| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:27 AM
"The Last Five Years"
Boy gets goy, boy loses goy, boy writes musical about goy.
All right, yes, Jason Robert Brown has denied in the past that "The Last Five Years," his much-produced chamber musical about a failed marriage between a rising Jewish...
| Aug 21, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
In the immensely authentic, Chicago-made "Drinking Buddies," the chemistry between pals and Revolution Brewing co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Chicago native Jake Johnson of "New Girl") isn't the elephant in the room. It's a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The names are bigger, the flow is smoother, but the voyeuristic aimlessness still prevails in indie stalwart Joe Swanberg's latest film, the breezily charming "Drinking Buddies."
The action — a term used loosely with regards to Swanberg ("Hannah...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Joe Swanberg has long been a director whose films have been more widely talked about than actually seen. He has become controversial for his improvisational style of ultra-low-budget filmmaking, his frank depictions of sexuality and his central position...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:13 AM
TORONTO -- There is something special about seeing director Jason Reitman’s movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. I’ve had the chance twice.
Born in Montreal, he’s a native son of the fest as much as Canada, his family,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Baby Jim or Pam might be real! Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child.
The "Looper" actress, 30, and the genial "Office" alum, 33, have confirmed reports Blunt is pregnant, their rep told Us Weekly and People.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 AM
It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Walt Disney is once again turning to the Brothers Grimm for theatrical inspiration.
The studio that brought the classic Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to the big screen in 1937, said it began production last week on “Into the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
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Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17
Wolverine's tedious origin story having been gotten out of the way in 2009, last summer's sequel gives the fast-healing, claw-wielding mutant more...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Not even a visit from Anna Kendrick last year could keep Hot Doug’s owner Doug Sohn from renaming the fire dog sausage he named after the “Up in the Air” actress. The Anna Kendrick is now the Malin Akerman -- inspired by the “...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...