| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Running out of kidnapped relatives for Liam Neeson's ex-CIA killing machine to rescue, scribes Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen turn him into a fugitive framed for murder in "Taken 3," a mind-numbing, crash-bang misfire that abandons chic European...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Biopics about American war heroes are a Hollywood tradition going all the way back to Gary Cooper starring as the legendary World War I sharpshooter "Sergeant York" and World War II's highly decorated Audie Murphy playing himself in "To Hell and Back."...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
South Korean filmmakers have long believed that when it comes to depicting North Korea, it's best to use the utmost caution.
Even with South Korea's robust film industry, there have been no notable cases of the North's leadership being depicted in a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:49 AM
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" marks the end of a long journey for Bilbo Baggins — and the end (presumably) of an even longer journey for "Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, who has spent six films in the...
| Dec 31, 2014
The new year is shaping up to be a momentous one for genre entertainment. “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” will reunite […]...
| Jan 4, 2015
Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Taya Kyle still remembers the little things about her late husband, like the way he would downplay his virtues when the couple was out in public.
"I would say something to the people we were with, like how intelligent he was, and he would just wave...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:32 AM
"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," otherwise known as "Night at the Museum 3," rates as more determinedly heartfelt than the first and not as witty as the second (and best). Also, no Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in jodhpurs this time around....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Small budgets and even smaller venues are often part of the fringe theater equation. But what sets Chicago apart from most other theater towns is that our grass-roots scene blossoms with work created by artists who don't view the storefront as just a...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:55 PM
It's hard to go wrong with penguins.
They can be elegant and emotionally engaging in real life, as the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" beautifully captured. They can also be toe-tapping hysterical and wildly musical, as they proved...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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