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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

You know how it goes when you get back from vacation … you have twice as much on your plate as you did when you left. The maxim holds true for movies as well.

08/12/2013

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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

We’re rapidly approaching the summer solstice. I’d like to hope that means there will be a lot of outdoor patio cocktails with people fanning themselves to beat the heat, but let’s be honest. This year is no normal year.

06/17/2013

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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

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

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 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

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?

12/10/2012

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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.

11/12/2012

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Uptown Theater Closing For Luxury Makeover

A popular theater in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis is getting ready to close — but not for long.

01/26/2012

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Movie Blog: Midnight Movies Now Vs. Then

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.

10/06/2011

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