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Movie reviews: Blade Runner 2049, So B. It and more

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'Blade Runner 2049' gains momentum as rare reboot that works

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Hollywood’s practice of mining classic films for remakes and sequels has led to several disasters, from “Ben-Hur” to “Ghostbusters.” But a new “Blade Runner” film has a shot at paying off for the team of studios and financiers who helped will it into...


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'Human Flow' looks straight at the global refugee crisis and doesn't blink

BUILD Speaker Series: Ai Weiwei

The Chinese contemporary visual artist Ai Weiwei — whose portraits of political dissidents, formed from Lego blocks, are currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. — has never limited himself to a single medium. Over his career, the 60-year-old...


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'Happy Death Day' recycles a comedy classic - as horror

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Special To The Washington Post. Here’s a simple - and potentially chilling - concept: What if someone remade “Groundhog Day,” in which a TV weatherman relives the same day over and over, as a horror movie? Director Christopher Landon (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked...


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'Professor Marston & the Wonder Women' tells a fascinating origin of the origin story

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As the movie we need right now, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” could not be better timed. News reports might be awash in abuses of authority and grievous misconduct within the movie industry, but here’s a story that not only celebrates female power and open-minded...


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Adaptation of children's novel forgets to have fun

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Don’t let the cutesy title fool you. “So B. It” might be based on a popular 2004 children’s novel, but director Stephen Gyllenhaal (father of actors Jake and Maggie) and writer Garry Williams have taken this tale of a 12-year-old girl who goes on a journey of self-discovery...


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'Marshall': An engaging portrait of a Supreme Court justice as a self-assured young man

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In the fact-based drama “Marshall” — a throwback to such courtroom-focused procedurals as “Witness for the Prosecution” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” — Thurgood Marshall is seen as something of a legal superhero. The late Supreme Court justice cuts a...


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'Blade Runner' comes out of retirement to lackluster results

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“Blade Runner 2049,” a revival of the 1982 sci-fi cult classic starring Harrison Ford, opened as the top film in North American theaters this weekend with underwhelming results. The film, distributed by Warner Bros. and backed by Sony Pictures and Alcon Entertainment, opened with sales...


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'Language' of traditional African drums bring community together

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Drum and dance instructor, Deja Mitchell, kicks off a week of workshops with mentor and visiting artist Sekou Soumah. The workshops were made possible by grants from Weber County Commission recreation, arts, museums and parks (RAMP) grant and The Ogden School Foundation.


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Northern Utah theater: See 'Marie Antoinette,' 'Guys and Dolls,' more

Good Company presents Marie Antoinette

Theaters around the Ogden are are putting on a variety of shows this week, including “Marie Antoinette,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The Addams Family” and more.


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