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Anna Chapman, a freshman from Rexburg, and Zachary Dawdy, a senior from Wentzville, Missouri, rehearse for Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey,” which will open Tuesday in the Snow Drama Theater at BYU-Idaho. Courtesy BYU-Idaho

Idaho Falls singer returns home to perform

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Ron Howard arrives at the premiere of "Genius", in Los Angeles. Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, June 22, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Fall in love with ‘The Big Sick’

This image released by Lionsgate shows Kumail Nanjiani, left, and Zoe Kazan in a scene from, "The Big Sick." (Lionsgate via AP)

That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story. That those two people also managed to adapt their own great story into a great movie is a miracle.

In ‘The Last Knight,’ round 5 for the Transformers

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, foreground, in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight." (Paramount Pictures/Bay Films via AP)

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly thunderous images in front of you.

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