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‘Monsters’ beats zombies, Superman at box office

June 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LOS ANGELES Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Continue Reading

Festival features ‘Images of Future’

March 31, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

“Images of the Future” is the theme for this year’s Red Bridge Film Festival, the films to be shown April 13-17 at the Park Theatre. Continue Reading

Movie industry embraces old enemy: The cellphone

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Looking to buck the line at the Regency Bruin in Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood? It’s fine if you bring your smartphone. Continue Reading

Fargo Film Festival under way

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Oscar-nominated “Incident in New Baghdad’ will be shown Friday, SaturdayThe downtown Fargo Theatre is the headquarters for the Fargo Film Festival with other events taking place at locations in Fargo and Moorhead. Continue Reading

AT THE MOVIES

January 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Now playing at Mitchell’s Luxury 5 Cinemas: Darkest Hour, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, We Bought a Zoo, War Horse, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Continue Reading

OBIT: Bert Schneider, 78, ‘New Hollywood’ producer of ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Last Picture Show’

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Producer Bert Schneider is credited for inspiring a “New Hollywood” band of independent filmmakers and also for co-creating the Monkees pop band. Continue Reading

REEL DEAL: ‘Footloose,’ ‘The Big Year’ … with movie trailers

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Read Roger Moore’s review of ‘Footloose’ with Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, plus get info on new films “The Big Year” and “The Thing,” including where they’re playing and when in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Then, watch the trailers for all three films. Continue Reading

Aftermath of Iraq war art, film come to Bemidji

June 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Bemidji Community Art Center and Saarens Productions will co-host “Navigating the Aftermath,” with an art exhibit opening Friday and the screening of the film “The Unreturned” on July 13 in Bemidji. Continue Reading

UND student wins video award

April 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

NDSU students claim 1st, 2nd prizes in JLG competitionWhere do you learn best? That was the question best answered, in the judges’ opinions, by the winners of JLG’s “Think Outside the Desk” video competition. They were announced at the Empire Arts Center, where the top 10 films were screened Thursday night. Continue Reading

FILM AWARDS: ‘King’s Speech’ rules obvious batch of Oscar bait

January 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“The King’s Speech” won top prizes over the weekend from Hollywood actors and directors, securing its standing as the film to beat at the Feb. 27 Oscars, whose winners mostly look like foregone conclusions. Continue Reading