Heists, history and heroes: 16 summer movies you'll want to see

Heists, history and heroes: 16 summer movies you'll want to see

Hollywood, we have a problem. Somehow the summer blockbuster season has arrived without many tentpole titles.

Finely nuanced comic-drama 'Norman' shifts into high Gere 

April 27
Finely nuanced comic-drama 'Norman' shifts into high Gere
REVIEW: "Norman," starring Richard Gere, is an unquestionably wonderful film braided together from many tones and moods.

Romanian drama 'Graduation' studies some weighty issues 

April 27
Romanian drama 'Graduation' studies some weighty issues
REVIEW: While it is shot in near-documentary form amid authentically grim locales, the movie is an exquisitely plotted, jarringly presented moral puzzle.
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April 28

Movies opening May 3 and 5

Movies opening this week Wednesday America Wrestler: The Wizard (PG-13) In 1980, a teenage boy who escapes Iran joins the floundering wrestling team…
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April 28

Home video: Let's get baking with 'The Great British Baking Show'

With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, TV DVDs make thoughtful gifts. An ideal option is the well-loved "The Great British Baking Show."
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April 28

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme possessed a rock 'n' roll spirit

A longtime music critic says the late filmmaker innately understood the look and spirit of rock.
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April 27

Lack of advance word on Tom Hanks/Emma Watson movie is not a good sign

‘The Circle’ When a movie isn’t screened in advance for critics, we get a little curious about why the studio doesn’t want us to see…
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April 27

'Miracle' actor Michael Mantenuto dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 35

Michael Mantenuto, who starred in Disney's 2004 film "Miracle," has died. He was 35.
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April 27

Tom Hanks runs social media cult in implausible thriller 'The Circle' 

REVIEW: "The Circle," starring Emma Watson, is an over-the-top and implausible story that tries to be "timely" and "relevant" but mainly hits us over the head with absurd situations.
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April 26

'Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of the Lambs," died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73.
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April 26
Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale."

For women, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a terrifying warning

A new TV series adapts Margaret Atwood's novel, with its warning about the dangers of "traditional values."
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April 22

Movies opening April 28

movies opening Friday   The Circle (PG-13) A woman (Emma Watson) lands a dream job at a powerful tech company, only to uncover…
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April 22

Home video: 'La La Land' brings all that jazz

"La La Land" is a lovely homage to Hollywood musicals of yore.
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April 21

20 don't-miss movies from week 2 of Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

MSPIFF ranges far and wide this week. Here is a sampling of the best films on tap.
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April 21

Katherine Heigl/Rosario Dawson's 'Unforgettable' is just the opposite

Lead performances keep in midly interesting — for a while.
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April 21

Mini reviews of 'Born in China,' 'Their Finest' and 'I Called Him Morgan'

Born in China ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: G.  “Born in China,” the latest installment in the Disneynature documentary series, is “Planet Earth”…
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April 20

French biopic paints intriguing portrait of a beguiling relationship

The bio-drama ‘’Cezanne et Moi’’ (⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars; rated R for profanity, sexual references and nudity; in subtitled French) presents an arresting dynamic:…
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April 20

Christian Bale's 'The Promise' lives up to its impressive commitment 

REVIEW: The historical drama is rich with contemporary relevance.
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April 20

Talented goofballs in 'Free Fire' take aim at lunacy 

REVIEW: The over-the-top caper movie mixes bloodshed and blockheads.
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April 20

Charlie Hunnam's 'Lost City of Z' is a terrific find 

REVIEW: The true-life adventure about a daring explorer is worth seeking out.
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April 20

Like a mini-SXSW, the Minnesota Music Summit returns this weekend

The 2017 schedule includes talks by the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, Haley (Bonar) and Gaelynn Lea.
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April 18

'Purple Rain' suit worn by Prince in movie on display in St. Paul

The suit and other items can be viewed free of charge at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
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April 16

'Fate of the Furious' may become biggest worldwide debut of all time

The eighth installment in the “Fast and the Furious” is on the path to becoming the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting both “Star…
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