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“Murder, My Sweet” hardly needs an endorsement. But Warner Archive Collection’s new Blu-ray gives fans a reason to rediscover the 1944 film noir classic.
The wild, adrenaline-fueled action of summer’s biggest hit, “Rocket League,” is a crazy mishmash that puts tiny souped-up cars on the soccer pitch.
Before the build-up for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” reaches Death Star proportions, now’s a good time to check out “Star Wars Rebels,” whose first season has just hit home video.
Mega Man collected There’s something gloriously incongruous about playing a classic 8-bit game on the latest high-def consoles. “Mega Man Legacy Collection” (Capcom, $15)…
You can safely skip most video games tied to new movies. Not “Mad Max” ($60 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC; rated M). An open…
DCI Minnesota drum corps contest arrives Saturday
More than 2,000 musicians and performers in 20 drum and bugle corps will take over TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday to compete in DCI Minnesota, one of the nation's largest such marching contests this year.
Review: The PlayStation 4 will come out at midnight.. Should you invest in the Sony's new video-game console? Here are 10 things to consider before you buy.
Just a week after Sony introduced the PlayStation 4, Microsoft is releasing its Xbox One. Here are 10 things to consider before investing in the new video-game console.
"Halo 4" might be the biggest interactive title of the year, but it's not the only game in town for the holidays.
Mystic Lake hosts the state's largest "Guitar Hero" contest, but the world champ from Rochester can't compete.
Sony's new handheld video-game system does almost everything, but its biggest problem could be that it's not a smartphone.
Blu-ray is the way to go for that movie lover on your gift list, but there are other options, too.
Here are some ideas for that player who already bought "Arkham City," "Modern Warfare 3" or other new blockbusters.
Filmmaker George Lucas makes tweaks for Blu-ray release.
Even the geekiest of fans might need wizardly powers to keep track of the many editions of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy that have…
Imax films have always been ahead of their time.
Its $250 3DS video-game system offers convincing effects and needs no glasses.
What exactly is being “green?” And if it’s so good, why aren’t we doing more of it? Here's how we all can live greener -- and why we should.
Dave Soliday's truck has enough gaming consoles for up to 24 players.
With Move and Kinect, these consoles are finally exploring the motion-controlled trails blazed by Nintendo's Wii.
This season you can give Blu-ray and DVD in one nifty package.
But don't bother with Blu-ray if you don't have a big-screen HDTV. Or consider a PlayStation 3, which doubles as a Blu-ray player, if you're looking to switch things up on the video-game home front, too.
Music-and-rhythm games are always a safe bet, because they have wide appeal. The latest entries, available for all three systems, offer plenty to sing about.
REVIEW But the latest "Call of Duty" game is a little off-target in its single-player version.
You think it's easy lurching for a living? Our news ghoul tried his (rotting, bloody) hand at frightening people for one night.
With a new service called ThinkIndie, the nation's independent record stores offer local bands a grassroots download alternative.
The fan-favorite franchise is hitting Blu-ray as part of the hoopla over the new theatrical release.
Tips from new and power users can make joining the online service a better experience.
It's part of the transition to all-digital television. All broadcasters will do the same by June 12.
Seriously, who watches the big NFL game just for football? The cool commercials are really where it's at.
The video game industry defied economic woes, with Nintendo leading the way.
Few gifts are as easy as titles that ask gamers to sing, play or dance. This year, there are more than ever to choose from.
St. Paul software developer CodeWeavers came up with the gimmick that depended on events in Bush's last six months in office.
Sequels to past hits are among the most highly anticipated titles this fall.
Tonight's final performances on "American Idol" come down to David and David, Archuleta and Cook. The former is a teenager who has made an early career of acing singing competitions, while the latter is a 25-year-old bartender who auditioned for the top-rated Fox show on a lark.
LP Dock is a handy system for transferring old vinyl albums to the digital domain.
Patrons seem more than willing to wait, at times for months, to borrow a free DVD.
Nintendo's hot video-game console is no easier to buy now than when it came out in November 2006 amid much buzz.
World-renowned photographer Sam Abell comes to Minneapolis to share his photos and stories of the Mississippi River.
Join our docent as we survey the websites of Twin Cities arts organizations to see how they're doing. And watch your step.
We scoured every source imaginable -- medical studies, debunking authorities, Brookstone catalogs -- to make our best guesstimate as to whether claims about "new and amazing" products are closer to gospel truth or to utter poppycock.
Seven Minnesota hospitals are among 100 vying for the prize from a Pennsylvania company in an online contest.
Confused or undecided about which video-game system is best for you or someone on your gift list?
Beware of bootleg TV shows that have not been officially released.
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