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2008-09-12 09:00:31

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "88 Minutes" (Sony, $28.96) -- * -- A sleazy and dim-witted, "torture-porn" thriller that could use at least 88 more IQ points. Al Pacino stars.

2008-08-29 09:00:43

By Jeff Vice Deseret News ELEGY -- *** -- Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper; rated R (sex, nudity, profanity, vulgarity, slurs) There are few, more-frustrating actors than Ben Kingsley.

2008-08-13 18:00:28

OK, for those who don't know, explain the thinking behind Bad Film Club.

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Deseret News editorial The irony is that Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" can be viewed on-demand on YouTube. That illustrates the problem the FCC has when trying to turn back the clock on objectionable behavior in the name of public decency.

2008-07-18 09:00:47

NEW FILMS FRIDAY THE DARK KNIGHT -- ****-- As much a morality thriller and a gangster epic as it is a comic book action/adventure, this thrilling Bat-tale is definitely not for young ones.

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Jeff Vice Deseret News THE PROMOTION -- ** 1/2 -- Seann William Scott, John C.

2008-06-27 09:02:46

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, June 26: ___ On Dec. 5, 1962, comedian Lenny Bruce was arrested in a Chicago nightclub _ not for fighting or flinging beer bottles but for obscenity.

2008-06-24 02:29:54

California rapper Raymond Boots Riley reportedly was charged with using foul language onstage at the Bayou Boogaloo music festival in Norfolk, Va.

2006-02-21 04:45:28

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC has been chastised by the UK media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.