| Jul 13, 2011
Kenneth Choi has two high-profile films in the hopper. He portrays Jim Morita, one of the Howling Commandos in the action film "Captain America: The First Avenger." He also has finished shooting the remake of "Red Dawn." A resident of Los Angeles, the 39-...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Starting on Friday, April 13, 2012, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be kicking off at McCormick Place. There will be celebrity guests, movie and television stars, and superstars from the word of comic books in attendance. Of course,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:43 AM
Ever have the fear that somewhere along the line, you let the right one get away? That's the dilemma this mild comedy poses for Anna Faris' character, who's inspired by a magazine article to go back through her romantic past and determine whether she...
| Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98.
Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
A heavy injection of a powerful serum and suddenly short, scrawny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) becomes strapping super-soldier Johnny Pecs-A-Lot. (Well, he’s dubbed Captain America, but he looks like Johnny Pecs-A-Lot.) Anyway, it&...
| Jul 25, 2011
"Captain America: The First Avenger" outmuscled its competition at the box office this weekend, including Harry Potter, and had the most forceful opening of any big-budget superhero movie released this summer.
The 3-D film, which stars Chris Evans as a...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Backward reels the bad guy, pummeled and stunned. Round goes the good guy's granite fist, finishing its gorgeous orbit after connecting with the villain's smirking mug.
Up jump hope and inspiration, fortified by daring fictional heroes on the page and on...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The original "Captain America" comic books were introduced in the 1940s as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific. The story of a scrawny little guy transformed into a super soldier resonated with a worried nation.
Marvel Studios now goes back...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 12:37 PM
The parade of Marvel Comics heroes who got big-screen treatment during the summer wrapped up with this earnest adventure, set during the World War II era the title character originally belonged to. After his "Fantastic Four" rounds as another Marvel-ous...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 5:52 PM
No reason to stay indoors. Here's a look on what's going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Puss in Boots
The Rum Diary
Hoarders (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; A&E)