Happy Halloween! October is traditionally known for the fall season and for hosting Halloween on the last day of the month. Likewise film distributors tend to look at October as a good time to release horror and slasher films for Halloween on fight-seeking audiences across the country, and around the world. October, however, has a long history of major motion picture releases that is not strictly limited to the horror genre. Read on to see our list of impressive October releases, and enjoy your Halloween Weekend! Continue reading →
A new trailer has just been released for the new X-Men sequel/independent-stand-alone feature Logan, once again starring Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables, Prisoners) as the Wolverine. This may very well be Jackson’s last outing with the character. Logan appears to take place in a distant, grim-looking future, where his mutation is failing and he plays guardian for Charles Xavier, now suffering from Alzheimers Disease. While the two cope with the loss of the mutants and the X-Men, Wolverine must battle a corporate conglomerate whose only goal seems to be to destroy the world. Just as the two mutants reach the verge of losing hope, they discover a young girl, or clone, who possesses Logan’s same gift of regeneration, and who may very-well-be their only hope of defeating Essex.
Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Charles Xavier, joining Jackman under the direction of The Wolverine director James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma). Mangold assisted in writing the project with screenwriters David James Kelly and Michael Green (Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049), both newcomers to the X-Men movie universe. Boyd Holbrook (Milk, Gone Girl), Stephan Merchant (Hall Pass, The Big Bang Theory), Richard E. Grant (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Corpse Bride), and Dafne Keen (The Refugees) all appear in the supporting cast. Sadly, no other familiar faces in terms of X-Men or mutants in general are expected to be seen in the film. Continue reading →
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Saint Paul When: Friday, October 21st @ 8PM
After successfully bringing D.R.A.M to Minneapolis awhile back, Red Bull and Greenroom Magazine are teaming up yet again to bring Mick Jenkins to Minnesota. The Chicago rapper has proved time and time again that he’s one of the windy cities top lyricists. The event will also feature St. Louis’ own Smino, and hometown favorite Dizzy Fae; can’t beat that lineup for only $3. This show is 18+ and tickets are $10 without RSVP, so make sure to click the link below.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, October 25th @ 7PM
Mac Miller has had a resurgence as of late. The Pittsburgh rapper is rumored to have struck a $10 million dollar deal with Warners back in 2014 and released a solid project in Macadelic. Fast forward to today and he’s now dating Ariana Grande while pushing his new album Divine Feminine. He’ll be at First Avenue in a couple of weeks with Soulection, Lakim and ClockworkDJ, no word yet on any local openers. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $35, click the link below to buy yours now.
Director Sydney Lumet‘s 1973 undercover police drama Serpico earned Al Pacino his second Oscar nomination for Best Actor. While it was another in a long-running streak of Oscar nominations for Pacino that resulted in no wins until 1992’s Scent of a Woman, Serpico‘s other Oscar nomination was for Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriters Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy, The Day of the Locust) and Norman Wexler (Saturday Night Fever, Staying Alive). Although Serpico proved to be the last Oscar-worthy project of Wexler’s, Waldo Salt had a much longer, and much darker story in Hollywood screenwriting history.
Waldo Salt was born on October 18, 1914 and grew up in Chicago an accomplished academic. He was so accomplished, in fact, that he graduated from Stanford University at the same time his friends were graduating from high school. Shortly thereafter, Salt was in Hollywood working as a screenwriter for MGM. There he worked on and assisted with various writing projects, but his first solo writing adaptation was with a 1937 film called The Bride Wore Red. The next year, Salt joined the American Communist Party, putting himself on the radar for the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Red Scare/McCarthy era 12 years later. Continue reading →
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, October 19th @ 7:30PM
L.A. MC, Busdriver, will be in town tonight for his “Supercare” tour. Presented by Radio K, the event will also feature the likes of Metasota and Andre Mariette; two Minnesota artists who have proved that they are more than capable. This one is 18+ and advance tickets are still available for $12 ($15 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, October 19th @ 9PM
This Wednesday is looking like a good one for music in Minneapolis. Among the many things going on, the Kitty Cat Klub is looking like a solid place to be. Dubbed “It’s Not My Birthday,” this event will feature performances from Windsor, Poppa, TRNSTYL, Mike The Martyr, and Axel Foley. This one is 21+ and the door is FREE, click the below for more information.
The Dogg Pound is one of our favorite houses in Minneapolis. Although we no longer spend much time there, we still have a ton of respect for all of the people who live/ co-exist there. This Halloween they’ll turn their usually hot and sweaty end of summer bash (dogg days of summer) into a costume party. The Crash Bandits, Glow Mechanics and Beasthead will all take the stage with plenty of time for dancing afterwards. This is a 21+ party and BYOB is highly encouraged, click the link below for more info.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, October 22nd @ 9PM
PRIZMATIC will be back this Saturday for a second round at the Nomad. Part II will feature Ced Linus, Nsikak, Blackk, and Prizm, rounding out what should be a good night. This event is 21+ and the door is $7, click the link below for more info.
The cheeseburger is about as American as it gets, whether you’re kickin back at a dive bar or eating at one of the fanciest places in town, you’re sure to find one on the menu. As we all know, Minneapolis is home to a unique brand of burger, the Jucy Lucy. While Marquee restaurants like Matt’s Bar and 5-8’s Club fight over inventors rights, one place in the Twin Cities has created an entirely new lane for the cheese-filled burgers. The Blue Door Pub has quickly risen the ranks to becoming the “go to” place to get “Minneapolis’ burger” or the popular blue-cheese filled Blucy, the good people at The Blue Door are taking things to the next level. The original St. Paul location is great (a tad small), but Minneapolis’ Longfellow location has them beat by a mile. The dining room is much larger resulting in shorter wait times and a more enjoyable atmosphere. Throw in $2 drafts from local brewers (Indeed, Summit) during happy hour (2PM-5PM) and a clear cut winner starts to emerge. The menu is chalk full of tasty Frankenstein like burgers, take the “Hawaiian” for example. This Jucy Lucy comes stuffed with pineapple, Canadian bacon and mozzarella cheese making for an extremely daunting sight when placed in front of you. Bacon Lucy? Sure, stuffed with cheddar and bacon it’s definitely a favorite among regulars. All in all, The Blue Door Pub is for the adventurous; Matt’s Bar retains it’s true spot as THE home of the Jucy Lucy, but The Blue Door Pub is for people who want to spice things up. If you’re ever in the Longfellow area, or if you some how manage to get a table in St. Paul; stop in and grab yourself one of the Cities’ best burgers.