Now-a-Dollar March 2 | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Now-a-Dollar March 2



The post-Oscars weekend brings one of the Best Picture nominees to discount theaters -- the one that most movie nerds were infuriated was there. ---

Director Stephen Daldry and screenwriter Eric Roth adapted Jonathan Safran Foer's novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, about a young boy (Thomas Horn) attempting to find the significance of a key among the possessions of his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The story has plenty of the things that typically result in over-the-top melodrama -- a precocious child, a mute character (Oscar nominee Max von Sydow), plenty of grieving -- and certainly occasionally drifts into that territory. But the quirks in Horn's performance and the character itself work as a mitigating factor against some of the schmaltz.