Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsPicnics with hot dogs, fireworks with sparklers, miniature American flags with parades. They're all fine and dandy, but don't you want to catch some of the explosively entertaining options available at area movie theaters this long holiday weekend?
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThis week's list of the best screenings around town features at least a couple movies I'm not very fond of, actually. I hope that you take this as a mark of my own possibly hopeless attempts to remain objective about what people might consider the "best bets."
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsWant a special advance screening of the latest from director Clint Eastwood? Jersey Boys (adapted from the hit Broadway musical) is showing at the Showplace ICON this Tuesday on the eve of it's Friday opening, and WCCO Radio has tickets to give away.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsIf you are one of the two or three teen girls who did not catch "The Fault of Our Stars" on opening night, all reports from the box office suggest you probably need to redress that situation as soon as you can. And bring plenty of tissue.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsYes, we're now in June, the primetime for summer offerings. Every weekend brings at least one hopeful blockbuster, if not a few. This weekend was all about Maleficent, but the rest of the month more or less belongs to the men. Or does it?
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI'm not exactly surprised to see the box office receipts for this holiday weekend. Specifically, I'm not surprised to see that Godzilla is off by 77 percent of its opening weekend totals.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThere's only one major movie release set to storm multiplexes this coming weekend -- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 -- and there's a lot of rain and sleet in the 7-day forecast, so don't even pretend you don't want to hole up and catch some offbeat movie selections this week.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThe MSPIFF is in its final stretch, and some of the biggest titles are still to come. So this week, make that your first movie priority. But if your well of cinephilia ne'er runs dry, there are a few other options to check out this week.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThis week's collection of movie best bets is a bit hastier than normal because, duh, you should be first and foremost checking out our daily selections from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Just as the weather's heating up, so are the number of movies enticing you to stay indoors.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI have to admit that I have not yet seen the movie that just topped the box office charts for the last two weeks running and is well on its way to being 2013's first $100 million club honoree. Maybe I'll redress that in the next week, maybe I'll instead opt for the cold-weather comfort of awesome repertory and specialized programming.
Movie Blog: Horrific Local Screenings For HalloweenIf you're looking to get your guts turned inside out with fear leading up to Halloween, there are a few options around town you can take advantage of. (Also, if you'd rather stay home and get scared, I have a few suggestions for films to rent both old and new.)