| 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,...
| 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...
| 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&...
| 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...