SEPTEMBER 2016 Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month

Autumn is in the air! It's been a rather cool September, especially the past week, but I LOVE the crisp Fall air as the leaves are turning. In fact we're going to drive up north this weekend to see some gorgeous Fall foliage. Well September have been quite eventful, thanks to Twin Cities Film Fest …

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Twin Cities Film Fest (Oct 19-29): The 2016 lineup is here!

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is thrilled to announce its captivating and critically-lauded lineup for the 2016 festival. The 11-day marathon, running October 19 - October 29 and showcasing 100+ films, will for the first time expand to a second city; in addition to its core screenings and red carpet parties at the Kerasotes …

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FlixChatter Review: Captain Fantastic (2016)

The title of the film may sound like a superhero film but this indie drama is as far away from the ubiquitous genre as it can get. It made me think of The Sound of Music if Captain Von Trapp were to uproot his entire family to the Austrian Alps and homeschooled all his kids instead of hiring Maria. Set …

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Weekend Roundup + Quick thoughts on ‘The Nice Guys’ (2016)

Hello all! It's been quite a whirlwind week for me, what with the TCFF gala on Thursday and also the MN filmmakers interviews on Saturday. But it was a good kind of busy and definitely excited for the 2016 TCFF lineup this year! One of the filmmakers I interviewed was Remy Auberjonois, whose film Blood …

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FlixChatter Interview with Lea Thompson on ‘The Trouble With the Truth’, career longevity in Hollywood and her directing debut

Though it hasn't officially starts until October 19th, the festivities of Twin Cities Film Fest has begun! Last Wednesday I got the chance to meet Lea Thompson just before her MN theatrical premiere of her indie film The Trouble With The Truth. I got to meet both Lea and the film's writer/director Jim Hemphill, here they are at red carpet that …

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FlixChatter Review: The Light Between Oceans (2016)

I have to admit I'm a bit of a sucker for romantic dramas. Not rom-coms, but a genuine heart-wrenching love story that'll get me to cry my eyes out. Well, this film certainly fits into that category. Based on an Australian novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman, we're first introduced to Tom Sherbourne, …

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FlixChatter Review: Blair Witch (2016)

The original Blair Witch Project came out almost 20 years ago and it ignited the found-footage genre. Personally I was never a fan of the original movie or the genre itself. I found the concept to be idiotic and lacking creativity. Initially, I wasn’t that interested in seeing this sequel/remake but when I found out …

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Weekend Roundup: RIP Charmian Carr – My tribute to her performance as Liesl in ‘The Sound of Music’

Happy Monday all! How's your weekend? Mine was quite a busy one and given the glorious weather on Saturday, my hubby and I tried to be outside as much as we could. We made a stop at the Guthrie Theater as we love to visit the endless bridge and get a great view St. Anthony …

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Indie Film Spotlight: ‘The Trouble With the Truth’ + Interview with writer/director Jim Hemphill

Just a month away until the film festivities begin, Twin Cities Film Fest is hosting a Minnesota theatrical premiere of the indie drama The Trouble With The Truth.  Starring Minnesota native, Lea Thompson and written and directed by Minnesota native, Jim Hemphill. Both Ms. Thompson and Mr. Hemphill will be present for a Q&A session following the …

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Music Break: The Age of Adaline soundtrack & interview w/ composer Rob Simonsen

I've been featuring various soundtracks on my Music Break Feature, so I'm thrilled that on my 71st Music Break post, we actually get insights from the composer of the piece I'm featuring: Rob Simonsen! I've mentioned in my review of The Age of Adaline how much I adore the music. I've been quite obsessed with the dreamy, …

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