| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jan 2, 2012
U.S. release: Dec. 16
Ethan Longstreet (Eliot Berger), age 11, has formed a gang at his Brooklyn school but has excluded classmate Zachary Cowan (Elvis Polanski), also age 11. When Zachary confronts him, Ethan...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 5:58 PM
When it comes to Disney CG features, there’s a lot of buzz about next weekend’s release of “Cars 2.” But the return of Lightning McQueen isn’t the only computer-generated flick being discussed by Disney studios.
| Feb 29, 2012
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim previously starred in the Cartoon Network series “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” Viewers who walked out of the Sundance screening of the pair’s first movie, “Tim and Eric’s Billion...
| Mar 1, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
When “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” isn’t funny, it’s really not funny. Like, Eric-sitting-in-a-tub-while-boys-fill-it-with-poop not funny.
When it’s funny, it’s terrifically deranged&...
| Jul 1, 2011
"Terri," starring newcomer Jacob Wysocki and John C. Reilly, is a lovely lyrical ode to high school misfits and the adults they grow into.
Director Azazel Jacobs and screenwriter Patrick deWitt, who shaped the script from a series of deWitt's short...
| Jul 1, 2011
Actor Creed Bratton (who stars in The Office) is starring in a new movie Terri.
A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Terri, is a moving and often funny film about the relationship between Terri (Jacob Wysocki), an oversized teen misfit and the loquacious...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:44 PM
John C. Reilly was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Chicago” and appeared in the critically acclaimed films “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “Boogie Nights.” And yet, most...
| Sep 21, 2012
It's a press day for Keith Morris, frontman for the punk supergroup Off!, and the interviews are bumping against each other like elbows to rib cages in the pit at one of his shows.
"I'm doing, like, three interviews today. And the guy that set up the...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen's central shtick — semi-documentary episodes in which he entraps real people — has always, by its nature, had a built-in self-destruct mechanism. The more famous he becomes, the less likely that anyone will fall for his...
| Oct 18, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.”
This thriller plays like...