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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Alright, now you can afford to take a small breath. May is just about here, and the behemoth MSPIFF has finally drawn to a close.

04/29/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

We’re in the final stretch of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, but in case your plate wasn’t full enough, there are a few other options around town.

04/22/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Well, the snow is back once again, so for at least one more week you can expect to not be spending much time enjoying the great outdoors, unless you’ve got a pair of snowshoes. For everyone else, there’s always a heated movie theater.

03/04/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The Super Bowl is on ice, and the Oscars are still awhile away. Short of watching the Grammys next Sunday evening, you should have plenty of time to examine the wealth of movie options out there this week.

02/04/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you’d like to catch something a little bit less in high public demand but still more than worth your time and extra effort, here are some of the best screening options for the next seven days.

11/26/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you’d like to avoid the crush of families itching to spend some time away from each other at the multiplex, there are a few more offbeat screening options this week you might want to consider. Here are some of the best screening options for the next seven days.

11/19/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Too late to wrap up Halloween horror movies, too early to break out your yuletide holiday fare. However, it’s the perfect time to start catching up on some offbeat classics and cult fare before the year-end holiday crush begins in earnest.

11/12/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Most of you have probably put away your costumes for another year, but there are officially still a few days left before Halloween, so most of this week’s best bets deal in the macabre. Here […]

10/29/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

OK, I’ll cop to a little mistake in last week’s column. So count one as a bonus screening option for this very crowded week. Here are five suggestions for the next seven days.

09/17/2012

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48 Hour Film Project Coming To Minneapolis

Think you can make a film from start to finish in only 48 hours? Filmmakers will get that chance when The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Minneapolis next weekend.

06/02/2012

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Best Of MN: Best Twin Cities Movie Theater

With the bone-chilling cold arriving this week, indoor activities were a more suitable option for entertainment. With that in mind, WCCO-TV’s Matt Brickman wanted viewers to tell him their vote for the best movie theater in the Twin Cities.

01/14/2012

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Wander Minnesota: After Thanksgiving Dinner

Going out for a Thanksgiving buffet? Having a massive meal at home? Either way, once you’re done eating and have enjoyed the Turkey Day after-meal nap, what else is there to do?

11/21/2011

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Movie Blog: Top 10 Hitchcock Setpieces

Though composer Bernard Herrmann’s body of work in the world of film is rich and more versatile than he often gets credit for (compare The Devil and Daniel Webster against Taxi Driver and come back to me), it’s his work with Alfred Hitchcock that commands attention.

04/11/2011

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Movie Blog: Composers In The Limelight

From the looks of some of the repertory programming around town this spring, music’s role in moviemaking is greatly undervalued.

03/14/2011

James Stewart rescued from the brink in "It's a Wonderful Life." (credit: RKO Pictures)

Movie Blog: The 2 Greatest Christmas Movies

What is the all-time greatest Christmas movie? Ask just about anyone my age and the answer will seem fixated on coal, not sugar plums.

12/22/2010

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