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

'Fear of Girls,' a geek-centric local comedy series, gets theatrical debut

After a decade of passionate fan love, a geek-centric local comedy series gets its theatrical debut.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 04:51 AM

Summer movies preview: Here are our top picks

To help you sort through the coming months of summer movie madness, we’ve picked 10 popular genres and focused on the two likeliest winners in each category.

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 12:00 PM

'Other Woman' finds sparkling comedy in cheating, revenge

REVIEW: “The Other Woman” is an escapist women’s empowerment comedy that's elevated by the simple virtue of being very, very funny.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 01:40 PM

World-weary vampires inhabit 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

REVIEW: "'Only Lovers Left Alive" may have some value as a parable about aging into irrelevance, but everyone knows that getting old is a drag.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 12:49 PM

Jamie Foxx terrorizes New York City and Spider-Man

Jamie Foxx has never had a role as extreme as the angry aggregation of electrons he plays in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” opening Friday.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Movie spotlights: 'The Quiet Ones' and 'From the Rough'

‘The Quiet Ones,’ ‘From the Rough’Opening in two dozen theaters but unscreened for review is “The Quiet Ones” (PG-13 for...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 02:52 PM

Errol Morris' 'Unknown Known' is no 'Fog of War 2'

The documentary maker says Donald Rumsfeld relishes trying to outfox his interviewers: “He liked being in front of the cameras; he liked being in a position of power."

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 02:41 PM

Ace restaurants off the Vegas Strip

While the culinary attractions of the Las Vegas Strip are rightly world-renowned, visitors who never turn their attention to the larger Vegas Valley don’t know what they’re missing.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 12:30 PM

'Haunted House 2' is proudly stupid and cliched

REVIEW: Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap, you will find the fright film spoof “A Haunted House 2."

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:22 AM

That Wayans flavor: Marlon opens up on 'Haunted House 2'

Marlon Wayans and his siblings once competed for laughs over the dinner table. Now he rules the multiplex.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:21 AM

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