Idina Menzel and Nia Long stay in safe waters in Lifetime's remake of 'Beaches'

Idina Menzel and Nia Long stay in safe waters in Lifetime's remake of 'Beaches'

Idina Menzel and Nia Long stay in safe waters for a TV remake of "Beaches."

Kristen Bell rings true in 'The Good Place,' network TV's best new sitcom

January 18
Kristen Bell rings true in 'The Good Place,' network TV's best new sitcom
Kristen Bell rings true in one of the season's finest new sitcoms.

Future of HBO's 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' still uncertain

January 14
Future of HBO's 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' still uncertain
HBO's chief of original programming provides details on status of the Minneapolis-based drama.
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TV picks for Jan. 22: 'The Hunted,' 'Rachel Carson,' 'The New Edition Story'

The fugitive kinds “The Hunted” is being billed as a giant game of hide and seek, with nine teams of two scampering to avoid…
Movies
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Home video review: 'Girl on the Train' goes nowhere

‘Train’ going nowhere In “The Girl on the Train,” Emily Blunt turns in a strong performance as a woman who watches what looks like…
TV & Media
January 20

TV picks for Jan. 21: 'Titanic: The New Evidence,' Aziz Ansari on 'SNL,' 'Mercy Street'

Fire and ice Talk about your cold cases. More than a century after the sinking of the Titanic, historical detectives are still trying to dissect…
TV & Media
January 20

An inaugural moment when the anchors let silence tell the story

The major networks were remarkably united in their astonishment at the president's unorthodox inaugural address.
TV & Media
January 20

Does high-end turntable really need a cartridge upgrade?

Q: I am ordering the $299 Musical Fidelity Roundtable turntable listed on your website. Should I upgrade the cartridge? And, if so, with what? A:…
TV & Media
January 19

Mpls. radio exec dies in Puerto Rico trying to save son from drowning

"You want people like him in your life. … he always put others first."
TV & Media
January 19

TV picks for Jan. 20-22: 'Rosewood,' 'Beaches,' Rolling Stones in Cuba, 'The Hunted'

The write stuff The main reason to watch “Rosewood” has been to marvel at star Morris Chestnut’s chiseled physique, but Twin Cities viewers have…
TV & Media
January 18

New album reviews: The xx get inventive, Flaming Lips get accessible again, Natalie Hemby finds her own voice

POP/ROCK The xx, “I See You” (Young Turks) The xx’s tricks are two. Singers Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim talk to each other in…
TV & Media
January 18

TV picks for Jan. 19: 'The Trumps Go to Washington,' 'Baskets,' comedian Neal Brennan

Basket case “Baskets” may not rise to the level of the other shows from Louis C.K.’s production company, “Louie” and “Better Things,” but it’s a…
TV & Media
January 17

TV picks for Jan. 18: Megyn Kelly's 'Embeds,' 'People's Choice Awards,' Navy SEALs in 'Six'

We the people Joel McHale hosts “The People’s Choice Awards,” a ceremony that guarantees star power by leaking the list of winners in advance.…
TV & Media
January 17

TV picks for Jan. 17: 'Throwing Shade,' Louie Anderson, 'Divided States of America'

Morning sweetener Minnesota native Louie Anderson is once again on demand on the talk show circuit, thanks to his Emmy-winning performance in “Baskets,” which returns…
TV & Media
January 16

The drama behind the scenes on HGTV hit 'Flip or Flop'

Couple on HGTV hit have faced real estate crash, a cancer scare, fertility woes and now divorce.
TV & Media
January 16

The Obamas' 7 funniest TV moments, from 'Mom Dancing' to Mean Tweets

The Obamas are ready to drop the mic, but not before we look back on the lighter side of their time in the White House.
TV & Media
January 16

Marvel heroes: Beware the self-aware robots

What are LMDs, and why are they doing terrible things to Marvel's heroes?
TV & Media
January 16

TV talk-show highlights Jan. 17

Morning8 a.m.Harry Actor Cameron Dallas, actress Michelle Monaghan. (WFTC, Ch. 29; also 3 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9)9 a.m.Live With Kelly Actress Viola Davis…
TV & Media
January 15

Home video review: Take thrilling 'Train to Busan' with S. Korean zombies

Despite its innocuous title, "Train to Busan" offers a terrifying, harrowing ride on the Zombie Express.
TV & Media
January 15

TV picks for Jan. 16: Tom Papa, 'Parenthood,' 'The Merv Griffin Show'

Keep the laughs comingThe special may be called "Howie Mandel's All-Star Comedy Gala," but the draw here isn't the host; it's his impressive guest…
TV & Media
January 15

TV Q&A: Call it 'Bocelli's greatest hit'

Q: In the opening of "Blades of Glory" there is an opera song and it's also played on "The Sopranos." Please tell me the name…
TV & Media
January 13

TV picks for Jan. 15: 'Lemony Snicket,' 'Victoria,' 'The New Pope'

All we have to fear The narrator in “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” spends an absurd amount of time warning kids about…
Variety
January 13

MPR's Kerri Miller to host national call-in show during Trump's first 100 days

The mid-morning personality will lead a weekly discussion during the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

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