| Apr 15, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Chloe Grace Moretz arrives at AMC River East 21 theater for the Chicago premiere of "Kick-Ass" on April 15, 2010 (Chris Salata/for the Chicago Tribune) Chloe Grace Moretz did about six months of training to play the pint-sized assassin âHit Girlâ in...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 12:59 PM
One of the best-reviewed movies of the year, and certainly one of the most challenging, writer-director Christopher Nolan's strikingly visual melodrama plays liberally with reality and illusion. Leonardo DiCaprio has one of his best roles to date as a...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 7:02 AM
A story by "The Sixth Sense" mentor M. Night Shyamalan fuels this relatively OK melodrama of several people trapped in an elevator ... the catch being that one of them is Satan, meaning that things really get too close for comfort for the other four...
| Aug 8, 2010
Everybody has an opinion about "Inception," and mine comes in the form of a question: Why are the movie's architectural settings, for the most part, so hackneyed?
Christopher Nolan's hyper-complex psychological thriller doesn't just make architecture a...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:05 PM
The film festival in the lovely city of Toronto, under whose cloudy skies we've just arrived, is especially good at showcasing, and sorting, the high-profile awards titles we'll be bombarded with throughout the fall. We'll have a complete list of the...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt counters his clean-cut image in""Inception" and "(500) Days of Summer" with his title portrayal of a malcontent known to create trouble.
He becomes a surprising influence on a father and son (Rainn Wilson, Devin Brochu) reeling...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Ever since "China Beach," Dana Delany has been one of television's most enduring actresses ... and she has reconfirmed her staying power with her current ABC mystery show, which immediately became one of last season's highest-rated new shows despite...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Maybe "New Girl" could have been made without Zooey Deschanel, but it's hard to imagine.
Virtually no other current performer so perfectly embodies the kooky, endearing quality required by the Fox sitcom that debuts Tuesday, Sept. 20.
"I would like to...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:14 PM
A comedy about cancer isn't easy, but writer Will Reiser and co-star/co-producer Seth Rogen draw from personal experience to give "50/50" that rare blend of raw humor and emotion without artifice.
There are no wrong notes in this movie.
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:08 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt builds on his successes in "(500) Days of Summer" and "Inception" via his intriguing teamwork with Seth Rogen in this comedy-drama, which writer Will Reiser based on his own bout with cancer.
Gordon-Levitt plays a patient whose...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:36 AM
Missy Peregrym has done other series, but she's glad to know a sizable audience is awaiting the return of her latest one.
Previously seen on "Reaper" and "Heroes," the model-turned-actress is back as novice cop Andy McNally as the drama "Rookie Blue"...