Movies
October 25, 2019

Video review: 'A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish'

In “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish” (⋆⋆⋆) Katherine “Kat” Decker (Laura Marano) dreams of becoming a famous singer-songwriter, but she is being held back emotionally…
Movies
October 25, 2019
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday By the Grace of God (not rated) Three men, friends from childhood, question their lives and relationships. Cyrano, My Love…
Movies
October 24, 2019
Williem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in “The Lighthouse.”

Get ready to be creeped out, and puzzled, by latest Robert Pattinson drama 

Robert Pattinson makes another offbeat choice with challenging black-and-white drama.
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October 24, 2019
Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson in “Black and Blue.”

'Black and Blue' a bruising police thriller 

"Black and Blue" is a lean, mean corrupt-cop thriller.
Movies
October 24, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch (center right) as Thomas Edison in “The Current War.”

'Current War' offers lots of electricity, but no great spark 

The dazzling filmmaking in "Current War" isn't enough to hide the story's Wikipedia-esque feel.
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October 20, 2019
From left, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone in “Zombieland: Double Tap.”

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.Studios on Sunday say…
Inspired
October 20, 2019
Neve Campbell Credit: Associated Press

Report: Neve Campbell to play mom of dying Twin Cities teen who wrote 'Clouds'

The song became a worldwide sensation at the time of his death from a rare form of bone cancer in May 2013.
Movies
October 18, 2019
Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in director Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening FridayBlack and Blue (R) A rookie cop must balance her identity as a black woman with her professional role.Countdown (PG-13) A…
Movies
October 17, 2019
Antonio Banderas, left, and Julieta Serrano in a scene from “Pain and Glory.”

Antonio Banderas stars in Spanish director's 'brilliant' return to form 

Pedro Almodóvar's "Pain and Glory" plays almost like an explanation/apology for why his last couple of movies sucked.
Movies
October 17, 2019
Angelina Jolie as the title character.

Goofy camp undermines important themes in 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' 

Too much happens, all the time, with many different tones battling on the screen.
Movies
October 17, 2019

Four stars for a cancer documentary? Yes, 'Jim Allison: Breakthrough' is that good 

Jim Allison may not look the part of a superman. But by the end of this documentary, he will have audiences wanting to join the fan club and get the T-shirt.
Movies
October 17, 2019
From left, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson in “Zombieland: Double Tap.”

'Zombieland: Double Tap' brings its outdated shtick back from the dead 

"Zombieland" imagines a world where the past decade never happened.
Movies
October 15, 2019
Screening at TCFF: Edward Norton directs and stars in “Motherless Brooklyn.”

Twin Cities Film Fest returns with Hollywood hits – and Minnesota's greatest onion ring

Film festival packs in big Hollywood titles and a documentary about a cook in Worthington, Minn.
Movies
October 13, 2019
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, “Joker.” (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

'Joker' holds on to top spot for second week

The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box…
Movies
October 12, 2019
Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola.

Video review: 'The Art of Self-Defense' offers dark comedy

The dark ‘Art’ The dark heart of “The Art of Self-Defense” (R; ⋆⋆⋆) makes it one of the blackest comedies in recent years. After…
Movies
October 11, 2019
Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Oct. 18

Movies opening Friday   Jim Allison: Breakthrough (PG-13) A renegade Texas scientist devotes his life to finding a cure for cancer in this documentary.…
Movies
October 10, 2019
Will Smith stars in the Ang Lee film “Gemini Man.”

Will Smith acts opposite a fake-looking, de-aged version of himself in 'Gemini Man' 

In brightly lit scenes, it looks like 51-year-old Smith is acting in a scene with his dead-eyed video game avatar.
Movies
October 10, 2019
Charlize Theron voices Morticia and Oscar Isaac voices Gomez in “The Addams Family.”

'Addams Family' not a new take, but creepy and kooky 

Animated "Addams Family" hews closely to the familiar.
Movies
October 10, 2019
Jon Hamm and Natalie Portman in“Lucy in the Sky.”

Natalie Portman depicts one astronaut's rough re-entry in 'Lucy in the Sky' 

"Lucy in the Sky" portrays a woman's search for meaning on Earth after she's seen the cosmos.
Movies
October 6, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix plays a much more sinister “Joker.”

'Joker' laughs its way to October box office record

The filmmakers and studio behind "Joker" have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped-up theater security, audiences…
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