Two things drew me to “Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus.” No. 1, the title. And No. 2, Michael Cera. As with many indie movies, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was certain of two things: Cera (of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Superbad”) would have me laughing and admiring him, as usual.
Grand Forks Herald, 12/04/2013
My favorite kinds of snow are the big, fat flakes, perfect for Christmas Eve; snow that is soft and fluffy enough for sledding; and last but not least, the “snow” that’s trapped in snow globes.
Grand Forks Herald, 12/01/2013
“What Maisie Knew” chronicles the disintegration of a family in present-day New York City as seen through the eyes of the 7-year-old title character (Onata Aprile).
Grand Forks Herald, 11/28/2013
Name cards add a bit of glitz to any table setting. Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to give your holiday dinner a little extra touch. Pro: The kids can whip these up this while you’re working up a storm in the kitchen.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/23/2013
Julianne Moore stars in “The English Teacher,” a coming-of-age story about Linda, a 45-year-old who has always lived life through the romances and adventures in literature. It always amazes me when filmmakers try to make Moore look less than fabulous, and they’re really trying in this film, though not to its detriment.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/20/2013
Here’s an inexpensive way to make healthy chews for your canine family member.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/17/2013
“V/H/S” is a horror movie from 2012 that brought independent filmmakers and writers together in what felt like a shout-out to an era of audiences all too familiar with VCR “auto-tracking.” So, its sequel, “V/H/S/2,” kind of had some big shoes to fill.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/14/2013
Here’s an easy way to make a hands-free nail polish remover at home. This’ll come in handy if you’re trying to create your own nail art.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/10/2013
“The Woman Who Wasn’t There” documents the ongoing deception of Tania Head, who gained notoriety and fame claiming to be in the Merrill Lynch building during the 9/11 attacks. You go into this film knowing she’s full of it, but that makes it no less gripping or intense.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/07/2013
Sometimes, finding the time to iron can be tricky when you’re constantly on the go. Here’s a way to make your own wrinkle releaser with common items from around the house.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/03/2013