Movies
December 29, 2019
C-3PO, left, (Anthony Daniels) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

'Star Wars' rolls, 'Little Women' makes splash

"Star Wars" was still rising in the last weekend of the year, while "Little Women" broke big at the box office. "Star Wars: The Rise…
December 28, 2019
Since “Little Women” was published in 1868, the book has been translated into over 50 languages. Above, an edition from 1869.

Girls adored 'Little Women.' Louisa May Alcott did not

She wrote the book only at her publisher's insistence.
Movies
December 27, 2019
“The Grudge”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   The Grudge (R) A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost who dooms those who enter it with a violent…
Movies
December 27, 2019
Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh in "Little Women."

'Little Women' honors classic novel exploring women's struggles in 1860s 

Writer/director Greta Gerwig honors and modernizes the classic.
December 27, 2019
“Spies in Disguise”

Sweet spy sendup stars Will Smith as avian secret agent 

Will Smith plays a spy who transforms into a pigeon in this sweetly silly satire.
December 27, 2019
Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, Adam Sandler in “Uncut Gems.”

Sandler proves he's no diamond in the rough in dizzying 'Uncut Gems' 

Adam Sandler delivers a powerful, manic performance as a womanizing, gambling jeweler in the crime thriller "Uncut Gems."
December 26, 2019
Greta Gerwig, right, gave direction to Emma Watson on the set of “Little Women.”

Men should love Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women'

That's what happened when the book came out. Louisa May Alcott's story is nothing if not universal.
Movies
December 22, 2019
Unlike Netflix, this startup is seeking just 3,000 rich Americans who’ll put up $15,000 and pay $2,500 per movie to watch the latest theatrical rele

First-run movies at home for the ultra-rich at just $2,500 a pop

Red Carpet Entertainment seeks 3,000 users for elite service
Movies
December 21, 2019
Tom Hanks stars as Mister Rogers in TriStar Pictures' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." (Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures Entertainment) ORG XMIT: 141

What were the 10 best movies of 2019?

The year was highlighted by Scorsese, Mr. Rogers and movies about movies.
Movies
December 20, 2019
Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson in “Little Women.”

This week's movie openings

Movie openings Wednesday Little Women (PG) The latest version of the beloved tale, directed by Greta Gerwig, stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Laura…
Movies
December 19, 2019
Taylor Swift as Bombalurina in “Cats.” Universal Pictures

What in the Jellicle is going on with the new 'Cats' movie? 

One question about the star-studded big-screen version of the stage sensation "Cats": Why?
December 19, 2019
August Diehl and Valerie Pachner in “A Hidden Life.” Fox Searchlight

In 'A Hidden Life, a conscientious objector refuses to fight for the Nazis

In one of Terrence Malick's most linear tales in ages, an Austrian conscientious objector refuses to fight for the Nazis in WWII.
Movies
December 19, 2019
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in "Bombshell."

'Bombshell,' about women's uprising at Fox News, is funny, 'spellbinding' and 'inspiring' 

Comedy/drama follows Minnesota's Gretchen Carlson and colleague Megyn Kelly as they bring down Roger Ailes.
Movies
December 18, 2019
Jasmine Stringer, left, and Sharon Gifford, right, are the winners of the Hallmark Christmas Movie Dream Job contest. They'll watch 24 holiday movies

2 Twin Cities women are being paid $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark Channel holiday movies

Book club friends, who won Hallmark Christmas Movie Dream Job contest, have 12 days to complete the task.
Movies
December 18, 2019
Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': Diverse, cluttered, exciting ... and a satisfying finale 

A heroine is at the center of "Star Wars" trilogy finale, but she gets by with a little help from her friends.
Movies
December 16, 2019
Want to alienate a 'Star Wars' fan? Here's how

Want to alienate a 'Star Wars' fan? Here's how

"Star Wars" fans have more opinions than the galaxy has planets. Arguing about them is now essential to the fan experience.
Movies
December 15, 2019
From left, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in a scene from “Jumanji: The Next Level.”

'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' streak; 'Jewell' bombs

"Jumanji: The Next Level" put "Frozen 2" on ice in second place with movie audiences, while "Richard Jewell" opened with one of the worst box…
Movies
December 13, 2019
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

This week's movie openings

Bombshell (R) A group of women decides to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at…
Movies
December 13, 2019
Jack Black and Karen Gillan in “Jumanji: The Next Level."

Even more body swapping in 'Jumanji: The Next Level' delivers laughs 

"Jumanji: The Next Level" amps up the body swapping with hilarious returns.
Movies
December 12, 2019
Jon Hamm and Ian Gomez question Paul Walter Hauser, as the security guard turned bombing suspect in “Richard Jewell.”

Clint Eastwood's take on journalist Kathy Scruggs isn't the only flaw in 'Richard Jewell'

Director Clint Eastwood does great work with actors but the movie falls apart.
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