Movies

Danny Boyle set out to tackle new challenges with 'T2'

In this March 6, 2017 photo, director Danny Boyle poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote his film, "T2: Trainspotting," a sequel to the 1996 film, "Trainspotting."

Whether he's creating film, theater or spectacle, Danny Boyle delivers work that is mainstream and rebellious, silly and intense, but always unpredictable.

We know the end of 'Life' from the start

Ryan Reynolds, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal portray crew members returning from a space mission to Mars in “Life.”

REVIEW: The sci-fi flick follows a familiar path but still holds impressive shocks.


On eve of Oprah movie about Henrietta Lacks, feud consumes family

BALTIMORE -The e-mail from her sister said “Read Now!” so Veronica Spencer sat right down to open it. Maybe it was about the soon-to-be released…


This week's movie openings

movies opening Friday   The Boss Baby (PG) A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (voice of Alec Baldwin) pairs up with his brother to stop…


Can Mpls. choreographer capture our 'greatest ugliness' with new ballet?

The 1967 documentary "Titicut Follies" exposed abuse at a hospital for the criminally insane. And now James Sewell has adapted the film for his new dance show.


Mini reviews of 'Raw,' 'Power Rangers' and 'Personal Shopper'

Raw ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying. In subtitled…


Documentary salutes the country's best color guards

David Byrne's dazzling "Contemporary Color" captures color guard shows and the hard prep that created them.


'Song to Song' is a haunting melody of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll

REVIEW: Typical of Terrence Malick's work, "Song to Song" is both moving and confusing.


Like the original, 'Trainspotting' sequel packs a mesmerizing punch

"Trainspotting" sequel delivers on long-held expectations.


Butterbeer ice cream hitting shelves for Harry Potter fans

A Pennsylvania ice cream maker is courting Harry Potter fans with a new flavor based on Hogwarts' favorite drink, "butterbeer."


Film based on Minn. author Vince Flynn's thrillers set for Sept. 15 release

"The Mitch Rapp saga begins" on the big screen starting Sept. 15, the studio announced this week.


Home video review: 'Sing' offers the old song and dance

From the folks who gave us "Despicable Me" comes "Sing," out Tuesday on home video.


This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   CHIPS (R) The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers. Life (R) An international space crew discovers…


15 movies where Minnesota played a starring role

Here is a half-century's worth of notable films shot in the state.


Minnesota-made 'Wilson' found a perfect home here

Woody Harrelson's amiable new R-rated comedy was an ideal fit for shooting in the Twin Cities.


Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast' is more like belle of the blah

REVIEW: As if to amp up the animated film's handsome design, the live-action film's photorealist computer imagery is a surreal swirl of rococo detail. More of that attention should have been directed to the acting.


Workplace serves as violent social experiment in 'Belko Experiment'

REVIEW: "Belko" channels "Battle Royale" and "The Hunger Games."


Jim Broadbent gives 'The Sense of an Ending' its center

REVIEW: The actor elevates this elegant British adaptation of the time-bending novel "The Sense of an Ending."


'You're Killing Me, Susana' is done in by its predictability

REVIEW: The romantic comedy feels at times like a by-the-numbers exercise, but it's partly redeemed by some decent jokes and a good performance.