| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:17 AM
No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way.
NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee are the latest celebrities to be added to the star-studded lineup of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood March 26-29.
Hoffman will participate in an extended discussion with Alec...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:01 AM
The Tribeca Film Festival is catching "Saturday Night Live" fever for this year's opening night.
The New York film confab will kick off its 2015 gathering on April 15 with "Live From New York!," nonfiction filmmaker Bao Nguyen's look at the long-running...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Jamie Dornan is Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele in this much anticipated adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling novel about steamy sex, bondage, submission and other creative things that a businessman and a college student can...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 10:12 AM
Actors Alec Baldwin, Alfre Woodard and hip-hop composer Ali Shaheed Muhammad will take the stage of the Black Ensemble Theater to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Louder Than A Bomb, the annual youth poetry festival put on by Young Chicago Authors, it...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:22 AM
After winning almost every major acting award this season so far, Julianne Moore is all but guaranteed an Oscar for her role in "Still Alice" – and for very good reason. The title character is a middle-aged wife, mother and linguistics professor who...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:00 PM
3 stars (out of four)
Moments of devastating, intense emotion shouldn’t be accentuated with strings. Life doesn’t have a score, and trauma is not an opportunity for violins to show off. This is obvious.
While it’s nowhere near as...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:34 PM
Julianne Moore has won the Golden Globe for actress in a motion picture drama for her performance in “Still Alice.”
"Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!," said Moore, 54, as she received the award Sunday night during a ceremony at the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!"
That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958.
I WAS reminded of...