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  • Small-town movie theater owners weigh cost of digital upgrade
    Minnesota is home to more than 1,000 movie screens. Some theater owners have converted to digital projection, but others are waiting, balking at the expense.August 25, 2011
  • New 'Midwest Brigadoon' film finds beauty at the state fair
    The state fair doesn't kick off for another week, but this weekend the Southern Theater premieres a new film that distills all twelve days of the "Great Minnesota Get-Together" into just 25 minutes.August 19, 2011
  • The story behind 'The Guard'
    Consider this for a movie idea: An iconoclastic writer toils for decades, with no recognition. Then his brother puts pen to paper and overnight becomes an international success. This is actually the story behind "The Guard," a new comedy film opening this weekend in Minneapolis.August 12, 2011
  • The deep question behind 'Another Earth'
    A film opening this week asks a simple, but potentially deep question: If you were to meet yourself, what would you say?August 4, 2011
  • Cube Critics talk about foreign films
    The Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr, work in adjoining cubes in the MPR newsroom. And they talk about movies -- a lot. Today, they discuss foreign films.August 3, 2011
  • Teen goes from small town Wisconsin to Hollywood
    Growing up on a llama farm in northern Wisconsin is far from the standard preparation for life in Hollywood. Yet 17-year-old Bridger Zadina, who grew about 20 miles east of Superior, is attracting attention for his work in a film called "Terri."August 2, 2011
  • Movies, great and good
    In his most recent article, film critic David Thomson asks the difficult question, "When is a movie great?" Our films are artificial now, he says, and we are nostalgic for substance. Fellow critic Richard Brody disagrees. They both join us today to discuss movies, great and good.Midmorning, July 29, 2011
  • Cube Critics talk about the future of movie houses
    The Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr, like to shoot the breeze on cinema when they're not doing what their job descriptions require them to do. Today, they talk about the future of movie houses and the movie-going experience, on Cube Critics.July 27, 2011
  • Cube Critics talk about 'Rom coms'
    The Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr, like to shoot the breeze on cinema when they're not doing what their job descriptions require them to do. Today, the phrase "Leu Rom Com" is coined, then explained, on Cube Critics.July 20, 2011
  • The Cube Critics and Harry Potter
    Cubicle neighbors Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, and arts reporter Euan Kerr engage in a lot of idle movie chit chat in the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom. So it's not surprising that one of the biggest film events of the summer -- the opening of the last Harry Potter movie -- came up today on Cube Critics.July 13, 2011
  • The genteel provocateur
    Writer and film director Miranda July has one of those minds which find ways of examining everyday subjects in new ways. And she often gets quite disturbing results.July 8, 2011
  • The Cube Critics talk movie murder fantasies
    Arts reporter Euan Kerr not only sits next to Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, in the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, they share a mutual obsession -- movies. Today, workplace murder fantasies and a film favorite from a guest commentator top the agenda on Cube Critics.July 6, 2011
  • Mn journalist focus of NYT film
    A new critically-acclaimed documentary examines the changing media landscape through the eyes of a former Minnesota journalist.July 1, 2011
  • Cube Critics: Robots at the movies
    The resident film fanatics of Minnesota Public Radio News, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven, and her cubicle neighbor Euan Kerr, can always find something to talk about. Today, it's a particularly "robotic" summer blockbuster on Cube Critics.June 29, 2011
  • The evolution of gospel music
    Don McGlynn joins us to discuss his new musical documentary, "Rejoice and Shout," which traces the evolution of gospel through its many musical styles - spirituals and early hymns, four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into gospel, the emergence of soul, and the blending of rap and hip-hop elements.Midmorning, June 27, 2011

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