Category Archives: Entertainment

Ineffable: Perceptions of Beauty

The Gamut never fails. Okay, maybe I’m a little biased because I wrote a feature on the exhibit but every one I’ve been to has been its own unique experience (kind of the point, I know).

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Bowie: An Icon Inspires Art

A lot of #minneapolis love at the #bowieexhibit at @gamutgallerympls

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I didn’t grow up on David Bowie, but I have always heard his name come up whenever talk turned to legendary artists. He was one of those seemed like he didn’t have an age, and he would never die. Unfortunately cancer took his life, but not before he made one final album.

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Kelsey Sutton Releases “The Lonely Ones”

A wonderfully talented Minnesota-based writer named Kelsey Sutton, whom I also have the pleasure of calling my friend, had the launch party for her third book (first for middle school readers) called The Lonely Ones. And I had the pleasure of attending.

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Remembering Prince

One of many examples of a great artist inspiring art…..#ripprince

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You just knew about him as if knowledge of his existence was part of your genetic makeup if you were born within the state lines. The closer you got to the Twin Cities the more stories you heard about him.

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“400 Days” Article and Premiere

It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here, but I’m going to try and keep this thing going on a more constant basis.

On New Years Eve I interviewed Minnesota-based director Matt Osterman who wrote and directed the sc-fi thriller 400 Days. It stars Dane Cook, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman, and Tom Cavanagh. It was a great chat, and the movie was really good, too. It definitely makes you thinks.

There’s loads of info on the process of making the film on a very small budget, and how it came to the first movie under SyFy’s new film label.

The movie is available now VOD and other streaming services.

Here’s the City Pages article!

 

 

Article Link: Vermin Web Series Kickstarter

I interviewed Tim Wick and Gordon Smuder about the Kickstarter they relaunched for their web series, Vermin, which also stars Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It turned into quite a nice chat  about writing for puppets (write as if they’re people), and trying to get away from the stigma that puppets are just for kids.

They were very cool guys, and I look forward to talking to them again about more of their work.

Here’s the link to the article!

 

 

At The Movies: Terminator Genisys

I’ve been excited about Terminator Genisys for a while. While I was excited as everyone else that ArnoldSchwarzenegger was coming back I was also excited about the casting decisions of the main roles: Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Jason Clarke (no relation) as John Connor.  Matt Smith (Doctor Who) also has a cool part.

In the movie, Reese is sent back in time to 1984 by John Connor to save Sarah Connor from the original Terminator. Little do they know that things have actually changed, and Schwarzenegger’s Terminator is actually on Sarah’s side. So they go forward in time to 2017 just before the birth of Skynet which is at the time called Genisys. They find John there, but find out he’s changed, too, thanks to being attacked by a machine (Smith) just before Reese is sent to save Sarah. He’s now pro-Skynet and he’s what’s standing between them and the launch of Genisys/Skynet.

The movie moved a long pretty well, and there was plenty of action. Despite it being a serious movie there were definite moments of humor, and Schwarzenegger was really good being back in one of the roles that catapulted him to stardom so many years back. Both Courtney and Clarke were solid as Kyle and Sarah, and worked pretty well together. Although there was one plot line that seemed to miss a little buildup (maybe I’ll talk about it in another post later this week after people have seen the movie). Jason Clarke was awesome as John Connor (when isn’t he awesome?).

Also, for the Whovians out there (Doctor Who fans), Matt Smith has a pretty cool part. Oh, there also is one scene after the first part of the credits. It’s kind of important.

I thinks it’s definitely worth a trip to the theaters to watch, especially in IMAX 3D if you can cover the extra cost.

Now, go forth and watch the humans attempt to dismantle Skynet….again.