| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
About six months ago, “Philomena” star Steve Coogan—the hilarious English actor perhaps best known in America for his roles in “Tropic Thunder” and “The Other Guys”—shot a pilot called “Doubt” in...
| 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...
| 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 11, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The forecast this weekend calls for thunderstorms, but even if the weatherman -- or the Weather.com iPhone app -- is correct, there's still plenty to do. Here are 32 fun and weather-proof events happening this weekend around the state.
| 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...