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August 23
Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy in “The Happytime Murders.”

'The Happytime Murders' is a sad effort

The first Muppets movie for adults wallows in its R rating.
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August 23

Comedy thriller 'Arizona' offers plenty of both

Comic thriller tickles some ribs, breaks others.
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August 20
Cy Dodson’s “Beneath the Ink” follows Ohio ink artist Billy Joe White as he erases hateful tattoos, free of charge.
credit: Triumph Pictures

Minneapolis documentary maker gets Oscar buzz for hopeful 'Ink'

Cy Dodson's short film about erasing hateful tattoos makes the list of potential nominees.
Movies
August 17
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in “Deadpool 2.”

Video review: 'Deadpool 2' turns it up to 11

Turning it up to 11 Superhero sequels are always more of the same, and “Deadpool 2” (⋆⋆⋆½, rated R) is even more gory, offbeat…
Movies
August 17

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Aug. 24

Movies opening Friday   A.X.L. (PG) A top-secret robotic dog develops a special friendship with a boy. Beautifully Broken (PG-13) A…
August 17
The 2011 female-driven comedy “Bridesmaids” was a box-office hit. From left are Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey,

Is the raunchy chick flick an endangered species?

Once a sure thing, female-driven R-rated comedies are losing their box office clout.
August 17

Milestones in Asian American film, from 'Flower Drum Song' to 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Months before "Crazy Rich Asians" premiered, the film was being celebrated for being a rare studio film in which all the main actors are of…
August 16
The creators of “Crazy Rich Asians,” starring Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Constance Wu, made an effort to ensure that the film avoided cultur

How 'Crazy Rich Asians' could help change stereotypes about Asian men

"Crazy Rich Asians" rides a wave of hype — and hope that it could change an industry wary of casting Asians as leads and notorious for "whitewashing" roles.
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August 16
Mark Wahlberg is a secret agent turned merciless killing machine in “Mile 22.”

Mark Wahlberg's 'Mile 22' runs way off course

Review: The action-adventure loses its bearings early and often.
Movies
August 16

Mini reviews of 'Skate Kitchen,' 'Alpha' and 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Skate Kitchen ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for profanity, sexuality and drug use Theater: Lagoon   Although this drama set amid…
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August 16

'Miseducation of Cameron Post' deftly studies teen angst

Sexual confusion forms basis for '90s-set coming-of-age drama.
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August 16
Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone in “Never Goin’ Back.”A24 Films

Sisterhood stoner comedy 'Never Goin' Back' is surprisingly sweet

"Never Goin' Back" puts the emphasis on fun.
Movies
August 15
"Crazy Rich Asians" stars Constance Wu and Henry Golding.

'Crazy Rich Asians' carries historical significance – and is crazy good, too 

It's the first U.S. studio feature with an entirely Asian ensemble since "The Joy Luck Club" was released a quarter century ago.
August 14
Glen Powell as a wealthy American officer and Lily James as a British writer in “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”

'Downton Abbey' actors sparkle in Netflix romance

Review: Lily James stars in 1940s-set British film.
Movies
August 13
Abdifatah Farah, aka Abdi Phenomenal, during an open mic night in Minneapolis. He’s features in the documentary “Somalia: A Nation of Poets.”

Minnesota's Somali Week celebrates a spoken-word tradition with TPT movie

Learn about the oral traditions when "Somalia: A Nation of Poets" is shown next week and broadcast on TPT MN.
Movies
August 11
Josh Brolin as Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Video review: The end is nigh with 'Avengers: Infinity War'

August 10
Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther."

Oscars' new blockbuster category not an immediate hit

Detractors say move could deprive "Black Panther" and other hits of best picture nod.
Movies
August 10
Adam Driver and John David Washington star in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”

Spike Lee delivers one of his best films with supercharged 'BlacKkKlansman' 

In this wild true story, a black cop infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.
Movies
August 10
John David Washington in a scene from “BlacKkKlansman.”

'BlacKkKlansman' star John David Washington not longer just Denzel's son

By starring in "BlacKkKlansman," John David Washington establishes his own persona.
Movies
August 10
Minneapolis' classic Parkway Theater to reopen this fall with bold new look, lineup

Minneapolis' classic Parkway Theater to reopen this fall with bold new look, lineup

The south Minneapolis moviehouse will host live music, movies, comedy and varying arts events next to new neighbor El Burrito Mercado.
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