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  • Richard Bonaduce
  • A&EFilm
  • Dec 15, 2017

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (TLJ) picks up where “The Force Awakens”; left off two years ago – with Rey (Daisy Ridley) tracking Luke (Mark Hamill) to a remote planet; Finn (John Boyega) critically injured; and Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) resisting the dread “First Order”; (the Empire Lite) led by the likes of Leia’s son, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver.)

Review: Netflix’s Big Mouth Makes Coming of Age Even More Awkward

The world of adult cartoons is an interesting one. Often, the most recognizable of these are Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy or conservative offshoot American Dad. But the rabbit hole goes much, much deeper. The last couple years have heralded the reigning king of adult cartoons as Adult Swim’s mega-hit Rick and Morty. Fans of the…

Sundance Film Fest is for Kids

What many people don’t know about the Sundance Film Festival is that for several years it also has offered screenings of kid movies. Better yet, the Utah Film Center collaborates on the festival’s “Kids” section and shows the films later in Salt Lake City at the Tumbleweeds Film Festival. This year the films include a documentary, an…

Utah-based Drama in Sundance Fest

Since the days of the earliest “oaters,” Utah has been a shooting location for Hollywood. Who can forget The Searchers? Things haven’t changed much, considering a Utah western is part of Sundance Film Festival 2018. Damsel, the story of Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer (what else in Utah?), ventures across the American frontier to marry…

Danny Masterson, co-owner of Downstairs in Park City, dismissed from Netflix series

Within the past 48 hours, Netflix dismissed actor Danny Masterson from the Netflix original The Ranch, in which he starred along side That 70’s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher. The dismissal and his character’s write off from the show come from recent rape allegation made against Masterson. In response to the allegations and to his dismissal…


The Family Crest is one of those bands that’s so good, I had to see them twice. The penultimate time was February of last year, when they opened for Jukebox the Ghost. The lineup made sense: both were seasoned-yet-young troupes with an indie-pop sensibility. Reflectively, the audience ranged from mostly young teens to those in their early-twenties. It was a hormonal, jubilant time.

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