Romantic comedy 'Aloha' is one of season's riskiest, best films

Romantic comedy 'Aloha' is one of season's riskiest, best films 

REVIEW: In “Aloha,” the director offers a risky but rewarding mix of romance and comedy.

Review: 'Sunshine Superman' captures one man's giant leap into the void 

May 29
REVIEW: Cliffs, skyscrapers, bridges – you name it, Carl Boenish jumped off it, with cameras.

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May 29

Mindy Kaling and Amy Schumer, we love you (in a woman crush kind of way)

It’s not even Woman Crush Wednesday, social media’s designated day for women to fawn over the success and inner beauty of our gender. But we’ll…
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May 29

Home video review: 'McFarland, USA' finds Kevin Costner as high-school cross-country coach

HOME VIDEODusty roadsIn “McFarland, USA” (PG, Disney), Kevin Costner plays a novice high school track coach who shapes a group of disadvantaged teens into…
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May 29

Movies opening June 3 and 5

Movies opening this weekWednesdayEntourage (R) Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) and his crew from the hit HBO show are back — and back…
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May 28

'San Andreas' caught between the Rock and a shaky place 

REVIEW: A potent cast lifts the quake drama “San Andreas” a notch above the typical disaster flick.
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May 25

Ethan Hawke on technology, intimacy, 'Good Kill' and more

Actor empathizes with overqualified drone pilot.
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May 23
300 dpi 2 col. x 3.25 inches/108x83 mm/368x281 pixels Kurt Strazdins c...

5 headaches that wrack movie theaters in 2015

This should be a dream year for movie-theater owners, with a record box-office take in the works. But theater executives still wake up punching the pillow some nights. Here's why.
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May 23

Home video review: 'Seventh Son' is medieval magic fest with Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore

“Seventh Son” is a medieval magic fest based on the Joseph Delaney book in which a mystical warrior (Jeff Bridges) trains a young apprentice to battle supernatural forces.
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May 23

Female filmgoers flex their box office muscle

Female audiences are finding more movies in 2015 aimed at capturing their box office dollars.
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May 22

New albums, videos: Lifehouse, John Anderson; 'Seventh Son,' 'The Loft'

Albums• Lifehouse, “Out of the Wasteland”• John Anderson, “Goldmine”• Bad Plus and Joshua Redman, “The Bad Plus Joshua Redman”•The Vaccines, “English Graffiti”•Eilen Jewell, “Sundown Over…
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May 22

Movies opening May 29

opening FridayAloha (PG-13) A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago…
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May 21

Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill' misses the mark a bit 

REVIEW: Writer/director Andrew Niccol has explored our technological challenges in excellent films like “Gattaca.” In "Good Kill," he’s telling a trim, small-scale short story that might benefit from more ambition.
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May 21

'100-Year-Old Man' is thigh-poundingly funny, violent Swedish comedy 

REVIEW: The explosive “100-Year-Old Man” opens a riotous new chapter in Swedish cinema.
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May 21

Hollywood ageism: Maggie Gyllenhaal told 37 ‘too old’ for 55-year-old love interest

Maggie Gyllenhaal, an Oscar nominee getting Emmy buzz for her work on the Sundance miniseries “The Honourable Woman,” reveals that she was recently turned down for a role in a movie because she was too old to play the love interest for a 55-year-old man.
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May 21

'Tomorrowland' goes back to the future badly 

REVIEW: Storytelling disappears into a wormhole in the time-traveling Disney fantasy “Tomorrrowland.”
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May 21

'Chocolate City' is a black riff on 'Magic Mike' 

REVIEW: “Magic Mike ain’t got nothing on you,” someone tells Michael (Robert Ri’chard of “Coach Carter”) in this black riff on that stripper movie smash.
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May 20

Waging a battle against Hollywood's take on war

The push is on to change the film industry’s portrayal of military veterans.
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May 20

Anne Hathaway’s monster movie ‘Colossal’ sued by ‘Godzilla’ creators

The creators of “Godzilla” have filed a lawsuit against the makers of "Colossal" that alleges the company used copyrighted images of the famous movie monster to sell their new film, starring Anne Hathaway.
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May 19
U.S. film director and actor Woody Allen plays clarinet during a conce...

Woody Allen to visit Minnesota for Jazz gig

The legendary filmmaker's New Orleans Jazz Band will play Aug. 2 at the State Theatre.
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May 15

New albums, videos: Faith No More, Zedd; "American Sniper”

Albums• Faith No More, “Sol Invictus”• Hot Chip, “Why Make Sense”• Milk Carton Kids, “Monterrey”• Nelson, “Peace, Out”• Torres, “Sprinter”• Paul Weller, “Saturn’s Patterns”• Zedd,…
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May 15

Movies opening May 22

Movies opening FridayGood Kill (R) A drone pilot (Ethan Hawke) begins to question the ethics of his job.The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out…
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    International Pop: More than 125 works from 14 countries.
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    Como-Harriet Streetcar Line: Board a trolley at the Linden Hills Station for a historic 15-minute ride.
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    Peter Pan: The Musical: Ivey Award-winner Tyler Michaels plays Peter and Alanna Saunders plays Wendy in a production that requires the talents of 70 people to stage.
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    International Pop: More than 125 works from 14 countries.
    Family Events
    Como-Harriet Streetcar Line: Board a trolley at the Linden Hills Station for a historic 15-minute ride.
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    Peter Pan: The Musical: Ivey Award-winner Tyler Michaels plays Peter and Alanna Saunders plays Wendy in a production that requires the talents of 70 people to stage.
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