By turns, 'Ben-Hur' is good, bad and so-so, but it's always epic

By turns, 'Ben-Hur' is good, bad and so-so, but it's always epic 

REVIEW: The reboot of the classic historical adventure offers a little bit of everything, with widely differing results.

'Kubo and the Two Strings' offers prize-worthy animation 

August 18
'Kubo and the Two Strings' offers prize-worthy animation
REVIEW: The adventure fantasy blends spectacular storytelling with great characters.

'War Dogs' is missing its bite 

August 18
'War Dogs' is missing its bite
REVIEW: This true story about con men and war is not nearly as exciting as it sounds.
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August 20

Movies opening Aug. 26

Movies opening Friday   A Tale of Love and Darkness (PG-13) A young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer…
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August 20

Let's name our #fav7films — the Minnesota edition

The hashtag #fav7films shot to the top of the trending charts as Twitter users went wild listing their seven favorite movies.
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August 19

Mini movie reviews of 'Blood Father,' 'Gleason' and 'Lo and Behold'

Blood Father ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for violence, profanity and drug use Theater: Arbor Lakes Mel Gibson…
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August 19

Czech film fest showcases 'unique quirkiness' of country's cinema

There's some beautifully crafted work on display in "Czech That Film," the Twin Cities' annual festival of award-winning contemporary and select classic Czech cinema.
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August 13

How Netflix, Amazon, streaming services revolutionize movies

As movie studios bank on the same old blockbuster formula, the real cinematic revolution is being televised.
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August 12

Long-awaited new 'Rogue One' trailer makes its debut during Olympics

The preview of the latest film in the "Star Wars" saga takes a deeper look at the Rebel militia and its mission.
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August 12

Movies opening Friday: 'Ben-Hur,' 'War Dogs' and more

Movies opening FridayBen-Hur (PG-13) A remake of the Biblical action epic.Gleason (R) A documentary about former NFL star Steve Gleason, whose terminal illness…
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August 12

TV legend Norman Lear gets the big screen treatment is charming documentary

TV legend Norman Lear hits the big screen May we all live long enough to be as happy as Norman Lear. The producer who transformed…
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August 12

TV legend Norman Lear gets the big screen treatment is charming documentary

TV legend Norman Lear hits the big screen May we all live long enough to be as happy as Norman Lear. The producer who transformed…
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August 11

Jeff Bridges: Proud to be 'The Dude' for life (but loves new role too)

The latest entry in Jeff Bridges' storied career casts him as Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, an ornery lawman hunting two brothers on a crime spree in one-stoplight towns.
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August 11

Review: 'Hell or High Water' is a fresh take on the old-fashioned criminal road film

The brutal "Hell or High Water" is a new classic in the crime genre.
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August 11

Review: 'Pete's Dragon' breathes fire into an old Disney favorite

Disney has another well-meaning, old-fashioned hit on its hands.
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August 11

Mini film reviews: 'Anthropoid,' 'Sausage Party' and 'Equity'

Anthropoid⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four starsRated: R for violence and disturbing images. In English and German.In Sean Ellis' electrifying account of the Czech resistance against…
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August 11

Review: With 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' Meryl Streep is surely Oscar-bound (again)

Another Oscar nod could be in Meryl Streep's future.
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August 9

Ask Mpls.-bound William Shatner anything — as long as it's not about 'Star Trek'

Interviewing William Shatner about "Star Trek" is like interviewing Neil Armstrong about Apollo XI. Chances are someone's already asked the question you want to ask.
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August 5

Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' trades jokes for drama 

REVIEW: In a movie filled with comedians, "Don't Think Twice" is all about the drama.
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August 5

Movies opening Aug. 12

Movies opening FridayAnthropoid (R) The story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate the main architect behind the Nazis' Final Solution.
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August 4

Riz Ahmed is everywhere, from HBO's 'The Night Of' to 'Jason Bourne'

The politically charged actor and musician is heating up with major roles on TV and film.
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August 4

'Suicide Squad' is dead on arrival, another disaster for DC Comics 

REVIEW: DC Comics' latest attempt to capture Marvel movie glory is another embarrassing disaster.
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August 4

Old-school storytelling propels Philip Roth adaptation, 'Indignation' 

REVIEW: After a long, rich creative collaboration with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, producer/screenwriter James Schamus delivers a solid adult drama in his directing debut.
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