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Barkhad Abdi: From Mpls. Limo Driver To Oscar Nominated Actor

Minnesota will be well represented at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The most notable is former Minneapolis limo driver Barkhad Abdi, who was discovered by the producers of Captain Phillips. Abdi, who had never acted before, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

01/16/2014

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Movie Blog: ’12 Years A Slave’ A Tough Look At America’s Past

“12 Years a Slave” is unquestionably an absolutely necessary corrective to any lingering sentiment regarding the antebellum Old South and, on a larger scale, the blood that lubricated the Great Experiment, so long as you believe no one is truly free unless everyone is.

11/01/2013

Serving as a prequel to the franchise based on the Marvel Comics superheroes, X-Men: First Class focuses on Professor X and Magneto’s early friendship, and features an all-star cast that includes (from left) Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Rose Byrne (Dr. Moira MacTaggert), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), James McAvoy (Professor X) and Lucas Till (Havok). (Photo: Murray Close/20th Century Fox)

Movie Blog: ‘X-Men’ Reborn This Way

All I ask of my X-Men movies is that at one point or another, one of the mutants has a grand “coming out” scene.

06/03/2011

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