With Vikander leading, ‘Tomb Raider’ isn’t half bad

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Alicia Vikander in a scene from "Tomb Raider." (Ilze Kitshoff/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

In “Tomb Raider ,” which has elements of “Indiana Jones,” ”Batman” and even “Tron: Legacy,” but with an angsty young woman at the center instead of an angsty young man, Alicia Vikander takes a lot of beatings. She is punched in the face, and in the stomach, she is thrown against rocks and sent careening through a forest, she is impaled, hit by a car, left in an impossible one-handed dead hang at least four times, and she is choked, really choked, by both men and women alike.

Do Oscars and Grammys indicate awards shows losing appeal?

FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards reached 26.5 million viewers, easily a record low for what is often the second most-watched program of the year after the Super Bowl. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — After Nielsen’s brutal morning-after report cards for the Oscars and Grammys this winter, it’s worth asking whether television viewers are losing interest in watching the entertainment industry’s most prominent people celebrate themselves.

‘Love, Simon’ a fresh and classic take on first love

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Jorge Lendeborg, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp and Katherine Langford in "Love, Simon." (Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Some things are universal about being a teenager: The budding sexuality and sense of identity, the dramatic emotions, the profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love.

Jazz it up

Pianist Benny Green will headline Brigham Young University-Idaho’s winter jazz festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hart Auditorium in Rexburg.



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