| Feb 21, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until this week, I had...
| Mar 20, 2013
Founder Yvonne MacCormick Lyons says the Women's International Film Festival combats being "categorized as chick flicks" by screening films in various genres. But for the first time, the WIFF will include a fright night.
Three female-directed horror...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:15 AM
It's been said no one purposely sets out to make a bad movie. But in the case of the grade-Z horror comedy "Dead Before Dawn 3D," that assertion is up for debate. Directed with sledgehammer finesse by April Mullen from Tim Doiron's cartoonish script (they...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Kevin Hart is filming another movie in Los Angeles — with the help of a nearly $3-million state tax break.
The diminutive, fast-talking comedian and actor is starring in a comedy from Screen Gems and Miramax called "The Wedding Ringer," which...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues.
With its Gothic...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films).
| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 AM
Here's what's on our mind this weekend: Low-budget movies, cheap drinks, free music, Ben Taylor, Mike Piazza and two leading curators of the cultural drift: Augusten Burroughs and KRS-One.
SWEDE ME, BABY
Organizers of the second annual South Florida...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:57 PM
At age 52, Lea Thompson isn’t looking back, nor does she spend time worrying about the future. She’s happy right where she is, with a diverse acting resume, a new movie to tout and two ambitious daughters (actress Zoey and Madelyn, a musician)...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Stretch limos, tuxedos, sequins and bouquets of Kleenex were the order of the evening at Friday’s red-carpet opening of the 28th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Among the most glittery of Hollywood glitterati were...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:46 AM
I was in 7th grade when "The Breakfast Club" opened in theaters, and I distinctly remember thinking the movie was totally right about everything. I wasn't in high school yet (and that was surely one of movie's allures; a peek in a world I would soon...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 12:51 PM
I dropped in on one of Universal Studios' technical rehearsals for its upcoming lagoon show called "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories."
The show officially debuts May 8 (along with Universal's Superstar Parade), but there...