| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Tim Burton has watched plenty of world-class actors while directing 15 feature films, but he sensed there was “something really ......
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Twenty-five years ago, a summer release from a costume designer-turned-director was moving the needle on vampire movies, forever altering how ......
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Two months ago, Seth Grahame-Smith looked like he would be the breakout star of a crowded summer movie season. The ......
| May 21, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Globally minded Hollywood studios are muting elements that might be considered too American. But Prestige filmmakers working outside the studio system — including several from other countries — are doubling down on the red, white and blue....
| Jul 8, 2012
| 2:54 PM
The Christian Bale era of Batman is closing strong, but the Andrew Garfield era ofSpider-Man has opened bigger.
The Amazing Spider-Man added a $65 million Friday-Sunday haul to its mid-week launch for an estimated six-day total of $140 million, miles...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:18 PM
The title tells it like it is ... at least in the case of this Tim Burton-produced fantasy, about as big a revision of history as there could be. The story traces the supposed pursuits of one of America's most legendary presidents (played by Benjamin...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
In a city where you can cruise down Lincoln Avenue for a bite at the Lincoln Restaurant (paying the check with currency featuring a picture of you know who), then go shopping in Lincoln Park before meeting a friend in Lincoln Square, it's impossible for...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Opening this week, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is the latest screen incarnation of the 16th U.S. president's life, in this case the final few months of that substantial life, with the Civil War near the end and the passage of the 13th Amendment...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Anne Rice hasn’t written about vampires in almost a decade.
But for many fans, she remains the authority on the undead. So when she made an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a gathering of comic, fantasy and science fiction...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:40 AM
The Dictator” does for “Sacha Baron Cohen” what “The Love Guru” did for Mike Myers: Reveal that this sharp, revered comedian with an uncanny ear for absurdist humor is a mere mortal...
| Oct 16, 2012
To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk.
“I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...