| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:28 AM
In the best actress category, all five women nominated return as familiar faces to Oscar voters -- all having braved the Hollywood and Highland red carpet as Academy Awards nominees in years past, some hailed as winners.
On Thursday, the academy chose...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Amy Adams is scrolling through pictures on her mobile phone, looking for a selfie she sent fiancé Darren Le Gallo while making "American Hustle."
"There," she says, handing the phone off. On screen is a picture of Adams, without makeup, her eyes as...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
We watch these big-budget, big-star feature films time and again, and we learn to appreciate the actors and recognize them as Hollywood’s most famous stars. Sometimes we’re such fans that we see movies just because of them.
Brad Pitt. Will...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The best actress category went largely as expected when the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced Wednesday. The category is heavy on veterans, with a mix of prior nominees and winners, and looks to include the names likely to be mentioned...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 12:05 PM
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Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with this heartwarming dramedy, an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play about a retirement home for accomplished musicians....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:55 AM
The Aquabats are a band from Southern California who dress as superheroes and are also the stars of their own television series. In "The Aquabats! Super Show!," which airs Saturday mornings on the Hub, they travel about in their Battle Tram to play...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:42 PM
"R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)"
Karel Capek's 1920 play introduced the word "robot" to the world, but productions in the cyber age remain relatively rare. Strangeloop Theatre's take, directed by Brad Gunter, has many moments of sly wit that...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The stars of “Divergent” took a break from factional feuding in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film currently shooting in Chicago to have dinner together Sunday at Girl and the Goat in the West Loop.
Shailene Woodley, whose character leaves the...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Silent slapstick filmmaker Mack Sennett moved to Los Angeles in 1913, setting up shop in what is now Echo Park, and began to make short movies starring an upstart comedian named Charlie Chaplin.
Three years later, he built a set of soundstages to make...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:16 PM
More than halfway through this as yet mediocre year, "Stoker," the English-language debut of Korean director Park Chan-wook — whose masterpiece, "Oldboy," has been remade by Spike Lee for release this fall — remains one of the two or three...