| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Robert Downey Jr. helped Marvel's "Avengers" franchise skyrocket to success the instant he suited up as Iron Man in 2008. It's a role he's reprised in three films, with all four earning $3.9 billion in worldwide box office. He spoke to Variety's Ramin...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:58 AM
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a better-than-average Marvel superhero bash, intriguingly plotted and pretty clever in its speculations about 21st-century life for Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, the greatest of the Greatest Generation...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Well, this is awkward. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, bought a house in Malibu for $14 million, then they turned around and announced their "conscious uncoupling."
Uncoupling papers will no doubt eventually...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Beyond its crass practical considerations -- promoting the soon-to-be-released "Captain America" sequel, while giving "Agents of SHIELD" a week off -- ABC's super-synergistic special "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" contains a pretty interesting...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Andy Serkis, the actor who breathed life into the computer-generated characters of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," will make his directorial debut...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Foodies who feasted on "Big Night," "Babette's Feast" and "Eat Drink Man Woman" may flock to "Chef," a lightweight but high-calorie confection in which the actors often run the risk of being upstaged by all manner of scrumptious-looking cuisine. Written...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:26 PM
By the time "Parlour Car" reaches the end of its epic, three-hour anniversary show at Bar Deville in the Ukrainian Village last Thursday, nearly 20 of Chicago's best comics have taken turns slinging their finest jokes to a packed house, bite-size pieces...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Jon Favreau's "Chef" has one goal: to make you want to eat Cuban sandwiches twice a day for the rest of your life. Meat-eating moviegoers of all palates will have a difficult time controlling their drool, thanks to writer-director-star Favreau's close-ups...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Hollywood loves all things baseball. Disney continues the tradition with a light-hearted look at a true-life sideshow of the national pastime. The studio serves up a big fat 3-and-0 pitch down the middle of the plate in "Million Dollar Arm."