'James Brown Experience' Comes To MinneapolisFeelin' funky? Then head to Minneapolis' Parkway Theater! Ty Stone's "James Brown Experience" complete with a 12-piece band and go-go dancers takes place at Pepito's Parkway Theater on Saturday, Sep. 19.
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Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota's craft beer movement. "I just went out and started doing it," Okar said. "After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it."
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIt's your last chance to sneak in screenings of the Oscar-nominated movies. The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday evening and then we can all put this months-long nightmare behind us. Here are some treats you might want to catch to give yourself a break from the Oscar madness.
Movie Blog: Remind Yourself Why You Love Wes AndersonListen up, American movie fans. Until the end of this month and into the beginning of March, you can revisit (or acquaint yourself, perhaps) with the super-stylized worlds of America's most beloved auteur.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsStray along the road less traveled and check out this week's best bets among limited release and repertory screenings.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI have to admit that I have not yet seen the movie that just topped the box office charts for the last two weeks running and is well on its way to being 2013's first $100 million club honoree. Maybe I'll redress that in the next week, maybe I'll instead opt for the cold-weather comfort of awesome repertory and specialized programming.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIt's never fun for critics to receive fresh and incontrovertible evidence of just how little their tastes matter, but this weekend was particularly rough. To see "Her" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" get unceremoniously pushed aside in favor of the noxious, bloodthirsty "Lone Survivor" is to know what it felt like for Carrie the moment she was doused in pig's blood.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsBecause studios apparently think that Oscar voters have the shortest of short-term memories, this week and next will see the release of literally dozens of movies that qualify as "must-sees" ... or at the very least a dozen. This Friday, the Twin Cities gets three movies that are all in the conversation for best picture nominations.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIf you were hoping to get into this week's Sound Unseen showings of The Punk Singer at the Trylon, you're out of luck. All of the shows are now sold out, proving once again you have to be quick to get into some of those ever-popular S.U. screenings. Otherwise, here are the five best bets for local-and-limited screenings this week.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThanksgiving gives you the chance to reflect and reminisce. In that vein, here are four beloved movie options around town this week to ignite the warming bug of nostalgia ... and one unforgettable turkey.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsWe are in the 100 percent thick of the year-end prestige madness. Already, I've been carted off to the snake pit twice this month over the sheer number of long-deferred must-see titles that are suddenly and simultaneously available. The mind boggles, but the cinephile rejoices.