This Week’s Best Bets

Movie Blog: This Week’s Best BetsIt’s August already. How is that even possible? Any day now, you’ll be seeing back-to-school shopping displays at Target and planning out a visit to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Already that nostalgia for summer is welling up as the nights get increasingly cooler. Already I’m drinking beers on rooftops and patios wondering how many of these I’ll have before the leaves start falling and the sun goes down with the workday.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsApril is fast approaching, and that means the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival needs to be on every Minnesota cinephile's radar.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsMore Oscar stuff this week, as you might have expected. And among the offerings are some fresh nominee screenings. One of the most exciting is that of <em>Timbuktu</em>, which is nominated for a best foreign film Oscar.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsAccording to the URL for this blog post, this is the 100th edition of "This Week's Best Bets." How time flies when you're sitting in the dark for an untold number of two-hour chunks. And what better way is there to spend the aftermath of a long election campaign drawing to a close and some of the first snowflakes promising a long, cold, harsh winter ahead?
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI feel a little like Dom DeLuise's Nero in Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I. Only when he yelled, "More wine! More women!" I'm instead yelling, "More horror!" Yes, another October week with a number of scary screening options around town.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsCheck out this week's best bets from repertory and limited-run screenings!
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsWith this week comes the arrival of October, and you know what that means -- it's my favorite time of year. It's prime horror movie-watching season! I restrained myself somewhat, and limited this week's best bets selections to include only two horror-related entries.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsToday marks the turn of the seasons, and what better way to cap off what almost everyone agrees was one of the lamest summer movie slates since the concept of "summer movie" was first coined than to head to a smaller-scale movie with bigger ideas?
Movie Blog: This Week's Best Bets
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsHeroes in a half shell are indeed a bodaciously tempting offer, but if the rest of the month is looking pretty anemic for new movie offerings on a mass scale, maybe you'd like to scale down and sample one of these options?
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIt's absolutely, unquestionably official. This summer blockbuster season is a bust on almost every conceivable level. And you know what I have to say about that? Yay.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsApologies for my absence last week. I could lie and say I was out busy watching all the new movies in theaters, but in actuality, I spent a lot of the last week nursing a cold and watching clips from my favorite movies on Blu-ray as part of my medicinal routine.