Movies

Superb Ben Stiller channels his inner adult in a subtle study of midlife crisis

Ben Stiller and Jenna Fischer in “Brad’s Status.”

REVIEW: In "Brad's Status," Ben Stiller sheds his goofy persona for a moving portrait of angst.

'Kingsman' sequel turns into a reign of boredom

Taron Egerton in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

REVIEW: Too long and poorly executed, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" tests viewers' patience.


Movies opening Sept. 29

opening Friday   American Made (R) A pilot (Tom Cruise) lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner during the 1980s.


Home video: 'The Big Sick' is a modern love story

A modern love story “The Big Sick” — penned by Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, based on their real-life courtship — is…


'Friend Request' doesn't ask you to take it seriously

Horror flick is throwback to B-movies.


Jake Gyllenhaal: Complicated love story drew him to 'Stronger'

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal formed a bond with the Boston Marathon bombing survivor he portrays in a new movie.


Mini reviews of 'California Typewriter,' 'The Lego Ninjago Movie' and 'Two Trains Runnin'

California Typewriter ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: Unrated by MPAA. Theater: Edina.   Documentarian Doug Nichol’s debut full-length film celebrates the surprising staying…


Jake Gyllenhaal makes terrorism personal with a stirring star turn in 'Stronger'

REVIEW: The Boston Marathon bombing story has a harrowing arc.


'Gook' is as blunt as its title

Drama takes a harsh look at racism.


Movies opening Sept. 22

opening Friday   Brad’s Status (R) A father (Ben Stiller) meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior. California Typewriter


Meet the 12-year-old star of 'Coco,' Pixar's big fall movie

Preteen talent Anthony Gonzalez is the voice of the cartoon studio's Day of the Dead-themed adventure "Coco."


10 don't-miss movies of fall 2017

‘Brad’s Status’ Few actors play an insecure 40-ish guy as well as Ben Stiller does. Here, he’s a California father a bit bewildered that his…


Harry Potter decor from Pottery Barn will transform your home into Hogwarts

"Harry Potter" fans, your dream is about to come true — you can now decorate your home with decor from Hogwarts and other Harry Potter-themed goods.


'Star Wars' is just latest film to switch direction on directors

Directors were once the kings of Hollywood, but in the age of the franchise, they're interchangeable.


Home video: 'Wonder Woman' saves the day

One of the best movies of the year, "Wonder Woman" (out Tuesday) inspires as it entertains.


Mini reviews of 'Rebel in the Rye,' 'Polina' and 'Viceroy's House'

Rebel in the Rye ⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG-13 for profanity, sexual situations and graphic wartime violence. Theater: Lagoon.   It’s…


'American Assassin' launches Minnesota's Mitch Rapp as a new film spy

REVIEW: The new adaptation of Vince Flynn's "American Assassin" launches a new screen spy.


Minnesota-made drama provides powerful look at war's impact on female vets

REVIEW: A new film by Guthrie regulars explores combat's aftereffects on women.


Jennifer Lawrence's horror-drama 'Mother!' is mind-blowingly eerie

REVIEWS: Disturbing images, characters and themes are both confounding and disgusting in "Mother!"