Ookay now. So the folks who made Fargo
back in ’96 decided to give this new guy a shot — what’s his face, oh, Noah Hawley, I think it was — anyways these Coen Brothers — sounds Jewish maybe (how interesting!), probably from outta St. Louis Park, no doubt — these Coen brothers who are big Hollywood guys now, dontcha know, they decided to executive produce (sounds tough!) this series for this new guy Noah who was thinkin' maybe he could sorta add to what them Coen brothers sorta built on with that movie Fargo
back in ’96, yah?
Only this time the boys said let’s make...
There is something to be said for feel-good movies about food. Their attack on the senses is twofold: first, they whet the gastronomical appetite with the golden sizzling of garlic in a pan, the satisfying sound of a fresh radish being sliced, the seductive drizzle of sweet or savory sauces over a meal that looks like art on the clean canvas of white porcelain. Then, they satisfy hunger pangs of the heart. For this movie, it’s ball jokes, lessons about how to be a dad to a kid with an iPhone, and exceedingly unlikely happy endings.
Jon Favreau writes, directs, and stars in Chef
, the story of Carl...!--more-->
Like many places across the western plains of America, where the water table and agriculture are in steady decline, the unincorporated hamlet of Swett, South Dakota, has emptied out. The current owner of Swett, Lance Benson, and his wife are the only remaining residents; around 40 people once lived in the community which sustained a grocery store and post office decades ago.
Currently, Swett features a workshop, three trailers, a house (the Benson's residence) and the Swett Tavern (the only watering hole in a ten mile radius); the town's population burgeons...!--more-->
The last time Cut Copy stopped by the mainroom at First Avenue, it turned out to be one hell of a dance party -- this time around was no different.
Three years and another album later, the Australian four piece dropped into Minneapolis in support of their new album Free Your Mind
and brought their entertaining brand of dance music with them.
Last week I went to see Jersey Boys
. I had my doubts about this film, but a friend said to me, "Jersey Boys
is my favorite musical. We have to go see this film." And so I humored him to go check it out. Luckily I wasn't expecting too great of a film or I would have been more disappointed than expected.
Well to start off, Jersey Boys
is not what I consider a musical. I have not seen the Broadway version of it, but I was thrown off by not seeing characters randomly break out in song, something I was looking forward to seeing. The film is officially described as being "based off" of the Broadway...!--more-->
Comfy Scandinavian-inspired couches are laid out in symmetrical formation in a large studio space. Columbo is on the screen and a wristwatch reads 11:24. I immediately check my cell phone for the time—11:24. Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) is a real time, 24 hour long film created from hundreds of clips from film and television that feature the passage of time. Marclay’s cinematic marvel is a who’s who of famous films and television shows. The different clips are seamlessly bound through Marclay’s consummate editing and the musical score.
In this day and age, you’d be hard-pressed to find any popular solo artist who has the versatility of Bruno Mars. If Justin Timberlake is the odds-on favorite leading male vocalist, Mars is the dark horse. His rise to stardom has at times been both slow and inconsistent -- but after his Super Bowl performance back in February, I think it’s safe to say he’s earned his fame.
Back to the concept of versatility, Bruno Mars brings so many levels to his performances that it’s hard not to be impressed. With his full entourage of Hooligans behind him, Mars shifts fluidly from reggae ("Show...!--more-->
The middle school kids have been working very hard this summer on “The Curse of the Cobra’s Kiss” a murder/mystery/comedy dessert theater that will be presented to the public on July 10.
The City of Columbia Heights Recreation Department sponsors a number of summer youth theater programs every year. The programs include separate troupes for three age groups: third to sixth grade, sixth to eighth grade, and ninth grade through 12th grade, as well as a puppet theater.
“This is another way for us to embrace our youth, beyond our sports programming,” said Liz Bray, Recreation Program Coordinator for the City of Columbia Heights. “We have some very talented...
The new Vikings stadium is being built for Minnesotans, by Minnesotans, mostly. About 92%
of those working on the new building are Minnesotans, with the rest being mostly from Wisconsin.
Governor Dayton used the possibility of creating job opportunities for Minnesotans in his push for the public to pay for part of the stadium, and it seems this possibility has been realized.
The construction manager, Mortenson Construction, is Minnesota-based as well....!--more-->