The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>
Superhero comedy isn't interested in deep thoughts
Steve Carrell's best quality as an actor disappears in his latest, magician-packed film
Children's Theatre Company show warms even the smallest of hearts
Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more
Wakefield was invited to Minneapolis by Somalis families.The now disgraced British doctor who scared the world with his theory linking childhood vaccines with autism, recently spread his debunked theories to Somali families in Minneapolis. Andrew Wakefield's 1994 research paper has just been ... More >>
Let's abandon this governing conceit of this series, shall we? You're not buying any more presents. Neither am I, and neither is anybody else. We are so over mobbed outlet malls and web shopping when we're supposed to be pretending to work. Our spare bedroom closets are bursting with badly wrappe ... More >>
Courtesy Twilight: EclipseAh, the glory of Photoshop's desaturation tool Yesterday marked the opening of Twilight: Tweengasm, and no power in the universe can stop a seething mass of blond 12-year-olds from streaming into theaters across America, where they will squeal in unison for two hours u ... More >>
Courtesy Dancing With the StarsD-list celebrities with A-list movesIt's been a month since the season finale of Dancing With the Stars, but The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is keeping the love alive with their summer dance series. Today Twin Cities twinkletoes will be downtown cuttin ... More >>
Storytellers arrives at a moment when West's rep could maybe use a little polish.
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Overstuffed plot, empty action ruin Spidey's run
Daniel Otto and his girlfriend just wanted to get loaded one summer night. Neither of them imagined that she would wind up dead and he would be charged with murder.
What makes an author want to be his own leading man?
Carrey, Kaufman, and Gondry wander through the fog of love
'One Hour Photo' takes an ugly snapshot of the retail employee
The negative effects of consumerism get a positive spin in The Grinch
Misogynist Neil LaBute tries to be nice--and fails--in Nurse Betty
Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro
Lars von Trier's The Idiots and the Farrelly Brothers' Me, Myself & Irene make intelligent metaphors for acting out
P.T. Anderson's Magnolia withers under the weight of its ambition
As Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey prepares to take a bow in Man on the Moon
Unlike the flop-sweating neurotics of his comedies, Albert Brooks the director shows none of the comedian's high anxiety
John Forde's scrappy television show talks back to America's advertisers
Imagineering consent: Jim Carrey in The Truman Show
Back on Top: Demi Moore in G.I. Jane.
Hollywood 1996: Things are changing, and it's all the same.
Makers who mattered in 1995
A critic's guide to getting away from the multiplexes.