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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG-13) (3) [Rude humor, including some reckless behavior and language.] — While his California parents, an unemployed aeronautics engineer (Steve [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Dracula Untold” (PG-13) (3) [Intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images, and some sensuality.]  — When his Transylvanian kingdom and family (Sarah Gadon and Art Parkinson) are threatened after [...]

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by Bonnie Boberg Burnsville Historical Society Where did this summer go? After our exciting 1939 exhibit at the Ames Center this past spring, the Burnsville Historical Society board members took a well-deserved summer vacation. But we don’t want you to think we ignored history during the past few months. Most of us kept our love [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For past columns, click here. “Déjà Vu” (PG-13) (2) [Language, brief sexuality, and a scene of drug use.] [DVD only] — Frustratingly and surprisingly puzzle pieces ultimately don’t fit in this disappointing, far-fetched, theoretically messy, [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Bobby” (R) (3.5) [Language, drug content, and a scene of violence.] [DVD only] — Emilio Estevez’s eerily relevant, captivating, riveting, but somewhat uneven fictionalized story that follows a group of [...]

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by the Rev. Paul Jarvis  Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Oct. 4 is the feast day of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and friend to the poor. Like Mother Teresa and Albert Schweitzer and Dr. Martin Luther King, St. Francis is one of those inspiring saints who everyone admires, no matter one’s [...]

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