unable to see them during their initial runs. Here are a few options for your weekend viewing. Nobody. Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, a seemingly innocuous nobody.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Cynthia Longabaugh

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Mrs. Cynthia Longabaugh on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Tuesday morning, March 23rd, STAR 101. 5 made a surprise visit to Lighthouse Christian Schoolin Gig Harbor to present Mrs. Longabaugh with the STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week award during an all-school assembly. Mrs. Longabaugh, was nominated by her sixth-grade student Gavin & his mom, Jennifer Petak. STAR 101. 5's Jen Pirak presents Mrs. Cynthia Longabaugh with the Teacher of the Week award.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 22-28, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — This week lacks a digital tentpole, but its physical releases are incredibly strong as "Soul" and "News of the World" headline the new titles and Paramount's "10 Best Pictures" and The Criterion Collection's Wong Kar Wai sets lead the catalog class. New Titles. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 22-28, 2021 (Photo: Disney, Arrow, Universal, Well Go USA, HBO)
  • Resorts World Las Vegas unveils 'street food' dining hall concept

    ...- MATTHEW SEEMAN | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Resorts World Las Vegas has unveiled its new "street food" destination, with 16 specially curated food stalls located under one roof. Called "Famous Foods Street Eats," the dining hall will take up 24,000 square feet and blend Eastern and Western food culture, according to Resorts World. RELATED| Report: Katy Perry residency at Resorts World later this year.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend March 20-22, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Superheroes, spies and homicidal jeans. Yes, there's a little bit of everything debuting this week. The Courier. Caption: Benedict Cumberbatch talks to Ryan Painter about British spy Greville Wynne, the subject of his new film "The Courier" (Video: Roadside Attractions) The story of Greville Wynne isn't well known. It should be. Wynne played a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis. That's somewhat surprising considering he was an unassuming British salesman.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Nancy Cody

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Mrs. Nancy Cody on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday morning, March 17th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Cherry Crest Elementary Schoolkindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cody, during her virtual classroom time with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Cody was nominated by Alissa Grieves, the mom of Tommy, a student in Mrs. Cody’s class. Mrs.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 15-21, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 15-21, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Universal, RJLE, Criterion Collection, Paramount Television, Plastic Meatball) Digital. Wonder Woman 1984 - It feels a little strange to be talking about Wonder Woman only days after experiencing "Zach Snyder's Justice League. " That's where we're at.
  • Review: 'Zach Snyder's Justice League' is far better than its maligned theatrical cut

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Zack Snyder’s Justice League. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Zack Snyder. Writer: Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder, Will Beall. Starring: Henry Cavill. Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Lois Lane. Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Rated: R for violence and some language. Zack Snyder's Justice League (Photo: HBO Max) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Following the death of Superman, Bruce Wayne attempts to form a group of metahumans to protect the world from future crises.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 8-14, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's a quiet week, let's dive in to it. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 8-14, 2021 (Photo: Universal, Shout! Factory, Well Go USA, Lionsgate, The Criterion Collection) Digital. News of the World -Paul Greengrass directs Tom Hanks in this post-Civil War drama that sees Hanks star asCaptain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a man who travels from town to town reading the news.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend March 5-7, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Here's a look at a few of your viewing options for this weekend. Raya and the Last Dragon. "Raya and the Last Dragon" is an Asian-inspired story of a young woman who is forced to embark on a magical adventure to save her people. It's beautiful and smart without being too complex for younger audiences. It is a plea for unity that doesn't stray away from how difficult it can be to put your trust in someone who has been deceptive in the past. (Full Review)
  • Paris Hilton-backed bill regulating troubled teen industry in Utah passes legislature

    ...- DANIEL WOODRUFF | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A bill supported by Paris Hilton that would impose additional regulations on residential youth treatment centers and other congregate care programs in Utah has passed the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 127 now goes to Gov. Spencer Cox’s desk. “Reform to the troubled teen industry in Utah is long overdue,” tweeted Sen. Mike McKell (R-Spanish Fork), the bill sponsor, following the 70-2 vote in the House Tuesday evening.
  • Review: 'Raya and the Last Dragon' explores the fragile nature of trust and unity

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Raya and the Last Dragon. 4 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada. Writer: Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim. Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan. Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure. Rated: PG for some violence, action and thematic elements. As an evil force threatens the kingdom of Kumandra, it is up to warrior Raya to leave her Heart Lands home and track down the legendary last dragon to help stop the villainous Druun. 2020 Disney. All Rights Reserved. (Photo: Disney)
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week is back: Recognize a superSTAR teacher today!

    ...- STAR Staff
    After a year unlike any other, we decided it's time to honor our everyday heroes and bring back STAR 101. 5's Teacher of the Weekwith The Washington State Potato Commission! Help us recognize the hardworking teachers in our area by nominating a teacher you knowHERE. All you have to do is tell us who the teacher is and why they deserve to be named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week is sponsored by The Washington State Potato Commission and Trophies2Go.
  • Dolly Parton gets vaccinated for COVID-19 with a 'dose of her own medicine'

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    Dolly Parton has now received her COVID-19 vaccination. The country legend shared a photo of herself getting the Moderna shot. "Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine," the tweet said. “I’m finally going to get my vaccine. I’m so excited! I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it," Dolly said, adding: “I wanted to tell everybody that you should get out there and do it too.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 1-7, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's a busy week for releases as the critically acclaimed "Promising Young Woman" arrives on digital to own and "All My Life," "Fatale" and "Monster Hunter," a trio of films that had theatrical releases, make their way to Blu-ray and DVD. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of March 1-7, 2021 (RJLE Films, Universal, BBC, Lionsgate, Sony) Digital.
  • Review: Netflix's 'Murder Among the Mormons' is as engrossing as it is bizarre

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Murder Among the Mormons. 4 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Jared Hess, Tyler Measom. Genre: Documentary, True Crime. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: An exploration of the events leading up to and following the fatal 1985 bombings in Salt Lake City. Caption: Ryan Painter talks with directors Jared Hess and Tyler Measom to talk about their new Netflix documentary Murder Among the Mormons. (Video: KUTV)
  • Las Vegas' pinball museum is saved, will move to a bigger location after massive donations

    ...- KYNDELL KIM | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas museum and arcade dedicated to all things pinball is now set to officially remain open, even moving to a bigger, better location. Before the coronavirus pandemic, those behind the Pinball Hall of Fame had plans to move from their current location on E. Tropicana to a new and bigger spot just south of the Las Vegas Strip. Unfortunately, like many businesses in the U. S. , they’ve fallen on hard times.
  • Funko unveils its upcoming Hamilton vinyl figures

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — For years fans ofLin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical "Hamilton" have been forced to create their own versions of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and Eliza Hamilton by customizing other Funko Pop! figures. You'd be surprised by how creative fans can get. Funko's Hamilton series includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Eliza Hamilton, Peggy Schuyler and Angelica Schuyler figures (Photo: Funko)
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend February 26-28, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Tom and Jerry: The Movie. “Tom and Jerry: The Movie” should probably be called “Kayla: The Movie. ” Tom and Jerry are essentially supporting characters who act as agents of chaos to disrupt the story of Kayla (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young woman who lies her way into a job at a prestigious hotel that is about to host a high-profile wedding. The target audience, those under 10, will likely be entertained. Those looking for a sense of nostalgia won’t be satisfied. Where to watch: Theaters, HBO Max.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in March 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The end of February always feels abrupt. One minute I'm recovering from the Sundance Film Festival, the next it's Valentine's Day and then the month is suddenly gone. Well, at least we're one step closer to the post-pandemic world. Here's a look at Netflix's promo reel for March. It includes "Waffles + Mochi " bits featuring Gaten Matarazzo and Michelle Obama with puppets. The world feels a little better already. Here are some titles that also caught my eye.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in March 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Here's a look at the titles leaving Netflix in March 2021. It's a lot of filler and a few titles that seem to rotate on and off the streaming service regularly (that includes one of my favorite films, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). With so many streaming services, it is increasingly difficult to predict what is a brief hiatus from Netflix and what is permanently relocating to a different platform. Here are four titles I'd recommend catching before they disappear.
  • Financial guru Dave Ramsey's $15.45 million Tennessee home for sale

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE, WZTV
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WZTV) — Dave Ramsey's $15. 45 million Tennessee hilltop estate is up for sale. Ramsey, a personal finance expert and national radio host, runs Ramsey Solutions, a financial counseling business in Williamson County. (Kelly Gammer and Derek Darmstaedter with Household Photography) His 14. 38 acre property is now listed for sale on Redfin. It comes with 14,000 square-feet of living space, including six beds and nine baths.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of February 22-28, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A fairly quiet week as the "Euphoria" specials are available to own digitally and "The Croods" sees its physical release alongside a Blu-ray release of the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic "Lady Sings the Blues. " New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of February 22-28, 2021 (Photo: HBO, Warner Bros,, Universal, Sony Pictures Classics, Paramount, Arrow Films, The Criterion Collection) Digital.
  • Matthew McConaughey announces fundraiser for Texans affected by winter storm

    ...- JERROD KINGERY | KEYE Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — Austin's own Matthew McConaughey has announced a fundraiser for Texans affected by the unprecedented winter storm that left millions without power and clean water. McConaughey’s "just keep livin" foundation is putting together a virtual benefit, scheduled to take place in the next two weeks, to "raise funds for the long-term efforts necessary to stabilize and rebuild Texas. "
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend February 19-21, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We'll be looking at three titles this week. Something for the adults, the family and those who have passion for Shakespeare and live theater (in an age where actually seeing live theater is still a rarity). Nomadland. Considered by many as an Oscar contender, "Nomadland" is a quiet drama with striking visuals of the American West that follows Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman who takes on a nomadic life when the US Gypsum plant in Empire, Nevada shuts down.
  • Review: 'Flora & Ulysses' is an endearing tale of a girl and her superpowered squirrel

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Flora & Ulysses. 3 . 5out of 5 Stars. Director: Lena Khan. Writer: Brad Copeland, Kate DiCamillo (novel) Starring: Matilda Lawler, John Kassir, Alyson Hannigan. Genre: Comedy, Adventure. Rated: PG for some mild action and thematic elements. Ulysses and Matilda Lawler as Flora inFlora & Ulysses, exclusively on Disney+ (Photo: Disney)
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of February 15-21, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — This week features three theatrical releases moving into the digital-to-buy category and an interesting selection of predominantly genre titles coming to DVD and Blu-ray. DIGITAL. Digital release highlights for the week of February 15-21, 2021. All My Life - Based on a true story, "All My Life" is a traditional romantic drama that seesJennifer (Jessica Rothe) and Sol (Harry Shum Jr. ) fall in love. While wedding planning, Sol is diagnosed with cancer.
  • 5-time 'Jeopardy!' champion dies at age 24

    ...- BRYNA ZUMER | WBFF Staff
    LAS VEGAS, NV (WBFF) — A "Jeopardy! " champion has died, announced the show via Twitter. Brayden Andrew Smith died February 5 in Las Vegas; he was 24, according to an obituarypublished Friday. The obituary says, "Brayden attained a lifelong dream as a five-time champion on the popular Jeopardy! television game show. His appearances were among the last hosted by Alex Trebek, and Brayden was hailed on social media as 'Alex's Last Great Champion.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend February 12-14, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — I don't know about you, I'm longing for a return to a sense of normalcy. I had the pleasure of talking with Robin Wright andDemián Bichir last week about Wright's directorial debut "Land. " We spoke briefly about the strangeness that was the 2021 Sundance Film Festival where the film had just premiered. They were both thrilled to have been included, Bichir was a little disappointed that his first Sundance experience was a virtual one.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of February 8-14, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — 2020 has changed the way that movies are delivered to us. The rise of Premium Video on Demand (PVOD), a service that had primarily been used by independent films, has served as a way for major studios to bring their films to audiences while the majority of movie theaters have remained closed in numerous major markets. It's made all the more confusing by Disney and Warner Bros. bringing their films to their streaming platforms. It's confusing for journalists.
  • Alex Trebek's family donates his 'Jeopardy!' wardrobe to charity

    ...- SAMANTHA MITCHELL | WJLA Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — The legacy of the late Alex Trebek continues to live on past his Jeopardy! days as people recount their favorite moments of the beloved TV host. Trainees from The Doe Fund’s “Ready, Willing & Able” program, (r-l) Michael Smith, Joseph Calhoun, and George Thomas, receive the donated wardrobe. (Photo: The Doe Fund) It was just announced this week that a part of who he was will be donated to charity as his family and Jeopardy!
  • Valentine's Day: WandaVision, Star Wars, Disney and more

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Somehow we've made it through a year of unimaginable isolation and find ourselves on the doorstep of Valentine's Day. Yes, it's time for us to celebrate those we love. The past year has felt like an alternate reality. A strange, alternate dimension sort of nightmare. As such, I nominate Wanda Maximoff and Vision, the delightful couple of our favorite trauma-induced sitcom parody, as the grand marshals of Valentine's Day 2021.
  • Princess Eugenie, husband Jack Brooksbank welcome baby boy to the world

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – There's a new addition to the British Royal Family. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world. The announcement was made Tuesday on The Royal Family Instagram account. "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present," the post reads. "The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.
  • Paris Hilton appears at Utah Capitol to support bill regulating youth treatment centers

    ...- DANIEL WOODRUFF | KUTV Staff
    UPDATE (March 3) — The Utah House voted to approve Senate Bill 127 to more tightly regulate youth treatment centers in Utah. The legislation now moves to the governor for his signature or veto. Read more here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Paris Hilton appeared at a Utah legislative committee hearing Monday afternoon to throw her support behind a bill that would impose additional regulations on residential youth treatment centers and other congregate care programs.
  • Chris Pratt donates $20,000 to South Carolina Food Bank

    ...- ANDREW CLINE | WCIV Staff
    CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) — Lowcountry Food Bank is getting some help from a famous donor. Actor Chris Pratt is donating $20,000 to support the Lowcountry Food Bank in their fight against hunger in South Carolina. The donation is part of a $650,000 fundraising effort by Pratt and Greater Good Charities that aims to combat food insecurities exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sundance Film Festival 2021 wrap up: Reflecting from a distance

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It feels premature, nonetheless, the curtain has dropped on the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The awards have been given, the venues ... well, the venues were already empty and the volunteers never arrived en masse. Somewhere Ian Curtis is singing, “Staying in the same place, just staying out the time. Touching from a distance, further all the time” We all now understand the disconnect.
  • Sundance Film Festival: Swedish 'Knocking' is an effective paranoid thriller

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Knocking3. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Frida KempffWriter: Emma Broström, Johan TheorinStarring: Cecilia Milocco, Albin Grenholm, Ville Virtanen |Genre: ThrillerSALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Molly has just been released from a psychiatric ward after suffering a traumatic experience. She’s placed in an apartment where it is hoped that she will slowly transition back into day-to-day life. Molly tries to rest but it is a hot summer and there’s someone knocking against the floor. Or the wall?
  • Staying healthy at home during the big game

    ...- LIZ BONIS, MERBY CURTIS | WKRC Staff
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) — It’s one of the biggest celebrations of the year, but if Americans aren't careful, infection protection specialists say this year’s Super Bowl could be a super spreader event. Caption: Staying healthy at home during the big game (Video: WKRC) Public health experts aren’t as worried about those who are in the stadium for the big game as the rest of us who are celebrating outside of it.
  • Sundance Film Festival: Nic Cage's 'Prisoners of the Ghostland' is pure action lunacy

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Prisoners of the Ghostland. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sion Sono. Writer: Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes. Genre:Post-Apocalyptic Western, Action. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Nicolas Cage has become something of a Sundance Film Festival regular over the past few years.
  • Sundance Film Festival: 'Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street' underwhelms

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Marilyn Agrelo. Writer: Michael Davis. Genre: Documentary. A still from Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street by Marilyn Agrelo, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo: Sundance Institute, Robert Fuhring)
  • Sundance Film Festival: 'Land' is a gorgeous exploration of friendship and healing

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Land. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Robin Wright. Writers: Jesse Chatham, Erin Dignam. Starring: Robin Wright, Kim Dickens, Demián Bichir. Genre: Drama. Rated: PG-13 for thematic content, brief strong language, and partial nudity. Caption: Robin Wright talks to Ryan Painter about her ne film LAND (Video: Focus Features) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — In the wake of personal trauma, Edee Mathis (Robin Wright) abandons her life in the city for a remote Wyoming cabin without electricity.
  • Apple's 'Time to Walk' features reflections from Dolly Parton on growing up in Tennessee

    ...- ADRIAN MOJICA | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Fans of Dolly Parton who enjoy getting outdoors and have an Apple Watch have reason to be excited with the Cupertino company's new 'Time to Walk' feature. Apple announced on Monday the debut of the feature for Apple Watch and Apple Fitness+ subscribers. The feature is meant to encourage users to walk more often by providing the stories, photos, and music of influential and interesting personalities. One of those personalities is Country Music icon Dolly Parton.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in February 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — I'm just about to dive head first into the rabbit hole known as the Sundance Film Festival. But first, let's get you sorted on what is coming to Netflix in February 2021. Here's Netflix's promo reel:Here's what stood out for me:Kid CosmicFrom Craig McCracken, the creative force behind "The Powerpuff Girls" comes this super adventure about a boy who is granted powers after discovering five rings. (Avail.
  • The tennis community and its players celebrate the life and career of Kobe Bryant

    ...- Tennis Channel
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Kobe Bryant, the five-time NBA champion, 18-time All-Star and iconic basketball player, also loved a sport in which you aren't allowed to handle the ball, where there's no team opposing you, and where trash talk is verboten. He loved tennis, where the only conversations you can have is with yourself. Caption: Video: Tennis Channel But those talks can be pretty rough, too. Our short documentary examines Kobe's tennis legacy, which continues to grow today.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 25-31, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It almost feels like a normal week as, for the first time in ages, this week is dominated by recent titles (rather than an overabundance of catalog releases). DIGITAL. Freaky - Essentially it's the switcheroo of "Freaky Friday" with a serial-killer twist asThe Butcher (Vince Vaughn) finds his consciousness placed in the body ofMillie (Kathryn Newton), thenon-assuming teen that he's just failed to kill. All things being fair, Millie finds herself in The Butcher's body.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend January 22-24, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — I'm playing a little catch up this week. It gives me the opportunity to highlight a couple releases that I haven't had space to talk about yet. Our Friend. "Our Friend" is seeing the widest release this weekend as it appears in 540 theaters and is also available on demand. The film is aboutNicole (Dakota Johnson), her husband Matt (Casey Affleck) and their best friend Dane (Jason Segel).
  • John Legend, Chrissy Teigen take viral photo with Virginia police

    ...- IDA DOMINGO | WSET Staff
    WASHINGTON (WSET) — On Inauguration Day,more than 20,000 National Guard members were in Washington D. C. to ensure a safe transition of power as Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. A police force from Virginia Beach was also in D. C. to help out with heightened security. RELATED: Inaugural security heightened as officials seek to avoid a repeat of Capitol attack. Now, a photo they took in front of the Lincoln Memorial is going viral.
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