• Sundance heats up with a slew of sex-themed films
    The Sundance Film Festival has never been sexier. The annual independent-film showcase has featured a slew of sexually themed movies in its various categories this year.January 25, 2013
  • World premiere of 'Doubt' opera in St. Paul this weekend
    After life as a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and then an Oscar-nominated film, "Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley will have its world premiere as an opera this weekend in St. Paul. Shanley, who wrote the libretto for the Minnesota Opera production, said it is the most complete telling of his story about a priest accused of impropriety.January 24, 2013
  • Live updates from NPR: Watch the Golden Globes with us (drinks optional)
    The Golden Globes have a well-deserved reputation for being both goofy and pretty much meaningless. This year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has actually done something very promising by lining up Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host. Join NPR at 8 p.m. for live-blogging of the eventJanuary 13, 2013
  • Lawmakers say CIA may have misled filmmakers
    Lawmakers accused the CIA of misleading the makers of the Osama bin Laden raid film "Zero Dark Thirty" by allegedly telling them that harsh interrogation methods helped track down the terrorist mastermind.January 5, 2013
  • The Cube Critics: 'The Hobbit,' 'Hyde Park on Hudson'
    MPR's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis review "The Hobbit" and "Hyde Park on Hudson" during this week's edition of the Cube Critics.December 14, 2012
  • Hobbits, superheroes put magic in New Zealand film industry
    Weta Digital is the centerpiece of a filmmaking empire that Peter Jackson and close collaborators have built in his New Zealand hometown, realizing his dream of bringing a slice of Hollywood to Wellington. It's a one-stop shop for making major moviesNovember 25, 2012
  • Norwegian-Americans sought for Norway show
    A casting company is seeking Minnesota residents of Norwegian descent who'd be willing to compete in a reality TV show in Norway.November 23, 2012
  • The Cube Critics - new holiday season movies
    In this edition of The Cube Critics, MPR's Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr heap praise on three movies that are running during the holiday season -- "Anna Karenina," "The Life of Pi," and "Silver Linings Playbook."November 23, 2012
  • New Minn. movie company plans Iron Range film
    Griffin Productions, a new Minnesota-based movie company, will shoot a romantic comedy feature film on the Iron Range early next year. Work on the movie, which has a working title of "Thanksgiving at Denny's," will begin in the spring, with the aim of a fall 2013 release.November 15, 2012
  • Garland's Oz dress fetches $480K in auction
    Judy Garland's blue pinafore she wore in "The Wizard of Oz" has sold for $480,000.November 11, 2012
  • Bond movies have beat do-or-die odds for 50 years
    Over the last 50 years, the owners of the James Bond movie franchise have had heart-stopping crises as thrilling as the ones that face their fictional secret agent.October 6, 2012
  • The Cube Critics: 'Frankenweenie' and 'Taken 2'
    Whether it's a supposedly satirical film about butter sculptures, a Liam Neeson sequel, or the latest Tim Burton stop action animation, Stephanie and Euan are feeling underwhelmed.October 5, 2012
  • SD festival drawing filmmakers to middle America
    The South Dakota Film Festival, now in its sixth year, has grown into a filmmakers' favorite, consistently drawing hundreds of people into the quaint-but-spacious theater each of the event's four days.September 30, 2012
  • Release date given for 3rd 'Hobbit' film
    "Hobbit" fans need only wait seven months between the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated trilogy.September 1, 2012
  • The Cube Critics: 'Queen of Versailles' 'Ruby Sparks'
    The Cube Critics are in buoyant mood as they consider a documentary about building the biggest home in America and a rom-com with a dark side.August 3, 2012

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