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'Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1' shocking, hard to watch

Steve Salles Friday, April 4, 2014 s made a number of eclectic movies over the years, most notable among them “Dogville,” “Dancer in the Dark” and “Melancholia.”These are not films for the casual moviegoer and as you can imagine, “... more

‘The Sandlot,’ ‘The Soloist’ among library screenings

Thursday, April 3, 2014 The branches of the Weber County Library welcome you to take a seat and select the entertainment of your choice from the lineup of free screenings below: “Pacific Rim,” (2013, PG-13), part of... more

WSU screening 'Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine'

Thursday, April 3, 2014 OGDEN — Weber State University’s Center for Diversity & Unity on Monday, April 7, will present “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” a 2012 documentary exploring the life and hate-crime death of... more

'The Bicycle Thief' searing look at post-WWII Italian recession

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 OGDEN — Weber State University will be featuring the motion picture “The Bicycle Thief” (1948, not rated) as part of its spring film festival themed “Italian Neorealism.”The free screening will begin... more

'Noah' viewers flood box office on opening weekend

Derrik J. Lang Monday, March 31, 2014 LOS ANGELES — After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.Paramount's biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44... more

'Anchorman 2' buffoonery now out on DVD

Monday, March 31, 2014 Capsule reviews, by Standard-Examiner movie critic Steve Salles of next week’s releases on DVD:ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES *** (PG-13) Crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic... more

‘Noah’ messes with beliefs, but it’s OK if you have open mind

Steve Salles Friday, March 28, 2014 It takes guts to take on an iconic character, especially one from the Holy Bible, since now you’re messing with somebody’s religious beliefs. So, I would suggest keeping an open mind, since we don’t... more

If you watch this, you'll likely have more appreciation for Cesar Chavez

Steve Salles Friday, March 28, 2014 As a young boy growing up in Central California, I often heard the name of Cesar Chavez. My parents would use words like “troublemaker” and one of my favorite expressions — “rabble rouser.”I later... more

If Arnold still had a career, this would ‘Sabotage’ it

Steve Salles Friday, March 28, 2014 I’ve tried to cut Arnold Schwarzenegger some slack since he’s come back to movies from politics. He’s made some monumental action films in his day and deserves some respect.But I’ve got to draw the... more

'Mistaken for Strangers' so nuts it's refreshing

Steve Salles Friday, March 28, 2014 Knowing nothing about this film or the indie rock band “The National,” I was firmly convinced I was watching some kind of mockumentary like “This is Spinal Tap.”But then I slowly began to realize... more