Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsPicnics with hot dogs, fireworks with sparklers, miniature American flags with parades. They're all fine and dandy, but don't you want to catch some of the explosively entertaining options available at area movie theaters this long holiday weekend?
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIf you are one of the two or three teen girls who did not catch "The Fault of Our Stars" on opening night, all reports from the box office suggest you probably need to redress that situation as soon as you can. And bring plenty of tissue.
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 BetsThis week sees the start of both the latest Sound Unseen, one of the most highly-anticipated annual events of the Twin Cities film and music scenes, as well as the astonishingly comprehensive Images of Africa festival at St. Anthony Main.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI've been informed that many if not all of the screenings of "12 Years a Slave" at the Uptown Theatre were sold out this weekend, so I guess the first thing that should be on your movie checklist for the coming week would be that, if you weren't among the lucky ones to snag a ticket.
Movie Blog: Horrific Local Screenings For HalloweenIf you're looking to get your guts turned inside out with fear leading up to Halloween, there are a few options around town you can take advantage of. (Also, if you'd rather stay home and get scared, I have a few suggestions for films to rent both old and new.)
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsHalloween 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.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThirty-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.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIt's going to be a good weekend at Landmark Theaters for movie-goers who specifically seek out movies that tie into current events. Here is a list of some of the other limited release screenings you'll want to check out this week.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThere's something wicked in the air. Nearly all of my suggested best bets for Twin Cities film fans are either horror movies or arty interpolations of horror tropes or dissertations on the variety to be found within the genre.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsWe'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.