| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:24 PM
It's a big week for Melissa McCarthy, since in addition to her "Bridesmaids" performance, her Emmy-nominated work in this CBS sitcom also hits home video.
The actress graduated from supporting player ("Gilmore Girls") to star as the female half of a...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:53 AM
"The Sapphires," which opens Friday, is the crowd-pleasing, based-on-actual-people story of four young Aboriginal women who team up with a male Irish manager and perform for American troops in Vietnam, so it's covering its bases internationally.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam.
Already, many have seen it and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
| 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...
| 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 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Jennifer Westfeldt reprises her acting and writing skills from "Kissing Jessica Stein," adding directing this time, in this enjoyable comedy. She and Adam Scott play two friends who decide to see if they can handle parenthood without an emotional...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Big-budget tent poles dominated the international box office this weekend, but there was one country that Spider-Man and the prehistoric "Ice Age" mammals couldn't conquer: Australia.
Down Under, the potty-mouthed "Ted" ruled the multiplex, grossing a...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Disney managers invested $250 million to make"John Carter,"the next blockbuster of fantasy adventure films.
They borrowed major elements from other hit movies. They spent serious money to illustrate the exploits on screen with riveting special effects....
| 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...