| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Instead of a crown, Bill Murray wore a hunting cap, but the actor and comedian received a royal welcome at a question and answer session Friday as part of the Toronto Film Festival's "Bill Murray Day" celebration.
Fans flocked into the TIFF Bell...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman came up with the seminal tag line "Coming to Save the World This Summer" for the film's pre-release poster as a way of "focusing that this movie is perhaps larger than you expect."
The quirky horror comedy starring...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Improv hub iO Theater recently moved into new digs in a freshly renovated building in Lincoln Park's Clybourn Corridor.
A celebrity-filled grand opening is slated for this weekend (Aug. 29 & 30) featuring performances from alumni including: "30 Rock"...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:20 AM
In his tepid review of the 1980, filmed-in-South-Florida romp “Caddyshack,” Roger Ebert did not predict its enduring place as a pop-culture touchstone worthy of discussion after two Wednesday screenings closing the Art Cinema at the Crest...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
| Aug 1, 2014
His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers.
| Jun 5, 2014
Fire up your proton packs, “Ghostbusters” fans: The beloved 1984 comedy classic is set to hit theaters once more. To […]...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:35 AM
“Gravity” won the most awards, “12 Years a Slave” won the biggest award, and host Ellen DeGeneres crashed Twitter.
Despite working with material that wasn't particularly sharp, DeGeneres proved that a dry delivery can go a long...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this:
The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:36 PM
HOLLYWOOD — There’s the show, and there’s the show behind the show, and which involves more work or offers more entertainment is debatable.
For instance, Jared Leto’s backstage session after winning the best supporting actor...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The news that Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69 sent many of us scrambling for our web browsers, briefly keeping sadness at bay by remembering a filmmaker, writer and actor who made us laugh -- and then laugh again and again.
What we found was...