This Saturday is Make a Difference Day, which organizers call the “largest national day of community service,” with millions of volunteers worldwide working together to help someone in need. One local person who has been striving to make a difference on a daily basis is Allan Law.
Much like comedy, horror is one of the most subjectively-received movie genres out there. Just as you can’t really argue what people think is or isn’t funny, it’s difficult to convince anyone that they’re not scared if they’re squeezing the blood right out of your closest thigh.
Halloween weekend elect is upon us. So don’t even pretend you want to see anything other than blood, bones, gore and mayhem. Here are the best options for repertory and limited-release entertainment this week.
Brian De Palma’s 1976 version of Stephen King’s Carrie is not just one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It’s also one of the most empathetic. So the question then becomes: Why? Why would you ever think you could top that benchmark?
Thirty-one days of horror continue this week, with a couple irresistible Halloween-friendly titles screening in local repertory houses. But it’s not all ghost, goblins and electrically-charged prototypes for Marge Simpson’s hairstyle.
There is a refrain, almost a mantra shared between the two leads in Paul Greengrass’s (United 93) new docudrama Captain Phillips, which depicts the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. ship to have been seized by pirates in over two centuries.
First vampires, and now I’m tackling zombies. Which is fitting, of course … not just because it’s October (a month during which not only I but many of my friends seem to just watch as many horror movies as we can muster), but also because this weekend brings the annual Zombie Pub Crawl to Minneapolis’ West Bank once again.
If you’re searching for something a little smaller-scale or niche than “Gravity” (which you should still totally see if you haven’t already, because it’s easily one of the year’s greatest movies), here are this week’s other best movie bets around town.
Two other fellow Twin Cities movie critics who screened “Gravity” with me a few weeks ago went to the second press screening last week. I cannot wait to see it a second time myself.
The lineup for the 2013 Twin Cities Film Fest has just been announced, and it includes more than a couple potential Oscar contenders. The fest will open with a screening of “Nebraska,” the latest from director Alexander Payne.
Local and international film makers are headed to Minneapolis over the next few days to show off their pride projects and try to take home a title. The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival — or M.U.F.F. if you prefer– kicks off on Thursday.
Shirley Clarke’s astonishing and newly-restored 1967 documentary “Portrait of Jason” is a hypnotic soliloquy and a half. Clarke and her partner Carl Lee set out to capture the spirit of an irrepressible personality and they certainly got more than they bargained for.
This November, one of the most hotly anticipated local festivals will open with Hüsker Dü and close with The National, with appearances by The Descendents, Peaches, Madlib & MF Doom, Cloud Cult, Tapes N’ Tapes, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Doe from X, and many more in between.
If you’re anything like me (and God help you if you are), you’re looking forward to the arrival of this Tuesday like Clark W. Griswold looks forward to the fourth Sunday before Christmas, like Jennie-O looks forward to the week before Thanksgiving.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is this weekend’s widest release, but the two runners up both call into some question the traditional masculine ideals. Here are brief reviews of those two.