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  • Middle Men

    Middle Men
    2 stars Far too much of the loosely factual Internet-porn origin myth "Middle Men," set on the fringes of the 1990s adult-entertainment industry in Southern California, is relayed through voice-over narration read by Luke Wilson. Nobody minded when Ray...
  • 'The Expendables'

    2 stars The cinematic equivalent of Ribfest, Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" is all gristle and meat, featuring more leathery tough guys than "Cruising," "The Dirty Dozen" and the '80s and '90s Cannon films canon put together. Is it fun? Sort of....
  • 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'

    3 stars It's easy to make a movie in a style approximating that of a comic book or graphic novel. "Sin City" did it. "Road to Perdition" did it. "Watchmen" and "Kick-Ass" did it. As did "Ghost World." Except for that last one, the others fell short as...
  • 'The Switch'

    2 1/2 stars Set in Manhattan, "The Switch" is all over the place, but around the halfway point it starts getting interesting and the people who put it together are at least working in a realm of reasonable intelligence and wit and respect for the...
  • About Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips

    Michael Phillips is the film critic of the Chicago Tribune, and was co-host of the long-running nationally syndicated TV show "At the Movies" in its final season, after filling in for Roger Ebert off and on since 2006. He covers movies for CLTV and can be...
  • Classic Final Day to MAC Tools U.S. Nationals

    Classic Final Day to MAC Tools U.S. Nationals
    Larry Dixon kept his perfect final round streak alive Monday by racing to his 10th win of the season at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, the world's most prestigious drag race. Ashley Force Hood, Greg Stanfield and LE Tonglet also were...
  • Chicago schools, preventing violence, and the arts on Chicago Live! this week (Plus a code for discount tickets)

    Chicago schools, preventing violence, and the arts on Chicago Live! this week (Plus a code for discount tickets)
    This week’s Chicago Live! lineup has shaped into a timely gathering of people and organizations working to better Chicago. The just-released film “The Interrupters” is drawing international attention to Chicago’s innovative...
  • Mediators try to make streets a little less mean

    Mediators try to make streets a little less mean
    In its charting of a Chicago epidemic and belief in the power of street-level human empathy, the superb documentary "The Interrupters" comes to us at a time when the notion of conflict resolution has been sidelined utterly on the national political level....
  • Friday, September 2, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m.  Greg Jarrett gets an update on Libya from a resident of Tripoli.  6:39 a.m.  Glen Kozlowski tells Greg Jarrett if the Bears on the right rack after last night's final exhibition game.  6:49 a.m.  Chicago...
  • A good movie, and a bad one, packed into one Movies section

    A good movie, and a bad one, packed into one Movies section
    Friday's movie reviews run the quality gamut, with "Higher Ground" receiving three-and-a-half stars and "A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy" getting zero stars. So I trucked over to Movies Critic Michael Phillips' cubicle to ask him about it. First, about the...
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Greg Jarrett 6:39 a.m.  Greg Jarrett will go inside the White House where ABC’s Ann Compton has the latest on what we can anticipate hearing tonight from President Obama. 7:09 a.m.  Dick Coffman, who is a former CIA agent whom...