Sundance standouts you'll be hearing more about

Sundance standouts you'll be hearing more about

As the indie festival gives a first look at future hits, we also check out the weird and overhyped.

Coen brothers deliver a dud with 'Hail, Caesar!' 

February 4
Coen brothers deliver a dud with 'Hail, Caesar!'
REVIEW: Even a cast filled with Hollywood royalty can't save the fizzling "Hail, Caesar!"

Austen and action mix with ease in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' 

February 4
Austen and action mix with ease in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
REVIEW: The hit parody novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" gets a prim and proper (and fun) adaptation.
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February 8

How 'Kung Fu Panda' won the hearts of Chinese moviegoers

International DreamWorks collaboration lends authenticity.
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February 6

New album, video releases: Lissie, Vince Gill; 'Spectre,' 'Love the Coopers'

Albums• Lissie, "My Wild West"• Snarky Puppy, "Family Dinner Vol. 2"• Vince Gill, "Down to My Last Bad Habit"• Wynonna & the Big Noise, "Wynonna…
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February 6

Home video review: Bond's 'Spectre' is an extravagant collection of small wonders

HOME VIDEOThis Bond bombsFollowing the thrilling 50th anniversary celebration of the James Bond saga in "Skyfall," Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes reunite. Unfortunately,
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February 5

Minnesotans pan for cinematic gold at Sundance Film Festival

Among the circle of influence at the country's biggest indie film festival is a posse of Minnesota players and expatriates, using the sprawling event to market local attractions there or to draw film talent back to our home state.
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February 5

Piers Morgan sparks Twitter war over Susan Sarandon's cleavage

Susan Sarandon is trying to shut down Piers Morgan's criticism of her cleavage displayed at the SAG Awards with more cleavage.
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February 5

Chris Pine takes command of his career

Chris Pine plays a Coast Guard coxswain in "The Finest Hours."
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February 4

'Wild Africa' opens yearlong run at zoo's Imax

Helena Bonham Carter narrates this BBC Earth Imax documentary, but the stars are isolated gecko-like desert lizards, vivid pink flamingos and nasty crocodiles that snap at thirsty wildebeests. And above all, the water.
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February 4

Love, tragedy and puppies: A familiar 'Choice' 

REVIEW: Nobody, and I mean nobody, cranks out more romance tragedy porn than Nicholas Sparks. And the latest installment follows the formula.
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February 4

Can George Clooney's 'Hail, Caesar!' conquer 'Kung Fu Panda 3'?

The Bears may not be competing in the Big Game on Sunday, but they’re still poised to win this weekend, with three movies debuting on…
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February 2

Movie rights sold for story of Zach Sobiech, the dying teen who wrote 'Clouds'

His mother's book, "Fly a Little Higher," will be the basis for Hollywood's movie version of the life and death of Zach Sobiech, whose singing performance has been watched millions of times online.
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February 1

Diversity controversy likely won't hurt Academy Awards bottom line

Some experts think issue could boost interest in this year's show.
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January 31

How to fix the Oscars whiteout? Look to Sundance

As controversy engulfs the Academy Awards, diverse voices crowd the indie film fest.
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January 30

Natalie Portman western romance 'Jane Got a Gun' hits its target 

REVIEW: Natalie Portman doesn't quite pull off Jane's maternal grit, but she certainly nails the film's dusty chic.
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January 30

Movies opening Feb. 5

Movies opening FridayThe Choice (PG-13) A couple who first meet as neighbors in a small town wind up in a relationship tested by…
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January 30

Movies opening Feb. 12

Movies opening FridayDeadpool (R) A former Special Forces operative (Ryan Reynolds) turned mercenary adopts the alter ego Deadpool after undergoing a rogue experiment.How…
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January 30

New album, video releases: Lucinda Williams, Wiz Khalifa, Charles Kelley; 'Bridge of Spies,' 'Truth'

Albums• Lucinda Williams, "Ghosts of Highway 20"• Wiz Khalifa, "Khalifa"• Charles Kelley, "The Driver"• Elton John, "Wonderful Crazy Night"• Dr. Dog, "Psychedelic Swamp"• King, "We…
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January 30

Marlon Wayans whips out another humorless spoof in 'Fifty Shades of Black' 

In her recent Jezebel piece “I’m So Damn Tired of Slave Movies,” Kara Brown notes, “I want stories about Solomon Northup and Nat…
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January 29

Movie house buys rights to 'Little House on the Prairie'

Hollywood's taking another shot at turning the literary luminaries of the prairie into stars of the silver screen.
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January 29

Home video review: '80s sci-fi sendup 'Ice Pirates' hits Blu-ray

As swashbuckling space adventures go, the 1984 sci-fi sendup "The Ice Pirates" has little competition.
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January 28

'Kung Fu Panda 3' rounds out a trilogy you can bear 

REVIEW: Jack Black's goofy panda won't go away, and for good reason.
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    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
    On The Stage
    Bright Half Life: Memories of a long-term relationship collide in the Tanya Barfield play.
  • Music
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor: The Montreal’s instrumental noise-rock troupe is back on tour after a long hiatus.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
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