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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 'He's shining in heaven' Dolly Parton's brother Randy dies after battle with cancer

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Dolly Parton and her family are grieving the loss of her brother, Randy Parton, who passed away after a battle with cancer. "The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with God and that he is joined by members of the family that have gone on before and have welcomed him with joy and open arms. "
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in February 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    I have to admit that my first response to the titles leaving Netflix in February was a big shrug. I probably should watch "Don't Know Twice" simply because it starsKatee Sackhoff and Lucy Boynton. "Easy A"(2010) 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. " It would seem that being notorious isn't exactly the worst thing a girl can be.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Jan. 18-24, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – This week's releases include a handful of titles that were released in a limited amount of theaters at the end of 2020. As such, you might not have heard of "The Climb," "Dreamland," or "The Kid Detective. " It's time to rectify that. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of January 18-24, 2021 (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros. ,Corinth Films, Universal)
  • Nashville gospel legend on COVID-19 vaccine: 'I prayed about it before I went in to get'

    ...- Nikki Junewicz
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Saturday, hundreds of North Nashville seniors bundled up to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated for COVID-19, including a local gospel legend. Bobby Jones is from Music City and produces his songs here, he even has a long running show on cable television. He says the pandemic has seriously impacted his life's passion. “I want us all to be well so we can continue the functions we did prior.
  • Review: Powerful 'One Night in Miami' exists somewhere between fact and fiction

    ...- Ryan Painter
    One Night in Miami. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Regina King. Writer: Kemp Powers. Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr. Genre: Drama. Rated: R. ELI GOREE, KINGSLEY BEN-ADIR, ALDIS HODGE, and LESLIE ODOM JR. star in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (Photo: Amazon Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: On February 25, 1964, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston. Following the fight, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown joined Clay in a hotel room to celebrate.
  • 75 fun facts about Dolly Parton to celebrate the country queen's 75th birthday

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON, WZTV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Pour yourself a cup of ambition and rock your rhinestones, Dolly Parton has a big birthday this week! The icon turns 75 on Tuesday, Jan. 19. For the country queen’s birthday we’re celebrating Parton's rags to riches story with 75 fun facts you may not have known about the star. 1. On Jan. 19, 1946 while snow fell over the Smoky Mountains, Dolly Rebecca Parton was born. 2. Dr. Robert F. Thomas brought Dolly into the world.
  • 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)
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