Dwayne Johnson stars in "Skyscraper."

Review: Dwayne Johnson's 'Skyscraper' comes up a little short 

Dwayne Johnson manages to save the day, but not the movie.

Action heroines are ditching their heels and finding their footing

July 11
Danai Gurira, far left, and the other actors playing warriors in “Black Panther” wore split-toed shoes, inspired by Japanese culture. The shoes al
The history of action-film heroines and their high heels is tortured.

Comic gem 'Sorry to Bother You' needs no apology

July 12
Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in “Sorry to Bother You.” Annapurna Pictures
Quirky comedy mixes satire, sci-fi and telemarketing.
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July 13
Chief (Bryan Cranston) in “Isle of Dogs.”

Video review: 'Isle of Dogs' is a delight with bite

A delight with bite Wes Anderson’s dark and enchanting animated parable “Isle of Dogs” (⋆⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) is really about underdogs. Set on a Japanese…
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July 13

Movies opening in the Twin Cities July 20

The Cakemaker (not rated) A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover. Don’t…
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July 12
Mavis (voice of Selena Gomez) and Jonathan (Andy Samberg) in “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.”

Mini reviews of 'Boundaries,' 'Hotel Transylvania 3.' 'Three Identical Strangers' and 'The King'

Boundaries ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for drug material, language, some sexual references and nude sketches. Theater: Edina, Burnsville. This slow-boil…
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July 8
The house The Parr family’s retro-futuristic home is a character in its own right in “Incredibles 2.” Inspiration for the Palm Beach modernist d

Summer 2018's most stylish movie is a cartoon: 'Incredibles 2'

Summer 2018's most fashionable movie is a cartoon.
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July 8
Alex Griendling, right, enjoyed the comforts of an Emagine theater.

Sterling sequels aren't the only thing bringing people back to movie theaters

Movie theaters and Hollywood studios are having a near-record year, rebounding from a difficult 2017.
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July 6
Emily Blunt in “A Quiet Place.”

Video review: A shout-out for 'A Quiet Place'

A shout-out for ‘A Quiet Place’ Director John Krasinski uses a very quiet approach to create scares and tension in “A Quiet Place” (PG-13).…
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July 6

Movies opening in the Twin Cities July 8

Movies opening Friday   Boundaries (R) A woman (Vera Farmiga) drives her estranged pot-dealing father (Christopher Plummer) across the country after he’s kicked out…
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July 6
Chris Pine and Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman.”

Is 'Wonder Woman' character really dead?

Photo of actor Chris Pine dressed as if he's in the sequel has fans speculating.
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July 5
A scene from Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' offers small pleasures 

Both its action and its comedy are on the light side.
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July 5
Designer Vivienne Westwood acknowledges the crowd after a Paris show in 2007.

Mini reviews of 'A Kid Like Jake,' 'Westwood' and 'The First Purge'

A Kid Like Jake ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Unrated: by the MPAA. Theater: St. Anthony Main,   The crux of this family…
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July 5
Kansas farmer Frank Reese in "Eating Animals."

Movie examines the ethics of the meat that we eat

Almost all of us will speak out against animal cruelty and manmade environmental calamities. We generally support healthful lifestyles and the survival of independent small…
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July 5
Whitney Houston and her father, John.

'Whitney' documentary digs deep into the singer's hurt (and dirt)

The new documentary enlists family members and confidants to explore Houston's rise, and especially her fall.
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July 5
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in “Leave No Trace.” Bleecker Street

'Leave No Trace' is a touching father-daughter love story

Low-key "Leave No Trace" leaves an impression on viewers.
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July 4
Lex Scott Davis and Joivan Wade, right, take cover in “The First Purge.”

Review: Dreadful 'First Purge' deserves a mercy killing

There are no new stories, they say, only new ways to tell them. Certainly, there’s little innovative in “The First Purge,” the prequel to James…
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June 30
Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga in “Boundaries.”

This week's movie openings

Movie openings wednesday The First Purge (R) A prequel focusing on the events that led up to the first Purge event. friday Ant-Man…
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June 29
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A sci-fi film, "The Shape of Water," won the best picture Oscar for the first time. Is it a harbinger of the new, broader makeup of th

Are we in midst of Oscars revolution?

Broad class of new Academy members may change the awards.
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June 28
Benicio Del Toro in "Sicario: Day of the Soldado."

Sequel to drug-war epic 'Sicario' is one of the year's most memorable films 

Brutally bloody "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" adds to Taylor Sheridan's dark résumé.
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June 28
Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson deliver delightfully funny deadpan performances in “Damsel.”	Magnolia Pictures

Robert Pattinson's 'Damsel' is the weirdest, funniest Western since 'True Grit'

"Damsel" is the craziest Western since the Coen brothers turned their eccentric eyes to "True Grit."
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June 28
Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving, left, plays the title character in the comedy “Uncle Drew.”

Review: 'Uncle Drew' a winning comedy

NBA star Kyrie Irving recruits a dream team for this winning comedy.
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June 28
Abdifatah Farah, aka Abdi Phenomenal, during an open mic night in Minneapolis. He’s features in the documentary “Somalia: A Nation of Poets.”

Minnesota's Somali Week celebrates a spoken-word tradition with TPT movie

Learn about the oral traditions when "Somalia: A Nation of Poets" is shown next week and broadcast on TPT MN.
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