| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Old favorites return to the multiplex in July. Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon are back. So, too, are Hercules and the furry stars from the "Planet of the Apes" franchise.
Release date: July 2...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Prior to this year’s Cannes Film Festival the director Bennett Miller asserted himself as a major, stealthy talent attuned to minor-key, observant portraits of American success stories with an asterisk, a hidden price tag.
Miller followed his...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:29 AM
The apes shall inherit the Earth. That's the gist of an ominous new trailer for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which showcases the growing ape community in the wake of a global pandemic that has decimated the human population.
Directed by Matt Reeves...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:24 AM
There's a whole world of tween-centric shows populating the cable TV space that rarely get discussed when adults in media talk about the current golden age of TV. But Jimmy Fallon and his "Tonight Show" writers clearly plumbed those depths for Tuesday...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" helmer Tomas Alfredson will direct an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel "The Snowman" for Working Title Films and Universal.
Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup. The film...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Kevin Spacey, who is a pro at playing slithery characters, could be making his first villainous turn in a video game, namely Activision's blockbuster "Call of Duty" franchise.
A short audio clip made the rounds online this week, in which Spacey can be...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:05 PM
In the 27 years since "RoboCop" first rocked the movie world, much has happened and apparently the filmmakers behind this year's remake didn't get the memo. A straight-up old-school bot-man morph isn't quite so spectacular with "Transformers,"...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
After my “RoboCop” screening, one moviegoer commented that he preferred the remake to the 1987 original. That makes two of us.
Where its lighter yet more violent predecessor let straightforward revenge dominate the story,...