| Apr 18, 2015
Ray Park has gotten to be in some high-profile projects. Snake Eyes in “G.I. Joe.” Toad in the “X-Men” films. […]...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:35 AM
Benson Lee's romantic teen comedy "Seoul Searching" and MTV's self-referential slasher series "Scream" will be featured as gala screenings at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, organizer Film Independent announced Tuesday.
Starring Justin Chon and...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:35 AM
This is a thin week for new DVD releases. But, thin is OK when what is available April 14 is so good. Among the releases are those that will make you turn on a night light and test your legal knowledge.
"The Babadook," Grade A-: Director Jennifer Kent...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:54 PM
When you grow up as Maz Jobrani did, as one of the few Iranian American kids in the rich Bay Area town of Tiburon, a kid embarrassed when his dad drove him to school in a Rolls-Royce instead of a Volvo like the other parents — comedy might come...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:09 PM
When you've taught as long as Fumio Demura, you get elaborate anniversary parties. And distinguished guests.
The 76-year-old karate master, who runs the Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai International dojo across the street from Santa Ana College, will...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Dramas with unlikely performers and documentaries about unexpected subjects dot the 2015 Sundance lineup -- including a Sarah Silverman film about an addict mother and nonfiction looks at subjects as diverse as Mexican drug cartels and the amateur porn...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After bidding by multiple outlets, the new TV series rendition of "In the Heat of the Night" from Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield and MGM TV has landed at Showtime.
The pay cabler has commissioned multiple scripts with an eye toward a straight-to-...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The board of directors at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company engaged earlier this month in the kind of image management one associates more with politicians and major corporations than a nonprofit Chicago theater with roots in rough-hewn theatrical daring....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Before playwright Lydia Diamond went to Broadway in 2011 with "Stick Fly," her compelling and witty story of a wealthy black family on Martha's Vineyard confronting secrets and prejudices, she honed her voice in small theaters in Chicago. ("Stick Fly" got...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...