| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:14 AM
Goodbye Smallville. Hello Metropolis.
The filming of the new Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," left Plano after 14 days of shooting in the Western suburb and is expected to film in Chicago Wednesday through September 17.
According to signs hanging on...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:50 AM
They didn’t hit Chicago’s trendiest nightclubs nearly as often as Michael Bay did while directing “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” but the stars of the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” weren’t locking themselves up...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Ancient battles - souped up with 3-D special effects (for screens so equipped) - provide the thrust of director Tarsem Singh's ("The Cell") adventure.
Henry Cavill, who will be the next Superman (in the forthcoming "Man of Steel"), plays a hero who leads...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:30 PM
Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century.
Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:11 AM
If your father is played by Bruce Willis, and he's supposedly a worker drone, chances are good he's keeping some big secrets. That's what the character played by the screen's soon-to-be Superman, Henry Cavill, finds out in this well-cast but too-...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:17 AM
You don't have to look very hard in Plano to find traces of the Superman reboot that filmed in the western suburb last summer. Plano, which doubled as the fictional town of Smallville in the upcoming “Man of Steel,” has yet to take down the...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:22 AM
They're commanding, confident.
Well-coiffed. Their jaw lines are sturdy, anvil-shaped; their chins, cleft. They could stand on wedding cakes. They could date Barbie. They look presidential. Alongside their calm, straightforward charms, the world appears...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:07 PM
On what is traditionally the slowest moviegoing weekend of the year, only one film has a shot at crossing the lowly $10-million mark at the box office.
"The Possession," the horror picture that was No. 1 at the multiplex over the "EVFES000025">Labor...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Not even the Sexiest Man Alive could lure moviegoers to the box office this weekend.
On the the slowest weekend at the multiplex thus far this year, "The Words," a new film starring Bradley Cooper -- deemed by People magazine to be the most attractive...
| Oct 17, 2012
In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society.
“I think any honest celebrity would see...
| Jul 8, 2012
BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City sure doesn't look like much. The "skyline" begins to emerge over the horizon in the rolling green farmlands about 50 miles north of London, but there are no gothic spires or granite...