Minnesota Public Radio features by Stephanie Curtis http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=84 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:38:00 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Stephanie Curtis http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Movie Maven: 'Lucy' MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Mary Lucia and Bob Collins (in for Steve Seel and Jill Riley) to talk about a new science-fiction film starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/25/movie-maven-lucy?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:29:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the latest film that continues the story of how ultra-intelligent simian Caesar presides over the fall of human civilization. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/11/movie-maven-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Jersey Boys' MPR News Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the new film, based on the Tony award-winning Broadway production, that tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/20/movie-maven-jersey-boys?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Fault in Our Stars' MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new film, based on the popular book, about a teenage girl who is fighting cancer and falls for a boy in her support group. Steve, Jill and Stephanie also talk about their own tearjerker picks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/06/movie-maven-the-fault-in-our-stars?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Maleficent' MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new film, starring Angelina Jolie, that explores the life of the fairy who placed a curse on Sleeping Beauty. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/30/movie-maven-maleficent?refid=0 Fri, 30 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Million Dollar Arm' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new sports film starring Jon Hamm. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/15/movie-maven-million-dollar-arm?refid=0 Thu, 15 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Locke' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new drama starring Tom Hardy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/09/movie-maven-locke?refid=0 Fri, 09 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the latest reboot of the Marvel Comics character, played by Andrew Garfield. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/02/movie-maven-the-amazing-spiderman-2?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Other Woman' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the new comedic revenge film starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/25/movie-maven-the-other-woman?refid=0 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Transcendence' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill RIley to talk about a new sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp and directed by Wally Pfister. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/18/movie-maven-transcendence?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Draft Day' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new sports film starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/11/movie-maven-draft-day?refid=0 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Noah'; MSPIFF MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' and about the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, which opens April 3. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/28/movie-maven-noah-mspiff?refid=0 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Divergent' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new film based on the young adult novel by Veronica Roth. Plus: a tribute to one of the golden voices of Hollywood trailers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/21/movie-maven-divergent?refid=0 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about the new Wes Anderson film. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/14/movie-maven-the-grand-budapest-hotel?refid=0 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Wind Rises' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a new film from Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and about her reactions to last week's Oscar picks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/07/movie-maven-the-wind-rises?refid=0 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Movie Maven: Academy Awards Preview The Oscars are awarded this coming Sunday, March 2. MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to compare notes on Oscar favorites. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/28/movie-maven-academy-awards-preview?refid=0 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Movie Maven: 'Tim's Vermeer' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Jill Riley and Steve Seel to talk about a new documentary in which a man attempts to re-create the work of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/21/movie-maven-tims-vermeer?refid=0 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Cube Critics review 'Robocop' and 'About Last Night' Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr tell the tale of two remakes: "Robocop" looks good but lacks depth, while "About Last Night" gets a qualified endorsement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/14/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:56:35 -0600 Movie Maven: 'About Last Night' MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about an updated remake of the 1986 romantic comedy of the same name. The new film stars Kevin Hart and Regina Hall. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/14/movie-maven-about-last-night?refid=0 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Movie Maven: 'The Lego Movie' 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/07/movie-maven-the-lego-movie?refid=0 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Cube Critics: The Oscar-nominated shorts worth seeing 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. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/cube-critics-the-oscar-nominated-shorts-worth-seeing/?refid=0 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:27:18 -0600 'The Invisible Woman' and how to capture writers' lives on film 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: http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/the-invisible-woman-and-writers-lives-in-film/?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:58 -0600 LIVE CHAT: Living with crippling anxiety 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. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/Living_with_anxiety?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:33:49 -0600 Cube Critics: 'Jack Ryan,' and why most reboots fail "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. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/cube-critics-jack-ryan-reboots/?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:32:19 -0600 Movie Maven: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/17/movie-maven-jack-ryan-shadow-recruit?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Jonze's 'Her' makes artificial intelligence look natural Can a story about a man falling in love with an operating system be touching? Yes, it can, director Spike Jonze proves with "Her." http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/the-cube-critics-on-spike-jonze-latest-film-her/?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:03:03 -0600 Movie Maven: 'Her' 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/10/movie-maven-her?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Cube Critics' most anticipated movies of 2014 Stephanie and Euan are pretty excited about the coming year in film, even though it's been labeled "the year of the sequel." http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/cube-critics-most-anticipated-movies-of-2014/?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:06:52 -0600 And the Cube Critics' pick for best movie of 2013 goes to... The Cube Critics pick their favorite movie of the year. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/12/and-the-cube-critics-pick-for-best-movie-of-2013-goes-to/?refid=0 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:13:33 -0600 Cube Critics: Holiday movie round up Is it possible to review four movies in a four minutes? Not a problem for the Cube Critics. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/12/cube-critics-holiday-movie-round-up/?refid=0 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:23:09 -0600 'The Hobbit' does not make a great trilogy, but these films do "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. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/12/the-hobbit-does-not-make-a-great-trilogy-but-these-films-do/?refid=0 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:22:38 -0600 Movie Maven: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/13/movie-maven-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug?refid=0 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Review: 'World's End' is smart, sophomoric satire At first blush, "The World's End" seems like a knock-off of "The Hangover" with a British twist. It's not. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/12/review-worlds-end-is-smart-sophomoric-satire/?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:29:08 -0600 Movie Maven: 'The Armstrong Lie'; 'The World's End' 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/06/movie-maven-the-armstrong-lie-the-worlds-end?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Review: Aiming to be epic, 'Hunger Games' hits target Don't be fooled by the first hour or so of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the second installment in the four-part series. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/11/review-aiming-to-be-epic-hunger-games-hits-target/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:12:59 -0600 Movie Maven: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'; 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the latest adventure featuring Katniss Everdeen and about a Belgian film that looks at friendship and bluegrass music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/22/movie-maven-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-the-broken-circle-breakdown?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Movie Maven: 'Great Expectations' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about a new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/15/movie-maven-great-expectations?refid=0 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Movie Maven: '12 Years a Slave' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Jill Riley and Jade to talk about a new historical drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/01/movie-maven-12-years-a-slave?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'All Is Lost' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about a new film starring Robert Redford as a man alone on the sea, struggling to survive. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/25/movie-maven-all-is-lost?refid=0 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Cube Critics: Why do we need a remake of 'Carrie?' "Carrie," a remake of the 1976 horror classic of the same name starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz, comes to theaters this weekend. Should you see it? Euan Kerr has some opinions on the topic. Also: Stephanie Curtis takes a look at "A.C.O.D." starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/10/cube-critics-why-do-we-need-a-remake-of-carrie/?refid=0 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:34:46 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Blue Caprice' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about a new psychological thriller based on actual events; plus a Web bonus video from Cube Critic Euan Kerr that looks at the new Tom Hanks film, <i>Captain Phillips</i> &#151; which has a very strong local connection. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/11/movie-maven-blue-caprice?refid=0 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Cube Critics: A split take on Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' The Cube Critics issue a split opinion on this week's movie, "Don Jon." The film, which Stephanie finds to be a delightful romantic comedy, follows a man addicted to pornography who is trying to deal with the real women in his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/27/cube-critics-don-jon?refid=0 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:58:27 -0500 Movie Maven: Don Jon MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and and Jill Riley to review a new comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who stars alongside Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/27/movie-maven-don-jon?refid=0 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:31:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Prisoners,' 'Salinger,' 'Informant' suspenseful, exhaustive, revealing -- in that order If movie going is part of your weekend plans, you now have some good leads, thanks to the Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/20/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:01:11 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Prisoners' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jade to review a new thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/20/movie-maven-prisoners?refid=0 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:31:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'The Family,' 'Short Term 12' This week on The Cube Critics, arts reporter Euan Kerr finds a familiar local face in "The Family, " while movie maven Stephanie Curtis falls in love with "Short Term 12." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/13/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:00:27 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Drinking Buddies' MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to review a new comedy directed by Joe Swanberg and starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/13/movie-maven-drinking-buddies?refid=0 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Afternoon Delight' shows flash of brilliance, never really gels MPR News' The Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr discuss "Afternoon Delight" and other films to fight off summertime blues and cinema 'dreck.' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/06/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:11:44 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Afternoon Delight' MPR Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis reviews <i>Afternoon Delight</i>, a new film starring Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/06/movie-maven-afternoon-delight?refid=0 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Austenland' one notch above adequate This week, Stephanie Curtis finds "Austenland" to be a romantic comedy that's slightly above adequate, while Euan Kerr revels in the beauty of martial arts film "The Grandmaster." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/30/cube-critics-austenland-the-grandmaster?refid=0 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:23:27 -0500 Daily Circuit: 31 books for your fall reading list On Tuesday, we asked our guests and listeners to tell us about a great book they read this summer that we should have on our fall reading list. http://blogs.mprnews.org/daily-circuit/2013/08/book-picks-31-books-for-your-fall-reading-list/?refid=0 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:33:14 -0500 Cube Critics movie reviews: 'World's End' and 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Stephanie Curtis likes the movie "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" more than the title, and Euan Kerr ends up celebrating "World's End." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/23/cube-critics-worlds-end-and-aint-them-bodies-saints?refid=0 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:57:13 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: 'Elysium' a sensible blockbuster Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss Neil Blomkamp's sensibilities, big stars and the multicultural cast in "Elysium" during this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/09/arts/cube-critics-elysium?refid=0 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:53:48 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Elysium' MPR Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Diego Luna. It's directed by Neill Blomkamp ('District 9'). http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/09/movie_maven_elysium?refid=0 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: 'Red 2' a rom-com disguised as a spy flick Minnesota Public Radio's arts reporter Euan Kerr says "Red 2" is a romantic comedy disguised as a secret agent movie, and discusses the film's incredible cast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/19/arts/cube-critics-red-2-look-of-love?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:06:54 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Way, Way Back' MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, joins Jill Riley and Jade (filling in for Steve Seel) to review a new coming-of-age film that stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney and Liam James -- and features music by Duluth's Trampled by Turtles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/12/movie_maven_the_way_way_back?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:33:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Despicable Me 2' Movie maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr are entertained by "The Lone Ranger," and "Despicable Me 2" becomes the most delightful movie of the summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/05/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:42:50 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'The Legos Movie,' 'White House Down,' 'The Heat' This week the Cube Critics consider whether Legos could make for a good feature film. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/28/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:57:19 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: 'World War Z' strays from book Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "World War Z" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/21/arts/cube-critics-movie-review-world-war-z?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:26:57 -0500 Movie Maven: 'World War Z' Stephanie Curtis reviews the new zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt and featuring music by Muse. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/21/movie_maven_world_war_z_brad_pitt?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Man of Steel,' 'This is the End,' 'Fill the Void' The weekend is upon us and Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr, expound on the gross-out humor of "This is the End." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/14/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:30:13 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Man of Steel' Stephanie Curtis reviews a summer blockbuster: the new Superman film, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/14/movie_maven_man_of_steel?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Cube Critics film review: 'Kings of Summer' a teen comedy gem Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses "The Kings of Summer" in this week's Cube Critics video. Curtis said the familiar story is goes from hackneyed to a gem in the hands of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/07/arts/cube-critics-film-review-kings-of-summer-a-teen-comedy-gem?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:27:33 -0500 Cube Critics: 'What Maisie Knew,' 'Frances Ha,' 'Hangover Part 3' Stephanie Curtis and Euan kerr have a meeting of their film obsessed minds on "What Maisie Knew," and "Frances Ha" and "Hangover Part 3" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/24/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 24 May 2013 14:50:57 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Hangover Part III' MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, joins Jill Riley and Steve Seel to review the final installment in 'The Hangover' trilogy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/24/movie_maven_the_hangover_part_iii_cooper_helms_galifianakis?refid=0 Fri, 24 May 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: The new Star Trek film Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr review "Star Trek Into Darkness," in this week's Cube Critics video. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/17/arts/cube-critics-review-star-trek?refid=0 Fri, 17 May 2013 17:29:26 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Stephanie Curtis reviews the new Star Trek film, directed by JJ Abrams. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/17/movie_maven_star_trek_into_darkness?refid=0 Fri, 17 May 2013 08:34:00 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: 'The Great Gatsby' a great bromance Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the bromance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the use of current music and the need for 2D with the movie "The Great Gatsby" in this week's Cube Critics video. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/10/arts/great-gatsby-movie-review-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 10 May 2013 12:29:14 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Great Gatsby' Stephanie Curtis reviews director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's signature work. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/10/movie_maven_the_great_gatsby?refid=0 Fri, 10 May 2013 08:32:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Iron Man 3,' 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Reporter Jennifer Vogel steps in for the vacationing arts reporter Euan Kerr and compares notes with the Movie Maven about "Iron Man 3" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/03/arts/the-cube-critics-iron-man-3-the-reluctant-fundamentalist?refid=0 Fri, 03 May 2013 16:12:16 -0500 Movie Maven: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Stephanie Curtis reviews a new film from director Mira Nair ('Monsoon Wedding', 'The Namesake') and also talks about 'Iron Man 3'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/03/movie_maven_reluctant_fundamentalist?refid=0 Fri, 03 May 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: 'My Brother the Devil' a riveting debut from Sally El Hosaini Arts reporter Euan Kerr discusses director Sally El Hosaini's background, a new twist on an old tale and the thick London dialect in the movie "My Brother the Devil" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/26/arts/cube-critics-my-brother-the-devil?refid=0 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:18:44 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Blancanieves' Stephanie Curtis reviews a silent-film retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/26/movie_maven_blancanieves?refid=0 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: 'Oblivion' aims high, but doesn't deliver Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the visual power, sonic fullness and shortcomings of Tom Cruise's newest movie "Oblivion" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/19/arts/cube-critics-oblivion?refid=0 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:07:43 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Oblivion' Stephanie Curtis reviews a new sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/19/move_maven_oblivion_tom_cruise?refid=0 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Cube Critics movie review: Suspend disbelief in 'Trance,' and you'll love it Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr offer three angles on Danny Boyle's newest movie "Trance" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/12/arts/movie-review-trance?refid=0 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:03:41 -0500 Movie Maven: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Stephanie Curtis talks about a number of films screening at MSPIFF, including the Italian film, 'Caesar Must Die'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/12/movie_maven_mspiff_caesar_must_die?refid=0 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:35:00 -0500 Movie Maven: A film review and a tribute to Roger Ebert Stephanie Curtis, Steve Seel and Jill Riley reflect on the life and career of Roger Ebert, and Stephanie reviews Federico Alvarez's reboot of Sam Raimi's classic 1981 horror film. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/movie_maven_federico_alvarez_roger_ebert?refid=0 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:33:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Ginger and Rosa,' Starbuck' and 'Smashed' Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Ginger & Rosa," "Starbuck" and the streaming movie/DVD "Smashed" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/29/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:05:53 -0500 Movie Maven: 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Stephanie Curtis reviews this new Japanese anime film from director Goro Miyazaki. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/29/movie_maven_miyazaki_from_up_on_poppy_hill?refid=0 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:35:00 -0500 The Cube Critics review 'Olympus Has Fallen,' 'Barbara' and 'On the Road' Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis said "Olympus Has Fallen" is preposterous but good and the characters in "On the Road" are loveable jerks. The duo also reviewed "Barbara" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/22/arts/cube-critics-olympus-has-fallen-barbara-on-the-road?refid=0 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:48:10 -0500 Cube Critics review 'Stoker,' 'Lore,' and 'Like Someone in Love' Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis said "Stoker" lacked human character, and they also discuss "Lore" and "Like Someone in Love" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/15/arts/cube-critics-review-stoker-lore-and-like-someone-in-love?refid=0 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Movie Maven: 'Stoker' Park Chan-wook directs this Gothic horror film http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/15/movie_maven_stoker?refid=0 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:09:31 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Dead Man Down,' 'Jon Dies at the End,' 'No' This week, The Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr were occupied with "Dead Man Down," "John Dies at the End," and "No." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/08/arts/the-cube-critics-no-jon-dies-at-the-end-dead-man-down?refid=0 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:22:15 -0600 Movie Maven: 'Dead Man Down' MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, reviews 'Dead Man Down', a new film set in the New York underworld that stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/08/movie_maven_dead_man_down?refid=0 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:25:16 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Jack the Giant Slayer' is cheerfully stupid; 'The Gatekeepers' riveting Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Jack the Giant Slayer," and "The Gatekeepers" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/01/arts/the-cube-critics-jack-the-giant-slayer-the-gatekeepers?refid=0 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:25:24 -0600 Movie Maven: 'The Gatekeepers'; Kids Film Festival Oscar-nominated documentary 'The Gatekeepers' explores the Israeli secret service; a Kids Film Festival at Walker Art Center http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/01/movie_maven_gatekeepers_walker_kids_film_fest?refid=0 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:23:59 -0600 The Cube Critics make their Oscar picks for best picture and best director Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis welcome Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert to discuss the Oscar's best-picture and best-director nominations in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/22/arts/cube-critics-oscar-picks-best-picture-best-director?refid=0 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:51:01 -0600 The Cube Critics make their Oscar picks for acting Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis welcome Pioneer Press film critic Chris Hewitt to discuss the Oscar nominations for best actor, actress and supporting actor in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/21/arts/the-cube-critics-make-their-oscar-picks-acting?refid=0 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:39:54 -0600 The Cube Critics: A good day to talk movies with coworkers It's a wrap, at a very crowded cube today as some news colleagues converged on The Cube Critics to talk movie trailers, and the costs of streaming versus renting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/15/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:34:21 -0600 The Cube Critics: Skip 'Side Effects' and 'Identity Thief,' see '56 Up' Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Side Effects," "Identity Thief" and "56 Up" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/08/arts/cube-critics-side-effects-identity-thief-56-up?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:42:12 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Warm Bodies,' 'Stand Up Guys' Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss the 2013 Oscar-nominated short films, "Warm Bodies" and "Stand Up Guys" in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/01/arts/the-cube-critics-warm-bodies-stand-up-guys?refid=0 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:16:21 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Quartet,' 'Beware of Mr. Baker' MPR News' Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Quartet," "Beware of Mr. Baker" and a couple of Douglas Sirk films in this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/25/arts/the-cube-critics-quartet-beware-of-mr-baker?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:52:08 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Amour,' 'The House I Live In' and 'Tchoupitoulas' Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Amour," "The House I Live In" and "Tchoupitoulas" during this week's Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/18/arts/the-cube-critics-amore-the-house-i-live-in-and-tchoupitoulas?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:18:39 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Zero Dark Thirty' This week, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr assess the hunt for the Oscars and for Osama Bin Laden, as depicted on the silver screen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/11/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:40:08 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Not Fade Away,' 'Django Unchained' This week, the cubeside banter centers on a 1960s-era film from the creator of the Sopranos about rock and roll dreams that go unfulfilled, and Quentin Tarentino's latest revenge fantasy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/04/arts/the-cube-critics-not-fade-away-django-unchained?refid=0 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:56:46 -0600 The Cube Critics: The best movies of 2012 Not to be outdone in the annual media ritual of compiling a "best of the year" list, arts reporter Euan Kerr and Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis pick their favorite films of 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/28/arts/the-cube-critics-best-of-2012?refid=0 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:00:00 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'This is 40,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Rust and Bones' It should be an action-filled weekend for films, with a blockbuster musical that's been adapted into a blockbuster movie, a love story involving a marine animal trainer and a street fighter, and the latest Judd Apatow flick about life at 40. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/21/arts/the-cube-critics-this-is-40-les-miserables-rust-and-bones?refid=0 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:41:50 -0600 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/14/arts/the-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:46:34 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Hitchcock,' 'Sister' This week, a biopic about the master craftsman of cinematic terror and a movie about a wayward boy who steals ski equipment in the Swiss alps, both made it into the conversation on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/30/arts/cube-critics-hitchcock-sister?refid=0 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:29:40 -0600 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." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/21/arts/the-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:00:00 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Lincoln,' 'A Royal Affair,' the Studio Ghibli Collection Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr chat about the new Steven Spielberg movie about our current president's favorite president, a film about a physician who changed the course of Danish history, plus a celebration of a Japanese anime master. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/16/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:34:30 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'Skyfall,' 'A Late Quartet' Will Stephanie and Euan add to the raves piling up for director Sam Mendes, and actors Daniel Craig and Judy Dench in the latest installment of the world's biggest film franchise? Plus, Euan gives "A Late Quartet" an audition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/09/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:58:56 -0600 The Cube Critics: 'The Sessions' "The Cube Critics" Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr turn the discussion to a movie about a man with an iron lung who decides he wants to lose his virginity, and a fete of a prominent French filmmaker at the Walker Art Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/02/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:00:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' "The Cube Critics" focuses on a sprawling, epic movie based on an equally ambitious novel about how human actions and connections reverberate across generations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/26/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:17:25 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'The Other Dream Team,' 'Charlie is My Darling' This week, Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr went to see two new documentaries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/19/the-cube-critics-the-other-dream-team-charlie-is-my-darling?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:28:35 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Seven Psychopaths,' 'Step Up to the Plate,' 'The Best Years of Our Lives' This week, arts reporter Euan Kerr and Movie Maven Stephanie share impressions of a documentary about a revered French eatery and the father/son team who run it, and a zany, bloody movie about a group of psychopaths and a screenwriter who wants to make a film about them. Oh, and Stephanie revisits a classic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/12/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:00:53 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/05/arts/the-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:07:27 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Perks of Being a Wallflower,' 'Looper' "The Cube Critics" Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr are bullish about recent movie fare, but what about this week? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/28/-arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:26:07 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'The Master,' 'Liberal Arts' This week, arts reporter Euan Ker and Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis discuss a film that penetrates a post World War II cult, and a dramedy about a college alum who finds an unlikely romance on the campus of his alma mater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/21/the-cube-critics-the-master-liberal-arts?refid=0 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:18:16 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Chicken with Plums,' 'Red Hook Summer' This week, The Cube Critics discuss a French art film and so a new Spike Lee flick. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/14/arts/the-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:11:52 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'The Inbetweeners' Two stars from the British sitcom and movie "The Inbetweeners" stopped by the cubicles of Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr to share their deep English accents, self deprecating senses of humor, and a little movie talk. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/07/arts/the-cube-critics-the-inbetweeners?refid=0 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:24:56 -0500 The Cube Critics: '2 Days in New York,' 'Lawless,' 'Compliance' This week, arts reporter Euan Kerr and the Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis discuss their favorite flick of the summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/31/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:05:28 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Premium Rush,' 'Nobody Else But You,' 'The Expendables 2' The Cube Critics discuss the launch of a new genre, the bike messenger thriller, plus, how a lusty piece of French cinema rates, and how some aging action heroes stay on life support. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/24/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:09:35 -0500 Which political books should Romney and Obama read? As we gear up for the start of political convention season next week, we take a look at the world of political books. What are your favorite political books? What books are more relevant today than ever before? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/22/daily-circuit-best-political-books?refid=0 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:00:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: Questions of the day Sometimes people just have to ask. The Cube Critics take on the burning cinematic questions of the day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/10/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:07:49 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/03/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:00:00 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Step Up Revolution,' 'Farewell, My Queen' and 'The Watch' On the discussion docket today, movies about the flash mob phenomenon, a neighborhood watch group fighting off aliens, and what the early days of the French Revolution were like. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/27/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:06:40 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'A Day in the Life' This week, Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr discuss cinematic perfection in the form of a movie that encompasses an isolated Delta community, a mighty storm, and a six-year-old girl with a one-of-a-kind imagination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/13/cube-critics-beasts-of-the-southern-wild-a-day-in-the-life?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:50:32 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Polisse,' 'Your Sister's Sister,' 'Magic Mike' With the summer heat driving people to the cineplex, movie maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr outline some options in films about the Parisian child protection system, two sisters befriending the same fellow, and, of course, a movie whose main character has a "magical" ability to gyrate and disrobe at the same time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/29/arts/the-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:29:29 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Brave,' 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' The Cube Critics chat up "Brave," dissect the movie about our 16th president's vampire slaying hobby, and also touch briefly on the apocalypse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/22/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:37:18 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' 'Lola Versus,' 'I Wish' This week, movie maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr discuss a delicious new movie snack, new romantic comedies and the latest film from celebrated Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/15/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:15:50 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Prometheus' This week The Cube Critics, movie maven Stephanic Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr, compare notes on the prequel to the late 1970s blockbuster "Alien," and another eccentric Wes Anderson movie adventure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/08/cube-critics-moonrise-kingdom-and-prometheus?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:49:08 -0500 The Cube Critics: 'Snow White' and 'The Fairy' This week The Cube Critics, movie maven Stephanic Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr, talked about fairy tales on the big screen as a much darker "Snow White" opens in movie theaters, along with a French art house film about an actual fairy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/01/the-cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:03:51 -0500 The Cube Critics: Norwegian art thief, rock-and-roll love story Just when you think you've got the Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr figured out, they surprise you. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/25/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 25 May 2012 15:22:01 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Dictator,' 'Battleship,' 'Bernie' On the Cube Critics, a navy battle board game comes to life on the big screen and so does a fictitious farcical tyrant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/18/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Cube Critics dissect Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' This week, Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr shine a spotlight on director Tim Burton's latest project that resurrects a spooky soap opera from the 60s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/11/arts/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2012 15:06:48 -0500 Cube Critics: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'The Avengers' The Cube Critics chat about two films in which some aging Britons take a trip and a conglomeration of super heroes decide that several is better than one. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/04/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2012 14:41:09 -0500 Cube Critics: 'The Raven,' 'Monsieur Lazher' They're back in the saddle: Arts reporter Euan Kerr back from a restful vacation in his homeland, the Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis going through withdrawal after a week with no movie banter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/27/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:46:38 -0500 Cube Critics: Film festival, and cabin getaways This week Cube Critics discuss the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, plus a cabin getaway replete with blood, horror and humor. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/04/cube-critics-film-festival-and-cabin-getaways.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:40:47 -0500 Cube Critics: MSP International Film Fest MPR arts reporter Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven may be mired in the movie doldrums this week, but Minnesota's biggest film event of the year, The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, looms on the horizon. That's what dominated the dialogue on this edition of Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/06/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:07:39 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Prometheus,' hockey fights and fairy tales Ridley Scott, films about hockey fighting, fairy tales and father/son rivalries came up today in Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/30/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:46:05 -0500 Cube Critics: Discussing 'dystopia' Finally, a movie that has pushed the word "dystopian" into our everyday vocabulary. Cube Critics discuss "The Hunger Games." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/23/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:05:32 -0500 Cube Critics: Movies we'd like to see made Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr are always in 'chat mode' about the movies they've seen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/16/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:21:02 -0500 Cube Critics: Talking about Tilda Every day is "Tilda Swinton Day" if you're MPR arts reporter Euan Kerr. He and Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, talk about Swinton's latest film, "We Need to Talk About Kevin," in this week's edition of Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/09/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:46:07 -0600 Cube Critics: 'Rampart' and 'Crazy Horse' This week, Stephanie and Euan discuss bad cop movies of the Woody Harrelson variety and non-narrated documentaries on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/02/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:39:32 -0600 The Cube Critics&trade; consider the Oscars - with Chris Hewitt of The Pioneer Press The Cube Critics discuss the Oscars with Chris Hewitt, movie critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/24/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:08:42 -0600 Cube Critics: War in the title Two movies with war in the title, but the soldiers are missing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/17/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:18:21 -0600 Cube Critics: Short films, Denzel, and 3-D Short films, Denzel Washington going rogue, and a certain inter-galactic blockbuster getting a three dimensional treatment, all came up today on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/10/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:29:44 -0600 Cube Critics: 'A Separation' and 'Chronicle' Today, an Iranian drama about domestic friction and what happens when some teens become imbued with magical powers, on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/03/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 15:00:00 -0600 Cube Critics: 'The Grey' and 'Albert Nobbs' Today, the Cube Critics' conversation centered on films in which a 19th century woman passes as a man and wolves become Liam Neeson's nemeses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/27/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:49:16 -0600 Cube Critics: Sorting through the Oscar nominations The Cube Critics sort through the Oscar nominations for 2011's best picture. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/24/cube-critics?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:13:04 -0600 Cube Critics: Great performances vs. great films The Cube Critics debate great performances versus great movies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/20/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:51:27 -0600 Cube Critics: Horror, heists and 'Contraband' Arts reporter Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven are the Cube Critics. Today they discuss horror, heists, 'Contraband' and 'Carnage.' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/13/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:34:13 -0600 Cube Critics: Top 10 of 2011 It's the time of year for looking back on the best in everything, including movies, and Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr are not to be outdone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/29/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 Cube Critics: Year-end films and Oscar hopefuls "Too many movies, not enough time." It's a common complaint from Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr, especially now, with the deluge of year-end blockbusters and Oscar hopefuls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/23/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 Cube Critics: 'Mission Impossible,' 'Shame' Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr discuss impossible missions and the curse of addiction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/16/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:52:00 -0600 Cube Critics: 'Young Adult,' 'Elite Squad 2,' Diablo Cody Today Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis size up the latest cinematic offering from a certain celebrity screenwriter and former Minneapolis erotic entertainer on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/09/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:28:38 -0600 Cube Critics: Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Maybe just once they could talk about their knitting club or yoga lessons or their latest community ed adventure but no, it's movies, movies, movies for the Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/02/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:07:51 -0600 Cube Critics: 'Hugo' The Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr discuss Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" by Brian Selznick. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/25/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:29:36 -0600 Cube Critics: 'The Descendants' When Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr compare notes on the films they've seen, there's often not a lot of overlap. But this week, the two movie maniacs saw the same flick and that's the topic of discussion on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/18/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:08:54 -0600 Cube Critics: 'J. Edgar,' 'Revenge of the Electric Car' Cube Critics discuss a biopic about the nation's number one G-Man, and the electric automobile getting its revenge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/11/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:07:39 -0600 Cube Critics: 'Like Crazy,' 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and like-minded soul arts reporter Euan Kerr discuss a troubled relationship movie and an eerie film starring one of the Olson twins. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/04/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:41:58 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Black Power Mixtape,' 'Rum Diary,' 'In Time,' 'Anonymous' Not everything is coming up rosy for the Cube Critics this week. Today, they talked about a Shakespeare thriller, a sci-fi flick about immortality, and more gonzo journalism on the big screen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/28/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:03:46 -0500 Cube Critics tackle 'The Big Year, ' and 'Code 46' The Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr discuss a futuristic love story and three comedians who go birding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/14/cube-critics?refid=0 Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:58:57 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Relationship' movies. This time the Cube Critics discuss "relationship" movies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/30/cube-critics-relationship-movies?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:24:32 -0500 Cube Critics: Netflix decision raise Movie Maven's ire This week's decision by Netflix to split into two services, and the ire that has aroused in the MPR Newsroom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/23/cube-critics-netflix?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:25:53 -0500 Cube Critics: Movie Maven's fave films this year The Movie Maven names her fave films of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/16/cube-critics-movie-mavens-fave-films-this-year?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:01:41 -0500 Cube Critics: Aliens and epidemics Cube Critics discuss films containing violence against aliens, violence between brothers, and a deadly epidemic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/07/cube-critics-aliens-epidemics?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:58:30 -0500 Movie Maven at the State Fair The Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, joins Gary Eichten at the MPR State Fair booth to talk about the best and worst remakes. Helen Mirren's "The Debt" is the latest remake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/05/midday1?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:01:47 -0500 Cube Critics: R-rated comedies and homemade movies Each Wednesday we get to listen in on the big screen adventures of the cube critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr. This week it's R-rated comedies and homemade movies on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/31/cube-critics-r-rated-comedies-and-homemade-movies?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:00:00 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/03/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:29:55 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/27/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:40:27 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/20/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:58:27 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/13/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:00:36 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/06/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:28:17 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/29/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:47:34 -0500 Cube Critics talk animated automobiles This week, animated automobiles and a culinary adventure are top of mind on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/22/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:50:25 -0500 The Cube Critics go green This week on Cube Critics, Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis ponder whether people really realize (or care) that "The Green Hornet" and "The Green Lantern" (which opens this week) are different films. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/15/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:59:42 -0500 The Cube Critics talk summer movies This week, the Cube Critics discuss the upcoming summer movie fest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/08/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:45:10 -0500 Cube Critics talk about mutant superheroes The Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr sit in adjoining cubicles at Minnesota Public Radio News, and their conversation usually centers on cinema. On this week's edition of Cube Critics, it's mutant superheroes and a deeply philosophical flick. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/01/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:33:46 -0500 Cube Critics and their favorite movies Put two film fanatics in adjoining cubicles at Minnesota Public Radio News and you know what they'll be talking about. Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, and arts reporter Euan Kerr are the Cube Critics and today, they picked their favorite movies of the year -- so far. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/25/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2011 18:23:53 -0500 The Cube Critics talk about vampires and pirates Arts reporter Euan Kerr works in the cubicle next to Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, at Minnesota Public Radio News. They spend a lot of time chatting about films. Today, vampires, pirates and beavers are conversational highlights on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/18/cube-critics?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2011 18:22:31 -0500 The Cube Critics wonder if movies about weddings will ever attact the guys "Bridesmaids" hits the theaters on Friday. Will the movie, which stars Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph be able to lure both sexes to see it? Does the subject matter -- a wedding -- doom it to be a "chick flick"? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/11/cube-critics-wedding-movies?refid=0 Wed, 11 May 2011 18:11:32 -0500 The Cube Critics talk 'Thor' Stephanie Curtis, AKA the "Movie Maven," and arts reporter Euan Kerr are cube mates at Minnesota Public Radio News, who can't resist bantering about movies. In today's installment, do Nordic gods rise to the level of Shakespeare? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/05/cube-critics-thor?refid=0 Thu, 05 May 2011 16:51:04 -0500 Cube Critics talk about teen movie fans Stephanie Curtis, MPR's Movie Maven, and arts reporter Euan Kerr work in adjoining cubes in the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, where they share their latest multiplex and art house adventures. In this installment of Cube Critics, they talk about turning prepubescent teens into cinephiles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/28/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 17:03:18 -0500 The Cube Critics: Books to the big screen Kerr and Curtis discuss how to turn good novels into good movies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/21/cube-cuts-novels-movies?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:14:23 -0500 The Cube Critics and David Carr Today, special guest David Carr, a media reporter for the New York Times joins Kerr and Curtis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/14/cube-critics-david-carr?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:41:29 -0500 Cube Critics take on comedies and remakes Juvenile comedies and and disappointing remakes are top of mind on this edition of Cube Critics with Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/07/cube-critics?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2011 19:20:18 -0500 Cube Critics As cube mates at Minnesota Public Radio News, arts reporter Euan Kerr and the Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis spend more time than they probably should engaged in cinema small talk. Today, it's box office receipts and mainstream movie gems on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/31/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:22:15 -0500 The Cube Critics and movies for couch potatoes Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, and arts reporter Euan Kerr work in cubicles across from each other in the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, where they have a rapid, running dialogue about movies. Together, they are known as The Cube Critics. Today, they talk about "couch potato cinema." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/17/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:45:14 -0500 The Cube Critics take on fairy tales and mumblecore This week, Stephanie and Euan chat on about post-feminist fairy tales and the curious or maybe not-so-curious film genre, "mumblecore." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/10/cube-critics-mumblecore?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:23:50 -0600 The Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr share their cross-cube cinema chatter every Thursday on Cube Critics, produced by Chris Roberts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/03/cube-critics?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:04:47 -0600 Why 'The Social Network' will win Best Picture Stephanie Curtis, AKA MPR's "Movie Maven," says "The Social Network" will win Best Picture at the Oscars tonight because of the Academy's use of instant runoff voting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/27/social-network-oscars-instant-runoff-voting?refid=0 Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:42:10 -0600 Cube Critics and the Oscars The Cube Critics are tweeting about the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/25/cube-critics-oscars?refid=0 Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0600 The Cube Critics take on the Oscars Stephanie Curtis, The Movie Maven and Arts reporter Euan Kerr sit across the cube at Minnesota Public Radio News, where they have a rapid, running dialogue about movies. For some strange reason, those golden, perfectly postured male statuettes are today's topic on Cube Critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/24/cube-critics-oscars?refid=0 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:57:04 -0600 Cube Critics talk movies MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and film buff Euan Kerr sit in cubicles across from each other in the MPR newsroom. When they banter back and forth, it's usually about movies, and it's usually quite interesting. This week's topics include the comedy "Cedar Rapids" and the Bollywood extravanganza "Kites." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/18/cube-critics?refid=0 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:13:53 -0600 The Cube Critics talk movies MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and film buff Euan Kerr sit in cubicles across from each other in the MPR newsroom. When they banter back and forth, it's usually about movies, and it's usually quite interesting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/10/cube-critics?refid=0 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:06:29 -0600 The Cube Critics talk movies MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and film buff Euan Kerr sit in cubicles across from each other in the MPR newsroom. When they banter back and forth, it's usually about movies, and it's usually quite interesting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/03/cube-critics?refid=0 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:27:08 -0600 The Cube Critics talk about movies MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and film buff Euan Kerr sit in cubicles across from each other in the MPR newsroom. When they banter back and forth, it's usually about movies. So we decided to turn their conversations into a new feature we call Cube Critics. This time, Euan and Stephanie talk about the Oscar nominations which came out Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/25/cube-critics-movies?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:45:02 -0600 Behind party lines: what it means to be a Republican Minnesota Public Radio assembled a dozen Republican delegates and volunteers from around the nation and asked them to get beyond the canned answers and speeches to tell us why they hold their political allegiances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/04/behind_party_lines_republican?refid=0 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 12:19:51 -0500 Behind party lines: what it means to be a Democrat For four days the pundits and the politicians have owned the airwaves during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Minnesota Public Radio decided it was time for the rest of the Democrats to have their say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/28/behind_party_lines_democrat?refid=0 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 15:39:44 -0500 Steve Coogan does Hamlet in his own special way Steve Coogan is considered a comedic genius in his British homeland. His specialty is deadpan performances which shred the conventions of television, movies and drama. His latest film, "Hamlet 2," opens this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/22/coogan?refid=0 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:00:00 -0500 Stephanie Curtis' movie recommendations Appearing as &quot;The Movie Maven,&quot; on MPR's Midday, MPR's Stephanie Curtis listed her favorite movies about families and for families. Here is her list. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/11/26_newsroom_movies/?refid=0 Fri, 26 Nov 2004 00:01:00 -0600 Dancing &quot;Dracula&quot; Vampires are not exactly a fresh idea for a movie, but Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin breathed new life into the Transylvanian count's story. The Walker Art Center in Minneapilis is screening his film, 'Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary.' It's part of a retrospective which is one of the Walker's final events in its building before it closes for a year for renovation. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/02/11_kerre_maddin/?refid=0 Wed, 11 Feb 2004 13:00:00 -0600 The Movie Maven's best and worst Christmas movies The best and worst Christmas movies from the Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/23_shockleyc_movies/?refid=0 Tue, 23 Dec 2003 16:00:00 -0600 Wiseman's follies When you think of the greatest living American film-makers the names Scorsese, Altman and maybe even for those who don't mind a little violence, Tarantino, come to mind. Most Americans wouldn't conjure the name Frederick Wiseman, but the New York Times has suggested Wiseman deserves the title. Wiseman makes documentaries examining everyday Americans living their lives. The Walker Art Center is presenting a Wiseman retrospective this month, which culminates in a visit from the director. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/11/07_kerre_wiseman/?refid=0 Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:22:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra hoping to learn from its mistakes The Minnesota Orchestra is celebrating its centennial year with its new music director, Osmo V&auml;nsk&auml;, finally in place. He is the orchestra's 10th music director and like others, he will be compared with his predecessors. Some critics say they hope the orchestra doesn't repeat mistakes made when it appointed Eiji Oue as music director. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/09/17_kerre_mnorch/?refid=0 Thu, 18 Sep 2003 05:00:00 -0500 Let the Dumpster Duel begin! A showdown began last night in Minneapolis: it's Barebones Productions versus Galumph Interactive Theater in a competition called &quot;Dumpster Duels.&quot; They are calling it a &quot;puppet free-for-all&quot;. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/07/25_newsroom_dumpsterduel/?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2003 07:15:00 -0500