Minnesota's connection to Sundance Film Festival is flourishing

Minnesota's connection to Sundance Film Festival is flourishing

Utah film fest has long-term ties to the state's filmmakers and actors.

Ice Cube, Charlie Day score a knockout in 'Fist Fight' 

February 16
Ice Cube, Charlie Day score a knockout in 'Fist Fight'
REVIEW: The rowdy comedy mines laughs from a flood of controlled chaos.

Expertly layered Iranian drama 'The Salesman' closes the deal 

February 16
Expertly layered Iranian drama 'The Salesman' closes the deal
REVIEW: Quiet but intense, the Iranian drama is worthy of its Oscar nomination.
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February 17

Movies opening Feb. 24

opening Friday   Get Out (R) A young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s mysterious family estate. Rock Dog (PG) A Tibetan mastiff…
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February 17

Home video: Oscar nominees 'Hacksaw Ridge' and 'Manchester by the Sea' arrive

Still trying to catch up before next Sunday's big Oscars show? Tuesday offers more options when two best-picture competitors hit home video.
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February 17

Iranian director of 'The Salesman' takes on love, theater and revenge

The new film by Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi, who is boycotting this year's ceremony, riffs on "Death of a Salesman."
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February 16

'The Great Wall' has a lot of cracks 

REVIEW: This $150 million monster epic feels strangely cheap.
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February 16

Horror/thriller 'Cure for Wellness' is a bludgeoning, joyless mishmash 

REVIEW: "Cure for Wellness" is a beautiful-looking mess.
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February 16

'Hidden Figures' defies odds

Oscar-nominated film is piling up big numbers at the box office.
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February 15

Home video review: 'Arrival' is a welcome departure

Just when you think you know what will happen in "Arrival," events change as quickly as Earth's outlook after extraterrestrials arrive.
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February 11

Oscar-nominated writers share worst studio notes: 'So where are the white people?'

You might think a screenwriter who gets an Oscar nomination would be exempt from corrective "notes" from studio executives. You'd be wrong.
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February 11

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   A Cure for Wellness (R) A young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center”…
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February 11

Fade to black: IMDb planning to shut down its message boards

One of the hallowed bastions of the early internet age is going bye-bye. The Internet Movie Database announced that it was axing its…
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February 10

Coen brothers set to bring back 'Scarface' in 2018

Universal Pictures announced Friday that it will release a remake of Al Pacino's classic crime tale "Scarface" on August 10, 2018.
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February 10

Cracking the entertainment industry's 'class ceiling'

Race and gender can be barriers to success in entertainment, but so can socioeconomic status.
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February 10

Oscar-nominated shorts do more with less

While good things don't always come in small packages, this year's Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films generally stand on their own idiosyncratic merits.
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February 9

Review: 'Fifty (more) Shades' of sinful junk food in sequel 

Unlike the solemn origin story "Fifty Shades of Grey," the new chapter finds it a bit easier to chuckle at some of the humor in its design.
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February 9

Review: 'Lego Batman Movie' is snappy fun 

The witty superhero farce flaunts the ridiculousness of the premise.
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February 9

'John Wick' is back for seconds 

REVIEW: Like its predecessor, "John Wick: Chapter 2" is a symphony of violence, a ballet even, and the visuals are surreal.
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February 9

Top-secret Oscars ballot briefcase makes pit stop in Minneapolis

Briefy the Ballot Briefcase goes on a nationwide tour to promote the Academy Awards.
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February 9

Silent animated drama 'Red Turtle' leaves us speechless 

REVIEW: Despite no dialogue, Oscar nominee "Red Turtle" is profoundly touching.
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February 6

SXSW film fest aims to support 'fresh voices'

Multidisciplinary Texas festival will feature 85 world premieres.
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February 4

'When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth' goes back to the Stone Age on Blu-ray

We probably have the upcoming film "Kong: Skull Island" to thank for Warner's new Blu-ray of 1970's "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth."
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