Stephanie Curtis Feature Archive

MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to review the animated feature based on the popular, colorful bricks. (02/07/2014)
The Oscar-nominated short films are now in theaters for a limited time. You can catch the live-action shorts at Uptown Theater in Minneapolis, and the animated ones at the Lagoon Theater, just down the street. (01/31/2014)
With the opening of "The Invisible Woman," Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis talk about how hard it is to depict the creative writing process and the lives of writers on screen. However, they do recall a couple of successful films about the creative process: (01/24/2014)
We'll be talking about living with anxiety with siblings Sage and Scott Stossel. Both suffer from at times crippling bouts of anxiety, yet have managed to live creative and successful lives. (01/22/2014)
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," a reboot of the old Tom Clancy series, inspired just a tiny quiver of interest from Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis. But it spurred a debate of which Hollywood reboots are worth a watch -- and which aren't. (01/17/2014)
MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the reboot of the films based on the Tom Clancy espionage character. Plus, the Cube Critics take a look at cinematic reboots. (01/17/2014)
Can a story about a man falling in love with an operating system be touching? Yes, it can, director Spike Jonze proves with "Her." (01/10/2014)
MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to discuss the new romantic comedy/drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Spike Jonze. Plus, Cube Critics discuss 'Her' and artificial intelligence in film. (01/10/2014)
Stephanie and Euan are pretty excited about the coming year in film, even though it's been labeled "the year of the sequel." (01/03/2014)
The Cube Critics pick their favorite movie of the year. (12/27/2013)
Is it possible to review four movies in a four minutes? Not a problem for the Cube Critics. (12/20/2013)
"The Hobbit," originally intended as a children's-level addition to the "Lord of the Rings" series, just doesn't have enough in its 150 pages to warrant nine hours of screen time over three movies. (12/13/2013)
MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the next installment in The Hobbit trilogy. Plus, some thoughts on trilogies from the Cube Critics. (12/13/2013)
At first blush, "The World's End" seems like a knock-off of "The Hangover" with a British twist. It's not. (12/06/2013)
MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Jill Riley and Jade about a new documentary by Alex Gibney that looks at Lance Armstrong's cycling career, his doping scandal and his confession. Plus the Cube Critics review 'The World's End', a comedy from the team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. (12/06/2013)