Twin Cities Live


On March 26, 2014, I became the film critic for Twin Cities Live, a daily talk show based in St. Paul, MN. If you live in the Twin Cities area, you can catch me every Friday on KSTP 3-4 pm, streaming on their website at or the replay at 1:00-2:00 am. If you don’t, I post each of the segments on here my website.

November 10, 2017

1. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp (theatrical release)
2. CARS 3, Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo (home release)

November 3, 2017

1. THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo (theatrical release)
2. WONDERSTRUCK, Starring: Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley (theatrical release)

October 13, 2017

1. MARSHALL, Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad (theatrical release)
2. SPIELBERG, Starring: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks (home release)
3. THE BEGUILED, Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell (home release)

October 6, 2017

1. BLADE RUNNER 2049, Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford (theatrical release)
2. THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba (theatrical release)
3. GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO, Starring: Lady Gaga (home release)

September 29, 2017

1. BATTLE OF THE SEXES, Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell (theatrical release)
2. AMERICAN MADE, Starring: Tom Cruise, Domnhall Gleeson (theatrical release)
3. THE BIG SICK, Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan (home release)

September 22, 2017

1. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, Starring: Jackie Chan, Dave Franco (theatrical release)
2. KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, Starring: Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, (theatrical release

September 15, 2017

My review of American Assassin, plus my interviews with Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien, and Taylor Kitsch

September 8, 2017

1. IT, Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher (theatrical release)
2. HOME AGAIN, Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander (theatrical release)

August 18, 2017

1. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson (theatrical release)
plus three summer movies not to miss out on: Dunkirk, Baby Driver, Wonder Woman

August 11, 2017
1. ANNABELLE: CREATION (theatrical release)
2. GIRLS TRIP, Starring: Queen Latifah, Regina Hall (theatrical release)

August 4, 2017

1. DETROIT, Starring: Will Poulter, John Boyega, Anthony Mackie (theatrical release)
2. THE DARK TOWER, Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey (theatrical release)

July 28, 2017
1. ATOMIC BLONDE, Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy (theatrical release)
2. WILSON, Starring: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern (home release)
3. GIFTED, Starring: Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer (home release)

July 21, 2017
1. DUNKIRK, Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy (theatrical release)
2. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson (theatrical release)
3. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron (home release)

June 30, 2017

1. DESPICABLE ME 3, Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig (theatrical release)
2. BABY DRIVER, Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey (theatrical release)
3. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, Starring: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson (home release)

June 9, 2017

1. THE MUMMY, Starring: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe (theatrical release)
2. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens (home release)

June 2, 107
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1. WONDER WOMAN, Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine (theatrical release)
2. GET OUT, starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams (home release)

May 26, 2017

1. BAYWATCH, Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron (theatrical release)
3. LOGAN, Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart (home release)

May 19, 2017

1. ALIEN: COVENANT, Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston
2. SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field

May 12, 2017

1. SNATCHED, Starring: Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes (theatrical release)
2. A MONSTER CALLS, Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver (home release)

May 5, 2017

1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell (theatrical release)
2. SPLIT, Starring: James McAvoy, Betty Buckley (home release)

April 28, 2017
Special Prom Edition! We take a look back at prom at the movies.

1. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, Starring: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger
2. CARRIE, Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, John Travolta
3. FOOTLOOSE, Starring: Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Sarah Jessica Parker

April 14, 2017 – ALL home release picks!

1. HIDDEN FIGURES, Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
2. PATRIOTS DAY, Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons
3. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, Starring: Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes

April 7, 2017

1. GOING IN STYLE, Starring: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin (theatrical release)
2. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna (home release)

March 31 , 2017

1. GHOST IN THE SHELL, Starring: Scarlett Johansson (theatrical release)
2. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, Starring: Eddie Redmayne (home release)

March 24, 2017

1. LIFE, Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds (theatrical release)
2. T2 TRAINSPOTTING, Starring: Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller (theatrical release)
3. JACKIE, Starring: Natalie Portman (home release)

March 17, 2017

1. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens (theatrical release)
2. MOANA, Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson (home release)

Segment #110
March 10, 2017

1. KONG: SKULL ISLAND, Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson (theatrical release)
2. ARRIVAL, Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner (home release)

March 3, 2017

1. LOGAN, Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart (theatrical release)
2. TABLE 19, Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow (theatrical release)
3. NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams (home release)

February 10, 2017

1. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera (theatrical release)
2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER, Starring: Dakota Johnson, Will Arnett (theatrical release)

February 3, 2017

3 Must-See Movies to watch before the Oscars: LA LA LAND, MOONLIGHT, FENCES

January 13, 2017

1. PATRIOTS DAY, Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman (theatrical release)
2. LIVE BY NIGHT, Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning (theatrical release)
3. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, Starring: Louis C.K., Kevin Hart (home release discussion)

December 16, 2016

1. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, Starring: Felicty Jones, Mads Mikkelson
2. LA LA LAND, Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

December 9, 2016

1. MISS SLOANE, Starring: Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow (theatrical release)
2. OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, Starring: Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller (theatrical release)
3. A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS, Starring: Bill Murray (home release)

December 2, 2016

1. MOANA, Starring: Dwayne Johnson (theatrical release)
2. MOONLIGHT, Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris (theatrical release)

*plus, Steve Patterson and I argue over the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life

November 11, 2016

1. ARRIVAL, Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker (theatrical release)
2. BAD MOMS, Starring: Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn (home release)

November 4, 2016

1. TROLLS, Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake (Theatrical release)
2. DOCTOR STRANGE, Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton (theatrical release)
3. HACKSAW RIDGE, Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn (theatrical release)

October 28, 2016

It’s time my annual Halloween picks. I have four alternative titles that are worth a watch this season. Two for the family and two super scary ones for late at night!

1. THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS, Starring: Bette Davis, Kyle Richards
2. HAUNTED HONEYMOON, Starring: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner
3. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams
4. HUSH, Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher, Jr

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