| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:27 AM
After earning an Oscar nomination when she left Las Vegas, Elisabeth Shue is returning as that city's newest forensic sleuth.
Fictionally, that is. Known not only for "Leaving Las Vegas" but such other movies as the original "Karate Kid," "Adventures...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Elisabeth Shue of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' on CBS
Q: What do you think about your new alter ego on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" so far?
A: The thing I'm starting to learn, and I'm enjoying, is that this is almost a character I've never...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Say the last time you walked out during a movie was 20 years ago, and say that movie you could no longer put up with was an interminable comedy named "The Super." Joe Pesci plays a slumlord, ordered by a court to live in one of his own questionable...
| Nov 20, 2011
Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:31 AM
If you don't think it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Turner Classic Movies is ready to take care of that.
Many clips from favorite holiday films are compiled, along with related interviews, in "Merry Christmas!" -- a new episode of the...
| Aug 1, 2012
Actor a favorite of Peckinpah
R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:51 PM
With its founder Michael Kutza nearing his half-century mark as leader, the Chicago International Film Festival announced its 48th edition slate Thursday. Heavily concentrated, as it has been in recent years, at the downtown AMC River East 21 multiplex,...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:58 AM
Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far.
The titles range from "All Quiet on the...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:55 PM
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:49 AM
"Flight" is exciting — terrific, really — because in addition to the sophisticated storytelling techniques by which it keeps us hooked, it doesn't drag audience sympathies around by the nose, telling us what to think or how to judge the...