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Movie Coffin

Movie Coffin

By Howard McQuitter II Jane Russell, 1921-2011 Actress Jane Russell, 89, died the day after the 83rd Academy Awards--February 28--one of the most popular beauties of the silver screen in the 1940s in San Maria,California. She got her first role in the film “Outlaw” (1943) by director Howard Hughes, a movie the censors criticized for [...]

“Bridging Minneapolis” Wins FEAST FUNDING

“Bridging Minneapolis” Wins FEAST FUNDING

‘Bridging Minneapolis,’ the community-arts’ project on both ends of the 24th Street Pedestrian Bridge recently won the public vote at FEAST, a city-wide arts funding competition. The $1,000 proceeds are being used to move the project forward. Watch The Alley as it unfolds! (Contact Dallas Johnson for information and to share your ideas: [...]

Howard’s top 10 movies of 2010

Howard’s top 10 movies of 2010

Howard McQuitter II Movie Corner HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com King’s Speech The King’s Speech is this year’s favorite film for me after pondering on it hours and even days later. Colin Firth (nominated for best actor in a “Single Man” in 2009) plays King George VI. He ascends the throne in Great Britain in 1936, when his brother [...]

The Fighter

The Fighter

Howard McQuitter II Movie Corner HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com The Fighter Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Mickey Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Melessia Leo (Alice Ward), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Bianca Hunter (Cathy Pork Ecklund), Eric McDarmott (Cindy ‘Tar’ Ecklund), Jill Ouigg (Donna Eckund Jaynes), Dendrie Taylor (Gail ‘Red [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

by Howard McQuitter II HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ****1/2 Warner Brothers Fantasy/Drama/Thriller Lagoon Running Time: 146 minutes Rated: PG-13 Director: David Yates The trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are grown up now. We’ve watched these lovely children grow up [...]

Red & Howl

Red & Howl

Red **** Action/Comedy Summit Entertainment Southdale Mega 16 (10) Running Time: 111 minutes Languages: English, Russian Rated:PG13 Director: Robert Schwentke This was a nice mix of cast with action master Bruce Willis, Oscar winners Helen Mirren (“The Queen”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Richard Dreyfuss (“The [...]

Foran has retired from In the Heart of the Beast Theatre A Public Tribute to Honor and Thank Kathee Foran for 14 years at the helm, off stage, dedicated leadership

by Sandy Spieler Thank You Kathee Foran!!!! Please join us in honoring Kathee Foran for her many years of service to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and the Lake Street Business community. A thank you party will take place at In The Heart of the Beast Theatre on November 10th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All are [...]

The Social Network & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

The Social Network & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

      The Social Network The Social Network ***** Columbia Pictures Running Time: 120 minutes PG-13 Director: David Fincher. Hardly a day or two passed after I had seen “The Social Network,” a flash on television announces the 26 year old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is worth 6.9 billion.  Jesse [...]

Animal Kingdom & Centurion

Animal Kingdom & Centurion

by Howard McQuitter Crime Drama Sony Picture Classics Running Time: 113 Minutes Rated: R Writer/Director David Michod Jacki Weaver as (“Mommy”) Jannie Cody matriarch of the Codys, a low-level crime family of sons, gives an excellent performance, Ben Mendelsohn as Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody, one of her most devious sons—a [...]

A New “Ringmaster” at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre

by Harvey Winje In the Heart of the Beast Theatre searched far and wide for an Executive Director to assume the role long and capably performed by Kathee Foran who retired last month.  The Board of Directors chose Loren Niemi.  Loren has a wide-ranging background that includes decades of involvement in local theater and literary circles.   [...]

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