Who says award-season winners have to be epic?
The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet
Norwegian feature re-creates Heyerdahl's epic 1947 Pacific voyage
The iconic director emerges with one of his most ambitious films yet, Django Unchained
It's nice to get the notice, when the man running the bar program literally wrote the book on fine drinks cocktails. Johnny Michaels's cocktail-shaking star continues to rise. This week Men's Fitness magazine named La Belle Vie one of the 25 best bars in America.
Minnesota food celebrity and TV show host Andrew Zimmern has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Show on Location. His popular Bizarre Foods show is now in it's seventh season, with new episodes airing on the Travel Channel Mondays at 8 p.m. The James Beard Awards are known as the ... More >>
While Minnesota chefs and restaurants were well-represented when the semifinalists were announced, fewer were recognized as finalists. The James Beard Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the culinary world. Here are the local nominees who made the cut:
For the purposes of party menu-planning, it's a good thing that so many of this year's Best Picture nominees are set in food-centric locales, from The Descendants in Kaua'i to Midnight in Paris in, well, Paris, obviously. The Hot Dish is bringing you some of our favorite foods inspired by this ye ... More >>
Without really trying
This year was another critical success for the Coen brothers as their remake of True Grit received Oscar nominations and solid reviews from critics. But the duo never rest for long between hits. Variety recently announced that their next project will be a retro piece exploring the '60s folk sc ... More >>
Dennis CriderThough the Academy Awards are often dominated by big-name films with huge budgets, director Debra Granik's family drama/rural crime thriller Winter's Bone (2010) caused quite a stir on the awards circuit last year. The film grabbed four Academy Award nominations, two Independent ... More >>
And the Oscar goes to ...When it comes to presidential campaign videos, Mitt Romney compares to Tim Pawlenty the way CSPAN compares to Fox News. With Mitt, you get a rich, boring white Republican guy with great hair, droning into the camera about how awful Barack Obama is. Why so serious, M ... More >>
Follow Nancy Barnes.Nancy Barnes, the editor of the Star Tribune, has entered the Twitterverse, which seems like a good idea since a lot of her staff are already there. But it sounds like she'd rather be someplace else. Barnes is a "lifelong journalist, Star Tribune editor, mother of three ... More >>
A man is shot and killed during a screening of "Black Swan" for eating his popcorn too audibly
We'll see these guys in hell. It's a star-studded Week in Food with Thom Pham hosting an Oscar nomination breakfast at his Wondrous Kitchen and Chino Latino honoring this year's hottest celebrity--the rabbit. Tuesday 1/25 Thom Pham hosts an Oscar-worthy celebration to benefit the Aegis Foundat ... More >>
How strange can the backlash against her success be? Pretty darned strange.
While speaking to the College Republicans National Convention this weekend in Washington, D.C., he managed to compare the GOP's current state to that of Eminem during his stunt with Sacha Baron Cohen's character Bruno during the MTV Movie Awards.
Local wine shops suggest cava, Napa wines to liven up your Academy Awards party.
2007 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films
Now in it's 20th year, the Minnesota Book Awards announced its nominees this week. Helmed by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, four authors were nominated in eight categories by 24 judges from the state. Nominees include
These 2005 Star Wars Fan Film Award Winners certainly are no Revenge of the Nerds Vs. Revenge of the Sith. (We're already in the process of filming that for the 2006 awards. Hopefully, it will star this guy as Anakin "Booger" Skywalker.) Until that's released, there's always some nerd's cat playing ... More >>
A depressed movie lover talks himself into watching the Oscars