Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow -- and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
It's Terrence Malick's most heartfelt movie, which isn't saying much
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com re ... More >>
From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics
Is laughter really the best medicine?
'Grandma's Boy' actor gets his own show on Comedy Central
We'd like to pretend that's all you get with a UMD degree, but it's not really true.
French director is known as forefather of French New Wave cinema
Movie is disarmingly sharp in spots but in a shambles on the whole
Oy vey! This week's random album review features crappy Jewish humor-rock
The TV shows transition to film works
Adam Sandler plays an Israeli commando turned stylist
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- f ... More >>
Adam Sandler's 'gay-marriage movie' out-scales 'Brokeback Mountain'
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar
Rapper turned actor and producer arrives in 'Are We There Yet?'
James L. Brooks's latest Mary gets hers in 'Spanglish'
Starting gate productions gets stuck on the '80s
Three movie critics pick 21 favorites (and only one in common) from 2002.
'Punch-Drunk Love' strains to put romance and rage in harmony
Screwing the white guy and dancing with the devil: Race matters at the 40th annual New York Film Festival
Hit man Tom Hanks rubs out his character flaws in 'Road to Perdition'
A satirist's belated acclaim mirrors our own screwy self-image
The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits
'Undeclared' Scripts Comic Essays on Graduating Into Adulthood
Swelling monsterplexes. Bankrupt chains. Cutthroat competition. A glut of screens leaves the national and local movie-theater business reeling.
With Movie Wars, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum positions himself as the last line of defense against Hollywood tyranny
Two years after topping polls as a live local favorite, Mason Jennings recasts his tunes in a political key
From Loring Park to the state fairgrounds to the Mall of America, there's enough free stuff to go around
Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro
The Chemical Brothers give creative electronica a beat-down
Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license
Family Guy's madcap suburban Dada slips on more serious subjects
Ten hours, a half-dozen movies, and one big brainwash at the "stadium seating" gigaplex