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  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family movie?" he recalled when we spoke last week, "or do I want to go for something a little more grounded in the real world and a little more serious?"
  • 'The Hunger Games' adaptation hits the target ✭✭✭

    'The Hunger Games' adaptation hits the target ✭✭✭
    The hypocrisy at the heart of "The Hunger Games" is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed "awesome" by, among others, my 5th grade son, indicts violence and organized brutality as tools of mass-audience manipulation. Yet...

    M. Night Shyamalan had a sense about 'Airbender': 'This would make a killer movie'

     
    Rachel Abramowitz memorably wrote about M. Night Shyamalan in 2008 when he revealed quite a lot about the liberating power of, well, failure. Now she spoke with him again for this Hero Complex update on the filmmaker's upcoming film "The...

    'Percy Jackson's' Erica Cerra is a goddess, and a deputy

     
    Erica Cerra is billed as the hottest woman on Syfy -- Deputy Jo Lupo on the series "Eureka" -- and now she'll be playing an actual goddess (Hera) in the movie "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." We...

    Uma Thurman and her hissing hair

     
    Here's a look at Uma Thurman in the role of Medusa in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," which hits theaters Feb. 12 with aspirations of knocking "Avatar" out of that top spot at the box office. And...