11 summer movies that offer fresh stories and true thrills

11 summer movies that offer fresh stories and true thrills

This season's champions are films that dare to break out of the stale old summer-popcorn formula.

Walker Art Center recruits a familiar Gayng to make sounds for silent movies

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Walker Art Center recruits a familiar Gayng to make sounds for silent movies
Ryan Olson leads another all-star cast to provide music for movies at the Walker.

Tom Cruise's injury shuts down 'Mission: Impossible 6' filming for up to 8 weeks

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Tom Cruise's injury shuts down 'Mission: Impossible 6' filming for up to 8 weeks
Tom Cruise's recent injury over the weekend has shut down production of "Mission: Impossible 6," according to an individual with knowledge of the production.
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August 15

New Blu-ray of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' offers best of Old West

One of the finest films ever made, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" gets a well-deserved makeover in a 50th-anniversary Blu-ray coming Tuesday from Kino.
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August 11

St. Paul supporters bankroll film debut by Hmong answer to Coen brothers

Small investors in St. Paul's Hmong community funded a first feature film.
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August 11

Movies opening Aug. 18

Movies opening FridayThe Fencer (not rated) A fencing coach on the run from the Russian police must weigh his safety against the well-being of…
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August 11

Thriller 'Wind River' is built on multiple layers of hostility 

REVIEW: The classy shocker "Wind River" adds to the already impressive filmography of Taylor Sheridan.
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August 10

Mini reviews of 'Bedeviled,' 'Afterimage,' 'Pilgrimage,' 'Nut Job 2,' more

Bedeviled ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for terror, language and some sexual material Theater: New Vision Oakdale 20   Impeccably well-made,…
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August 10

Newest 'Annabelle' chapter is the scariest one yet 

REVIEW: "Annabelle: Creation" gives its sentient devil doll the eerie and unsettling prequel she deserves. The earlier films were never this deliciously twisted.
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August 10

'Glass Castle' reflects poorly on its subjects 

REVIEW: Dramatized biography doesn't always ring true.
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August 10

Kyle Mooney of 'SNL' is quirky but little else in misguided 'Brigsby Bear' 

REVIEW: The indie comedy is too scattered to be effective.
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August 10

As a first-time director, Taylor Sheridan felt a duty to be true to his story's setting

He didn't want to disappoint the residents of Wind River.
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August 5

This week's movie openings

opening Friday Afterimage (not rated) The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski. Annabelle: Creation (R) After the death of their daughter, a dollmaker…
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August 3

Oscar-winner Bigelow's 'Detroit' is a disquieting look at a disturbing time 

REVIEW: Kathryn Bigelow's newsreel-style film vividly evokes a brutal 1967 race riot that still echoes today.
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August 3

Mini reviews of 'Kidnap, 'Endless Poetry' and 'City of Ghosts'

Endless Poetry ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Unrated by the MPAA. Nudity and sex. In subtitled Spanish. Theater: Lagoon A master of midnight…
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August 3

Big-budget film of Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' comes up woefully short 

REVIEW: Stephen King's tale is a horror story — but not in the intended sense.
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August 3

'Inconvenient Sequel' finds Al Gore still on a mission 

REVIEW: He hasn't saved the planet — yet — but movie shows that he's not giving up.
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August 2

ZuluZuluu take a trip to the moon for 2017 Square Lake Festival

Square Lake Film & Music FestivalThe Creager family welcomes cinema and music fans to their big backyard near Stillwater for one of summer's sweetest…
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July 31

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright and actor, dies at 73

Shepard also was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in "The Right Stuff."
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July 31

Sam Shepard hailed by Twin Cities-connected theater artists

The actor, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who died Thursday at 73 after suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, was celebrated for his incisive work.
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July 29

Video review: HBO series 'Big Little Lies' mesmerizes

‘Big Little Lies’ mesmerizes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley take three very different roles and blend them into one compelling look at a…
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July 29

Movies opening Aug. 4

Movies opening Friday   City of Ghosts (R) A documentary following activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS.
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July 28

'The Emoji Movie' can be summed up in one emoji: meh 

The only laughs come from brand recognition.
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