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Elderly man seeks escape from poverty in ‘Umberto D’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 OGDEN — The film “Umberto D” (1952, not rated) will be shown in the Shepherd Union Building’s Wildcat Theater on Weber State University’s campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd., on Wednesday, April 16.The free... more

With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

Jake Coyle Monday, April 14, 2014 NEW YORK — "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.The strong second-week... more

'Philomena,' 'Walter Mitty' tops in new DVD releases

Monday, April 14, 2014 Capsule reviews, by Standard-Examiner movie critic Steve Salles, of this week’s releases on DVD:PHILOMENA ***1/2 (PG-13) Some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. Philomena (Judi... more

Art film 'Le Week-End' a bright spot among week's films

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 It’s rare to see such a brutally honest film about a retirement age husband and wife trying to cling to a struggling marriage.British couple, Nick and Meg (Jim Broadbent & Lindsay Duncan) take a... more

Rumsfeld tells all in 'The Unknown Known'

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris spends several days with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, talking about his days in politics working under several presidents.... more

Bright birds are back in 'Rio 2,' but the plot flew the coop

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 The best thing about these “Rio” movies is that the director is Brazilian, and it’s obvious he loves his country.The look of his native city, Rio de Janeiro, has a vibrancy of the culture, both in... more

Missin’ your football bunky? Watch ‘Draft Day’

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 If you’re thinking you’ve been seeing a lot of Kevin Costner these days, you’d be correct.He dropped in for a brief visit as Superman’s adoptive dad in “Man of Steel” last year; he then handled Chris... more

'Raid 2' like no other martial arts film

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 If you’re into super-action martial arts movies, you’ve undoubtably heard of or seen “The Raid.”It was the talk of Sundance two years ago and had so many rave reviews, the festival organizers couldn’... more

Documentary traces history of Academy Awards

Thursday, April 10, 2014 FARMINGTON — “And the Oscar Goes To...,” a Turner Classic Movie documentary about the Academy Awards, will show on the big screen next week.TCM and Fathom Events showing will screen the show at movie... more

Quartet of dramas at libraries this week

Thursday, April 10, 2014 The Weber County Library’s free movie screenings in the upcoming week include four dramas that involve either adventure, family, sports or war.“Ender’s Game” (2013, PG-13) will play at the main... more