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Sean Penn spotted in Duluth, 83 years ago
Did you know that Sean Penn was photographed in Duluth sometime between August 1929 and March 1930? Well, it was someone who looked like Sean Penn, not that anybody in Duluth knew who Sean Penn was ...
5/15/13 at 12:01 AM 'Lincoln' at library 4/25/13 at 12:00 AM
For young filmmakers 4/17/13 at 12:00 AM
Screen time: Review of 'Pain and Gain'
A couple things about Michael Bay's new movie "Pain and Gain." PRO: Michael Bay FINALLY stops taking himself so seriously. In one scene, crippled Tony Shalhoub (Monk from "Monk") tries to pick a bun...
5/8/13 at 5:15 PM Screen time: 'Oblivion,' review of 'The Place Beyond the Pines' 4/25/13 at 10:51 AM
MY 5: Worst horror movie remakes 4/21/13 at 6:00 PM
Gene & Patricia
I've said it many times before. In addition to not having to have a real job, television has given me the opportunity to talk with a lot of peopleI would never get the chance to talk with in real life...
4/6/13 at 5:46 AM Bob on Screen 9/25/12 at 2:47 PM
Blu-Ray Giveaway 9/11/12 at 5:40 PM
Movie Review: The Artist
I was afraid The Artist would be a pretentious piece of crud, partly because it had won so many awards, and partly because it was both in black-and-white and almost without sound. After all, using bl...
3/17/13 at 4:56 PM The New Oz Movie 3/8/13 at 11:50 AM
Candidates for Worst Movie 2/19/13 at 1:15 PM
Big Day Tomorrow On The Tales
Recently, my other job has been requiring more of my attention than normal. Sensing my stress level rising, Summer Sidekick volunteered to write a guest blog for The Tales. You will recall SSK shredde...
2/26/13 at 10:20 AM Side Effects: Reviewed 2/15/13 at 1:06 PM
Silver Linings Playbook: Reviewed 1/29/13 at 4:21 PM
'Trailer Park Boys' star talks Duluth, NHL lockout, Colorado and Washington marijuana laws
Duluth will catch a whiff of Sunnyvale today when the cast of the hit Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys makes a stop on the Dear Santa Claus, Go (bleep) Yourself tour. The mockumentary-style show,...
12/13/12 at 1:00 AM Zombies, monsters and superheroes have left the woodwork 10/19/11 at 12:00 AM
Gadhafi: Pop culture meets reality 8/24/11 at 12:00 AM
Flickchart - Ep. 71
9/12/12 at 8:06 AM Overrated! - Ep. 70 9/4/12 at 10:38 PM
"Serenity" Review - Ep. 69 8/28/12 at 10:42 PM
Shelley's Five Favorites in the Forks
The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to assist visitors in every way we can, so we are starting a new addition to our blog. We are asking members of our team as well as...
8/28/12 at 11:25 AM
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman has always been one of my favorite superheros, since he (along with Ironman) has to use other means of fighting than actual super powers. Batman uses training and technology, mostly, in his dri...
7/23/12 at 8:22 AM Quote Quiz 6.29.12 - ANSWERS 6/29/12 at 2:14 PM
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 6/28/12 at 7:27 PM
$2 Kid Movies
The Kid's Dream Summer Film Series begins Tuesday, June 19 at Marcus Theaters. Movies are at 10:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and admission is $2 for each person. The series runs each week ...
6/15/12 at 7:04 PM Kids Film Series 2/2/12 at 8:34 PM
How Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans Got Ripped For 'The Avengers'
What does it take to get into super hero shape? The Avengers staring Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Evans as Captain America had to get in awesome shape for the summer blockbuster 'The Av...
5/7/12 at 11:26 AM
The Grown-Up World of Make Believe
Movies arent real. While ostensibly, most grownups agree on this, we frequently dont act as if we do. Its not so much that we look over our shoulders for zombies or vampires as that we gaze at our ba...
2/23/12 at 3:52 PM
Areavoices Digest #36 - What is the worst movie of all time?
We all have our choices. For me, it was a movie called "The Sweetest Thing" starring Cameron Diaz. Normally, I really enjoychick flicks andromantic comedies. But this is unworthy of being on the same ...
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Where credit is due...
I went to the movies today with Cheyenne and her friend Abby. "Went" is loosely defined as chauffeured, paid for the tickets and concessions and was reluctantly allowed to sit a row behind them. Oh th...
5/28/11 at 10:37 PM
Studio and Stage
Who would've thought that teaching English in China would lead to seeing a World Music Festival and a chance to be on TV? But surprises are expected. When I came to China last fall, I was greeted wi...
4/27/11 at 10:56 AM