| 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...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:22 AM
*** (out of four)
Small-town Wisconsin insurance salesman Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) takes his first-ever plane ride to an annual conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he’s expected to maintain his company’s status as a Two-Diamond award-winner....
| Mar 6, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Grebe's garden is filling up - with weeds. It's been way too hot to get out there and carefully pluck and pull.
On the other hand, the tomatoes are growing and there is plenty of green fruit on the vine. Now on to the...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:11 PM
"The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space.
The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...
| Jan 26, 2012
** (out of four)
Just to be clear: The full title isn’t “We Need To Talk About Kevin … Because His Grades Are Wonderful!”
At all times—as a baby, an elementary schooler and a teenager—Kevin (played in his teen...
| 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...