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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.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

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.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 […]


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Movie Blog: Highlights From Sound Unseen Fest 2012

The Trylon Microcinema, Take-Up Productions and 89.3 The Current are teaming up to bring you this year’s finest selection of music- and art-centric films, many of which are receiving their local or regional premieres. Yes, it’s time to delve deep into Sound Unseen!


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Horror classics and a beloved annual film festival are among this week’s best bets for adventurous moviegoers. Here are five suggestions for the next seven days.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

It’s going to be a busy release day at multiplexes this coming Friday (Taken 2, Pitch Perfect, and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie are all on deck), and nearly as busy at the art house, with the […]


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you like movies and you want something to do, here are a few suggestions for the first week of fall.


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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.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Yes, we’re in a little bit of a movie lull right now, and it’s hardly surprising given how little there seems to be out there. Oh, except for that there’s tons once you get past the multiplex.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

It’s back to school time, and I’ve decided to inaugurate a new weekly post to the WCCO Movie Blog which will, I hope, alert film fans to their assignments for the coming week.


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Best Independent Movie Theaters In The Twin Cities

The Twin Cities provides options for those that enjoy independent film and those just looking for a small dose of culture.


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Movie Blog: July Highlights: Hepburn, Keaton, Grier

The weather’s been beastly hot for the last few days. Whether or not it stays that way through the rest of July, there are plenty of options at the Twin Cities’ rep and art houses to keep you indoors and out of the sun.


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Movie Blog: Cures For Summertime Movie Blues

That Hollywood’s usual Jujyfruit summer offerings this year have been subpar is no secret. Though the season kicked off with the hit The Avengers, almost every big release since has underperformed or just tanked flat out.


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Movie Blog: Twice The Premieres At Trylon

Remember Trylon’s Premiere Tuesdays? Well, they’re doubling the number of days you can see them each week, and they’re doubling the number of movies they present every month.


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Movie Blog: Trylon, Dietrich Get Us ‘Falling In Love Again’

There have been any number of great director-actor pairings throughout movie history. But none of these cinematic love affairs (such as they were) can hold a candle to the union of Josef Von Sternberg and fellow émigré Marlene Dietrich.


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Movie Blog: Feb. Retro Showings Movie Buffs Will Love

Valentine’s Day isn’t so far away now, and if you’re fortunate enough to be in a relationship with a movie buff, there are plenty of great options over the next few weeks to build up to the event.


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Movie Blog: Santa Claws Through ‘Rare Exports’

Yes, Piiparinen, there is a Santa Claus! And he wants to slap you right out of your skin.


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Movie Blog: Sound Unseen Plugs In, Amps Up

Remember that scene at the beginning of Back to the Future when Michael J. Fox’s time-traveler Marty McFly plugs his guitar into Doc Brown’s two-story amplifier? That rush Marty got as he was sent careening into the opposite wall of the garage may compare favorably to the feeling some Twin Cities film and music fans are getting.


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Movie Blog: Trylon Gets Weird In October

The Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis is letting things get a little weird in that tiny screening room during the month of October. Not only are they presenting a series of classics in surrealism, but they’re also presenting some great new, befuddling work from filmmakers you may not be familiar with.


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Movie Blog: ‘Circus’ Clowns Are Scary

Not since Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre, or at least Full Moon Pictures’ Killjoy, has the world of circus clowning been given so dark an acid bath.


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Movie Blog: Trylon, Film Society Heat Up This Fall

In the summer, audiences flock to movie theaters to cool down in the air conditioning. But as temperatures cool off in autumn, local programmers at our trusty retro houses are turning up the heat on their offerings.