| Aug 22, 2011
| 8:51 PM
"Fast Five" co-stars Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster will appear at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet September 16.
"Fast Five" is sponsoring the race -- dubbed the "Fast Five 225" -- in honor of the film's...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 1:39 PM
A decade after it began, the "Fast and the Furious" franchise still has plenty of life left, as indicated by the huge box-office success of this fifth chapter. It reinvents the series to be as much crime caper as racing saga, with Dom (Vin Diesel),...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:50 AM
It can’t be easy for an artist to perform at a sporting event. The audience is there to watch sports, not to sing along to a top 40 song. And it doesn’t help that the crowd often comes ready to boo — whether it’s directed at the...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Some might have thought “Fast Five” would be the last film in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise — four sequels is a lot, even by current Hollywood standards — but Tyrese Gibson claimed he knew better.
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:15 AM
TNT scored a success with this revival - rather than remake - of the popular serial about the oil-rich Ewing family of the Texas ranch Southfork. One of the chief delights here was the return of the since-deceased Larry Hagman as ever-wily J.R. Ewing, and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:21 AM
Whatever you thought of the original "Dallas" on CBS, you have to admit it spoke to its times like few other pop culture artifacts of the 1980s.
In the Reagan era with its celebration of McMansions, corporations and de-regulated savings & loan...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing doesn't show up until nearly 15 minutes into the premiere of TNT's "Dallas" update, but when he does, oh boy.
"Bobby was always a fool," the irritable oil baron says of his brother (Patrick Duffy), with whom he has feuded all...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:15 PM
When the rebooted "Dallas" debuted last year, TNT talked a lot about how the new generation of Ewings were at the center of the story. It was a good spin to get young viewers, but the Ewing kids had nothing on scheming oilman J.R. Ewing.
And the 20-...
| Apr 17, 2011
"Fast Five," the new movie in "The Fast and the Furious" street-racing franchise, premiered in Rio de Janeiro the same day the movie "Rio" opened in the U.S. "Fast Five" stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and more hit the...
| Apr 28, 2011
Absurdly long, absurdly over the top and absurdly absurd, “Five Five” — the fifth movie in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, still manages to be more fun than any movie with its outrageous carbon footprint has any right...