| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Some reasons “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a stupid name for a movie:
—After the awful season we just had, all Chicagoans deserve to be called Winter Soldiers.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The first thing to know about "Need for Speed" is this: It's no "Fast & Furious."
In trying for the vicarious varoom of the street-racing video game that inspired it, and no doubt dreaming of "Fast" success, "Speed" clocks in at a long two-plus hours...
| Mar 20, 2014
“Star Wars: Episode VII,” “Maleficent” and the next three films from comic book movie giant Marvel all will receive the […]...
| Mar 13, 2014
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and more stars of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” are expected to walk […]...
| Feb 6, 2014
What do you get when you cross a barb-tailed fish with a venomous spider? At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, it means you get a supercar with looks that could kill ??? and performance to match ??? that's fit for......
| Jul 26, 2014
Marvel head of television Jeph Loeb might not have been able to shed much light on the future plot lines […]...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
In the summer of 2011 I got to know one of the greatest little drive-ins in the world, 160 miles southwest of Chicago: the Galva Autovue. Nothing elaborate. Just two outdoor screens planted where a cornfield used to be, surrounded by cornfields. But on...
| Feb 28, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
After countless identical Jason Statham movies, the rugged, ground-level toughness of British actioner “The Sweeney” comes as a breath of fresh, brutal air. “We’re the Sweeney, [bleep]head. You’re nicked,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If you're a fan of Marvel Comics superheroes, here's a little piece of heaven ... six of the live-action feature films featuring the characters, several of them also in 3-D versions, packaged together in a Blu-ray box along with a new bonus disc titled...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Though Robert Redford may be the very platonic ideal of a movie star -- a matinee idol from films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "The Electric Horseman" and "Out of Africa" -- he has of late been involved...