| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:44 PM
"Contagion" is the latest film about a deadly virus that threatens humankind. It borrows from movies like "Outbreak" and "The Andromeda Strain." But the basic concept goes all the way back to the real Black Death of the Middle Ages.
A healthy person...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...
| Nov 30, 2011
A visitor would expect to see the latest weapons in the battle against heart disease or cancer at the new Rush University Medical Center.
But the hospital — which will give the public a sneak preview Dec. 10 — is also stocked with an...
| Sep 25, 2011
Fear of epidemics is spreading from movie theater to movie theater, with "Contagion" all over the screen. But real-life epidemics have been reported recently as well — measles in Somalia, dengue fever in Pakistan, encephalitis in India. Here are...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Abduction" (PG-13). A teen (Taylor Lautner) discovers the people who raised him aren't his real parents, a revelation that triggers several events and leaves him running for his life. TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.)
| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:13 PM
I used to enjoy poetry. I'd go to spoken word events nonstop, attend theater performances such as HBO's "Def Poetry" tour and read poetry books. Then there came a time when I was bored out of my mind with poems about drugs, suicide, bad relationships...
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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...