Colin Covert

Columnist/Reporter | Movies
Phone: 612-673-7186
Colin Covert has covered films for the Star Tribune for 20 years, interviewing Peter Jackson, Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman and John Travolta, to name a few. Colin’s job as a film critic consists mostly of thinking up synonyms for “mediocre.” He still gets a thrill when the lights dim, and all too often a bigger thrill when they come on again.

Recent content from Colin Covert

Two-couple comedy 'About Last Night' is funny, with benefits

REVIEW: Kevin Hart stars in the remake of a two-couple comedy that works well in today’s hookup culture.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:31 PM

'Endless Love' is a gooey remake

REVIEW: With less at stake in the remake, “Endless Love” shimmers like a shampoo ad, but never burns.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Why do we love movie robots?

From the Tin Man to a rebooted RoboCop, robots and movies go together like humans and machines.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:36 PM

A short history of movie robots

Here's a look at a few memorable mechanized characters from movie history.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:27 PM

George Clooney to the rescue in 'The Monuments Men'

REVIEW: In “The Monuments Men,” George Clooney and a starry cast risk their lives trying to save art treasures from Nazi looters during World War II.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 01:46 PM

Funny bits click to make 'The Lego Movie' a nifty all-ages surprise

REVIEW: This toy story has a good message for kids and sharp satire for their parents.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:30 AM

Oscar-nominated short documentaries lack edge

REVIEW: The five Oscar-nominated short documentary films for 2014 are a generally staid bunch, brie and white wine offerings less interested in exciting or enraging viewers than in teaching socially conscious lessons.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 02:10 PM

January's over, and things at the movies are picking up

After the January doldrums, these 10 movies promise appealing stars, compelling stories, action and intrigue.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 03:39 PM

Reviewed in brief: Oscar-nominated short films

Here's a look at this year’s short animated and live-action Oscar finalists, ranked least to most impressive.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 03:41 PM

Laughs are scarce in 'That Awkward Moment'

REVIEW: In the dude-oriented rom-com “That Awkward Moment,” the search for no-strings hookups is long on frat-friendly banter and short on clever comedy.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 03:39 PM

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