| Oct 16, 2011
The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In "Snitch," a thriller set in the dangerous drug world, Dwayne Johnson plays a father who goes to work as a drug informant to free his jailed son.
The PG-13 film from Participant Media features a street fight, a car chase and a gun battle — high-...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Dining editor Lisa Arnett may have reviewed the ground-breaking restaurant "Next" and movie reviewer Matt Pais might get RedEye's first look at "The Hobbit," but, dear readers, this reporter lucked into the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again.
That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Director Marc Forster has done the impossible. He's made an exciting and thoughtful zombie movie for grown-ups. "World War Z" is not the creepfest of the undead you might expect. It really plays out as a medical thriller in the mold of "The Andromeda...
| Jan 23, 2013
When he's on a film set, Ken Gold sees himself as the sole advocate for the health and welfare of one part of the cast that can't speak for itself: the animals.
Gold, who is based in Chicago, has worked for the past 11 years as an American Humane...
| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Its Chicago release date (March 22) is a little more than a month away, but Harmony Korine's upcoming "Spring Breakers" movie has laid some serious groundwork to becoming the greatest film of the year/generation/all-time?
If you haven't heard, the...
| Sep 8, 2011
At the box office this weekend, "Contagion" is expected to be the No. 1 film. "Warrior," about MMA fighting, will have a soft opening while "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" and "Creature" are expected to flop....
| Sep 12, 2011
I haven't seen the new Steven Soderbergh movie, "Contagion," although I must say the commercials are pretty effective. It is fiction; we're all clear on that. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (whose headquarters were employed in the...
| Sep 11, 2011
"Contagion" knocked "The Help" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend. "Warrior," "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" and "Creature," the three other new films that opened this weekend, only sold a modest number of tickets....