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.
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 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.
The weather outside sure got frightful in an instant, didn’t it? Kind of makes you want to wrap yourself up in a blanket, sit down by a fireplace and watch holiday specials on TV, doesn’t it?
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.
A popular theater in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis is getting ready to close — but not for long.
The Uptown Theater, whether its programmers know it or not, will be giving viewers a direct opportunity this month to explore what midnight movies used to mean and what they have come to signify.
“It’s a license to scream and be loud.” – Jim and his Pontiac
What distinguishes a mere cult movie from a midnight movie?
Here in the Twin Cities, we have theaters so great, you’d go to them on a 100-degree day even if their A/C system was on the blink … or, for that matter, in the dead of winter with enfeebled heating.
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