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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

What’s new in theaters and for home viewing this week – Twin Cities

MOVIES OPENING IN THEATERS > Friday, Oct. 27 “All I See is You”: Blake Lively is a blind woman who regains her sight, only to have her marriage start to crumble. R “Goodbye Chr… → Read More

John Carroll Lynch says he was lucky to direct the late Harry Dean Stanton

Guthrie Theater fans remember John Carroll Lynch as the actor who dazzled them in a series of character roles in the ’80s and ’90s. Movie lovers are most apt to know him as either the p… → Read More

Twin Cities actor is famous for portraying famous men (this time it’s LBJ) – Twin Cities

Pearce Bunting began to figure out how to portray Lyndon Baines Johnson (in “All the Way,” opening Saturday at History Theatre) while visiting the late president ‘s bedroom. Bunti… → Read More

What’s new in theaters and for home viewing this week – Twin Cities

IN THEATERS > FRIDAY, OCT. 6 “Blade Runner 2049”: Advance word on the belated sequel, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, is very, very good. R “My Little Pony”: I m… → Read More

Watching ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a win-lose proposition

Billie Jean King demolished Bobby Riggs in tennis' "Battle of the Sexes" and her story does the same thing to his in the movie. → Read More

As Guthrie stages ‘Watch on the Rhine,’ more on playwright Lillian Hellman’s exciting life

When Guthrie Theater announced its 2017-18 season last spring, the biggest surprise may have been the news that the theater had never produced a play by Lillian Hellman. That changes Saturday, with… → Read More

Ivey Awards honor best in local theater for 2017

List of 2017 Ivey Award winners among Minneapolis-St. Paul theatrical productions. → Read More

Children’s hockey play stirs up a hornet’s nest – Twin Cities

Audiences who see the first Minnesota hockey musical, “The Abominables,” at Children’s Theatre Company this weekend will be seeing a much different show from what audiences saw la… → Read More

‘Hoopla Train’ variety show will touch your inner Lawrence Welk

"Hoopla Train" toured Minnesota's ballrooms in 2015. And it is coming to the three Twin Cities ballrooms with music, dancing, variety sketches and more. → Read More

Theater review: ‘Aladdin’ pulls out all the stops with showstopper to end all showstoppers

The stage version of Disney’s “Aladdin” is more eager to please than a dozen puppies greeting their owner at the door when she gets home from a long day at the dog-treat factory. … → Read More

‘Stronger’ review: True story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor aims high

"Stronger" is being marketed as a triumph-over-adversity true story, which it is. But it's also something much more. → Read More

Theater review: ‘Abominables’ hockey musical shoots and, sometimes, scores – Twin Cities

Like many a youth hockey team at the beginning of the season, “The Abominables” feels like a work in progress. The world-premiere musical, which kicks off Children’s Theatre Compa… → Read More

What’s new in theaters and for home viewing this week – Twin Cities

IN THEATERS > FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 “Stronger”: Jake Gyllenhaal, in the truth-based story of a man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time: at the finish line of the Boston Marathon … → Read More

Highs and lows in Ordway’s ‘In the Heights’

The most interesting way to look at “In the Heights” is as an archaeological artifact from way, way back in 2005. That’s when the show, with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book… → Read More

How to create ‘Aladdin’s’ six-minute showstopper on stage? Start with the movie …

With "Aladdin" riding its magic carpet into Minneapolis next week, its director/choreographer talks about what went into its six-minute-long showstopper. → Read More

Hockey on stage? Children’s Theatre does it, with music (and in-line skates)

Most Minnesotans probably have a sense of how difficult it is to play hockey at a high level. Now, add to that singing and dancing and you have an idea of what’s happening in Children’s… → Read More

Review: Get ready for a ‘Mother!’ of a movie

"Mother" movie review: However strange you've heard "Mother!" is, I guarantee the Jennifer Lawrence creepfest is much stranger. → Read More

The quest and questions of ‘Man of La Mancha’ almost impossibly current – Twin Cities

“When life seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?” That quotation feels completely of-the-moment, but it comes from Miguel de Cervantes’ four-century-old “Don Quixote.… → Read More

Vince Flynn’s widow says her husband would have loved ‘American Assassin’

As you read this, Minnesota’s Lysa Flynn is either getting ready for the red carpet premiere of “American Assassin” in Hollywood, or walking the carpet or breathing a sigh of reli… → Read More

Fall movies 2017: Vince Flynn's 'American Assassin' and more

Here are the fall 2017 movies we're looking forward to the most, including Vince Flynn's "American Assassin." → Read More