“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is the kind of movie that wouldn’t work without its cast. It’s an ensemble piece that tries to cram half a dozen storylines into two hours, and the result is a film that feels bloated and thin at the same time.
March 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National
The latest “Hunger Games” sequel was 2014’s biggest hit, and it finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with several other films, including the Oscar-nominated “Foxcatcher.”
March 06, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National
"The Lazarus Effect," rated PG-13 — 2 stars
March 06, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National
First things first: Kirby's latest adventure is a beautiful-looking game.
March 06, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National
After finishing third in his first appearance in the South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championship last year, North Central Mason Gomez moved up one spot in last weekend's event held in Anderson.
March 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports
Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine
Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle
In what has been an unpredictable winter, what else could you expect other than a strange goal to kick off the soccer season.
March 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.
March 06, 2015 | | Equine
March 06, 2015 | | Ariail
Here in South Carolina, as in so many other states, gerrymandering -- in which political parties redraw the lines of voting districts to suit their own purposes -- is a fact of life. It was done when Democrats controlled the state, and now it's done by Republicans. One of the nationwide side effects of gerrymandering is creating more partisan divide. Because districts are set up to be safe for one party, there's not much interest in candidates having to appeal to independent voters or those who aren't hard-line adherents of either party. And, by the way, the word gerrymander ...
March 06, 2015 | | Editorials
Throughout my lifetime, I have been interested in all decorative plants, although my specialty is the Camellia. I was shocked while reading the editorial by one of my favorite editors lambasting one of my favorite columnists about wording in a column on crape myrtles. For some unknown reason (probably some health problem), I had failed to read the column in question. My wife left me in this world to fend for myself while she enjoys heaven and this gives me the luxury of being able to pile newspapers by my chair in sort of a too high, messy pile to ...
March 06, 2015 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters
Surely something can be done about The State paper throwing its "Extra" on the ground and roads. Several of us on Fire Tower Road have called and E-mailed its office and received no reply, just more trash. We've called the City of Camden, the County and Sheriff's offices to no avail.
March 06, 2015 | Sheila Maloney Camden | Letters
One of the many perks of living in the Midlands of South Carolina is our moderate climate. OK, maybe it hasn't felt so moderate the past few weeks, but think about New York, Boston, Minnesota, Michigan and other northern areas. Now, they know what cold really is!
March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns
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Wedding vows often touch the hearts of a couple's close friends and family, but a video of one man’s vows to his new stepdaughter has taken the Internet by storm. The video was posted on Feb. 12, 2014, but it caught the attention of many websites this week and has now been viewed more than 1.3 million times.
February 26, 2015 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | National
The board game Risk: The Game of Global Domination has been around for a long, long time — almost 60 years, in fact — making it a bona fide classic in most people’s books. So it’s understandable that this electronic version of the game from “Assassin’s Creed” publisher Ubisoft, which is available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, doesn’t mess with the basic formula.
February 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret Media Companies | National
Way back when, I grew up in lovely Calabasas, California, alongside such notables as Ricky Schroeder and Erik Menendez. (Thankfully, I got out before the Kardashians arrived.) If, by chance, you happen upon a copy of Calabasas High School’s 1986 yearbook, you’ll see a picture of my friend Aaron Priceman in a trenchcoat and sunglasses standing alongside yours truly dressed up as Ed Grimley.
February 26, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National
Disney’s “Big Hero 6” is among 2014’s top 10 box-office hits and won the Academy Award last weekend for Best Animated Feature. This week, it was released on Blu-ray and DVD.
February 26, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
February 26, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | National
It’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when Disney Animation was on the verge of shutting down.
February 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National
February 26, 2015 | Andrea McDonald Deseret News | National
Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National
February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration this week, with a video of the pair asking Americans to share their favorite five ways to stay fit.
February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National
Recently, I consulted a panel of experts (well, my sisters) on the things we don’t tell our husbands. After all, a happy marriage can contain a tiny aura of mystery. Sharing the big stuff is a must, but it’s better to keep under wraps some of the inconsequentials.
February 26, 2015 | Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | National
American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.
February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National
What is the best thing in the world? The very best thing? It seems that not very many people know.
February 26, 2015 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News | National
People have a lot of things to say about kids and parents today. Apparently, the rising generation acts spoiled, entitled, impulsive and out of control. Meanwhile, their parents are permissive, weak, lazy and fad-oriented. Talk about a hard time to parent.
February 25, 2015 | Heather Hale FamilyShare | National
Getting married is a momentous occasion — a cause for celebration. But when you get swept up in the fantasy and romance of an engagement, crucial questions about your lifelong union may get swept under the rug. Fear of "ruining the mood" or starting an argument by asking hard questions may keep you from learning some key information upfront, leading to a disaster in the end. Before you walk down the aisle and exchange vows in front of friends and family, make sure you and your soon-to-be spouse discuss these seven critical subjects: 1. What’s it to you? Ask your ...
February 25, 2015 | Georgia Lee FamilyShare | National
Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.
February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | National