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August 22, 2019
Samara Weaving is a hunted bride trying to stay alive in “Ready or Not.”

'Ready or Not,' here comes a slick and sarcastic slasher flick 

The plot borrows heavily from earlier films, but the actors give it their all.
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August 19, 2019
Jimmy Fallon visited with fans in Minneapolis during a taping for the Super Bowl edition of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

Minnesota Film and TV board makes changes in wake of Jimmy Fallon controversy

Productions around special events no longer eligible for subsidies.
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August 17, 2019
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

Video review: 'The Hustle' is like 'To Catch a Thief' meets 'Ab Fab'

‘To Catch a Thief’ meets ‘Ab Fab’ “The Hustle” (⋆⋆½; PG-13) is a gender-swapped remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” about rival con artists.…
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August 17, 2019
“Ready or Not”	20th Century Fox
Samara Weaving in “Ready or Not.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Aug. 21 and 23

opening this week Wednesday Ready or Not (R) A bride’s eccentric in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. Friday After…
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August 15, 2019
Keith L. Williams, Jacob Tremblay and Brady Noon in “Good Boys.”

'Good Boys': Sex, drugs and middle school 

A coming-of-age comedy that hits all the right notes.
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August 15, 2019
Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Naomi Watts in “Luce.”

Movie reviews in brief: 'Luce,' 'Nightingale'

Luce ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use. Theater: Uptown.   Things are never what they…
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August 15, 2019
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” director Richard Linklater.

Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater put a bit of his own family in 'Bernadette'

Filmmaker found himself musing on his own family as he directed Cate Blanchett.
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August 15, 2019
Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) and Leonard (Bill Hader) in “Angry Birds 2.”

Colorful, crazy emotions keep 'Angry Birds' sequel aloft 

It's not all juvenile humor — although there's plenty of that, of course.
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August 15, 2019
Cate Blanchett as the title character in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

Cate Blanchett's intelligence shines in film adaptation of 'Bernadette'

Story of bohemian missing mom focuses on clarity and connection.
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August 14, 2019
Negar Moghaddam in “Dressage.”	OMID SALEHI

Minneapolis film festival presents 7 eye-opening views of Iran

7 views from Iran With tensions rising in the Persian Gulf, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul offers a timely reminder that Iran’s rich…
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August 11, 2019

'Hobbs & Shaw' takes another victory lap at No. 1

Audiences helped the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" take another lap at No. 1 even with an onslaught of four new major releases…
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August 10, 2019

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Aug. 14 and 16

Movies opening this week Wednesday The Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG) The flightless birds return. Friday Luce (R) An adoptee from Eritrea is…
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August 9, 2019
Michael Garza and Zoe Colletti in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.”

Movie review: 'Scary Stories' is a scream

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” actually makes you care about the fates of its characters, likable or venal. It has a way of…
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August 9, 2019
Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner) and his race car-driving owner Denny (Milo Ventimiglia) go for a ride.

What's a dog's purpose? To justify odd movies like 'Racing in the Rain'

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" relates a tear-jerker of a story from a canine point of view.
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August 8, 2019
“Tel Aviv on Fire”

Mini reviews of 'Honeyland,' 'Tel Aviv on Fire,' 'Them That Follow' and 'Piranhas'

Honeyland ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Not rated: In subtitled Turkish. Theater: St. Anthony Main.   This documentary, which won multiple awards at this…
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August 8, 2019
Aldis Hodge, right, is “Brian Banks” while Greg Kinnear plays the lawyer who fought to reverse his conviction.

Guilty until proven innocent: the dramatic tale of 'Brian Banks'

"Brian Banks" is the inspirational tale of a young football star's long road to exoneration.
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August 8, 2019
Newsman Mike Wallace in the documentary “Mike Wallace Is Here.”

The story behind what made Mike Wallace tick

In the opening salvo of the documentary “Mike Wallace Is Here,” the iconic TV reporter faces down Fox News blusterer Bill O’Reilly, disputing his journalistic…
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August 8, 2019
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from "The Kitchen." (Al

Review: More blood than laughs in 'The Kitchen,' a new Melissa McCarthy-Tiffany Haddish comedy

Despite Haddish and McCarthy, there's more crime than comedy.
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August 4, 2019
Vanessa Kirby in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”

'Fast and Furious' installment trails franchise's pace

The first spinoff of the 18-year-old “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Hobbs & Shaw,” sped away with $180.8 million in its worldwide debut, including $60.8 million domestically —…
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August 3, 2019
Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid in “Plus One.”

Video review: Rom-com 'Plus One' takes on wedding day blues

A cute couple It’s been a long time since two actors have brought so much energy and life to the rom-com genre as Jack Quaid…
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