Blockbuster Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    RIP, Uptown Blockbuster

    The Blockbuster store at 2224 Hennepin Avenue South went the way of the dinosaur at 5 p.m yesterday.SEE ALSO: Indie video rental shop Filmzilla is closing its doors Shelves were mostly empty during the store's final minutes, and with available-for-purchase fixtures strewn around haphazardly, the pac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2013
  • Restaurants

    April 24, 2013

    Red Cow builds buzz-worthy burgers

    Loaded and stuffed is the name of the game at this new southwest Minneapolis burger joint

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Red Cow restaurant moving in near 50th and France

    Luke Shimp is no stranger to converting former video rental stores into hopping restaurant locations.  While part of the Blue Plate Company with sister Stephanie Shimp and David Burley, Luke helped transform the former Hollywood Video near Franklin and Hennepin into the Lowry.  Now, on his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Peelander-Z at the Turf, 4/15/11

    Photos by Erik HessAnamanaguchi​Peelander-Z (with Birthday Suits and Anamanaguchi) April 15, 2011 Turf Club Don't you hate a schtick? (Stay with me, here.)

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Hibachi Buffet brings cheap Chinese to Lake Street

    Fuel up on Chinese before you hit K-Mart.​Blockbuster and Hollywood stores have gone the way of Betamax, as movie watchers turn to Netflix, RedBox, and internet video. The former Hollywood on Hennepin is now home to a Halloween costume shop and the Lake Street/35W Blockbuster has been recently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Twitter Poll: What should be done with Block E?

    Block E in 2007​In the 80s, Block E was a raw but creative district where arty types and punks milled about Rifle Sport Gallery and Moby Dick's bar, but the city flattened it in '88 into a parking lot.  Coming up on the 10th anniversary of its uninspired corporate reincarnation that included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Trylon microcinema announces classic summer movie lineup

    Jaws​The biggest little theater in repertory films, the 50-seat Trylon microcinema, has announced its summer schedule, an eclectic mix of 32 mostly light but hugely entertaining classic movies. The lineup: Steven Spielberg: Father of the Blockbuster: Depending on your point of view, he either re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Rob Perez's homegrown indie film 'nobody' now on DVD

    If you missed it at Block E, it's definitely worth taking a look on DVD. The flick is brimming with wit and hope--and every bit of it was filmed right here in Minneapolis.

  • Movies

    December 30, 2009
  • News

    December 30, 2009

    Blockbuster finishes the decade with a whimper

    For a former video-store giant, not such a blockbuster decade

  • Television

    May 9, 2007

    Message in a Bottle

    For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    2/13 Morning Communiqué

    GOP rep introduces bill requiring ISPs to monitor users, Harvard owns eight percent of Blockbuster, Bush cuts $40 million from Natio ... More >>

  • Movies

    September 27, 2006

    Indecent Exposure

    Raucous doc catches moral watchdogs with their pants down

  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Drawing Dead

    Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.

  • Movies

    June 7, 2006

    Not So Hot...

    Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar

  • Columns

    March 8, 2006

    Everything Must Go

    It was always tough to rent a movie at Discount Video. It's about to become impossible.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2005

    12/16: Morning Communique

    Some Blockbusters resume late fees, the DNC goes after Mean Jean, the museum of advertising icons, the Falsies Awards, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    April 13, 2005

    The Great Minnesota Tax Dodge

    Meet 10 of Minnesota's most notorious state tax scofflaws

  • News

    April 28, 2004
  • Movies

    February 18, 2004

    It's All About Me!

    Asia Argento--daughter of Dario--does her daddy proud

  • Movies

    February 19, 2003
  • Arts

    February 19, 2003

    DVD Killed the Video Store

    Your local movie-rental store, marked for death?

  • Books

    December 4, 2002

    Bigger Than Ebert

    Is David Thomson the world's greatest film critic?

  • Movies

    October 23, 2002


    'The Ring' signals that there's nobody home

  • News

    May 1, 2002
  • Art

    May 23, 2001

    The Road Warrior

    Ken Avidor paints an ugly picture of car culture from the middle of the road

  • News

    November 22, 2000

    The Book Keeper

    Yesterday's used-book dealer was a far-flung librarian of Babel. Success on the Internet may make tomorrow's a desk-bound day trader.

  • Movies

    July 19, 2000

    Geek Squad

    X-Men puts its superhero "muties" in charge of flattering the core audience

  • Music

    June 14, 2000

    Del Phonics

    After keeping quiet for most of the Nineties, Del the Funky Homosapien speaks both sides
    of his mind

  • Movies

    May 17, 2000

    Hamlet Machine

    Michael Almereyda's contemporary Hamlet projects tragedy onto the screen of corporate culture

  • Movies

    March 1, 2000
  • Arts

    February 2, 2000

    The Sundance Shuffle

    Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities

  • Movies

    December 8, 1999

    Shooting for Dollars

    Can this year's Minnesota Independent Film Fund winners marshal their scripts to the screen?

  • Movies

    October 20, 1999

    Delivering the Male

    David Fincher's Fight Club turns macho discontentment into the ultimate dick flick

  • Arts

    September 1, 1999

    Good Touch, Bad Touch

    Produced and abandoned, the made-in-Minnesota wrestling comedy The Naked Man falls into a Hollywood sleeper hold

  • Arts

    August 4, 1999

    Safety in Numbers

    Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date

  • Feature

    July 1, 1999
  • Arts

    May 26, 1999

    Over There

    While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration

  • Movies

    May 12, 1999

    Screening New Heights

    The ambitious Heights Theatre stretches to bring upscale cinema to an audience outside of Uptown

  • Arts

    February 3, 1999

    Cold Fever

    The annual case of contagious hype and acquisitions mania at the Sundance Film Festival

  • Movies

    August 12, 1998
  • Feature

    January 28, 1998

    Paving The Road

    It Only Takes a Spark:Former- Minneapolitan-turned-director Garret Williams.

  • Movies

    September 25, 1996
  • News

    June 5, 1996
  • Feature

    May 8, 1996
  • Arts

    October 18, 1995

    Having It All

    Leaving behind beauty myths and backlashes, three new books about women and their accomplishments share a surprising optimism.