| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:41 PM
"Stoker" is utterly fascinating -- about what we'd expect from the American debut of Korean director Park Chan-wook, whose 2003 "Oldboy" was one of the most extraordinary films of the millennium so far. Even those who found the subject and gore of “...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Viola Davis has won two Tony Awards for her Juilliard-trained stage work in the August Wilson plays "King Hedley II" and "Fences." She has been Oscar-nominated twice, first for a supporting role in "Doubt," more recently for a much larger role, in "The...
| Jul 11, 2012
What do Andy Warhol, Howard Hughes and Woody Allen have in common with Chicago drive-time disc jockey Roe Conn?
They all are — or were — hypochondriacs. But they're not alone. Due to our increased access to medical information, we are...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Sei Fujii spent most of his life fighting for the civil rights of Japanese Americans. This weekend, he'll return to Huntington Beach to help preserve part of their immigrant history.
It won't be the real Fujii, who passed away in 1954. But even in...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Darth Vader and a squadron of more than a dozen Imperial soldiers and Stormtroopers stroll into Chicago's Adler Planetarium on a Thursday night and gather around a large-scale model of the Earth as if planning to attack it with their superweapon the Death...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If comic book characters are a driving force in Hollywood, it's worth noting that Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic characters of the last 70 years, has yet to star in her own live-action movie.
She hasn't been completely ignored. Two years ago,...
| Feb 28, 2013
A young woman's reddish-brown hair, in close-up, dissolves into an overhead shot of wild reeds, eased this way and that by the wind. "Stoker" would be nothing without such flourishes. The film swims in them, and cares little for conventional narrative...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
One of Hollywood's most powerful producers has found a new studio home. Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin has signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures that gives the studio right of first refusal on all of his projects in exchange for......