When I heard a while back that one of my favorite directors, Denis Villeneuve, was attached to a science fiction movie about being in contact with aliens, my interest piqued and I eagerly awaited more information regarding the project -- but the little pieces that I learned felt promising. Then the first trailer released as if from nowhere and I was blown away. I knew the film would be a treat. What I found out later was that a big piece of what makes Arrival
so special is the adapted screenplay of Ted Chiang's short story Story of Your Life
by Eric Heisserer.
Playing a stripped down set, Gentry Schweiger and Colson Wabshaw of Boy on a Bike appeared on The Garage stage like two men born to be rock stars. Their unique and eclectic style showed as the white projector screen lifted. In the middle of the stage sat a thirteen-inch RCA television playing static with their band name in hot pink on the screen. Gentry, the lead singer and guitarist with long blonde hair, a black leather jacket, a black shirt, black skin-tight jeans, and white shoes, invited the audience to pull in a little closer to the stage.
Opposite him, Colson sat on a stool, his long brown hair and beard resembling a man of Biblical proportions come to jam on his electric...
Based on Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1993 book by the same name
, the film version of The Giver
opens today in theaters across the U.S.
Two of the film's leads were at Mall of America earlier this month to meet fans and sign autographs. Before the public event, Brenton Thwaites (Oculus
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Minnesota Connected met with local Minnesotan and global superstar Freddy Fresh. His interview was a lot different from the other artists that we ...
Last Thursday, Rob Minkoff, Director of the film Mr. Peabody and Sherman
, was in town promoting his new film. I had a chance to sit down with him to chat about the upcoming release.
It was a bitterly cold morning in Minneapolis. I was expecting to meet Minkoff for a round table interview with other journalists from the Twin Cities. For whatever reason, a handful of other journalists missed out (frozen into ice, I suspect), and I was granted an eight minute private interview at the elite...!--more-->
"... the music just takes on a slightly different meaning in the cold weather, but I like to think that it still makes people feel like it's summer a little bit."
St Lucia was started in 2010 by Jean-Philip Grobler, a Johannesburg born, former member of a boys choir and current Brooklynite. The band, best known for their warm summery, electro-pop sounds, will be visiting sub zero tundra of Minneapolis for the first time this weekend. We were able to ask Grobler a few questions ahead of his visit -- and although St. Lucia has been warned about the cold, they're...