Movie spotlights: 'The Intouchables' and 'Crooked Arrows'

August 17, 2012
"The Intouchables"

Summer '12: Cinema al fresco

August 17, 2012
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September 7, 2012
Whitney Houston is "Sparkle."

Movie review: "Sparkle"

"Sparkle" commands attention because it's the last movie for Whitney Houston and the first for "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks. The film tells the story…
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August 21, 2012
Movie review: 'The Expendables'

Movie review: 'The Expendables'

Here they are, "the real A-Team," back for a last roundup. Sylvester Stallone's gonzo action film is a deliriously retro ride into Reagan-era blockbusters. Sly,…
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August 17, 2012
"The Evil Dead"

Movies 'The Evil Dead'

Director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell each recently released new films that were attempts at recapturing the spirit of their gory and silly 1981…
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August 17, 2012

Movies: 'Bad Teacher' and 'Hobo With a Shotgun'

"Bad Teacher" All legs and hair and eyeliner and attitude, Cameron Diaz is nasty, conniving and selfish as Elizabeth Halsey, a middle-school instructor who cares…
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August 17, 2012
Colin Firth and Helen Hunt in "Then She Found Me"

Movies: Lost in 'Then She Found Me'

In the course of just 15 minutes, April (Helen Hunt), an uptight, 39-year-old teacher, sees it all. Her husband (Matthew Broderick) confesses to cheating and…
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August 17, 2012
"That Evening Sun"

Movie review: 'That Evening Sun'

Here's another new film that follows an atypical cinematic hero: the cranky old white dude. With "Gran Torino," "Goodbye Solo," "Up" and now "That…
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August 17, 2012

Movie spotlight: 'Hausu'

There's simply nothing like Nobuhiko Obayashi's bizarre 1977 Japanese horror film. Those in love with trippy, drugged-out cult films will be right at home. Everything…
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August 17, 2012
"Safe"

Movie spotlight: 'Safe'

Jason Statham has let it be known that he chooses his films based on the fight choreographer the producers hire. With "Safe," working with…
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August 17, 2012
"Something Big"

Movies: Found Footage Festival

FFF curators/hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have assembled an archive of laughably awful workplace training videos, music videos, home movies, exercise videos and any…
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August 17, 2012

Review: Save yourself from 'Plumm Summer'

What is "A Plumm Summer" about? Good question. Supposedly it's about the disappearance of Froggy Doo, the marionette star of Montana's No. 1 children's…
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August 17, 2012
"Willow Tree"

Movies: 'The Willow Tree' offers cautions about what we see

Iranian director Majid Majidi's sad, soulful film is his second to explore blindness and sight on multiple levels. His heartbreaking 1999 film, "The Color of…
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August 17, 2012

Cinema in the city

These unique city movie theaters are key to the urban experience.
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August 17, 2012
"Bigger, Stronger, Faster"

Movies: 'Bigger Stonger Faster*' shows the pains from the gains

A powerful and sobering look at the side effects of our win-at-all-costs culture.
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August 17, 2012
Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday in "Youth in Revolt"

Movies: Wasted 'Youth'

Michael Cera dirties up his image in "Youth in Revolt."
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August 17, 2012

Movies: 'Foot Fist Way' a modest kick; 'Stuck' in dark depravity

'Foot Fist Way' The visual style resembles a grainy home movie, the protagonist is an arrogant nerd and the story seems to have been made…
August 17, 2012

Lights, camera, action ... and that's a wrap!

The Soap Factory's Ten Second Film Festival adds micro-short films to the fireworks on Independence Day.
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August 17, 2012

The List of Lists '09: Movies

Best movie theaters Lagoon Cinema (35) Uptown Theater (29) Riverview Theater (24) St. Anthony Main (23) AMC Southdale (20) Edina Theater (19) Block E…
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August 17, 2012
"Come Sweet Death"

Movies: 'Come, Sweet Death'

Following the two-week run of the excellent Austrian neo-noir hit "The Bone Man," Minnesota Film Arts is showcasing two earlier Detective Brenner films based on…
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August 17, 2012

MSPIFF 2011: Week 3

View the full MSPIFF schedule «  Intro  |  Week 1  |  Week 2  |  Week 3   Thursday 4.28 "Feathered Cocaine" Feathered Cocaine If this…
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August 17, 2012
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

Movies: Cinema & Civics: 'Star Trek IV'

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal in these tough economic times than free entertainment and education, but Cinema & Civics, the annual movie/music…