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Drama (genre)

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  • CTA fare drama: Here we go again

    CTA fare drama: Here we go again
    Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?" This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
  • Why some TV shows only film exterior scenes in Chicago

    Why some TV shows only film exterior scenes in Chicago
    The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it. The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
  • The original angry birds

    The original angry birds
    Something is pecking to get inside the country house in the play "The Birds," now at Mosaic Theatre in Plantation. And something is threatening to claw its way out, too. In between is where the suspense patiently perches in a drama by Conor McPherson,...
  • 'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television

    'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television
    It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year. But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
  • Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'
    Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
  • Interview: 'Homeland' star Mandy Patinkin's passion? Singing

    Interview: 'Homeland' star Mandy Patinkin's passion? Singing
    Yes, Mandy Patinkin saw "Saturday Night Live" spoof "Homeland" in a sketch this month. And no, the South Side native and Kenwood Academy High School alum wasn't insulted by Bill Hader's impression of him or the exaggerated impersonations of his "Homeland"...
  • 'The Americans' begins filming for FX

    'The Americans' begins filming for FX
    Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have begun filming "The Americans" for FX in Brooklyn. I'm looking forward to the series, a Cold War spy drama set in the 1980s and scheduled to premiere in January 2013. It comes from "Falling Skies" producer Joe Weisberg,...
  • Tracy Letts plays his part in illuminating Edward Albee's 'Woolf'

    NEW YORK — Tracy Letts has his hands full these days writing plays and preparing for the release of the movie version of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County." But he's added another formidable task to his agenda: elucidating...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' named best 2012 film by National Board of Review

    "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
  • Real Snake on a Plane Forces Emergency Landing

    Real Snake on a Plane Forces Emergency Landing
    Ninety passengers aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Kuwait could have used actor Samuel L. Jackson this week after a snake reportedly bit a Jordanian man who smuggled the reptile onboard. Jackson’s character in the movie “Snakes on a Plane”...
  • Gerard Butler won't score at box office with 'Playing for Keeps'

    Gerard Butler won't score at box office with 'Playing for Keeps'
    After Gerard Butler's latest film flops at the box office this weekend, the actor could be benched from Hollywood's A team. Butler's cold streak at the multiplex is set to continue with "Playing for Keeps," a soccer-themed romantic comedy that may debut...