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Movie Blog: ‘John Dies At The End’ Review, Director Q & A

“John Dies at the End” is hard to follow, and to enjoy.

03/08/2013

George Clooney

Movie Blog: Boys And Their Toys

If games can be considered toys, then the Machiavellian machinations at the heart of the new political thriller The Ides of March are like holding a primary election at Children’s Palace. And the results are not particularly less juvenile than the father-son quality time at the heart of the mostly moronic Real Steel.

10/07/2011

Glum and glummer. (credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Movie Blog: ‘Win Win’ So-So

Director Thomas McCarthy, whose new film Win-Win is currently playing at Uptown Theater, isn’t from Minnesota, but spent some of his formative collegiate time here in the Twin Cities.

04/04/2011

Paul Giamatti and Minnie Driver embrace in "Barney's Version." (credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

Movie Blog: Giamatti Redeems ‘Barney’s Version’

It isn’t uncommon for a novel to hold the seed of a great movie – no doubt you’ve already thought of an example. Unfortunately, it also isn’t uncommon for a novel to morph into an awkward, bloated or lackluster movie.

02/11/2011

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