| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
With Focus Features restructuring and shifting its identity toward the mainstream, "Dallas Buyers Club" represents the last Oscar hurrah for the division's James Schamus-led era that gave us great movies such as "The Pianist," "Brokeback Mountain,"...
| Oct 14, 2013
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 14-20 Not too Many Big-name titles debuting this week, but there's still plenty on offer: The Heat Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star in this buddy cop comedy about an uptight FBI agent who must partner with a...
| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:51 AM
***1/2 (out of four)
Single, financially unstable Annie (Kristen Wiig) isn’t exactly a rock in the emotional department (more like paper), but her lifelong friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) considers no one else to be her maid of honor. When another...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:42 AM
Here's what happened. What's happening. And what's gonna' happen. Bulls vs. Miami Heat Playoff Sked (All games televised on TNT)
Game 1: Sun May 15, Heat at Bulls, 7pm
Game 2: Wed May 18, Heat at Bulls, 7:30p...
| May 18, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Sharp and svelte but also funny, Nicole Ari Parker typically hits the screen as put-together characters like Eddie Murphy's ex-wife in "Imagine This." So she leapt at the chance to play Zenobia, the comically confused sportscaster heroine of "35 and...
| May 19, 2011
The results are in: "Bridesmaids," the much-hyped girl-raunch comedy touted as the long-awaited antidote to Judd Apatow's "bromance" phenomenon, opened way bigger than expected at the box office, thereby proving that women can be just as funny —...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:26 PM
Will Ferrell jumps way outside of his goofy screen persona to play an alcoholic at the end of his rope in "Everything Must Go."
The movie opens during a disastrous day that ends with the loss of his job, car, house and marriage in a matter of hours. With...
| May 23, 2011
Americans appear to be growing tired of riding the high seas with Capt. Jack Sparrow, but "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" found box office treasure anyway.
The fourth entry in the Johnny Depp-starring "Pirates" series raked in $256.3...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:42 PM
On New Year's Day, my wife and I saw Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" at the Cinemark at Bella Terra.
For those who haven't seen it yet, it's about a young orphan who lives in a train station in Paris and finds escape through the silent movies that play at the...
| Jan 7, 2012
Much as we like to boast about Chicago's long roster of homegrown comedic talents (insert meaningful nod in the direction of Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert), audiences can sometimes forget how deep the local bench is at any given moment. But then every...