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Michael Phillips

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  • To the screen, and back again

    To the screen, and back again
    I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
  • What every parent should know about The Hunger Games

    What every parent should know about The Hunger Games
    Every few years, a publishing phenomenon that captures the interest of young readers, and older ones, translates into a multiplex phenom as well. We got it with “Harry Potter.” We got it—one more movie to go—with “Twilight.&...
  • Roger Ebert returns with 'Roger Ebert presents At the Movies'

     
    Reviewing 'Roger Ebert presents at the Movies'...
  • Cookie Monster and I share a stage for the first (and last?) time

     
    At Chicago Live! tonight: Eric Zorn moderates a post-election panel with K. Sujata, president of the Chicago Foundation for Women, former alderman Dick Simpson and political strategist Don Washington. This could be interesting. Washington is an eloquent,...
  • For many Taylor was simply 'famous for being famous'

     
    In his career retrospective on actress Elizabetth Taylor, who died today at age 79, our Michael Phillips notes, "By the '70s she was famous for being famous." In other words, you have to be roughly 50 to have memories of......
  • Gutsy film director killed in Libya

     
    The New York Times reports: Tim Hetherington, the conflict photographer who was a director and producer of the film “Restrepo,” was killed in the besieged city of Misurata on Wednesday, and three photographers working beside him were wounded....
  • Shock Theater to screen horror movies monthly

     
    Amazing news, classic horror flick lovers: The Wicker Park Arts Center will start hosting monthly creepy old movie nights, starting June 3. From Chicagoist: If there's one thing we know we love, it's classic horror movies being projected in a dark room...
  • Engine28.com, NEA fellows plan to cover L.A. theater scene like a house afire

     
    USC's Annenberg journalism school and the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Journalism Insitute will launch engine28.com journalism project to cover Theatre Communications Group confererence, RADAR L.A. festival and other L.A. theater happenings....
  • Pixar shocker: Critics give 'Cars 2' a big thumbs down

     
    The Wall Street Journal's headline says it all: " 'Cars 2' Is a Dollar-Driven Edsel." OMG! Pixar's amazing critical winning streak is over. And in a big way. Until now, Pixar had released 11 movies, none of which had ever......
  • 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' lacks bite for many critics

     
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1": Just as the "Twilight" series of books and films split fans into two camps (Team Edward and Team Jacob, for the uninitiated) the latest film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" is...
  • 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' is cool and crafted, critics say

     
    "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" has captivated audiences twice already in recent years and introduced an iconic heroine in hacker Lisbeth Salander. Now David Fincher's new English-language version has the challenge of bringing Salander to life while...