| Jan 13, 2012
Staring down the prospect of a three-day weekend with way too many film choices? Never fear, I'll narrow it down for you! Below are my personal picks of what's playing in Lakeview: At Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark): “Carnage”:...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:59 PM
OK, this has to be a first. A video game is being made out of a movie about a video game.
“Wreck-It Ralph” is a future Disney animated flick set for a fall release, and already this week comes news that a “Wreck-It Ralph” video...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| May 8, 2011
There's a pig. And it's wearing a Donald Trump wig.
It's a hectic Wednesday afternoon at the Hollywood offices of the comedy website-turned-digital entertainment studio Funny or Die. The company just celebrated its fourth birthday, and there's a national...
| 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.
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The stars of television's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job" get a bigger budget - and more of the same complications - with this comedy.
They quickly manage to make waste of the funds they were given to film a movie, then see a way to make it back...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Structurally, Roman Polanski's “Carnage” hearkens back to his first feature, “Knife in the Water” (1962). “When a handful of people are stuck in a confined space, the layers of civilized social convention are peeled away,...