| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Unlike Gen. Douglas MacArthur's old soldiers, old con men neither die nor fade away: They either resurface with new scams or relive their old ones in the pages of glossy magazines.
Say hello (again) to Barry Minkow and Dana Giacchetto.
Minkow, now 48,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:17 PM
It turns out even Superman loves Sunday Funday.
“Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill had lunch with MMA fighter and actress Gina Carano Sunday at Jack’s On Halsted in the Lakeview East neighborhood and returned later on that day for a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:39 AM
How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good.
Here are 10...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The “Man of Steel” sequel known to fans as Batman vs. Superman is tentatively scheduled to film just outside of Yorkville on Route 126 in the fall, according to Illinois Film Office director Betsy Steinberg. The untitled movie stars Henry...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Late on a Friday afternoon in early spring, inside a cavernous soundstage on the Warner Bros. studio lot, Pete Holmes stood in the dark. He had finished the monologue of his talk show and introduced the latest video comedy sketch he made with his...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The film director and movie star Ben Affleck, soon to be featured as Hollywood's next Batman, did the gambling world a favor last week by placing professional blackjack back in the news. He did so by counting cards at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas and...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Shock came first on hearing the news Monday that the master comic mind we knew as Robin Williams was dead at 63, apparently overwhelmed by the kind of despair that he lightened for so many of the rest of us.
Next, as though he was orchestrating my...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Ten years after making it to the finals of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's "Project Greenlight," Chicago filmmaker Duane Edwards has lined up his first feature film project, slated to begin shooting locally this fall.
The script, by Frederick Mensch, is...
| Oct 15, 2014
After decades of Batman and Superman movies, sequels, reboots and spinoffs, Wonder Woman is finally getting a turn in the […]...
| Oct 15, 2014
Wonder Woman is getting her own movie. “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” actress Gal Gadot will star in the […]...
| Oct 13, 2014
Though the streets in the hit TV drama “Gotham” are infested with hoodlums, hooligans and malefactors, one man stands at […]...