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  • Grisham is back with a legal thriller

     "The Racketeer" by John Grisham, Doubleday, 340 pages, $28.95.   Malcolm Bannister, a former attorney, is now serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison for racketeering. He was innocent. His wife divorced him and he is afraid that his 6-year-old son...
  • Sony rules with No. 1 'Hotel Transylvania,' runner-up 'Looper'

    "Hotel Transylvania" sank its teeth into the competition this weekend, as the animated film easily ruled the box office. The 3-D monster flick, which features classic characters such as Dracula and the Mummy, had the biggest September opening ever with...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck

    Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck
    Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback. “That narrative has been...
  • Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes

    Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes
    Two new movies are out about growing up and finding acceptance — a broad comedy ("Pitch Perfect") and moving drama ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). "Pitch Perfect" mixes gleeful musical numbers with raunchy campus antics. Freshman Becca (Anna...
  • In 'Argo,' Ben Affleck trades Boston crime for Tehran troubles

    It's no secret that Massachusetts native Ben Affleck loves Boston. After all, "Good Will Hunting" — the film that put him and Matt Damon on the Hollywood map — was set there, as were his first two directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The...
  • Lagunans find success as authors

    Lagunans find success as authors
    Laguna is filled with artists, but one art form seems to fly a little more under the radar — writing. Sure, "Savages" author Don Winslow is a household name now, thanks to the movie that hit theaters this past summer and his other books, but for...
  • Fourth 'Paranormal' is No. 1, but opens well below predecessors

    Fourth 'Paranormal' is No. 1, but opens well below predecessors
    "Paranormal Activity 4" may have claimed No. 1 at the box office this weekend, but its opening may be frightening Paramount Pictures about the future of its horror franchise. The fourth entry in the low-budget series -- which began playing at 9 p.m....
  • Local filmmakers getting another look

    Local filmmakers getting another look
    The one art house cinema in town to regularly spotlight the work of local filmmakers, the Siskel Film Center, brings back a handful of its more popular Chicago-made films of the last year, including "Band of Sisters," the documentary about nuns' views...
  • Holdover 'Argo' beats four newcomers on slow moviegoing weekend

    Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" — the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days — still seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top...
  • Reel Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' stretches through time

    Reel Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' stretches through time
    "Cloud Atlas" is a magnificent patchwork quilt of a movie. It crosses several film genres sprawling across many centuries of time and space. It boggles your mind with dazzling visuals. It features heart-pounding action with sometimes graphic violence....
  • Film review: Return of the live-action Zemeckis

    Film review: Return of the live-action Zemeckis
    From the ads and trailers, you might think that “Flight” is some sort of legal thriller, with Denzel Washington's character being unfairly accused or even framed; and you'd be about 10% right. In fact, “Flight” is primarily a moral...