America's last movie star sealed his fate on Oprah's couch
Michael Bay's muscle-headed neo-noir is stuck in an absurd, tan world
Anthony Hopkins disappears behind the directing legend's distinctive look
The director discusses Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology
Studio films "just aren't for me—comic book characters, video games, idiotic rom-coms," the director says.
After entertaining local audiences at Grand Old Day as well as on a short Midwest tour with O'Death, celebrated Duluth bluesman Charlie Parr used a somewhat unexpected (for him, at least) medium to communicate his future plans with his fans. Parr took to Facebook yesterday to post a rather endearing ... More >>
Where were you on September 29, 1992? If the answer is something like "In line at Sam Goody picking up a copy of Stone Temple Pilots' debut album Core," then the following news will interest you. Dates for the STP's Core 20th anniversary just emerged, and they go right along with what the guys said ... More >>
Those of you who saw Jane's Addiction's tour announcement yesterday probably asked the same question that many other local residents did when they saw the venue listed next to the Minneapolis date on March 19th -- What the hell is the Brick? It turns out that the Brick is a new Minneapolis ro ... More >>
Leondardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo smoke out culprits in a prison of lunatics
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
Franchise still going at warp speed decades later
Independent films went south, but thank the Knight for the blockbuster
'Stop-Loss' does its best not to mention the conflict
The 'Transformers' premiere party runs out of gas
Jet-setting Cruise gives us a beating in 'M:i:III'
Screenwriter Robert Towne maps the psychology of the American bad-ass
High-Intensity Moviegoing at the Toronto International Film Festival
Itinerant storyteller, standup, musician, and actor Mary Mack stumbles into comedy and staves off insanity
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
Everyone plays in Richard Linklater's 'Bad News Bears'
James Doohan is dead at 85. And here's the best bit of the wire service obit that the Strib is carrying--Doohan's 1998 revery about the good old days on Star Trek: "I started out in the series at basic minimum--plus 10 percent for my agent. That was added a little bit in the second year. When we ... More >>
Ten studio blockbusters that busted
Along with old TV series, comic book characters remain the hottest commodity in Hollywood, with Batman Begins already garnering raves (it opens on the 15th), and there are upcoming big-screen projects featuring Superman, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The Hulk. One superhero team that remains unfilm ... More >>
How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!
Our favorite 'Candidate' returns--to Madison Square Garden
Q: What's a rabbit without a foot? A: The art of CSA design
'The Kid Stays in the Picture' erects a monument to a Hollywood player
Kathryn Bigelow's 'K-19' sinks to a watery grave
The 'Sunshine State' politician remains worthy of running on the independent ticket
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
The late screenwriter Curt Siodmak gave the Wolf Man his soul
The new Shaft signs on to do the mayor's dirty work
Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick's mutual contempt somehow yielded a trio of classics--and one highly unusual case
Produced and abandoned, the made-in-Minnesota wrestling comedy The Naked Man falls into a Hollywood sleeper hold
Unlike the flop-sweating neurotics of his comedies, Albert Brooks the director shows none of the comedian's high anxiety
The democratic comedies of Preston Sturges give uncommon words to the common man
One popular animated TV show is part of the holiday movie stocking stuffers
Jack Liebenberg's forgotten legacy.
From Buck Privates to The Bank Dick, 10 vintage comedies show off a studio's Universal appeal.
In 1997, independence was not a status so much as a state of mind.