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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Some of you saw “Pacific Rim” last weekend. More of you saw “Grown Ups 2.” Only one of those two groups chose wisely, but odds are pretty good that neither group caught the best limited screenings around town.

07/15/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Pride is over, but another week of celebration is about to begin. So if you need to flesh out your Fourth of July plans, or just cool off for a few hours, here’s some flicks worth considering…

07/01/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

It’s Pride Week in the Twin Cities, and LGBT themes pop up in at least a few of the next seven days’ worth of recommended screenings. Here are your best bets for the week.

06/24/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The gloom is over, apparently. Now that the sun has emerged from its bed of clouds, you can actually start enjoying spring-time again. But if you find yourself seeking relief from the sun (or getting drinks at patios or biking around the lakes), here’s what’s playing — and totally worth seeing — at local theaters.

06/10/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Misfits, geeks and freaks are taking over Twin Cities screens this week, first and foremost the patron saint of all three demographics: Crispin Glover. Check out my list of the five best bets for local movie screenings during the next seven days.

06/03/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

June is just around the corner, and with it comes the arrival of LGBT Pride Month. At least two or three of the choices I highlight below could arguably be said to assist in getting in the spirit of the festivities, though admittedly only one is explicit about it.

05/27/2013

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Best Summer Movie Events In Minnesota

Check out these interesting alternatives in Minnesota to the usual summer blockbuster movies.

05/27/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Here are my choices for the best Twin Cities screenings for cinephiles this week.

05/20/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The hits just keep coming. Upstream Color is being brought back for an encore run at the St. Anthony Main Theater on Friday, along with another pair of specialty draws. The Heights continues its dazzling Hollywood extravaganza. The Walker’s got a couple of can’t-miss arty attractions.

05/14/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

There’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.

05/06/2013

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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

The Twin Cities has no shortage of movie options this week. Seriously, dozens and dozens of films are screening at the international film festival in Minneapolis, and even if you’re not in the mood for foreign fare, there’s some really wonderful movies playing in local theaters.

04/15/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Forget about the forecast. No, seriously. Pretend you didn’t just hear Mike Augustyniak toss out the possibility that parts of Minnesota could see up to a foot of snow later this week.

04/08/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Spring is still beaucoup tardy to the party, so keep those board shorts on ice and head out to a local movie house to catch one of these off-the-beaten-path screening options this week.

03/25/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Think you’re going to catch a fallow period for moviegoing on the eve of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival next month? Think again.

03/19/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

I always say March is the roughest month for Minnesotans, as far as weather goes. Here you are, thinking you’ve made it through the long winter and expecting a period of one progressively warmer week after another.

03/11/2013

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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

Allow me to pretend to be the first to say, “Finally!” The endless Oscar season is over and now we can all turn our eyes back on the object the highly distracting awards were supposedly engineered to highlight.

02/25/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The Oscars are next Sunday, so if you haven’t caught some of the worthy contenders like Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty or Amour, there’s still a little bit of time. (And if you haven’t seen the also nominated Les Miserables, count yourself lucky.)

02/18/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

You’ve gotta love a week where a double bill of gutsy noir competes for attention with two fests’ worth of Nordic cinema and also screenings of Mike Leigh’s uncharacteristic period piece.

02/11/2013

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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

The B movies are starting to push out some of the underperforming Oscar contenders from area multiplexes. Maybe it’s time to start looking elsewhere for your movie fixes.

01/28/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

They always say in the summer that the best way to keep cool is to duck into a movie theater. What do they say you should do when the weather is as cold as it’s […]

01/21/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

First off, I love January, February and March. Every boilerplate-looking B-movie offers the chance to be delightfully surprised. Second, broaden your scope to explore some of this week’s indie and repertory choices.

01/14/2013

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