Action-adventure film 'Baby Driver' takes the audience on an awesome trip

Action-adventure film 'Baby Driver' takes the audience on an awesome trip 

REVIEW: Neither the action nor the music ever stops in "Baby Driver," a tire-screeching adventure.

'Transformers' unfolds in nonstop — but fun — bombast 

June 20
'Transformers' unfolds in nonstop — but fun — bombast
REVIEW: Making a giant-budget behemoth of a movie based on nothing more than nonstop bombast is more an art than a science, and this is Michael Bay's Sistine Chapel.

Masterful Christopher Plummer isn't enough to save 'The Exception' 

June 22
Masterful Christopher Plummer isn't enough to save 'The Exception'
REVIEW: "The Exception" whitewashes WWII in search of true love.
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June 24

Movies opening June 28 and 30

Movies opening this week Wednesday Baby Driver (R) After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) finds…
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June 24

Home video: It's war out there in 'Hell in the Pacific'

The new Blu-ray of 1968's "Hell in the Pacific" finally allows fans to watch the underrated World War II gem with a seamless presentation of director John Boorman's intended ending.
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June 23

Why this journalist cried through the fight scenes in 'Wonder Woman'

The film uncovered a need she had buried after so many male superhero movies.
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June 22
Amy Poehler is the voice of Joy in Pixar's "Inside Out."

Mpls. child development expert says Disney-Pixar stole her idea for 'Inside Out'

Denise Daniels said she pitched a similar idea to the movie studio from 2005 to 2009.
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June 22

Mini-reviews of 'Wakefield,' 'Score' and 'Restless Creature'

Wakefield ★ out of four stars Rated: R for some sexual material and language. In English and subtitled Russian.   Here is a symphony…
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June 22

'Han Solo' movie turmoil: Ron Howard steps in after directors fired late in filming

Ron Howard has stepped in to direct Lucasfilm and Disney's untitled Han Solo movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday.
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June 22

Sam Elliott truly is 'The Hero' of this drama 

REVIEW: After decades in supporting turns, the veteran actor dazzles in a starring role in "The Hero."
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June 22

Lawrence of Arabia's female counterpart finally gets attention in 'Letters From Baghdad' 

REVIEW: "Letters From Baghdad" finally pays heed to the fascinating, adventurous, intriguing character of Gertrude Bell, the very antithesis of demure womanhood in Victorian England.
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June 19

Will 'Wonder Woman' usher in a super new era for female directors?

Some film fans bemoan superhero saturation while also rightly spotlighting the lack of diversity among top-grossing Hollywood directors. What they perhaps don't appreciate, though, is…
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June 17

Movies opening June 21, 23

Movies opening this week Wednesday Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13) The key to saving the future lies in the hidden history of Transformers on…
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June 15

Mini reviews of '47 Meters Down,' 'All Eyez on Me' and 'Band Aid'

All Eyez on Me ★★ out of four stars Rated: R for language throughout, drug use, violence, some nudity and sexuality.   Revolutionary rapper…
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June 15

Mini reviews of 'Chasing Trane,' 'The Women's Balcony' and 'Once Upon a Time in Venice'

Chasing Trane ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: Not rated Theater: Lagoon   John Coltrane died from liver cancer in 1967, but this documentary…
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June 15
This image released by Disney shows Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen...

Pixar's 'Cars 3' sputters to what we hope is the finish line 

REVIEW: There are only so many times you can watch cartoon speed competitions between talking cars with eyeball windshields before they become rather draggy.
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June 15

Salma Hayek delivers laughs and a message in 'Beatriz' 

REVIEW: "Beatriz at Dinner" is a comedy strewn with emotional land mines.
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June 15

Naomi Watts' 'Book of Henry' rewrites expectations

REVIEW: Multiple genre changes challenge viewers to keep up in "The Book of Henry.".
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June 15

Scarlett Johansson shows her comic chops in 'Rough Night' 

REVIEW: This story about a disastrous bash is derivative but still enjoyable.
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June 15

What do epic 'Jurassic World' and little 'Book of Henry' have in common? Their director

"Book of Henry" director embraces extremes.
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June 13

Home video review: 'Rocktopia' puts on quite a show

Are you ready to rock? Are you ready to roll over Beethoven? "Rocktopia" might be just the ticket.
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June 10

See the science behind Pixar films at Science Museum of Minnesota

An exhibit that opened Friday shows how scientists shape the magic of Pixar movies.
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June 9

Twin Cities arts veteran takes over Minnesota Film Board

Melodie Bahan has worked for both the Guthrie and the Film Society.
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