| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Jan 17, 2013
Last fall, Al Pacino reportedly considered playing Joe Paterno on the big screen. Now, according to the entertainment website Deadline.com, Pacino will reteam with his 'Scarface' director for the film. Deadline reports that Pacino and director Brian De...
| Jan 18, 2013
Family legend has it that my dad took my mom to the movies at the shore one time to see "Face/Off." This was a bad idea. She thought the movie would be about hockey. When she realized it was about......
| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:55 PM
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” gallops into theaters almost exactly on schedule — its predecessors came out in 1996, 2000 and 2006 — and (more importantly) just in time to rescue Tom Cruise's flagging box-office...
| Feb 9, 2012
Aunque el nombre de Luis Guzmán no resulta muy conocido para muchos, lo cierto es que el actor boricua ha estado escalando posiciones en la escena de Hollywood durante los últimos 30 años.
Durante mucho tiempo Guzmán fue contratado para hacer papeles...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
For two decades, Mengers was one of...
| Sep 10, 2011
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of.
With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Jan 27, 2011
The iconic filmmaker Brian DePalma will try to end a long, lean stretch with a remake of the French film “Crime d'amour.” The original film starred Ludivine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas (speaking French, naturalmente). DePalma, now 70,...