| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:40 AM
“The Amazing Spider-Man”: Any lingering notion of a shoegazing Spider-Man trying to make it quietly in the halls of his high school went out the window with the release of the full trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man.”...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:38 PM
“The Amazing Spider-Man” arrives in theaters July 3. We take a look at the trailer and assess the film's ambition and obstacles....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Greta Gerwig's Lola Versus, from Daryl Wein and Whitney star Zoe Lister-Jones, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Jason Segel's The Five-Year Engagement, which also stars Emily Blunt, opens next week after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:30 AM
“What are you people, on dope?!”
This was said by Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and it needs to be said about the critics knocking this lovely French film. And I hate most French films.
Audrey Tautou wooed everyone in Amelie (a...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:53 AM
After three earlier screen successes, the Marvel Comics icon gets a movie reboot from director Marc Webb ("(500) Days of Summer") and star Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") as Peter Parker acquires amazing abilities that help him battle his father'...
| Oct 15, 2012
Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:36 AM
This movie couldn’t have had better timing. Lance Armstrong was stripped of all his Tour de France wins, and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Robin in the latest Batman. And I can’t fault him for wanting the big paycheck in a cheesy chase...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Whatever Lola wants, she doesn’t always get. This flawed character is played perfectly by Greta Gerwig. Her BFF is another indie darling – Hamish Linklater.
I love these two actors, but hated the last movies they appeared in (Battleship for...
| Jun 14, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Does an all-over-the-place character necessitate an all-over-the-place movie?
I don’t think so, though “Lola Versus” almost succeeds in embracing life’s messiness even when the film possesses no more...
| Jun 29, 2012
*** (out of four)
Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy may be only five years dormant, but the thing’s not untouchable. It would be more blasphemous to rejuvenate plenty of other franchises.
Please, don’t give Justin Bieber a...