Monday, February 25, 2013
Miss any of Sunday night's big winners? Many are still playing in local theaters.
Miss any of Sunday night's Oscar winners when they first hit the big screen? It isn't too late. Winning an Oscar often prolongs the shelf life of a film, as new audiences line up to see what all the adulation is about. You can find the movies that won the major awards at these nearby theaters: Regal Brooklyn Center Stadium 20, Carmike Wynnsong 15, AMC Showplace Coon Rapids 16, AMC Rosedale 14 and the Heights Theatre. Check out Fridley on Film: Movies Made in Fridley, Movie Actors from Fridley Area Here's a look at the films still playing near Fridley that won top nods Sunday night from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Argo (Best Picture) One sentence plot: When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Commenters add 'Ordinary People' and 'Joe Somebody' to list of films with locally shot scenes or local actors.
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Friday, February 1, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters near Fridley.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here's Patch's roundup of some of the movies playing in the Fridley area: Regal Brooklyn Center Stadium 20, Carmike Wynnsong 15, AMC Showplace Coon Rapids 16, AMC Rosedale 14 and the Heights Theatre. Bullet to the Head One sentence plot: A hitman (Sylvester Stallone) and a New York cop team up to get revenge on the killers who murdered their old partners in this action thriller from veteran tough-guy filmmaker Walter Hill Moviefone viewer score: 55 Reviews: "Like the amped up comeback tour of two rockers who had their heyday sometime in the mid-'80s, Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (48 HRS., The Warriors…
Sunday, March 27, 2011
A few things for your calendar this week.
Highlights for your agenda this week. Monday, March 28 Fridley Charter Commission, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 Nova Jazz, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31 Adult Book Discussion, 10 a.m.–noon Friday, April 1 School Break Movies, 3–5 p.m. (and every other weekday this week)
Monday, January 31, 2011
The University of Minnesota's John Archer charts changing views of suburbs in movies and photographs.
Photographers have done a better job than filmmakers at capturing the complex nature of suburban life, according to University of Minnesota professor John Archer. A local photographer working near Fridley is one of Archer's prime examples of how the makers of still images reflect unexpected suburban realities that motion pictures often pass over. Movies like The Stepford Wives (1975) and American Beauty (1999) broadly satirized suburban America as "a place of hollowness," Archer said in a recent lecture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It's a theme that has persisted in films from the 1970s to the present, he said. Still Images The same theme appears in the photography documenting suburban life over the last 40 years. But many …