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Raising Cane’s Chicken

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Location: 825 Washington Ave SE #104, Minneapolis
P: 612-378-3243
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10:30AM-10PM, Fri-Sat: 10:30AM-Midnight

Cane’s is one of those places that you might pass everyday without noticing it, but once you stop in you’re hooked, possibly for life. Situated in Minneapolis’ Stadium Village neighborhood, Cane’s has quickly become a local favorite among hungry University of Minnesota students. Originally based solely in Louisiana, Cane’s specializes in premium chicken; they only have chicken strips and chicken sandwiches…that’s it. The simplicity of the menu adds to the greatness of the restaurant, you know the chicken’s good when that’s all they serve. For all my sauce savvy eaters beware, Cane’s strictly prohibits any other condiment but their own “Cane’s Sauce” which tastes like a mixture of familiar flavors (Thousand islands?), but is still very much a mystery. This place wont put too much of a beating on your wallet either and I’ve found it to be a great hangover cure as well. Stop in and get a taste of what you’ve been missing.

New Documentary ‘The Look of Silence’ Now Playing In Theaters

A new documentary titled The Look of Silence from director Joshua Oppenheimer (The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase, The Globalisation Tapes) is now playing in theaters across the country. A follow-up by Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated 2012 documentary The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence follows a family that survives the recent genocides in Indonesia (that was the subject of The Act of Killing) as they confront the men responsible for carrying out the heinous acts against them. The film has received generally positive reviews, particularly at the New York, Venice, and Toronto International Film festivals, although some critics have stated that it does not live-up to the intriguing storytelling and filmmaking Oppenheimer displayed in The Act of Killing. Regardless of what the critics say I would definitely recommend seeing this one if you enjoy good documentary filmmaking, but be sure to watch The Act of Killing first, as Oppenheimer conceived of this new film being the ‘Part 2’ of Act of Killing from the beginning. Check your local listings for showtimes and locations. Enjoy!

David Spade Officially Returning For ‘Joe Dirt 2’ At Sony Pictures Crackle

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We had followed an article back in the Spring about David Spade possibly returning for a potential Joe Dirt sequel that would be released through Sony Pictures streaming service Crackle, and now we have some official follow-up news. Now Crackle has released official word that the film will, in fact, begin filming next month and Spade will return to star, co-write, and executive produce the new film. Also back from the original is co-writer Fred Wolf, who will also take on the directing responsibilities. So even though this is another sequel project in this cinematic age of sequels and remakes, there may actually be some legitimate laughs in store for us. There is no official word on the plot for the new film, except that it will supposedly pick up right where the original left off. Happy Madison Productions will produce the film which will be filmed in Louisiana and is expected to be released sometime next year.

Nardwuar vs 2 Chainz


G.O.O.D Music’s own 2 Chainz will be gracing the stage at this year’s Soundset Music Festival. As we get closer and closer to the big day, it’s only right that we continue showcasing the lineup through Nardwuar interviews. Nard is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining interviewers out there, check out the clip above and keep an eye out for the next one.

McConaughey Continues Hot Streak With New HBO Drama ‘True Detective’

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Matthew McConaughey is making a pretty impressive comeback in Hollywood these days. The 45 year old actor has appeared in several major films in the last couple years, one of which has now earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. McConaughey began taking on more challenging roles back in 2011 with The Lincoln Lawyer from director Brad Furman. The actor then appeared in director Jeff Nichols’ Mud (2012), in which he plays an escaped prisoner who evades law enforcement with the help of two young boys. His most recent appearances, however, have been his most popular projects of his career. McConaughey played a small part in Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Wall Street has already received five Oscar nominations and earned Leonardo DiCaprio a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Although McConaughey’s role in the film was very small, his next lead project would bring him to a new level on Hollywood’s list of A-list actors. Dallas Buyers Club follows the story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), an electrician who begins hustling illegal AIDS medication over the US/Mexican border after he, himself, is diagnosed with the disease. Dallas has already earned McConaughey and Jared Leto Golden Globes for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, and has also been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (McConaughey), and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto).

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With the Academy Awards coming up soon, Hollywood is waiting to see if McConaughey will join the ranks of the Oscar-winners, the actor’s next project is already well underway on HBO. True Detective, which aired on HBO earlier this month, follows two Louisiana detectives as they recount the details of a homicide case they worked together in 1995. The show was created by Nic Pizzolatto, who won a Writers Guild of America award for AMC’s crime drama The Killing, and co-stars Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan. There haven’t been any talks of award nominations or anything like that as of yet, but with the first season already six episodes in, the screenwriting has proven superbly written, and McConaughey is delivering a performance few in Hollywood thought he had ten years ago when he was appearing in movies like How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days (2003), Sahara (2005), and Failure To Launch (2006). If he keeps this up, McConaughey could very well continue to rise up as a veteran actor in Hollywood. The actor will next be appearing in The Dark Knight and Inception director Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Interstellar, which is due out in November and co-stars Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, and Michael Caine. You can catch up on True Detective, and continue with the new series on HBO.