| 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...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The silent was golden Thursday evening at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association with the black-and-white ode to silent film "The Artist" winning best picture, best director for Michel...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Two new movies are out about growing up and finding acceptance — a broad comedy ("Pitch Perfect") and moving drama ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower").
"Pitch Perfect" mixes gleeful musical numbers with raunchy campus antics. Freshman Becca (Anna...
| May 1, 2012
The nominees have been announced for the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards and "Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" are in the top with eight nominations apiece including Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance and Best Cast.
"21 Jump Street" and "Harry...
| Sep 6, 2012
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Pretend for a moment that “Bridesmaids” never existed. You’d totally go for a hilarious comedy about bridesmaids, right?
OK, now remember that “Bridesmaids” existed. Guess what: “Bachelorette&...
| Aug 31, 2012
One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life."
Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
| Sep 6, 2012
You could, if you wanted, sit in a dark theater and simply check off the similarities between the blockbuster "Bridesmaids" and this fall's "Bridesmaids" knockoff, titled "Bachelorette."
Female bodily function jokes? Check. Inappropriate come-ons on an...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:36 PM
In the dark animated short "The Watchmaker's Apprentice" (from Chicago filmmaker Julian Grant), the title character narrates his tale in song to an oompah beat. "I once was an apprentice in the clock making trade/and the miser made me work for every penny...
| Jun 4, 2012
Apologies on our absence last week, ladies and gents. One of us was too busy recovering from throwing an epic rager/almost punching a guy in the wang at North Avenue Beach and the other didn't leave the house for three days due to a"Breaking Bad"marathon....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:06 AM
MALIBU, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Malibu High School student who was slapped by a teacher imitating a bit from the movie "Bridesmaids" has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district.
15-year-old 9th grader Dionne Evans is suing the Santa Monica-...