| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The apparent suicide of filmmaker Tony Scott sparked a number of Hollywood collaborators and admirers to take to Twitter on Sunday night to express their grief over the death of the director of such movies as "Top Gun." Scott, brother of Ridley Scott,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Elijah Wood doesn't think he's much like Ryan, the character he plays on the FX comedy "Wilfred"--at least he hopes not.
"Ryan's really struggling most of the time and is constantly questioning himself and the world around him and is not always in the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:29 AM
"Falling Skies"will invade San Diego Comic Con on July 13, the latest TV series to announce a panel at the giant fan event July 11-15. Last year more than 100 TV shows were represented at SDCC, and this year's list is growing larger every day.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:42 AM
The 2012 Emmy nominations are in the books and my first-blush reactions are mixed. Some surprises left me smiling while I was scratching my head about a few perennial nominations. And of course I have to bitch about them all. So here's a quick list of the...
| Dec 13, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
After the 12 endings that wrapped up 2003’s Best Picture-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Peter Jackson could have parted with J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations and gone out on top.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," "The Social Network") co-wrote and stars in this very engaging tale of a couple trying to move on with their lives after divorcing. Andy Samberg plays the other half, and the ex-partners find themselves very much...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
I wasn't familiar with Jim Jeffries' standup before popping in my screener of his new comedy, "Legit" (9:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; 3.5 star out of 4). Now I want to check it out.
"Legit" is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny. Aussie...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:29 AM
After his huge success with the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, director Peter Jackson returns to writer J.R.R. Tolkien's territory with this epic-sized start to a three-film prequel. Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, swept into a quest by dwarves to...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It's hard to take a place seriously that bills itself as “the hoppiest place on Earth.”
But when it comes to keeping my preteen daughters happy, entertained and out of prison, I'll take anything seriously.
I am all about high culture and...
| Nov 24, 2011
The Three Stooges, a Gary Cooper double bill and a tribute to Japan’s Studio Ghibli are among the Thanksgiving week film offerings....