| 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 6, 2015
| 4:30 AM
There are at least 78 reasons to love ABC's new historical action-adventure "Marvel's Agent Carter," including and especially its star Hayley Atwell. But the biggest draw has got to be the time period.
Seriously, every series featuring a strong female...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:13 AM
“The Taking of Tiger Mountain” stayed atop the Chinese box office for a second week in a row last week, with the war film by director Tsui Hark becoming the first $100-million film of 2015 in the country.
“Tiger,” a 3-D action...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 12, 2014
The first trailer for “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” is out, offering a glimpse of Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo […]...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:02 PM
For this year’s awards season, The Envelope brought together a unique group of actresses, including rising stars breaking through to the next level and established stars breaking out into new roles and challenges, each earning some buzz for their...
| Nov 26, 2014
Wednesday, Nov. 26: "JELLIES"
One of the city's most popular exhibits of the last two years, the Shedd Aquarium's "Jellies" has announced its last call for visitors. The hauntingly beautiful jellyfish will vanish in January, so there's no time like the...
| 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...