Minnesota film critic switches over to the director's chair

Minnesota film critic switches over to the director's chair

Minnesota-bred film reviewer Marshall Fine settles into the director's chair to celebrate the career of comedian Robert Klein.

Home video: Potter prequel 'Fantastic Beasts' works its magic

March 25
Home video: Potter prequel 'Fantastic Beasts' works its magic
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" takes the familiar trappings of Harry Potter and runs with them — from the U.K. to the U.S.
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Minneapolis sues 'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis, wants house back

March 22
Minneapolis sues 'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis, wants house back
In a contract dispute, the city wants her to return a house she bought for $2.
TV & Media
March 28

For 3rd straight year, Minnetonka school sending student to National Spelling Bee

Will Rooke turned away 48 competitors during last week's metro competition. Five others from the state also made it.
TV & Media
March 28

No tape delay: NBC will air Winter Olympics live across U.S.

The rise of social media means most viewers have instant access to results anyway, but it's a first since the Games became a major television attraction.
TV & Media
March 28

TV picks for March 29: 'Imaginary Mary,' 'Nobodies,' 'Lopez'

Playing make believe Jenna Elfman’s hippy-dippy act has had a hard time finding a home since “Dharma & Greg” ran its course. Her latest, “Imaginary…
TV & Media
March 27
President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 24, 2017. Cable TV has seen a ratings spike since his election.

Trump news is good news for cable TV ratings

Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are seeing big gains as viewers tune in for the drama in Washington.
TV & Media
March 27

'Bones' stars reflect on 12 years of record-breaking TV

Despite long odds, Fox series "Bones" kept rattling on. It concludes its 12-year run Tuesday night.
TV & Media
March 27

TV couples that should (or shouldn't) live happily ever after

We knew Brennan and Booth belonged together the minute they leaned over their first corpse in "Bones," but we're not so confident about other famous…
TV & Media
March 27

TV picks for March 28: 'S-Town,' 'Dead Reckoning,' 'Rebel'

Murder, she spoke"S-Town" isn't technically the third season of "Serial," but it's from the same production team that brought you that Peabody-winning podcast and…
TV & Media
March 24

TV picks for March 26-30: 'Bronte Sisters,' 'Imaginary Mary,' 'Nobodies'

Plain Janes Charlotte, Emily and Anne may have been the most successful sister act in literary history, but their real-life tale isn’t exactly a page…
TV & Media
March 24

TV picks for March 27: 'Pocahontas,' 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'Rock and a Hard Place'

Campfire tales Disney animators probably won’t be too pleased by “Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth,” a documentary that shatters the fairy-tale premise immortalized in film.…
TV & Media
March 24

TV picks for March 25-26: 'Ivy & Julie,' Tom Jones, 'The Bronte Sisters'

Balance beam “Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance” isn’t the best of the “An American Girl Story” series, but it’s still a worthy effort…
TV & Media
March 24

'Sesame Street' to introduce Julia, a muppet with autism, in April

Julia, a character who has autism, will join Elmo and Big Bird on the show next month.
TV & Media
March 24

Five movie critics who made their mark as filmmakers

Marshall Fine isn't the first film critic to slide into the director's chair. Five others who made a successful transition:Peter BogdanovichThe former Esquire writer cooled…
TV & Media
March 23

TV picks for March 24-26: 'Grace and Frankie,' John Mellencamp, 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' 'Outpost'

This is it The silly nature of “Grace and Frankie” is a little beneath the sitcom’s uber-talented cast — Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen,…
Celebrities
March 23

Nancy Kerrigan told to 'break a leg' on 'Dancing With the Stars' by Kristi Yamaguchi

"Dancing With the Stars" alum Kristi Yamaguchi raised eyebrows this week when she extended her well wishes to fellow former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, who's competing this season. Unfortunately, her choice of words could have been better.
TV & Media
March 22

TV picks for March 23: Dave Chappelle, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' Jennifer Jason Leigh

Double Dave Dave Chappelle, whose work is almost as hard to track as Banksy’s graffiti, has released two stand-up concerts, 2016’s “Dave Chappelle: The Age…
TV & Media
March 22

Nielsen ratings for March 13-19: 'NCIS' tops the list; 'Moana' No. 1 film rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of March 13-19 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Celebrities
March 22

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant discovers the 'naked' truth of epic fail

A contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" completely blew it on Tuesday, eliciting shocked gasps from the studio audience.
TV & Media
March 21

TV picks for March 22: 'Shots Fired,' 'Rogue,' 'The Comedy Jam'

Bullet proof Fox’s TV version of “Lethal Weapon” has some sting, but it would been even more powerful if the network had hired Sanaa Lathan…
TV & Media
March 20

TV picks for March 21:'Cosplay Melee,' 'Upscale With Prentice Penny,' 'Teachers'

Your biggest fanWhen "American Idol" inevitably returns, producers may want to consider recruiting Yvette Nicole Brown as a judge. The "Community" veteran may not be…
Movies
March 18

Home video review: 'Sing' offers the old song and dance

From the folks who gave us "Despicable Me" comes "Sing," out Tuesday on home video.

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