Eric Henderson joined the WCCO.COM web team in June 2006. As a member of the web team, he has won three Emmy Awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award. He previously worked at the television station as a floor director.
As a card-carrying cinephile (that’s snob-speak for movie buff), he has been writing about movies since he was a high school student in Burnsville, Minn. He still remembers the flack he got from his peers for writing a negative review of Tommy Boy.
He continued writing about movies while enrolled at Concordia College in Moorhead. He was also the arts and entertainment editor for The Concordian newspaper and station manager of KORD-FM, where he would also spin old school jams on his weekly radio show.
And upon graduation, he began writing reviews for both City Pages and Slant Magazine. His articles on director Brian De Palma were mentioned in the New York Times.
Eric currently writes film reviews, top 10 lists and more at his movie blog.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing piano and climbing rocks … predominately indoors, but that may change any summer now.
Quite a few new interesting new offerings are seeing full release over the next week or two. Here is a list of some of the best limited release options you’ll want to check out this week.
“The Act of Killing” is perhaps one of the most assaultive and abrasive documentaries on the nature of violence ever made. Few films attempt anything so reckless and edifying. It is a queasy, unforgettable achievement.
As summer starts to enter its final stretch, it’s probably time to consider kissing endless weeks of disposable entertainment adieu in favor of more substantial cinematic offerings.
Can we call a truce on post-credit “stingers,” those scenes that give a little easter egg or at least a half-hearted punchline to viewers who keep their butts in the seats during that interminable six- or seven-minute cascade of names?
It’s going to be a good weekend at Landmark Theaters for movie-goers who specifically seek out movies that tie into current events. Here is a list of some of the other limited release screenings you’ll want to check out this week.
“The Conjuring” is the sort of horror movie that gets in your head. But it’s not the sort of horror movie that stays in your head. And if there’s an interesting twist to “Turbo,” it’s that the story’s humans have a level of rationale lower than most box turtles.
Some of you saw “Pacific Rim” last weekend. More of you saw “Grown Ups 2.” Only one of those two groups chose wisely, but odds are pretty good that neither group caught the best limited screenings around town.
You want a single-volume psychotronic encyclopedia of everything that people who love summer movies love about summer movies? It’s all there in the deliriously entertaining “Pacific Rim.”
Let’s be honest. Summer just ain’t bringing it this summer. If you really want to get the most out of your cinema experience, the odds seem to greatly favor skipping out on the mainstream stuff altogether.
It’s the Fourth of July, which means fireworks displays galore. But if you happen to be stuck inside this evening, you’ll probably want to take in a great display via a classic movie. These are 10 of the top best scenes involving fireworks in movie history.
Actress P.J. Soles will make an appearance in Minneapolis this weekend at a screening of the cult movie classic “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” Soles will do a question-and-answer session with fans and talk about the film Saturday night at The Parkway Theater.
I was no great fan of “Olympus Has Fallen,” a movie that I lamented “turns Americans in uniform into unwilling human fireworks.” So why was it that I sat through the almost identically-plotted “White House Down” with a goofy grin on my face?
It’s Twin Cities Pride this weekend, and I imagine watching movies is the last thing on the minds of many within the Cities’ GLBT community. But, hey, that’s no reason not to add a few titles to your Netflix queue in anticipation of the comedown.
It’s Pride Week in the Twin Cities, and LGBT themes pop up in at least a few of the next seven days’ worth of recommended screenings. Here are your best bets for the week.
We’re at least two or three films into the official backlash against Pixar for purportedly losing the script, and the tone of some of the attacks on their house seem to take the perceived downgrade in overall quality strangely personal.