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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
The weekly “best bets” column took a few weeks off during the thick of the holiday season, but there are still plenty of cinematic presents under the Twin Cities tree.
Odds are you may be looking for something different this weekend, as the only big release on the horizon for next weekend is “Playing for Keeps.” Here are some of the best alternative screening options for the next seven days.